Archive for April, 2012

Please save the date for these upcoming events in the Fenway.

Thursday, April 19th:  Fenway Park Open House!

In celebration of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary the Red Sox have invited their neighbors to join them for a Fenway Park Open House on Thursday, April 19th from 9am until 7pm (the eve of the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played at Fenway Park.)

This special event is free and will give fans an opportunity to explore 100-year-old Fenway Park at their own pace. Fans will have the ability to discover distinctive areas of Fenway and learn more about the ballpark by following the “Fenway Park: A Living Museum” plaques, displays and historical markers. Throughout the day, fans can enjoy presentations of artifacts, “touching the game” exhibits and other unique presentations. During the Open House attendees will be able to walk the warning track, peek inside the Green Monster scoreboard and visit other spaces within the ballpark not normally available or accessible to fans. There will also be autograph signings throughout the day.

Saturday, April 21st:  Muddy River Cleanup

9 am – 12 pm.   Hosted by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, this annual event draws many volunteers.   Equipment and directions will be provided.

RSVP: Kevin O’Grady at projectassistant@emeraldnecklace.org

Saturday, April 28th:  Boston Shines

The annual event fosters neighborhood pride, providing more than 5,000 volunteers with tools and materials to clean parks, recreational spaces and business districts to beautify Boston for the spring and summer. For more information and to sign up for Boston Shines, visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/ons/bostonshines/


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Please join us for Fenway Civic Association’s belovedImage annual Birds of the Back Bay Fens guided bird walk.  This year the walk will be led by naturalist Stephen Baird of the Friends of Jamaica Pond.  Thrill to the sight and sound of the array of birds that inhabit the Back Bay Fens each spring.  All levels welcome.  Bring binoculars.

Date: Saturday morning, April 28, 2012

Time: 7:00 AM

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)



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Local Fenway representatives City Councilor Mike Ross and State Senator Will Brownsberger will be holding office hours in the Fenway throughout the spring.   Drop by to meet your representatives, share your thoughts and ideas, and let your reps know what issues are important to you.

Councilor Mike Ross will be Panera at 201 Brookline Ave on Friday, May 4th and at L’Aroma Cafe at 85 Newbury Street on Friday, May 11th.  Click here for Councilor Ross’s full schedule of community coffee hours.


Senator Will Brownsberger will hold monthly office hours in the Fenway on Tuesday evenings at Thornton’s Fenway Grille, at 5:30 pm.   Upcoming dates include May 8, June 12, July 10, and August 14.  Click here for Senator Brownsberger’s full schedule of community office hours.

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