The JP Holiday Light Show is happening on the steeple of the First Baptist Church every night through Jan. 3. "It’s been a long and difficult year, and the need for celebration, hope, and spirit is more important than ever this winter," said Ginger Brown, executive director of JP Centre/South Main Streets. The show will also feature drawings from Jamaica Plain residents! This year's JP Centre/South Main Streets' projection show will be every evening from 4:30 pm to 9 pm.
The JP/Centre South Holiday Stroll is a fantastic way to support local businesses, save with discounts and deals -- and you can also go on the stroll by shopping online. The Jamaica Plain Holiday Shopping Stroll sponsored by JP Centre/South Main Streets, is running through Dec. 12. This is a self-guided stroll that can be done in person or online. Check the JP Centre/South Main Streets' website will be providing updates through Dec.
JP Centre/South Main Streets has awarded grants to nine Jamaica Plain businesses to help them with their reopening expenses and outdoor seating. The grants were given to businesses in the JPCSMS district. Grants of $1000 were awarded to the following businesses:
Casa Verde at 711 Centre St. Jeanie Johnston at 144 South St. JPizle Kitchen at 536 Centre St.
The board of directors for JP Centre/South Main Street recently voted to update the organization's mission statement to direct more focus on issues of equity and diversity in the business district. The new mission statement will be a guiding force in development of programs, events, and strategic planning. The organization's new mission statement is as follows:
JP Centre/South Main Streets works to support and enhance a vibrant, multicultural business district which contributes to a diverse, welcoming community for people to live, work, and visit. The organization's objectives are as follows:
ECONOMIC VITALITY: Assisting and attracting both existing and new businesses to achieve a lively, diverse, and equitable center of commercial and community activity. DESIGN: Using an inclusive design approach to improve access for people of all ages and abilities.
Due to COVID-19 and shutdown, we had to delay our Spring fundraiser. BUT through adversity comes innovation, and we have decided to try an ONLINE Wine Tasting as our fundraiser. Click here for tickets
Join us on Zoom as we sample wines from Streetcar Wines in Jamaica Plain and share the finer notes of their wine selection, while you taste along with us at home. Wines will be available from Streetcar PRIOR to the event, and ready for pick-up or delivery. A portion of their sales of these wines will go to JP Centre/South Main Streets.