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Four Corners cleanup

All are welcome to help in a neighborhood beautification day event.

On Saturday, September 19, Love Your Block and Four Corners Main Streets will host a neighborhood cleanup from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. We will be meeting at 10 Harvard Avenue in Dorchester. Masks are required for participation and tools will be available.

Four Corners cleanup registration

11:00am - 3:00pm
10 Harvard Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Love Your Block
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Franklin Park ecology small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Ecology analysis findings.

Register for the event

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park connections small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Connections analysis findings:

Register for the event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park communities small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's History analysis findings.

Register for the event

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park history small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's History analysis findings:

Register for the event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Canceled:
Leaf and yard waste drop-off

Reason for cancellation: This event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

Drop-off events are available to Boston residents. The events run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Leaf and yard waste tips
  • Common yard waste material includes leaves and grass clippings, branches, and yard brush.
  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper bags. Do not use plastic bags.  
  • Tie branches with string. The maximum size for branches is three feet with a one-inch diameter.
10:00am - 2:00pm
500 American Legion Highway
Mattapan, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Works
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Canceled:
Leaf and yard waste drop-off

Reason for cancellation: Due to the ongoing public health emergency, this event has been canceled.

Drop-off events are available to Boston residents. The events run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Leaf and yard waste tips
  • Common yard waste material includes leaves and grass clippings, branches, and yard brush.
  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper bags. Do not use plastic bags.  
  • Tie branches with string. The maximum size for branches is three feet with a one-inch diameter.
10:00am - 2:00pm
500 American Legion Highway
Mattapan, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Works
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Children's Winter Festival 2020

The Children's Winter Festival returns to the Boston Common!

Looking for some fun & free activities during BPS February school vacation week?

Join us on Thursday, February 20th from 11 a.m - 2 p.m on the Boston Common for our annual Children's Winter Festival! Hosted by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, this is the perfect afternoon activity for kids of all ages.

This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, crafts and much more! This event is FREE and open to all. Make sure to dress warmly!

Attractions include:

  • a 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure
  • Snow Mazing maze
  • Snowzilla Jr., an inflatable winter-themed slide
  • a three-car Trackless Train
  • hands-on games including Giant Connect4, Baggo, Giant Horseshoes, Inflatable Skee Ball, and much more.
  • L.L. Bean's Bootmobile will be on-site for a photo-op and their Outdoor Discovery Program team will offer sledding and snowshoeing (weather permitting) or a Maps and Compass Challenge if there is no snow.
  • Free giveaways from Disney's Frozen 2 and a chance to win a copy of the movie
  • XFINITY is providing a vintage 1960s Volkswagen bus converted to a photo bus, so bring your best pose and let XFINITY’s Photobus take your group’s photo.
  • The Magic 106.7 street team will be there with giveaways
  • Additionally, there will be activities with the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the New England Aquarium, a family Zumba class, and hot tea from DAVIDsTEA.

For more information, please call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at 617-635-4505 or visit Boston.gov/Parks

11:00am - 2:00pm
Boston Common
Parade Ground (Corner of Beacon & Charles Street)
Boston, MA 02111
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Nora Doherty
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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Franklin Park Master Plan Community Workshop #1

Join us for our first Community Workshop about the future of Franklin Park!

For over a century, Franklin Park has been a lively and beloved center of recreation, gathering, and discovery for the Boston community. Now, with newly allocated park funds, the City of Boston is planning ahead for the park’s next century!

Over the next 18 months, the City of Boston is partnering with a team of landscape architects, planners, ecologists, and community engagement experts to create a master plan for an engaging and diverse Franklin Park. 

Our work will build on previous planning efforts and improvements by the City and its partners. We look forward to building on these successes and incorporating even more feedback. It’s your opportunity to help shape the future of the park and connections to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Come to our Community Workshop on January 28, between 6 - 8 p.m. at the William J. Devine Golf Course Clubhouse at Franklin Park. Can’t make it? Share your thoughts on the Master Plan website, or sign up for project updates!

*Snow date: January 30, 6 - 8 p.m.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
1 Circuit Drive
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park
Boston, MA 02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks & Recreation
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Roslindale
Roxbury
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Grimke Sisters Bridge dedication

Thanks to everyone who attended the Grimke Sisters Bridge naming in Hyde Park.

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It was a crisp, sunny morning, and filled with Hyde Park neighbors, folks from Boston Women's Heritage Trail, Suffrage 100 MA, Hyde Park Main Streets, and Hyde Park Historic Society. Thanks to our speakers:

  • Mayor Walsh
  • City Councillor Tim McCarthy
  • Barbra Lee (Founder and President, Barbara Lee Family Foundation)
  • Catherine Allgor (President, Massachusetts Historical Society), and
  • Elisa Birdseye (Curator, Hyde Park Historical Society).

We enjoyed special guest Coline Jenkins, great-great-granddaughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Special thanks to the Public Works Department for making this bridge a reality.

10:30am
58 Dana Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Ami Bennitt
Neighborhood:
Hyde Park
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