Little Dipper, Brendan Behan and Main Street Volunteers Honored by Mayor

The recent extreme heat delayed Mayor Marty Walsh touring around Main Street districts highlighting local businesses and volunteers, including several of Jamaica Plain's favorite businesses. Some of the JP part of the tour was rescheduled for July 22, and some of the tour was rescheduled for this weekend. During three separate days, Mayor Walsh will visit nine different locations, honoring 20 Main Street volunteers and numerous businesses. This weekend the PikaloX restaurant and volunteer Eugenia Arroyo, will be honored as part of Egleston Square Main Streets. The Little Dipper restaurant, and volunteer Melvin Tutiven will be honored by the Jamaica Plain Centre South Main Streets program.

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Crowdfunding Campaign for Teatro en el Parque Performances and Cafe in Mozart Park This Weekend

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street looks to build upon its successful 2018 event series by welcoming an even more vibrant, social Café in Mozart Park prior to Friday and Saturday night's Teatro en el Parque live theater shows. Teatro en el Parque makes live theater accessible for residents with few opportunities to experience theater in a language and culture that reflect many within the neighborhood. This year’s performance by Escena Latina Teatro – “It is Forbidden to Commit Suicide in the Spring” (Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera) – will take place on the evenings of July 18, July 19, and July 20. Although performed in Spanish, English language supertitles are projected on a large video monitor so that non-Spanish speakers may also enjoy the play and learn about Spanish theater. Bridging Communities at Teatro en el Parque aims to bring together both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking communities for engaging, fun evenings in Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain.

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Inside Out Sidewalk Fair

Explore food and shopping along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square at our 5th annual Inside Out Sidewalk Fair & Sale on Saturday, May 18. We’ll have street musicians, a face painter & balloon artist and more to keep it lively, and businesses will have an array of products on display for sale as well as street food provided by our local restaurants. The Fair will be from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. The rain date is June 1.

Mulch-ca-pade & Centre Street Beautification

Have fun and work along other volunteers to ensure that street trees between Jackson Square and Canary Square get the love they need, public spaces are beautiful and ready for spring, and steel bollards are removed of rust and painted. A free community lunch will follow your dedication. We'll meet at Mozart Park at 10 Mozart Street at 9:00 am.

Butcher Wanted: Meatland, 60+ Year Old Institution, Closed, Needing New Blood

Do you know any butchers looking for a new gig? Tell them that Meatland in Jackson Square is looking for a new butcher and owner after the longtime business recently closed its doors after more than 60 years of being in Jamaica Plain. Recently, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street tweeted about Meatland needing a new owner. The current owner of Meatland had their lease expire and would like to sell the business. Meatland has already closed.

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Movies in Mozart

Enjoy free family movies in Mozart Park on Saturdays in August and September. Movies begin at sunset. Complementary food, snacks, beverages, and ice cream provided by local merchants in addition to games beginning 1 hour prior to movies. Saturday, August 25: Coco

Saturday, September 8: Paddington 2

Crowdfunding: Hyde Jackson Square Main Street Wants Support for Café in Mozart Park

The Boston Main Streets Foundation and Hyde Jackson Square Main Street are working to create a welcoming, vibrant, social café in Mozart Park prior to each outdoor Movies in Mozart show in August and September. Hyde Jackson Square Main Street from Patronicity on Vimeo. The goal is raise $2,500 goal by midnight on August 7th and that total will be matched with a grant from Boston Main Street Foundation’s Matching Grant Program. "We are extremely excited about providing a great café experience, outdoors in Mozart Park prior to our... movies series,” said Gerald Robbins, Executive Director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street.

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Mayor Walsh Celebrates Main Streets, Honors Bizs & Volunteers of the Year

Mayor Marty Walsh wrapped up the 22nd Annual Boston Main Street Awards with the annual mayor's trolley tour to a dozen Main Street districts, including stopping off at two Jamaica Plain Main Street districts. Walsh visited the Egleston Square Main Streets district and the Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Street (JPCSMS) district on July 11th. On South Street Walsh honored Kacy Hughes as the Volunteer of the Year and Fresh Hair Salon as the Business of the Year for JPCSMS.

In Egleston Square Walsh honored Northeastern University AIAS students as the Volunteers of the Year and Sandy Wireless as the Business of the Year. Christine Lau was named the Volunteer of the Year for Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets, and El Oriental de Cuba Restaurant was named Business of the Year.  

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Teatro en el Parque

On the evenings of Thursday, July 19; Friday, July 20; and Saturday, July 21 Hyde Jackson Square Main Street and Escena Latina Teatro will be celebrating our 6th annual Teatro en el Parque. This year we will be producing the play, Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion and will be performed by Escena Latina Teatro. It will be acted in Spanish with English translations projected on a giant video screen. Prior to each show we'll set up our Café en el Parque featuring complementary live music, delicious food from local restaurants and offerings from local businesses. Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion, is set in heaven with the protagonist trying to capture the heart of his wife.

Volunteers Wanted: Teatro en el Parque in Mozart Park on July 19-21

Volunteers are wanted for the 6th Annual Teatro en el Parque in Mozart Park happening on three consecutive days starting July 19th. This year’s performance by Escena Latina Teatro (ELT), a volunteer-run community theater group, will perform "Cumbia de me Corazón" by Toby Campion. It is being directed by Inés de la Cruz. Volunteers are needed to help setup, staff the event, and breakdown the information tables, between 4 pm and 9 pm on all three nights. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Erica Cannon at 617-477-9406 or email erica@hydejacksonsquare.org.

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