Neighborhood Roundup

Fall Family Art Tour Coming Oct. 9 to the Nichols House Museum

The Nichols House Museum presents “Pumpkins & Paintings: A Fall Family Art Tour” on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at 55 Mt. Vernon St.

Explore different types of artwork with your eyes and imaginations, then use imagery from the house to inspire your own pumpkin decorating. This program is recommended for ages 6 and up, and will last 45 minutes total.

Admission is $7 to $15; register at

City Councilor Bok’s Office Hours

City Councilor Kenzie Bok will hold in-person office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cobblestones at 30 Charles St. on Beacon Hill, as well as on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Flour Bakery at 209 Cambridge St. in the West End.

Sign up for Councilor Bok’s office hours at

Upcoming Historic New England Programs

Historical New England will present a virtual program on deciphering the epitaphs of old New England gravestones on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m..

The program will feature John G.S. Hanson, author of “Reading the Gravestones of Old New England,” exploring the poetic messages found in the epitaphs etched in New England gravestones and how they reflected the religious context of those times.

Tickets for this event are free, but donations are encouraged. Visit to register, or call 617-994-6678 for more information.

Also, Historic New England will hold an in-person fashion show, “Fashion on the Terrace: Zainab Sumu” on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the terrace of the Otis House at 141 Cambridge St.

This program is free and open to the public, and will also feature Sumu’s creations available for sale. Call 617-994-5959 for more information.

Boston Traffic Advisory for Sunday

The Jimmy Fund Walk happening in the City of Boston this weekend will bring some parking restrictions and street closures. People attending these events are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the Bluebikes website and information on the MBTA may be found online. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around.

Annual Jimmy Fund Walk – Sunday, October 2, 2022

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” signs on the following streets:

• Boylston Street, Both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

• Blagden Street, Both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

• Brookline Avenue, Northwest side (even side), from Deaconess Road heading towards Francis Street including the loading zone and the first four metered spaces

• Clarendon Street, Both sides, from Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue

• Trinity Place, Both sides, from Stuart Street to Saint James Avenue

• Saint James Avenue, Both sides, from Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

• Cleveland Circle, Chestnut Hill Avenue Cassidy Playground Parking Area – all of the metered areas.

Upstairs Downstairs Welcomes Mark Duffield for Book-Signing

Beacon Hill’s Mark Duffield was on hand for a book-signing for his third book, “As I Recall: Wings of Remembrance,” on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Upstairs Downstairs Home.

“As I Recall: Wings of Remembrance” recounts the true events of 2006 when Mark and Jennifer Hill assumed ownership of the longstanding Charles Street shop then called Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, and how Mark wished his late father were there then to lend him counsel during this time. The book features illustrations by former Beacon Hill mail carrier, Nancy O’Hearn, as well as cover art by Mark’s twin sister, Sharon Duffield.

King Tut Tomb Discovery Mural in SoWa Art and Design District

The City of Boston and Beyond King Tut have announced the Immersive Experience that is Boston’s newest public work of art: a large-scale mural titled “Tutankhamun’s Journey into the Afterlife”. The mural is located on the South End’s Leon Electric building, at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Perry Street. The mural honors the legacy of Tutankhamun (King Tut), while marking the centennial anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery. Located at the heart of Boston’s historic SoWa (South of Washington) Art and Design District, this new neighborhood landmark was made possible through partnership with Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience. 

This mural commemorates King Tut, the nine year old “Boy Pharaoh” who ascended to the throne 3,300 years ago. The mural was designed by 17-year-old Bobby Zabin, who was particularly inspired by King Tut’s emergence as a young leader.

The mural can be found a block away from SoWa’s Power Station, where Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience is open through Sunday, October 2.

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