Photos: 28th Annual JP Open Studios

After a one year hiatus JP Open Studios was back this past weekend, and only outside. This year's two-day free event showcased the artwork of more than 100 artists at more than 40 local sites including outside of artists’ studios, the schoolyard at the historic Eliot School, Jameson & Thompson Framers outside at Bartlett Square, and more. This was the 28th year of JP Open Studios organized by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council. Check out some photos from around the neighborhood. And hopefully next year we can do it inside artists' studios.

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Banned Books Week at Jamaica Plain Branch Library

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the Jamaica Plain Branch Library is featuring some commonly banned books, with a chance to win one of them.  

The theme this year is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." The display is presented by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, and will be up through Oct. 2.

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Afrika Gente with Cornell Coley Performing as Part of JP Open Studios on Sept. 25

Hyde Square Task Force is hosting an Afro-Latin music performance as a part of JP Open Studios on Sept. 25th. Get ready to dance and enjoy Afrika Gente with Cornell Coley on the side of the Blessed Sacrament Church (361 Centre St.). This performance is a part of Hyde Square Task Force’s series for Latinx Heritage Month. For more information, contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or 617-318-6610.

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Outside Only: Jamaica Plain Open Studios is Back on September 25 & 26

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council and Artists welcome you back to celebrate 28 years of art and community at Jamaica Plain Open Studios, 2021. This foremost annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an opportunity for the public to meet some of Boston’s premier artists and experience their work first hand. We believe in the healing and transformative power of art and a supportive community. Therefore, as we connect to neighbors and friends again, our primary focus is on the safety of our artists, volunteers, and visitors. While JPOS has historically been an opportunity to enter artist’s studios and personal creative spaces, JPOS 2021 will be an outside only event.

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SingPositive Launches Season: Outdoor Music for the Whole Family in Jamaica Plain

SingPostive, an intergenerational community choir in Jamaica Plain, is excited to launch our 2021-2022 season -- outdoors and in-person. And there are two open rehearsals happening on September 12 and September 19

Joel Sindelar founded the choir in 2012, and it has since grown into a vibrant community where singers of all ages make music together. We sing fun, eclectic music from many different styles, from folk to world to musical theatre and R&B, and we offer musical programming for the whole family, including a kids choir, ukulele class, and supervised playground time for younger children during the adult choir portion of rehearsal. Kids younger than 3 join free! This fall we’re excited to welcome a new co-director, Lexi Ugelow.

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