Here are the calendar items for the rest of the Boston neighborhoods:

Online Pride Story Time with drag performers

Celebrate Pride Month with a virtual story time with local drag performers Just JP and Nüqueer Power from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.

This story time will feature picture books affirming diverse families and queer identities. The stories will be best enjoyed by kids, ages 3through 5, but all families are welcome to attend.

Please register at bpl.org/events to participate in the live Zoom story time. Participants can choose if they would like to participate with or without video.

‘The Pineapple Project’

In honor of Pride Month, the Boston Public Library will host “The Pineapple Project,” an original play about gender, creativity, and each child’s freedom to be who they are from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 22 and Thursday, June 25.

“Boys can’t be princesses!” As a non-binary person and theatre artist, Mal couldn’t ignore this statement made by their niece. Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children, ages 3 to 8, to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity.

This class will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision.

Visit bpl.org/events for information, including registration. People will receive instructions via email on how to logon to the Zoom conference 24 hours prior to the start of the program.

Author event with Brandy Colbert

Teens are invited to join the Boston Public Library for a conversation with author of books for teens, Brandy Colbert from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 22 via Zoom.

She will discuss themes of her books as well as her path to becoming an author.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including the Zoom access information.

Virtual Roslindale Open Mike

Roslindale Open Mike Nights are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays.

Performers will use Zoom. The audience can watch the live or recorded performance on the new Roslindale Open Mike YouTube channel.

Visit roslindaleopenmike.org for more information, including all links.

School busing: Past and future impact

The Boston Public Library will present “School Desegregation in Boston and the United States: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Heading” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.

Farah Stockman is an American journalist who has worked for The Boston Globe and currently reports for The New York Times. In 2016, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in recognition of a series of articles examining the effects of busing on Boston schools. During this talk, Stockman will discuss her experiences reporting on busing in Boston as well as the past and future impact of this monumental moment in Boston and Unites States history.

Join Stockman and Boston Public Library President David Leonard for this virtual conversation about this significant time in Boston history.

This conversation is part of the Lowell Lecture Series. The event is free to the public.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information, including registration.

Author reading: Michelle Gabow

Michelle Gabow, a Jamaica Plain author, will read from Not all There, her latest book and first novel from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.

A café pops up and disappears; books fly off the shelves; a woman with wings offers lodging, and conversations with the dead are more alive than old friendships in this odyssey about two women. Jewel (a 55-year-old woman leaving a 30-year marriage) and Nadine (a 17-year-old dealing with loss and depression) journey on the zigzag path to their deeper selves and the world around them. Separately and together, they experience the pain and power of mutiny and liberation in the terrible trump era and explore living between the lines of Not All There and here.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including the Zoom link.

Online Concert: Global Beatles Day with The Hedgehogs

The Hedgehogs are an acoustic combo, playing songs of the British Invasion - Beatles, Kinks and Honeycombs with all of the honeyed harmonies, clever lyrics, unbeatable backbeat and electric energy of early rock.

Join the Boston Public Library from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 for a concert in celebration of Global Beatles Day. Visit the Brighton Branch's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bplbrighton.

Book Tasters

Looking for a new book, a recipe or just something to do? Join The Boston Public Library once a month for Book Tasters. The next session is from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

Aimed at Grades 4 through 6, the group will read the first chapter of a book, then craft, play games and chat over Zoom. At the end of each session, participants will get a new recipe to try at home. Come for the book preview, stay for the fun.

Email Librarians Patty and Rebecca (rfox@bpl.org) to register and receive a Zoom link. Families are welcome.

305 Live Dance Workout for Teens

Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to join a virtual 305 Fitness private party from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 hosted on Zoom by the Boston Public Library.

305 Fitness is a dance-cardio meets HIIT workout with in-house, DJ curated mixes. In this time of uncertainty and social distancing, 305 Fitness is finding ways to keep people connected and spirits lifted. 305 is all about the live connection, the fun, the silliness with 45-minutes of non-stop movement, laughing, and sweating followed by a fun TikTok dance tutorial. To learn more, check out a #305LIVE class or check them out on Instagram and YouTube.

Email Celia at ccontelmo@bpl.org to register.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Online Book Discussion Club

The Online Book Discussion Club at the Boston Public Library will meet on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 to discuss In the Distance by Hernan Diaz (2017).

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, from whom he was separated in the crowds and chaos during their journey across the sea. Moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West, he is driven back again and again, meeting naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen-and his exploits turn him into a legend.

In the Distance is available in eBook form on Hoopla: www.hoopladigital.com/title/13312155.

Visit bpl.org/events for registration and more information; The Zoom invite will be emailed prior to the meeting.

Waterworks Preschool Summer Series

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Preschool Summer Series geared for children, ages 3- 6 years of age, will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays through July 9 via Zoom.

On June 25, join the Museum’s education staff to learn about water and the three states of matter.

First the group will read from Change it! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You!” Then they will learn how molecules act in each state with a movement-based game. The group will create paintings with ice cubes using materials from home (see the list).

Visit www.waterworksmuseum.org for more information along with the link to register ($4).

Pride Month documentary discussions

In honor of Pride month, join the Boston Public Library for a discussion of the documentaries, “Paris Is Burning” and “The Cockettes” with Fayette Hauser, co-founder of The Cockettes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. These films explore the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality in different eras.

Fayette Hauser is an artist, actress, costume designer, author and co-founder of the Cockettes. The Cockettes were a psychedelic drama troupe comprised of male, female, Black, white, American Indian, straight, queer, cis and trans members who pushed the norms and limits of gender and sexuality.

The documentary is available to watch with a BPL card via Kanopy.

“Paris is Burning” chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latinx, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The documentary is available on YouTube.

Registration is required. To register, email tstafford@bpl.org.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

BPL To Go

As of June 22, patrons can pick up physical items at the Boston Public Library with the new “BPL to Go” program.

Using the library website, phone line, or the “BPL to Go” iPhone app, patrons will be able to “order” (place a hold on) items such as books, DVDs, and CDs.

The pilot program will launch first at the Central Library in Copley Square, the Codman Square Branch, the East Boston Branch, the Jamaica Plain Branch, and the Mattapan Branch and will then gradually be deployed to other branches.

All branches will continue to offer a wide range of digital events and online resources.

Visit www.bpl.org/takeout to learn more.

White Stadium Sports Center summer registration open

The White Stadium Sports Center (located in the Playstead section of Franklin Park) is taking online registration for the free summer programs providing skill-building clinics in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports for children, 7 through 14 years of age.

The drop-in programs are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from July 6 through Aug. 21. Participants can register for one or more weeks at apm.activecommunities.com.

Lunch will be provided; transportation is not. For more information, contact Boston Centers for Youth and Families or the Mayor’s Hotline at 61-635-4500.

Spectacle Island Virtual 5K

Run, walk or roll a 5K anyway you want from June 13 through June 30. You choose the time, the views and the surface. You can get up early and run along the Harborwalk in South Boston, go out on your lunch break and jog or walk the sidewalks in your neighborhood, or get on your treadmill as the sun is setting and crank out 3.1 miles while you binge your favorite show. You do not have to be local to participate – challenge your friends and family wherever they might be.

The registration fee is $20. All the proceeds will benefit Boston Harbor Now and help improve lives of 40,000 youth and their families: Register and learn more at bostonharbornow.org.

Roslindale Village Grab-and-Go Farmers Market

The Roslindale Village Grab-and-Go Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through November at Adams Park, 72 Poplar St.

SNAP/EBT and HIP accepted.

Visit www.Roslindale.net/rvms-farmers-market and/or their social media pages for more information, including the shopping guidelines.

Saturday Beach Yoga with daisyface flow

Join Morgan of daisyface flow & The daisyface Space Studio for her third season of Saturday Beach Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays through the summer at Pleasure Bay Beach, 1918 William J Day Blvd.

This year may look a little different... with mats 6' apart and face masks (optional)…

But the same incredible experience will be offered: Warm sand, sun on your skin, & the background sounds of waves crashing into the beach.

And the same stellar deal - $10 – Venmo is preferred @daisyfaceflow (cash if need be).

Got questions? Morgan has answers at morgan@daisyfaceflow.com.

All are welcome – kiddos, grandmas, any level of yogi - especially first timers.

Visit www.daisyfaceflow.com for more information.

‘Gold Rush:’ A Virtual Escape Room for Teens

The Boston Public Library is back with an all-new, premium escape room experience for its teen patrons – and this one’s a true Golden opportunity.

BPL’s esteemed partner Escape Game Remote Adventures brings you “Gold Rush:” a virtual escape room with a compelling Live component – your very own prospector navigating a physical escape room in real time from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays through June 30.

In “Gold Rush,” up to eight intrepid participants will work together to direct the live prospector to locate and solve a variety of puzzles in order to discover cleverly hidden gold. A simple online inventory will help keep track of everything that you find, but it will take focus, cunning, and logic to put all the pieces together before the mob arrives. A generous hint system offered by a live room host ensures that even beginner-level gold-diggers will enjoy the hunt.

Each participant must have access to Zoom videoconferencing software and an Internet browser in order to communicate and collaborate with others throughout the experience.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information, including registration. All registrants will receive essential confirmation emails prior to the live event.

‘Try-it’ Tuesdays

Look out for a video on Facebook.com/MetroWaterworks at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays showcasing a quick STEM lesson and design challenge related to the Waterworks’ main themes.

If you decided to do the challenge, share it with them by posting a picture or video of your creation in the comments.

Visit waterworksmuseum.org for more information.

Welcome to BOSPUBLIA: A Live Animal Crossing Twitch Stream

For many across the globe, Nintendo's adorable Animal Crossing island simulation has been a welcome respite from the daily doldrums of lives spent mostly walled-in due to current events. Now, thanks to an elite team of Boston Public Library Youth Librarian staff armed with both Switches and Twitches, the library will see new life on its very own Animal Crossing island - known to visitors as BOSPUBLIA. This is free to all.

Join the group from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 30 on BPL’s Teen Services Twitch channel (twitch.tv/BPLts) to inspect, inquire, invest, and invent with them as they build new, thriving versions of their own temporarily-closed libraries in this charming, family-friendly online space.

Drop in anytime to chat with them live using only Twitch, but if you’d like to play alongside them and own the game, drop a line in their Discord by emailing VirtualTeenRoom@bpl.org and they will set you up with a Dodo Code.

Virtual Waterworks tour

The Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill will live stream a tour of the virtual model of their Museum at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Facebook.com/MetroWaterworks page.

Visit waterworksmuseum.org for more information.

Facebook Live: Pajama Story Time

Let's have a pajama party! Grab your coziest PJs and a favorite stuffed animal, and join Librarian Rebecca at the Boston Public Library for a live-streamed Pajama Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through June 25.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through June 26.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand to Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Book discussion: ‘A People’s History of Heaven’

Join the Boston Public Library for a discussion of A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 29.

In the tight-knit community known as Heaven, a ramshackle slum hidden between luxury high-rises in Bangalore, India, five girls on the cusp of womanhood forge an unbreakable bond. Muslim, Christian and Hindu; queer and straight; they are full of life, and they love and accept one another unconditionally. Whatever they have, they share. Marginalized women, they are determined to transcend their surroundings.

When the local government threatens to demolish their tin shacks in order to build a shopping mall, the girls and their mothers refuse to be erased. Together they wage war on the bulldozers sent to bury their homes, and, ultimately, on the city that wishes that families like them would remain hidden forever.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and required registration.

Basics of Improv for Teens

Need a laugh? Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join professionals from Improv Boston for an interactive class teaching the basics of improve from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.

This program will run remotely and will focus on teaching students how to get started in improv. Attendees will get a chance to participate in a variety of fun (and funny) improv exercises.

Participants will be emailed the link Zoom the day of the event.

Visit bpl.org/events for registration and more information.

#ZooToYou

Tune in on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. for #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with the care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and lots more.

Visit zoonewengland.org for more information.

Zoos now open

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are now (partially) open.

At each park, guests will be invited to experience an Outdoor Safari Walk, a one-way trail through most of the zoos exhibits.

Visit zoonewengland.org to learn more about the re-opening procedures before you visit.

Massart Made Virtual Spring Market 2020

The MassArt Made Virtual Spring Market is a temporary online showcase of student and alumni artwork available through Etsy and other independent e-commerce websites through Tuesday, June 30.

Shop artwork, jewelry, fashion and more from more than 200 student alumni-owned businesses

For Dial-In Information: massart.edu/springmarket2020

For more information: calendar.massart.edu/event/massart_made_virtual_spring_market_2020#.XrWJAS8pChA.

Pop Up! Portal Art Market

The livelihood of local artists, musicians, makers, and teachers is in jeopardy due to widespread event cancellations and lost gigs. In response, the Harvard Ed Portal is hosting an online market to help connect to this network of creative – many from the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods – through Tuesday, June 30.

Check out the featured artists and shop for something special. Your purchases will support local artists. All of the proceeds go directly to the artists through their individual sales platforms.

Visit the Pop-Up! Portal Art Market online at https://edportal.harvard.edu/pop-portal-arts.

‘WELLNESS: Art for Physical and Emotional Healing’

Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) presents its first virtual 360 degree exhibition WELLNESS: Art for Physical and Emotional Healing. This curated exhibit can be seen and experienced in the Unbound Visual Arts Virtual Exhibition Gallery 24 hours a day through June 30 at UnboundVisualArts.org/wellness-virtual-exhibit.

This event showcases 29 works by 13 UVA member artists and their different understandings of physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness — the wellness of a person, an animal, and even nature itself and the interaction and relationship among all three. The works in the exhibit demonstrate how art can help us both understand and represent the concept of wellness.

Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) is a 7-year-old local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of artists and art enthusiasts based in Allston-Brighton.

Visit www.UnboundVisualArts.org or phone 617-657-4278 to learn more about the organization, this exhibition and the artists.

Fresh Truck open air markets

The Fresh Truck weekly markets provide fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables while keeping staff volunteers, and shoppers safe during the COVID-19 crises.

Locations now open:

Mondays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BHA & Newtown, 38 O’Reilley Way in Charlestown

Tuesdays: 2 to 4 p.m. at PJK School, 343 Saratoga St., in East Boston

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Broadway BHA, 7 Joyce Hayes Way in South Boston

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to noon at Mary Ellen McCormack BHA, Sterling Square in South Boston

Fridays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklin Field BHA, 90 Ames St. in Dorchester

Fridays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faneuil Gardens BHA, 45 Faneuil St. in Brighton

Cash, credit & EBT/HIP accepted at all locations.

Visit www2.thefreshtruck.org for the most updated schedule.

Connect with nature

Many of the trails in the Audubon sanctuaries are open (with specific guidelines) and a list of trails with trail maps by region are available for your enjoyment.

The Boston Nature Center (Mattapan) and other Audubon properties have a variety of summer programs planned for children, youth and adults, including a counselor-in-training program. Learn more in their program catalogs.

Find out what Mother Nature has in store for the coming weeks with Mass Audubon’s monthly guide to the natural world.

Check out their array of online programs as well.

Visit massaudobon.org to learn more.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston ` `

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston provides a comprehensive array of services for people in need.

Please consider donating food, gift cards or hygiene products to keep their food pantries and basic needs operations open and fully stocked.

Phone their Administrative Offices at 617-464-8500 for donation guidelines.

Visit www.ccab.org for a list of places that they service along with more information.

Franklin Park Zoo seeks donations

Although the Franklin Park Zoo is partially open, donations to the “All Our Animals Fund” can still be made to keep the Zoo’s mission alive, to provide vital care to their animals and maintain the Zoo’s infrastructure.

The Zoo has set up the “All Our Animals Fund” and is asking for donations to continue its mission.

Visit zoonewengland.org for more information, including ways to donate.

Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café – Ways you can help

During this period of social distancing, here are a few ways you can continue to support the Haley House community:

Donate to their 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 for Haley House Bakery Cafe or Order Take Out/Delivery – This helps stabilize finances for their newly re-launched social enterprise at the Haley House Bakery Café (12 Dade St. Roxbury) by purchasing gift cards or ordering their take out or delivery. Make sure to follow them on social media for live-streamed concerts and ways to support artists through virtual programming in collaboration with SIDE Presents.

Donate Non-Perishable Food or Sanitizing Items – See the list of in-kind donations they can use, or send them items from their Amazon Charity Lists.

Haley House says, “We know this is hard on a lot of people and many of us feel isolated but for 54 years we have believed in #FoodWithPurpose and the #PowerOfCommunity and we’re not stopping now!”

Visit haleyhouse.org/covid19response/ for more details.

MTW online purchases and book/textile donations

More Than Words stores are accepting donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and Video Games along with gently used clothing and shoes to keep their youth-run business in operation. All donations are fully tax deductible. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

You can also shop online for books, music, home goods and décor, collectibles, and other fine products.

Visit mtwyouth.org for more details, including the list of locations and COVID-19 safety guidelines for drop-offs and links to purchase.

A-B Community Supper – Take Out

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton is serving take out suppers outside from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

A-B Food Pantry – Open

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays for eligible Allston-Brighton residents and food distribution is taking place. Call if you need delivery service.

Visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046 for updated information on how to receive services or to volunteer.

A-B Thrift Shop – Temporarily closed

The Thrift Shop at the Brighton-Allston 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, but it is now temporarily closed.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046 for more information.

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 bit.ly/jpmutualaid 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 mutualaidjamaicaplain@gmail.com with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.

Me2/orchestra

Me2/Orchestra is a welcoming, multi-generational, inclusive classical music organization. The focus is on a supportive music-making environment and stigma-erasing performances for all ability levels. There is no audition and no participation fee to join.

New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, email info@me2orchestra.org, call 802-238-8369 or visit www.Me2orchestra.org.

The Neighborhood 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.

Visit www.humannetworkinitiative.com/neighborhoods for more information.

Free citywide meal sites for Boston residents

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” meals for Boston residents in need.

For a list of meal sites, visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map--409806 or www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098.

Phone 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov with questions or concerns or for other information.

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