Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Performance in the park

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will present “The Sound: if trees were water” with Beau Kenyon at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Emerald Necklace at the Fens, 170 Park Dr.

The first of three-movements, “The Sound” explores family identity as the root to generating one’s own hopes and success. Dancers will be costumed in sculptural, sound-emitting pieces as they move around and through the audience, enveloping them in the spoken words of teenage immigrants woven together with an original sound score and under a blanket of Nakaya’s ethereal fog sculpture.

Visit for more information about this and the remaining two movements that will be placed throughout the city.

Evening stroll

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free evening stroll of the Fens at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.

The community is invited to leave the workday far behind and meander among the blooms of the Kelleher Rose Garden and the pathways of the eclectic and historic Victory Garden and immerse themselves in artist Fujiko Nakaya’s “Fog x Canopy” installation.

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for further details and to register.

Concert in the courtyard

The Rosenfeld Concert in the Courtyard will welcome Mwenso and the Shakes performing “Protest Songs from Africa to America” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway.

Hailing from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, South Florida and Hawaii, the Shakes now call Harlem their home. Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show as the troupe blends their command of jazz and blues expression with the stylings of James Brown and other African American musical legends.

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 and $30 general admission.

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

Folk and pop sounds

Berklee College of Music and Harvard University will present a free summer concert with at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 with vocalist Brianna Nelson at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Longwood campus, Longwood Avenue.

Folk and pop artist Nelson has been writing and performing since 2012. She appeared on season six of “The Voice.”

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

Music of the 18th century

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present members of the Handel and Haydn Society in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

As part of the exhibit “Casanova’s Europe,” members of the H+H orchestra and chorus will perform music contemporaneous to the period of the London tableau of this exhibition. Performances will take place in the exhibition at 6 p.m., 6:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.

Featured performers will include Debra Nagy, oboe Guy Fishman, cello and Michael Beattie, harpsichord, performing works by Handel and Geminiani, both residents of London in the 1750s.

Admission is free with museum admission.

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

Dog days of summer

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program, “Dog Days of Summer” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Attendees can chase away the hottest days of summer at the museum and share in Gardner’s love of dogs with canine-inspired gallery activities and art making in the studio. The evening will also feature music with Tim Hall, art making, a talk by archivist Alexandra Bush and a visit with therapy dogs. There will be a cash bar and musical entertainment.

Tickets include museum admission and are $15 general, $12 seniors, $5 for students and free for members. Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Family movie

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Boston Parks and Recreation will present a free movie at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Fenway Victory Gardens, 1200 Boylston St.

The Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature “Coco” from Disney/Pixar will be screened. Knucklebones Playspace will provide children’s activities and entertainment at 6 p.m.

Participants can bring low beach chairs or blankets and a picnic supper. Admission is free.

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for more information.

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 through Sept. 25.

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