Summer is here and the Hyde & Jackson Squares neighborhood has plenty of fun opportunities for you. From music, to theater, to Zumba, to educational walks, to delicious meals and funky clothes, our partners and neighborhood businesses have plenty here for you to do and enjoy.
Be sure to look at the calendar for a great list of activities to plan your summer in Hyde & Jackson Squares.
Main Street Activities
Teatro en el Parque Returns in July with Botánica
We are so excited to organize the 5th year of Teatro en el Parque this summer on sure-to-be warm evenings on Thursday, July 27; Friday, July 28; and Saturday, July 28
Once again Escena Latina Teatro will be presenting their latest interpretation of the Spanish-worlds most interesting and fun plays and those that relate to our neighborhood where Spanish-speakers from other countries first came in large numbers in Boston. Botánica, authored by Dolores Prida, is the story of an herb shop in a Latino neighborhood in Boston where the venerable Doña Geno, a spiritual leader in the community, concocts love potions, divines the future and dispenses spiritual cures. Neighbors find comfort, remedies, and/or advice in the shop to solve life's most pressing and daily problems. Millie, Doña Geno's granddaughter who has just obtained a degree at a university in New Hampshire, has plans other than helping to run the botánica, which leads to a generational and cultural confrontation between Millie and Doña Geno.
As always, the show is free. We'll have food and music before each show so plan to enjoy your dinner and a show with us. The most up-to-date listing of music and food can be found on our website. In case of rain or inclement weather, the play will be held at the J.F. Kennedy Elementary School around the corner from Mozart Park at 7 Bolster Street.
Please RSVP your seats with us at email@example.com to let us know that you will coming.
Main Street Recap
A Fun Spring Day at Our Inside Out SidewalkSale
The weather was beautiful on May 20, music was pleasant, and the neighborhood offerings were great. Our annual spring Inside Out Sidewalk Sale was definitely a hit this year. Thank you to our performers and to the following business for their valuable participation:
Angela's Hair Salon
Bank of America
Blue Nile Restaurant
Centre Street Dental Care
Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore
Codman Square Market
Del Valle's Children's Gift Shop
Joseph Computer Tech Center Multi Service
La Gran Via
Mr. V Auto
Multi Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston
Revolution Bicycle Repair
Stop & Shop
The Law Office of Mark W. Miller
The Old Havana Restaurant
Twenty One Plus Smoke Shop
Each year this community event grows so mark your calendars for the May 2018
Sidewalk Sale because this will be even bigger!
FREE & LOW-COST WORKSHOPS FOR MERCHANTS
City of Boston's Office of Economic Development (OED)
Small Business Center Workshops
The Small Business Center in Mattapan offers many free workshops. For more information on these workshops or for a current list, click
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Boston
Employee Lifecycle: Interviewing, Hiring, and What Comes Next
Learn which employee lifecycle practices could put your business at risk:
This workshop is sponsored by SCORE Boston and presented by Paychex. For more information and to register go here.
Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Building,
10 Causeway Street, Conf. Rm B, Boston
Webinar: Build a Relationship - A Guide to Effective Customer Communication Through Video, Tex, and Email
Your customers are the most important part of your business, and effective communication is a key component to connecting and building relationships with them. Michael Skigen will cover how to effectively use video, email, and text to strengthen and grow your customer relationships, and better your business by doing so. This Webinar is in partmership with Dex Media.
For more information and to register go here.
Thursday, June 29, 1:00 pm
Developing a Compelling Business Plan
Has everyone told you that you need a business plan, but it seems like a daunting task and you're not completely sure how to get it done? In this 2-hour workshop, we will demystify the business plan process. Come with your questions and leave with a plan for your plan! For more information and to register click
Google My Business
Tuesday, July 11 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library,
700 Boylston St., Commonwealth Salon, Boston
Google My Business is a free tool businesses use to manage info across Google Search and Maps. By keeping info accurate and up-to-date, businesses can find and connect with potential customers. This workshop will help you set up a Google My Business Listing, get the listing verified, and will show you how to keep your listing up to date.
Bring your laptop and business information to this hands-on session to get your business on the map! This workshop is sponsored by SCORE Boston and the Harvard iLab, and will be presented by Bill Smith. For more information and to register go here.
Wednesday, July 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Harvard iLab, 125 Western Ave, Allston
SCORE Online Workshops
The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) has many online workshops and services.
for a list of online workshops.
For additional small business resources in the Hyde Jackson Square Main Street district, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Main Street Activities
Other Neighborhood Activities
amaica Plain Porchfest
Many Porches in Hyde/Jackson
Sat, July 8
Hyde Square Task Force's
Tue, July 11: Eric Germán Band
Wed, July 12 & 19: Zumba
Thu, July 20: Afrobrazil
Boston Parks & Recreation's
Fri, July 14, July 21, July 28
Jamaica Plain Historical Society's
Sat, July 15: Stony Brook Tour
Sat, July 22: Hyde Square Tour
Boston Police Department
Mon, July 31: National Night Out
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