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On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


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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


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South End Landmark District Commission

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

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. (See also Administrative Review work below).

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.

18.1151 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

18.1177 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.

18.1130 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

9 hours ago

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.
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9 hours ago

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.
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Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


24 hours ago

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

25 hours ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


27 hours ago

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


28 hours ago

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame...

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame you—our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power makes for an amazing day! Drop by this Saturday for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EJHUut


31 hours ago

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.
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32 hours ago

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing

Case: BOA-795620, Address: 131 Saint Botolph Street   , Ward 4  Applicant: John Pulgini

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Case: BOA-587183, Address: 194 Havre Street, Ward 1 Applicant: Nonni Roz, LLC

Case: BOA-712843,  Address: 234 Condor Street, Ward 1Applicant: Condor Creek, LLC

Case: BOA-720063, Address: 81 Chestnut Hill Avenue  , Ward  21 Applicant: Deborah O'Rourke

Case: BOA-754385, Address: 18 Bexley Road  , Ward  19 Applicant: Christopher Miller

Case: BOA-768740, Address: 208 Neponset Valley Parkway  , Ward 18  Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

Case: BOA-788469, Address: 6-8 Claridge Terrace  , Ward 17  Applicant: Paulo Mendes

Case: BOA-806799, Address:  11-15 Tilesboro Street , Ward  16 Applicant: John Pulgini

Case: BOA-786957, Address: 21 Woodworth Street  , Ward  16 Applicant: John Lyons

Case: BOA-807032, Address: 21 Angell Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...equal-sized 5,000 sq ft Lots where the right side lot will be considered 19 Angell St. and the left side lot will be considered 21 Angell St. A Single Family attached...

Case: BOA-807036, Address: 22 Angell Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...sq ft of the lot will be subdivided out and given to the neighbor at 20 Angell St. due to their walkway that is currently located in that area. This project is apart...

Case: BOA-807038, Address: 28 Angell Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

Case: BOA-807040 Address: 37 Angell Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...lot will be considered 37 Angell St. and the left side lot will be considered 39 Angell St. Construct a Single Family attached Home on each of the lots with a party wall...

Case: BOA-807044, Address: 12 Lorne Street  , Ward 14  Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...attached Home with a party wall located on the lot line between 12 Lorne and 14 Lorne St. This project is apart of the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development (DND...

...9 foot wide strip of land totaling 723 S.F. to the neighbor located at 16 Lorne St. to provide them access for Driveway. The remaining lot will be 2,491 S.F...

Case: BOA-807049, Address: 240 Norwell Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...St and the subdivided land to the rear of the parcel that was given by 242 Norwell will be combined as one lot to be considered 240 Norwell St. 240 Norwell St...

Purpose: 242 Norwell St and 244 Norwell St will be combined as one lot to be considered 242 Norwell St. and then the...

Case: BOA-807054, Address: 79 Spencer Street  , Ward  14 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

Case: BOA-807055 Address: 113 Wheatland Avenue  , Ward 14  Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

Purpose: 115 Wheatland Ave. will be subdivided into two equal sized lots where the right side lot will be...

...land in the rear of the lot to be provided to the neighbor located at 111 Wheatland Ave. The remaining 2667 S.F. lot will have a Single Family attached Home constructed on...

Case: BOA-793533, Address: 49 Copeland Street  , Ward 12  Applicant: Catherine Xesternos

Case: BOA-801461, Address: 36 Hall Street  , Ward 11  Applicant: Tim McGovern

Case: BOA-803394, Address: 246-248 Dorchester Avenue  , Ward  6 Applicant: Evergreen Property Group, LLC

Case: BOA-799594, Address: 443 Marlborough Street  , Ward 5  Applicant: Aaron Weinert

...deck w/new exterior doorway in masonry wall. Direct replacement of finishes throughout Basement, First, Second and Third floors, including millwork, fixtures, lighting, trims, tile, stone, hardwood flooring, paint, new staircase to Basement...

Case: BOA-800778, Address: 120 Everett Street  , Ward 1  Applicant: Eddie Azevedo

Case: BOA-681219, Address: 19 Walley Street  , Ward 1  Applicant: Walley Nineteen, LLC

Case: BOA-786649, Address: 35 Cushing Avenue  , Ward  13 Applicant: Peter Gammie

Case: BOA-787985, Address: 12 Carson Street   , Ward  13  Applicant: Ace One Investments, LLC by Eric Zachrison

Case: BOA-448233, Address: 11 Virginia Street   , Ward 13  Applicant: Vargas DaSilveira

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    Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing
    HEARINGS: 9:30 a.m. Article(s): 51(51-9) Purpose: Legalize existing basement living space to be an extension of habitable space from first floor unit. Renovation to include changes to comply with building code, interior spiral staircase connecting 1st floor and basement, and some cosmetic enhancements.
    https://www.boston.gov

33 hours ago

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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46 hours ago

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewi...

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewing, created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the feathery brushstrokes of the dress. Isabella hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. Image: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, A Lady in Yellow, 1888, oil on panel.


2 days ago

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE ...

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE featuring award winning jazz and world music vocalist and Grammy award nominee, Gretchen Parlato! Score tickets to this inspiring event: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


2 days ago

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico...

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. For the first time in over 200 years, all four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries are reunited. Don’t miss out on this heavenly experience! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


2 days ago

LICENSING BOARD HEARING

...and location from the above - To: Petit Robert, Inc. d/b/a Petit Robert Bistro 480 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02118. A ground floor restaurant of 700 Square Feet with two rooms, and three...

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...license and location from the above - To: PT Opco, LLC d/b/a Pink Taco, 374 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210. Five story building located at the corner of Congress Street and Boston Wharf...

...license and location from the above -To: South of Hixbridge, LLC d/b/a Alcove, 131 Beverly Street Boston, MA 02114. In one large room on first floor, with kitchen, bar and storage, plus...

...License has petitioned to change the location of the licensed business from the above - To: 1 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115. Approximately 4,966 sq. ft. retail restaurant space with 11 rooms on...

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    LICENSING BOARD HEARING
    The Licensing Board will hold a hearing on April 25 at 10 a.m. Luna's Restaurant, LLC D/B/A: Luna's Restaurant 945 SARATOGA ST EAST BOSTON, MA 02128 License #: LB 349943 Has applied for a License to be exercised on the above - One story building with a basement, a first floor dining area (1,200 SF), a lower level lounge (330 SF), and service/storage areas (1,270 SF).
    https://www.boston.gov

2 days ago

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join u...

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join us today from 11 - 4:30 pm for a day full of art making and musical performances. Bring the fam: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


2 days ago

Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm – Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. In a departure from the usual venue, the meeting will take place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Street, Framingham. For complete information visit http://rhodora.org.

    Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm - Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
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2 days ago

Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. It is a companion to Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, but can be taken separately. NEWFS members $154, nonmembers $182. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-early-season

    Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 - 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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