Porchfest Is Coming to a JP Stoop Near You

Somerville Porchfest 2012

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Somerville Porchfest 2012

Good morning, neighborhood. Here’s your morning memo for Monday, April 21.

What’s Open, Closed for Patriots’ Day: Of course today is a holiday in Boston and Massachusetts. You know the Marathon is being run this morning and the Sox play at home before lunch. Here are the other details like how much your trash and recycling pickup will be delayed and whether the packie will be open.

Porchfest is Coming to JP: I’m starting to hear a buzz around the neighborhood about bringing a pretty cool event they do in Somerville (among other places) here to JP. The idea for Porchfest is simple. On Saturday, July 19, from noon to 3 p.m., bands will play at various host porches. Whether you’re a band looking for a porch or a porch owner willing to have yours used, head to the event’s Facebook page for more details.

Historical Society Walking Tour Schedule Announced: In another rite of spring, the full schedule for the JP Historical Society’s slate of walking tours is out. If you’ve never taken one of these free tours, which focus on sub-neighborhoods like Hyde Square, Sumner Hill, Stony Brook, etc., you owe it to yourself to try them out. Here’s the full schedule on the Historical Society’s website. You can also see the events here on the Jamaica Plain News calendar.

New Feature of Jamaica Plain News — Add Your Event to the Calendar: I’m thrilled to announce Jamaica Plain News is now set up so you can add your own events to the calendar. As more people use the site, I hope the calendar becomes your first stop when you want to know what’s happening in our neighborhood. It’s easy to do. Here’s the link. Please note that while we offer free event listings for non-profit and community organizations, we charge $5 for businesses to list events. We waive that small fee as a perk to our advertisers.

Have a great day, everyone.