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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Sunday Afternoon Concert – Albino Mbie

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House

February 2, 2020
Albino Mbie

Albino Mbie makes music that aims to combine disparate entities into an organic whole while retaining their unique, undiluted flavors -- the music of his native Mozambique, coupled with his experiences living in the US and traveling to many other places in the world, overlap pleasingly to treat the audience ear with an original sound of Afro-pop meets Moz-Jazz. Imbued with a worldly vibe, Mbie’s incredibly approachable music exudes sophistication, and yet simplicity. More information Albinombie.com

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-afternoon-concert-albino-mbie-tickets-89348924037

Tickets are available at the door: $20 ($15 for members, seniors, and students)*

2:00 – Performance

3:00 – Tea Service (included with admission)

For reservations, call 617-524-3158 or email concerts@loring-greenough.org. OUR VENUE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Rob Flax

Please join us for the return of the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House

January 26, 2020
Rob Flax

Rob Flax plays many instruments and can make music out of anything. On his #OneManBandTour he travels with a violin and electronics, looping with precision and humor. Multi-instrumentalist Rob Flax describes his music in a concise way: “I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing.” Behind this simple tag line lies a rich depth of genre-bending, from classical and jazz violin to bluegrass fiddle, to blues and rock influences, and beyond. In his “One Man Band” shows, Rob uses a looper pedal and other effects to transform his violin into an entire symphony of sounds. Rob is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he received his master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation, and he currently lives in Boston.