Office of Governmental & Community Affairs
Next Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Location: Thomas More Apartments, 2150 Commonwealth Avenue
Agenda: Discussion of Athletic Field House & Updates on Shea Field Dormitories and NIF Grants
McMullen Museum at Boston College:
The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish
February 6 - June 5, 2016
During a year of commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising, this exhibition offers the first comprehensive examination of the Irish Art and Crafts movement. Like the more familiar Irish Literary Revival, Arts and Crafts practice accompanied and shaped the visual imagination of the country’s transformation from colony to independent nation. As its centerpiece, the exhibition introduces dazzling early medieval-influenced metalwork and embroidered textiles from the Honan Chapel, Cork. The collection of this ideologically charged masterpiece of Arts and Crafts achievement, consecrated in 1916, has never before traveled beyond Cork.
For more information, please click here.
Newton Festival of the Arts: Spring 2016
Saturday, April 9th-Saturday, June 11th
Net proceeds from the city run Festival events will go to the 4 Newton food pantries and the smaller not for profit arts and cultural organizations in the city so that they may continue to thrive, cultivate and support. Please click here for more information.
Boston College Commencement
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 - Alumni Stadium
Speaker: Ernest J. Moiniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, BC '66
Boston College Law School Commencement
Friday, May 27th, 2016 - Conte Forum
Speaker: Jeanne Shaheen, Senior U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, and former governor of New Hampshire
42nd Honorable Theodore D. Mann Community Prayer Breakfast
Mayor Warren with High School Community Service Award Recipients
Keynote Speaker John Harthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge
The Family Singers from Newton North High School & Musical Director Adam Grossman
The Lovetones Finale
Neighborhood Improvement Fund Ceremony 2016
Boston College Awards Close to $450,000 in Neighborhood Improvement Grant funding to six Allston-Brighton Organizations: Friends of McKinney Park & Boston Parks and Recreation Department , Boston Bikes & Boston Transportation Department, Boston Police-District-14, Allston-Brighton Veterans & Brighton Marine Health Center, Friends of Chestnut Hill Reservation & Department of Conservation and Recreation and Brighton Main Streets. Father Leahy and Mayor Martin Walsh presented the checks on January 15th at a ceremony in Gasson Hall and were joined by City Councilor Mark Ciommo , State Representative Kevin Honan, and Boston College Task Force Co-Chairs Jean Woods and Anabela Gomes.
Friends of McKinney Park & Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Boston Transportation Department and Boston Bikes
Allston-Brighton Veterans & Brighton Marine Health Center
Friends of Chestnut Hill Reservation & Department of Conservation and Recreation
Brighton Main Streets