Neighborhood Roundup

Friends of the Public Garden Annual Meeting Coming April 15

The Friends of the Public Garden will its 51st Annual Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The virtual meeting will feature Imari Paris Jeffries of King Boston presenting “How Boston’s Newest Memorial Can Help Build the Beloved Community,” as well as welcoming remarks by Board Chair Leslie Adam and a presentation on 2020 Friends activities in the parks from President Liz Vizza, with a Q&A session to follow.

Admission is free; R.S.V.P by April 15 by visiting

Lecture on ‘Advances in Treating Cancer’

Beacon Hill Village presents a virtual program called “Advances in Treating Cancer” with Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, on Tuesday, April 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

About one in three of us will develop cancer, and we all have known someone with this deadly disease.  Dr. Benz will explain how cancer develops and review the remarkable progress in understanding and treating this complex disease. Cancer treatment has progressed from traditional chemotherapy and radiation to targeted therapies, including immune therapies, vaccines, and CAR-T, a form of gene therapy. Cancer care also focuses on lifestyle factors like diet and stress management to relieve symptoms and improve outcomes. After his presentation, Dr. Benz will welcome your questions.

This program is presented in partnership with the Boston Public Library, as part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series.  Registration required online or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713.   Registrants will receive a zoom link for the program. This program is free and open to the public.

FOPG’s 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

In lieu of its traditional Green and White Ball this year, the Friends of the Public Garden will present its 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration via Zoom called “50 Years of Friends: Memories, Moments and Milestones” on Friday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $250 and sponsorships are also available for the event; visit for more information.

Hill House 2021 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon S., has officially opened up Summer Camp registration for 2021 campers.

Now in its 22nd year, Hill House Camps (Kiddie Kamp for 3-5 year olds and Day Camp for 5- to 12-year-olds) feature: weekly Day Camp field trips; Kiddie Kamp onsite adventures; expanded enrichment opportunities; sailing, theatre, sports and film camp options; weekly themes; extended day options for Day Campers; and expanded LIT program for 13- to 15-year-olds.

Visit Hill House’s Summer Camp website ( to learn more about all the fun. For more information on registering, contact Chelsea Evered at 617-227-5838 or [email protected].

Imagine Van Gogh Coming Dec. 21 to SoWa Power Station.

“Imagine Van Gogh,”  more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings, is making its debut in Boston on Dec. 21 at the SoWa Power Station.

The exhibition is a contactless experience spanning over 24,000 square feet, with a limited number of guests allowed in on a timed-entry basis, and it will adhere to all safety guidelines established by the Commonwealth.

 Tickets start at $33.99 (plus service charges and fees) and are on sale now. For more information, visit

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