Neighborhood Roundup

Webinar explores Chinatown’s ‘Lantern Stories’

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presents “Lighting the Way: Exploring ‘Lantern Stories’ in Boston’s Chinatown” – a webinar featuring a conversation between artist Yu-Wen Wu and Conservancy Director and Curator of Public Art, Lucas Cowan speaking on 30 lanterns suspended over the central plaza of Chin Park that portray Chinatown’s history of immigration, culture and resiliency – on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; register at

Church on the Hill to Present Streaming Concert Dec. 5

The Church on the Hill will present a streaming concert of vocal and keyboard music written by composers from Gilbert and Sullivan to Suzanne Sheppard on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. via Facebook (, and beginning Sunday, Dec. 6, on the church’s website at 

This concert will feature an original story line written by Lisa Sheppard Hadley and conceived by both herself and Suzanne Sheppard, with some original compositions by Sheppard.  The concert will include: “The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring,” “Down By The Sally Gardens,” “Old Mother Hubbard,” “Summertime,” “Sweet Violets” and others.  For more information, call 617-523-4575 or visit

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]

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.

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

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