J.P. Licks Announces New Artists-in-Residence; Local Artists Encouraged to Apply

Are you an artist and looking for a place to showcase your work locally? How about J.P. Licks? The beloved ice cream business has had a visiting artists program in its locations for nearly 20 years. Artists display their work at J.P. Licks for a minimum of four months and their artwork is often available for purchase. Also, J.P. Licks does not take any commissions on any artwork sales.

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‘Show Your Love’ Valentine’s Day Projection Show This Weekend on J.P. Licks Building

Community members' messages of love will be projected in a special Valentine's Day show on the J.P. Licks building on Feb. 12, 13, and 14. The show will be projected continuously on a loop (about 15 minutes long) each night from 5 to 9 pm. The show is being voluntarily produced by Kate Raisz of 42 Degrees North Media, which is based in the Brewery Complex. The projection show will support JP Centre/South Main Streets.

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J.P. Licks: How Many Alcohol Flavored Ice Creams Have There Been?

Bourbon, rum, amaretto, Manischewitz, stout, are some of the alcohol infused ice cream flavors that have been served at J.P. Licks. The newest alcohol infused flavor is caramel bourbon fig. It's a combo that blends bourbon-marinated figs with caramel into a sweet ice cream mix. The ice cream shop also brought back its coquito flavor for National Coquito Day on Dec. 21.

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Joey McIntyre’s New Video Brings Him Back to The Footlight Club & Jamaica Plain

Joey McIntyre's new video Own This Town begins where his theatrical career started -- The Footlight Club. Before he was hangin' tough with the New Kids On The Block, McIntyre was in several shows in our beloved neighborhood's community theater. After all, he grew up in Jamaica Plain, and his mother was in Footlight performances for decades. His video starts off in The Footlight Club, where they filmed in recent weeks. Then he takes a car ride through Jamaica Plain, clearly reminiscing as many of our local spots are shown -- Costello's Tavern, J.P. Licks, the Soldier's Monument, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, and the post office.

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Artwork (Especially From Kids) Wanted for JP Together Light Show

Artwork from community members is wanted for a JP Centre/South Main Streets large-scale projection show happening next weekend on the facade of J.P. Licks to support frontline workers. "We invite the people of Jamaica Plain to join this celebration by contributing artwork that expresses gratitude for the community. Kids’ artwork is especially encouraged!" said a JP Centre/South Main Streets newsletter. The light show will take place May 23 to May 25.

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