Elsewhere in the city neighborhood notes:

Link Boston Homes
John Whitty of Allston sings in the Park Street MBTA station. Whitty says he performs in many of the stations.

Kayaking Day/Un Dia De Kayak 2021                              

Come together with friends and neighbors for a fun, free day of water and land activities in Boston’s Fort Point Channel for residents of Roxbury and Dorchester (and beyond).

Kayaking for everyone, ages 5 and up; no experience necessary. Instructions in English, Spanish and other languages. 

On land activities include: museum passes to visit the Boston Children’s Museum and The Institute of Contemporary Art, water taxi rides, fitness classes with TrillFit, pedicab rides, fishing, tours and nautical lessons aboard the historic Roseway sailing ship, and more. 

This program will be offered in Fort Point Channel on:

– Saturday, Aug. 14: Un Dia de Kayak

– Saturday, Sept. 12: Black Joy Day

Registration may be needed for some activities.

Email The American City Coalition at waterways@tamcc.org or phone 857-308-3012 for more information and registration.

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:

– 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.

CommonWheels Open Shop

CommonWheels Open Shop is a free, DIY, bike-maintenance skill-share. They provide the tools and guidance needed to help you fix and keep your bike working. Open Shop is also a great chance to hang out with fellow Boston cyclists, trade stories of biking adventures and share knowledge.

Stop by The Grove, 167 Western Ave. in Allston anytime from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 25.

Visit www.commonwheels.org for more information.

Jazz on the Green with The Makanda Project

The UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury will host an outdoor concert from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14 on their beautiful greenspace.

The event will feature great jazz from The Makanda Project with special guest, Michael Gregory Jackson.

All are welcome - bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and stay a while.

Visit www.uuum.org for more information.

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, 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.

Back Porch Carousel

Mark Skin Radio presents Back Porch Carousel Live at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Back Porch Carousel is a small group of musicians dedicated to raising money for causes and community during this difficult time.

Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org and/or www.facebook.com/groups/153912249392797 for more information about this free event.

Riot X: Live-ish 30 virtual plays in your real world                    

Riot X (The Rozzie Square Theater) has metamorphosed their monthly live show caterpillar into a beautiful video butterfly.

Watch it virtually flutter its wings spectacularly with a tantalizing hybrid of brand-new live plays, brand-new video plays, and brand-new-ish other video plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.

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

Pond Life

Families with children, ages 5-12 years old, are invited to learn about all the creatures that live in and around ponds – from dragonflies to voles and shrews, and the birds that eat them – from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.15 at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan.

The group will use dip nets to collect pond creatures, and observe these fascinating animals under microscopes before returning them to their home.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/79369-pond-life for more information and registration (Members: Adult - $10; Child - $10 | Nonmembers: Adult - $13; Child - $13).

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.

11th annual Arthur J. Hurley III Memorial Golf Outing

The 11th annual Arthur J. Hurley III Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Friday, Aug. 20 at the William J. Devine Golf Course, Franklin Park, One Circuit Dr. in Dorchester to benefit Yawkey Club of Roxbury. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m.

In addition to a great day of golf, test your skills with a hole-in-one contest, longest drive and closest to the pin competition with great prizes such as roundtrip airline tickets and vacation packages. Join the Keith McDermott Luncheon and silent auction. 

Visit www.bgcb.org/sponsor-the-11th-annual-arthur-j-hurley-iii-memorial-golf-outing for more information and registration.

Fit Church Fit Community Week                                      

Get moving, stay fit, create change. BMA Tenpoint presents Fit Family Fit Community Week with free home workouts with BreakFIT Wellness at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 21.

The class will feature HITT, strength and yoga workouts for the whole family (all ages).

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/fit-family-fit-community-week-tickets-161809054237 for more information and registration.

Mayor Janey's Movie Nights: ‘Missing Link’

“Missing Link” will be shown at 7:45 p.m. (dusk) on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Fallon Field, 910 South St. in Roslindale.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks-movie-nights for more information, including a complete list and synopses of the movies.

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. 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.

WR Book discussion: ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’                             

The West Roxbury Branch Library book discussion group will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including a book synopsis, and registration.

Shadow Work for Young Adults                

To fully live in the light, people must learn to fully embrace the darkness within. This means confronting negative thoughts, emotions and experiences that have shaped who we are so we can be more intentional about who we are becoming.

People need to learn to live in the full range of human capacity and to not feel bad about doing it. Every emotion and impulse is perfectly human.

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Debbie Ford: The inner darkness is referred to as the shadow, id, or subconscious. From a young age, people are taught what is good and what is bad - and what is perceived as bad often gets repressed, resulting in inner fragmentation and psychological projection. These are the aspects of the self that make up the shadow. The shadow has plenty of gifts to offer and the purpose of shadow work is to identify and acquire these gifts in order to live a more fulfilling life.

Teens, ages 16+ to young adults in their mid-to-late 20s, are invited to join Boston Public Library YA librarian Paul on Zoom from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to put into practice some of the shadow work exercises featured in The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by personal transformation expert Debbie Ford.

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

Life after COVID-19 – The New Normal? (Virtual)                                

Although one can’t provide any concrete answers to this complex question, one can examine empirical patterns that are already observable.

A panel including Dr. Michael Osterholm, White House advisor, epidemiologist and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota; Rachel Silverman, policy fellow Center for Global Development, and Dr. Amesh Adalja Johns Hopkins, Center for Global Health and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security will predict what might change fundamentally and what lessons about preparedness we will have learned.

Join this far ranging and provocative discussion slated from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 18 that will cap off the GBH Pandemic 2.0 series.

Visit www.wgbh.org/events for more information and Zoom registration.

Teen Book Discussion Group: ‘Where We Go From Here’        

The Boston Public Library’s Teen Book Discussion Group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 to discuss Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha.

Originally published in Brazil, this YA novel follows three young men as they navigate the realities of living with HIV and/or dating people who are HIV positive.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and Twitch link.

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. 19: Ice Cream Making Extravaganza​

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

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

Twilight Music Series                                  

Take in the sights and sounds of a warm summer evening accompanied by a live musical performance in three Emerald Necklace parks: Charlesgate Park – corner of Beacon St. and Charlesgate East (Back Bay); Olmsted Park – Allerton Overlook (Brookline) and Jamaica Pond – Boathouse Bandstand (JP).

Performances will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.

Visit www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/twilight-music-series for more information, including the artists.

Kanopy Club: ‘Rashomon’ (1951)             

Following the Yearlong Reading Challenge's August theme of “In Translation,” the Kanopy Club will be discussing films in languages other than English.

Watch Rashomon (1951) on Kanopy then join the Zoom discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.

About the film: This riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks.

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

Beyond the Page: ‘When No One Is Watching’                                                    

Why do Sydney Green’s neighbors mysteriously disappear once new developments arise? Can a remaining neighbor reveal the eerie truth? Find out in Alyssa Cole’s When No One is Watching, a spine-tingling tale of race, mystery and gentrification.

Join GBH Beyond the Page Book Club from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 for a live discussion with the author where people can ask her questions about her featured work, experience as a writer and more.

Visit www.wgbh.org/events for more information and Zoom registration.

Mayor Janey's Movie Nights: 'Descendants 3'                                                     

“Descendants 3” will be shown at 7:45 p.m. (dusk) on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Hynes Playground, 502 VFW Playground in West Roxbury

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks-movie-nights for more information, including a complete list and synopses of the movies.

Exploring Boston's Urban Wilds – Gladeside                               

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 Gladeside in Mattapan from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. (Suitable for children 10 & up).

BNC will park on Lorna Road and meet the group to walk the trail to Gladeside and back.

Please Note: Masks are optional for outdoor programs.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/79557-exploring-boston-s-urban-wilds-gladeside for more information and reservations.

Swifts & Swallows – Online                                    

Swifts, swallows and martins live most of their lives on the wing, captivating audiences with aerial acrobatics as they catch insects in midair and skim pond surfaces to bathe and drink. They build nests not only in nest boxes and tree cavities, but also in chimneys, on the side of buildings, under bridges and in sand banks. During fall migration, they gather in flocks that can number over one hundred thousand individuals, creating swirling clouds of birds that awe onlookers.

This online Audubon presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 will introduce these fascinating birds and where best to observe the fall migration spectacle in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/mass-audubon-education/79211-swifts-swallows-online for more information and Microsoft Teams registration (Members: $15 | Nonmembers: $20).

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 https://www.jimmyfund.org/events/cancer-fundraising-events/jimmy-fund-scooper-bowl for more information, including details on kits and other pick-up dates and locations.

Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes                               

Riot Improv will collaborate with MassMouth in a unique mash-up to create hilarious improv comedy with a narrative twist from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.

The improv scenes are inspired by real-life tales of humor, tragedy, love, and more, performed live by renowned MassMouth storytellers.

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

‘Collages and Constructions’ Juried Exhibition 

The Menino Arts Center announces its “Collages and Constructions” juried exhibition, which runs through Tuesday, Sept. 27. The mixed media exhibition features 44 pieces from the 38 artists juried by Ekua Holmes and curated by Sasja Lucas.

There will be an in-person reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

This exhibition will be viewable both in person at the Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave., Hyde Park and in a virtual 3D gallery that you can stroll through at www.hpaa-mac.org/ exhibits.

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.

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 are welcome.

Event website: 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.

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 third race, “Run Wildest 5K, 10K, Half Marathon,” will take place in October (registration is open).

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.

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. 

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.

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.