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Pint with a Planner - Charlestown

Join us in Charlestown!

Pint with a Planner is back! This time, we'll be in Charlestown at the Tradesman restaurant, once again gathering with planners and community engagement staff from Boston Planning & Development Agency (the BPDA). We'll share more about PLAN: Charlestown, the neighborhood's ongoing comprehensive planning initiative, and the agency's other on-going work.

Appetizers and pizzas will be provided by the BPDA, and there will be a cash bar. Bring your questions and ideas about the PLAN: Charlestown scenarios, which are currently live for public comment on the webpage. This is an opportunity to share an evening (and should you choose to purchase one, a drink) with the City's planning, workforce development, and real estate team, as well as other young professionals from the neighborhood. We hope you will come provide valuable feedback in a laid back environment and have some fun with SPARK Boston!

August 30, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tradesman Coffee Shop and Pizza Bar
    50 Hood Park Drive
    Charlestown , MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Audrey Seraphin
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-08-30T18:00:00 - 2022-08-30T20:00:00
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Mattapan Neighborhood Social

Come talk about Mattapan Square and Blue Hill Ave over cocktails and community!

Eats made by ZAZ Restaurant Cash Bar Vibe with DJ WhySham Mattapan Square and Blue Hill Ave are being redesigned?!

Come and enjoy a cocktail – or mocktail – with Consult LeLa and other partners to get the scoop on what is happening. Talk with the Boston Transportation Department about the project, learn about PLAN Mattapan and the development in the neighborhood, meet the faces behind the community engagement of Blue Hill Avenue, and find ways to be civically involved with Spark Boston. When you’re tired of networking, enjoy a cocktail, food from ZAZ Restaurant, and play an oversized yard game while jamming to vibes by DJ WhySham. We can't wait to chill with you, Mattapan!

July 28, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Kays Oasis Function Hall
    1125 Blue Hill Ave
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Spark Boston
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-07-28T18:00:00 - 2022-07-28T20:00:00
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LGBTQ Veterans Serving With Pride

Join us for a celebration of LGBTQ veterans.

Join us on June 21 along with the USS Constitution Museum for our 2022 LGBTQ Veterans' Celebration featuring keynote speaker, Hill Wolfe!

For more information, call 617-241-8387, visit the USS Constitution Museum website, or email veterans@boston.gov.

LGBT Veterans serving with pride

June 21, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
    Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Veteran Services
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-06-21T18:00:00 - 2022-06-21T19:30:00
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Women's Learn to Ride: On-Street Skills

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse. Registration is required.

We will lead you on a 90-minute group ride to practice your street skills. The route will include off-street paths, separated bike lanes, and low-stress shared streets. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have completed our Street Skills: Road readiness course
  • are comfortable biking on paths but not sure about riding in the street, or
  • want to build confidence riding on street.
August 13, 2022
2022-08-13T11:30:00 - 2022-08-13T13:00:00
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2022 Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Eguie Castrillo

Join us this summer in Boston Parks for live salsa music and dance.

Created in honor of Latin music icon Tito Puente, this series celebrates 15 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks.  The series is sponsored in part by:

  • Berklee College of Music, and
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion

Free salsa lessons are led by MetaMovements.

All Tito Puente Latin Music Series dates

August 12, 2022
2022-08-12T18:00:00 - 2022-08-12T20:00:00
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Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund Q&A Webinar

Please join us for a Q&A webinar via Zoom to answer any and all questions about the City of Boston's Contracting Opportunity Fund! 

May 6, 2022
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Kharlita Chambers Walker
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-05-06T15:00:00 - 2022-05-06T16:30:00

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Picnic In The Park

The Office of Fair Housing and Equity (FHE) is excited to host a series of events called "Picnics in the Park!"

The Office of Fair Housing and Equity (FHE) is excited to be hosting a series of events we are calling "Picnics in the Park!" We will provide a tailored Fair Housing training that will not only cover the history and laws protecting fair housing, but specifically discuss the rights of Boston's LGBTQIA+ community to have equitable access to housing. Afterwards, participants will take proactive steps by canvassing the local area with posters that we will display in local businesses and bulletins. Of course, light lunch will be served because what is a picnic without some refreshments! We look forward to this informative and collaborative event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maggie Callaghan at maggie.callaghan@boston.gov or 617-635-2536.

May 3, 2022
2022-05-03T11:00:00 - 2022-05-03T13:00:00
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Tree Removal Hearing: Roxbury

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, April 7, at 10 a.m. on a request to remove one public shade tree in Roxbury.

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  1.  Agenda

    The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on a request for the removal of one pin oak tree measuring 20 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to a park redevelopment project being undertaken by the Boston Public Works Department at Frederick Douglass Memorial Plaza located between Tremont, Cabot, and Hammond Streets in Roxbury.

    The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee). Please note that due to the current pandemic the hearing will be a virtual meeting via ZOOM. Written comments or questions may be submitted to parks@boston.gov prior to the hearing. The information for the ZOOM hearing is as follows:

    JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING

    Public testimony will be taken or may be provided prior to the hearing in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Roxbury, MA 02118 or by emailing parks@boston.gov with “Roxbury Tree Hearing” in the subject line.

    A final decision regarding the request will be made within two weeks of the hearing. For further information, please contact the Tree Warden at 617-635-7275.

April 7, 2022
  • 10:00am - 10:45am
  • Virtual meeting
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Tree Warden
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-04-07T10:00:00 - 2022-04-07T10:45:00
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Brighton Neighborhood Social

The SPARK Boston Neighborhood Social returns to Brighton, which hosts one of the City's largest populations of young adults.

Meet your neighbors, City of Boston employees, and SPARK Boston council members past or present in Notch's biergarten at the center of the Charles River Speedway! We'll have information about our next council cycle, voter registration forms, special guests, and more. Come grab a pint with us! 

Register Today

We're recruiting 20 to 35 year old Boston residents from all across the city to participate in Mayor Wu's 2022-2023 SPARK Boston Council, a volunteer group of young adults dedicated to advancing civic engagement in their generation and beyond. Applications are open now through Friday, May 13.

Apply Here

April 11, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 525 Western Ave
    Boston, MA 02135
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    sparkboston@boston.gov
  • Neighborhood:
    Brighton
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-04-11T18:00:00 - 2022-04-11T20:00:00
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2022 JROTC Awards and Recognition Day

Our office is hosting the 2022 JROTC Awards and Recognition Day event on Friday, June 3. If you are interested in attending this event please email us at veterans@boston.gov

The JROTC program has expanded from the first unit, established in the Mario Umana High School in East Boston in 1976 to one which now includes 6 Boston High Schools.  The goal of the program is to motivate young people to become better citizens. The purpose is not to prepare students for active military service, but to develop leadership, responsibility, self-esteem and an understanding of good citizenship.

June 3, 2022
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    John Allison
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  • Posted:
2022-06-03T10:00:00 - 2022-06-03T14:00:00
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