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February 2020

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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$58

Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime.…

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March 2020

Fusion Belly Dance – education by Caroline Hekate

March 5 @ 11:30 am - March 26 @ 12:30 pm
Integrarte Studio, 85 Seaverns Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$4 – $64

FUSION BELLY DANCE Instructed by Caroline Hekate- a visual and performance artist from Cambridge, MA. “Open your HeArt and may energy bloom.” -Uniting the arts and culture through a belly dance vision! Location: INTEGRARTE, 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Date: March 5, 12, 19, 26   Thursdays 11:30am- 12:30pm Price: 4-day series package $64 or Drop-in $18 Ages: mature teens (13+) and adults. Open to all levels- modifications offered during class. Visit the website link provided to signup for…

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Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

March 7 @ 9:30 am
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$50

In this year’s “cultivating women” symposium, we highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Speakers: Jennifer Jewell, Creator/Host, Cultivating Place, NPR Radio Show and Podcast; Garden Writer Kaki Martin, ASLA, PLA, Principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group Kristin McCullin, Horticulturist, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens Patricia Spence, President and CEO, The Urban Farming Institute of Boston Co-sponsored…

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The Croft School: Free Butterfly Art and Science Workshop

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Roche Community Center in West Roxbury, 1716 CENTRE STREET
Boston, 02132
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Free

From egg to Butterfly, come discover the process of metamorphosis with The Croft School! We will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and offer learning centers. You and your child can choose which engaging, hands-on activity to do, or why choose? Do all of the activities! This event is free and open to all, but is best suited for children ages 3-5.

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Holiday Houseplant Hangover

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$15

Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Thursday, March 12, 6:30–8:00pm Did you receive plants as gifts over the holidays? Are they looking a bit sad at this point and are you wondering whatever to do with them? Or are you simply a houseplant hoarder whose enthusiasm has waned with the winter months? If yes, let plant propagator and horticulturist Sean Halloran raise your plants—and your hopes—up a notch. Sean will share tips for getting your plants back…

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Postponed: Tastings & Tales – Remarkable Women of JP

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Samuel Adams Brewery, 30 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$20

This event has been postponed. Boston By Foot cancelled everything through March and the JP Historical Society is working on a new date.  Just in time for Women’s History Month, we’ve got stories of local women who’ve stood by their ideals, fought for change and overcame societal boundaries to achieve and exceed in outstanding ways. Jamaica Plain has been home to a wealth of women who have achieved remarkable heights throughout Boston’s history. Socialists, abolitionists, Nobel Prize winners, literary luminaries…

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April 2020

Postponed: The Remarkable Photos of Leon Abdalian

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This event has been postponed. Boston Public Library has cancelled all events through April. This event will be rescheduled for the fall. The photographer Leon Hampartzoum Abdalian was born in 1884 in what was Cilician Armenia, then located in the Ottoman Empire (now modern Turkey). He migrated with his family to the United States in April of 1896 and they eventually settled in Jamaica Plain.  It is believed that he was largely self-taught as a photographer. For most of the…

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Botany Club | April vacation drop-off program for teens

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:30 pm, repeating until April 24, 2020

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$50,

Botany Club is an April school vacation program for teens ages 12-15 that encourages the scientific study of plants. Youth will study plant parts and functions, make models of plant structures, perform flower dissections, experiment with photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, and learn a bit about plant classification. Have fun with outdoor and indoor sessions while learning more about the world of plants! For teens ages 12-15 Tues – Fri, April 21-24; 12:30 – 4:30pm Meet at Main Gate of the…

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Postponed: The China Trade

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

This event has been postponed. The Arnold Arboretum has cancelled all events through April. A new date for this event is being rescheduled for the fall. At a moment when our country seems especially divided, Prof. Dane Morrison of Salem State University will discuss how Americans forged a national identity after the War of Independence. After breaking free from British rule, American identity had more to do with sailing to the East than trekking into the West.  Private  journals, letters, ships’ logs,…

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July 2020

Walking Tour of Hyde Square

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Join the JP Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of…

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