News Briefs

Bay Village Neighborhood Association 48th Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Tickets for the 48th Annual Neighborhood Block Party are on sale now! The Block Party will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30-9:30pm on Mel-rose St. between Church and Arlington Streets. Everyone is welcome, members of the BVNA and non-members, so please invite your neighbors to join us! Early bird pricing is available for BVNA members through Sept. 16. Discounted tick-ets are available for Seniors 65+, students, and children ages 14 and older. Children ages 13 and under will be free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets are available on the BVNA website.

Fenway Studios Collaborates with MHS

Fenway Studios has entered into a collaboration with the Massachusetts Histori-cal Society – both strong Fenway organizations – that will play out in October.

Fenway Studios has been talking with MHS for some time about the collabora-tion, and it was an immediate hit internally. Now, they have curated a show called ‘Fenway Connections:  An exhibit by MHS and Fenway Studios.’ This tem-porary exhibition will celebrate the history and evolution of Fenway Studios by shining a light on contemporary work produced by current members alongside rarely shown paintings from the MHS collection created by past Fenway Studios artists. The opening reception will take place at MHS on Thursday, Oct. 3., from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

BCYF Family Gym

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) free Family Gym Program is back for the fall season in more community centers than ever before and Boston families are invited to join in! Family Gym is a free, weekly play program that promotes physical activity for children ages 3-8 and their families. 

Family Gym runs on Saturdays beginning Oct. 5 at five BCYF community cen-ters, including BCYF Blackstone Community Center in the South End. Start time is 10 a.m.

Children and adults move at their own pace in supervised activities. Colorful play equipment encourages individual, small, and large group play. Families can jump rope, play on an obstacle course, do the limbo, or play parachute games or sports. No pre-registration or center membership required however caregiv-ers must participate and remain in the gym with their children at all times. Thanks to a partnership with Northeastern University, UMass Boston and Sim-mons College, student volunteers serve as Activity Leaders at Family Gym. Family Gym is sponsored by Boston Children’s Hospital and The Foundation for BCYF.

This session of Family Gym will run through November 23.

Ward 4 Dems To Meet

Boston Ward 4 Dems October Meeting. Tuesday, October 15, 6 p.m., Union Church, 485 Columbus Ave. The Boston Ward 4 Dems will be hearing from a speaker from the Emancipation Initiative / Mass POWER about the Right2Vote ballot initiative as well as several City Council candidates on the ballot in No-vember.

Back Bay Happenings

•Police Panel/Public Safety Meeting. The next Police Panel / Public Safety Fo-rum will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., in the Parlor in the Park House next to the First Church 66 Marlborough Street.  For more information, please contact Charles Neckyfarow: [email protected] nabbonline.com.

South End Dates

•The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will meet next on Tues-day, Oct. 1, in Project Place. The agenda includes an update from Mayoral Liai-son Faisa Sharif, a visit from State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and a visit from Councilor Annissa Essaibi George. There will also be updates on the New York Mart ZBA hearing and daffodil planting.

•Eight Streets Neighborhood Association will have a block-Toberfest on Taylor Street Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share with neighbors. There will be a BBQ, drinks and plenty of good spirit among neighbors. The time is sponsored by the Friends of Watson Park, as well as those on Dwight and Milford Streets.

•The Friends of Hayes Park will hold a Fall Festival in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 3-5 p.m. There will be music, a cider press, yummy treats and much more.

•Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association and the Blackstone Franklin Squares Neighborhood Association will have a social between both groups at Es-tragon on Oct. 15.

Fenway Times

Fenway Park Happenings:

•Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer Announce Fenway Park Performance on August 27, 2020

•Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10—Spartan Race, 20,000 people expected per day—7:00am-9:00pm.

New college bowl series coming to Fenway Park in 2020

On September 16, Fenway Sports Management (FSM), ESPN Events, and the City of Boston officially introduced the “The Fenway Bowl,” an annual college football bowl game at Fenway Park featuring a matchup between two of the game’s top conferences. The new addition to the NCAA bowl lineup will feature teams from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Atlantic Coast Con-ference (ACC) and is set to kick-off at the home of the Boston Red Sox begin-ning in 2020. Part of a multi-year partnership between ESPN Events and FSM, “The Fenway Bowl” will mark the first time that a college football bowl game will be played in front of the “Green Monster,” ushering in a new football tradi-tion at Fenway Park. “There’s no better place for sports than Boston, and we look forward to this new tradition at Fenway Park,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. ”Boston is a world-class city and we look forward to welcoming the schools, alumni and fans to Boston, and showcasing all our city has to offer.”

Red Sox Home Games:

9/27 vs. Orioles at 7:10pm

9/28 vs. Orioles at 1:05pm

9/29 vs. Orioles at 3:05pm

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