Annual JP Dog Parade, Costume and Fashion Show on Oct. 26

Ruth Barker Ginsberg and 50 Shades of Grey(hound) were two of the best costumes at last year's annual Jamaica Plain Canine Costume Parade. What will dogs be sporting this year?? The 16th Annual JP Dog Parade, Costume & Fashion Show will take place on Saturday, October 26, starting at the First Baptist Church (633 Centre St.,) with signups starting at noon. The rolling rally parade will make its way down Centre Street with a police escort -- no word on whether the K-9 unit will be participating. The parade will finish at the Loring-Greenough House where costumed dogs (and their owners/guardians/life coaches) will strut on the red carpet.


BBQ en Rouge

Join us for JP Centre/South Main Streets' Annual Meeting and Fundraiser! We will have a good old-fashioned BBQ with beer and wine, a cake auction, silent auction, and more! Our cake auction will feature cakes from some of Jamaica Plain's great eateries and celebrities! We will also have a silent auction with some great prizes from the neighborhood. Come early to bid on your favorite items.

Load up your plate with as much as you can carry, cause refills cost extra!

BBQ en Rouge Fundraiser, Annual Meeting for JP Centre/South Main Streets on May 31

We hope you can join JP Centre/South Main Streets for our upcoming fundraiser and Annual Meeting, BBQ en Rouge on May 31. We will be hosting a barbecue, a cake auction, beer and wine, and more. Funds and donations will support programs such as our LuMeNet series for small businesses and entrepreneurs, Community CleanUps, StriveOn: JP's Mobile App, as well as small business support in the district. Community contributions also help keep our programs such as First Thursday and Screen on the Green free for the public to attend. You will have a chance for refills, a live cake auction, and prizes at our silent auction.


Centre Street Bizs Burglarized, Doors Smashed; Security Tips Provided to Commercial Shops

Centre Street businesses J.C. Fruit Shop and When Pigs Fly recently had their front doors shattered, and had cash and items stolen. Both businesses were broken into during the early morning of May 12. J.C. Fruit Shop (606 Centre St.,) and When Pigs Fly (613 Centre St.) have since reopened, according to an email from JP Centre/South Main Streets. JP Centre/South Main Streets sent out the email to area businesses, letting them know about the robberies, and provided tips on how commercial stores can protect themselves:

Empty your cash register each night and DISPLAY your empty cash drawer in full view of the street when closed. Often burglars are looking for cash that is kept in cash drawers overnight.


Centre/South Community CleanUp

JP Centre/South Main Streets is planning our next Community CleanUp on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We need volunteers to help us plant flowers at the South Street Tennis Courts, and then clean along Centre and South Streets. Tools and gloves will be provided, but we welcome you to bring your own. (RAIN DATE IS APRIL 28.)