JP Agenda

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. April 23 for the April 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


 Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. next meeting is Monday, May 13, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council   The Housing and Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will meet  onTuesday, April 16 at 7 pm at the Bowditch School, 82 Green Street


Updates & Announcements

Sustainable Construction – continued discussion of good-for-the-environment construction guidelines

Shattuck Campus Planning – update & continued discussion

All meetings are open to the public.

JPNC will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.

On the agenda will be a presentation from State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz. Also on the agenda will be reports from the Working Committees. All interested residents are invited to attend.

 The Jamaica Pond Association The May 6 meeting will be held 111 Perkins St. at the Jamaica Way Tower.   All are welcome; there is no cost to attend.

Police Community Relations Meeting  will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by   the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.

 The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, May 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The meeting is in the YMCA Building at 3134 Washington St.  Agenda to be determined.

JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston, 722-2060. 


 Our Lady of the Cedars Blessed Mother Breakfast Buffet will be held on Sunday May 5  at 12:30 p.m. at the Cushing Center that is located  at 65 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain. The event is hosted by Joanne Carter. There will be breakfast buffet, raffles, prizes and surprises. Donations are $25 per adult and $15 per child.

 Ninth annual Ferris Wheels Bike Shop free bike movie nights!  Free movies at Curtis Hall Community Center (first floor), 20 South St., Jamaica Plain.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m. on April 19, May 3 and May 17. Free popcorn and juice and soda. For information, contact Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South Street, 617-524-BIKE.    

SAGE Table JP: Socialize. Dine. Bridge Gaps

SAGE Table JP is a unique opportunity to bring together many generations of LGBTQ family members, friends, and allies for an evening of sharing food, sharing stories, and making new connections across generations. April 27, 3-6pm, Southern JP Health Center (640 Centre St). Free! Wheelchair accessible, All gender bathrooms available, all ages welcome. More info: [email protected], 857-544-1270

2019 Kite & Bike Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11AM-4PM (Rain date: Sunday, May 19  from 1PM- 5PM) Playstead Franklin Park, 25 Pierpont Road

2019 festival highlights include: kite-making, games and activities led by Playworks and Appalachian Mountain Club’s OutdoorsRX, biking in Boston – organizations & resources, food vendors, face-painting, music, performances & MUCH MORE! Visit for more info.

JamaicaPlainCommunitySoftballLeague Seeks a team or players to form a team. Adult, co-ed, slo-pitch in Franklin Park. Games at 6 p.m. weekdays from mid April thru August. 

Email [email protected] for more information or to inquire about signing up

The Roberto Clemente 21 Sports program is now accepting applications (boys and girls ages 6-16). Location: The Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain. Info: 617-828-9524 or [email protected]

Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a series of races and competitions held on consecutive Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring for kids ages 3 – 8th grade, and it is a really great way for kids to experience fun competition, enjoy the outdoors and get in some activity on a (hopefully) nice weekend afternoon. They are currently looking for sponsors for the fall season! If your business would like to learn more or has any interest in being a sponsor, please feel free to contact Adam at [email protected] or 610-999-5937.

Spanish-English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español, Saturdays / sábados, 12 – 1:45 p.m. Connolly Branch Library.

Support Group for Young Parents, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, open to all faiths, for parents with children from birth to one-year, registration not required. Thursdays, 10:30am-noon. Info: 781-647- 5327/[email protected]

Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

Egleston Square Library, free homework help, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ongoing throughout the school year, 3:30-5:30pm, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.


parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week. Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. It’s been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am. All welcome, all ages, all abilities.

Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes at the MindBody Center (SJPHC-HPC) @ 10 Green Street.  Low cost or free, in English and Spanish. For more information call 983-4226.

Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9 am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: [email protected]

Care to Care, a support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, second Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Springhouse, 44 Allandale St. Info: Meredith Griffiths, 522-0043/[email protected]

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:


The Jamaica Plain Branch Library , 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053

JP Jubilee “Joyful Singing”JP Jubilee is a class for all seniors who want to learn new songs and musical skills, make friends, promote good health and perform for the community.

Meets Friday mornings 10:30 – noon through  May 10.

Class is held at the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library,

30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053

Wheelchair accessible.

Instructor: Elizabeth Anker, singer and voice teacher

No registration, audition or experience required..

ABCD Good Life Healthy Living Club, monthly wellness sessions, for adults 50+, Wednesdays, 10am. My Life, My Health, class for adults 50+ with chronic health conditions, weekly classes, Thursdays, 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

Ethos workshops for healthy aging, Chronic disease management Tuesdays, 10am, SJPHC, 640 Centre St., powerful tools, Wednesdays, 4:30pm Ethos, 555 Amory St. Info:

Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.


Tutor Adults, 2 hours a week, PM. Jamaica Plain Adult Learning Program seeks volunteer tutors to help students work towards their H.S. Diploma or learn English as a Second Language. Work in innovative student centered program with motivated adults from all over the world. Free Orientation and Training. Contact Eric at [email protected] or 617 635-5201.

Volunteer for the Wake Up the Earth celebration on Stony Brook

The Friends and the library are planning to have a table at the Wake Up the Earth celebration at Stony Brook on May 4.

We are looking for volunteers to help staff the table.  The hours of the festival are 12 – 4.

We are thinking of one hour increments 12 – 1, 1 – 2, 2 – 3, and 3 – 4.

If you are available and willing at any of these times please let us know.

Volunteer for the 41st annual Wake Up The Earth Festival and Parades to be held May 4! Contact [email protected] to help during or prior to the event.

Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 PM. Contact:  David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, [email protected], 857-334-9855.

Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email [email protected]


A reunion for all who attended Roslindale High School and the Class of 1969 takes place on Saturday, June 22 at the West Roxbury Elks Club, 1 Morrell Street from 7 to 11:30 p.m.  Send a check for $40. To Roslindale High School Reunion c/o Maria Bennett P.O. Box 365858 Hyde Park, MA 02136.  Include an e-mail address and year of graduation.  Updates can be found at

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