Resurgence!

The Centre for Faith, Art, and Justice, the non-profit organization sponsored and housed by First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, will be hosting a series of three outdoor events on April 10, April 17, and April 24 at 7pm. The purpose of these events is to highlight our Capital Campaign to finish the rebuild of our upstairs sanctuary/community space which was originally destroyed when our building burned down in 2005. The events will highlight our “Resurgence” projection show created by MASARY which will be shown across the front of our building every night from 7pm to 10pm from now until the first week of May. In addition, the events will feature live music and performances from local artists, speeches from community leaders and activists, as well as more information on the work the Centre does in our community and the work we hope to do in the future with our newly renovated space.

A Stradivari Serenade

Spend your Valentine’s Day weekend with Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry for the most romantic concert of the year! During this once-in-a-lifetime event, A Far Cry performs its signature work, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, from memory on 18 of the finest instruments in the world – crafted by the likes of Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati and hand-selected by Christopher Reuning of Reuning & Son Violins.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales and tunes revealing the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” evergreen myths and legends of light all complemented by folkloric music and songs from many lands. Complimentary seasonal refreshments including a traditional Wassail bowle of mulled cider are included in the price of admission. Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Two acts and an intermission with traditional refreshments

Sunday, December 22 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm a special Matinee performance with refreshments after in the elegant Loring-Greenough House dining room.

Celebrazione Musicale d’Italiano!

Enjoy 18th century parlor music in our 18th century parlor! In celebration of the holiday season, the Loring Greenough House is hosting a special chamber music concert featuring students from the world-renown Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Alumni from Walnut Hill are currently members of major symphony orchestras around the globe. The works of Italian composers will be featured (or those evoking the Italian "gioia della vita!") A festive reception with light refreshments will follow. Don't miss this chance to see and hear the classical music stars of tomorrow! About Walnut Hill School for the Arts:

Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent boarding and day high school offering a transformational educational experience purposefully designed for student artists in grades 9–12, with a postgraduate year also available.

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?