Rose's Garden at EMK | April 23

Author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, will join The EMK Institute for a reading and signing of his book, The signing will be followed by flower making for the Institute’s garden. 

About Rose’s Garden:

The forty-page “storybook for all ages” featuring Reynolds’ signature mix of pen, ink, watercolor and tea, is a tribute to Kennedy family matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and to Boston’s 1.7-mile Rose Kennedy Greenway urban park that bears her name.

In the book’s foreword, penned just weeks before he passed away, Senator Kennedy wrote, “Peter H. Reynolds poignantly captures my mother’s enduring spirit in Rose’s Garden. May this powerful story and my mother’s beautiful greenway plant fresh seeds of hope and service for generations to come.”

When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM  >> Read More

Boston Nature Center "Spring Swing" | May 31

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Spring Swing is BNC's festive spring fundraiser - honoring Judith and Lee Spelke!

You can make a difference for children and families by supporting Spring Swing and BNC’s urban environmental education programs.

You won't want to miss the fantastic artwork in our silent auciton - this year's theme is "Birds of Feather Flock Together...to Support the BNC".

Tickets are $35 each.


When: Sunday, May 31st


Where: Boston Nature Center

500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

To purchase tickets: https://secure2.convio.net/mas/site/Ecommerce;jsessionid=9634C7C5FBC5B3818266BF23EB023EAB.app271b?VIEW_DEFAULT=true&store_id=1901&autologin=true


Nature Photography of Spring Flowers and Colors | April 18

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Get ready to take your outdoor photography skills to the next level. Join local photographer Eduardo del Solar to expand your ability in this creative workshop centered on nature photography. All ages.

Topics include:

  • Equipment recommendations
  • Lenses and associated accessories
  • Exposure, lighting, composition techniques, image critiques, and the ethics of nature photography.

We will go outside to take photographs and then come back indoors to discuss ways in which to enhance our images.

Participants must have either a digital point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera. A tripod and macro lens are strongly recommended. Cell phone cameras will not suffice.


When: Saturday, April 18th


Where: Boston Nature Center

500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

To register: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=21:keywords=photography:program_code=39692


Spring Greens, Roots, and Shoots | April 18

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April is the perfect time to seed fast-growing crops that thrive in cooler temperatures. We'll talk about the best varieties and demonstrate growing techniques for an early harvest. Come to this workshop!


When: Saturday, April 18

Where: City Natives

30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

Cost: FREE

To register, or for more info: visit http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/greater-boston/event-1868.html.


Franklin Park Spring Clean-Up | April 25

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Help the Franklin Park Coalition get ready for Spring! Pick up litter, remove invasives, maintain path! Stick around for Boston Shines/Earth Day Celebration afterwards!


When: Thursday, April 25th


Where: Franklin Park

For more info: Call FPC at (617)442-4141


Boston Cyclist Union Spring Kickoff Party

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On Thursday, April 24 the Boston Cyclists Union will host their Spring Kickoff Party. This event is scheduled to take place at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts located at 85 West Newton Street in Boston’s South End from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. This event will have music provided by DJ Trizlam and Mixmaster Mully. Food will be provided by El Pelon. There will also be free beer and wine provided by Cambridge Brewing Company, Top Johnny’s, and Bauer Wine and Spirits. Attendees will also have a chance to take home a Copenhagen Wheel, a new Linus or Fuji bike from Ashmont Cycles, a new folding bike from fBike Direct or many other raffle prizes.

Come hear the accomplishments of Boston Cyclists Union and help support Boston biking. Tickets are $25 for new/renewing members. For more information, call 617-516-8877 or visit www.bostoncyclistunion.org

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