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‘Boston Chefs’ Names Back Bay’s Best Outdoor Dining

Boston Chefs' list of must-visit Back Bay patio dining.

    'Boston Chefs' Names Back Bay's Best Outdoor Dining
    Back Bay's outdoor dining season is officially (FINALLY) underway. These warm days are fleeting, so Boston Chefs compiled a list of their favorite Back Bay outdoor dining haunts. Bar Boulud's sidewalk patio offers an inviting perch from which to take in the action on Boylston Street over classic and contemporary French fare from Daniel Boulud's award-winning team.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

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Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale

The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 – 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney’s) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member’s Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!

    Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale
    The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 - 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney's) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member's Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Bulbs with Dan

Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 – 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required. Reserve by phone at 401-847-1851.

    Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Dutch Bulbs with Dan
    Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney

Betsy Jenney is a one-woman Newbury Street fashion powerhouse -- and she's got something for every woman.

    Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney
    Betsy Jenney is a One-Woman Newbury Street Fashion Powerhouse - And She's Got Something for Every Woman While department stores loom on Newbury Street, Betsy Jenney can hold her own. With two locations and a treasure trove of noteworthy designers, Betsy makes shopping an efficient and personal experience.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

32 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared their video...

Tickets are now on sale for the BCA Ball and Disco Under the Dome! Get them here while they're hot: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ Video by the ever-amazing Dillon Buss

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    Boston Center for the Arts added a cover video.
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Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Foodscaping

More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don’t have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food. On Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Parkman Room of the Education Building at the Gardens at Elm Bank, garden writer Charlie Nardozzi will talk about some basic garden design techniques, unusual places to grow edibles in your yard, good edible substitutes for common ornamentals and my favorite vegetables, herbs and berries for creating an edible landscape. His book, Foodscaping, will be available for sale and signing.

    Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Foodscaping
    More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don't have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon – Wanderlust

The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.

    Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon - Wanderlust
    The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Coming Attractions: April 22 through May 8– What Will Light Your Fire

Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5.

...by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, May 4 through June 2...

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26.

At Emmanuel Church/Parish Hall, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

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33° at Bell Gallery, List Art Building, Brown University, 64 College Street, Providence, RI, through May 27.

Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, May 5 through July 15...

Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Summer L. Williams. An American Repertory Theater production presented in collaboration with Company One Theatre at Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge, MA, April 26 through May 13.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

At Williams Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: April 22 through May 8- What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film This 17th Annual International Film Series promotes cross-cultural cultural performances as well as ethnic cuisine via Monday screenings of international feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts.
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Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Garden of Margaret Roach

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon. In her own words: “The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.”

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Garden of Margaret Roach
    The Garden Conservancy's Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Seven States Daffodil Show

The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm. Free with admission to the garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org

    Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Seven States Daffodil Show
    The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. This talk by Elisabeth Cary will consider all aspects of growing cut flowers including garden design and the selection of flower varieties that hold up best as cut flowers. You will hear tips on sowing, planting, transplanting, cultivating and preparing flowers for indoor use. Elisabeth Cary was formerly the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She is currently developing Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

    Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden
    Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – African Violet Show

Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1–2pm. Free with admission to the garden.

    Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - African Violet Show
    Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1-2pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings u...

"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings us together to celebrate, support and experience the vibrant arts & culture community that the Boston Center for the Arts supports. The Cyclorama is transformed into a place for your imagination to run where it wants to, and to share in it with a great group of people." —Disco Under the Dome Co-Chair Grant Simpson, Founder, Doors Residential Brokerage & Advisory Sophisticated. Innovative. Kinetic. The BCA Ball is unlike any fundraiser you've attended before. Learn more: http://www.bcaonline.org/bcaball.html


4 days ago

South End Landmark District Commission

18.733 SE             232 West Canton Street Proposed Work: Continuation of application heard on 1/2/2018 regarding re-building the light well at front garden.

18.1025 SE           36 Dwight Street Proposed Work: At front façade replace non-historic garden fence.

18.1127 SE           150 Appleton Street: At front façade garden level, replace 2 aluminum non-historic 2/2 windows with 2/2 wood clad windows. Brick mould to be replaced in kind.

18.1129 SE           138 Chandler Street: At front façade, replace 4 non-historic wood double hung windows with all wood with proper pane configuration (2/2 on full size and 1/1 on side lights)

18.1175 SE           287 Columbus Avenue: Replace existing worn fabric banners with new banners. Hardware to remain unchanged.

18.1141 SE           380 Columbus Avenue: At front façade remove existing non-historic flashing and gutters and replace with copper flashing and gutters.

18.1143 SE           29 Dwight Street: At front façade, reopen and enlarge existing window well, restore existing historic front door...

18.1189 SE           128 Pembroke Street: At front façade, repoint brick and replace trim surrounding dormers in kind.

18.1104 SE           312 Shawmut Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade 5th floor, replace 1 wood window with 2/2 JB Proper Bostonian true divided lite wood window.

18.1128 SE           191 West Canton Street: At front façade 3rd floor, replace 4 non-historic 1/1 aluminum clad double...

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18.1103 SE           163 West Newton Street  Proposed Work: Ratification of unapproved windows installed at front façade.

18.1028 SE           543 Massachusetts Avenue, Unit #5 Proposed Work: At rear façade, connect existing dormers to create one unified dormer above the cornice. (See also Administrative Review work below).

18.1131 SE           155 Warren Avenue Proposed Work: At front façade garden level, lower window sill to bring egress code compliant.

18.1151 SE           13 Concord Square: At front façade 4th Floor, replace 4 non-historic 6/6 wood clad windows with 4 wood clad windows with correct historic pane configuration; (2/2 for the 2 full sized windows and 1/1 for two side windows).

18.1132 SE           30 East Concord Street: Replace the following items in kind: wood panel cladding on penthouse; wood edge of roof, individual damaged slate shingles on mansard roof.  Rebuild existing masonry chimney in kind, paint metal at tops of dormers to match existing.

18.1107 SE           465 Massachusetts Avenue #2: At front façade, second floor, replace 2 non-historic aluminum 2/2 windows with aluminum clad wood windows 2/2. Brick moulds will be replaced in kind.

18.1134 SE           78 Rutland Street: At front façade garden level, replace 2 white 1/1 vinyl windows with 2 new 2/2 wood windows.

18.1177 SE           147 Warren Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade, second and third floor, replace 6 wood non-historic windows in kind with 2x2 wood windows.

18.935   SE           66 West Rutland Square: At front façade, repair slate mansard roof in kind. 

18.1130 SE           86 West Springfield Street: Replace existing asphalt roof shingles with architectural shingles. Flashing to be replaced with bronze aluminum...

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    South End Landmark District Commission
    DESIGN REVIEW HEARING 18.733 SE 232 West Canton Street Proposed Work: Continuation of application heard on 1/2/2018 regarding re-building the light well at front garden. 18.1028 SE 543 Massachusetts Avenue, Unit #5 Proposed Work: At rear façade, connect existing dormers to create one unified dormer above the cornice.
    https://www.boston.gov

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Friday, May 4 – Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Spirit Books

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building’s Visitor Center May 4 – July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord’s connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief. She gathers twigs, branches, vines, and roots, then uses them to cradle her stitched, wordless books. Incorporating beads and seeds with handmade papers from around the world, she constructs sculptural altars; the supports of natural materials as integral to the art as the beautiful books they cradle. From a distance, these books do evoke sculptures; however, their essential “bookness” becomes apparent upon closer observation. Gaylord encourages “reading” the books as a contemplative experience, one that will take the viewer out of the everyday world. Gaylord is best known for her Spirit Books. Since she created her first one in 1992 and coined the name, the Spirit Books have been exhibited throughout the US, Canada, and in Korea. She has exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, the University of Indiana Art Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea. Spirit Books are in the book arts collections at Bowdoin College and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, and many private collections. They are also well-represented in print.

    Friday, May 4 - Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The Spirit Books
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center May 4 - July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm – Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston

The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm - Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston
    The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Armenian Heritage Park is located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the w...

Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the wonderful review of Conference of the Birds! Anikaya Dance Theater will be bringing this stunning production on tour, so please keep an eye on the flock!

    Dissolving into one: ANIKAYA Dance Theater's 'Conference of the Birds'
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. April 7, 2018. Strictly speaking, there is unity and there is division. What if there could be unity even with difference, if difference didn't have to mean division? Dance can probe such questions through use of oppositional and unison timing, as well as other choreographic tools and movement [...]
    http://www.danceinforma.com

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Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the park’s biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

    Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line
    The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native.” Perhaps knowing that many native species can be eaten by people will provide the additional incentive you need to add native species to your yard. Join Russ Cohen on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts for a 90-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for your own landscape, or for nibbling as you encounter them in other locales. Russ will supply helpful handouts and bring along samples of goodies made from foraged edible native species for participants to taste. Cosponsored by New England Wild Life Society and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the lecture is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, $24 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nibbling-on-natives-in-your-backyard-and-beyond

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard
    There's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to "go native."
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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