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While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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A Guide to Boston’s Non-Local Coffee Chains

...has since grown to have more than 1600 locations worldwide, including one in Boston at 333 Massachusetts Ave. (near Symphony Hall). The chain sources its beans from Brazil, Bolivia, and Papua New Guinea...

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...within the past 48 hours. Blue Bottle Coffee opened its first location in Massachusetts at 40 Bow St. in Cambridge in early 2018. In mid-May, another location opened in Downtown Boston, and...

Intelligentsia is on the verge of adding a second location in the area, this one in Boston proper, at 225 Franklin St. in the Financial District.

Founded in Philadelphia, La Colombe has since opened locations in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston, starting with a location near South Station, which opened early in 2016. A second location opened in December 2017 in Boston’s Seaport District, at 29 Northern Ave.

...coffee chain that first opened in Boston on Newbury Street in 2014, relocated to Framingham (181 Concord St.) in April of 2017. Owner Diego Gonzales closed down the Boston cafe in October 2016...

Case in point: In May 2016, the South Boston neighborhood contested plans for Starbucks at 749 E Broadway. Members of the community expressed concern that the coffee chain would take business away from...

    A Guide to Boston's Non-Local Coffee Chains
    Bostonians love their coffee, and while New England's loyalty to Dunkin' Donuts runs deep, there are plenty of out-of-towners making moves to contend for a portion of the local love. Here's a look at the non-local coffee companies that have started to lay down roots in Boston, many of which already provide the beans that fuel some of the local shops.
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Boston Center for the Arts added 2 new photos...

WIN FREE TICKETS! BCA Ball 2018 Sponsor, The Daily Catch, has generously donated a PAIR of tickets to the BCA Ball 2018 ($600). Complete the following actions and be entered to WIN*: 1. Mark yourself Going in the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome Facebook Event. 2. Share this post onto your Facebook Timeline. 3. Comment on this post and tell us why you love BCA. *Offer ends at midnight on Monday, May 28. Winner will be contacted on Tuesday, May 29.

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    Boston Center for the Arts added a new photo.
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Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Gardening with Mushrooms

Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 – 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community. We will work with tree mushrooms in particular: wine caps, almond portobellos, and oysters. Participants will become familiar with techniques of cultivating these mushrooms for food, medicine, or mycoremediation purposes. This workshop will include building a wood- chip bed of wine cap mushrooms (Go home with myceliated chips to start your bed own mushroom bed), adding Almond Portobellos to your garden via compost, and growing oyster mushrooms in mulch. We will also discuss transferring and expanding these mushrooms without buying spawn, and using Wine Cap mushrooms in mycoremediation applications.

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Gardening with Mushrooms
    Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 - 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design

The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 – 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea. Advance tickets are available at Snows in Orleans, Agway, The Farm, The Brewster Country Store, Crocker Nursery, New England Gardens in Harwich, Hyannis Country Gardens, and online at http://nausetgardenclub.org. $20 advance sale, $25 at the door.

    Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design
    The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 - 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guita...

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was deemed the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King Jr. ✊

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," she...
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21 hours ago

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

$30+, 8 p.m., Friday, May 25, Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston, bso.org.

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$18, Friday, May 25, the Middle East Upstairs, 480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, mideastoffers.com.

    Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
    Including La Sylphide performed by the Boston Ballet, Laura Veirs performing at the Middle East, and more. When you have a repertoire spanning as many years and as many types of music as the Boston Pops does, it makes sense to do the occasional recap show.
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24 hours ago

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive...

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to blow your socks off. Purchase your tickets today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

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    Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to...
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29 hours ago

Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour

Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 – 3. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour
    Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 - 3. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m: Explore the grounds of the 1793 Lyman Estate and the history of its greenhouses in a tour led by plant expert and Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible. Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $50. Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich. Register online at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/landscape-pests-problems-walkabout-insects-cultural-problems

    Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout
    Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 - 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

34 hours ago

When it comes to saving Central Square arts, zoning is probably not the tool, planner says

...a few people pointed to the potential seen in the MIT Museum, which will leave 265 Massachusetts Ave. for Kendall Square as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology revamps its East Campus. Interest in...

    When it comes to saving Central Square arts, zoning is probably not the tool, planner says
    Though the idea of creating and preserving spaces for the arts in the Central Square Cultural District has widespread support, trying to do it through zoning has limitations, a city official warned Wednesday.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

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A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament us...

A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look. Twelve different gems adorn this ornament, nine of which form the standard combination of the talismanic navaratna. Object: Indian, Turban Ornament (Sarpech) (detail), 19th century, white nephrite jade base, with gems set in gold, and a gilded metal pin.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look....
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45 hours ago

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Satu...

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from sculpture to create beautiful paintings. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Gol4cx

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from...
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2 days ago

Summer is almost here—have you planned your v...

Summer is almost here—have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole family. Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Summer is almost here-have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole...
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Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation

Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park’s more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan. The plan will build on the existing 2015 tree inventory to create a multi-year maintenance and planting plan, ensuring a healthy tree canopy for future generations. The Garden Club of the Back Bay contributed to the inventory of trees. The Association is delighted to present the draft of this plan for your review and comment. Please join us on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm at Fisher College’s Alumni Hall to learn more and share your feedback. RSVP to info@esplanadeassociation.org. Rendering by Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation
    Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park's more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bristol County Open Day

The Garden Conservancy’s 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Bristol County Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy's 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day Visit landscape designer Andrew Grossman's display garden at 393 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk (pictured below).
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England. Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock Hill and Bussey Brook for a fern foray. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning. The class will take place Friday, June 1, from 2 – 5 (originally scheduled for June 3, so take note.) Fee $40 Arboretum member, $50 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum
    Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our hea...

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous planning to make sure the plants are ready for their debut. 🌿

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous...
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3 days ago

Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Iris Show: The Name of the Game

Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale. You will be able to vote on your favorite iris and companion plant. There will be a limited number of irises for sale. Floral arrangements inspired by the creative names of the irises will also be judged. The event takes place May 28 from 1 – 4 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street in Concord, and is free.

    Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Iris Show: The Name of the Game
    Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 – noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!  You will find a wide selection of plants and baked goods, plus gently-used gardening supplies, available for purchase. For more information email ostervillegardenclub@gmail.com.

    Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
    Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 - noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2 – Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration

The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area. On Friday afternoon-evening, there will be a reception and open house at the Smith College Botanic Garden in Northampton from 4-6PM, followed by a lecture by Dr. Gretel Clarke, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, on Invasiveness of intra-versus inter-continental exotic plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration.  On Saturday, there will be two workshops:

    Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2 - Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration
    The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Public Improvement Commission hearing

207 Newbury Street – on its northerly side west of Exeter Street.

236 Newbury Street – on its southerly side east of Fairfield Street.

288 Newbury Street – on its southerly side east of Gloucester Street.

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91 Newbury Street – on its northerly side east of Clarendon Street.

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    Public Improvement Commission hearing
    The Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing on May 24 at 10 a.m. Public Hearing On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department and MCAF Winthrop LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within Franklin Street, Boston Proper, on its northerly side generally between Hawley Street and Devonshire Street, consisting of the removal of a median island as well as a new tactical plaza including new curbs, pedestrian ramps, planters, public seating, and traffic control devices.
    https://www.boston.gov

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