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.

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The Greenough Family and the Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party happened on December 16, 1773, and brothers David and John Greenough were embroiled in the controversy, and boycott of tea imported by the East India Company that led to the Boston Tea Party. Learn more about how the Boston Tea Party affected the Greenough family from a lecture by historian Peter Drummey. Drummey is a Jamaica Plain resident and Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society where the Greenough family papers are housed. The lecture was originally held at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, and was sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. The following article is the text of the lecture, was originally published on Jamaica Plain Historical Society's website.

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Wake Up Your Garden at the Loring Greenough House

An informative, outdoor, in-person (with safety regulations) event on the Loring Greenough lawn to celebrate the arrival of spring! Join us from 10:00 – 1:00 pm for a plant sale, pick up some compost, and a garden book grab (if you have any you would like to donate, we’d be happy to add them to the grab table). There will also be gardening experts to answer all your garden questions, and the opportunity to win a gorgeous handmade hypertufa pot planted with lovely plants. Even some bubble fun and music for children! We hope you stop by as we welcome this glorious season… let’s Wake Up Our Gardens Together!

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Mayor Recommends Five JP Projects to Receive $890K in Community Preservation Act Funds

The city announced the recommendation of more than $25.5 million of Community Preservation Act funds to 67 projects across Boston, including five Jamaica Plain projects. The Community Preservation Committee held a public hearing and vote on Feb. 11 in support of Mayor Marty Walsh's recommendations. The proposed projects have been filed with the Boston City Council for a vote of approval. Projects supported with Community Preservation Act funds need to create or preserve affordable housing, historic sites, or open space and recreation.

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Korean Popular Music and Deconstruction of ‘Black Panther’ Focus of Loring-Greenough Pop Talks

The Loring-Greenough House is from 1760 but they're hosting Pop Talks that will looking at two very modern topics: Korean popular music and Black Panther. Deconstructing Black Panther: Race and Identity Beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be discussed on Feb. 22. This presentation/discussion will examine the cultural impact of Black Panther. "The phenomenon of racism, colonialism, racial uplift ideology, economic empowerment, and political activism and resistance – themes that have long been relevant to the black experience in America as well as the African diaspora – in addition to comics/graphic novels, fashion, and Afrofuturism are just some of the topics that inform the discourse about this groundbreaking movie," says the eventbrite page for the event.

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