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The grounds crew has been busy getting Fenway Park ready for the new season. Hopefully the Red Sox’ pitchers won’t turn the mound into a hill of horrors, as they did last year.

Beyond the Spectrum Teens: Prints and Patterns 

The Museum of Fine Arts will host Adventures in Art for Teens on the Autism Spectrum, for ages 13 to 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 via Zoom.

Why are artists so fascinated by repeating shapes? What are the artistic and cultural meanings of different types of patterns? Why do we see the same patterns in art from many different parts of the world? These questions and more will be discussed as the group looks at examples of patterns in art. Then, they’ll design their own repeating patterns.

Materials kit can be mailed upon request.

Visit www.mfa.org/programs/community-programs/beyond-the-spectrum or email artfulhealing@mfa.org for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

Grand Communal Seder

The Passover Seder is a story of resilience, redemption and adaptation. Temple Israel of Boston will host the Grant Communal Seder from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and on Sunday, March 28.

With clergy, the group will celebrate the transformative ritual of Passover through questions, singing, and celebrating their redemption from Slavery in Egypt.

Open to all; invite your friends and family.

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

In Discussion: Imagining Collective Futures

In a time of urgent widespread care needs, the pandemic has brought communities together to take care of each other’s basic needs and build structures of mutual aid. This is not without precedent and like previous movements for access to healthcare and community resources, this crisis disproportionately affects communities of color and the economically vulnerable.

Tufts University Art Galleries will bring together artists and community advocates from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 for a moderated discussion that focuses on amplifying these histories and collective structures of care and solidarity work in Boston so that people may better understand how to take care of each other and the part artists and culture workers can play.

This discussion coincides with the launch of TUAG’s Collective Futures Fund, a new grant for artist-run platforms and experimental, public artist projects in the Greater Boston area. (Applications will be open at 6 p.m. from Tuesday, March 30 through Tuesday, June 15.)

Visit https://artgalleries.tufts.edu/blog/news/2020/12/06/in-discussion-imagining-collective-futures for more information and Zoom registration.

NEC Philharmonia: Þorvaldsdóttir, León, Mozart & Ibert        

The NEC Philharmonia, under the direction of conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman '21 AD, will present works by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Tania León, Mozart and Jacques Ibert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30.

All of the music on this program, although extremely different from each other, is connected by a sense of play.

Video stream will be posted at https://necmusic.edu/events/nec-philharmonia-tristan-rais-sherman-21-ad-thorvaldsdottir-leon-mozart-ibert prior to concert start, along with the program.

Art and Activism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In 2011, less than 10 percent of its contributors identified as female. The content for this increasingly important repository of shared knowledge is skewed by this disparity.

A virtual training and communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism, sponsored by the Morton R. Godine Library and the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), will be held from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

This event is designed to train more women to be editors, though all gender identities are welcome. They will provide tutorials and access to online reference materials.

Visit https://maam.massart.edu/event/art-and-activism for more information and registration.

What Is American?: Native American Art

The Museum of Fine Arts will host a workshop with Q&A recommended for K–12 educators and college faculty from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

In this workshop, Tess Lukey (Aquinnah Wampanoag), curatorial research associate, Art of the Americas, gives educators the chance to expand the narrative of New England history and art to include the area's Indigenous people.

The session highlights works of art from the MFA's collection featured in the online selection “Of This Land: Native American Woodlands Art” slideshow and a discussion about how integrating them into teaching with an in-depth discussion of three of the works featured. The workshop also frames for teachers the many different contexts for talking to students about these works of art and the importance of elucidating the presence of Native American communities and cultures in New England and across the country.

Visit www.mfa.org/event/educator-workshops/what-is-american-native-american-art?event=67181 for more information and Zoom registration.

Hidden Gems: Revival of the Muddy River within the Emerald Necklace 

The story of the Emerald Necklace (aka Muddy River riparian corridor) reveals how landscapes along urban waterways provide essential ecosystem connectivity. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy fulfills the aspirations of Hartford native Frederick Law Olmsted by hosting a spectrum of activities along the irregular path of the Muddy River.

Revitalization of Boston’s Emerald Necklace is rooted in ambitious conservation goals of the late 19th and early 20th century. The impressive, historic scale of conservation can inspire communities to respond to the climate crisis with a new, 21st century parks movement.

This event - slated from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 and hosted by Park Watershed - will review the history of the Muddy River within the Emerald Necklace with guest Karen Mauney-Brodek of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. It will also summarize the efforts of the Olmsted 200 movement with guest Barbara A. Yaeger of the National Association of Olmsted Parks.

Visit https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/hidden-gems for more information and registration.

Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series                             

Join the Museum of Fine Arts Boston for "Hip-Hop Generations," part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series and staged in conjunction with “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” at 7 p.m. on select Thursdays.

Hosted by Arielle Gray, arts engagement producer for WBUR's “The Artery” and filmed in the exhibition galleries, this four-part virtual series features performers who build on hip-hop’s multidisciplinary history, which encompasses MC-ing, DJ-ing, breakdancing and graffiti.

Each concert explores how different generations expand on and redefine early hip-hop, carving out a space for unique contributions to this global cultural movement. 

April 1: Billy Dean Thomas and Rayel

In separate sets, two dynamic hip-hop artists deliver polyrhythmic flows and lyrics promoting intersectional feminism and social justice.

May 6: Edo G and Brady Watt

The Boston hip-hop legend and bass player team up for a performance combining sharp social commentary, slick rhymes, deep grooves, and wit to spare.

June 3: Slick Vick with Cake Swagg and Bernadine

Visionary DJ Slick Vick joins forces with two of Boston’s most vibrant creative voices for a high-energy performance.

Visit www.mfa.org/programs/music for more information and tickets ($12 - Half the proceeds from the concerts go directly to the musicians).

contraBAND: breathless

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s contemporary classical music ensemble, contraBAND, will present an energizing evening of avant-garde chamber works under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.

This performance will be live-streamed from Ipswich 106, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.

Visit www.berklee.edu/events/contraband-breathless for more information, including the program and a quick link to enjoy the performance.

Career Jam 2021 w/ keynote presentation by H.E.R.

Career Jam is an annual event where artists and industry leaders are invited to share their expertise and connect students to pathways that will broaden the scope of their career possibilities. 

This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2 will a full day of sessions and workshops. The keynote presentation will feature Grammy-winning artist H.E.R., moderated by Sean Skeete, chair of the Ensemble Department.

Visit https://www.berklee.edu/career-jam for more information, including the full schedule of events, speaker bios and more.

Voice & Justice: Music and Civil Rights                           

George W. Russell, Jr., Chair of Harmony and Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music will share about the importance of music, from traditional spirituals to folk and rock, in the civil rights movement at the Voice & Justice Program from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2 hosted by the Fenway Community Center.

Visit https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org for more information and Zoom registration.

Beyond the Spectrum Kids: Pieces of Sculpture

The Museum of Fine Arts will host Adventures in Art for Children on the Autism Spectrum, ages 8 to 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 via Zoom.

There are many different ways to make a sculpture, and artists use all kinds of materials and methods to build 3D artworks.

The group will look at examples of sculptures assembled from many different parts, and discuss how and why artists use assemblage methods. Then, the participants will make their own assembled sculptures.

Materials kit can be mailed upon request.

Visit www.mfa.org/programs/community-programs/beyond-the-spectrum for more information and registration (Members - $9 | Nonmembers - $11).

Songwriters’ Showcase

An evening of new music written and performed by songwriting emphasis students will be livestreamed at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 3.

Visit https://bostonconservatory.berklee.edu/virtual-studio-1 to enjoy the performance.

Gardner Museum: In the Studio workshop series

In the Studio is a digital series curated by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in connection with the special exhibition Shen Wei: Painting in Motion. A new program is offered on the first Saturday of each month through June as follows:

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.

Follow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @gardnermuseum or visit their website at www.gardnermuseum.org.

BGMC: ENCORE 2021 Gala                                 

Heart thumping ...  Hooves stomping ...  Hopes rising ...  And They’re Off!

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus’s (BGMC’s) signature fundraiser is going virtual this year – live from the Regent Theatre on Saturday, May 1. The pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live stream will start at 7 p.m.

A silent auction will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 and will close at 7 p.m. as the live stream begins. The live auction will take place during the live stream.

Catherine Peterson, Immediate Past Chair of Chorus America and Executive Director of ArtsBoston, will host this fun and interactive live experience that includes amazing and diverse entertainment, including music, comedy, a hat competition and more.

Some ticket packages will include the BGMC pod-pack with food, decor and everything to make ENCORE 2021 fabulous.

Go to https://www.bgmc.org/2021/03/04/encore-2021-gala/ for more information and tickets.

BSO NOW: ‘Music in Changing Times – A Fragile Peace: Between the Wars’           

The Boston Symphony Orchestra video performances under the title Music in Changing Times are being recorded at Symphony Hall and released throughout the season through April 29.

Each video will include magazine-style segment with musicians, composers, and conductors shedding light on the musical selections and themes associated with each program. The videos will be released at noon on select Thursdays and available for 30 days as follows:

Weimar Republic

Giancarlo Guerrero leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an all-German program of Weill’s Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Suite from The Threepenny Opera) and Hindemith’s Concert Music for strings and brass; chamber music performance to feature Florence Price’s Five Folksongs in Counterpoint, with BSO musicians Bonnie Bewick and Lisa Ji Eun Kim, violins; Daniel Getz, viola; and Alexandre Lecarme, cello. (Available through April 10)

Cosmopolitan Paris

David Robertson leads the orchestra in an all-French program to include Milhaud’s La Création du monde, Honegger’s Pastorale d’été, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Inon Barnatan as soloist; chamber music performance to feature American composer Marion Bauer’s Forgotten Modes, Op. 29, for solo flute, with Elizabeth Klein, BSO Assistant Principal Flute. (Available through April 17)

Soviet Realism

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 and Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (an arrangement of Victor Youmans’ "Tea for Two"); chamber music performance of Eda Rapoport's Poem, Op. 14, for viola and piano, featuring BSO violist Michael Zaretsky, viola with Randall Hodgkinson, piano. (Available through April 24)

Access the complete series of BSO videos for a donation of $100 or more.

Visit www.bso.org/brands/bso/features/bso-now.aspx for more information.

BSO NOW: ‘Music in Changing Times – The Spirit of Beethoven’                   

The Boston Symphony Orchestra video performances under the title Music in Changing Times are being recorded at Symphony Hall and released throughout the season through April 29.

Each video will include magazine-style segment with musicians, composers, and conductors shedding light on the musical selections and themes associated with each program. The videos will launch at noon on select Thursdays and will be available for viewing for 30 days after each initial release date.

Music in Changing Times: The Spirit of Beethoven will include Hannah Kendall, Beethoven and Caroline Shaw (through March 13); Iman Habibi, Beethoven and Debussy (through March 20) and Beethoven, Carlos Simon and Schoenberg (through March 27).

Access the complete series of BSO videos for a donation of $100 or more.

Visit www.bso.org/brands/bso/features/bso-now.aspx for more information.

BSO Youth Concert

BSO Youth Symphony Orchestra online performance of Really Thought I Couldn’t: A Musical Look at Self-Doubt will be available through Friday, April 30.

Visit https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/112875 for more information (including the program) and tickets (price varies).

Donate blood and save a child’s life

Donating blood is the easiest way to save a child's life. Donate blood or platelets at the Children's Blood Donor Center at 333 Longwood Ave. – an independent collection facility serving the needs of the pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area.

Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome (subject to staffing and availability) during hours of operation (every day except Mondays).

To schedule an appointment, go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org or phone 617-355-6677.

Critical shortage at Kraft Family Blood Donor Center

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is approaching a critical shortage of Type-O positive and negative whole blood.

When you donate blood or platelets at the Donor Center or Blood Mobile you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need.

Visit https://www.brighamandwomens.org/patients-and-families/blood-donation/blood-donation-center or phone 617-632-3206 for more information and/or schedule an appointment.

MAAM Art & Stories

Art & Stories will be held from 10 to 10:20 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

MAAM Educator Julia Einstein will guide participants through 20 minutes of artmaking and storytelling, designed especially for 3- to 5-year-olds. It’s big fun for little art lovers.

Visit maam.massart.edu 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.

Seventh-Inning Stretch                                                                    

After completing 120 consecutive daily live shows on July 23, Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor has moved 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.

FCC Arts and Crafts

An intergenerational Arts and Crafts Club at the Fenway Community Center will meet on Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on the last Monday of the month.

Free craft materials which can be picked up at FCC or delivered within the Fenway neighborhood will include everything the crafters will need for these projects to those who register in advance. 

Go to fenwaycommunitycenter.org for more information and Zoom link.

Book and Movie Club

The book and movie club will hold its monthly gathering at 6 p.m. on select Mondays.

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

Boston Baked Books                                                                                                

Boston Baked Books holds its monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. on select Mondays to discuss Boston based authors, books and the like. All are welcome to join.

Check out the Instagram page @bostonbakedbooks or visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for the book selection. Email Camille at camille.platt@outlook.com for the Zoom link.

Morning meditation with Cantor Alicia Stillman

Begin the day grounded and grateful at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This 45-minute morning meditation is a screens-optional experience where the participants will engage in musical morning blessings, gentle chant, mindfulness and sitting together in both silence and guided meditation. The participants will awaken their breath and imagination toward a grateful, grounded and energized day.  

Go to www.tisrael.org/togetherwithti for more information and the Zoom link.

Navigators USA                                                                   

The Fenway Community Center will host the Navigator program – a progressive, inclusive scouting movement welcoming all children and families, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and registration.

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 link.

FCC Game Nights

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

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

Free First Thursday at the Gardner

Enjoy the Isabella Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way with free admission from 3 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month with reserved tickets.

Visit www.gardnermuseum.org for more information and reservations.

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition                          

Celebrate Shabbat with the 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.

Movement Matters

Boston Conservatory faculty and students will host an hour-long dance class that will incorporate gentle, but challenging movement from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, hosted by the Fenway Community Center.

Dance alongside the class leaders to new fun songs & some oldies, but goodies. All you need is a stable chair and yourself.

Visit fenwaycommunitycenter.org for more information and Zoom registration.

Virtual 5K wellness program                                              

Take little steps to improve your wellness with the support of a Capstone Senior from Northeastern's Health Science Program at 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and the Zoom link.

FCC Paint Nights

The Fenway Community Center will host a monthly Paint Night at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of the month that encourage creativity and relaxation. Supplies are typically available free while supplies last to those who register in advance.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information, including the monthly offering and 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.

ELL at FCC

The new English Language Learners Group which meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays invites participants to practice their American English with friendly neighbors – both those who are native speakers and those learning the language.

Visit FenwayCommunityCenter.org for more information and the Zoom link.

Virtual YMCA                                                                     

Go anytime, anywhere with your all-access pass to health and fitness from the YMCA of Greater Boston which includes access to all YMCAs across the Commonwealth. 

Get the full YMCA GO experience for free!

Go to ymcago.org for more information and registration.

Ghost Light Series

All previously recorded episodes of the Ghost Light Series, a live half-hour music program filmed to an empty Wang Theatre illuminated only by the Ghost Light, are available to enjoy, including The Best of the Ghost Light Series One Hour Special which premiered at 7 p.m. on March 13 on NECN.

Visit bochcenter.org for more information.

Shen Wei exhibition and films at the Gardner                             

As part of Shen Wei: Painting in Motion, a single exhibition in three parts which unfolds across the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Calderwood Hall and the Fenway Gallery will serve as screening rooms for Shen Wei’s films (collectively: The Moving Image).

These films include April (1998), Inner Shadow of Movement (2016), and a new commission for the Gardner Museum, Passion Spirit (2020).

The Hostetter Gallery contains Shen Wei’s recent paintings, including two works he created at the Gardner Museum as an Artist-in-Residence, alongside his notebooks, sketches and documentation of his choreography.

These works of art, film and movement will be on view virtually and on site (25 Evans Way) through June.

Visit www.gardnermuseum.org for more information.

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 (November); Handel’s Messiah (December); New Year’s Celebration (January); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (February); 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 baroque.boston for more information, including Virtual Season Subscriptions.

#NECMusicHub                                                                                                       

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.

Visit necmusic.edu for more details.

Witness: Spirituals and the classical music tradition                               

Building on their partnership with Boston-based ensemble, Castle of Our Skins, the Gardner Museum has created series of free digital programs that explores how some Black American composers found inspiration in the rich tradition of spirituals. The free videos will be released as follows:

- April 16: Episode 2: Swing Low

- May 21: Episode 3: Wade in the Water

- June 18: Episode 4: Calvary

Visit https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/programs-gardner/witness for more information.

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

Boston Eats provides free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth – 18 years of age and under. 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. A list of food pantries and soup kitchens, along with other information 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.

BPL launches reading challenge                                                      

As the pandemic drags on and Boston residents remain cooped up in their homes, the Boston Public Library invites readers throughout the city to participate in “Reading Together.”

In the challenge, each month has a distinct theme, and participants are asked to read a book tied to the theme.

The library offers recommended book lists for the monthly themes for adults, teens and children at bpl.org/yearlong. Participant patrons can track their progress as well.

Visit bpl.org for more information.

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.

Lifeboat Food Pantry                                                                       

The Lifeboat Food Pantry will be at Boston Temple, 105 Jersey St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Food distribution will be held outside, providing 1 to 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.

East/West Fens food distribution

Fenway Cares will hold a bi-weekly fresh food distribution from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays in West Fenway at the Fenway Community Center (1282 Boylston St.) and East Fenway at Symphony Community Park (39 Edgerly Rd.). 

If you are immunocompromised or physically unable to pick up a box at either location, you can request a produce box be dropped off at your building by a Fenway Cares volunteer.

Sign up at bit.ly//FenwayCaresFood. The same form can also be used to sign up to volunteer.

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 available at www.bso.org/athome and the BSO YouTube and Social Media Channels.

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.

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.

Support the parks – give the gift of membership                                                  

Give the gift of membership to ensure that the beloved parks - the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall - remain icons of Boston and continue to receive the protection, care and management that they need.

Donations can be made at friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

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.