Elsewhere in the city neighborhood notes:
Stormstress & Lily Black
Stormstress and Lily Black will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.
Visit www.friendsofherterpark.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, Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov. 6.
Riot Improv (Rozzie Square Theater, Roslindale) will partner with musician Patrick Short for an unforgettable night of music and laughter. Songs to Scenes will draw on-the-spot inspiration from Short's music to create never-to-be-scene-again improv comedy.
Visit www.theriottheater.com/improv.html for more information and Zoom registration (All tickets are pay-what-you-can).
Mindfulness for Young Adults
People could all use a little more mindfulness in their lives. Sometimes simply taking a deep breath to ground yourself in the present moment or performing a quick body scan can work wonders to calm the mind.
Join YA librarian Paul from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 on Zoom to discuss mindfulness, take some time to meditate, and practice exercises featured in Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard.
To register or for more information, visit https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdO6hrz4sHNSLhZHV7RysMlO2uiJEZtJ2.
As the summer winds down, the gardening season doesn’t have to. Join Boston Community Gardens for a free virtual workshop on crops, materials and techniques for extending the growing season into the fall from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Visit https://thetrustees.org/event/64927 for more information and registration (donations welcome).
Future of Work Panel Discussion (Virtual)
Join Kara Miller, executive editor and host of Public Radio’s Innovation Hub for a panel discussion and highlights from the PBS series Future of Work, followed by a live Q&A from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 8.
Visit www.wgbh.org/events/future-of-work-panel-discussion for more information and Zoom registration.
Celebrating Bob Sloane
Join WalkBoston as they celebrate the life of Bob Sloane from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Boston Society of Architects/Fort Point Room, 290 Congress St. Remembrances from friends and colleagues will be followed by brief remarks from those gathered.
Bob was a true pioneer in walking advocacy and a pillar of this organization. He was a mentor, a friend and a creative genius when it came to getting the message out that walking is a fundamental part of the transportation conversation.
Whether it was translating walking distances into time (for which he won a White House Champions of Change Award) or devising his latest plan to get separated walking paths, Bob knew how to persuade, engage and charm.
Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-bob-sloane-tickets-165423280485 for more information and reservations (COVID requirements apply).
Reading the Rainbow Book Group
Reading the Rainbow – a Boston Public Library online-exclusive book group geared towards members of the LGBTQ+ community – will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 for a lively discussion of Carly Usdin's Heavy Vinyl.
Visit bpl.org/events for more information and Slack registration.
Now Listen Here: Cohabitation at Herter Park
Now Listen Here Presents: Cohabitation – an evening of live, true stories of sharing space – from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at Herter Park Amphitheater.
Now Listen Here is a live storytelling series based in Boston. Live shows are open to anyone interested in sharing their own true story based on the theme of the night: Cohabitation. They believe in promoting the art of storytelling and making storytellers of all backgrounds and experience levels feel welcome to throw their name in the hat.
Stories should be true as experienced by the person telling the story, five to six minutes in length, and told without notes or props. Now Listen Here shows are non-competitive and serve only to promote the art and joy of storytelling.
Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information.
Fall Bird Photography-Online
Learn how to move beyond in-focus branches and out-of-focus birds in this hands-on online bird photography workshop with expert avian photographer Eduardo del Solar. Improve technical and artistic photography skills by practicing on song birds, warblers and seashore birds during spring migration.
Participants will attend three two-hour online classroom sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 focusing on the skills needed to capture birds in flight, portrait, environmental, behavioral and artistic modes.
People will practice their newfound skills in between classes and then share their work, reviewing with the class and learning how to improve their skillset.
People will also gain knowledge in processing and tweaking images using a raw converter such as Adobe Lightroom for publishing and printing.
In addition to the six hours of online instruction, each student will receive one hour of individual instruction via email, phone or video chat (Teams, Zoom or WhatsApp).
DSLR and Mirrorless cameras with full auto and manual functions with telephoto capabilities are ideal for this class. All skill levels welcome, although some knowledge of advanced camera functions is helpful.
Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/mass-audubon-education/79633-fall-bird-photography-online for more information and registration (Members: $160 | Nonmembers: $185).
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, Sept. 11 on their beautiful greenspace.
The event will feature great jazz from The Makanda Project. Sparc! (MassArt’s art-mobile) will join the celebration with live painting.
All are welcome - bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and stay a while.
Visit www.uuum.org for more information.
School of Rock Watertown - Summer Show
Performances from six youth bands from School of Rock Watertown will be held from 1:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Herter Park Amphitheater
Free show; all ages welcome.
Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information.
‘InterGeneration’ Outdoor Release Screening at the Boston Nature Center
Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan, will host an outdoor premiere screening of Carolyn Shadid Lewis’ film “InterGeneration,” an animated storytelling between teens and elders about Boston's colonial past and inequitable present, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 followed by a Q&A with participants at 8 p.m. (Rain date: Sept. 12).
InterGeneration began in the Teen Bridge Artist-in-Residence Program at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain and is now a highly acclaimed feature-length film.
The event is free but requires registration at www.eventbrite.com/e/intergeneration-outdoor-release-screening-at-the-boston-nature-center-tickets-163738561445.
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, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
Visit theriottheater.com/full-schedule.html for more information and Zoom registration (All tickets are pay-what-you-can).
Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run
The seventh annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. Deadline registration is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9.
The Walk/Run course winds through the historic Roxbury community, starting and ending at The Dimock Center, 55 Dimock St. The event will also include a health and wellness festival and entertainment and a Kids' Fun Run.
Empowered by The Dimock Center, HoodFit and the Boston Athletic Association, The Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run inspires fitness and celebrates community. Visit www.roadtowellness5k.com for more information and registration for this free community event.
Catie's Closet: Fill the Bus
Help Catie's Closet help under-served students feel prepared and confident this school year by participating in the Fill the Bus campaign through Thursday, Sept. 30.
Having a safe place like Catie’s Closet and access to basic necessities helps them envision a future where they can proudly be themselves and celebrate their uniqueness and identity.
There are three ways to have a major impact this year as an individual, with your family, or as a company: Run their Virtual 5K | Donate items, Host a drive or fund the items | Buy a confidence pack.
Catie’s Closet Distribution Centers are located at 63 Sprague St. in Hyde Park and at 19 School St. in Dracut.
Learn more at www.catiescloset.org/fill-the-bus-2021.
The Joy of Kayaking 2021
The Joy of Kayaking event honors Boston's declaration of Sept. 12 as Black Joy Day with a fun, free day of on-the-water and on-land activities in Boston's Fort Point Channel (and Seaport) for residents of Roxbury and Dorchester (and beyond) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kayak, celebrate Black Joy, explore and learn more about what the waterfront has to offer, hosted by the American City Coalition.
– 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, a concert, lunch and more.
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.
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.
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 through Sept. 23. 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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Collages and Constructions’ Juried Exhibition
The Menino Arts Center will showcase the “Collages and Constructions” juried exhibition through Tuesday, Sept. 27. The mixed media exhibition features 44 pieces from the 38 artists juried by Ekua Holmes and curated by Sasja Lucas.
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.
Inspired by Bolivia: Paintings by Maria Termini
Maria Termini will exhibit a series of acrylic paintings inspired by her experiences in Bolivia at the Putterham Library Wall Gallery, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Chestnut Hill through Thursday, Sept. 30.
Termini is an artist, author and public speaker. Her latest book, Through the Mountains to the Stars, is a collection of stories and photographs about the adventures of a curious solo woman traveler in the Andes and especially Bolivia.
Termini has a studio and gallery in Roslindale. All the works in the show are for sale and studio visits are welcome.
Visit www.mariatermini.com for more information.
Cocktails in the Park
Party in the Park, a unique cocktail party at Pinebank Promontory overlooking the picturesque Jamaica Pond, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
All proceeds support the revitalization of Charlesgate Park, a critical link in the region’s park network.
Visit www.emeraldnecklace.org/party-in-the-park/purchase-tickets for more information and tickets.
Run to Home Base
The Run to Home Base, presented by Raytheon Technologies, is a unique 9K run and 5K run/walk through scenic Boston, ending with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of finishing the race by crossing Fenway Park’s famed home plate.
The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25. The opening ceremony will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m.
Friends and family can watch participants from the stands at Fenway with food, entertainment and fun family activities in the concourse of America’s most beloved ballpark.
The Run to Home Base is their most critical, annual fundraiser providing vital funds for the clinical care and support for veterans and their families who are impacted by the invisible wounds of war.
Visit https://runtohomebase.org for more information and registration.
2021 Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention
The Samaritans will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event will be a hybrid of in-person at Artesani Park, 5 Soldier's Field Rd. in Brighton and virtual activities.
All proceeds help fund Samaritans’ free lifesaving services, including their 24/7 Helpline, suicide prevention workshops, and grief support services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
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Spectacle Island 5K & Fun Run
Boston Harbor Now will hold the 10th annual Spectacle Island 5K for beginner and elite runners alike, and all those who want to have fun on Boston Harbor from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Race day festivities feature a 5K Race, a half-mile Kids Fun Run, picnic lunch for participants, music, a beer ticket, and kids’ activities.
The race will start and finish on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. Ferries will depart from Long Wharf North and the Hingham Shipyard.
All proceeds from the Spectacle Island 5k will help support free and equitable access to Boston Harbor and Islands, and help improve lives of 40,000 youth and their families.
Visit www.bostonharbornow.org/5k for more information and registration.
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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston offers accessible and affordable after-school time programming to children and teens in Boston and Chelsea.
Activities include music, art and crafts; science and technology projects; sports, fitness and recreation; and field trips. Life Skills, Leadership Training and Ready to Work programs are also offered.
Visit www.bgcb.org for more information and registration.
BCYF programs and services
The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers a variety of arts and computer activities, recreational programs, virtual field trips, workshops and services both remotely and in person for children, youth, individuals and families at 36 facilities, including community centers and pools.
Visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 among other Boston neighborhoods and across the nation 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information.