Postponed: Three Kings’ Day Parranda Moved to Jan. 12th

Due to the predicted freezing temperatures, Hyde Square Task Force is postponing its annual Three Kings' Day Parranda to January 12, 2018. We will start at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library for crown-making and a reading about Three Kings' Day at 4 pm. We will then parade and sing down Centre Street with Musicians in Community youth at 5:00 pm. The parade will end at Hyde Square Task Force (361 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church) with a performance of folkloric Caribbean music by Zayra Pola from 5:30-7:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided, and each child attending the event will receive a free book.

Celebrate Three Kings’ Day with a Singing Parranda and More on Jan. 5th

Celebrate Three Kings' Day with a parade, music, food and free books, led by the Hyde Square Task Force on Jan. 5th. Three Kings' Day, also known as the epiphany, which is on Jan. 6th in the United States, celebrates the three wise men's visit to baby Jesus, recalling his baptism. The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is leading the event in collaboration with the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Mentoring Youth: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The temperatures have dropped, the holidays are in full effect, and winter has officially commenced. This can only mean one thing. We are in one of the best times of the year: the Giving Season. This time of the year has a special feel as it brings organizations, communities, and neighbors together to help those in need. The Giving Season can take shape in many forms, whether it is supporting your neighborhood’s economy by shopping local, volunteering at a food bank, or philanthropic efforts around town.

Photos: Hyde Square Task Force Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast

The Hyde Square Task Force celebrated their Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast on Dec. 7th

Click here for more Jamaica Plain News coverage of the Hyde Square Task Force, including how HTSF youths discovered a state law that hadn’t been enforced calling for the TD Garden to hold fundraisers every year to raise money for public recreation centers. The following photos were taken by Christopher Huang and provided by the Hyde Square Task Force:


Haunted House, Treats and More at Halloween Festival in Hyde Square

Looking for family friendly fun on Halloween? Stop by Hyde Square Task Force’s annual Halloween Festival for games, activities, a haunted house and treats! The Festival will take place on October 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza (361 Centre St., Jamaica Plain). This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force’s ¡Viva el Latin Quarter! community programming.