Saturday, November 3, 2012
Girl Scouts, little fireman and more celebrate the season on Beacon Hill.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
The following was sent in by Cindy Sullivan of the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area: The gorgeous fall weather helped to make the 4th Annual Phillips Street Play Area Harvest Fest a huge success – the best yet! Families enjoyed many activities including face painting, crafts, pumpkin decorating, games, yummy food, coffee donated by Starbucks, gourds donated by Whole Foods, and songs from local musician Nick Burka. The play structure was full of children all dressed up in their Halloween best! Attendees also had a chance to vote on the “Kid’s View” Art Contest from drawings submitted at Beacon Hill Block party. Five year old Bella, eight year old Sara Rhouate and eleven year old Tatum Oakley won J.P. Licks gift certificates. The …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The next "Picnic in the Park" event is Tuesday.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The following was sent in by Beacon Hill resident Cindy Sullivan of the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area: The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area hosted the first event in the “Picnic in the Park” series on Tuesday June 26th. The weather held off making it a fun and enjoyable evening for all. Elisabeth Accardi from “Upon a Star” led neighborhood children in creating unique and whimsical kites. The book and bake sales helped the friends raise needed funds to support the free summer programs. Those who bought a book received a bookmark with discount to Blackstone’s on Charles Street. Books not purchased were donated to a local hospital. The next event community event will take place on Tuesday, July 10th, from 5:30pm – 7:…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Picnics, clowns, music, ice cream and more this summer on Philips Street.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Below is an edited press release by Cindy Sullivan of the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area: The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area is pleased to announce Free Summer Programs and Community Events taking place at the Phillips Street Play Area, in Beacon Hill. This year the Friends group will host a “Picnic in the Park Series” to be held on the following Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your picnic basket or order a “Phillips Street Picnic Box Dinners” at Panificio by 3 p.m. the day of the event by calling 617.227.4340. You can also order online. There will be free ice cream at each event and special entertainment including musicians and other local entertainers. For more information, or to join the Friends of the …
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you'd like to get involved with the Play Area, mark March 15th at 7 p.m. on your calendar.
Article and info provided by Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area: Spring is almost here, and the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area (PSPA) would like to invite all neighbors and friends to the first planning meeting of 2012. The meeting will take place at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. (across from the playground) on Thursday, March 15th from 7 to 8 p.m. In 2011, the Friends of the PSPA hosted many events including a spring book and bake sale, a multi-week “Picnic in the Park” series and a wonderful fall Harvest Festival. The popular picnics featured entertainment by a jazz trio, an ice cream social, a musical performance by JeffJams, the MAD SCIENCE workshop and family favorite Tilly the Clown. From fundraising events and …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Latest phase of Boston Common renovation complete in November; Phillips Street Harvest Festival Saturday; Councilor at-large forum on Beacon Hill; Deluca's owners still say the market could open in a few months; and a sunny, windy day.
1. The Friends of the Public Garden are saying that they hope the lastest phase of the Boston Common renovation project will be complete by early November. Check Beacon Hill Patch later today for the story. 2. The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area will host their third annual Harvest Festival from noon to 3:00 p.m. Join them for games, face painting, music, pumpkin decorating and a bake sale. "Children who come in costume will receive prizes. Stop by to vote for the “Kids View” art contest drawings submitted at the Beacon Hill Block Party. Trophies and BoYo gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. A free Hill House program registration will be given to the grand prize winner," Cindy Sullivan of the Friends said. 3. The …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Philips Street Play Area Harvest Festival; safety tips from the police; rude riders on the T; the Boston Book Festival is this weekend; and more rain.
1. The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area will host their third annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Join them for games, face painting, music, pumpkin decorating and a bake sale. "Children who come in costume will receive prizes. Stop by to vote for the “Kids View” art contest drawings submitted at the Beacon Hill Block Party. Trophies and BoYo gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. A free Hill House program registration will be given to the grand prize winner," Cindy Sullivan of the Friends said. 2. The semi-annual meet-and-greet with police officers, in which they give tips on how to stay safe, is coming to Beacon Hill Thursday, Oct. 27. The free seminar is open to the public and begins …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Back-to-school swap at Phillips Street Play Area; naughty words; city election registration; beer summit at Park Plaza; and another clear day.
1. The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area are hosting a back-to-school swap at the playground on Saturday, Sept. 10. Drop off items at 5 p.m. and swap from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you bring an item, you get one free. Otherwise, everything is $3. Suggested swap items include sports equipment, shoes, boots, coats, bags, backpacks, lunch boxes, hats, mittens, scarves, school supplies, books, arts and crafts, musical instruments and more. In case of rain, the swap will be held next door at Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. Volunteers to host the event are needed and those interested should call Marcy Axelrad at 617-448-7490 2. WTH? The Boston Center for Adult Education will hold a class on how to use four-letter words. "Naughty English: Bad Words…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Civic association offices closed; DCR reopens beaches; Brew Fest Friday; city hiring a budget director; and a hot day ahead.
1. The offices of the Beacon Hill Civic Association are closed for renovation this week. Those who need to contact the association can email them at email@example.com. 2. The Department of Conservation and Recreation reopened 80 day parks, beaches and other day-use areas as well as 16 campgrounds following Tropical Storm Irene. But 45 DCR areas will remain closed until further notice because of inaccessibility, downed trees, power losses; staff is working to reopen these sites. Visitors and campers should consult the DCR’s website for status updates. 3. Are you a beer lover? Then you might want to stop by the Mass Brewers Guild's second annual Mass Brewers Fest Friday at the World Trade Center on the Boston Waterfront. More than 80 …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Bruins win; Boston tap water; picnic at Phillips Street Play Area tonight; Flag Day today; and a chance of rain.
1. The Bruins are headed to Vancouver to take on the Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins took an early lead in Game 6, at the TD Garden Monday night, and held the advantage the entire game, winning 5-2. Now, both Vancouver and Boston have won three of seven games – and the title depends on who wins Wednesday night's game in Canada. Go Bruins! 2. Boston's tap water is "excellent" according to results from annual water quality testing conducted by the Massachusetts Water Resources Association in 2010. According to the MWRA, its water supply met every federal and state drinking water standard for 2010 and has been below the Lead Action Level for the past seven years. “MWRA has made major improvements to the water system …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The first ever Harvest Festival for kids and families was held Sunday at Phillips Street Park.
The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area hosted its first Harvest Festival Sunday featuring kids, candy, apples, cider and lots of Halloween costumes. Musicians Sara Honeywell and Dylan Foley of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band performed on trombone, guitar and vocals.