Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Fenway Porchfest

The community is invited to the first ever Porchfest in the Fenway from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.

Porchfest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes and in other public spaces. All musicians – professionals, amateurs and everything in between, will perform voluntarily at a designated times and locations. Attendees stroll from venue to venue in order to hear the music of their choice.

Fenway Porchfest will take place across a wide variety of residential, institutional and park sites throughout the Fenway neighborhood, with the aim of having the porch sites equally spread throughout the neighborhood so all parts of the Fenway can join in the fun.

For more information, please visit or email

For inquiries, send an email to or call 617-267-4637, ext. 21.

Fenway Ball

The Fenway Community Development Corporation will host its 45th annual gala, the Fenway Ball, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at the Prudential Skywalk, 50th floor, 800 Boylston St.

The evening will feature music, dancing, food and fun, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a buffet dinner and dessert. There will also be panoramic views of Boston, the greatest hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today and exciting live and silent auctions. Attire is cocktail or business attire.

Proceeds will help fund projects of the community-based non-profit.

To make reservations, email or call 617-267-4637, ext. 25.

Juneteenth celebrations

The Museum of Fine Arts and the Transformative Culture Project will host the sixth annual Juneteenth celebrations from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at the museum, 465 Huntington Ave.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

The museum will celebrate creativity and community with a tour of works by African American artists, performances by local musicians and poets and tours of the galleries.

Dance ensemble OrigiNation will perform at 7 p.m.

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

Film festival

The 20th annual Roxbury International Film Festival will be held from Wednesday, June 20 to Saturday, July 30 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

This is the largest festival in New England showcasing and honoring the work of emerging and established filmmakers of color. Films will include short and feature length, documentaries, comedies and drama. In addition to the film screenings, there will be panel discussions and workshops.

Passes to see several films as well as individual tickets will be available.

For a complete schedule of screenings and other events, visit

Sunset cinema

Sunset Cinema will return to the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., at sunset on Wednesday, June 20.

The season will kick off with Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Screenings will be preceded by live music, art making and lawn games starting 90 minutes before the film begins. No ticket is required.

Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 617-267-9300.

Summer solstice celebration

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will celebrate the Summer Solstice from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.

Visitors can celebrate the summer solstice with moonlight, drinks, creative collaborations and the magic of the gardens and galleries at night. They can also create a botanical-themed monoprint and contribute to a mural developed in collaboration with visiting artist Silvia López Chavez. Harpist Charles Overton and bassist Max Ridley, members of the trio Strings and Things, will entertain in the Courtyard. There will also be a DJ and gallery tours with conservators Jess Chloros and Holly Salmon.

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.

Musical awards

The MET Musical Awards will be hosted by Berklee College of Music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.

The MET Musical Awards, sponsored by Broadway In Boston, offers middle school and high school members a season-long opportunity to bring experienced adjudicators into their theaters, where they will receive professional feedback on their hard work creating musical theater productions.

This ceremony recognizes student excellence across several performance, design and production categories.

Admission is $22. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call 617-747-2261.

Tuesdays with roses

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help take care of the roses in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during June.

Training, tools and gloves will be supplied. Pre-registration is required, by calling 617-522-2700 or online at