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'Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them' book talk

This book talk on the recently-released "Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them" is part of the Boston Public Library's Local and Family History Lecture Series.

This talk will be offered on Zoom, and a link will be sent to registered participants on the afternoon of the talk. 

As Boston approaches its 400th anniversary, it is remarkable that it still maintains its historic character despite constant development. Join City Archeologist Joe Bagley as he gives us a guided tour to 50 buildings which pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. The majority of the buildings are located within the downtown area of Boston along the Freedom Trail and within easy walking distance from the core of the City, but also include examples from various neighborhoods. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to restaurants. Bagley's easy-to-follow narrative will cover historic preservation and significance and will appeal to architectural enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in Boston history.

Joseph (Joe) Bagley has been the City Archaeologist of Boston since 2011, an historic preservationist, and a staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. Prior to this position, he worked for several private archaeology firms and the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Bagley has conducted archaeological excavations on hundreds of Native American and Historic archaeological sites from Maine to Florida. He is the author of the award-winning, "A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts". He lives with his wife, also an archaeologist, and his dog in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ONLINE
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Public Library
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Bike chat: Carrying cargo

Come and chat with us about carrying carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Bike chat: Carrying cargo

Come and chat with us about carrying carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
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Bike chat: Carrying cargo

Come and chat with us about carrying carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Zoning 101 workshop

Join us to understand how the Zoning Code dictates the use, density, and development in Boston.

This workshop will provide a general overview of the Boston Zoning Code, permitting, and the community process. Space is limited, and registration is required:

Register for this event

For questions, contact Assistant Commissioner Jessica Thomas at jessica.thomas@boston.gov or 617-961-3744.

4:30pm
Virtual event
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Jessica Thomas
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Winter cycling chat

Join us for a virtual chat about the joys of winter cycling!

Chat with others about how to feel comfortable, confident, and motivated to get on your bike, even when the temperatures dip.

Register for the chat

MORE CYCLING CHAT DATES:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Via Zoom
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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Winter cycling chat

Join us for a virtual chat about the joys of winter cycling!

Chat with others about how to feel comfortable, confident, and motivated to get on your bike, even when the temperatures dip.

Register for the chat

MORE CYCLING CHAT DATES:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Via Zoom
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
Event Type:
Posted:
Last updated:

Winter cycling chat

Join us for a virtual chat about the joys of winter cycling!

Chat with others about how to feel comfortable, confident, and motivated to get on your bike, even when the temperatures dip.

Register for the chat

More Cycling chat dates:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Via Zoom
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021

Join us in proudly honoring the lives and legacies of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights leader, author, and activist Coretta Scott King.

Join the City of Boston, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground at Boston University, and New England Conservatory in proudly honoring the lives and legacies of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights leader, author, and activist Coretta Scott King.

This annual event has adapted this year to a virtual format with public health and safety guidelines in mind. We invite you to view the full program, featuring live and pre-recorded content, which will be aired live on the City of Boston TV channel (Xfinity: channel 24, RCN: channel 13, and Fios: channel 962) and via livestream on Boston.gov and Boston University's website.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
VIRTUAL EVENT
BOSTON, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
TOURISM, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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About the event

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. In a year when many are reading James Baldwin’s essays, Dr. Glaude helps us to understand Baldwin’s excursion to understand racism in Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Ibram X. Kendi is a bestselling author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Professor Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

READINGS:

Selections from Baldwin’s essays and introduction of speakers will be done by graduates of Boston Public Schools now attending Boston University and New England Conservatory, including NEC's David Norville.

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS:

  • Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs and Community Services at WCVB and host/executive producer of CityLine
  • Karilyn Crockett, Chief of Equity, City of Boston
  • Martin J. Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston
  • Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory
  • Katherine Kennedy, Director, Boston University Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
  • Jean Morrison, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University
  • Dr. Robert A. Brown, President Boston University 

MUSIC:

  • "Come Sunday" – Duke Ellington | performed by NEC's Naledi Masilo '22 (voice), Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin), and Hankus Netsky (piano)
  • "Delights and Dances" – Michael Abels | performed by NEC Philharmonia; Hugh Wolff, conductor
  • "Striving for God" – Undine Smith | performed by NEC Chamber Singers; Erica Washburn, conductor
  • "Unity Medley" | performed by Boston University's Inner Strength Gospel Choir
  • "Summerland" – William Grant-Still | performed by Isabel Garita-Chin (violin) and Lorena Tecu (piano)
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Community Choice Electricity virtual 'office hours'

The City of Boston is offering virtual "office hours" for anyone with questions about the Community Choice Electricity program.

The Community Choice Electricity program provides Bostonians with greater local control over the electricity that powers their homes and businesses. City staff will be holding virtual "office hours" for anyone with questions about the program. We also encourage you to visit the City of Boston’s Community Choice Electricity website to learn more.

The virtual "office hours" will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m. You can join by clicking the following link:

Join our virtual office hours

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Repeats weekly on Tuesday and Thursday, starting from March 16, 2021, until April 22, 2021
Online
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Environment Department
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