Uphams Corner Main Street & ArtMorpheus are presenting a workshop for local artists and artisans looking to grow their unique, creative business.
With focus on the UpMarket expanding in Uphams Corner in 2014, the workshop is open to anyone looking to improve their marketing skills. *Please bring a sample of what you make or sell*
WHERE – 545 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA 02125 ~ COST – $5 (Refreshments will be served)
Please RSVP to Max at email@example.com
The new date for the Fairmount Working Advisory Group Open House at the Kroc Center is February 26th, from 5 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to learn about the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative’s recommendations for jobs, transit and housing for the area around the train station. Everyone is invited! Light refreshments will be available.
As part of the Fairmount Indigo Corridor Planning Initiative, the Department of Neighborhood Development, in partnership with the Upham’s Corner Working Advisory Group, Upham’s Corner Main Street, and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, are hosting a first community meeting to develop Request For Proposals guidelines for the old Comfort Station. Interested in the site? Have a business you’d like to open there? Please join us, or get in touch!
Date: Wednesday, February 19th
Location: Strand Theatre (545 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA 02125)
Call 617-265-0363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The selection process is underway to get from five finalists to one! The Upham’s Corner Public Art Commission winner will be announced mid-February. The five finalists were heard from at the public forums in January listed below. Stay tuned for more!
The first takes place on Wednesday Jan. 15th, 6 PM at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. Community residents will have the opportunity to learn more about each finalist’s background and be part of this community-led visioning and design process.
- January 15, 2014 6 pm Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury
- January 17, 2014 12 pm Mattapan Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
- January 21, 2014 5:30 pm Design Studio for Social Intervention 1946 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Roxbury
- January 23, 2014 6 pm Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Erick Jean Center for the Arts 157A Washington Street, Dorchester
After hearing from the community, the final artist/artist team selected will be announced in early February.
Partners in this effort: Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), the Boston Foundation, Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Boston Public Art Commission, Cambridge Arts Council, Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), the Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC), Fairmount CDC Collaborative, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Market Business Association, and Upham’s Corner Main Streets (UCMS).
THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, please check back for new date/time/location!
The community is invited to a public open house on January 22, 2014 from 5 PM to 8 PM to learn about the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative’s Upham’s Corner Working Advisory Group recommendations for jobs, transit, and housing for the area around the train station. Light refreshments available – everyone is welcome! Check out the flyers translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole.
For more information, visit fairmountindigoplanning.org.
~ at the BRA contact Jeremy, (617) 918-4431, Jeremy.Rosenberger@boston.gov
José Mateo Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker performances on December 20, 21 and 22, 2013 will close out activities at The Strand for the year – there may be a few tickets still available, see their website. Theatre-goers and the public are also encouraged to shop before and after the show at the special holiday version of the Upham’s Corner Marketplace offering one of a kind and limited edition handmade works by local artists and artisans in the Strand Theatre lobby. It is all happening at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester which will be closed for renovations January through March of 2014. Fiddlehead Theatre returns in April 2014 with Elton John/Tim Rice Aida.
Help kick off the holidays in Boston with Mayor Menino at the Holidays on Main Streets Block Party Tuesday, November 26th, 6-7:30 p.m. in Brigham Circle, Mission Hill! Then (after resting up from Thanksgivukkah) on Small Business Saturday November 30th head to Upham’s Corner to shop local, and help youth from Bird Street Community Center decorate storefronts and the Strand tree. Enjoy refreshments and a singalong by Fiddlehead Theatre performers from A Little Princess playing the Upham’s Corner Street Piano, ending with the Tree Lighting at 5 p.m.
Fiddlehead Theatre’s A Little Princess runs from Nov. 21 – Dec. 8, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s (JMBT) Nutcracker arrives Dec. 20, 21 and 22 – JMBT and Upham’s Corner Main Street are partners on the Upham’s Corner ArtPlace initiative. As an added bonus, check out the holiday UP Market showcasing local artists’ wares in the Strand Theatre lobby.
Before performances at The Strand in November and December plan to eat at an Upham’s Corner establishment – discover local authentic dining on our updated guide.
Beethoven’s Ninth at the Strand Theatre, Upham’s Corner – A FREE Community Concert!
Sunday, November 10th at 2 p.m., join Boston Baroque at the historic Strand Theatre to help celebrate their 40th anniversary with a free community concert featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
This performance represents a major milestone for the organization, since it will be the ensemble’s first performance of this demanding work — and on period instruments. The performance will include a roster of internationally acclaimed soloists: Metropolitan Opera soprano Leah Partridge, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor William Burden, and baritone Kevin Deas, all under the direction of Music Director and founder Martin Pearlman.
Boston Baroque invites the entire community to this free event. Tickets are required for admission. Pick up free tickets at our Upham’s Corner Main Street office, 545 Columbia Road right next to the Strand, any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at The Strand day of the concert. Tickets may also be reserved by calling (617) 987 8600 x113 or emailing email@example.com.
Take a look at our newly updated Dining Guide! Highlighting local dining options in Upham’s Corner, the guide is designed to help both local residents and visitors to the district. This guide makes it easy to find a place to park for free, find a bank, dine locally—choices range from Puerto Rican, Cape Verdean, West Indian, Dominican, Chinese, to American cuisine—and then attend a performance at The Strand Theatre. We hope you’ll enjoy!