Renters Rising Block Party and Music Fest for Rent Control

Join us as we rock out to the sounds of Oompa, Zili Misik, JahRiffe & Jah-N-I Roots Movement, The Group Activity, and dance in the streets with Metamovements Latin Dance Company. This event is free and open to our entire community. Indoors in the Brewery complex, local artists affiliated with City Life/Vida Urbana will display and sell hand-died textiles and paintings as part of JP Open Studios. Bring your friends and neighbors! Are you tired of neighbors, friends and family getting displaced from their homes and communities?

Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Boston Landmarks Orchestra

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many of the area’s finest professional musicians. They are active throughout the neighborhoods of Boston, mainly in the summertime. The orchestra is part Boston tradition, part Beantown innovation.

Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Hawthorn

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents Hawthorn at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! Working from the belief that tradition is made to evolve, the women of Hawthorn chart a creative course through Appalachian and Celtic roots to the present-day. Jamaica Plain locals Heather Scott and Taylor Holland craft songs with “a weight that sits with you long after their audible presence fades” (Red Line Roots). “When they harmonize, the edges of their voices bleed together like watercolors on paper” (WBUR). With a powerful vocal blend surrounded in old-time banjo, seascape guitar, and dreamy electric lines, Hawthorn is quickly claiming a place in the music of New England and beyond.

Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Metropolitan Wind Symphony

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents the Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! The Metropolitan Wind Symphony was founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, and was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Silver Scroll Award for Community Concert Bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Symphony is made up of over 60 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. MetWinds presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature, as well as more informal pops concerts throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Learn more about our other FREE Summer on the Emerald Necklace events at https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/SEN

Special thanks to FOCUS Real Estate, the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust, and Stop & Shop for their support of Summer on the Emerald Necklace!

Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Henry Acker Jazz Trio

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents the Henry Acker Jazz Trio at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! Henry Acker is a fifteen year old jazz guitarist in the style of Django Reinhardt and with abilities far beyond his years. After playing for only six years, he has already shared the stage with jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Julian Lage and Andreas Oberg as well as Gypsy Jazz legends Samson Schmitt, Mozes Rosenberg, Adrien Moignard, Joscho Stephane, Olli Soikkeli, Gonzalo Bergara, Stephane Wrembel, Antoine Boyer and Jason Anick. He is the winner of the 2017 Djangofest North West Saga Award and a three time winner of the Downbeat Magazine Student Award for jazz guitar soloist. Learn more about our other FREE Summer on the Emerald Necklace events at https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/SEN

Special thanks to FOCUS Real Estate, the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust, and Stop & Shop for their support of Summer on the Emerald Necklace!