The Curtis Hall Pool will be one of four indoor city pools reopening to the public starting Sept. 2. "As we head towards the end of summer, I am pleased we are able to open up indoor swimming options for our residents," said Mayor Marty Walsh. "[Boston Centers for Youth and Family] has spent a lot of time making sure that safety protocols are in place so that we can open these additional recreational facilities within the current COVID-19 guidelines. I encourage residents to take advantage of these options and continue to take all the precautions: wearing face coverings when out, keeping your distance from others, and washing your hands."
Cradles to Crayons is partnering with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Boston Children’s Museum to call on Boston residents to participate in a city-wide collection of children’s essentials. As communities take on spring cleaning and clear out their closets this season, the Boston-based nonprofit asks to keep the collection in mind and donate any new and gently used clothing, shoes, books, and small toys at one of the participating drop-off points throughout the city. The drive will culminate in the fun, hands-on Boston Collect & Sort volunteer event at Boston’s Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Auditorium on May 4. Collections are ongoing through May 3 at the following drop-off locations:
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center – Jamaica Plain
20 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
BCYF Roche Community Center – West Roxbury
1716 Centre St.
Curtis Hall is celebrating its 150th birthday and you're invited to the party! The celebration will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 pm. Admission is free and there will be activities, music and food. You don't even have to bring a birthday present!
Every Wednesday the Center for Early Relationship Support® offers free groups for parents of newborn children at Curtis Hall. Do you have a new baby under one? Would you like to meet other parents? Parents are invited to come with their infants. Groups are free.
Thread Ensemble performs a day of interactive, free, public performances throughout Jamaica Plain, featuring a moving musical feast of pieces improvised by vibraphone and violins. Thread Ensemble will give five performances in public spaces throughout Jamaica Plain in the course of one afternoon, culminating in an early evening concert on the lawn of the Eliot School. In each performance spot, Thread Ensemble will draw in passersby by inviting them to participate in the creation of new music. In between performances, Thread will roll the vibraphone from place to place and travel with the two violins, filling outdoor spaces with music. Venues: Arnold Arboretum (1pm), Curtis Hall steps (2pm), Belle's Park on Centre Street near JP Licks (3pm), Jamaica Pond pathway (4pm), Eliot School lawn (5pm and 6pm). *times of first five performances are approximate*