News Briefs

Registration for JPOS Opens May 31

Registration for Jamaica Plain Open Studios began on May 31, with online registration being offered this year. Registration will remain open until June 30. For more information, visit

Call for Farmers Market Volunteer

The Mayor’s Office of Food Justice is looking for volunteers to support Farmers Markets this summer. Spend time outside and working with amazing farmers and vendors! If you’re interested, please submit this form:

Egleston Farmers Market

The Egleston Farmers Market returns on Saturday, May 21, through Saturday, October 9, in a new location at the Community Servings parking lot. The market will bring fresh, local food back to the neighborhood along with low waste living resources. You can also drop off textile recycling every week Saturday and electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month.

Thursdays on the Loring-Greenough House Lawn

Thursdays on the Loring-Greenough House lawn are back starting June 9. Everyone is welcome to attend. So grab food from one of the food trucks onsite, or bring your own picnic. Plus, Hive will be operating a beer garden once again on Thursday nights. Thursdays on the Lawn start at 4pm and go to sundown.

The City of Boston and Jackson Square Partners Celebrate Milestones in the Revitalization of Jackson Square

The City of Boston celebrated significant milestones in the ongoing revitalization of Jackson Square with Jackson Square Partners, a collaboration led by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNC), Urban Edge, and The Community Builders. Three new projects will add 219 affordable units to the city’s housing market, bringing the number of new homes created in Jackson Square over the past 12 years to 487, and culminating in the neighborhood’s transformation into a vibrant and walkable community. Learn more on

Application for Pop-Up Cooling Kits

The City of Boston, acting through Climate Ready Boston (CRB), is granting 30 Pop-up Cooling Kits (“cooling kits”) to community based organizations (CBOs) that have public events this summer with access to potable water. THe cooling kits are mobile water misting tents designed for short-term use to easily set up and disassemble and provide immediate cooling. Each cooling kit includes a hose, misters, and a tent to set up at public outdoor events throughout the summer Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply ASAP as kits are limited. Apply at

Donna Summer Disco Party

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment will host Celebration of Summer: Donna Summer Disco Party on Thursday, June 16 on Copley Square. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place between 6PM and 9PM. This annual event celebrates the start of summer with the music of Donna Summer! More info at

JP Artists Association Summer Member Exhibition at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) is excited to announce our Summer Member Exhibition at Sotheby’s International Realty at 673 Centre St. The opening reception was held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The exhibit runs from May 20 to July 20, 2022 and the public is welcome to pop in any time during Sotheby’s business hours. Come see the exhibit and support the local artists community and view paintings, photography, mosaics, mixed media, and more from 20 local artists: Francis Alix, Sharon Berke, Phyllis Bluhm, Katrine Burkitt, Lisa Goren, Suzanne Hoffman, Nancy Jenner, Carol Johnson, Jamie Kendrioski, Cynthia Kollios, Joni Lohr, Fiona O’Connor, Sam Price, Mary Russell, Tamara Safford, Andrea Tamkin, Barbara Ellen Watkins, Mandy Xi, Richard Youngstrom, and Ginny Zanger. Visit for more information.

8th Annual Saturday Walking Club: Family and Friends Living Health (FFLH)

The Saturday Walking Club began its eighth year of walking in Franklin Park on June 4, and will meet each Saturday until September 24. Interested parties should meet at the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Dr, Dorchester at 9:15 on Saturdays. The walk will begin at 9:30am. The program is free of charge, and any questions can be directed to the program’s organizer, Rakiem Strickland, at [email protected]

Free children’s arts & crafts workshops begin July 5

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS participatory program is pleased to announce the return of its series of Arts & Crafts Workshops giving children the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. From East Boston to West Roxbury, kids ages three to ten can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the workshops held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in parks across the city.

Participation is free and all materials are provided, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must pre-register by calling the Parks Department at (617) 961-3082 or emailing [email protected] In addition, the Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshops. See Boston’s parks come alive with Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore.

Arts and Crafts Workshops dates and locations are as follows, 10 a.m. to 12 noon:

Tuesdays, July 5 & 12

Brewer-Burroughs Playground, Jamaica Plain

Fridays, July 8 & 15

Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain

Rosalita’s Puppets Marionette Performances are at 11 a.m. Dates and locations are as follows:

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, on our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or by visiting

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