Hyde Jackson Monthly
May 31, 2019


The connection of people to places defines our Hyde Jackson Square Main Street district, grows a sense of place, and makes us resilient. Learn more about this by reading below and attending one of our regular committee meetings by reaching out to us at info@hydejacksonsquare.org.

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Inside Out Sidewalk Fair highlighted our merchants   
On a perfect spring Saturday with flowers along Centre Street showing their beautiful colors, store-front businesses in Jackson Square and Hyde Square presented their stuff to passersby on the sidewalks at our annual, spring Inside Out Sidewalk Fair on May 18. Local musicians and street performers punctuated the Fair with rhythmic sounds and colorful acts. 
Active participation makes the event and we'd like to thank all of our businesses and performers who worked together to make it fun: 
Camilo Market
Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal
Stop & Shop
Freddy's Market
Cricket Wireless
Jamaica Plain Head Start - ABCD
Dr. Computer
Metro PCS
Home Basix
JP's Massage Therapy
Codman Square Market
Gondres Bakery
Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore
Centre Fashion
Hyde Square Task Force
Vecina Beauty Supply
Boost Mobile
Ethiopian Cafe
21 Plus Smoke Shop
Blue Nile Restaurant
Beauty Master
Carlos Rivera
Cesar del Cid
Jenny the Juggler
JP Honk 
Mike Greenstein
Mike Doyle
Nerilys Cruz 

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Announcing this summer's Teatro en el Parque 
We are excited that Escena Latina Teatro will once again be performing their annual production in Mozart Park this summer. On Thursday, July 18; Friday, July 19; and Saturday, July 20 they will be entertaining us with the dark comic play, Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera (It is Forbidden to Commit Suicide in the Spring) by Alejandro Casona.
It will be presented in Spanish with English supertitles projected on a large video screen. Like years past, we'll set up a café featuring food from local restaurants and offerings from local businesses prior to each show as well as musical performances on selective evenings before the shows. 
Come celebrate neighborhood culture and commerce this summer with us.        

ThirdPlaces Our "Third Places"       

Understanding gathering places in the district  
Third places are places where people spend their time and gather that are not at home (first place) or at work (second place). They are important in Main Street communities because they are places where people make connections and expand their social networks, strengthening the community and engaging in it. Urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg is known for exploring this concept in his writings.
In urban neighborhoods, third places foster the sharing of ideas, broaden democracy, expand socialization, and increase foot traffic in business districts. Main Street communities promote third places and interactions through the work that we do: streetscape Design, Economic Vitality, positive Promotion, and Organization building (see Main Street America for more about this work). We promote the interconnectedness of people and places to meet one another and strengthen our community: in convenience stores, hair salons, parks, retail stores, restaurants, and other public places in our Main Street business districts. We use the power of store-front businesses to convene people here and instill the powerful feeling of "place". It is why people are passionate about our neighborhood and why people want to reside here and visit. 
Hyde Jackson Square Main Street exists because we work to create vibrancy in the district by sparking economic vitality. A study of our business district's assets identified many places that people enjoy. Here is a short sample of them:
Mozart Playground
Southwest Corridor Park
Jackson Square Orange Line Station
Other public spaces  
Like our recent Inside Out Sidewalk Sale and upcoming Teatro en el Parque, we hold events along the street where people may gather and entice them to do so. We clean up places in our business district, improve their looks, help maintain them, and work to activate them. Making connections through commerce and community is what we do and we rely on our third places to do this.

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Activities to enjoy in Hyde & Jackson Squares 
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Main Street Activities  
Teatro en el Parque
Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19, Saturday, July 20
Mozart Park, 10 Mozart Street
Escena Latina Teatro to perform "Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera" (It is Forbidden to Commit Suicide in the Spring) by  playwright Alejandro Casona
Other Activities
Bredan Behan Pub's Irish Sessions  
Saturdays, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
378 Centre Street 
Jamaica Plain Historical Society's Tour of Hyde Square  
Saturday, June 1, 11:00 am 
Meet at Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street  
More information can be found on their website.
Mayor's Neighborhood Coffee Hour
Connolly Branch Library June Calendar

  MerchantResourcesMerchant Resources  
Free and low-cost workshops & resources for merchants 
City of Boston
Thriving in Business: for Immigrants 
Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) 
Marketing for Small Business Owners 
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, & 25, 6:30 pm
JPNDC Offices, 31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain 
To register, email smallbusiness@jpndc.org or call 617 522 2424 x261
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Boston
10 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing Campaign
Wednesday, June 5, 9:30 - 12:00 pm
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston  
Quickbooks Hands-On Workshop   
Monday, June 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, SBA Conference Room, Boston
Grow Your Business with Social Media
Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, The Exchange Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston



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