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Replacing a broken windowpane can be a very satisfying part of restoring an older window and will go a long way to making your home look its best. In this hands-on workshop from Boston Building Resources, you will learn how to remove old glazing putty, prepare the sash, and secure the new glass pane in place with points and fresh glazing. Participants should bring in a window sash to work on.Find out more »
Learn to use the properties of the table saw to do seemingly complex tasks. In this workshop from Boston Building Resources, first we will cover basic parts of the tool and important safety considerations. We will then learn how to make a few jigs, and, with simple settings (and almost no measuring), we will work our charms.Find out more »
Crisp days and changing foliage beckon! Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for a guided, interpretive bike tour from the Back Bay Fens to the Arnold Arboretum, led by a Conservancy docent. Bike along the Emerald Necklace during the time as fall foliage comes through and Emerald Necklace's trees change colors. Get to learn about historical sites and interesting facts within the Emerald Necklace. All attendees must bring their own bicycle. Pre-registration on Emerald Necklace's website, including a $10 fee, is…Find out more »
The Annual Roslindale Day Parade has delighted people from all over the Boston area for over four decades. Our 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 stepping off at 1:00 p.m. from Washington Street by Adams Park in Roslindale Village, proceeding up South Street, to Belgrade Avenue, to West Roxbury Parkway, to Gottwald Rotary, to Centre Street, to South Street, and ending on Robert Street at Fallon Field. Stephen Judge and the Delfino Restaurant…Find out more »
From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, as well as the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America. Register on our event website. Limited spots! Begins and ends at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Bring a refillable water…Find out more »
If you have an old house that has walls of lath and plaster, this is the workshop from Boston Building Resources for you. Learn how to repair walls that are cracked, or where the plaster is pulling away from the lath, by using a bonding adhesive to reattach the plaster. We will learn how to assess problem areas, apply the adhesive, and finish the area for a smooth, even appearance.Find out more »
After decades spent underground beneath a parking lot, a portion of the Muddy River has been uncovered to see daylight once again. Hear the story of how river and parkland were reclaimed and how the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted is being restored for the 21st century. Register on our website! Limited spots! Meet at REI, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes.Find out more »
If you have an older home, learn how to preserve the character you love while also making updates to meet your needs. This workshop from Boston Building Resources will offer tips on caring for an older home, including historic wood windows, approaches to large renovation projects, seasonal maintenance, ways to learn the history of your house, and paint color selection.Find out more »
From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, as well as the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America. Register on our website! Limited spots! Begins and ends at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Bring a refillable water bottle…Find out more »
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