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Egleston Square Redesign: Atherton Street and Beethoven Street Access In-Person Pop-Up Meeting

Provide feedback on concept designs!

The City of Boston is refining concept designs for Atherton Street and Beethoven Street at Egleston Square to create safer streets for all.

These concepts are based on earlier community meetings where your neighbors provided input on Atherton Street. We updated the initial concepts and now we'd like your help again! Please consider joining our pop-up meeting to learn about the design options and provide your input.

We'll be hosting an in-person pop up (with Spanish interpretation available) and two virtual meetings, one in English and one in Spanish. See the attached flyer for additional details about the virtual events.

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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 3

Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, the North End, and South Boston.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings and more.

On the third day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 1 p.m. - M Street Park, South Boston
  • 2 p.m. - Beach Street and Harrison Avenue, Chinatown
  • 3 p.m. - Paul Revere Mall, North End
  • 4 p.m. - Thompson Square, Charlestown
  • 5 p.m. - Maverick Square, East Boston
  • 7 p.m. - Adams Corner, Dorchester

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, the North End, and South Boston
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    TOURISM, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Dorchester
    East Boston
    North End
    South Boston
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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 2

Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roxbury, the South End, and Brighton.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings and more.

On the first day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 1 p.m. - Codman Square, Dorchester
  • 1:45 p.m. - Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
  • 2:30 p.m. - J.P. Monument, Jamaica Plain
  • 3:30 p.m. - Brigham Circle, Mission Hill
  • 4:15 p.m. - Bolling Building, Roxbury
  • 5:30 p.m. - Blackstone Square, South End
  • 6:45 p.m. - Oak Square, Brighton

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

  • 1:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Dorchester, Jamaica Plan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, South End, and Brighton
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    TOURISM, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • Neighborhood:
    Brighton
    Dorchester
    Jamaica Plain
    Mission Hill
    Roxbury
    South End
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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 1

On the first day of the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour, Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Mattapan, Readville, and West Roxbury.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings, and more.

On the first day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 5:30 p.m. - Mattapan Square, Mattapan
  • 6:15 p.m. - Wolcott Square, Readville
  • 7 p.m. - Hastings Street Lot, Centre Street, West Roxbury

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

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Commissioner's Cup Flag Football Game

Join us for our first annual Commissioner's Cup flag football game. 

Come watch the Army Boston Recruiting Company vs. Navy USS Constitution.

Prior to game time there will be a brief ceremony at 11:30 a.m. commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, during which we will recognize two WWII veterans.

  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Back Back Fens - Clemente Field
    Boston, MA 02119
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    John Kaywood
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
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Haunted Yard at BCYF Tobin

Celebrate Halloween with a visit to BCYF Tobin Community Center's "Haunted" Yard!

This outdoor event will adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines. The event will be in the Ida B. Graves Yard behind the BCYF Tobin.

  • 4:35pm - 7:00pm
  • BCYF Tobin Community Center
    1481 Tremont Street
    Boston, 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    BCYF Tobin
  • Neighborhood:
    Mission Hill
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Jamaica Plain public art celebration

Join us on November 4 to celebrate the installation of Boston's newest piece of public art.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Boston Art Commission, the Boston Public Library, and Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF), will celebrate the new long-term public art project in Jamaica Plain on November 4 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The City of Boston commissioned Matthew Hinçman to create the artwork "Wythe & Web" as part of the City's Percent for Art Program. It was installed on the front lawn of the Jamaica Plain Branch and BCYF Curtis Hall.

Come meet the artist and enjoy Boston's newest piece of public art!

Learn more about the artwork

Jamaica Plain public art celebration graphic

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS

English: Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, or 617-635-0081, by October 28.

Spanish - Español: Hay servicios de interpretación y traducción a su disposición sin costo alguno. Si los necesita, póngase en contacto con nosotros mandando un correo electrónico arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, o llamando a 617-635-0081, hasta esta fecha: 28/10

Haitian Creole -Kreyòl ayisyen Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, oswa 617-635-0081, ant: 28/10

Traditional Chinese - 繁體中文: 我們可以向您提供口頭翻譯和書面翻譯服務,並不向您收取費用。如您需要,請在 10 月 28 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至  arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, 或致電 617-635-0081

Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-0081. ngày cuối: 28/10

Simplified Chinese - 简体中文:  我们可以向您提供口头翻译和书面翻译服务,并不向您收取费用。如您需要,请在10 月 28 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.gov,  LCA@boston.gov,  或致电 617-635-0081

Cabo Verdean Creole - kriolu:  Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-0081. Na es data:  28/10

 Arabic - العربية

خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة التحريرية متوفرة لك دون تحملك أي تكلفة. إذا احتجت لهذه الخدمات، يرجى التواصل معنا على العنوانarts@boston.gov, أو LCA@boston.gov، أو رقم الهاتف 617-635-4445، بحلول يوم 28/10. 

Russian -Русский: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, либо по телефону 617-635-0081. до  28/10

Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ou617-635-0081. Até esta data  28/10

French - Français: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ou au 617-635-0081, d'ici au: 28/10

Somali - Af Soomaali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ama 617-635-0081, markay taariikhdu tahay:  28/10

  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
    30 South Street
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
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Grove Hall mural tour

Get outside and make City of Boston's mural map come to life in Grove Hall!

Art SPARKs, the 2021 SPARK Boston Council's subcommittee at the intersection of art and civics, is pleased to present the Grove Hall Mural Tour. Join us for a (hopefully pleasant) fall day in the Grove Hall neighborhood, where Dorchester and Roxbury meet.

Register for the event

We'll be meeting outside the Grove Hall Branch Library and handing out curatorial guides for groups to do self-guided tours and interact with community members along the route. Come learn more about the City of Boston, public art, and the amazing businesses and community groups in Grove Hall!

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Grove Hall Branch Library
    41 Geneva Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02121
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Spark Boston
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
    Roxbury
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Talk to us about Cummins Highway at Mattapan Square Farmers Market

Come talk to us in person about Cummins Highway.

We will be at the Mattapan Square Farmers Market (888 Cummins Highway) every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from October 2, 2021, until October 31, 2021
  • Mattapan Square Farmers Market
    888 Cummins Highway
    Mattapan, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jeff Alexis
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
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Hero Square Dedication for Lester A. Burton

Please join us for a Hero Square Dedication for Lester A. Burton on October 18 at 2 p.m.

Lester A. Burton was born on October 12, 1918, in Albany, New York. As a resident of Boston, Lester was very active in his community, and around the age of three he began tap dancing lessons. Later, Lester enlisted into the United States Army and began active duty on September 16, 1942.

With the 318th Regiment of the 80th Infantry Division, he fought his way across France, until he reached the Moselle River. There his company spearheaded an attack on a key terrain as part of Patton’s Lorraine Campaign. During the night, the Germans counterattacked Lester's company. Ironically, Private Burton, who loved dancing, died of a wound to his leg on September 8, 1944.

For the heroism he displayed in his service to our country, Lester was awarded the Purple Heart. Lester was survived by his parents Rose M. McCabe, Lester H. Burton, and five siblings.

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Intersection of Westland Avenue and Hemenway Street
    Fenway, MA 02114
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    John Allison
  • Neighborhood:
    Fenway/Kenmore
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