News Briefs

DCR Traffic Advisory: Fenway, Boylston Street, and Park Drive

Starting Saturday, June 1, 2019, and continuing through Thursday, June  20, 2019, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close Fenway from Boylston Street to Forsythe Way and from Brookline Avenue to Louis Prang Street, Park Drive from Brookline Avenue to Kilmarnock Street, and Boylston Street from Ipswich Street West to Ipswich Street East in the City of Boston from 7:00PM to 5:00AM to accomodate milling, paving, roadway improvement work, and the placement of temporary lane markings. On street parking will be prohibited during work hours. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked, and a police detail will be on site. Additionally, in July 2019, the  agency will conduct permanent lane marking work, which will include new crosswalks and bicycle lanes along Fenway from Brookline Avenue to Louis Prang Street and Park Drive from Brookline Avenue to Kilmarnock Street.

Red Sox Home Games

The Red Sox kicked off the home season this month. Other upcoming home games include:

6/7 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10pm

6/8 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05pm

6/8 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 6:10pm

6/9 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05pm

6/10 vs. Texas Rangers at 7:10pm

6/11 vs. Texas Rangers at 7:10pm

Back Bay Happenings

•SAVE THE DATE:  A NABB Homelessness Forum will take place on June 17 at 6 p.m. The discussion will focus on homelessness and how it affects the Back Bay and many neighborhoods in the city.

•         Free Summer Concert Series returns to Prudential Center: Summer Tunes with the Berklee College of Music

•         Enjoy summer evening concerts featuring talented musicians from Berklee College of Music at Prudential Center’s South Garden. Showcasing a variety of musical styles including jazz, pop, Americana, and singer/songwriter performances, Summer Tunes will take place on the below Thursdays from 5pm – 8pm, with rain dates in August.

The 2019 schedule is as follows.

June 13: Cleo Reed

June 27: Jackson Lundy

July 18: Lick Neon

July 25: Vivi

• Free admission to MFA for BPL cardholders in June: As part of the Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris exhibition partnership with the Boston Public Library, throughout the month of June 2019, BPL cardholders can sample MFA membership by presenting their library cards at any ticket desk to receive free admission to the Museum (for two adults and up to six kids per visit) and a 10-percent discount in the Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris exhibition shop (eCards not valid).

 BPL cardholders can also reserve discounted passes to the Museum year-round through local BPL branches. These passes provide admission for two people at $10 each. This program is sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library.

South End Dates

•The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a community conversation with the at-large candidate for Boston City Council on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St. The forum will be moderated by Michael Jonas, of Commonwealth Magazine. Doors open at 6 p.m.

•What is dubbed the “real” party for the South End Community Health Center’s 50th anniversary by organizers will be held at St. Stephen’s Church on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The “real” party is being organized by the original founders of the health center, such as Dr. Gerald Hass and others like Divina Masso. The party, they said, will be a great way to remember history and thank all of those that have made it such a success.

It is also being sponsored by the Greater Boston Young Democrats, the Ward 4 Democratic Committee and the Ward 5 Democratic Committee.

•The 2019 Ink Block Underground Mural Project by Street Theory will take place in Underground at Ink Block on June 24-29.

•Ellis Evening 2019 will take place on Sunday, June 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Revolution Hotel, 40 Berkeley St. Come celebrate the neighborhood at the Ellis South End Neighborhood Association’s annual fundraiser.

• The 2019 South End Garden Tour will be on Saturday, June 15 from 10am to 4pm. This year’s tour is centered on gardens and green spaces in and around the Rutland Square, Pilot Block, Claremont Park, and the Chester Square neighborhoods. A mix of public and private spaces including  private back yards, front gardens, roof deck gardens, community gardens, and neighborhood ‘pocket parks.’ Artists will return to the gardens this year and the tour will be followed by a reception and sale of their wet works. Admission to the reception and sale is included in the tour admission. Register at the trustees.org. Tickets are $24 in advance for Trustees members or $28 at the door, and $30 in advance or $35 at the door for nonmembers. The tour begins at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Fenway Times

•The Peterborough Senior Center holds bingo at 12:30 and a Tech Café at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Come play bingo and meet new people, or can get help with your phone or tablet/computer.

• The Second Annual Fenway Porchfest will take place on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 4:30 pm. Performances will take place at nearly 40 sites, with over 80 musical acts across the East and West Fenway. Locations range from the Verb Hotel and Ramler Park in the West Fenway to Symphony Hall and the Symphony Road Community Gardens in the East Fenway. A map, schedule, and full list of performers will be posted at www.fenwayporchfest.org in early June. Fenway Porchfest was conceived to promote local artists and the Fenway neighborhood through a community-wide, community-driven festival. Our goal is to increase connectivity between residents and the arts, highlight local talent, and build on existing cultural programming through a free, grassroots music festival. Fenway performers will include: John David Black, The Dave Ehle Trio, The Fensgate Chamber Players, The Sprained Ankles, The Neighbors, Jillian Ann, The George Rhoads Jazz Group, and many more!Fenway Porchfest is coordinated by the Fenway Alliance, Fenway Community Development Corporation, and Fenway Civic Association, with generous support from the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust and The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation. We thank the numerous ‘porch’ owners, the city, volunteers, and the incredibly talented performers who make this event possible. For more information, write to [email protected]

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