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.




We invite you to attend our 53rd Annual Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, January 7th, for an exceptional evening at 160 Massachusetts Avenue. Plan to join friends and neighbors at Berklee College of Music’s newest building for a fun program, complete with music and a special building tour!

The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM on the 3rd floor of 160 Massachusetts Avenue, accessed through the main entrance. We will have a reception with food and music performed by Berklee’s City Music youth performers, followed by an upbeat program that includes a presentation by Berklee’s city music outreach program, introduces our newest City Councilor, and recaps our 2014.

The meeting will close with a tour of 160 Massachusetts Avenue, provided by Bill Whitney, V.P. of Real Estate at Berklee. This meeting is open to everyone – bring a friend!

All are invited to join the celebration in the Lighting of the Fenway Christmas Tree!


When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:30 p.m. (see Flyer)
Where: Outside the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens (across from 77 Park Drive)
Come with family and friends to enjoy holiday music and carol singing, refreshments, Santa Claus, and lots of neighborly good cheer!
Sponsored by: Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Fenway Civic Association, Department of Public Works, Area D-4 Police and Boston Fire Department.
Special thanks to Berklee College of Music for entertainment, and to Whole Foods Symphony for refreshments.
For more information, call Shaina Aubourg, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at (617)635-3485

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