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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Street Recap
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:
Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal
Stop & Shop
Jamaica Plain Head Start - ABCD
JP's Massage Therapy
Codman Square Market
Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore
Hyde Square Task Force
Vecina Beauty Supply
21 Plus Smoke Shop
Blue Nile Restaurant
Cesar del Cid
Jenny the Juggler
Main Street Activities
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.
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:
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.
Activities to enjoy in Hyde & Jackson Squares
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
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
Mayor's Neighborhood Coffee Hour
Connolly Branch Library June Calendar
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
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Boston
Grow Your Business with Social Media
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
Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, The Exchange Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston