Elsewhere in the City

Staff Writer
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This seagull is waiting for something to eat as crew members unload their boat on the Boston Fish Pier.

Riot Improv

Riot Improv, the flagship group of The Riot Theater Company at the Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St., Roslindale will present a variety of shows that come in many delicious and hilarious flavors from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).

“Songs to Scenes,” an eclectic and hilarious mix of improv comedy and live music is planned for July 27; and “Stories to Scenes,” improv comedy with a narrative twist, on the third Saturday are among the line ups.

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

Neighborhood festival

TCGT Entertainment in hosting a free neighborhood festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at Franklin Park’s Playstead Field to celebrate 10 years of excellence.

The event will feature family games with prizes, live music plus a free BBQ cookout. There will also be informational tables for local community organizations and vendors.

This event is co-sponsored by the Next Leadership Development Corporation (NLDC).

To learn more about the event, the sponsors and the hosts, visit nextleads.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-meet-greet-celebrating-you-tcgt-entertainments-10-year-anniversary-tickets-62313880494.

For additional information, email tcgtent@tcgtentertainment.com or phone 617-620-5901.

NAMI fundraiser

The Dorchester/Mattapan/Roxbury Network of will host “All That Jazz: A Fundraiser and Celebration of National Minority Mental Health Month” from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 27 at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., 6th Floor in Roxbury.

This free community awareness event, open to everyone, is intended to provide opportunities to have dialogue about the importance of mental health and self-care.

For more information or to make a donation, contact the DMR Support and Advocacy Network, NAMI Boston, 617- 297-7104 or 857-342-2796 or email namidorchestermattapanroxbury@gmail.com.

For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-all-that-jazz-a-fundraiser-celebration-of-national-minority-mental-health-awareness-month-tickets-60215603491.

A Cappella Music Festival

Vocal Revolution will be hosting their second annual A Cappella Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd., along the Charles River in Allston on Saturday, July 27.

There will be a variety of guest groups along with Vocal Revolution providing a range of musical styles, including traditional barbershop and contemporary a cappella.

They will also offer several vocal workshops throughout the day, including “Intro to Barbershop & Tag Singing,” “Intro to Scat Singing” and “Intro to Beat-Boxing.”

The Little Blue Bakery will have sandwiches, baked goods and beverages for sale.

For more information, including a schedule of performers, visit vocalrevolution.org.

Mattapan Love

The Boston Food Forest Farmer’s Collaborative, Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council and Ideal Mixer is hosting Mattapan Love, a free outdoor summer series, from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 and Aug. 18 at Ryan Playground, 315 River St. (near the Neponset Greenway Trail) in Mattapan.

There will be live music, community-led activities for kids and adults, an open market and food trucks.

For more information, contact mattapanlove@gmail.com.

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 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Other workshops are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12; 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 and 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.

ParkARTS for kids

The ParkARTS Children's Artists in Residence Workshop Summer Series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 30, Aug. 6 and 13 at Fallon Field, 910 South St. in Roslindale and on Wednesday, July 31, Aug.7 and 14 at Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St. in Hyde Park and Ringer Playground, 85 Allston St. in Allston.

The arts workshops give kids the chance to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. Among the artists’ selections for children, ages three through10 (accompanied by an adult) are painting, mask and jewelry making plus treasure creations.

For more information, or a full schedule of events, please call 617-635-4505 or email parks@boston.gov.

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.

Movies at Martini Shell Park

The following movies will be shown at DCR Martini Shell Park, 1015 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park on Tuesdays at dusk:

“Bumblebee” (7/30); “The Lego Movie 2” (8/6); “How to train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (8/13); “Captain Marvel” (8/20); and “Dumbo” (8/27).

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Remember to bring bug spray along with blankets, chairs and munchies. The park is wheelchair accessible.

For weather updates and movie info, phone 617-698-1802, ext. 4.

‘The Space Show’

"The Space Show" will be performed from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. in Brighton.

Boldly go where no puppet has gone before as Rosalita travels by spaceship to a planet inhabited by robots.

This show is for children, ages 2 through 12. Adults will enjoy some of the references to popular culture space TV shows.

For more information about this and other programs sponsored by the Friends of the Faneuil library, visit bpl.org/events.

ParkARTS for kids

The ParkARTS Children's Artists in Residence Workshop Summer Series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at Malcolm X Park, 151 Dale St. in Roxbury and on Friday, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at Hunt/Almont Park, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan and Billings Field, 39 LaGrange St. in West Roxbury.

The arts workshops give kids the chance to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. Among the artists’ selections for children, ages three through10 (accompanied by an adult) are painting, mask and jewelry making plus treasure creations.

For more information, or a full schedule of events, please call 617-635-4505 or email parks@boston.gov.

John Eliot Square walking tour

The youth-led history walking tour of the John Eliot Square neighborhood in Roxbury will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Saturdays from Aug. 3 through Aug. 24.

The group will meet at UU Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St.

Go to calendly.com to sign up for a slot.

For questions, email tours@uuum.org.

Meet and greet cookout

West Fairmount Hill Community Group will hold a Summer Cookout/Meet and Greet from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Moynihan Playground, Truman Highway in Hyde Park.

During this first Community Fun Day participants will meet new residents, strengthen community connections, celebrate National Night Out plus recognize officials and residents who contribute to the community.

There will be food, games and activities for people of all ages who live in the West Fairmount Hill Neighborhood. Exhibits and awards will be presented during the afternoon.

Reservations at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-fairmount-hill-community-group-summer-cookoutmeet-and-greet-tickets-64506144615 are required for planning purposes.

Email Westfairmounthillcg@gmail.com with any questions.

If it rains, this event will be postponed until fall.

BCYF Fun Stops

BCYF Fun Stops will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, ending on Aug. 16 at the Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan.

These free drop-in programs will provide structured games, sport activities, swimming plus arts and crafts for youth, ages 8 through 14. Lunch will be provided.

For more information email bcyf@boston.gov or phone the center at 617-635-1328.

Sports and games

The PIM Project will be hosting organized sports and games including basketball, cornhole tournaments and flag-football from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 16 at the Moynihan Recreational Complex, 1015 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

For more information, visit www.Thepimproject.rg or phone 617-372-5669.

Dance classes with OrigiNation

OrigiNation will provide dance classes in Afro Beats, Hip Hop, African Dance and Break Dance for youth, ages 8 through 18 at the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex, 120 MLK Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, T, W, TH through Aug. 16.

For more information, visit www.originationsinc.org or call 617-522-3900.

Potpourri of fun

Elevate Boston will offer basketball, swimming, soccer, track, flag football, tennis, double-dutch, kickball, painting, arts and crafts, visual storytelling among other activities for youth, ages 13 through 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 16 at the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex, 120 MLK Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury.

Call 617-858-0565 for more information.

Hodge-podge of fun

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston will provide board games, movies, paint nights, basketball, open mic, life skills workshops, arts and crafts, dance and flag football through Aug. 16.

These events will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at Kennedy Park, 47 Edgewater Dr. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at GBNCC, 130 River St. on Saturdays in Mattapan.

These programs will also be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Warren Gardens Community Room, 1 Fenno St. in Roxbury

For more information, visit mass.gov.

Coastal wildlife discovery station

A Mass Audubon naturalist or skilled park staff member will host a pop-up station from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 30 on Spectacle Island.

Children of all ages are invited to learn about wild birds, sea life and other creatures that call Boston Harbor home.

There is often a touch tank present with various creatures from the harbor.

For more information, visit http://www.bostonharborislands.org/event/coastal-wildlife-discovery-station.

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.

‘STEAMing in the Park’

Boston Center for Youth and Families will be hosting “STEAMing in the Park” from 4 to 6 p.m. through Aug. 15.

There will be fun, hands-on-activities that show the creative possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math blended with art and design.

The activities will be held at Ryan Playground across from 347 River St. in Mattapan on Tuesdays and Archdale picnic area near 125 Brookway Rd. in Roslindale on Thursdays.

These programs are open to all people of all ages, weather permitting.

For more information, visit steamingit.weebly.com, email MeninoCC@boston.gov or phone 617-635-5256.

Cass swimming pool

Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool at the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be open from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily through Aug. 22 with extended hours on Thursdays until 7:45 p.m., free for everyone.

The Spray Deck will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 2.

This outdoor pool is connected to the indoor complex with flexible space with many uses, including exercise classes and community events. There is also a walking track and athletic courts.

Run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the pool has lifeguards on the scene all summer long.

For more information, visit mass.gov or call 617-445-0062.

Olsen swimming pool

The outdoor Olsen Swimming Pool at 95 Turtle Pond Pkwy in Hyde Park will be open daily from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. through Aug. 22, free for everyone.

On Thursdays, the pool will be open until 7:45 p.m. in July and 7:30 p.m. in August.

Run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the pool has lifeguards on the scene all summer long.

The Spray Deck will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 2.

For more information, call 617-361-1593/617-364-9524.

Reilly swimming pool

The outdoor Reilly Memorial Pool, 355 Chestnut Hill in Brighton, will be open daily from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. through Aug. 22, free for everyone.

Run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the pool has lifeguards on the scene all summer long.

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.

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.

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 Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

For more information, visit roslindaleopenmike.org.

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.

Junior golf lessons

Professionals at George Wright Golf Course, 420 West St. in Hyde Park will provide basic instruction in the fundamentals of golf for boys and girls, ages 7 to 12.

The lessons will take place Tuesday through Thursday, with a class at 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., through Aug. 15.

Equipment is provided and pre-registration is required.

For more information, visit www.boston.gov/calendar/junior-golf-daily-lessons and click activity search, or contact Jennifer Widener at 617-961-3047 or jennifer.widener@boston.gov.

Shirley-Eustis House opening

The Shirley-Eustis House (33 Shirley St., Roxbury) Association’s regular tour season is now underway and runs through Aug. 24.

Tours of the home, carriage house, gardens and historic fruit orchards will be conducted between 1and 4 p.m. every Saturday.

More information about rates and the regular tour season schedule can be found on SEHA’s website at www.shirleyeustishouse.org or by calling 617-442-2275.

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.

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.

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 over. 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.