News Briefs

BACK BAY HAPPENINGS

  • Spooky Walking Tour sponsored by NABB. Souls of artists, murderers, and curious spirit haunt Copley Square to this very day, both living and dead. Explore Boston’s famously man-made neighborhood by night, and the history of the city’s Gilded Age is easy to imagine first-hand. Through storytelling, wink-worthy jokes, and occasional creepy facts and anecdotes, Daniel Berger-Jones will ensure that even if no spirits reveal themselves to our tour group, the city’s past will come alive. This Ghost Walk of the Back Bay will start in Copley Square (steps of Trinity Church), and finish in the Boston Public Garden, lasting approximately 65-70 minutes. It will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. prompt. Cost is $18.
  • The Police Panel/Public Safety Committee of NABB will take place on Oct. 25, 6 p.m., in the First Church, 66 Marlborough St.

SOUTH END DATES

  • SoWa Spooktacular. The SoWa Sunday Market will close out the season with a Halloween themed Spooktacular on Oct 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Halloween bash will feature the regular market, and also free face painting, free pumpkin painting, live music, special Halloween-themed beers, and the annual costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best visitor, pet and vendor costumes. Visitors and their pets can enter the contest by having their photo taken at the chalk wall at 460 Harrison Ave. from noon – 2 p.m. Winners will be posted on Facebook the following day. The first place winner will be awarded $500.
  • The Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association will have its Fall Social at the Burro Bar, 1357 Washington St., at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23.
  • The South End Forum will meet for its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. It will be moved back one week due to the election on Nov. 3.
  • The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at a location to be determined, at 7 p.m.
  • Hayes Park Benefit. The Friends of Hayes Park will have a benefit on Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. at Mills Gallery, 539 Tremont St. The gathering will feature friends and neighbors supporting the park and socializing over wine and apps.

FENWAY TIMES

  • New summer hours for Fenway Community Center. Monday through Saturday open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, also open 5-8 p.m. Closed Sunday.
  • Upcoming Fenway Park Events: Saturday, 11/10/18 & Sunday, 11/11/18—Spartan Race, 10,000 expected, times TBA

Saturday, 11/17/18—“The Game” Harvard v. Yale, 35,000 expected, 12:00pm-3:30 p.m.

  • Public Meeting for the Kenmore Redevelopment Project: Related Beal, LLC proposes to redevelop seven parcels known as 533-541CommonwealthAvenue and 650-660BeaconStreet. Six of the existing buildings will be demolished, and one will be renovated and expanded to construct two new, mixed-use buildings. The approximately 1.09-acre site is bound by the Deerfield Street to the west and Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street to the south. The Proposed Project includes approximately 280,500 square feet of newly constructed and renovated office and retail space, and approximately 60 parking spaces. The meeting is on October 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Kenmore Classroom Building, Rm. 101.

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