Events - August 2017

Volunteer to be an Arnold Arboretum Field Study Guide

August 3, 2017

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway

Jamaica Plain, 02130

Make a difference volunteering as an Arnold Arboretum Field Study Guide. We will train you to lead science programs in our landscape with elementary school groups. Contact the Manager of Children’s Education at 617-384-5239 by August 19 for an interview for fall training.

Police-Community Monthly Meeting at E-13 Police Station

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

E-13 Police Station

3347 Washington St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Each month the Boston Police Department’s E-13 District hosts a meeting so concerned residents may speak directly to police officials about their concerns and ideas. The meeting is held the first Thursday of each month.

Indie Night: Improv Comedy

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:05 pm

The Riot Theater

146A South St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

INDIE NIGHT showcases some of the best longform improv in Boston. Each Thursday night show features multiple independent groups performing sets of all kinds: musical, duos, monologue-inspired, Harold. All for five bucks.

Jazz at The Haven

August 3 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Haven

2 Perkins Street

Jamaica Plain, 02130

Come to the Haven for a delicious combination of food and live Jazz music.  Every Thursday from 9:30pm-12:30am Admission is free!

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bethel AME Church

40 Walk Hill St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour this part of the JP neighborhood which developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown.

Match dot Prov – Improv Comedy

August 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Riot Theater

146A South Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

More okay than OkCupid. More drama than Ashley Madison. More laughs than Tinder (just kidding, nothing is funnier than Tinder)... Improv Jones Boston presents Match.Prov! Two lucky audience members join us (and our highly calibrated dating simulation technology) on a twisting journey through dating, love and heartbreak. Whether you're taken, single or just enjoy a good laugh, this show is for you.

Free Yoga at the Pinebank Sundays at 2pm this summer!

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pinebank Promontory

Jamaica Plain, 02130

Free Yoga at the Pinebank Sundays at 2pm this summer!  

Harpoon Brewery Present: Open Mic Night at the Midway!

August 6 @ 9:00 pm - August 7 @ 1:00 am

The Midway Cafe

3496 Washington St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This is the new home of what was formerly the Kings Open Mic. Every Sunday, you can see some of the city’s best comedians, musicians, poets, sketch performers, and more. If you’re interested in performing at the mic, it’s super easy. Just arrive, put your name on a slip of paper in a beer pitcher, and next thing you know you’ll be onstage! Sets are 5 minutes or 2 songs, depending on what you do

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Pond and Jamaicaway

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Travel around the Pond with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today.

JP Toastmasters

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain

633 Centre St

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join us for the next JP Toastmasters meeting for an evening of fun, learning, and networking. The new JP Toastmasters club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, at 7 PM, at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.


August 15 @ 8:00 pm - August 16 @ 1:00 am

Bella Luna/Milky Way Lounge

284 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

BOSTON's #1 SOULISTIC MOVEMENT l AFRODESIACITY™ presents FS MUSIC SERIES™ EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2015 MUSIC CURATOR l DJ MIDWID OTHER TH@N BOSTON l LIVE MUSIC Other Than Boston. We are band, based out the Boston area, whose diversity speaks for itself. We all come from different musical backgrounds, and together we make great music. Some of our influences include Herbie Hancock, B.B King, Mutemath, Yellow Jackets, and many more.

Back on My Feet Franklin Park 5K

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Franklin Park

Circuit Drive & Glen Lane

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Back on My Feet's first annual Franklin Park 5K. A night filled with running, community and fun. There will be special guests, awards and booths sponsored by the local running and health community. The perfect race to round out your summer calendar! Awards for best male and female overall, youth and adult age group first place winners.

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Loring Greenough House

12 South Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore this National Historic District which includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. Sumner Hill includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as both abolitionists and women suffragists.