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Roslindale Village Main Street news and notes

The following listings are from the Roslindale Village Main Street weekly news and updates  site. The mission of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) is to promote Roslindale Village as an appealing destination and the dynamic center of our community.

New Instructors

Two new instructors join the Akasha team! Lucia Nguyen is 200H YTT certified teacher and trained in Trauma Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness & Meditation, Sound Healing, EFT & TFT Facilitation, Reiki and Trauma Informed Hands-on Assist. Join Lucia on Mondays at 7:45pm for Stillness + Sound. Sign up as a drop-in or with an Akasha class pass. Tracey Francois is a Reiki Practitioner II, Intuitive empath, and facilitator of healing circles and workshops. Tracey offers individual Reiki sessions and hosts workshops around New and Full Moons. Join the first one coming up on Saturday, May 25 at 7pm.

Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12! The Centerpiece has you covered for the perfect way to make mom’s day extra-special. Your best bet is to order online in advance, as it’s their busiest weekend of the year. They want to make sure they have exactly what you want, when you need it. They have their signature floral arrangements, cards, gifts, and so much more. They offer pickup at the West Roxbury or Roslindale locations, or delivery throughout Greater Boston.

Pottery Workshop

Summer is a great time to learn something new! How about a Throwing Crash Course Pottery Workshop at Create?! Choose one of two 3-week crash courses in July or August to learn how to throw on the wheel like a champ. This is a great course for new-to-the-wheel folks AND for experienced potters looking to freshen up their throwing skills. Register online before seats fill!

Mother’s Day menu!

Make this Mother’s Day truly extraordinary with Shanti’s Mother’s Day menu! Experience the vibrant flavors and rich traditions of Indian cuisine with their special $49 3-course meal, expertly crafted to delight her palate and warm her heart. Menu is exclusively available on May 12 from 3-9pm. Book your table now!

V!Healthy is hiring 

Join their team and be a part of something special! If you’re passionate about good food and good vibes, they want to hear from you! Whether you’re a barista, customer service pro, or just love loving on people, they may have a place for you on their team. Message them to learn more about their open positions.

Do you have an event, business highlight, announcement, or resource you would like included in the newsletter? Send an email with the pertinent information and an image or graphic to manager@roslindale.net with “newsletter” in the subject line by Tuesday at 5pm!


Roslindale Village Main Street and engaged residents like you have created a profound positive impact in our community since 1985 when we were established as one of the nation’s first urban Main Street Programs. Ever since then, you have all helped our team continue Roslindale’s rich history of community empowerment and involvement. Just walk around the square and you’ll see the outcome of these community efforts in the number of successful locally owned businesses, public art, and open spaces accessible to everyone.

If you are able, please show your #ROSLove by giving today to support the community we’ve built together.

Thank You, Love Your Block Volunteers!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our Love Your Block Cleanup last Saturday!

We had over 25 volunteers picking up trash, cleaning out tree beds and planters, putting down mulch, and more to help make Roslindale Village look its best. It was great to see so many people coming out to make a difference in our community!

Stay tuned for future cleanups if you’d like to help out!

RVMS Annual Plant Sale: May 18

Mark your calendars! Our annual Plant Sale will take place in Adams Park on Saturday, May 18! Stop by to pick up some plants from local farms to put in your garden! We will also have a compost service join us, and The Centerpiece Flower Shop will be there with some fun house plants to liven up your home!

When: Saturday, May 18 from 9am-12pm

Where: Adams Park

Our Design Committee will also offer free seedling starter kits for kids to grow their own plants at home!

Employ Boston youth

Are you a local business owner looking to employ Boston youth? To bring youth employment opportunities to all parts of Boston, the Office of Youth Employment & Opportunity (YEO) is hosting neighborhood pop-up youth job fairs in various locations across the city. They will have one in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-2pm.

Roslindale Open Studios

Save the date for the 18th annual Roslindale Open Studios! Join artists on October 18 & 19 at group sites, businesses, and home studios. More information about artist registation and sponsor opportunities will be coming soon! Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out on this art-filled weekend in Rozzie!

space available  for rent

There is a commercial space available for rent at 67 Poplar St! This is a first floor commercial space that was formerly used as an office. Rent is $1,950. Find more information here. Email Erin Birmingham at erin@brumcorealty.com with any questions. You can view this and other vacant spaces available for rent on the Vacancies page of our website.

Wake Up the Night

Check out the City of Boston’s Wake Up the Night Grant Pilot Program! Through the Wake Up the Night Grant, Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Nightlife Economy will award individuals and organizations up to $10,000 for nighttime activations. The program aims to revitalize Boston’s nightlife economy and foster safe, inclusive social spaces by investing in events.

Mindfulness workshop

YMAA will be hosting a Mindfulness for Kids and Parents workshop on Friday, May 17 from 6-6:45pm! Our information age is full of distractions. Busy schedules, screens, social media and an overall hectic pace of life make it challenging for kids and even adults to find focus. In this workshop coach Malu Wilder will teach several different mindfulness techniques to help parents and kids manage our fast paced world.

Lilac Sunday event

Experience the springtime bloom of the Arnold Arboretum’s renowned collection of over 400 lilacs at their annual Lilac Sunday event! Sunday, May 12 from 10am-3pm. Visit for tours with Arboretum experts, hands-on children’s programming, dancing, meditation, chalk art, and more. Picnicking in the Arboretum landscape is permitted on this day only.

Summer Fitness Series STARTED

The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series is back! Classes start this Sunday, May 5 and run through August 31. Catch Strength & Conditioning on Mondays at 6pm at Fallon Field, or choose from lots of other classes in-person or virtual! Everyone is welcome at these free classes, regardless of your fitness level.

Summer Farmers Market June 1

Mark your calendars! Our Summer Farmers Market returns on Saturday, June 1! The day will be filled with live music, kids’ activities, and of course, your favorite Farmers Market vendors – you don’t want to miss this neighborhood staple!

The Summer Farmers Market runs from June 1 – November 23, every Saturday from 9am-1:30pm.

Stay tuned for more information including our vendor schedule and entertainment lineup, coming soon!

Visit www.roslindale.net for m ore details on each event.

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