Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain residents and other community members created lanterns out of plastic soda bottles and tissue paper for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade held on Oct. 18 and 19, 2014. Lanterns were sold for $5 to $20 each.

The Lantern Parade is Coming Soon… Here’s How to Get Involved

Spontaneous Celebrations' Lantern Parade is on October 22 and 23 and there are many ways you can get involved leading up to one of Jamaica Plain's greatest traditions. You can make lanterns. Albeit this year, Spontaneous Celebrations is in need of 3-liter bottles. Members of Spontaneous Celebrations' Programming Circle have been exploring how to make lanterns in other ways, such as strings of LED lights and even cellphone lights. There are upcoming afternoons and evenings for community drop-ins to help make lanterns for everyone to use.

335 Views

First Emerald Necklace Parkfest Spanning Parks on Sept. 24

The first-ever Emerald Necklace Parkfest will be the year’s biggest event for Olmsted Now, which is Greater Boston’s Olmsted Bicentennial. This free event will on Sept. 24 will span across parks of the Emerald Necklace, and will include free performances, kids' activities, art, games, dancing, and more. There will be picnic zones, parade decorating, data "community listening boards", and Necklace-wide scavenger hunts to prompt exploring the parks. Community groups and organizations will also be showcasing the ways they make the Greater Boston a great place for parks and public spaces.

892 Views

Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic in Jamaica Plain on August 28

Everyone and anyone is invited to the Annual Boston Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic at the grounds of the Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jamaica Plain on August 28. There will be delicious Ukrainian food, music, activities, and more. People are encouraged to wear vyshyvanka and other Ukrainian clothing attributes. The picnic is being organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Boston Branch which will join people all across the country to celebrate Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence. The picnic starts at noon.

733 Views

Social Media Snapshots of Jamaica Plain Porchfest

Friends, family, pets, residents, tourists, and of course performers, enjoyed a beautiful sunny day during the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on Saturday. Here are just some of the social media posts people shared. https://twitter.com/eaks790/status/1561045227120562177

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 
A post shared by Wenham Street Cinema (@wenhamstreetcinema)

 

View this post on Instagram

 
A post shared by Denis Sheehan (@denis_sheehan)

 

824 Views
Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain residents and other community members created lanterns out of plastic soda bottles and tissue paper for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade held on Oct. 18 and 19, 2014. Lanterns were sold for $5 to $20 each.

Spontaneous Celebrations Needs Help Your Help Solving the Case of the Missing Lanterns

Every year around Halloween, Spontaneous Celebrations leads one of the best neighborhood events -- lantern nights around Jamaica Pond. During the preceding weeks residents big and small create lanterns using three liter bottles. But unfortunately, the generous bottle donor that's provided the bottles is no longer making three liter bottles. "Have you seen any 3-liter bottles in a store near you? We’d love to find another supplier.

946 Views