Anna Borges, center, and Bill Ward, on guitar, play Brazilian melodies at the Mildred Hailey Apartments at JP Porchfest, Saturday, July 9, 2016.

JP Porchfest 2016: A Video Sampler

With more than 80 porches and 500-plus performers, no video can capture all the JP Porchfest goodness. But here, in less than a minute, is a selection of sounds from mellow vibes to jittery rock to heartfelt rap. More Porchfest 2016 coverage:

Watch Julia Martin, 87, Slay the Electric Slide
Photos: Hyde, Jackson Celebrate Porchfest

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Kiki D reaches out to a fan as she performs at the River of Life Church stage at JP Porchfest, Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Photos: Hyde, Jackson Celebrate Porchfest

Saturday's Jamaica Plain Porchfest drew thousands to porches, churches and parking lots all over the neighborhood. Here are photos from venues in the Hyde and Jackson Square areas during the third annual event. More Porchfest 2016 coverage:

Watch Julia Martin, 87, Slay the Electric Slide
Photos: Hyde, Jackson Celebrate Porchfest

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Gerald Robbins, executive director of Hyde Jackson Main Street, speaks at the organization's annual meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

‘I Love the Vision of Hyde Jackson’

About 40 merchants and residents gathered Tuesday morning for breakfast and brainstorming about the progress Hyde and Jackson squares have made over the past year. Hyde Jackson Square Main Street, the business and community development agency for the neighborhoods, also held its annual meeting during the session at the Julia Martin House. "I feel a lot more comfortable being a business owner in Jamaica Plain because of what you do," said entrepreneur Yessy Feliz of Tails. The dog grooming, doggie daycare and pet supply store has grown recently, occupying storefronts across from one another in the heart of Hyde Square. "We're taking over the neighborhood," Feliz joked.

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