JPHS Tour of Woodbourne

Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Tour of Woodbourne This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. […]

JPHS Tour of Sumner Hill

Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Tour of Sumner Hill Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder as well as the homes of […]

Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Stan Strickland Trio

Jamaica Plain, MA

Date: September 25 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Legendary Boston jazz musician and educator Stan Strickland (sax, flute, vocals), joins jazz/soul vocalist Lori Gomes and multi-instrumentalist Akili Jamal Haynes for a powerful whole-body experience, where breath and movement travel through instruments and air. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 […]

JPHS Tour of Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Tour of Jamaica Pond Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on […]

Connolly Branch Library 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Join us for a screening of the film "Boston's Latino Pioneers" followed by a panel discussion featuring director Blanca Bonilla with some of the "Pioneers". | Habrá una proyección de filme "Los Pioneros Latinos de Boston" seguida de un panel de discusión que presentará a Blanca Bonilla con los "Pioneros". Latino Pioneers in Boston is a […]

JPHS Tour of Women’s History

Jamaica Plain, MA

This is a special Jamaica Plain Historical Society tour at 2 pm on Sunday, October 9,

Author Talk: The Cold Hard Light by Christopher Amenta

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library: 30 South Street 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain resident Christopher Amenta will talk about his new book The Cold Hard Light on Thursday, October 13, 2022,  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.) Set in present-day Boston, The Cold Hard Light tells the story of a young father, named H, who becomes obsessed with the man who assaulted […]

Crabapple and Maple Festival

Jamaica Plain, MA

Crabapple and Maple Festival October 15, noon – 3pm https://arboretum.harvard.edu/events/event-signup/?id=44841 Celebrate fall color at the Arboretum! With species of maples and crabapples from around the world, the Arboretum’s autumnal palette is unrivaled. Join the festivities for children’s activities, learn about the Crabapple and Maple Collections from staff and volunteers, and view our plants up close […]

Plant Life Book Talk

Jamaica Plain, MA

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00-8:30pm Location: Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Boston, 02131 On-site lecture and virtual livestream https://arboretum.harvard.edu/events/#elkin-plant-life Rosetta S. Elkin reveals that planting a tree can either be one of the ultimate offerings to thriving on this planet, or one of the most extreme perversions of human agency over it. Plant Life exposes the […]

Director’s Series | Obsessions: Fellow Organisms in the Arnold Arboretum

Jamaica Plain, MA

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00-8:30pm Virtual Livestream https://arboretum.harvard.edu/events/event-signup/?id=54483 Join the Arnold Arboretum’s Director William (Ned) Friedman for the annual Director’s Series! To celebrate the Arboretum’s sesquicentennial, this year’s series will explore the Magic and Meaning of a Garden of Trees. Over the course of four sessions, we will trace the Arnold’s significance in the landscape architecture […]

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