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

Robot building party

You’re invited! Bring a friend, make new ones and build a robot with Girl Scouts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Parents and caregivers are also invited to join in.

Visit for more information and registration to this free virtual event.

SketchBoston at Franklin Park

Boston Society of Landscape Architects will host SketchBoston from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Franklin Park, North Walnut Entrance following health and safety guidelines.

SketchBoston is an up and coming sketching group for anyone interested in drawing the dynamic landscapes of Boston and beyond. All skill levels are encouraged to join us. There will be time for sketching and for sharing.

Bring a mask and your own sketching materials (sketchbooks, watercolors, pens, pencils, markers, etc.).

Visit for more information and registration.

Oldies Night featuring PACO

Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston will host Oldies Night featuring PACO at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Paco is a great 70-year old crooner and plays Oldies from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with a full band of young college guys from Berklee. Grab your brylcreem and your bobby socks and pull the T-Bird outta the garage.

All ages show. No reservations required. Plenty of free parking.

** Outdoor venue w/ capacity limited to 50 people. Social distance seating. Masks required. **

Visit for more information.

JP Movie Night: Drive-In ‘LaLa Land’

JP Movie Night will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at St. Theresa of Avila parking lot, 2078 Centre St. in West Roxbury. The feature presentation is La La Land.

About the movie: Here's to fools who dream! While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist (Ryan Gosling) and a struggling actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Visit for more information and reservations ($40) for this drive-in movie experience.

Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes

Riot Improv (at The Rozzie Square Theater in Roslindale) is collaborating with MassMouth in a unique mash-up to create hilarious improv comedy with a narrative twist from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. All performances are virtual.

Riot Improv will create improv scenes inspired by real-life tales of humor, tragedy, love, and more, performed live by MassMouth storytellers. MassMouth is non-profit organization founded in 2008 that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts and the greater Boston area. Check them out at

Visit for more information and registration (0-$15) for the Zoom link.

‘People, Power and Place’

Join the Mel King Institute and Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) as they explore the history of community organizing and major events that have taken place in Greater Boston at “People, Power and Place: A History of Organizing and Movement Building Workshop Series.”

Participants will be able to: Learn from people who were change makers and on the front lines of major historic events; Engage in exercises that will help conceptualize how organizers, residents, and allies-built power and overcame challenges and Apply lessons to their current work and on how to move forward to address present issues.

Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on line via Zoom as follows:

Sept. 23: Workshop I

Learn about the movement that brought many leaders throughout Greater Boston together to stop the extension of the I-95 Highway. The workshop will feature Karilyn Crockett, author of People vs. Highways.

Sept. 30: Workshop II

Learn about Boston’s Tenants Rights activism from the 1970s – 1990s, the repeal of rent control laws, and the work of people who fought for public housing tenants’ rights. Additionally, you'll learn about the formation of the Community Reinvestment Coalition in order to stop racial discrimination in mortgage lending. The workshop will feature speakers current and former public housing resident leaders from Greater Boston and organizers from MAHA.

Oct. 14: Workshop III

Learn about the foreclosure crisis that occurred on 2007-2013 and how people organized locally, statewide, and nationally to address the issue. In addition, gain perspective on how organizations are working to increase funding for affordable housing today. The workshop will feature speakers including representatives from the HERO Coalition and City Life Vida Urbana.

Go to for more information and Zoom registration.

Financial Wellness 2020

Now more than ever, it is important to focus on one's wellbeing – not just physical and emotional health, but also financial wellness. The Harvard University Employees' Credit Union and the Harvard Ed Portal have partnered to offer three workshops that will teach you how to overcome financial challenges by setting small, achievable goals using available resources. The group will meet via Zoom from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on select Thursdays as follows:

Sept. 24 – Part 1: Improving Money Habits

The key to understanding your finances is to also understand your spending or saving habits. In this workshop, you will learn to identify your financial goals and better understand what motivates you. You will also learn more about your own "money personality," and learn how to develop steps to achieve your goals.

Oct. 8 – Part 2: Budgeting 101

In order to make a plan to improve finances, it is first very important to understand all expenses and how they relate to your income. This workshop will provide easy-to-use tools and resources to develop your own budget.

Oct. 22 – Part 3: Debt Management

Reducing overall debt is a way to provide certainty for oneself in these challenging times. In the workshop, you will learn how to make a plan to pay down debt. With low interest rates, now is a time to look for refinancing options that may be available.

Visit for more information and registration. Although attendance at all three workshops is not required, they strongly recommend signing up for all sessions to maximize your experience.

‘The Struggle for Freedom: Patriots of Color at Bunker Hill’

The Shirley-Eustis House Association, Boston National Historical Park and the Gibson House Museum will host an online presentation followed by a Q&A at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 highlighting the lives of four Black men – some enslaved, some free – who fought against the British at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775.

Barzillai Lew, Cuff Blanchard-Chambers, Cuff Whittemore and Jude Hall were among the thousands of men of color who chose to fight with the Patriots in a war that seemed to hold no explicit promise of liberty for Black people.

Boston National Historical Park staff members Merrill Kohlhofer and Gabriella Hornbeck have combed through archival records and recent research to piece together the stories of these four men and their reasons for supporting the Patriot cause. The presentation offers a sample of the growing efforts among historians to revisit and revise the conventional stories we tell about the American Revolution.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information and registration, visit or

Kanopy Club: ‘Boy’

The Boston Public Library invites everyone to watch the film Boy on and then join the discussion on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

About Boy: Acclaimed director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) presents a creative coming-of-age comedy set in 1984, following an eleven-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic nicknamed "Boy" (James Rolleston). With his mother dead and father AWOL, Boy becomes the head of a household full of kids when his Nana leaves town for a funeral.

Out of nowhere, Boy's Dad (Waititi) rolls up in a vintage car with his "gang," and turns Boy's life upside down. There are treasure hunts, fistfights and falling-outs as Boy grapples to learn why his Dad left the family so long ago.

Visit for more information, including registration. A Zoom invite will be emailed to people who register.

‘Stamped from the Beginning’ book discussion

The Friends of the Roslindale Branch and the Jamaica Plain Branch library are sponsoring a discussion of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi, led by local educator Josh Frank on Zoom.

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

Because this is a very popular book, the sessions will be offered from 9:15 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.

Visit for more information and Zoom registration.

Animal dance party

Bring a friend make new ones and get WILD on the dance floor with Girl Scouts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Parents and caregivers are also invited.

Visit for more information and registration to this free virtual event.

Improv workshop with ComedySportz

Have you been interested in taking an improv class but not sure if it’s for you?

Are you looking to improve skills that will help you in your personal and professional life?

Is "take an improv class" on your list of things someone recommended to you?

Try the “CSz 00 - Open House."

Their 75-minute workshop is a fun, low-pressure, low cost, low carb way to get up on your feet, learn some improv basics and play ComedySportz-style improv games with Artistic Director Courtney Pong. No experience required (though certainly welcome). Recommended for ages 18 and older.

The next free class is slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 on Zoom.

Visit for more information and registration.

Rock Night featuring Sydney Harte, Blue Manic & The Flooding

Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston will host Rock Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 featuring Sydney Harte, Blue Manic & The Flooding.

Sydney Harte is well respected in the Dallas Fort Worth music scene, and has performed all over the country. Blue Manic is a new alternative rock group based out of Allston.

The Flooding is a three-piece metal/hardcore band from Lowell.

All ages welcome. No reservations required. Plenty of free parking.

** Outdoor venue w/ capacity limited to 50 people. Social distance seating. Masks required. **

Visit for more information.

Riot X: Live-ish 30 Virtual Plays in Your Real World

RIOT X (at The Rozzie Square Theater in Roslindale) has metamorphosed their monthly live show caterpillar into a beautiful weekly video butterfly.

They invite you to watch it flutter its wings spectacularly with a tantalizing hybrid of brand-new live plays, brand-new video plays, and brand-new-ish other video plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 10.

Visit for more information and registration (0-$15) for the Zoom link.

Roxbury 'All Ideas' Pitch Night

EforAll and Roxbury Innovation Center have teamed up to virtually host Pitch Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Pitch Night is an opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win prize funding. If you want to grow your network, make meaningful connections and witness up and coming businesses in the Greater Roxbury region, this event is the place to be.

They invite the public to be a part of this exciting, interactive, and free online event. And the audience gets to choose a “Fan Favorite” winner.

Visit and/or for more info. Visit for reservations.

Rainbow Peace Flag Project/City Peace Project

The mission of the Rainbow Peace Flag Project is to extend kindness and caring across national borders, with love that includes people of all sexualities, genders, abilities, religions, races and cultures, and to condemn acts of violence and hatred, embracing peaceful dialogue instead.

The City Peace Project (part of the Rainbow Peace Flag Project) – an effort of individuals and local groups in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan to share the message of peace, inclusivity and non-violence – is inviting people to display Peace Flags at homes, spiritual institutions, schools, businesses and throughout their communities.

This is an ambitious effort and they welcome all who would like to volunteer to help package, distribute, promote, display, and share their story of why this symbol is important for them, their family, loved ones or community.

Donations are accepted, but not required to receive a flag or flag display.

Request for flags or offers to volunteer can be sent to Donations can be made at


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 for more information.

Activist Kids Book Club

The Boston Public Library is hosting the Kid Activist Book Club from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Mar. 20

Throughout the 26-weeks, the group will focus on a different page in A is for Activist, read other picture books about the issues and movements discussed in the book, learn about kid activists throughout history and today, and talk about what everyone can do to make the world a little more just.

This group is best for kids, ages six and up.

Questions can be directed to the Roslindale Branch Children's Librarian Miss Celeste at

Visit for more information and registration.

Parks Fitness: Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga with Born Bi-Kim will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 27 at Marcella Playground, 260 Highland St. in Roxbury.

Born Bi-Kim leads a series of restorative yoga and light meditation offerings throughout the summer. These classes, open to all ages and levels, offer light, self-body massage techniques. There will also be question and answer time after each session.

Registration is required at Visit for more information.

Early literacy playgroup (on Zoom)

Parents and caregivers with children, five years old and younger, are invited to join Boston Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays for an interactive and informal program that includes playtime, songs, conversation, and early literacy information.

Visit for more information, including required registration. The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Parks Fitness: Penalty Box with Anthony

Penalty Box with Anthony will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Sept. 28 at Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St. in Hyde Park.

Registration is required at Visit for more information.

Virtual Roslindale ‘Open Mike’

Roslindale “Open Mike” Nights will be 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 for more information, including all links.

Parks Fitness: Cardio and Core with Ella

Cardio and Core with Ella will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 28 at Walker Playground, 550 Norfolk St. in Mattapan.

Registration is required at Visit for more information.

Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live

Join Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for an as-long-as-we're-cooped-up.

Bookmatch Duo plays a range of original, traditional and contemporary instrumental music, including old-time, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, waltzes, contra dance tunes and English country dance tunes.

Visit for more information.

Jackbox Party Gaming for Teens on Twitch

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Jackbox Party Gaming on Twitch from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 28 in the Virtual Teen Room.

They’ll host a series of wacky, irreverent online games, all of which are designed to be played by large audiences.

Visit for more details, including registration.

Beach Yoga with daisyface flow

Join Morgan of daisyface flow & the daisyface Space Studio for her third season of Beach Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Pleasure Bay Beach, 1918 William J. Day Blvd.

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

But the same incredible experience will be offered: Warm sand, sun on your skin and 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

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

Visit for more information.

Facebook Live: Story and a craft

What will people create today? Children, ages 4 to 8, are invited to join the Boston Public Library for a live-streamed story time and craft from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 at www/

Visit for more information.

Facebook Live Storytime: PJ Storytime

Let's have a pajama party! Join Librarian Rebecca from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 29 for a live-streamed Pajama Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at

Parks Fitness: Afrobeats Dance

Afrobeats Dance with Afrobeats Dance Boston will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 1 at Malcolm X Park, 150 Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Registration is required at Visit for more information.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – sponsored by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 30.

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 events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Gallery show: Roxbury/South End juried exhibition

Following a lengthy shutdown due to COVID-19, the Piano Craft Gallery Board of Directors issued an open call for work from artists that live or work in the surrounding South End and Roxbury neighborhoods. Jurors "The Daughter of Contrast" Althea Krisiukenas Bennet, Jamaal "Barry" Bonnette, Rion Folan, and Erik Grau selected work to be exhibited onsite and online in order to showcase a large amount of diverse local talent.

These works will be on view at the Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St. through Sunday, Sept. 27 following health and safety guidelines.

Gallery hours: 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment

Visit for more information.

Free Bluebikes passes for essential workers

To assist re-opening efforts, the City of Boston is offering free Bluebikes passes to help people get to work at hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, or at restaurants and retail establishments in Boston (and other nearby areas) through Sept. 30.

Visit for more information, including pass applications.

Boston Lights: A lantern experience at Franklin Park Zoo

Experience the wonder of more than 50 magnificent large-scale displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted large-scale lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres. The first of its kind in New England, this lantern experience will dazzle and delight guests of all ages.

Franklin Park Zoo invites you to walk (socially distanced, of course) through a luminous 66-foot-long shark tunnel, dramatic entrance arches, radiant flower gardens and traditional Asian lantern scenes. Glimmering butterflies, whimsical ocean scenes, a 26-foot-tall giant panda and a majestic 197-foot-long dragon will light up the night sky. Little entertainers can even make their own music on a giant step-and-play piano.

All of the lanterns are illuminated with energy saving LED lights.

This show can be enjoyed from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 1.

Visit for more information and tickets.

Big Sister mentoring

Since 1951, the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston continues to make and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between thousands of women and girls each year.

The Big Sister professional staff matches a girl between the ages of 7 and 15 with a woman who is at least 20 years old, based on shared preferences and interests and continues to provide award-winning (virtual) support and guidance to each Big Sister, Little Sister, and Little sister’s family.

To learn more about how to become a Big Sister or to enroll a girl to become a Little Sister, visit

Suicide survivor support group

DeeDee’s Cry will host an ongoing weekly support group for suicide survivors. If you are a suicide attempt survivor seeking a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about the feelings that led you to attempt and the impact that your attempt had on your life visit to sign up.

DeeDee's Cry provide resources and programs to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention in communities of color.

DeeDee’s Cry is located in Roxbury and is associated with Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester.

Free summer ‘grab-and-go’ meals for children and adults

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 (adults and children) in need. No ID required.

Visit and/or for a list of meal sites. There will also be a list of food pantries and soup kitchens.

Phone 617-635-3717 or email 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.

Brighton Farmers’ Market

The Brighton Farmers’ Market will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. with senior shopping from 3 to 3:30 p.m. – following COVID guidelines.

The Market will feature produce, eggs, meats, fish, breads, ready-to-eat foods, coffee, and face masks. Russian and Chinese interpretation will be on site.

SNAP/HIP, WIC and Senior Coupons are accepted.

Safely shop for healthy food and support small farmers and local producers supported by Franciscan Children's, Brighton Main Streets and Harvard Ed Portal.

Updates can be found on Facebook, including ordering in advance and yummy photos.

Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market

The Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market at the intersection of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue (427 Dudley St.) in Roxbury is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 29. COVID guidelines apply.

The market features fresh produce from The Food Project's farms and free bike repairs from Boston Cyclists Union.

The Market welcomes SNAP, P-EBT, Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition coupons, cash and credit cards.

Visit for more information.

Brigham Circle/Roxbury Crossing Farmers’ Markets/Fair Foods

The Roxbury Crossing Farmers’ Market (1400 Tremont St.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays through Nov. 24.

The Brigham Circle Farmers’ Market (1530 Tremont Street) will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 19.

Both Markets will offer fresh & locally grown fruits and vegetables, local honey and baked goods.

Farmers take cash, credit, SNAP, HIP, WIC and other food supports at both locations.

Fair Food brings its $2 a bag program to the Tobin Community Center on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Visit for more information about Fair Foods.

Visit and/or for more information about the Farmers’ Market.

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 and/or their social media pages for more information, including the shopping guidelines.

Fresh Truck open air market

The Fresh Truck will be at Faneuil Gardens BHA, 45 Faneuil St. in Brighton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays providing fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables following health and safety guidelines.

Cash, credit and EBT/HIP accepted.

Visit for the most updated schedule.

A-B Community Supper – Call for status

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, phone 617-254-4046 or email for more information, including the status of this ministry.

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, 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 or phone 617-254-4046 for more information.

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 to learn more.

Zoos are open

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are open for a roarin’ good time following COVID guidelines.

At each park, guests will be invited to experience an Outdoor Safari Walk, a one-way trail through many of the zoos exhibits. The playground and play stations are open.

Online reservations and timed tickets that can be scanned are required for your visit.

Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and major holidays

Virtual tours and activities will continue.

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

BPL To Go and more

The Boston Public Library has launched the new “BPL to Go” program at 22 of the 26 locations.

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 and pick them up at the library. BPL has “Printing to Go” as well.

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

Visit 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 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 for more information, including ways to donate.

Support Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café

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 – to purchase food and materials; Haley House Soup Kitchen (23 Dartmouth St. South End) serves an average of 70 take-out meals a day.

Purchase Gift Cards or Order Take Out/Delivery at Haley House Bakery Cafe (12 Dade St. Roxbury). 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 and/or Amazon Charity Lists.

For 54 years, the Haley House has and continues to believe in #FoodWithPurpose and the #PowerOfCommunity. Visit 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.

Every donation and purchase support their mission to empower youth!

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


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. To join the orchestra, email, call 802-238-8369 or visit

The Neighborhood Aid Network

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.

Visit for more information.