The twice-rained-out Summer Sunset Concert at Ramler Park has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug 24th at 6:30 PM. With eight musicians and equipment to coordinate, re-scheduling an outdoor concert is challenging. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time.

A beautiful evening of music is planned with vocalists Maria Jane and Gabe and their top musicians bidding a nostalgic good-bye to summer in “Love Songs – Around the Block and Around the World”.

We hope to see you — and for good weather!

For up-to-date Ramler Park postings, see www.friendsoframlerpark.org.

Dear FCA Members and Friends,

We are sorry to relay that the Ramler Park “Love Around the World” Summer Sunset concert rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug 11 is cancelled again due to the forecast of severe weather. It will be rescheduled for later in the summer.  We will announce the new date as soon as we know.

Because of the rain that is predicted during tonight’s concert time, the Swingin in Fenway concert will be postponed to the “rain date” – which is next Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 PM. We hope to see everyone at Ramler Park next week!


Swingin’ in the Fens
Wednesday, July 15 – 6:30 PM

The Patrice Williamson Group Brings Jazz to the Fenway Neighborhood at “Swingin’ in the Fens” on Wednesday, July 15. The annual free concert presented by Berklee College of Music, in partnership with the Fenway Civic Association and Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will take place at Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street.

Williamson will sing classic jazz standards including “Close Your Eyes,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” and “I Thought About You.” Joining her will be a quartet of celebrated Boston musicians: Gilson Schachnik, piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; Steve Langone, drums; and Jon Wheatley, guitar.

Picnics and folding chairs are encouraged, and the event is wheelchair accessible. In the event of inclement weather, Swingin’ in the Fens will be postponed to Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy the best of summer and music at Ramler Park!

Two exciting events are happening at Symphony Park on Tuesday, June 23rd!
Symphony Park Grand Opening: June 23rd at 1:00 p.m.:
Come join the Boston Parks Department and the Friends of Symphony Park in celebrating the reopening of Symphony Community Park, located at Edgerly Road between Burbank and Norway Streets. Musical entertainment, courtesy of Berklee College of Music and light refreshments from Whole Foods Symphony and the Friends will be provided. Come help us celebrate – all are welcome to this free event!  See the linked invitation for more information.
Summer Fitness Series at Symphony Park: June 23rd – August  13*:
The Friends of Symphony Park, supported by the Boston Parks Department and Boston Public Health Commission, will be offering 2 free classes at Symphony Park this summer.
Tai Chi: 8 consecutive Tuesdays, starting June 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This class is geared for beginners, with breathing, balance, and tai chi taught by Huan Zhang of Huan’s Tai Chi.
Senior Yoga: 8 consecutive Thursdays, starting June 25th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This class is geared for seniors, with all ages welcome. Mats provided.
Please see the linked Brochure for more information, and other class events and locations. In event of rain, classes will be held indoors at Morville House.
*Note: Fitness classes at Symphony Park will end on August 13th, not the 18th as listed in the brochure

Fenway Civic Association hosts its annual Rose Garden Picnic

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Wednesday, June 10 (rain date June 11)
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Outside the Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens
(across from 85 Park Drive)


The Dave Ehle Guitar Trio – Live Jazz Music—Courtesy of Emmanuel College
Light fare and refreshments from Sweet Cheeks BBQ and Star Market
Bring your own picnic dinner and a blanket or chair


Please join us for a picnic dinner, musical entertainment, and a chance to meet your neighbors and friends! All are welcome to this free event.

Special thanks to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department
and to Samuels and Associates for their support


Please see the flyer for additional details:  Rose Garden Picnic Flyer 2015

Annual Meeting Pictures

Thanks everyone for coming out to the annual meeting. We have an amazing turnout! Here are a few pictures from the presentation.





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