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May
28
Tue
Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Judith B. Tankard at NEHGS
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this illustrated lecture, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspiration, characteristics, and development of garden design during the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Britain and the United States, with an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge a truly distinct approach to garden design. Her lecture is the first event in a series of exhibition programming for The Gardens of Rose Standish Nichols, 1890-1935 opening May 16, 2019 at the Nichols House Museum.

Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history, including Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Ellen Shipman and the American Garden and Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a speaker at symposia and conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.

Image: the garden at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire; © National Trust Images Nick Meers

Jun
3
Mon
The Office Trivia at MJ O’Connor’s
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Office Trivia is coming to MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza!

Beers. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. Okay, so scratch the last two. But there WILL be beer, and if you got the reference, your trivia team needs you!

Trivia begins at 6:30pm, but MJ’s recommends your team arrives early to secure a spot. Registration is first come, first served and closes after the first 35 teams have signed up (team cannot exceed 6 people).

Don’t want to come? Fine. We’re sorry we annoyed you with our friendship.

Please note: an RSVP on Eventbrite does NOT guarantee a table or team. Teams cannot exceed 6 people. Trivia is 21+ with valid ID. 

Jun
5
Wed
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free, one-hour concerts in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces.

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Back Bay  Association member Brookline Bank.

The schedule of performers is as follows:

 

Farm to Post Summer Seafood Kick Off
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Post 390 for their “Farm to Post” Summer Seafood Kick Off Dinner.

Enjoy oysters, lobsters and more from our friends at Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury Bay and Snappy Lobster of Scituate. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm with their live action oyster bar. Then, continue to dinner for their take on the classic New England clambake!

Tickets are $55.00 and include a welcome reception, clambake and beverage pairings. Tax and gratuity are included. Limited tickets available.

About Farm to Post: 
Our Farm to Post menu, offered nightly and changing seasonally, celebrates New England’s food system innovators with next level farm-to-table dishes showcasing the region’s finest and freshest ingredients and the inspiring people behind them.

Menu
Island Creek Oyster Display
raw duxbury oysters dressed with wild allium blooms, pink peppercorn & champagne

Fried Whole-Belly Clams
sorrel, charred lemon aioli, braised rhubarb

Maine-Caught Ocean Perch Crudo
pickled green strawberries, carrot mousse, charcoal sea salt, honey-wheat cracker

First Course
Wild Ramp & New Potato Chowder
crispy-fried skate wing, seared scallops, grilled maple-bacon, pea tendrils

Entrée
New England Clambake
seaweed-steamed whole lobsters, clams, mussels, jonah crabs & whelks, grilled chorizo-stuffed squid, lemon-garlic scup, & smoked portuguese sausages

Wilted Stinging Nettles, Fresh Cheese
Charred Green-Garlic Marinated Asparagus
Drawn Sea Urchin Butter

Dessert
Strawberry Olive Oil Shortbread
local strawberries, olive oil spine cake, sweet cream ice cream

Jun
6
Thu
Hot Air Balloons and the Sonic Boom at the French Cultural Center
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about France’s contributions to aerospace.

It has been 50 years since the supersonic Concorde took flight, and France’s significance in the aerospace industry continues today. In fact, last year the French aerospace industry was ranked second in the world.

For the culmination of our French Innovation series, we invite you to learn more about this top-ranking industry. Specifically, we will focus on French on aeronautic advancements, from hot air balloons and a plane shaped like a bat to current efforts to reduce aircraft emissions.

Aaron Lewis of Ariane­space, the world’s leading commercial satellite launch provider, will tell us what it takes to reach for the stars. Vik Kachoria of Spike Aerospace will uncover the secrets of the next generation of supersonic commercial jets.

Event in English. A reception with refreshments will follow the discussion.

Guests are welcome to explore our eye-opening French Innovation exhibition in our gallery, featuring sketches, models, and more related to this series’ programs.

About the Panelists
Aaron Lewis


Aaron Lewis
 is Vice President Corporate Communications & Government Relations at Arianespace, a leading satellite launch company. Aaron is also Associate Director of Future Space Leaders, a foundation aiming to advance learning and professional enrichment of young space professionals and future leaders pursuing careers in the fields of space and satellites.

Prior to joining Arianespace, Inc., Aaron was a press secretary and legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher – who is Chairman of the Space and Aeronautics subcommittee. Aaron graduated from St. John’s College Annapolis, Maryland where he studied the History of Math and Science, and Philosophy.


vik


Vik Kachoria
, CEO of Spike Aerospace, Inc., is a seasoned aerospace executive with 30 years of industry experience. Vik’s career has included management of, and consulting for, high-growth ventures including supersonic jets, VLJs, air taxis, charter flights, sub-orbital rockets, and solar-powered satellites.

Jun
7
Fri
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library
Jun 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Free, one-hour concerts in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces.

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Back Bay  Association member Brookline Bank.

The schedule of performers is as follows:

 

Jun
12
Wed
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free, one-hour concerts in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces.

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Back Bay  Association member Brookline Bank.

The schedule of performers is as follows:

 

Ellie Fund’s 5 for Ellie Fashion Show
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Boston’s News Leader WCVB Channel 5 and the Ellie Fund at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for an evening of fun, fashion and fundraising!

Presented by The Slater Foundation, the event includes a cocktail reception featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Arias Wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a premium silent auction with mobile bidding. An exciting speaking program with Emcees Maria Stephanos and Emily Riemer of WCVB Channel 5 follows with special appearance by Red Sox legend David Ortiz and a live auction hosted by Sue Brady Hartigan of iHeart Radio. The evening culminates with a fashion show featuring the latest trends curated by Bloomingdale’s and modeled by the newswomen of WCVB, Ellie Fund patients and members of the Newton Firefighters Association. Individual tickets and sponsorship packages are now available. For more information please visit: www.501auctions.com/5forellie.

Proceeds benefit the Ellie Fund’s mission to provide essential support services to breast cancer patients. By easing the stresses of everyday life, the focus can be on family, recovery and healing.

Jun
14
Fri
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Free, one-hour concerts in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces.

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Back Bay  Association member Brookline Bank.

The schedule of performers is as follows:

 

Jun
19
Wed
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free, one-hour concerts in one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces.

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Back Bay  Association member Brookline Bank.

The schedule of performers is as follows:

 


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