Elsewhere in the city neighborhood notes:

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The carousel in the Boston Common is now open and ready for fun.

Grow More Food Series

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston will host the Grow More Food Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays as follows:

– July 31: Preserving the Harvest: Canning Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

Canning masters Sister Anna Muhammad & Sister Dora Muhammad will show how to preserve summer’s zucchini bounty.

– Aug. 14: Preserving the Harvest: Canning Tomatoes

Join master canning duo Sister Anna Muhammad & Sister Dora Muhammad as they teach how to preserve all those tomatoes from your garden or farmers’ market.

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

We Sing: Boston                                                                   

The Boston Children’s Chorus, in partnership with the Friends of the Public Garden, will host "We Sing: Boston" - a summer series of community singing events in parks throughout the area.

 “We Sing: Boston” invites community members of all ages and skill levels to join in singing, games, prizes and socializing (following COVID guidelines) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. as follows:

– Saturday, July 31: We Sing: Mattapan – Hunt-Almont Park, 40 Almont S.

– Sunday, Aug. 1: We Sing: Roxbury – Clifford Playground, 160 Norfolk Ave.

– Saturday, Aug. 7: We Sing: Chelsea – 8 Clark Ave. 

– Sunday, Aug. 8: We Sing: Dorchester – Town Field, 1545 Dorchester Ave.

– Saturday, Aug. 14: We Sing: Mattapan – Harambee Park, 930 Blue Hill Ave.

– Sunday, Aug. 15: We Sing: Chinatown – Chin Park on The Greenway, Surface Road and Beach Street

This summer series will culminate with a special, city-wide event on the Boston Common in September.

Visit www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/our-programs/we-sing for more information and a link to register for each of the events.

ASP Summer Youth Intensive ‘Much Ado about Nothing’           

For their 11th annual Summer Youth Intensive, the Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) youth will create, design, rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado about Nothing at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St.

Public performances will be the culmination of a month-long intensive collaboration among teens from a variety of Boston-area communities at 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 31.

Visit www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/project-education/youth-programs/summer-youth-intensive-2021 for more information and registration.

Bloom. with Dog Hotel & Roller Derby Pool Party concert

Bloom. with Dog Hotel and Roller Derby Pool Party will be at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

– The music of bloom. brings forth heartfelt emotions of joy and solemnity. touching upon various topics through music, the band seeks to share their hearts with others, creating pieces that embrace both passion and solemnity.

– The Dog Hotel band’s collection of prior musical journeys manifests itself into a lush sonic experience dripping with ingenuity. With a foundation of air tight rhythms and grinding bass lines that drive contagious harmonies over melancholic chord structures, the band guarantees its listeners a commitment to honest writing that remains welcoming to all flavors of rock music fans.

– Roller Derby Pool Party (RDPP) is a brand-new band based out of Revere and brings high energy catchy pop punk that will be sure to sway you and have you bopping your head.

Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org for more information.

Sun Safety Skate and Donate

FMC is partnering with The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber to offer free Public Skating to help fight Skin Cancer at nine arena locations, including Porrazzo Arena in East Boston and Jim Roche Community Center in West Roxbury, through Friday, Aug. 13 with advanced registration.

They encourage you to make a donation to The Jimmy Fund in place of your entrance fee. 

Donations in lieu of entrance fee can be made online at: 


Mammals of the Boston Nature Center

The Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan is home to a wide variety of mammals - from secretive moles to inquisitive raccoons and top predators like coyotes.

In this program from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, the group will examine mammal skulls to learn about what they eat and their adaptations. They will take to the trail to look for mammal signs and their impacts on the ecosystem.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/79428-mammals-of-the-boston-nature-center for more information and registration (Adult members: $10 | Nonmembers: $13).

Free August Adventures with Highland Street Foundation

The Highland Street Foundation will partner with special Massachusetts cultural institutions to provide one free activity each day for 31 days in August. Here is a list of the Boston venues:

Aug. 1: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Aug. 10: The Greenway Carousel

Aug. 12: Museum of African American History

Aug. 17: Institute of Contemporary Art/ ICA Boston

Aug. 18: Boston Children's Museum

Aug. 28: Out of the Park, Boston Red Sox & City of Boston

Aug. 31: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

For safety reasons, many of the participating venues have limited capacity and are requiring advanced registration.

Available spots are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Visit www.highlandstreet.org/programs/community-events/august-adventures for a downloadable August Adventures calendar, links to the venues and more information.

Virtual Summer Science Series: Pumps and Rockets – Engineering with Pressure

Join the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum’s education staff for the virtual Summer Science Series from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays through Aug. 3.

– Aug. 3: Pumps and Rockets – Engineering with Pressure

This group will take a look at some of the science behind how pressure was used in the Waterworks’ steam engines and how pressure is used in Rocket Ships. Then, participants will make Balloon Rockets.

Recommended for kids, ages 7-12.

Visit https://waterworksmuseum.org for more information, including upcoming Tuesday sessions in the series, and Zoom reservations ($4).

Parks and Recs Arts and Crafts Workshops                                            

A variety of arts and crafts workshops hosted by a local artist in various parks throughout the City of Boston will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday through Friday through Aug. 13.

The workshops in the “Elsewhere Neighborhoods” for this week include:

– Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10: Fallon Field (playground area), 910 South St. in Roslindale

– Wednesday, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11: Hynes Playground, 502 FW Parkway in West Roxbury

These workshops encourage kids to explore their creativity through projects like mask making, crayon art, watercolor and much more. 

Supplies are provided, but you'll need to bring your creativity!

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/arts-crafts-workshops for other information, including a complete list of workshops and reservations.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in Franklin Park

Invite friends and family, bring a lawn chair and a picnic supper, and celebrate Elma Lewis' 100th birthday.

Morning shows at 11 a.m. - for summer camps and families; Evenings at 6 p.m. - for everyone

Tuesday, Aug. 3

– 11 a.m. - OrigiNation dance troupe

– 6 p.m. - Caribbean Night (Reggae)

Tuesday, Aug. 10

– 11 a.m. - Youth Music by Monet

– 6 p.m. - E-Water Band (R&B) with friends Elan Trotman and others

In memory of Eric Watson, beloved Playhouse performer

Learn more at www.franklinparkcoalition.org/featured-events/elma-lewis-playhouse-in-the-park.

Willie O'Ree Street Hockey Clinic Series  

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will present the Willie O’Ree Street Hockey clinic series for boys and girls, ages 12 and under at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Smith Park, 235 Western Ave. in Allston.

All equipment will be provided and there will be giveaways for all attendees.

For more information, email damien.margardo@boston.gov.

Here & Now Presents Jessamyn Stanley: ‘Yoke’                                     

Here & Now co-host Robin Young will talk with yoga instructor and body positive activist Jessaymyn Stanley about her new book, Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

In this essay collection, Stanley takes a hard look at the limitations and hypocrisies of yoga culture and advocates a yoga of authentic self-acceptance, which is the best path to true wellbeing.

As a special treat, Jessamyn will lead a 30-minute yoga class for all attendees before the conversation begins. Grab your mat and join the fun at 5:30 p.m.

Event in partnership with Boston Public Library | Roxbury and Frugal Bookstore. 

Visit www.wbur.org/events for more information and registration.

Preschool Summer Series: What’s an Engineer?

Join the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum’s education staff at 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill for the Preschool Summer Series from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 5.

– Aug. 5: What’s an Engineer?

The group will read Rosie Revere, Engineer; learn about some simple machines by exploring the museum’s Great Engines Hall; and create our own simple machines.

Recommended for kids, ages 3-6.

Visit https://waterworksmuseum.org for more information, including upcoming Thursday sessions in the series, and reservations. ($5 per participant. All participants may be accompanied by up to two adults for no additional charge).

Crafternoons with Sherry Eskin

Join Ms. Allie & Sherry Eskin for some fun outdoor crafting at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd. from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays as follows:

​– Aug. 5: Make & Decorate with Homemade Chalk​

​– Aug. 12: Make & Race Recycled Boats​

​​– Aug. 19: Ice Cream Making Extravaganza​

They’ll provide the supplies; you provide the smiles.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Parkarts Neighborhood Concert Series: Soul City Band                        

Grab a picnic and some friends and enjoy an outdoor concert with the Soul City Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5 at Smith Playground, 235 Western Ave. in Allston-Brighton.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/neighborhood-concert-series for more information or a full schedule of other concerts.

Exploring Boston's Urban Wilds – Motherbrook                                    

Boston's Urban Wilds are invaluable green spaces that preserve natural habitats, provide green spaces for humans and wildlife, and help to combat climate change.

Join the guides from the Boston Nature Center as the group explores the plants and animals that live in the Urban Wilds at Motherbrook in Hyde Park from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6. (Suitable for children 10 & up).

The group will meet at the parking lot at Kelly Playground on Turtle Pond Pkwy.

Please Note: Masks are optional for outdoor programs.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/79556-exploring-boston-s-urban-wilds-motherbrook for more information and reservations.

‘Urinetown The Musical’

The Teen Broadway Boot Camp production of “Urinetown” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5 and Friday, Aug. 6 at Riverside Theatre Works, 45 Fairmount Ave. in Hyde Park.

“Urinetown: The Musical” is a wicked, irreverent satire that tells an earnest tale of love, greed, corruption and revolution set in a not-so-distant dystopian future.

Visit www.rtwboston.org/shows for more information and tickets ($15).

'Much Ado About Nothing' at Herter Park

The Brown Box Theatre Project and Friends of Herter Park will present William Shakespeare's “Much Ado About Nothing” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8 at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston. (Rain Date: Monday, Aug. 9)

Upon their return from war, a group of soldiers are reminded that life and love are not so black and white. Trickery, jealousy, deceit and masquerade each play a role in challenging Benedict and Beatrice’s scorn for love (and each other) as well as the seemingly unassailable love of Claudio and Hero. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing” debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust.

Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org for more information.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir Historic Walking Tours                         

Explore the historic buildings and structures around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on a one-hour outdoor walking tour hosted by the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum.

The tours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 7, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chestnut-hill-reservoir-historic-walking-tour-tickets-122441817773 for more information and registration ($15).

MPDC Garden Tea Party                                                               

Madison Park Develop Corp (MPDC) will host its annual Garden Tea Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Hope Community Garden, 55 Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury.

There will be a Best Hat Contest and Purse Scavenger Hunt and Smoothie Contest, among other fun. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Remember to bring your own chair and face mask; social distancing will be observed.

Visit www.madison-park.org/event/mpdc-garden-tea-party for more information and reservations.

Eat Local Month - Tour of Eastie Farm                                        

Join the Sustainable Business Network on a tour of Eastie Farms, 294 Sumner St. in East Boston from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 as part of Eat Local Month campaign.

Eastie Farm is dedicated to pursuing climate justice, improving food access, and fostering community resilience through the development of interactive urban agricultural spaces and environmental education programs in which residents of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to learn and take part in the production of healthy, locally-grown and culturally relevant foods.

Ticket proceeds will go towards Eastie Farms and the Sustainable Business Network.

Donations to the Mutual Aid Fund, which helps East Boston individuals and families with financial hardship, are also welcome.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-local-month-tour-of-eastie-farm-tickets-160629799053 for more information and reservations ($5).

Family open house

The Flagship Clubhouse, 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury, will host a family open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Family open houses are designed to give parents and families a sense of what goes on in the Clubhouse, as well as give younger children a taste of what they’ll be able to do in just a few short years. Make a beat in their music studio, create your own button, create a custom sticker with their vinyl cutter, or play in Virtual Reality with their Oculus Rift headset.

Family open houses are open for youth and families, ages 8 and older. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 and older. Some equipment and activities may require adult supervision. Reservations are not required.

Regular Clubhouse membership is free for all youth, ages 13 to 18.

Visit https://flagshipclubhouse.org for more information.

Riot Improv: Songs to Scenes                                   

Witness an eclectic and hilarious mix of improv comedy and live music from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Each month will feature an amazing singer songwriter then Riot Improv (Rozzie Square Theater) will spin their lyrics and melodies into raucous comedy.

Visit theriottheater.com/full-schedule.html for more information and Zoom registration (0-$15).

Run Wild with Zoo New England's First Virtual 5K Series                    

On your mark, get set … Run Wild with Zoo New England’s first virtual 5K series.

Join the pack and set out for a run, walk or stroll on a route of your choosing while providing support for Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo’s animals.

The second race, “Run Wilder 5K & 10K,” will take place in July (registration is open).

The third race, “Run Wildest 5K, 10K, Half Marathon,” will take place in October (registration opens Aug. 1).

Registration costs $30 to enter an individual race or $75 to register for the Run Wild series.

Visit www.zoonewengland.org/engage/run-wild-virtual-5k-series for more information and registration.

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

Purchase a Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® in a box kit to enjoy the spirit of Scooper Bowl on-the-go in August and help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute defy cancer.

Each ice cream and frozen yogurt kit purchased includes plenty for a group of four to six people to share (nearly 200 ounces of ice cream) and helps support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Pick up a pre-ordered ice cream kit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Roxbury Community College Parking Lot #1 at Columbus Ave. and Cedar St. and enjoy all your favorite flavors and brands from Scooper Bowl. Purchase a premium kit for a guaranteed golden ticket prize, with treats ranging from complimentary lifetime admission to the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, a year of free oil changes from Valvoline Instant Oil Change, and other fun surprises.

Visit jimmyfund.org for more information, including details on kits and other pick-up dates and locations.

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

BCYF summer programs and classes                                            

Arts and computer activities, recreational programs, virtual field trips and workshops will be among the many options that will be offered both remotely and in person at BCYF community centers across Boston.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families for more information and registration.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston summer camps

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston runs full-day fun-filled camps for children, ages 6-12. Campers participate in a diverse roster of activities, including arts and crafts, science and technology projects, sports, field trips and lots of swimming.

Visit www.bgcb.org/what-we-do/summer-programs for more information and registration.

Boston Parks Summer Sports Centers  

Registration is open for summer Sports Centers at White Stadium in Franklin Park, Almont Park in Mattapan, East Boston Memorial Stadium, Garvey Park in Dorchester and M Street Park in South Boston.

Each location offers instruction in several popular sports. All Sports Centers are offered free of charge to Boston residents and open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 14. The summer programs will be held through Friday, Aug. 27 – register for one or more weeks. Lunch will be provided, transportation will not.

Visit www.boston.gov/news/registration-now-open-boston-parks-summer-sports-centers for more information and registration. 

Parks Fitness Series

Free fitness classes will be held through Saturday, Oct. 2 as follows:

– Family Fitness with Anthony - 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at Mclaughlin Playground, 239 Parker Hill Ave. in Mission Hill

– Family Zumba with Carmen - 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Almont Park, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan

– Ashtanga Yoga with Andy - 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Adams Park, 4225 Washington St. in Roslindale

– Afrobeats Bootcamp with Afrobeats Dance Boston - 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Ross Playground, 145 Westminster St. in Hyde Park

– Yoga with Jacqui - 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton

– HIIT Training with G-Fit - 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Billings Field (Basketball Court), 369 Lagrange St. in West Roxbury

– Restorative Yoga with Born Bi-Kim - 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Marcella Playground, 260 Highland St. in Roxbury

– An assortment of virtual fitness programs will also be held throughout the week.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Boston Area Beekeepers Association Open Hives                                    

Drop in at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan from 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays through Aug. 29 and learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers.

They host an apiary on the sanctuary, and the beekeepers will 'bee' more than happy to help you explore all aspects of bee life. Learn how they make honey, how they survive the winter, and much more. (Suitable for children 4 and up).

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/boston-nature-center for more information and registration.

Nick Presents Sunset Series

Nick Laudani and fellow musicians will play free live music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays in historic Fort Hill's Highland Park, 28 Fort Ave. in Roxbury. Families and individuals welcome.

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Presents-Sunset-Series-107115431058079.

Virtual Roslindale ‘Open Mike’                                                                 

Roslindale “Open Mike” Nights will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays.

Interesting in performing? There’s a link to sign up. Performers will use Zoom.

The audience can watch the live or recorded performance on the new Roslindale “Open Mike” YouTube channel. 

Visit roslindaleopenmike.org for more information, including all links.

Fit Around the Farm

Seniors are invited to join the Urban Farming Institute (Mattapan) for active yoga, gentle chair yoga and cooking with local guest chefs. It’s a great place to meet new and old friends.

– Active Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays

–  Chair Yoga and Guest Chefs from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

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

Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live                                                

Join Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on occasional Tuesdays since we’re not cooped up as much.

Bookmatch Duo plays a range of original, traditional and contemporary instrumental music, including old-time, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, waltzes, contra dance tunes and English country dance tunes.

Visit www.facebook.com/BookmatchDuoMusic for more information.

Concerts on the Commons

Taking place at 4:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesdays of the month (weather permitting) at the Brighton Farmers Market (30 Chestnut Hill Ave.), family-friendly concerts will feature live music and include dance, storytelling, and demonstrations.

The bi-monthly concerts will be presented by the Harvard Ed Portal Concert Series and Brighton Main Streets’ Brighton Sounds Concert Series respectively. 

Visit https://sites.google.com/view/concerts-in-the-common/schedule for a comprehensive schedule.

Thursday's Rock at Herter Park

Friends of Herter Park will host a concert from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays through Mid-October at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd.

The resident band, The Sons of Levin, will be joined by a rotating roster of other local (MA) bands each week.

A band of brothers, Sons of Levin, is inspired by bands such as The Band, Phish, Grateful Dead and other classic rock mainstays while delivering their own take on the modern jam/rock scene.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/sons-friends-thursdays-tickets-149075391509 for more information and weekly reservations.

Music for Food concert series                                                         

In this time of crisis, neighbors who experience food-insecurity are among the hardest hit. In lieu of their regular concerts, Music for Food is presenting online performances to support multiple food pantries.

A weekly series of videos will be released at noon on Fridays on MFF’s YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UCyL1hGegB4nbh71mB0tC_Lg). Each video features MFF Artists and friends from all over the world.

Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool                       

The outdoor Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool in Roxbury will be open from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily through Monday, Aug. 23.

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

Madison Park Community Center Pool                            

The indoor pool at the Madison Park Community Center is open year-year with a variety of programming, such as recreational swim, swim lessons, a swim team and lap swim.

Summer hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The pool, which is in Roxbury, is run by the Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

Free for Boston resident and nonresident youth.

Olsen Swimming Pool

The outdoor Olsen Swimming Pool in Hyde Park will be open from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily through Aug. 23.

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

Reilly Memorial Pool                                                           

The outdoor Reilly Memorial Pool in Brighton will be open daily from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. through Aug. 23. Run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the pool has lifeguards on the scene all summer long. Free for everyone.

Mattapan Square Farmers Market

The Mattapan Square Farmers Market, Cummins Highway and Fairway Street in Mattapan will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 30.

Visit www.mattapanfoodandfit.org for more information.

Roxbury Crossing Farmers Market

The Roxbury Crossing Farmers Market, intersection of Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street in Roxbury will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 23.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-farmers-markets for a complete list of farmers markets.

Dudley Town Commons Farmers Market

Dudley Town Commons Farmers Market, corner of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury will be open from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 28.

Accepts WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-farmers-markets for a complete list of farmers markets.

Brighton Farmers Market/Entertainment

The Brighton Farmers Market will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 27 at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave.

A wide-range of free, family-friendly entertainment will also be offered at 4:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of the month (weather permitting).

Vendors accept SNAP, HIP, WIC, and Senior Coupons.

Learn more at https://abhealthcollaborative.org/farmers-market.

Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Stand

Get your fresh produce from the Urban Farming Institute of Boston at the historic Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk St. in Mattapan on Fridays through Oct. 29.

Farm Stand: 1 to 4 p.m. | Pre Order Pickups: 4 to 6 p.m.

​Accepts Cash, Credit, EBT/SNAP, HIP, WIC and Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons.

Visit https://urbanfarminginstitute.org for more information.

Roslindale Village Farmers Market 

Roslindale Village Farmers Market will be held at Adams Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through November.

SNAP/EBT and HIP accepted.

Learn more at https://roslindale.net/rvms-farmers-market.

Free meals/food resource information                               

Boston Eats will provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth – 18 years of age and under – through 2021. 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.

Contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333 if you need additional food resources.

Virtual YMCA                                                                     

Go anytime, anywhere with an 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.

Ethos Live                                                                             

Ethos hosts an online Wellness on the Web program. Health and wellness presentations, conversations with elected officials, exercise classes and other activities will be streamed regularly on their website and social media platforms.

Visit ethocare.org for more information and quick links to the programs.

The Reggie Lewis Center virtual classes                           

The Reggie Lewis Center at the Roxbury Community College offers virtual fitness classes to help you stay physically and mentally active and fit during these challenging times.

Visit rcc.mass.edu/reggie-lewis for a full class listing and registration instructions, or contact David Jordan at djordan@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1707 for more information ($90 per class | Seniors: $30 per class).

#ZooToYou/Kids’ Corner and onsite fun           

Get your daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with the care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and lots more at #ZooToYou and visit the Kids’ Corner online for more fun.

Franklin Park and Stone zoos are open for a roarin’ good time following COVID guidelines and online reservations. Virtual tours and other activities will continue.

Visit zoonewengland.org to learn more about the re-opening procedures before you visit.

A-B Community Supper – take out

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton serves take out suppers outside from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bags of fruit, vegetables, breads, and desserts will also be available.

Visit brightonucc.org, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

A-B Food Pantry – Open

The Allston Brighton Food Pantry at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.

Visit abfoodpantry.com and/or brightonucc.org for more information, including ways to volunteer or make a donation.

The Daily Table                                                                    

The Daily Table is a nonprofit community store and kitchen with a mission of making healthy food affordable to everyone.

The Daily Table sources nutritious, delicious food options at prices that every budget can afford, including grab-n-go, ready-to-eat meals from their kitchen.

The Daily Table offers delivery and in-store pick up at the same prices as their stores.

Store locations: 450 Washington St., Dorchester; 2201 Washington St., Roxbury; 684 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge (recent opening)

Store hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit dailytable.org for more information.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston 

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston provides a comprehensive array of services for people in need.

Please consider donating food, gift cards or toiletries to keep their food pantries and basic needs operations open and fully stocked.

Phone their administrative offices at 617-464-8500 for donation guidelines.

Visit www.ccab.org for more information, including a list of places that they service.

Support Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café

For more than 54 years, the Haley House has continued to use food with purpose and the power of community to break down barriers between people, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods.

The non-profit organization operates the Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Live-In Community at the Haley House, 23 Dartmouth St. in the South End and the Haley House Bakery Café, Catering, TEP, TBK, and Arts & Culture programming at 12 Dade St. in Roxbury.

The Haley House accepts in-kind donations (see list of needed items) and money and uses volunteers to help fulfill their mission.

Visit https://haleyhouse.org/give/in-kind for more details.

MTW book/textile donations and online/onsite purchases

More Than Words stores accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games along with gently used clothing and shoes to keep their youth-run business in operation. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at one of their facilities or donation bins or can be scheduled for a contactless pickup.

People can also shop online or onsite for books, music, home goods and décor, collectibles, and other fine products.

All donations are fully tax deductible. Every donation and purchase support their mission to empower youth.

Visit mtwyouth.org for more details, including the locations and links to purchase items.

City Peace Project

The City Peace Project is an effort of individuals and local groups in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan to share the message of peace, inclusivity and non-violence by inviting people to display Peace Flags throughout their communities in as many places as they can.

To request a flag, volunteer or join the team, email: citypeaceproject@gmail.com or go to commonstreet.org/rainbow-peace-flag-project for more information.

Big Sister mentoring                                                                                    

Since 1951, the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston continues to make and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between thousands of women and girls each year.

The Big Sister professional staff matches a girl between the ages of 7 and 15 with a woman who is at least 20 years old, based on shared preferences and interests and continues to provide award-winning (virtual) support and guidance to each Big Sister, Little Sister, and Little sister’s family.

To learn more about how to become a Big Sister or to enroll a girl to become a Little Sister, visit www.bigsister.org.

Suicide survivor support group                                                                              

DeeDee’s Cry (Roxbury) hosts an ongoing weekly support group for suicide survivors. If you are a suicide attempt survivor seeking a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about the feelings that led you to attempt and the impact that your attempt had on your life, visit DeeDeesCry.com to sign up.

DeeDee's Cry provide resources and programs to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention in communities of color.

The Neighborhood Aid Network   

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

Visit www.humannetworkinitiative.com/neighborhoods for more information.

A-B Thrift Shop – Temporarily closed

The Thrift Shop at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, is usually open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, but it is now temporarily closed.

Visit brightonucc.org, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.