Office of Governmental & Community Affairs
Allston Brighton Health Collaborative: Improving Allston Brighton Transportation
Thursday, April 28th
Location: Presentation School Foundation, 640 Washington Street, Brighton: New Balance Room
Students from Boston College's "Public Health Practice in Community" course will present their findings on Allston-Brighton transportation challenges and opportunities. Bring your questions and ideas to improve neighborhood transporatation options! Refreshments will be provided.
Boston College Arts Festival:
Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30
With over 16,000 visitors from Boston College and the surrounding community coming in to celebrate every year, the Arts Festival never fails to be one of the most vibrant and exciting events at Boston College. Students have the added bonus of relieving end-of-semester stress, while members of the surrounding communities are given the opportunity to delight in all forms of art, from the laugh-out-loud humor offered by comedy groups, to the transcendent beauty of the many dance ensembles, to the boldness of the studio art students' work.
Please click here for a PDF of the 2016 Arts Festival Brochure which includes a full schedule of events and detailed descriptions of features and shows.
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
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