Cancelled due to rain.

Come enjoy free concerts at Ramler Park – Jazz in July with a Latin flair!This concert is fair weather only and made possible by the Friends of Ramler Park and The Robert and Naomi Waldman Foundation.

Dear Members and Friends,

Public meetings continue for local development and so do Save the #55 bus rallies, along with free concerts, fitness, and food sharing. It’s been a busy summer – we appreciate everyone staying involved!
Please see the below announcements for the upcoming week:

1. Monday, July 19th, 6-8 p.m. Fenway Project Virtual Public Meeting: A massive development proposal is under review that would dramatically affect streets around Fenway Park, changing Jersey Street, Van Ness Street, and connecting Brookline Ave and Richard Ross Way. In total, the project totals 13 parcels of land over 5 acres, and contemplates over 2 million square feet of new development, as much as the last 15 years of West Fenway development projects combined. The comment deadline for the Project Notification Form is July 23rd. We strongly encourage all residents to participate in the process. To register for the meeting, read the project notification form, and submit comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project or email Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov.

2. Tuesday, July 20th 6 p.m. Symphony Park Sunset Concert Series kick-off, 39 Edgerly Road: All are invited for an evening of summer music at Symphony Park, hosted by Fenway Civic, Berklee College of Music, and the Friends of Symphony Park. Join neighbors to hear the music of Mestizas, a group specializing in a fusion of flamenco, Latin, and jazz genres, with an extended repertoire of covers and originals. This is the first of 4 weekly concerts held on July 20th, 27th, August 3rd, and 10th. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy great music in your local park!Concerts are fair weather only; cancellations will be posted on fenwaycivic.org

3. Tuesday, July 20th, 6 p.m., Red Sox Public Neighborhood Meeting, 20 Jersey Street: Join the Red Sox for an in-person public meeting! It’ll be the first in-person neighborhood meeting since October 2019. Doors will open at 6pm, with the program to begin at 6:30pm. The Red Sox will recap recent and upcoming news and changes coming to the neighborhood, before opening up to questions and discussion from participants.

4. Wednesday, July 21st 10 a.m., Free Chair Yoga at Symphony Park, 39 Edgerly Road: Join us for free fitness in Symphony Park. This gentle yoga class will relax and energize you while you enjoy a chance to meet your neighbors.These classes are weekly and held as part of the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. For the full Summer Fitness Series schedule, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-fitness-seriesThese classes are fair weather only.

5. Wednesday, July 21st 3:30 p.m. Fenway Cares food share, 1282 Boylston Street (West Fenway), 39 Edgerly Road (East Fenway): Need food? Know someone who does or want to volunteer? Fenway Cares will be hosting its bi-weekly food shares at the Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park at 3:30 p.m.To learn more or to sign up for a delivery or volunteer, visit: bit.ly/FenwayCaresFood

6. Thursday, July 22nd 6-8 p.m.: 819 Beacon Street IAG Virtual Public Meeting:
An Impact Advisory Group meeting will be held for 819 Beacon Street, a project consisting of 280,900 square feet of mixed-use programming in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital. To register for the meeting, read the Draft Project Impact Report, or submit your comments, visit http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/819-beacon-street or email Edward Carmody at Edward.Carmody@boston.gov.

7. Thursday, July 22nd 6:30 p.m.: Jazz at Ramler Park with the International Jazz Quartet, Featuring Tim Mayer, 130 Peterborough Street: Come enjoy free concerts at Ramler Park – Jazz in July with a Latin flair! This concert is fair weather only and made possible by the Friends of Ramler Park and The Robert and Naomi Waldman Foundation

8. Sunday, July 25th, 5:30 p.m.: Save the #55 Bus Rally, corner of Queensberry and Jersey Street Stand up for your community transit! Join Fenway Civic, Fenway CDC, Operation PEACE, and your representatives to protest the cuts to the MBTA #55 bus and route.These bi-weekly protests take just 30 minutes of your time and help build solidarity and exposure about the need for our community bus.

Fenway Art Walk

Dear Members and Friends, please see this free event announcement below from Samuels & Associates:

Samuels & Associates is proud to announce The Fenway Art Walk: A self-guided walking tour with a special tie-in to the 2021 Sea Walls program. From hyper local to global, we’ve taken a thoughtful approach to bringing art to the community to spark joy at a time when the City is waking up.  The Fenway is already home to world-class museums; this six-stop self-guided tour complements the neighborhood’s cultural vibrancy with a new public art experience, covering an expansive range of artistic style and message – from unique sculptures to cause-inspired street art murals and installations by local artists. You can find The Fenway Art Walk map attached, here are the participating artists and locations:

  • Fountain, Nicole Eisenman, 401 Park
  • Plaza (Arcade), Alexandre da Cunha, Pierce Boston
  • Reflection III, Yellena James, 100 Van Ness St.
  • Rotating artwork by Fenway Studios local artists, Space 120
  • Untitled, Rob Stull, 86-88 Van Ness St.
  • Untitled, Dragon76, alleyway between 120-126 Brookline Ave.

Read more about The Fenway Art Walk and the artists here. More free events in and around 401 Park at: https://thefenway.com/news/article/2021/get-the-411-on-401-park

All are invited to the Fenway Civic Association’s picnic, Wednesday July 14th from 6-8 p.m. outside the Kelleher Rose Garden. We’re hoping the weather cooperates and have a great evening in store with Bluegrass/Americana music from The BagBoys supported by The Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust, boxed meals thanks to Samuels&Associates, beverages from Star Market Fenway, and support from the Boston Police Hood Ice Cream Truck and chairs, tables, and more from Suffolk Construction. Come hear from your neighborhood representatives and enjoy a stroll in the Kelleher Rose Garden. For more details, see below or write to fenwaycivic@aol.com. This event is free and all are welcome! Special thanks to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Mounted Rangers for helping make this event possible.

Upcoming Events

Dear Members and Friends:Please see the following information about upcoming events!

1. Sunday, July 11th, “Waiting for the 55” Rally to Fully Restore the 55 Bus, 5:30 – 6 p.m
Join your neighbors at the corner of Jersey and Queensberry Streets for the latest rally for the 55 bus this Sunday at 5:30pm! The 55 has returned to active service but on a limited schedule, without service during rush hour and only as far as Copley Square. FCA is partnering with Fenway CDC and other community members to continue biweekly rallies until the 55 is fully restored! Please come make your voice heard. You can also call the MBTA and Governor Baker, and email the MBTA and elected officials, details at http://www.tinyurl.com/savethe55

2. Tuesday, July 13th, WS Development-Fenway Sports Group-Twins Realty Development Project Public Meeting, 6 – 8 p.m

A massive development project is under review! The proposed project would dramatically affect streets around Fenway Park, changing Jersey Street, Van Ness Street, and connecting Brookline Ave and Richard Ross Way. In total, the project totals 13 parcels of land over 5 acres, and contemplates over 2 million square feet of new development, as much as the last 15 years of West Fenway development projects combined! We strongly encourage all residents to participate in the process. This is the first of two public meetings for this project, the second will be July 19th. To register for the meeting, read the project notification form, and submit comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project or email Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov.

3. Wednesday, July 14th, FCA Annual Rose Garden Picnic, 6 – 8 p.m

Fenway Civic is delighted to announce the return of our Annual Rose Garden Picnic! Hear from your Fenway elected representatives, and join your neighbors and friends to listen to bluegrass music from The Bagboys, enjoy a boxed picnic meal, ice cream from the Boston Police Department’s Hood Ice Cream truck, and take in Kelleher Rose Garden’s famously beautiful roses. This is a completely free event, and all are welcome. Please spread the word! Rain date is Thursday, July 15th.

4. Thursday, July 15th, Boston City Council District 7 Candidate Forum, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Fenway Civic is one of many groups co-sponsoring the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee’s virtual District 7 City Councilor candidate forum. District 7 is currently represented by Acting Mayor Kim Janey, who is giving up the seat for a run for a full term as mayor. The event will be on Zoom, and former City Councilor Tito Jackson will be moderating. Topics will include transportation, housing, law enforcement, and workforce development. Please see the Facebook event for further information, and sign up to attend the event by visiting http://www.tinyurl.com/2021D7Forum.

5. Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th, Free Admission to Museum of Fine Arts

To celebrate the opening of “Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes,” general admission to the MFA is free on Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18. Free tickets for general admission will be available to reserve at 10 am on July 13. Tickets for special exhibitions are available to purchase now at http://www.mfa.org/tickets. A timed-entry ticket is required for special exhibitions for all visitors, including members and children. Special exhibition tickets include general admission for the entire visit day. Exhibitions can sell out, so plan ahead and reserve your ticket in advance!

Upcoming Events

Dear Members:

Please see the following music workshops, food distributions, park concerts, annual meetings, and office hours with your representatives happening in your neighborhood next week.

1. Tuesday July 6th  7 p.m. Kaji Aso Studio Tanabata/Star Festival Event

Join a free virtual song workshop with Mikiko Sato as part of Kaji Aso Studio’s Star Festival Celebration.For details and more information, visit: https://www.kajiasostudioevents.com/

2. Wednesday July 7th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fenway Cares food distribution

Need food, know someone who does, or want to volunteer?Fenway Cares volunteers will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at two locations:Fenway Community Center, corner of Jersey Street and Boylston Street in the West Fenway and Symphony Park at 39 Edgerly Road in the East Fenway.To learn more, sign up for a delivery, or volunteer, visit bit.ly/FenwayCaresFood or https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaycares/

3. Thursday July 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Jazz at Ramler Park , 130 Peterborough Street

The Friends of Ramler Park welcome the return of its July Jazz series this Thursday July 8. Enjoy a casual evening of swinging sound with Rusty Scott quartet, featuring Tim Mayer on saxophone.  Tim returns with his International Quartet on July 22.  All performances are weather dependent.  
For more details, see below or visit: https://friendsoframlerpark.org/events/

4. Thursday July 8th 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Fenway News Annual Meeting

Join Fenway News’ Annual meeting and hear former State Representative Byron Rushing present “Justice and its Enemies: Abolitiion and Emancipation in Boston – Again” To join the meeting, visit https://bit.ly/3jEvA6W

5. Kenzie Bok Summer Office Hours (online)

Want to talk with your Councilor? District 8 Councilor Kenzie Bok will resume summer office hours for residents.To sign up for office hours, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PhbX6VYYyQvbGyxJgBZqD0jkFv2uhcgSHphv5lT8ipE/edit.

Dear Members and Friends, 
Please see the following announcements regarding free virtual events at Kaji Aso Studio on July 1st and 6th.

Wednesday, July 14th, Rose Garden Picnic, 6 – 8 p.m. We are pleased to announce the return of our Annual Rose Garden Picnic! Join your Fenway representatives, neighbors and friends for a chance to listen to bluegrass music, enjoy a boxed picnic meal, and take in Kelleher Rose Garden’s famous roses. Stay tuned for more details – in the meantime, please save July 14th in your calendar. Please share this invitation with your neighbors and friends – we look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m. – Boston City Council At-Large Candidate ForumBoston Ward 5 and Ward 4 Democrats are hosting a virtual at-large city council candidate’s forum, hosted by Meghan IronsTo register and attend, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-at-large-candidate-forum-moderated-by-meghan-irons-tickets-151590911497

Saturday, June 26th, Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, Textiles & Electronics Drop-Off 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Have you been waiting to get rid of items in your home? The City of Boston offers residents opportunities to get rid of hazardous waste and other materials for free.To read instructions, restrictions & limits, and directions to the Department of Public Works Drop-off site, visit: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/household-hazardous-waste-paper-shredding-textiles-and-electronics-drop-0

June 29th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Parks and Open Space Mayoral Forum, hosted by Boston Park Advocates (register at parkforum.net

June 29th, 6:00 p.m. WS-Fenway Twins (Fenway Development Project) Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project#:~:text=The%20Proposed%20Project%2C%20as%20described,3%20acres%20of%20public%20realm.

Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following listing of Fenway events this week- please note a special Fenway mayoral forum and free Juneteenth event!

1. Monday, June 14th, 6-8 p.m. Landmark Center Public MeetingJoin a meeting to discuss the Notice of Project Change for Landmark Center.This project proposes replacement of existing structures with approximately 550,000 s.f. for office/life sciences and a 50,000 s.f. supermarket (Star Market)To learn more and to submit your comments, due by June 18th, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/landmark-center or write to Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov To register for the meeting, visit: www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qsgCNdSlSBOmsFe7FKSYhQ Toll free call in number: 833.568.8864  Meeting ID: 161 604 3586

2.  Wednesday, June 16th 10:00 a.m. – Free Summer Fitness at Symphony Park All are welcome for chair yoga at Symphony Park, located at 39 Edgerly Road. Join us for gentle yoga, sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission. Fair weather only. For a full list of classes across the city, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-fitness-series

3.  Wednesday, June 16th, 6 p.m. NIC/Neighborhood Improvement Committee Meeting
Join residents and the Berklee community to discuss Berklee and neighborhood updates, hear from elected representatives, and receive reports on the 55 bus and updates on traffic, safety, and public realm issues. Bring your questions and ideas! To  join, visit: https://berklee.zoom.us/j/98645647642pwd=QXJmQmlGMUxTQ3dJYm5WZlI1dzFMZz09Meeting ID: 986 4564 7642 Passcode: 119768

4. Thursday, June 17th, 6:30 p.m. Fenway Mayoral ForumWe hope you will join neighbors in attending a special mayoral forum for the Fenway neighborhood and learn what candidates have to say about your community! To register and learn more, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaymayoralforum

5. Saturday, June 19th, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Juneteenth at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Join MFA for a day of activities and programs to celebrate Juneteenth and honor the contributions of Black artists, scholars, and creative voices to the City of Boston. Free tickets for admission and special events will be available starting June 15th. To learn more and see the schedule of events, visit: 


AND – Save the date for these upcoming events:

6. Tuesday, June 22nd 6:00 p.m. Downtown Neighborhoods Mayoral Forum A consortium of local civic associations are sponsoring a Mayoral Forum focused on community and neighborhood issues and moderated by Montez Haywood. To register and attend, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-neighborhoods-mayoral-candidates-forum-tickets-154712083005

7. Tuesday, June 22nd 6:00-8:00 p.m. WS-Fenway-Twins (Fenway Development Project) Kick-Off meetingJoin the BPDA for the kick off meeting for this large scale development proposal, consisting of 13 parcels of land and over 5 acres. To read the project notification form, submit comments, view meeting schedules, and more, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project or write to Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov.We encourage all members to read the filing and to participate in public discussion.