Here are more Boston neighborhood notes

‘Line to Freedom’

“Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative” will be held at First Church in Roxbury at 10 Putnam St. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 with a pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event.

In celebration of Juneteenth, Boston Lyric Opera and Castle of our Skins reprise this impactful concert series showcasing the lives and stories of legendary liberators through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, these inspiring lives take center stage: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson, Roland Hayes, and Paul Robeson.

Music of composers such as Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore will be featured.

For more information, visit

Opioid Boot Camp

An Opioid Boot camp will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave. in Richards Hall, Room 236, presented by Students for Health Justice at NEU and the SCA.

The Opioid Boot camp is an inter-disciplinary event that will engage students in healthcare, social work, law and public policy in the intricacies of policy and practice surrounding the opioid epidemic.

The program will utilize case and problem-based scenarios, simulation and other teaching methods for an interactive day of learning and cooperativity.

Story showcase

The PRX Podcast Garage will present Story Showcase from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at 267 Western Ave. [rear] in Allston.

Listen to 10 stories that were produced during a week-long Transom Traveling Workshop by new radio makers..

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‘Into the Thaw’

PRX Podcast Garage will host “Into the Thaw: Stories from Antarctica with PRI's The World” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at 267 Western Ave. [rear] in Allston.

This event will include photos, video and audio from reporter Carolyn Beeler’s experience in Antarctica, as well as her stories from the front lines of climate change.

The future of coastal cities around the world depends on what happens to the thick sheet of ice that covers West Antarctica.

For more information about this program and about PRX Podcast Garage, visit

For more information about PRI’s The World (Public Radio International), visit

‘Boys Can’t Be Princesses’

In honor of Pride Month, The Pineapple Project will present “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” at the Hyde Park Branch Library at 35 Harvard Ave. from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 and the Honan-Allston Branch Library at 300 North Harvard St. in Allston from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 21.

Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity. This event is recommended for children, ages 1 through 12.

For more information, stop by the library or visit

Roxbury International Film Festival

A free outdoor screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn will be held during the pre-festival celebration on June 19.

The festival opens the following day with Jennifer Sharp’s surreal and cerebral Una Great Movie and continues through June 29 with a varied lineup of narrative, experimental, and documentary films by, for and about people of color, giving voice to diverse cultures, both local and worldwide.

The closing night film is Don’t Be Nice, a rousing doc about a team of young New York City slam poets competing in the national championship.

Most screenings are followed by a discussion with the filmmaker or filmmakers.

The full lineup with locations and ticket prices can be found on the MFA’s website at

Watercolor Painting

The ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop for children, ages nine and up, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Sunday, June 23 at Chandler Pond, Lake Shore Rd. in Brighton.

The workshops welcome artists of all skill levels to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces, with instruction and materials provided.

For more information on this workshop and other programs ParkARTS, visit, call 617-635-4505 or email

Yoga for older adults

The Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury will hold Saturday yoga classes for adults, ages 55 and older, from 10 to 11 a.m. through June 29.

Wear clothes to comfortably move in. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome.

This program is made possible by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust and the New England Baptist Hospital.

‘Hugs and Play’

Join ABCD and other parents for toddler activities and companionship at the Mattapan Branch Library at 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

“Hugs and Play” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays through July 1. This is a drop-in activity, recommended for children, ages one through five. Groups must pre-register.

For more information, call 617-298-9218.

Shirley-Eustis House opening

The Shirley-Eustis House (33 Shirley St., Roxbury) Association’s regular tour season is now underway and runs through Aug. 24.

Tours of the home, carriage house, gardens and historic fruit orchards will be conducted between 1and 4 p.m. every Saturday.

More information about rates and the regular tour season schedule can be found on SEHA’s website at or by calling 617-442-2275.

Farmers’ market

The Roslindale Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 16 in the refurbished Adams Park.

With more than 30 vendors, including six local produce farmers, two farms featuring locally raised meat, cheese and fresh eggs, locally baked breads and goodies, and an array of other specialty food and craft vendors, this year’s market also brings music and children’s entertainment to Roslindale Village every Saturday.

Free parking is available.

For more information, visit

MoW bike-a-thon

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigoruous Youth will be hosting Mattapan on Wheels (MoW) 9th annual Bike-a-thon: Encore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 (Rain date: Saturday, July 27).

On-Site registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the George H. Walker Playground, 528 Norfolk St.

The bike ride/tour of Mattapan and neighboring communities begin at 9 a.m.

During MoW, riders of all ages and skill levels will come together, get physically active and pedal to make Mattapan a more bike-friendly neighborhood. After the ride, grab some food at the 14th annual Hoops and Scoops event.

For information on the three routes:

Family Ride: 9 miles. Destination: Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester

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Intermediate Ride: 17 miles. Destination: Carson Beach, Dorchester

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Expert Ride: 23 miles. Destination: Castle Island, South Boston

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For more information on participating as a rider, volunteer or vendor, visit, email:, call 617-433-7050 or go to

ASD workshop

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Boston Children's Hospital offers a 90-minute workshop for parents and caregivers to connect with each other and to learn more about your child's diagnosis, including: common recommendations, therapies and services plus resources and tips.

The next workshop is at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Other workshops are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12; 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.

The workshops are held at Boston Children's Hospital Longwood Campus at 300 Longwood Ave. in the Byers Conference Room B (in the Enders Building, to the right of the main hospital emergency department entrance).

For more information, call Kelly Federico at 617-355-5999.

Parking validation is provided for the main Children's Hospital parking garage.