Neighborhood Roundup

Virtual Meeting Kicks off ‘Programming Study’ for West End Branch Library

A “programming study” for the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library kicks off with a virtual community meeting today, Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., which is the first step in an upcoming capital project for the library.

The study, will be led by the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department, in concert with the Boston Public Library and Ann Beha Architects, is expected to last between 12 and 15 months, and will include a series of meetings to solicit feedback from West End residents, neighbors patrons and community members, as well as to update them on the project as it progresses. A design phase, expect to last between 12 and 16 months, will follow and include additional opportunities for community input. 

Visit to virtually attend the Community Meeting, but if you are not able to attend, you may submit questions or feedback at,  

Alibi’s Halloween Mask-Querade Party Coming Saturday, Oct. 31

Alibi’s Halloween Mask-querade Party, featuring a live DJ, specialty-themed cocktails and a special food menu featuring dishes from Scampo, comes to 215 Charles St. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded for mask superlatives- prettiest mask, scariest mask, most creative mask, etc. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by emailing [email protected]

Virtual Conversation on ‘Voting Right and the Perilous March to Freedom’

The partnership comprising the Friends of the Public Garden, the City of Boston, the Museum of African American History and the National Park Service presents “A Community Conversation: Voting Rights and the Perilous March to Freedom,” which takes place virtually Friday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The discussion will be moderated by Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV’s director of public affairs and host of “CityLine,” and panelists are slated to include Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, executive director of MassVOTE and first vice president of NAACP Boston Branch; Rahsaan D. Hall, director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; and  Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University.

Visit to register.

Hill House Offering Semi-Private Classes for Family Pods

Hill House, Inc., located at 127 Mount Vernon St., recognizes that many families have formed pods to keep groups smaller/reduce exposure.

To acknowledge that, Hill House is now offering semi-private classes and athletics for small cohorts of children. From art to science and Pre-K sports, there are open opportunities for you to come into the Firehouse at flexible times and enjoy the wide array of enrichment programs and athletics with the comfort of knowing who you’re in the class with in an individualized space. These semi-private classes are open to all ages and led by our trained staff. For further information and to sign up, call the Front Desk at 617-227-5838, or visit

Artists Reception, Exhibit at Barry Group Real Estate

The Barry Group Real Estate office at 98 West Cedar St. presents “Memoirs” – an exhibit of paintings by Patrick Anderson and Zoe Arguello  – from November through next January, with an Artists Reception scheduled for Nov. 7, from noon to 4 p.m.

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