ocal businesses invite the neighborhood to an outdoor fair on Saturday, May 8, from 12 noon until 4:00 PM at the South Street Mall and Tennis Courts, located at the corner of South Street and Carolina Ave in Jamaica Plain. Organized by Sazama Real Estate and Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, in partnership with JP Centre/South Main Streets and other local businesses, the South Street Spring Fair aims to bring together neighbors and local businesses for outdoor, socially distanced fun. Ferris has invited local musicians to play on the roof of the South Street building where his bike shop has operated for 39 years. Corey Stallings, Program Director at South Street Youth Center and a Real Estate Professional with Sazama, will host basketball shootouts and other games for kids during the event. Right now, participating South Street businesses include:
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
Sazama Real Estate
FOCUS Real Estate
McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate
Neighboring bookstore Papercuts JP, owned by Kate Layte, is the newest addition to the corner.
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.
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.