The beloved Mother's Day Lilac Sunday is cancelled, and the Arnold Arboretum is telling people to not visit that day. "In keeping with CDC and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is canceling Lilac Sunday 2020," said an Arnold Arboretum press release. "All formal activities such as tours, family crafts and science, and performances scheduled for Sunday, May 10 are suspended, and picnics will not be allowed on this or any day." The arboretum will remain open, but people are being encouraged to visit a different day. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the more than 200 lilac plants as lilac season is just beginning and stretches for several weeks, typically through late May.
As you would expect Lilac Sunday, the beloved Mothers Day celebration at the Arnold Arboretum has been cancelled. The Arnold Arboretum posted about the cancellation:
In keeping with CDC and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings, the Arnold Arboretum is canceling Lilac Sunday 2020. All formal activities such as tours, family crafts and science, and performances scheduled for Sunday, May 10 are canceled. Picnics will not be allowed on this or any day. But Coronavirus or no Coronavirus, the lilacs will bloom as usual from late April into late May.
Wine and chocolate. It's hard to go wrong on Galentine's Day with those two aphrodisiacs. Yes, Galentine's Day. Galentine's Day was created by Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to celebrate female friendship on the day before Valentine's Day. JP Centre/South Main Streets is helping you celebrate Galentine's Day with a wine and chocolate tour, and other special local treats on a Feb.
You still have time to see JP Holiday Light Show on Centre Street as it's running every night until January 1. The JP Centre/South Main Streets show is projected onto 670 Centre St. (above City Feed), and has done so every night from Dec. 6. The 15-minute show plays on a loop, each night from 5 to 9 pm.
Submissions are currently being accepted for a very unique Valentine's Day event about ghosting at The Footlight Club. Jamaica Plain resident Rebecca Glucklich, one of the co-creators of the event, explained the painful origin of …And he* was never to be heard from again: An evening of ghost stories:
"Men kept disappearing on me…. And not just after swiping right and going on one lousy date, but after eight whole months of dating; or once while in the process of shaving my legs to prep for a booty call. Each time I would share my ridiculous tales of being ghosted, I was never the only one in the room who had experienced this outrageous new social norm," said Glucklich to Jamaica Plain News. Glucklich points out that *he/she/they/xe are all invited — "because NO ONE is safe from ghosts!"