Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Watercolor workshop

A landscape watercolor painting workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at the Back Bay Fens, Kelleher Rose Garden, The Fenway.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces with instruction and materials provided at this watercolor workshop. Juleen Jones will return as this summer’s featured instructor. She has a BFA in Fine Art from Montserrat College of Art as well as a custom painting business. Participant should meet at the Rose Garden.

For more details, visit or call 617-961-3051.

Brass jam session

Berklee College of Music will present the Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program faculty and student jam at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the Red Room at Café 939, 939 Massachusetts Ave.

Attendees can listen to a jam session featuring faculty and students of the Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program.

Admission is free.

Call 617-744-2261 or visit for more details.

Block party

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will sponsor a free neighborhood block party from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.

Families are invited to the first neighborhood night of the summer. They can enjoy music, performance, food trucks, cash bar, gallery games and hands-on creative experimentation inside the Museum and out. Festivities will include a performance of “Vessel,” a commissioned dance theater piece led by Marsha Parrilla, artistic director of Danza Orgánica at 7 p.m.; musicians Ruby Rose Fox and Josh Knowles playing duets and their new solo works from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; a visit with healer Luana Morales; and Kadahj Bennett, actor, producer and musician in a performance exploring self-analysis and growth through original story and song, at 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Visit or call 617-566-1401 for more details.

History of the Fens

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the Fens from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.

Docents will lead a walk through this historic landscape that Frederick Law Olmsted transformed from an area of polluted waterways and mudflats into a scenic fens and talk about the changes made in the 20th century.

Stops will include the Kelleher Rose Garden with its 1,500 roses and restored fountain and the oldest WWII Victory Garden in the nation.

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for further details.

Film festival

The 20th annual Roxbury International Film Festival is being held from now through Saturday, June 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

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