Events - September 2015

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Historic Walking Tour of Green Street

September 12 @ 11:00 am

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

640 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s.

Family Walk at the Arnold Arboretum

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building

125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join an Arnold Arboretum volunteer to discover the Arboretum on a guided walk for families. The June walk will focus on flower shape, size, color, and function while developing observational skills in children. One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Free. No need to register. Additional Family Walks will take place on July 18, August 15, September 12, and October 10.

“Where the Wild Things Are”: A KidsArts! Fundraiser

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

An autographed (and, yes, fully-inflated) football from Tom Brady. A weekend at a beautiful organic farm in northern Vermont, with fresh produce delivered to your doorstep every morning. Generous gift certificates from many JP businesses including Boing!, City Feed and Fresh Hair – to name only a few. That is a very short list of all the silent auction items available at JP’s KidsArts! fundraiser taking place on Sunday, June 14 at 6pm. “We hope the community will come out and celebrate the work our children have done!” says KidsArts! Executive Director, Maren Coniglione.  “Our art classes have been hard at work learning their lines.”

Jamaica Plain – 6th Massachusetts Walking Tour and FREE Concerts and Hikes along Emerald Necklace and Bay Circuit Trail

JP Boathouse

507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Contact: Raianne Richards –

Guided hike at 5 concert 6-8 pm Venue: Jamaica Plain Boathouse 507 Jamaicaway – Jamaica Plain MA 02130 Local artists: PATRICK COMAN, JULIET OLIVIER AND HERON RUSSELL Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards Step Out on the Trail for 6th year – Connecting Boston’s Emerald Necklace to the Bay Circuit Trail (“Outer Emerald Necklace”).

All-Levels Community Yoga

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

First Baptist Church

633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

An all-levels yoga class linking breath and movement. Special emphasis on mastering the fundamentals while building the strength and flexibility for more advanced poses. All are welcome – even if you’re new to yoga! Free mats are available for use. $5 suggested donation.

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