1 hour ago

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of o...

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of our incredible exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth.✨ Reunited at last, Fra Angelico’s four jewel-like reliquaries tell the story of the Virgin Mary’s life. Read on: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE Painting: Fra Angelico, The Dormition of the Virgin (detail), 1431-1435, on panel. Museo di San Marco, Florence – Polo Museale della Toscana.


4 hours ago

There are a lot of local Little Free Librarie...

There are a lot of local Little Free Libraries in Jamaica Plain. There's a handy map that lets you know where they're located.

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 hours ago

Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who’s a Librarian, Of Course!)

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/22/map-of-local-little-free-libraries-created-by-jp-resident-whos-a-librarian-of-course/30857)

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

10 hours ago

14 hours ago

This dog will live a happy and healthy life t...

This dog will live a happy and healthy life thanks to reconstructive surgery at MSPCA-Angell after being shot in the face in Lebanon

    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

15 hours ago

Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center

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    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

18 hours ago

Branching off her head like butterfly antenna...

Branching off her head like butterfly antennae, Isabella crowned herself with two diamonds the size of walnuts for the Copley Hall dance in 1886. 💎 #ShineBrightLikeADiamond


20 hours ago

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: He...

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, starting February 22. ✨ This exhibition highlights the stunning color, detail, and depth of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. Why wait, see it now: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


22 hours ago

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit ...

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit by a JP resident at the Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

24 hours ago

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the l...

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton’s iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait inspired by his work. Mark your calendar: http://bit.ly/2sFwK9x

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton's iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait...
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26 hours ago

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collec...

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun, hands-on art-making experiences each week. Get messy during Saturday Open Studios, free with admission: http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun, hands-on art-making experiences each week. Get messy during Saturday Open Studios, free with admission:...
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29 hours ago

JP Resident’s Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/21/jp-residents-photography-show-highlights-new-england-wildlife/30611)

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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36 hours ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/20/suffolk-county-district-attorney-dan-conley-not-seeking-reelection/30873)

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

40 hours ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley n...

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley not seeking reelection after 16 years

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

Enjoy slam poetry, music and more to benefit ...

Enjoy slam poetry, music and more to benefit several good causes

    Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th
    Enjoy a night of slam poetry and music to benefit services to LGBTQ and youth of color in the Boston area, and an immigrant youth-led organization on Feb. 26th. Hoopla Productions produces year-round events, building on the success of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, always with the same mission
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our ...

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show’s masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with the Gardner’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin. #FamilyReunion 🇮🇹

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show's masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with...
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2 days ago

Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/20/resist-rejoice/30600)

    Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th
    Enjoy a night of slam poetry and music to benefit services to LGBTQ and youth of color in the Boston area, and an immigrant youth-led organization on Feb. 26th. Hoopla Productions produces year-round events, building on the success of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, always with the same mission
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

February 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).  Agenda includes: (1) Approval of letter from JPNC and community groups to MassDOT requesting that funding for Arborway Yard improvements be included in MassDOT’s Capital Improvement Plan; (2) Jamaica Plain NDC presentation of their project on Call Street and Carolina Avenue (former MassDOT parcels); (3) Short term leasing and the proposal before the City Council to regulate short term rentals – presentation by Rich Giordano, Director of Policy & Community Planning, Fenway CDC; and, (4) Good Jobs Standards – review of draft guidelines for construction and permanent jobs.

    February 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).
    http://www.jpnc.org

3 days ago

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacati...

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall, artmaking in the Studio, and much, much more! Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We're thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall,...
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3 days ago

3 days ago

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close f...

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith, Uniform Design for Theobaldo Travi, 1901-1903, graphite, ink and watercolor on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner's. His fanciful design for her museum's majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith,...
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3 days ago

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter beca...

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man she was speaking with about the work was in fact the artist Isabella reportedly said, “I feel that either we will soon become enemies, or also forever, very, very good friends. Come to tea with me this afternoon.” #AndersZorn #OnThisDay Painting: Anders Zorn, The Omnibus (detail), 1892, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man...
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4 days ago

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presid...

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents’ Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents' Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ
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4 days ago

4 days ago

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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5 days ago

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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5 days ago

5 days ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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6 days ago

A new photo exhibit by Egleston Square Main S...

A new photo exhibit by Egleston Square Main Street's executive director shows Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    '101 Días /101 Days' by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria
    In October, Egleston Main Street's Executive Director Luis Edgar Cotto visited Puerto Rico to bring relief items after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Photos he took to document his trip and the destruction wrought by the hurricane are now on exhibit in a local restaurant.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner...

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum’s Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum's Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB
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6 days ago

‘101 Días /101 Days’ by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/16/101-dias-101-days-by-egleston-main-street-ex-director-shows-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-maria/30800)

    '101 Días /101 Days' by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria
    In October, Egleston Main Street's Executive Director Luis Edgar Cotto visited Puerto Rico to bring relief items after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Photos he took to document his trip and the destruction wrought by the hurricane are now on exhibit in a local restaurant.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

Presidents Day Weekend: A Chance to Explore the City

The February Vacation Week Kickoff at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, is Monday, February 19, from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 17 and under. Find more information and directions here. 

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Fenway Park tours are daily on the hour from 11 am to 5 pm during the off-season. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under, and are available at the ballpark, 4 Yawkey Way. Purchase tickets and find directions here.

M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, through May 28. The museum is open Friday, February 16, from 10 am to...

    Presidents Day Weekend: A Chance to Explore the City | BU Today | Boston University
    Presidents Day marks the first three-day weekend of the spring term and since it starts school vacation week, several Boston museums and other venues are hosting free events. It offers a great chance to get out and explore the city, and there's a lot to see and do-from athletic events on campus to outdoor activities, movie screenings, and more.
    http://www.bu.edu

6 days ago

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of...

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli’s power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to the height of Florence’s golden age of the fifteenth century. Painting: Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500, tempera and oil on panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli's power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to...
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6 days ago

Did you know that free, hands-on art activiti...

Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during...
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6 days ago

Protect your dog from the canine version of t...

Protect your dog from the canine version of the flu. Learn more about it from the MSPCA-Angell:

    Angell Animal Medical Center: Protect Dogs Against Canine Version of Flu Virus
    Flu season is well underway in Massachusetts-and with it the body aches, congestion, fatigue and other ills associated with our collective seasonal misery. Now veterinarians at the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston are concerned about a second category of potential victims: dogs.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, ha...

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem “Stairway of Jade” on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura in the Blue Room with a hand-written label.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem "Stairway of Jade" on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura...
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Feb 15

Have you tried floating tank therapy? Cloud-9...

Have you tried floating tank therapy? Cloud-9, a new business in JP, offers it as well as other therapeutic healing options

    Cloud-9 Brings Floating Tank Therapy to South Street
    Basketball star Stephen Curry, celebrity Joe Rogan and a host of many other people say that flotation tank therapy helps them recover faster, improve mental and physical performance and guide self-improvement. Now you can experience the benefits of this uncommon therapy at Cloud-9, which recently op
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Feb 15

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? ...

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard’s bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies. Enjoy a drink with friends, explore the galleries, or get messy with a hands-on horticulture project. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard's bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies....
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Feb 15

The Haven JP shared a link.

    DRAM NIGHT AT THE HAVEN
    Since September we have hosted Dram night - a great way to share our love of Scotch with you in an informal manner. Whether you join us for dinner beforehand or dessert after dinner elsewhere, Dram Night is a great way to round off or ramp up your evening.
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