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The Friends of Symphony Park are pleased to announce their 4th season of free Tai Chi classes at Symphony Park.
 
Funded by the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series and the Mews, and supported by Community Arts Advocates, this hour long, 8-class series will provide free healthy movement opportunities for seniors and neighborhood residents alike. Instruction will be provided by Sifu Huan Zhang of Huan’s Tai Chi, and will take place in the park, located at the corner of Edgerly Road and Norway Street in the East Fenway. In event of rain, classes will be moved to Morville House, located adjacent to the park at 100 Norway Street. New warm up exercises and movements will be added to make the curriculum interesting for both new and returning participants.
 
Instructor Huan Zhang has over 25 years of experience in Tai Chi Chuan. He has given lectures, seminars and demonstrations at locations including Harvard University, Northeastern University, and MIT.
 
All are welcome to join- wear comfortable clothing; feel free to bring your water bottle. Restrooms and water fountains will be available inside Morville House.
 
Classes will start  June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. and take place every Tuesday with the following schedule:
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22
Please see the Flyer for more information. Hope to see you there!
Calling all birders and nature enthusiasts: Please join us for Fenway Civic Association’s annual guided bird walk in the Back Bay Fens. Thrill to the sight and sound of the array of birds that inhabit the Fens each spring on a morning walk led by naturalist Stephen Baird of the Friends of Jamaica Pond. This event is rain or shine- bring a friend and binoculars! This event is open to all.
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Back Bay Fens park in Boston’s West Fenway neighborhood. Meet at the Japanese Bell outside the Kelleher Rose Garden (by the footbridge across from the Museum of Fine Arts)
Photos: Naturalist Stephen Baird with chickadee, yellow warbler, ovenbird, bluebird. Bird photos taken in the Back Bay Fens. All photos courtesy of Stephen Baird
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 


6:30pm until 8:00pm at Thorton’s on Peterborough Street.

What is the Fenway Young Professionals?
A network for young professionals living in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. We are a division of the Fenway Civic Association. Like our page to stay updated for future events!

Please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/829121843770263 or by emailing fenwayyp@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

 

PUBLIC MEETING 

BACK BAY FENS CROSSWALK IMPROVEMENTS 

Thursday, February 20, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Museum of Fine Arts, Riley Seminar Room

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

 

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/news/public-meetings/materials/parklands/2014feb20-backbayfens-notice.pdf

Please join us for the next:

Symphony Community Park Public meeting 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Morville House/100 Norway Street

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, together with the Friends of Symphony Park, landscape architect Jon Pate, and artist Jacob Kulin, invite the community to a public meeting on Symphony Park.
The park has proceeded through a community-inspired design process, and the final design will be discussed, together with the integration of public art into the site. Park construction and art installation timelines and funding will be reviewed, with community members invited to offer input on the material presented.

Please come and bring your ideas! Coffee, beverages, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please view the meeting flyer, or contact Project Manager Lauren Bryant at Lauren.Bryant@cityofboston.gov

 

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Neighbors,

The week of January 13, the following work will be conducted by RCN in the Fenway:

There will be a short 20’ dig on Brookline Street across from Yawkey Way to the sidewalk. This dig will take less than 2 days.

There will be a short 20’ dig on Brookline Street across from the intersection of Yawkey Way/Van Ness to the sidewalk. This dig will take less than 2 days.

There will be a short 35’ dig along Brookline Street from Newbury Street and parallel to the sidewalk. This dig will take less than 2 days.

 

Dear FCA Members and Friends:
 
We invite you to attend our 52nd Annual Meeting, to be held on Monday, January 6, 2014,for what promises to be an exceptional evening at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Plan to join friends and neighbors for an inspiring evening among some of the City’s most treasured works of art at one of its finest examples of modern architecture.
 
The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the Gardner Museum’s new Calderwood Hall, accessed through the 25 Evans Way entrance to the museum. We will provide a year-in-review of FCA’s activities and a special presentation honoring our long time city councilor Mike Ross for his many years of service to the Fenway community.   
 
The business meeting will be followed by a reception with socializing and refreshments, and tours will be offered of the Gardner Museum’s new wing.
 
Reminders for the Annual Meeting will be sent out in late December, but mark your calendars now!
This meeting is open to everyone. Bring a friend!
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