Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Roxbury to Fenway connector

The Boston Transportation Department in partnership with LivableStreets Alliance and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy invites the community to the Roxbury to Fenway Connector event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at 465 Parker St.

The Roxbury to Fenway Connector is a proposed 1/4 mile family-friendly bicycle and pedestrian connection between two of Boston’s most iconic greenways: the Southwest Corridor in Roxbury and the Emerald Necklace in the Fenway. The connection is a missing “Green Link” in the regional network of greenways called the Emerald Network.

Highlights of this family-friendly day will include guided walks along the proposed connector, a pop-up bike obstacle course, a helmet decorating station and free ice cream.

Visit or call 617-522-2700 for further information.

Art sale

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design will host its annual spring sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Tower Building lobby, 621 Huntington Ave.

The sale will feature original works of ceramic, fibers, hand-blown glass, oil paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more created by MassArt students and alumni. Profits will go to the artists and to support student scholarships.

Visit or call 617-879-7710 for further information.

Youth concert

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will present the Petit Ensemble in a free concert at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the Boston University College of Fine Arts Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

The Petit Ensemble is a small orchestra of up to 40 members for the younger string players, ages 7 to 10, who have successfully finished at least Suzuki Book One for violin, viola, cello and bass.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-353-3348 for further details.

Classical afternoon

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute will be the guest performers in the Sunday concert series at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.

Musicians from North America’s oldest music festival will perform Mendelssohn’s “String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Major, Op. 130.” They will include Miriam Fried and Maria Ioudenitch, violins; Zhanbo Zheng and Zoë Martin-Doike, violas; and Zlatomir Fung, cello.

Tickets include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

For more information, visit or call 617-566-1401.

Open rehearsal

The Borromeo String Quartet will host an open rehearsal from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.

The Gardner’s artists-in-residence will rehearse Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K, 581.”

Admission is free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-566-1401 for further information and to purchase tickets.

Museum after hours

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host “Creative Play,” the next Third Thursday event, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.

The Gardner will collaborate with the neighbors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for an evening celebrating imagination, creative connections and curiosity while soaking up the enchanting atmosphere of the museum at night. This lively, social evening features music in the courtyard, conversations with artists Sabrina Dorsainvil and Silvia López Chaveza, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for students and free for members. Students in the University Membership Program are admitted free.

Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Ballet world premiere

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will welcome the New York Theatre Ballet in performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.

The ballet troupe will perform “Afternoon of a Faun” by Vaslav Nijinksy, “Antique Epigraphs” by Jerome Robbins and the world premiere of a Gardner Museum-commissioned work by choreographer Tom Gold.

Tickets are $35 to $40, with discounts available for students, seniors and members.

Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Muddy River tour

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the restored Muddy River from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, meeting at REI at the Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive.

Led by an Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent, this tour will traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens. Walkers will learn about the project that brought portions of the Muddy River aboveground and hear the story of how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades used as a parking lot. They should wear walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Tours are cancelled for rain or extreme weather.

Check or call 617-522-2700 for updates.