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‘Run For All’ Community Gathering Returns to Jamaica Pond to Support Community Servings

 Run For All, the popular free community celebration, will return to Jamaica Pond at 10:00am on Sunday, September 12. The spirit and generosity of Community Servings – with its mission to provide nourishment, connection and well being to chronically and clinically ill neighbors, will be highlighted through remarks by the organization’s CEO, David B. Waters. The communal nature of the event will culminate in a unified and noncompetitive run/walk around Jamaica Pond. Organizers of the event encourage all paces – from the sprinters to the amblers, to enjoy the beauty of the pond together.

As in all of the previous Run For All events, donations will be accepted to support the important work done by Community Servings – with 100% of all proceeds going directly to this critical organization. “Boston For All found its genesis in Run For All four years ago when we raised money for the ACLU following the 2016 election, and we are proud to continue this great event to help combat food insecurity in our own neighborhood,” explained Boston For All founder Jeremy Fischer.

For those not as inclined toward running, the Run For All 4 festivities will also include some goodies to enjoy. New sponsor Del’s Coffee Roasters will provide quality coffee and attendees should expect other goodies as well.

Information about Run For All 4, as well as the previous Run For All events, can be found at

Garden Concert        with Kina Zoré

A Garden Concert with Kina Zoré will be on Saturday, September 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the Minton Stable Community Garden, JP.

Join The Trustees for a family-friendly Afropop concert at Jamaica Plain’s beautiful Minton Stable Community Garden! Kina Zoré unites vibrant, danceable rhythms, rich instrumental colors, and lyrics of social change, creating music that delights as much as it moves. Advance tickets are recommended: $9 for Trustees and Minton Stable Community Garden members, $15 for nonmembers, and FREE for kids. BYO chairs, blankets, and picnics. Drinks will be available for sale.

Led by Mozambican native Helder Tsinine and featuring members from across North America, Europe, and Africa, Kina Zoré has been internationally recognized by BBC Africa, the Christian Science Monitor, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the Peacedriven Award, and the Agência Angola Press. In the spirit of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Thomas Mapfumo, Kina Zoré seeks to illuminate social issues that impact communities near and abroad, featuring lyrics and rhythms of social change. Vital to the group’s live performances are exhilarating drum breaks, lyrical solos, and undeniably danceable rhythms. Kina Zoré is a musical force not to be missed.

Minton Stable Community Garden is a much-loved community garden and park located at 110 Williams Street in JP. It is part of The Trustees’ network of 56 community gardens in Boston. There’s some free street parking in the neighborhood but biking, walking, Orange Line, and buses are other great ways to get to the garden.

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