Watch ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ at Loring Greenough on Friday

The Loring Greenough House is kicking off this summer's outdoor movie series with the Academy Award-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once on Friday. The movie stars Michelle Yeoh, who became the first Asian-American to win an Oscar for Best Actress, for her role as a Chinese immigrant being audited by the IRS. It's a very wacky and fun film that is a great movie to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The film is rated R, so it is not suitable for children younger than 12. Seating is not provided, so you have to bring your own seats and blankets.


Thursdays on the Lawn Kicks Off with Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Music and More on June 1

It's beginning to feel like summer in Jamaica Plain -- and that means that Thursdays on the Loring Greenough House's lawn will start anew on June 1. The Hive beer garden is back again this year! Food options scheduled for June 1 includes Papi's Sopapilla, Chicken and Rice Guys, and Karen Clarke's Vegan Bakery. There will be a performance by cellist Daniel Chouinard, and a mini-market from the Boston Women's Market. And of course, there will be plenty of space for the little ones to run around and play.


Archaeological Survey at Loring Greenough House Searches for History of Enslaved by Property Owners

The city's Archaeological Program is conducting a dig this week at the Loring Greenough House and already found a few things of interest on the first day. The dig is taking place Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and is open to the public to come and see how a historical excavation takes place. One of the big reasons of why the Loring Greenough House was selected for an archaeological survey is to try to uncover the history of inhabitants who were enslaved by the property owners, said the city's Archaeological Program Facebook page. The Lorings built the house in 1760 and enslaved at least three individuals. The Lorings fled the house in 1774 after animosity was directed at them due to being British loyalists.


Eat, Drink, and Celebrate 20 Years of JP Centre/South Main Streets on Nov. 3

Celebrate 20 years of JP Centre/South Main Streets' supporting businesses and the community at a party on Nov. 3. JP Centre/South Main Streets began when Thomas Menino was mayor, and has gone on to work businesses and residents to build a strong retail district along Centre Street. The JP Centre/South Main Streets 20th Anniversary Celebration will be a laid-back and festive event, with a focus on friendly mingling. There will be beer, wine, refreshments, and a live auction, as they celebrate 20 years of building relationships with our Jamaica Plain community.


It’ll Be a Grrrreat Time: Jamaica Plain’s Annual Canine Costume Parade on Saturday

Ruth Barker Ginsberg, dogs dressed as bumblebees, Harry Potter, and so many more awesome dog costumes have strutted the red carpet at the annual JP Canine Costume Parade through the years. Who knows what the dogs will be wearing this Saturday! Dogs and their owners are invited to wear costumes starting at the First Baptist Church and down Centre Street parade route to the Loring-Greenough House. Then the dogs (and their people) will walk the red carpet as judges decide the top three participants who receive prizes. The event is helmed and emceed by Blue Frog Bakery owner Brad Brown.


Nazis Tried to Protest a Drag Queen Story Hour at the Loring Greenough House

A group of masked neo-Nazis tried to protest a drag queen story hour for children at the Loring Greenough House, but they were late and missed the actual event on Saturday. The event featured Patty Bouree reading to children, and was initially scheduled for two weeks ago, but was postponed after a tip was provided there'd be a protest. Event organizers rescheduled for Saturday, and only advertised to current ticket holders, and arranged for a police presence. But the Nazis still showed up, seemingly only males, worried about a story hour, and screamed about pedophiles, and as pointed out -- there own group has had members charged with pedophilia. At least one neo-Nazi was arrested, as were counter protestors, reported


Gardens of Jamaica Plain Walking Tour on July 9

On Saturday there will be a self-guided Gardens of Jamaica Plain Walking Tour. The tour starts at the beautiful gardens of the Loring Greenough House at 11 am. At the Loring Greenough House you can check out the flowerbeds and then grab a map to continue on your way around the neighborhood. The tour is on July 9, from 11 am to 1 pm and costs $10. This event is part of the Gardening Together series sponsored by Cervone Deegan + Associates.


‘Recovering Black History in Historic Houses’ Event with Loring Greenough House on June 10

Who gets to create and define our national histories? What role do house museums and historic sites play in our public conversations about race? The Shirley-Eustis House Association and the Loring Greenough House will host a discussion via Zoom with author Corinne Fowler on the ways Britain’s National Trust is reinterpreting its historic estates in light of the newly revealed colonialist profits of their builders. The event will be held on Friday, June 10, from 5-7 p.m.

Fowler is director of Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted and professor of English at Leicester University. She was editor of a report prepared by Britain’s National Trust in 2020 that researched people who were enslaved at the National Trust’s historic houses.


Video: Guy Ice Skating on Loring-Greenough House Lawn

Kelly Rink is the only official public ice skating rink in Jamaica Plain. But hold on, because someone was spotted ice skating -- and speedily -- on the Loring-Greenough House lawn. On Feb. 6 Mark Smith spotted the skater. "It reminded my of my own childhood when the town would flood the city park using a fire engine to create an instant ice rink.