Join us for a stylish soirée and delicious cocktails, as we watch the Kentucky Derby live. Enjoy our custom cocktail - the JP Julep, with bourbon supplied by Roxbury's own Bully Boy Distillers - and complimentary refreshments, as we stream the Kentucky Derby live on our large projector screen. We will also feature a parade of hats and a hat contest, a silent auction, a photo booth, lawn games, and our own version of betting on the races in our tented garden party. Derby attire – seersucker suits, bow ties and over-the-top Derby hats - are strongly encouraged. All proceeds to benefit JP Centre/South Main Streets programs and events.
Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP. JP Centre/South Main Streets' will be cleaning just what their name indicates -- along Centre and South streets. They will start at 9 am at the South Street Tennis Courts, and then head over to the municipal parking lot across from the Curley School. Tools and gloves will be provided, but you can certainly bring your own.
Calling all Labs, huskies, poodles, doodles and Dobies because Fancy Schmancy is hosting Jamaica Plain's first-ever Puppy Bowl on Saturday! Before the big game on Sunday, and the actual televised Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, bring your canine to Fancy Schmancy (606 Centre St.) for the party. There will be lots of snacks (for dogs), prizes and a winner (not human) for each quarter -- and there will also be a halftime show! It costs $5 for each dog to be in the bowl. The bowl is from noon to 2 pm.
This Saturday is packed with local holiday events as JP Centre/South Main Streets is holding its Holiday Stroll, numerous businesses are participating in the 4th Annual Shop with a Cause, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour has two stops in JP -- and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is performing. Numerous businesses on Centre and South streets are planning events throughout the day from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be an information table at the Monument (South and Centre streets) from 11 am to 4 pm with a list of the day's events -- and free hot cocoa. You can also check online here for a map of events. At 11:30 am, a jazz trio from the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform at the JP Branch Library.
JP Centre/South Main Streets is lending its support to the 8th Annual Small Business Saturday taking place on Nov. 25th. This is the 8th Annual Small Business Saturday and Shop Small Movement, which is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country. JP Centre/South Main Streets will host Welcome Tables on Centre and South streets, with complimentary hot apple cider and gifts from American Express. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States.