Here are the notes for the rest of the Boston neighborhoods:

Roslindale Winter Farmers Market – Canceled

The Roslindale Winter Farmers Market that was scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 28 at the Sons of Italy, 30 Birch St. has been canceled.

The Market featured a rotating roster of about 15 vendors showcasing fresh veggies, prepared specialty foods and crafts.

There are plans for the Summer Farmers Market, which begins on June 6th.

Visit for more information.

2020 Youth Job and Resource Fair – Canceled

The 2020 Youth Job and Resource Fair, scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, has been canceled.

Visit, email or phone 617-635-4202 for more information.

Music for Food Concert – Canceled

Music for Food, a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities, originally scheduled for March 29 at the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church in West Roxbury, has been canceled.

All donations would have supported the Roslindale Foot Pantry.

Visit for other information.

Franklin Park Zoo seeks donations

Franklin Park Zoo is closed for now. All events and education programs have been canceled.

The Zoo would like donations for its All Our Animals Fund. These are difficult days and the zoo staff is working hard to be fiscally responsible while caring for the animals. The zoo needs your financial help.

Visit for more information.

Webinar: 2020 Census Day Explained for Families with Disabilities

Join Ellen Taverna, Policy Officer at The ARC of Massachusetts, and The ARC’s 2020 Census team for a run through of the 2020 Census Day: what it is, why it matters to people with disabilities, a run through of a mock census form, and more from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

Visit or email or phone 781- 891-6270 for registration and other information.

Book launch reception – Postponed

A special celebration in honor of SEHA’s first major publication William Shirley, King’s Governor of Massachusetts was scheduled to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley St. in Roxbury.

Visit and/or for more information about the event and/or publication.

Email or phone 617-442-2275 for reservations by March 26.

Waterworks Museum – Closed

Waterworks Museum is temporarily closed until further notice and all events scheduled for March have been canceled.

Waterworks Book Group – TBD

The Waterworks Wednesday Book Group was to meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill to discuss Back Bay by William Martin.

Visit for other information, including the book and the museum.

Mass Audubon – Closed

The Mass Audubon has closed all Nature Centers, Museums, and Shops and canceled all programs for now.

Visit for other information.

Design Week – Postponed

There’s still time to play a role in helping to pick who will be recognize for their leadership and talent within the area’s design community. The winners were going to be honored at The Boston Design Week Awards presentation, which was to be held at the Artist for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston on April 3 as part of the seventh annual Boston Design Week. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, that event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced.

Nominations will remain open indefinitely for three awards: Mentor of the Year (co-sponsored by the Over My Shoulder Foundation), Innovator of the Year and the Social Impact Award.

Two other awards have already been decided. The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez: a master furniture maker and President Emeritus of the North Bennet Street School. The Producers Choice Award will be presented to The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Selected nominees will be invited to attend the awards’ event, which is co-sponsored by Artists for Humanity.

To learn more about the awards and how to take part, visit

For more information and updates about the plans for Boston Design Week programs, visit

Bingocize – Canceled

Bingocize was being offered from 3 to 4 p.m. through April 1 at BCYF Roche Family Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (followed by lunch, included) through April 2 at Blake Estates, 1344 Hyde Park Hyde Park.

For more information or to register contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or email or

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

BPS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students until further notice. A variety of packaged meal options will be available for pick up. Locations will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the schools. View all locations here.

Free meals for all students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

Visit for a list of meal sites or phone 617-635-3717 or email for other information. See all locations here.

If you need additional food resources, you can contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.

Roslindale Open Mike Night – Canceled through April

Roslindale Open Mike Nights are usually held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at The Boston School of English, 8l4 South St. in Roslindale.

Doors open and sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.; Show starts at 7 p.m., Mini-set at 8:45 p.m. and Feature at 9 p.m.

Visit for other details, including a lineup of featured guests.

Flagship Clubhouse Girls Day – Update

The Flagship Clubhouse, 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury hosts Girls Day, for ages 14 through 18, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on most Tuesdays. The Clubhouse is closed through March, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

Clubhouse members get access to the latest technology, including a 3D printer, a professional music studio, digital cameras, Pro Tools, Logic, Sculptris, Adobe, and much more. There are also special events held throughout the year.

Visit for other details.

Flagship Clubhouse open house – Update

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury is open to families and youth, ages 8 through 14, on the first Saturday of every month from noon to 6 p.m. The Clubhouse is closed through March, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

The open houses are designed to give families a sense of what goes on in the Clubhouse as well as give younger children a taste of what is to come in a few short years.

Make a beat in the music studio, create a custom sticker using a vinyl cutter, create a button with the button machine and play in Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift headset are a few of the activities available.

Visit for more information.

Spring into Yoga – Canceled

Quiet your mind, energize your body, and achieve relaxation with Spring into Yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 6 at Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. in Allston.

Each class will incorporate flowing, intentional Vinyasa-style movements, stretches, and breathing practices to relax the body. Modifications will be offered for participants of all levels to ensure your maximum benefit and healthy alignment.

Visit for reservations and other information.

Friday Fun Tennis – Site closed through April 13

The Franklin Park Tennis Association will host Friday Fun Tennis from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury.

The goal of this program, designed for adults and youth, 12 years of age and older, is to build and expand individual skills and provide opportunities to practice play based skills. Must be able to rally and play points. The complex is closed through April 13.

Visit or to register prior to attending.

Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network

Social Distancing does not Equal Social Isolation.

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

For information and to get involved in the Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network, visit where you will find, among other information, links to:

Resource List – a centralized place for individuals, families, service providers and others to find information:

Current Offerings List – a public non-editable “offerings” spreadsheet that people can view and reach out to others directly for support (the list is growing and you can add your information as well).

Current Needs List – if you are in need of something that is not found on the Current Offerings List, you can add your information/needs.

The Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network is a powerful way to build strong connections and there are several ways that you can be a part of the group.

Email with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.

The Neighorhood Aid Network

Social Distancing does not Equal Social Isolation.

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

State Representative Liz Miranda Community Care Response Team is working hard to partner people in the 5th Suffolk District of Roxbury and Dorchester with the services we all need to deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Here is the link to these services:

Haley House – Ways you can help

Here are a few ways you can continue helping The Haley House from afar during this continued period of social distancing:

Donate to the Emergency Fund: Since they switched the Haley House Soup Kitchen (23 Dartmouth St. South End) to take out, members of the Live-In Community have been able to serve an average of 70 meals each day. Funds will be used to purchase food and materials for these take-out meals and as emergency support for their staff.

Purchase gift cards: This helps stabilize finances for their newly re-launched social enterprise and to launch an evening family-style take-out and delivery menu, along with some exciting ways to support artists through virtual programming, all at the Haley House Bakery Café (12 Dade St. Roxbury).

Donate non-perishable food or sanitizing items: see list of items needed, such as hand-sanitizer or Clorox wipes.

Visit for Links and other details.

BPL is closed; online services continue to grow

All locations of the Boston Public Library are closed until further notice.

Please note the following:

• All events, classes, concerts and talks taking place at all locations of the Boston Public Library are at this time either cancelled or postponed.

• The BPL will waive overdue fines for our library patrons through May 1st..

• During this time, the library is expanding automatic renewals and allowing people to keep their books and other materials for 15 weeks, instead of the usual three weeks.

• The BPL has pushed back library card expiration dates - if your card is due for renewal, you will have until October to renew it.

• The library is increasing the limits on accrued fines before an account is blocked. Use of online library services will not be suspended for patrons during this period.

• The library foresees no interruption in its digital services, which will remain on line for cardholders to enjoy remotely. In the coming days and weeks, the library will increase its online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources. Details about and links to remote library services can be found at

• The library is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of the visitors and staff. Further updates to our operating hours will be announced on our website, on our social media platforms, and through email.

• For more information on the library closure, visit

• If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email

BCYF activities canceled

The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers many programs for people of all ages throughout the city.

BCYF’s network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all BCYF pools, gyms and fitness centers are closed and all programming is suspended.

Select BCYF locations are meal pick-up sites only for students who rely on daily free breakfast and lunch provided by schools. Find sites and their hours of operation at

To learn more about the centers, visit

Winter Fitness Series – Canceled

The Boston Parks and Recreation Winter Fitness Series and Pop-Up Parties all Boston Neighborhoods scheduled through April have been canceled.

CSzBoston open house/workshop – Update

CSzBoston will hold an open house/workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on April 4 at The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale.

The 90-minute workshop is a fun, low-pressure, low cost, low carb way to get your feet wet, learn some improv basics, and play ComedySportz-style improve games with experienced instructors.

They teach improv, driven by their mission and guided by their values of Collaboration, Inspiration, Gratitude and Fun.

Visit or email for registration and more information, including the schedule status.

ComedySportz – Update

Check out ComedySportz at 8 p.m. on Fridays and at 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Rozzie Square Theater, 6 Basile St. in Roslindale.

At ComedySportz, two teams of improvisers will compete in a head-to-head battle to be crowned the funniest – the players will make it up based on suggestions, a referee will keep things moving, and the family-friendly audience will determine the winner.

Visit for tickets ($12 to $25) and other details, including the schedule status.

Riot Improv – Update

Riot Improv, the flagship group of The Riot Theater Company at the Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St., Roslindale will present a variety of shows, including Your Quirky Family, Stories to Scenes, and Songs to Scenes, that come in many delicious and hilarious flavors from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Visit or phone 617-942-0294 for tickets ($10-$15) and other details, including the schedule status.

Riot X – Update

Riot Theater Company brings you Riot X – the experimental theater group – from 10 to 11:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St., Roslindale.

30 original two-minute plays written by the ensemble, for the ensemble – all performed in a random order determined by the audience that night are at turns funny, dramatic, nostalgic, relevant, irrelevant, abstract, always fresh, and never illusory.

Visit or phone 617-942-0294 for tickets ($10) and other details, including the schedule status.

A-B Community Supper

The Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton hosts a Community Supper from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls provides bags of fruit, vegetables, breads and desserts to all dinner guests.

Everyone is welcome to attend these suppers which have been held for the past 40 years.

Visit, phone 617-254-4046 or email for more information, especially during this “transitional” time.

A-B Food Pantry

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry, held at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year, with the exception of November and December (with one holiday distribution), for eligible Allston-Brighton residents.

Visit, or phone 617-254-4046 for more information on how and when to receive services or to volunteer, especially during this “transitional” time.

A-B Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, is usually open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

There will be an assortment of seasonal clothing for children and adults, books, kitchen items and much more, always fresh, always changing.

A “free store” will also be available for out-of-season clothing and over-stocked books and toys.

Visit or phone 617-254-4046 for more information, especially during this “transitional” time.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 495 Western Ave. in Brighton from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays; at Beechland Circle in Roslindale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; at 8 Elm Hill Ave. in Roxbury from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays; at 1137 River Way in Hyde Park from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; and at 434 Warren St. in Roxbury from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.

Visit for more information, including delivery status.

Two Dollar-A-Bag Sites

Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag. All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.

The trucks will be at the following sites:

Hyde Park:

Malone Apartments, 11 Gordon Ave. from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays; and

Hassan Apartments, 705 River St. (enter via Thorn St.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on alternate Fridays.


Harbor Health Elder Services, 1135 Morton St. (enter back of building, near garden) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. alternate Wednesdays (from Sept. 11); and

Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Ave. first floor lobby area from 4 to 5 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.

Roslindale and West Roxbury:

Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays and Ohrenberger Community Center., 175 W. Boundary Rd. in West Roxbury from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays.


First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; Yawkey Boys & Girls Club, 115 Warren St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays;

Dimock Health Center, 45 Dimock St. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on alternate Thursdays;

Walnut Park Apt., 1990 Columbus Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays;

Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont St. (second floor Community Room) from 1 to 2 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays; Roxbury Tenants, 805 Huntington Ave. from 3 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month; and Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. (in Front Lobby) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Visit or phone 617-288-6185 for other information, including delivery status.

Ice Chips Celebration – Canceled

The Skating Club of Boston will present Ice Chips Celebration 2020 at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 at Harvard University’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center, 65 N. Harvard St. in Allston.

This year’s show will feature two-time World Champion and three-time US Champion, Nathan Chen; a stunning cast of skaters and specialty performers; and the Club’s very own national and international competitors including soloists, group production numbers and teams.

Visit for tickets and other information.

All proceeds will benefit Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.