Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Acting basics

Teens (ages 15+) and adults are invited to join the Fenway Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 14 for Acting Basics – a six-week course that will teach fundamental skills in acting, including observation, listening, engaging the body and ensemble work. The class, facilitated by Ameilia Boyce Munson, will culminate in a public viewing of your progress.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and registration.

Beyond the Spectrum Kids: Royal reflections

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be royal? What would you wear? How would you want the world to see you? Come explore royalty through antiquity and make your own crown to march away with.

The Museum of Fine Arts will host this Beyond the Spectrum program for kids (ages 8-12) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 via Zoom. Materials kit can be mailed upon request.

Visit mfa.org/event/beyond-the-spectrum/beyond-the-spectrum-online-kids?event=61786 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

Virtual gala: ‘Celebrating our healthcare heroes’

Join the Longwood Symphony Orchestra online from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 for their first ever virtual gala. The evening will include music, silent and live auctions as well as tributes to the healthcare heroes who keep the community safe and healthy.

For information about sponsoring the 2020 Virtual Gala or if you are interested in donating an item for the silent or live auction, contact Executive Director Bridget Brazeau at bridget@longwoodsymphony.org or 617-987-0100.

Visit http://longwoodsymphony.org/concerts-1/2020gala for more information.

NEC Philharmonia + Christopher Wilkins

New England Conservancy Philharmonia and guest conductor Christopher Wilkins will present the works by George Walker, Aldemaro Romero, Clarice Assad and Benjamin Britten, performed live in Jordan Hall and streamed to your home at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Go to necmusic.edu/events/nec-philharmonia-christopher-wilkins-walker-romero-assad-britten for more information and the link to enjoy the concert.

Juventas New Music Ensemble

Juventas New Music Ensemble will present The Voice of The Rain broadcast live on YouTube

at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. No registration required.

A complimentary pre-concert "Composer Conversation," moderated by Professor Karen Ruymann of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will take place at 7 p.m. Registration required to receive the link to join.

These programs are free and open to all.

To learn more about Juventas, go to www.juventasmusic.org/the-voice-of-the-rain.html.

Boston Baked Books

The Fenway Community Center will host the Boston Baked Books group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Monday, Nov. 16. All are welcome to join.

The group will discuss The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Jazz at NEC

Enjoy an evening of Jazz performed live and streamed in real time by students and/or faculty at the New England Conservancy as follows:

The Dijkstra & Lockwood Ensembles at 7 and 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16.

Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Ensembles for Non-Majors at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18

NEC Jazz Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19

Visit necmusic.edu/concerts for more information and links to enjoy the concerts.

Nia Ashleigh Concert

The #BerkleeAnywhere Concert Series will feature Nia Ashleigh at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Berklee’s IGTV and Facebook pages.

Nia Ashleigh is a singer, actor and dancer from Newark, New Jersey. Well-versed in reggae, R&B, soul, jazz and musical theater, she embodies a standard of excellence.

The concert is free; donations to the Berklee Student Emergency Fund are welcome to support students who require financial assistance for essentials such as housing or food due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Visit www.berklee.edu/events for more information.

‘The Secret Jews of Majorca: A Virtual Tour Experience’

The Spanish Island of Majorca is known for its beach resorts, limestone mountains and being home to tennis celebrity Rafa Nadal. But Majorca holds a secret, never discussed in most travel guides. During the Inquisition, the Crypto-Jews or Chuetas publicly professed Catholicism while privately adhering to Judaism. Still, hundreds of Jews were murdered and only 15 families survived.

Experience new places and ideas from the comfort of home as Temple Israel of Boston joins guide Dani Rotstein for a special virtual tour of Majorca’s history and its lessons for all Jews today from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Visit tisrael.org for more information and Zoom registration ($).

Death Café at FCC

The Fenway Community Center will host the Death Café, facilitated by Carol Lasky, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 via Zoom.

These are profoundly challenging times. Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying. The objective of this group directed discussion is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” It is not a grief support or counseling session.

Visit www.FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and Zoom registration.

Reading great plays

Teens (ages 15+) and adults are invited to join the Fenway Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to discuss a diverse collection of well-and-lesser known plays and engage in lively discussion.

The group, facilitated by Katie Swimm, will not only discuss the work, but the work’s historical context, its place and impact in the theatre, and its production history.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and registration.

Beethoven's complete works for piano

Back in the pre-pandemic days, the New England Conservatory kicked off its Beethoven250 concerts, a yearlong initiative to commemorate the composer’s birth by playing every one of his solo piano works. The unique series, a world’s first, returned in virtual form on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and will culminate in a sweeping, 11-hour concert of all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas on Feb. 6, 2021.

Beethoven’s Complete Works for Piano will be presented at 8 p.m. as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Part IX

Tuesday, Nov. 24: Part X

Saturday, Dec. 5: Part XI

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Part XII

Saturday, February 6: The Sonatas

Approximately one-third of each concert program will feature rarely performed sets of variations that may offer insight into Beethoven’s own performances as an improviser.

Go to necmusic.edu/beethovens-complete-works-piano for more information. including a Program and the link to watch the video stream.

Drawing Together: Natural pigment making workshop

Join MAAM and MassArt Studio Foundation professor Jane Marsching from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 to learn about where color originates.

Naturally sourced pigments are a sustainable alternative to toxic, polluting and conflict labor produced pigments.

For this workshop, they’ll forage for plants, rocks, earth, food to make pigments and mix with binders to create paints, inks and dyes. People will also get an inside look at the new MassArt Natural Pigment Library of colors from around the world.

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, no art experience necessary.

Go to maam.massart.edu/event/pigment-workshop for more information and meeting registration.

MFA Artful Adventures Home School – Prints

Families and kids, ages 4 and older, are invited to discover how artists use prints and the printmaking process to create beautiful art from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and then design your own stamps to make printed cards for family and friends.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies (View supply list online)

Visit mfa.org/event/home-school-programs/artful-adventures-home-school-the-artists-world-printing?event=64846 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

MFA Artful Adventures Home School – Pillows

Did you know that pillows can be art? Kids, ages 6–10, are invited to discover the strange history of pillows while taking a closer look at examples in the Museum’s collections from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and then sew felt to create your own soft pillows.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies (View supply list online)

Go to mfa.org/event/home-school-programs/artful-adventures-home-school-pillows?event= 64896 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

MFA Artful Adventures Home School – Weaving and Basketry

A blanket for dancing, a basket for food, and a hat for flair: Kids and Teens (ages 11-13) are invited to take a closer look at art from the Americas that was not originally intended to be displayed in a museum gallery from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and then learn how to weave using a wicker plate, colorful yarn and beads.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies (View supply list online).

Go to mfa.org/event/home-school-programs/artful-adventures-home-school-weaving-and-basketry?event=64946 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

MFA Artful Adventures Home School – Op Art

Teens (ages 14-18) are invited to delve into the disorienting effects of Op art while learning about its 1960s origins and relation to minimalism and kinetic art from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. Then try your hand at making paper pop with an optical illusion.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies (View supply list online).

Visit mfa.org/event/home-school-programs/artful-adventures-home-school-op-art?event=64996 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

Beyond the Spectrum Teens: Street art sketchbooks

The Museum of Fine Arts will host the Beyond the Spectrum program for teens (age 13–18) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 via Zoom.

How do street and graffiti artists develop their unique styles?

Join the group as they look at and talk about artworks featured in the MFA exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” They’ll discuss how these artists practice to create dynamic visual works. Then, make your own sketchbook to practice your personal style.

Materials kit can be mailed upon request.

Visit mfa.org/event/beyond-the-spectrum/beyond-the-spectrum-online-teens?event=65031 for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

Friendsgiving: Havdalah + Trivia

There's a lot to be grateful for, including this community!

Join Temple Israel of Boston in partnership with Yisod and the Vilna Shul for Havdalah and Trivia from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Feel free to invite a friend to be on your team - no need to be in the same place. Or, come solo and they'll match you up.

With the magic of Zoom breakout rooms, it will feel as close to the trivia experience as possible.

Visit www.tisrael.org/togetherwithti for more information and Zoom registration.

Gardner Museum: In the Studio

In the Studio is a new digital series that takes you into the studios and workspaces of a few artists who call Boston home curated by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Nov. 14: In The Studio With Maria Finkelmeier

Meet percussionist, composer, public artist, and creative catalyst Maria Finkelmeier. Together they'll explore Maria’s creative process as she creates sonic experiences in response to stories, ideas, and places in her life.

Nov. 21: Christian Restrepo

Meet up with artist and maker Christian Restrepo in the studios at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Dec. 5: Rayna Lo - Winter Blossoms

This time of year, it’s all about perseverance. For this workshop, they find inspiration in the hearty winter blossoms and evergreens that persevere in the winter landscape and add color to the seasonal Courtyard display here at the Gardner Museum. Create a botanical sketch following simple tips and tricks as you head into the studio with Rayna Lo.

Jan. 2: Rayna Lo - Repair, Rebirth, Renewal

The start of a new year invites repair, rebirth, and renewal. Start 2021 off right by letting go of the past as you create a work of art with Rayna Lo that gives you hope for the year ahead.

Feb. 6: Rayna Lo - Letters from the Heart

Write a note to someone special. Follow simple tips and tricks from calligrapher, illustrator and educator Rayna Lo as you create custom stationery and envelope designs that transform an ordinary note into a special letter sent from the heart.

March 6: Rayna Lo - A Lotus Emerges

As we approach the first day of spring, we begin to emerge from the winter darkness and welcome much needed sunshine! To mark this seasonal transition, we look for inspiration in the lotus flower, a plant that emerges from dark, murky depths to reveal stunning blossoms later in the summer.

April 3: Rayna Lo - Studio H2O

From something as small as a raindrop to as big as a wave, water is a driving force in our world. April showers also bring new life and spring blossoms. This month, experiment with the unique qualities of Chinese watercolors as you create a botanical sketch of your own.

May 1: Rayna Lo - TBD

Description TBD

June 5: Rayna Lo - Dancing on Paper

Show off your artistic skills learned In the Studio! Allow your brush to dance and experiment with different layering techniques. Create a composition that highlights your creative journey In the Studio with Rayna Lo. And if you’re just joining them, you’ll have fun too!

Go to www.gardnermuseum.org for more information and links to enjoy.

Baking and breaking bread across the diaspora

Let’s break some bread! Join Sara Gardner, culinary historian and all-around lover of bread, for this virtual adventure across the diaspora through baking hosted by Temple Israel of Boston.

The group will be exploring the diverse culinary traditions that comprise the global Jewish diaspora as they hone their technical baking skills.

In each session of this five-class series, the participants will learn a different baked good and the corresponding baking technique that makes it so delicious. From phyllo-wrapped to bulemas to versatile safouf to airy babka, they’ll travel to Jewish communities all over the globe, kneading and sampling along the way. Come ready to dig in and get flour-y.

These virtual classes will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 15.

Go to www.tisrael.org/togetherwithti for more information and registration.

Village Parent’s Happy Hour

Village Parent’s Happy Hour will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Struggling to manage the new normal? Exhausted from full days juggling the needs of your little ones and your professional life while stuck at home?

Make yourself your favorite cocktail or mocktail and connect with parents who are in the same boat. Though we can’t gather in person, we can find strength in community.

Join Zoom at: https://zoom/us/j/7282752816 or visit tisrael.org for more details.

World of Wonder

The Fenway Community Center will host World of Wonder for children, ages 3 through 8, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays via Zoom.

This program delves deep into our connection with nature. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. Time spent experiencing and exploring during childhood begins a practice that can bring lifelong openness to the wonder nature can spark.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org and/or Eventbrite.com for more information and registration.

Seventh-Inning Stretch slides into Monday

After completing 120 consecutive daily live shows on July 23, Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor will, for the duration of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, move his “Seventh-Inning Stretch” show to 3 p.m. on Mondays.

Tune in live at www.facebook.com/7thinningstretch2020 and continue to take a stretch, sing along and enjoy some favorite traditional and contemporary songs.

Although the show is still fun and free, he suggests that viewers make a donation to their local food bank.

‘Our Liberation is Bound Together: AntiRacism Workshop’

Kavod will lead a five-part virtual workshop series that explores the Jewish obligation to create a more just world from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 7, hosted by Temple Israel Boston.

The group will examine the connection between racism and antisemitism throughout history and into the present. What does it mean to imagine a world in which Jews of all racial and ethnic backgrounds build authentic, sustained solidarity with one another? How can we evaluate our personal and family histories to identify if and how we have benefited from or been harmed by racism and antisemitism? How can we create relationships with other communities targeted by white supremacy?

Participants will leave this course with a commitment to concrete action, ready to begin or expand their community’s justice work.

Visit tisrael.org for more information and Zoom registrations (“Pay What You Can” Per Class/Series).

Voice and Justice

The Voice and Justice program at the Fenway Community Center seeks to open communication about issues of social and racial justice. They offer a weekly list of resources via a variety of media for you to explore, including an estimated time for each resource and a weekly action for you to take to combat racism.

Join the group at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month to share your voice with your neighbors and work toward racial justice one step at a time.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org and/or Eventbrite.com for more information and registration.

Navigators USA

The Boston Chapter of Navigators USA will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays via Zoom. The Boston Chapter offers free a uniform, membership, and outings. Currently, the Fenway Community Center will provide the material and admission for outings, and families will complete activities independently.

Navigators USA is a progressive international program whose mission is to broaden the scope of scouting through inclusion. By encouraging all families and individuals of all ages to participate in meetings, activities, and trips, Navigators USA goes beyond youth development to community development.

Navigators USA is open to all people, regardless of their gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious or lack of religious belief. They believe the greatest challenge for the future of our planet is to learn how to get along with people different than ourselves.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org and/or Eventbrite.com for more information and registration.

Movie Club

Join the Fenway Community Center’s popular movie club online at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 9 p.m. on Fridays. A video chat will follow the film.

Email fccfirstfridayfilms@gmail.com to get on the list for Zoom links and other details.

Visit www.FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information.

Guided meditation

Interested in reducing stress, bettering your emotional health or practicing self-compassion? Join the Fenway Community Center’s free guided meditation class, led by Fenway residents and licensed instructors, Pallavi and Vaibhav from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Visit www.FenwayCommunityCenter.org for the Zoom links and more information.

Arts and Crafts Club

An intergenerational Arts and Crafts Club at the Fenway Community Center will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays on Zoom. Explore the elements of art with paints and markers, bead a backpack buddy or try hand lettering.

Free materials which can be picked up at FCC monthly or delivered within the Fenway neighborhood will include everything people need for these projects.

Go to fenwaycommunitycenter.org for more information.

Trivia Night

All ages are welcome to join the Fenway Community Center for a casual, noncompetitive fun night of trivia – music, Harry Potter, movies and more – from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Visit www.FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information, including a quick link to Zoom.

Encore BSO Recitals (Virtual)

Encore BSO recitals – a weekly online series featuring 50 musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in nine video stream performances – will be released at www.bso.org at noon on Thursdays through Nov. 19.

With newly recorded musician intros and special live Q & Ss for select programs, the encore BSO recitals series reprises programming initially recorded and aired this past summer for the Tanglewood 2020 online festival.

BSO musician-programmed series features contemporary composers of color and women composers, including Valerie Coleman, Paquito D’rivera, Kevin Day, Marti Epstein, Gabriela Lena Frank, Chad 'Sir Wick' Hughes, James Lee III, Allison Loggins-Hull, Charles Overton, and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

All nine video concert streams are available for a minimum donation of $25, with free access offered to subscribers to the 2019-20 BSO season and Tanglewood 2020 online festival; most encore BSO recitals will be available for up to 30 days.

Visit www.bso.org for more information, including a complete program listing.

Game Night

Fenway Community Center hosts a casual noncompetitive fun game night at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages are welcome to join in the fun.

Visit www.FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information, including a quick link to Zoom.

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Celebrate Shabbat with your TI community. Light candles, say blessings over juice and challah, sing favorite Shabbat songs and bring the joy of Shabbat into your homes from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Visit tisrael.org for more information, including the Zoom link.

TGIS at Home

A special live service with Wayne Potash and a member of the Temple Israel clergy will present “Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

If you are between the ages of 6 days to 6 years and you love to dance, sing, play and pray – this is for you.

Visit tisrael.org for more information, including the Zoom link.

The Boston Cyclists Union

The Boston Cyclists Union invites people to get involved and join a working group or committee.

Volunteer working groups (Activist Group and Programming Group) meet monthly and play an important role in planning and organizing the Bike Union programs and campaigns. Participation in these groups offers a more active, “on-the-ground” influence than traditional volunteer opportunities.

The three board committees (Development, Finance and Operations, and Governance) support the staff in long-term planning and strategy. Each committee meets monthly.

All meetings are open to all interested parties. Dates and locations along with other information can be found on their website at https://bostoncyclistsunion.org.

YMCA of Greater Boston fall preview

The YMCA of Greater Boston is offering all members and non-members an opportunity to preview their Fall 2020 programs with a free preview week at all 13 YMCA of Greater Boston branches. The fall preview will provide parents and children the opportunity to experience a program with the Y and see how fun and safe it can be.

Fall programing will run through December and will consist of two sessions. Each session will include soccer, basketball, t-ball, sports sampler, swim lessons, semi- private & private swim and physical education. The Jr. Celtics skills and drills program is back and will run for10 weeks through Dec. 20.

All sports clinics and group swim lessons will be included in family memberships through the end of the year. Members of the East Boston YMCA can take advantage of group swim lessons at any other YMCA of Greater Boston locations.

For more information about memberships, visit ymcaboston.org.

Registration for all YMCA fall programs can be booked online at https://ymcaboston.org/active-programs. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Boston Baroque Live 2020-2021 season lineup

Join Boston Baroque for a season of livestreamed concerts, virtual interactive events, full-length concerts and operas new-from-the-archives, and more on Boston Baroque Live, their first-ever live recorded performance streaming platform, on Amazon Prime or Boston Baroque Radio.

The 2020-2021 virtual season schedule includes:

Handel’s Guilio Cesare (Nov.); Handel’s Messiah (Dec.); New Year’s Celebration (Jan.); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (Feb.); Highlights From Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione Di Poppea (March); Handel’s Water Music Suite (April); Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (May); and Handel’s Jephtha (June).

Tickets for the pop-up concerts will be available three weeks before each performance. The first pop-up program will include Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Visit https://baroque.boston for more information, including Virtual Season Subscriptions.

Free ‘grab-and-go’ meals/food resource information

Boston Eats will continue to provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth –

18 years of age and under – through Dec. 31. No ID or registration required.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-eats or phone 1-800-645-8333 for a list of meal locations and other information. A list of food pantries and soup kitchens is also included.

Visit foodpantries.org for a list of current food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

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

Game Changers exhibit

The group exhibition, Game Changers at MAAM explores artists working at the confluence of contemporary art and video games. Whether highlighting under-explored narratives, pushing technological boundaries, or imagining alternative worlds through game aesthetics, the artists featured in Game Changers are discovering new possibilities for what game-related art can be and do.

Visit https://maam.massart.edu for more information about this exhibition on view through 2020.

Ghost of a Dream: ‘Yesterday is Here’

For the grand opening of the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), artist collective Ghost of a Dream transformed the new lobby with a site-specific installation titled Yesterday is Here, which will be on view through 2020.

Ghost of a Dream's artwork centers on people’s hopes and dreams and is made from the ephemera they create in pursuit of those aspirations. In Yesterday is Here, the collective uses the past to create a new future for the Museum; the duo has cut up, combined, and spliced together images from over 30 years of exhibition catalogs and announcements from the MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries to create a kaleidoscopic look through the history of the Galleries and create an experience that speaks to MAAM’s future.

Valkyrie Mumbet exhibition

Renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos premiered a new monumental site-specific installation at MAAM, which will be on view through 2020. Known for her unprecedented multimedia works, Vasconcelos, in her first U.S. solo show, will honor Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved woman whose court battle for her freedom in August 1781 helped make slavery illegal in Massachusetts. The large-scale installation titled Valkyrie Mumbet, is the newest in her Valkyries series, named after Norse female war goddesses, which pays homage to inspiring women.

Visit https://maam.massart.edu/event/mumbets-declaration-independence for more information including a list of activities that honor the life of this courageous woman.

Free Lifeboat Food Pantry

The Lifeboat Food Pantry will be at 105 Jersey St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Food distribution will be held outside, providing 1-2 bags of a mix of fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable pre-bagged food in a door-dash format following health and safety guidelines. All community residents experiencing food insecurity are welcome. New clients can register at bit.ly/lifeboatbostonregistration.

Email LifeboatBoston@gmail.com, phone 617-383-9864 or visit Facebook.com/lifeboatboston for more information.

#NECMusicHub & Monday Videos

The New England Conservatory of Music musicians are sending messages of hope and connection from all parts of the globe – follow the series at #NECMusic Hub.

In addition, NEC is releasing new concert videos every Monday.

Visit necmusic.edu for more details.

BSO and Pops at home

The BSO offers a wide variety of audio and video options of some of their greatest performances in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood.

There will also be video tutorials with BSO musicians created to support students and at-home learning along with some behind the scenes videos from BSO musicians and conductors (sharing life off-stage) featuring anecdotes, personal reflections and insights, and short informal performances.

These offerings are all available at www.bso.org/athome and the BSO YouTube and Social Media Channels.

MFA is open

The Museum of Fine Arts will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays following health and safety protocol and utilizing advance-purchase timed tickets.

A limited number of galleries and exhibitions will be open, and temporarily closed galleries will continue to reopen as they reconfigure spaces and traffic routes for safe and socially distant visits. See Gallery Updates for the most up-to-date information.

Members - free | Nonmembers - $25 | Youths, ages 17 and under - free | *Modified admission pricing ($5 minimum) during the 3 to 4 p.m. entry slot every Wednesday.

Visit www.mfa.org for more information.

Museum of Fine Arts at home fun

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with a collection that exemplifies the breadth, richness, and diversity of artistic expression, prehistoric times to modern day.

Follow #MuseumFromHome hashtag for videos of gallery tours, lectures and artists interviews.

And for fun facts check out twitter.com/Victoria_S_Reed courtesy of MFA’s curator.

Visit mfa.org for more details.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum open

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has reopened following health and safety guidelines. Visitors will be required to pre-purchase, timed tickets (up to 30-minutes before closing).

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on *Thursdays; Closed on Tuesdays; Holiday hours vary with some dates closed.

*Free admission on the first Thursdays of the month from 3 to 9 p.m.

Visit gardnermuseum.org for more information.

Gardner at Home

To explore the Gardner Museum while staying cozy at home, check out their virtual museum tours, collections and courtyard along with a suite of free digital programs.

Visit gardnermuseum.org and follow them on their social media platforms.

‘What the World Needs Now’ – Virtual Orchestra

What started as an idea on a student’s flight home from Berklee College ended in collaboration with some incredible people.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler convened a virtual orchestra of 74 of her peers to create connection in a time of social distancing. Watch this moving performance of “What the World Needs Now.”

Visit www.berklee.edu/news/berklee-now/what-world-needs-now-student-made-video or YouTube.com for a little something special to brighten your day.

Fenway Cares

Fenway Cares is a joint effort by local organizations (Fenway Alliance, Fenway CDC, Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Community Center, Operation P.E.A.C.E. / Peterborough Senior Center) that gathers and shares information with the Fenway neighborhood as well as pairs volunteers and services with those in need.

To learn more visit fenwaycommunitycenter.org, email FenwayCares@fenwaycommunitycenter.org or phone 617-446-3949.

Visit bit.ly/FenwayCaresIntake to offer support, request assistance or share information.