The annual Easter Egg Hunt on Loring-Greenough's Lawn this coming Sunday is BYOB -- Bring Your Own Basket. The annual egg hunt is free for all to attend and starts at 1 pm and you'll want to get there on time because the toy- and candy-filled eggs go quickly! Also, bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the law after the egg hunt. Before the egg hunt, kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts (24 Eliot St.) to decorate real eggs from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and then head over to the egg hunt on South Street. This is a BYOE event -- as in Bring Your Own Eggs, and hard boiled eggs work best. This is also a free event with a suggested donation of $5, and registration is requested by clicking here.
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather this event has been moved to March 15th.
The public is invited to hear and see students of the Margarita Muñiz Academy present a free night of musical performances and poetry readings on March 8th. This is a free event at the Loring-Greenough House (12 South St.) on Thursday, March 8th from 6:30 to 8 pm. Click here to register. About Margarita Muñiz Academy
Margarita Muñiz Academy (20 Child St.) is the only dual language high school in the
New England region. The school implements a college preparatory, culturally relevant two-way bilingual curriculum that provides students with the 21st century skills necessary for success in higher education and beyond.
A crowdfunding campaign was recently launched to fund the historic Loring-Greenough House's project centered on the restoration and renovation of its original kitchen. An integral part of the 1760 imposing Colonial home, the current configuration of the kitchen has a combination of intact historic cabinetry and woodwork, and also modern cabinets always envisioned as temporary. "This is a really exciting project both for the preservation of the house and for the larger Jamaica Plain community. The planned kitchen work involves both restoration and renovation of this historic landmark," said Ed Stanley, Chair of the House Committee. "The kitchen is the vital core of the house, supporting community events, programs, and rentals, which generate income used to help preserve and maintain the property.”
The construction includes materials and labor to build new custom cabinetry, a fresh coat of paint in a historically appropriate color, the re-installation and plumbing for the original soapstone sink, partial restoration of the original pine board flooring, and all necessary permits and fees. All work has been thoughtfully planned and will be sensitive to the historic building fabric of the Loring-Green House.
Whether it's the holiday season, Halloween or Easter -- it's always a good time to talk about candy. Come Dec. 5th a local Jamaica Plain resident will lead a discussion about Boston's candy industry. "Boston has quite a long history with candy making. We have some of the oldest candy companies in the country, like NECCO.
As a warmup to their Oct. 1st Franklin Park concert, Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform a free pop-up concert on the lawn at the Loring-Greenough House this Thursday (Sept. 28th). The pop-up concert will be part of Thursdays on the Lawn at the Loring-Greenough House, which is every Thursday during warmer months. Thursdays on the Lawn include food trucks, local vendors and lots of space for kids to run around and be kids.