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May 2022

Flaherty Playground Renovations Meeting #2

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This is the second meeting led by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to renovate the Flaherty Playground. The Parks and Rec design team will share feedback they received at the first meeting and through a follow-up survey, as well as some preliminary/conceptual designs for where certain activities and programs can be located in the new park design. There will also be a Q&A session. This is a virtual meeting. Join the Zoom meeting:  bit.ly/Flaherty2 

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Confronting Racial Injustice: Rising Asian American Political Power

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Anti-Asian violence is not new. Join us for a conversation about the history of racial violence against Asian Americans, and the recent rise of political power of Asian Americans. Panel will feature: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu; Paul Lee, former Partner, Goodwin, Procter & Hoar; Phil Nash, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Representative Tram Nguyen; Moderated by Margaret Woo , Northeastern University School of Law. Register to attend online The JPHS is pleased to be a co-sponsor (along…

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June 2022

Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Shaw Pong Liu & Brian Friedland

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: Sunday, June 5 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Two dynamic composers create an afternoon combining free improvisation and compositions by each. Shaw Pong Liu (violin) engages communities in conversations through musical collaboration. Her work has addressed birdsong and healing, sunlight and warmth, healing and homicide, racism, and the police. Brian Friedland (piano), initiator of the Eliot Schoolyard Concerts, writes music that reflects his love of collaboration and musical diversity. This is…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Niu Raza

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: June 12 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Malagasy award winner and Boston-based singer-songwriter Niu Raza is known for her unique sound, a perfect blend between her traditional heritage and modern music. From Madagascar to Boston and around the globe, she has shared the stage with multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, saxophonist Tia Fuller, and South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela, and as a voice for UNICEF and an ambassador for Berklee City Music. This…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Dis N Dat Band

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: June 19 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Formed in 1999 by 4-time Grammy-nominated Black Uhuru drummer 'Rangotan and 6-time steel pan champion Sista D, Dis N Dat incorporates Roots Reggae, Dance Hall, and R&B. Sounds of Jamaica and Trinidad rock the sounds of foundation reggae and steel pan. It’s 'Neo-Reggae,' taking reggae to a whole new level while maintaining the foundation sound that so many fans love. This is part…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: The Schoolyard Quartet: Lihi Haruvi, Brian Friedland, Keala Kaumeheiwa & Jorge Perez-Albela

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: June 26 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain The debut concert from long-time musical friends Lihi Haruvi (sax), Keala Kaumeheiwa (bass), Brian Friedland (keyboard) and Jorge Perez-Albela (drums). Expect globally inspired jazz with lots of joyful spontaneity. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard.

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July 2022

Walking Tour of Monument Square

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once…

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Leaves from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.  Click here to see photographs for the Sumner Hill tour. Please join Jamaica Plain Historical Society for…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Ava Sophia

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: July 10 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain July 10:  With laid back R&B feels and emotionally driven, honest lyrics influenced by neo-soul legends India.Arie, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys, Ava Sophia blends soulful grooves and acoustic pop. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard.

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Walking Tour of Stony Brook (in English y Español)

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Explore un área industrial fascinante en el corazón de Boston. Veremos edificios que fueron cutidurías y cervecerías en el siglo XIX, las casas de los primeros colonos alemanes y la Boston Beer Company, la cervecería de Samuel Adams. Hablaremos de la década de 1970, en la que una coalición de grupos comunitarios se unió para bloquear la construcción de la autopista Southwest Expressway que iba a atravesar Jamaica Plain y otros vecindarios de Boston. Y pasearemos por lo que es…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Nadia Washington & Brian Friedland

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: July 17 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Nadia Washington adds her soulful vocals to Brian Friedland’s jazz keyboard, blending jazz, soul, R&B, and world music. “Nadia Washington is among the prominent artists that connect the lines between music’s heart and soul.” - Coffee Talk Jazz Radio. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard.

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square (in English y Español)

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Aprende sobre la plaza Hyde en la década de 1840 cuando los inmigrantes alemanes e irlandeses transformaron el vecindario con sus negocios, escuelas e instituciones. Veremos cómo a principios de la década de 1960, Hyde Square volvió a cambiar cuando los inmigrantes cubanos, puertorriqueños y dominicanos convirtieron el vecindario en el primero predominantemente hispano de Boston. Este recorrido también nos lleva a la casa de Maud Cuney Hare, destacada historiadora de música y una de las dos únicas estudiantes negras…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Akili Jamal Haynes

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: July 24 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Akili Jamal Haynes creates unfettered artistry of dreams, past lives, present life events, and future imaginings to heal with Positive African Images. A trombonist, composer, trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist, tenor and alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist, acoustic bassist, and drummer, he began his career under the mentorship of Wynton Marsalis, and has also arranged music for Kimati Dinizulu and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. This is part…

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Walking Tour of Green Street

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: YBH Trio

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Date: July 31 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain YBH leader Lemuel Marc studies jazz trumpet and composes for ensembles at New England Conservatory, where he is soaking up musical knowledge and relationships. You hear them here, you hear them first! This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard.

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August 2022

Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Naomi Westwater

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: August 7 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Like a rose with many petals, singer-songwriter Naomi Westwater’s music is layered, striking, and tender, as they weave in and out of Americana music, flirting with jazz, soul, folk, and electro-pop. A 2021 Boston Music Award nominee and leader of the Boston chapter of Beats By Girlz, Naomi brings their queer, Black, multi-racial roots to their music. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Miguel Landestoy Trio

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: August 14 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Jazz pianist Miguel Landestoy is part of a generation of Boston musicians whose aim is to strengthen the interconnectivity of music to the community. He is a music educator, arts administrator, and band leader. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard.

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Phil Sargent & Brian Friedland

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: August 21 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Guitarist Phil Sargent joins pianist Brian Friedland for jazz improvisation with a “boundary-pushing,” “modernist” bent. Jazz Review says, "Sargent’s musicality is asymmetrical parts beauty and power. He also incorporates melodic hooks into the mix, where superior technique, cunning interactions, memorable song-forms and seething solo jaunts attain a near-flawless symmetrical presence.” Friedland's music has been described as "inspirationally crafted, an excellent and interesting mix…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Trio Let’s Vamos

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: August 28 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Trio Let’s Vamos is a unique Brazilian-American musical collaboration playing Forró Pé-de-Serra, featuring rhythms such as baião, xaxado and samba. Forró became famous in the 1940s and ‘50s with tunes steeped in the stories and culture of Brazil’s arid Northeast, the Sertão. Accordion, voice and percussion play melodies influenced by the vocal calls sung by cowboys herding cattle (aboios do vaqueiros). Trio Let’s…

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September 2022

Eliot Schoolyard Concert: John Williams Jam Band

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: September 11 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Boldly re-imagine John Williams’ classic movie themes with funky grooves, jazzy harmony, and epic solos. Picture Harry Potter wallowing in butterbeer-induced blues in New Orleans and Darth Vader busting out head-spins at a dance party. This musically accomplished quintet draws upon their deep reservoir of musical skills to transform cinematic masterpieces through the prism of groovy, soulful funky-jazz fusion. This is part of…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Shavonne Brown

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: September 18 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain If you have been dying to feel those musical goosebumps or want to take a journey down memory lane, you don’t want to miss this performance. Shavonne’s songs will bring you back to when you first fell in love with music and the love story that it is today. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm,…

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Eliot Schoolyard Concert: Stan Strickland Trio

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Date: September 25 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain Legendary Boston jazz musician and educator Stan Strickland (sax, flute, vocals), joins jazz/soul vocalist Lori Gomes and multi-instrumentalist Akili Jamal Haynes for a powerful whole-body experience, where breath and movement travel through instruments and air. This is part of the Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series, 15 live events, Sundays at 4pm, June through September at the Eliot Schoolyard. This concert coincides with Jamaica Plain Open Studios; Eliot School teachers will show and…

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