Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Saxophonist to perform

Berklee College of Music and Harvard University will present a free summer concert with saxophonist Samuel Batista at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Longwood campus, 25 Shattuck St.

Batista is currently recording his first album “Voices of Freedom.” He is a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze, piano, James Dale, bass, and Eviatar Slivnik, drums, performing around the Greater Boston area.

Further information can be found at by calling 617-747-2261.

Grassroots music

The Rosenfeld Concert in the Courtyard will continue the summer season with a performance by Traveller from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway.

Three young singer-songwriters, Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz and Cory Chisel, formed their grassroots group Traveller, a band of three great friends, all with distinct styles, who love to write and perform together.

Opening the evening will be Hayley Thompson-King, a singer, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known for her charismatic voice and her distinct brew of psychedelic country.

The courtyard opens for dining at 6 p.m. Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

Tickets are $24 for members, seniors and students and $30 general admission.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Jazz jam session

The New England Conservatory of Music will present a jazz jam session at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Jazz majors will take a first shot at performing together in a free concert.

For more details, call 617-585-1100 or visit

Fenway tours

The Museum of Fine Arts will present walking tours of the Fenway area at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 and on Saturdays, Sept. 2 and 9. Walkers will leave from the Sharf Visitor Center, 465 Huntington Ave.

Visitors will learn about the architecture of the MFA and nearby buildings, outdoor works of art, the Japanese Garden and the Back Bay Fens. The hour-long tour is free with museum admission.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-267-9300.

Art and music

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will host a “First Friday” program from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

Attendees can sip colorful cocktails and enjoy music with friends. Fine art, live music, a cash bar featuring signature cocktails and a tapas menu will be featured.

Visitors must be 21 and older. Entry is free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 for more details.

Day at the museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host the annual Frank Hatch Free Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4.

A museum tradition since 2003, this is a day of free art, music and family fun with hands-on making in the studio, activities in the galleries and performances in Calderwood Hall and the courtyard.

This year Frank Hatch Free Day coincides with the last day of the special exhibition “Listen Hear:The Art of Sound.” Visitors can also try their hands at natural dying techniques and enjoy Latin jazz by the Edmar Colón Trio in the courtyard.

Free admission will be available starting at 11 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, visit or call 617-278-5156.