Salmagundi Closed Due to Flooding, Launches Online Fundraiser

Salmagundi, Jamaica Plain's beloved hattery and more store, will be closed for several weeks due to flooding that rained down through the roof, ruining merchandise. The store was flooded on February 2, and has since launched its own GoFundMe fundraiser to help them reopen. "We opened the door to find a flooded floor and water raining through the ceiling like a sieve. We quickly scattered bins and buckets to contain the gallons of water pouring in. We ran downstairs to find racks of merchandise soaked; the water had made its way through the floor of our shop to our finished stockroom.


Help Spontaneous Celebrations Stay Open in Heat, Cold

Spontaneous Celebrations, the community center behind many of the events that make JP what it is, is looking for help to make their space usable on the hottest and coldest days of the year. The Danforth Street nonprofit is in the final stages of an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $15,000 for this phase of the improvements. Spontaneous Celebrations organizers iconic neighborhood events like the Wake Up the Earth Festival and the Lantern Parade, among many other community-building initiatives. Click through to read more and make a donation.

Lauren Nathan, board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets, and Mira Stella, bar manager at Tres Gatos, worked the entry table at a JP Music Festival Fundraiser at Tres Gatos on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

JP Music Festival Fête Raises Nearly $1K

We're only 72 hours away from the opening chords of the Fourth Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Last week, the latest fundraiser for the celebration of local music and musicians brought in nearly $1,000. The all-volunteer effort to bring more than 20 bands to Pinebank Field (for free), well, it ain't cheap. Last Monday, supporters of the festival gathered at Tres Gatos for a $15-a-head fundraiser. Entertainment included music from Tallahassee and tunes from DJ Phil Wilcox.


Hear Hot Jazz, Help a Cool Neighborhood

Rise and shine, JP. Here's your morning memo for Thursday, April 24. Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood: There's a lot happening all over JP. And Egleston Square is no exception. Mark your calendars for May 15 to attend "Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood" — a benefit for Egleston Square Main Street.