Calling All Singing Families: SingPositive Open Rehearsal on Jan. 28th

Does your family like singing? Maybe you'd like to join an intergenerational family choir. If you're interested then you should attend SingPositive's open rehearsals at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain this Sunday. There's no commitment and don't worry about singing on key. SingPositive includes more than 25 families making music together on Sunday afternoons.

Twins Veronica (left) and Victoria, 9, light lanterns in preparation for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade on Oct. 18, 2014. The girls are involved in Spontaneous Celebrations’ La Piñata program, a traditional music and dance group directed by Rosalba Solis.

34th Annual Jamaica Plain Lantern Parade Oct. 21st & 22nd

One of the greatest JP traditions is the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond. Children, adults (and dogs!) gather to enjoy music, food and drink, design their own lanterns, and then walk around the pond with their glowing creations. People are welcome to gather at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse from 5:30 to 9 pm. The parades starts at 6 pm on both Saturday, Oct. 21st and Sunday, Oct.

JP Flea Market Still Taking Vendors

The JP Flea Market returns to Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain on September 9th from 12-6 pm for another two-floor, multicultural, local marketplace and is still accepting vendors. Spontaneous Celebrations is looking for local artists, crafters, tailors, woodworkers, weavers, vintage shops, presses, food trucks, brewers and other small businesses to come take part. We are just as interested in people offering services as we are in people selling food or merchandise. Click here for vendor sign up at The JP Flea Market will be at Spontaneous Celebration (45 Danforth St.) on Sept.

James Purtle arranges lanterns spelling out “Spontaneous Celebrations” for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade on Oct. 18., 2014.

Saturday Night of 2016 Lantern Parade Cancelled

Spontaneous Celebrations, the non-profit that hosts several of the neighborhood's iconic events, announced late Saturday afternoon that the first night of the 2016 Lantern Parade has been cancelled. Sunday's parade is on, however. Here's the message Spontaneous Celebrations sent out via email:

Here's the Jamaica Plain News Guide to the 2016 Lantern Parade. It tells you everything you need to know to enjoy Sunday's parade.

Victoria Wu studies one of many lanterns for sale at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade on Oct. 18, 2014.

Your Guide to the 2016 Lantern Parade

UPDATE: The soggy weather has forced Spontaneous Celebrations to cancel the Saturday night portion of this year's Lantern Parade. Sunday is still on. ~~~~~

Here's everything you need to know to prepare for and enjoy the 33rd edition of Jamaica Plain's iconic Lantern Parade. The 2016 Lantern Parade takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23 around Jamaica Pond.