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The Harvard University Band plays during Opening Day ceremonies at Fenway Park in 1963. The Prudential Building can be seen under construction in background.

Pop-Up Livestream Concert: Handel’s ‘Gloria’

Boston Baroque will present its third livestream concert with soprano soloist Amanda Forsythe performing Handel's Gloria and select arias from Handel's Partenope.

Boston Baroque's renowned orchestra will also perform Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in C Major, and soloists Christina Day Martinson and Sarah Darling will take the virtual stage for J.S. Bach's Concerto for Two Violins.

The concert will be Streamed Live from GBH’s Fraser Studio at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Go to https://baroque.boston/20-21-virtual-events for more information and tickets.

Public meeting and/or rally: Fight the NEU luxury dorm                               

Join Northeastern students and Roxbury community members from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 on Zoom to discuss the issue at hand and to build the best fightback. A rally is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at 840 Columbus Ave., Roxbury.

This campaign involves Boston Socialist Alternative, Northeastern YDSA, Northeastern for the Common Good, Graduate Employees of Northeastern-UAW, Northeastern Progressive Students Alliance, Northeastern Students for Justice for Palestine, Northeastern Latin American Students Organization and more.

Their demands:

1. Stop gentrification: Northeastern administration and President Aoun should halt the plans to build a luxury dorm at 840 Columbus Ave.

2. Build more affordable housing: the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Interim Mayor Kim Janey should construct a high quality, union built, publicly affordable housing complex for Roxbury residents at 840 Columbus Ave.

3. Make dorms affordable: no student should have to pay luxury prices; all dorms should be affordable to all students.

4. Implement rent control and tax corporations and the big universities to fund high quality public affordable housing for all.

Go to www.facebook.com/3943944078982866 for more meeting information and Zoom registration.

Visit www.facebook.com/3756908321085972 for rally info.

The Writers Stage: 'Much Undone'

Written by theater faculty member David Valdes, Much Undone is a contemporary response to the Bard’s Much Ado About Nothing with all the Shakespearean ingredients - mistaken identity, song, direct address, weddings and unweddings. Hero gathers the old gang for an anniversary bash thrown by gender-bending party planners. Over the course of the night, everyone is made to question why, how, and who we love. 

This performance will be livestreamed from Virtual Studio 1 at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 12.

Visit www.berklee.edu/events/the-writers-stage-much-undone for more information and the link to the virtual studio.

‘Two Beats Ahead’

Join a roundtable with Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation at Berklee, and R. Michael Hendrix, global design director at IDEO, to discuss their new book, Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation at noon on Wednesday, April 14.

The event will also feature two guests interviewed in the book: Hank Shocklee, legendary hip-hop producer and founding member of Public Enemy, and Berklee music production and engineering professor Susan Rogers, renowned for her work as Prince’s sound engineer and producer. The session will be moderated by Berklee President Roger H. Brown.

Register at https://berklee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8VHcA6VWTqi85DMQfuQX4A.

Liederabend LIII: The Black Pierrot

NEC faculty member JJ Penna will present NEC students from the departments of collaborative piano and voice in an evening of song at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

The NEC Liederabend series presents songs in a variety of languages dating from the 19th century up to the present day. The focus for this event will be Langston Hughes and Paul Verlaine.

Visit https://necmusic.edu/events/liederabend-liii-black-pierrot-langston-hughes-and-paul-verlaine-song for more information, including the program and the video stream. Donations welcome.

Shen Wei guided art meditation

Focusing on one artwork from each of Shen Wei’s different painting series in the exhibition 

“Shen Wei: Painting in Motion,” Wayfinder Institute’s India Clark will guide participants through mindful looking techniques for a unique, relaxing and refreshing virtual meditation experience from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

Go to www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event/guided-art-meditation-20210415 for more information and reservations.

Drawing Together

Join MAAM and MassArt Studio Foundation professor Edward Monovich from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 for a free artmaking experience that blurs the boundaries between observational drawing and performance art.

This session will feature a live model flowing between a series of poses set to music examining the theme of transformation. Create with the materials that you have on hand, no art experience necessary.

Visit https://maam.massart.edu/event/drawing-together-17 for more information and Zooom registration.

John Kleshinski Concert Series: ‘Women Take the Floor’

Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) Voice Faculty member Stephanie Lamprea will present Women Take the Floor, an evening of solo contemporary vocal music by female composers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

This collection of works is curated from recordings made in a variety of settings before and during the pandemic, including in-person livestreaming at Roulette Intermedium in New York, COVID-safe recording sessions at The Record Co., in Stephanie's bedroom apartment in Dorchester, and before the pandemic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/john-kleshinski-concert-series-presents-stephanie-lamprea-tickets-142918307505?aff=ebdsoporgprofile for more information, including the program and Zoom registration.

BSO NOW: ‘Music in Changing Times – Pathways of Romanticism’   

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:

Episode 1: Available April 15 - May 15

Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

Episode 2: Available April 29 - May 29

Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10; Weber’s Clarinet Concertino with BSO Principal Clarinet William Hudgins as soloist, and Schumann’s Concertstück in F for four horns and orchestra, with BSO horn players Richard Sebring, Rachel Childers, Michael Winter, and Jason Snider.

Episode 3: Available April 29 - May 29

An All-Strauss program brings the BSO’s 2020-21 BSO NOW online streaming season to an end with the composer’s Wind Serenade, Op. 7, and Interludes from Intermezzo, under the direction of Andris Nelsons.

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

Go to www.bso.org/brands/bso/features/bso-now/pathways-of-romanticism.aspx for more information.

Contemporary Improvisation at NEC: Mal Barsamian Ensemble

This concert – a performance by a small contemporary improvisation ensemble coached by NEC's exceptional faculty - will be performed live and streamed in real time from the Eben Jordan Ensemble Room at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

Watch at https://necmusic.edu/events/contemporary-improvisation-nec-mal-barsamian-ensemble

(Donations welcome).

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.

Beyond the Spectrum Teens: Pieces of Sculpture

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, April 17 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 Zoom registration (Members: $9 | Nonmembers: $11).

‘Let It Shine’

The Voice and Justice group at the Fenway Community Center will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

Bright Star Theatre returns to FCC with this 45-minute production of Let It Shine designed to provide an honest and accessible portrayal of the American struggle for Civil Rights. Key figures from the time period are brought to life and celebrated for their dedication to securing equal rights in America. 

Register for the Zoom link at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgRsyTh4WqQByTwycm4Hc-4oYyfOdALtMCj3LrWtSepyXN8w/viewform?mc_cid=4305af7eee&mc_eid=ff540dabfe.

Boston Baroque's Annual Gala ‘Banchetto Musicale Virtual’   

Join Boston Baroque from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 for a celebration of music and memories while supporting their artists, their programs and their future. The program is virtual; the passion is real.

All gala tickets include access to their April 10 livestream concert featuring soprano Amanda Forsythe, with a post-performance virtual reception and online auction launch.

Tickets start at $100.

Visit https://baroque.boston/gala for more information and tickets.

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.

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition features readings of 10-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via the video conferencing tool Zoom.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this annual event will take place as a Zoom-based “lunch break” each day (with the exception of Sundays) through May 28. Readings will start at noon and each play will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Visit https://www.bu.edu/bpt for more information, including a complete, day-by-day schedule of plays and Zoom registration.

BTM XXIII is a free event; donations to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need are appreciated.

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 their pop-up concerts will be available three weeks before each performance.

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

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.

Public Memory, Art and Activism

Professor Karen Frostig, who is a public memory artist and granddaughter of Holocaust victims, will discuss her process of developing two memorial projects in Austria and Latvia. Frostig will draw comparisons between her work in Austria and Latvia, and her work as a professor of public art in the United States.

In the final session, she will focus on current issues of systemic racism, including the removal of confederate statues in the United States.

This three-part series will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 21 hosted by Temple Israel of Boston.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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).

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.


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.

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.