Elsewhere in the City

Staff Writer
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Two musicians dressed in Civil War-era uniforms march on Georges Island.

Meet a beekeeper

The Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary at 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan will host an evening with one of the beekeepers at the Apiary. This event will be held every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31.

This is a family-friendly event geared towards those who are interested in being introduced to honey bees and beekeeping. Tones of extra veils will be available for everyone who attends.

For more information and to register, visit massaudobon.org or phone 617-983-8500.

Youth photo exhibition

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 30 South St. is hosting “Summertime: A Youth Photo Exhibition” through Aug. 31.

This show features the work of 19 youth photographers in the Big Picture Art House program.

The young artists range in age from 11 to 15 years old, hailing from Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Roslindale and other Boston-area towns.

The gallery on the Lower Level is supported by the Friends of the Library in partnership with Uforge.

The exhibition is sponsored by Optical Designs, Inc.

For more information, visit bpl.bibliocommons.com, bigpicturehearthouse.com, uforgegallery.com and opticaldesignsgroup.com.

‘Reflection’ art exhibit

The Reflection art exhibit, presented by the Mission Hill Artists Collective, will be on display at the Parker Hill Branch Library (1497 Tremont St.) through Aug 31.

This year’s theme gives the artists the opportunity to work and develop their creative piece using their chosen media – from photography to mixed media to painting – to explore their own definition of Reflection.

The Parker Hill Branch Library gallery hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artesani wading pool

The Artesani Wading Pool at the Artesani Playground (1255 Soldiers Field Rd.) in Brighton will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 2.

For more information, call 617-626-4973.

Brazilian Independence Day Festival

The 24th Brazilian Independence Day Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. from Sept. 3 through Sept. 8 at DCR Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston-Brighton.

The festival will feature live Brazilian music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, information tables, ethnic food, and many other attractions.

All the activities are free and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, visit facebook or phone 617-202-5775.

Midweek midday matinees

Midweek midday matinee films will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in September at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston.

The featured Mike Leigh films line-up includes “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008) on Sept. 4; “Secrets & Lies” (1996) on Sept. 11; “Topsy-Turvy” (1999) on Sept. 18; and “Vera Drake” (2004) on Sept. 25.

For more information, phone 617-787-6313.

Bluebikes ride

The Boston Transportation Department’s bike team will host a family-friendly bike ride around Allston from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The ride will begin and end at Soldiers Field Park Bluebikes station (111 Western Ave.).

Riders should feel comfortable riding on-street with traffic while exploring parts of Allston and Brighton.

Free helmets and Bluebikes for the trip will be provided to those who register in advance or you can use your own.

If plans have changed, contact jennifer.rowe@boston.gov to cancel reservations and release ticket to someone else.

Bostown Music Festival

Bostown Music Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 604 Columbus Ave., between Douglass Park and Massachusetts Avenue.

Among the activities will be the Main Stage featuring the talent of 10 local bands; a Kids Corner with treats, activities and performances; an Art Walk Gallery showcasing the work of painters, sculptors and illustrators; a Small Business Marketplace featuring the crafts, products, art and food of local vendors; and a Bostown Cares tent highlighting the work and services of The Roxbury YMCA and the United South End Settlements.

Intermediate knitting

Intermediate Knitting will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Sept. 7 through Oct. 26 at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. Brighton.

Knitting experience is required. Materials will be supplied at the first class.

Preregistration is required. Phone 617-782-6705 or visit bpl.org/events.

Local author talk

Local author Anne G. D. Smith will read excerpts from her novel, “When We Were Your Age: A Peek at New England Childhoods of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

For more information, email kgallagher@bpl.org or phone 617-427-3820.

Full STEAM ahead

Stop by the children’s room at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday for pop-up activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

This program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision or ages 8 and older without supervision. Different activities will be scheduled each week.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

ASD workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roslindale open mike

The Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) meets from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at The Boston School of English, 814 South St. (across from the Roslindale commuter rail station).

ROM will also be at the Roslindale Village Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

For more information, visit roslindaleopenmike.org.

Jazz on the Green

Jazz on the Green featuring The Makanda Project will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the UUUM in John Eliot Square on the First Church in Roxbury Green, 10 Putnam St.

In addition, there will be a family friendly fair featuring ice cream, children’s activities, art projects, vendors and information tables as well as sound healing and chair massages by The Anthony P. Clay Healing Project.

This event will take place, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chairs.

To learn more about the event and Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, visit uuum.org or call 617-318-6010.

To learn more about the Makanda Project, visit makandaproject.com.

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.

For more information on how and when to receive services or to volunteer, visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

Parkway Concert Orchestra openings

Parkway Concert Orchestra has openings in all positions with emphasis on violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe and bassoon.

Parkway Concert Orchestra is a 50-piece community orchestra under the musical direction of Thomas Kociela which performs a mix of classical and pops music six times per year in multiple locations around the southwest suburbs of Boston.

The orchestra rehearses on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. in Norwood.

Experienced volunteer musicians are invited to email parkwayconcertorchestra@gmail.com or phone 781-444-5041 to join open rehearsals in September.

For more information about the orchestra, visit parkwayconcertorchestra.org.

Movie nights

The Youth Connection at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St., Mission Hill) will be showing different movies each week followed by a discussion for teens, ages 13 through 18.

Contact Hector Galarza or Charles Davis for more information at 617-635-5216 or email TobinCC@boston.gov.

Family story time

Family story time will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

There will be a variety of stories, songs and finger plays and other fun things for children (birth to five years of age with their caregivers) to engage in.

For more information, phone Thea at 617-427-3820, email tploetz@bpl.org, or visit bpl.org/events.

Yoga on Brighton Common

A free yoga program, for people of all ages and abilities, will be provided by local yoga instructor Ivor Edwards, owner of Taireiki Yoga and Wellness at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 25 on Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave.

Yoga supports mental and physical well-being, releases stress and increases energy.

The Brighton Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. offering fresh local produce, dairy, meat, fish, local honey and artisanal foods as well as crafts and live music. SNAP and HIP benefits will be accepted.

Mattapan Square Farmers' Market

Mattapan Square Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

City Municipal Parking Lot 14 (in front of Burger King) at 885 Cummins Hwy in Mattapan through Oct. 12.

In addition to the local vendor and fresh farmer fare, there is also live music, performances, fitness as well as children’s activities at the Kids’ Corner. Free programs include Healthy Initiative Programs (HIP), SNAP Benefits, Project Bread (free meals for kids & teens 18 and under) and bike repairs.

This event is sponsored by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mattapan-square-farmers-market-tickets-64529217627.

Farmers’ market

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

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

Free parking is available.

For more information, visit www.roslindale.net/farmersmarket.

Brighton Farmers Market

The Brighton Farmers Market (Brighton Common) at 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 25.

The Farmers Market offers fresh seasonal, local produce, sustainable meat, fresh fish, sweats local honey and artisanal foods as well as crafts.

SNAP, WIC and Bounty Bucks are accepted.

Teen Anime Club

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting the Teen Anime Club from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

There are hundreds of current favorites and classic titles as well as feature length films to watch streaming on line.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy the show with other friendly Otaku.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

Family board game nights

The Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) will be hosting family board game nights from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Board games, card games and puzzles for kids under 12 and their families will be available in the children’s room.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.


Crafternoons will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

There will be a new make-and-take craft each week. Follow the tutorial or make your own craft with provided materials.

This is suitable for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision, or ages 8 and older without.

For the craft schedule, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Riot stand-up comedy

In collaboration with long time comedy producers Anderson Comedy, the Riot Theater Company is bringing prime time Stand Up Comedy featuring both local and touring acts to the stage of The Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St. in Roslindale every Friday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. through Sept. 13. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit https://www.theriottheater.com/full-schedule.html or phone 617-942-0294.

Teen video gaming club

The teen video gaming club (for youth, ages 13-18) meets from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

There will be video gaming on three different consoles, Wii, XBox 360 and PS3. Some of the game titles include Guitar Hero, Halo, NBA2K, Forza and Naruto Ninja Storm.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy friendly competition with other gamers.

For more information, visit bpl.com.

Flagship Clubhouse open house

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury will be open to families and youth, ages 8 through 14, on the first Saturday of every month from noon to 6 p.m.

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.

For more information, visit flagshipclubhouse.org.

Senior legacy activities

The Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St. Mission Hill) will be hosting a variety of activities for seniors, ages 55 and older. Some of the activities will include computer lab, field trips, workshops, Bingo, along with health and wellness activities. Contact Carmen Pola for more information at 617-820-1089.

A-B Community Supper

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

Lovin’ Spoonfuls will provide 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 brightonucc.org/whatwedo, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

Summer Fitness Series

Summer Fitness Series will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 28 at Fallon Field, 910 South St. in Roslindale.

For more information, visit parks@boston.gov or phone 617-635-4505.

A-B Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be 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.

For more information, visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum

The Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum, on the lower level of the Veronica Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave. (next to Brighton Commons) will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, excluding holidays.

Planned, organized and hosted by the Allston-Brighton History Society, the two exhibition galleries, Gallery A and the Inner Gallery designated “The Winship Gallery,” will feature an array of photographs, artifacts, books, maps, signage, letters, portraits, interactive web-based stations, oral history stations, models, dioramas and historical ephemera that serve to broaden the local and regional history, a microcosm of a national experience.

To learn more, visit bahistory.org.

Test Prep Volunteer needed

The UU Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury is seeking a Test Prep Volunteer to help Roxbury Youth Program students prepare for the ACT and SAT college admissions tests by tutoring a small group of students bi-weekly in the fall. The ACT/SAT Test Prep Volunteer will join students from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19.

To learn more, visit www.uuum.org.

Chess and checkers

Charlie Cleary will be teaching children and youth how to play chess and checkers from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 28 at the Hyde Park Branch Library at 35 Harvard Ave. in Hyde Park.

For more information, visit bpl.com/events or phone 617-361-2524.