Category Archive: Events

Brookline’s Goddard House Presents Program On Chocolate Making

Nur Kilic

Nur Kilic

Brookline’s chocolate-maker, Nur Kilic of Serenade Chocolatier, displays plated chocolate samples for a chocolate tasting.

This assortment of chocolates accompanied her recent presentation, “The Art and History of Chocolate Making in Brookline,” featured at the Goddard House dinner lecture series, in this assisted living community in Brookline.

For more information on Nur and Serenade Chocolatier, go here.


Event Calendar: June 12-18

Thursday, June 12

Featuring geeks with a beat, blocks of food trucks and interactive street art exhibits, one of Boston’s most creative festivals, Tech Jam (BTJ), is taking over City Hall Plaza. Start-ups, entrepreneurs and student teams are invited to pitch at BTJ in the “Pitch Heard ‘Round the World” program, the only part of Tech Jam that requires tickets. Participants include BitCoin Nation, Moodsnap, which delivers mood-based playlists inspired by images, and Sharalike, a photo storage and video-collage creating app. Live music will fill the plaza, and each band performing includes at least one musician who works in the tech industry. City Hall Plaza; 12:00 p.m.; free.

Friday, June 13

The South Shore Art Festival goes one step further than regular area art shows:  inviting attendees to not only a festival on the town, but a jazz reception and dinners in private homes in the company of artists. The small town New England festival is celebrating its 59th year showcasing and selling the wares of locals, including clothing, wall decorations, plates and bowls, jewelry and handmade soaps. 41 Highland Avenue, Cohasset; 1 – 7:00 p.m.; free.

Saturday, June 14

Live Nation is hosting its first ever food truck and music event with the Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival in Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. More than 15 of the area’s most popular food trucks will serve up an eclectic variety of flavors,including dishes from vendors like Captain Marden’s Cod Squad, Frozen Hoagies, The Whoo(pie) Wagon and M&M Ribs. Harpoon Brewery is also sponsoring, promising cold beers and the distinct feel of the New England summer. 290 Northern Avenue; noon; $15.

Sunday, June 15

Sixty-two teams will go head to head in the 35th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday. Besides the highly competitive race, the performances and arts and crafts demonstrations, will showcase Chinese heritage at North America’s longest running dragon boat festival. Time trials for the races start Saturday, but the competition will really heat up with the finals on Sunday morning. Viewers will be treated to a number of delicious foods as vendors India Castle, Aloha Jack’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mini Melts Ice Cream Sushi Sushi and others line the Charles River. MIT Pierce Boathouse; 409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge; 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; free.

Monday, June 16

Boston, quickly becoming a hub of technological innovation, will host its biggest hackathon:  an event to bring teams of developers together for a world-class competition. Participants will spend 48 straight hours attending sessions, workshops and seminars designed to fuel innovation among some of Boston’s brightest minds, MassHack launched a crowd-funding campaign in march with a $50,000 goal, hoping to earn the title of “Boston’s Largest crowdfunded hackathon.” Teams have already been assembled, but spectators are welcome. 200 Stuart Street; noon; free.

Tuesday, June 17

The Boston Wine School is taking one of the world’s most prestigious beverages and bringing the snobbery down a notch with the Burgers and Bordeaux event. Attendees will get a chance to sample an array of fancy French cabernets and merlots, but on a more accessible level, pairing the drinks with cheese, olives and sliders. The school prides itself on being a “snob-free zone,” making classes interesting and interactive for everyone and allowing for a sampling of six to eight wines per event. 1354 Commonwealth Avenue; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $50.

Wednesday, June 18

Tap into your inner child, but without all of the snotty noses and crying kids. The Boston Children’s Museum is hosting a grown up night and throwing open their doors to those who are only young at heart. Adult participants are invited to blow a giant bubble, crawl all over the three-story free climb, build old school forts and more, all while enjoying beer, wine and other tasty, adult-friendly treats. The 80’s theme asks all attendees to pull out their neon legwarmers and side ponytails and make tribute to the most colorful generation. 308 Congress Street; 6:00 p.m.; $25; 21+


Long Meddowe Days Celebrates 35 Years

The Town Green will once again be the location for the 35th Annual Long Meddow Days to be held on May 17 and 18.

For the past 34 years this event has enabled the town to celebrate its sense of community while also remembering its rich tradition and history.

The first Long Meddowe Days celebration took place in May 1980 in preparation for the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Longmeadow in 1783. What began 34 years ago has now become an annual town event attended by people of all ages.

The Longmeadow Historical Society, which is sponsoring the event, said it wishes to thank everyone who has volunteered their time and energy over the past 34 years. A dedicated group of volunteers continues this tradition.

Long Meddowe Days is the primary fundraiser for the Longmeadow Historical Society. The proceeds are used to fund educational programs and research as well as maintenance of the Storrs House, a town landmark.

The event will include food, music, continuous entertainment and a parade along with artists and crafters from all of New England. There is no admission charge.

Here are some of the highlights of Long Meddow Days:

►Stop in and visit the Storrs House and view treasured artifacts that were used by town minister, Rev. Richard Salter Storrs, and his family. His home on Longmeadow Street is now a house museum and the home of the Longmeadow Historical Society.

►Major events in the town’s history, from the settling on the hill beginning in 1703 to the rise of the modern suburb around 1900 will be featured on the Town Green. Guests are invited to visit a series of “stations,” featuring pictorial and written displays of various events during the evolution of Longmeadow from a small farming village to a suburb.

►There will be scheduled tours of the “Olde Burying Yard” with a local expert. Longmeadow Cemetery has many gravestones that tell their own story about residents that lived in Longmeadow hundreds of years ago. Some of the gravestones are 250- 300 years old.

► Meet Civil War re-enactors courtesy of event sponsors, Glenmeadowand F.L. Roberts. These re-enactors are members of the 9th Massachusetts Battery and are in full battle dress. Their authentic Civil War encampment makes its home on the Longmeadow Town Green throughout the weekend. This unit brings their 10-pound Parrott cannon. It is fired every hour during the festival while re-enactors play the roles of several members of the Civil War Battery that fought at Gettysburg. The soldiers will also make special presentations about Longmeadow’s own Civil War hero, Lt. Howard Burnham, and the role the town played in that conflict. The 9th Battery also educates visitors about women’s experiences during the Civil War.

► Visit the Historical Society’s tent located on the Town Green. There will be a wealth of information pertaining to learning more about Longmeadow’s rich history.

►A 5K Road Race/ Walk will be held on Saturday morning. This year marks the 21st Annual Tim Paige Memorial Race. This Race/ Walk will be held rain or shine starting at the Storrs Library on Longmeadow Street! Walkers begin at 7:30 a.m. and runners at 8 a.m. The first 100 entries will receive a commemorative T-Shirt.

►The annual Parade sponsored by Hampden Bank will begin on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. with a lively group of participants and will travel south on Longmeadow Street from Bay Path College to the Town Green.

►For art and craft lovers there will be a varied and interesting selection of vendors this year. The Historical Society is continuing its efforts to bring high-quality art and handmade crafts to the event by attracting vendors from across New England and beyond.

►The “Kid’s Craft,” area features young crafters. In addition, there will be community booths including the  Longmeadow Fire Department and the Longmeadow Adult Center as well as a large number of non-profit organizations.

►On Saturday evening, after the day’s activities conclude, families are invited to the Town Green to gather, enjoy music and celebrate Longmeadow’s history. Join your friends and neighbors for supper, a sing-a-long as the sun goes down, and an old-fashion campfire with hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Falcetti Music. Parents are asked to accompany children to the campfire.

► On Sunday, starting at noon, there will be a Memorial Service on the Town Green to honor and to commemorate Longmeadow residents who gave their lives for our country.

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A Spectacular Production Of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Come hear a spectacular production of Antonio Vivaldi’sGloria performed by Brookline High School Camerata and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Michael Driscoll. Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria has enjoyed universal appeal since it was discovered in the 1920s amongst some of the composer’s lost manuscripts, nearly two centuries after his death. The performance features a student orchestra along with professional baroque trumpeter, Bruce Hall. Solos will be sung by members of the choir.

Tickets are $5 (elementary students attend for free) and are available at the door.

For more information, please e-mail Mike Driscoll.


Chef Tim Maslow Named Culinary Cook-Off Champion

Tim Maslow

Tim Maslow

The New England Food Show hosted its first-annual culinary cook-off competition yesterday on the center stage of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. This three-day event is currently taking place (March 16-18, 2014) and is filled with 350+ exhibits, education sessions, culinary demos, networking and innovation for new ideas. The New England Food Show is in partnership with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

With 45 minutes on the clock, three distinguished, Greater Boston chefs took center stage of the New England Food Show yesterday to battle for the winning title of the competition. The participating chefs included Tim Maslow of Ribelle (Brookline, MA), Steve “Nookie” Postal of Commonwealth (Cambridge, MA) and Brendan Pelley of Zebra’s Bistro (Medfield, MA). Within the time frame, each chef needed to prepare three different dishes to “wow” the judging panel. For each dish, the competing chefs were given the same main ingredients that needed to be included in their dishes (scallops, beef and clams). In addition, each chef garnished his dishes with his own unique flavor with a variety of other ingredients.

Although the competition gathered many attendees to center stage, the three chefs stayed calm and collected throughout the entire competition. Jenny Johnson, of Dining Playbook, was the emcee for the event and gave the audience a play-by-play of what was going on up on the cook-off counter. Once the time buzzer went off, the three chefs presented their three dishes to the panel of judges. It was a tough decision to be made, but the victor of the first-annual New England Food Show culinary cook-off was Tim Maslow of Ribelle (Brookline, MA).

The New England Food Show would like to thank the three very-talented chefs who participated in this year’s event. The culinary cook-off sponsors included Costa Fruit & Produce Company, Paul W. Marks Co. Inc, TriMark and Steelite International. Tim Maslow not only took away the $500 cash prize, presented by Joe Piantedosi of Piantedosi Baking Company Inc, but also the title of winner of the first-annual New England Food Show culinary cook-off. Tim Maslow’s Ribelle was given a four-star rating by the Boston Globe and is located in Brookline, MA.

The New England Food Show will be wrapping up today, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Before the show floor closes at 3:00 p.m., the day will feature many show attractions such as exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, new products and exhibitor show specials.


2014 Brookline Bird Club Annual Meeting

Dr. Neil Hayward

Dr. Neil Hayward

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Social hour and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Geological Lecture Hall, Harvard University
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Guest speaker, Dr. Neil Hayward, will present:

“The Accidental Big Year”

In 2013, Dr. Neil Hayward was diagnosed with a Big Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel, taking him to the remote and mystical corners of this continent: Barrow, the Dry Tortugas, Newfoundland, and Adak. And a place they call New Jersey. By year’s end, he’d netted 750 bird species and set what may be a new ABA record. In this talk, Neil will take a Big Year and apply cutting-edge high pressure technology and condense it into a Big Hour. Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more!

*Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious.

Dr. Neil Hayward grew up near Oxford, England and has been hooked on birding since the age of 7. After earning a PhD in genetics from Cambridge University, he moved permanently to the US in 2005 to head up the US operations of the biotechnology company Abcam. He left in 2011 to pursue a consulting career as owner of Cambridge Blue Consulting. Neil is currently on the BBC Board of Directors and will also serve as the newly appointed field trip coordinator.

Social hour and light refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. Meeting and lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Members and guests are cordially invited. Admission is free. Parking is free at the 52 Oxford Street garage (opposite Everett Street). Tell the guard you are attending the BBC meeting.

Birder’s Exchange Program Donations: please bring your used binoculars and other birding equipment. For more information, go to Birder’s Exchange.


Longwood Dental Group Presents DFTH Event, Providing Free Dental Care

Dr. Berdj Kiladjian will host the free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) by providing free dental services to the first 60 people, hoping to serve 100.

The team of dental professionals at Longwood Dental Group will provide the first 60 adult patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. 10 operatories staffed with general dentists, specialists, hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals donating their time and resources will provide free dental care to as many patients in need as possible.

This DFTH event will donate thousands of dollars in free dental care to provide much needed relief for people in the community.

The media is invited to join the teams of volunteers, patients, and of course, Dr. Berdj Kiladjian on Saturday, April 5th to spread free smiles through Dentistry From The Heart.

Longwood Dental Group is located at 1842 Beacon Street, Brookline , MA 02445. Patients are asked to arrive early as the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Event registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and patients will be seen through 4:00 p.m. that day. Patients are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, to bring water, snacks, etc. as they may be outside waiting to be seen.

For more information visit, call Michelle Sotil at the foundation office at 7278492002 or e-mail

The smiles are on us!


About DFTH:

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart began with Dr. Vincent Monticciolo who wanted to give back to the community by providing aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 300 annual events worldwide and has provided more than 80,000 people with an estimated $9 million in free dental care services.

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need.

For more information, please visit:


Free Admission: Richard Strauss – Des Racines Et Des Ailes

Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano

Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano

Presented by musix:LX

We are pleased to invite you to The Parlor at the United Parish in Brookline, MA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy “Richard Strauss – des racines et des ailes”, performed by Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano. Their repertoire includes:

Robert Schumann:
“Sehnsucht” op. 51/1; “So lasst mich scheinen” op. 98a/9

Richard Strauss:
“Zueignung” op. 10/1; “Nichts” op. 10/2

Johannes Brahms:
“Die Mainacht” op. 43/2; “Junge Lieder I” op. 63/5

Richard Strauss:
“Die Nacht” op. 10/3; “Allerseelen” op. 10/8

Hugo Wolf:
“Anakreons Grab”; “Die Bekehrte”

Richard Strauss:
“Die Georgine” op. 10/8; “Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten” op. 19/4

Alexander Zemlinsky:
“Sonntag” op. 7/5; “Meeraugen” op. 7/3

Richard Strauss:
“Cäcilie” op. 27/2; “Ruhe, meine Seele” op. 27/1

Alban Berg:
“Die Nachtigall” (Sieben frühe Lieder N° 3); “Sommertage” (Sieben
frühe Lieder N° 7)

Richard Strauss:
“Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden” op. 68/2; “An die Nacht” op. 68/1

Claudia Galli and Grégory Moulin met in 2007 at the Paris National Opera, where they worked together for two years. Since that time, they have enjoyed a close artistic relationship and performed numerous recitals throughout Europe. The recital program for their Carnegie Hall debut and their 2014 Tour in the United States is centered around the works of composer Richard Strauss.


United Parish in Brookline
210 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 (Marion Street West Entrance)

Tel.: 617 277-6860
For additional information, please go to

About the artist

Claudia Galli

Soprano Claudia Galli was born in Luxembourg to an Italian father and a Portuguese mother. She started her vocal studies at the Conservatory in Esch-sur- Alzette (Luxembourg) with Mariette Kemmer. In 2007, she won a vocal scholarship of the Yamaha Foundation and in 2009 the Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux of the Opéra national de Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she was a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris, singing, among other roles, the Princess in Ravelʼs LʼEnfant et les sortileges, Carolina in Cimarosaʼs Il matrimonio segreto and Despina
in Mozartʼs Così fan tutte.

At the Opéra national de Paris, she was heard between 2008 and 2011 in Straussʼ Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Gustav Kuhn and Verdiʼs Rigoletto conducted by Daniel Oren; in addition she was a cover for Bruno Mantovaniʼs Akhmatova under Pascal Rophé.

In January 2011, Claudia Galli took on the role of Micaëla in Bizetʼs Carmen, performed under Claude Schnitzlerʼs direction at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz as well as the Opéra national de Lorraine.

During the 2012 season she is performing Clorinda in Rossiniʼs La Cenerentola and Sylviane in Lehárʼs Die lustige Witwe, both at the Opéra national de Paris.

The 2013 season brings her to the Aix en Provence Festival where she sings « The Princess » in « LʼEnfant et les Sortilèges », marking the first performance of a big tour through France and Belgium. In May 2013 she was heared at The Herblayʼs Theater where she performed Fatime in « Abu Hassan » by C. M. von Weber.

As a concert performer, Claudia Galli has appeared at the Palais Garnier, the French National Library, the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet in Paris, the Villa Médicis in Rome and at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris. She also sung several concerts and recitals in Luxembourg in 2013 at venues such as the Philharmonie and the Abbaye Neumünster.

Gregory Moulin

Originally from the Drôme region of France, Gregory Moulin began his early musical studies at the conservatory of Montélimar. Continuing at the conservatory of Valence, it was here he received his Diploma of Musical Sudies in Piano, Conducting and Chamber Music.

Aged 20, Grégory began specialized studies in Vocal Accompaniment and Chamber Music at the conservatory of Villeurbanne, under Didier Puntos.

In 2006, he joined the prestigious “Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra National de Paris” (Dir. Christian Schirm) as Pianist Coach and Conductor.

He also accompanied many singers at gala concerts in various distinguished concert venues, including “La Fenice” in Venice, “La Villa Medici” in Rome, “l’Auditorium du Louvre”, “l’Athénée Louis Jouvet”, “l’Opéra Comique” in Paris, “La Salle Molière” in Lyon, “l’Opéra de Toulon” and the “Opera de Lille”. During this time Grégory was also involved in many productions at the “Paris National Opera” as Pianist Coach as well as Assistant Conductor.

From October 2008 until June 2010 he completed his conducting studies under both Alexandre Myrat, Greek Conductor, student of Igor Markevitch and Jordi Mora, Spanish Conductor, himself student of Sergiù Celibidache. Since this time, Grégory has become a highly sought after vocal coach, both in recital and operatic field.

His conducting and coaching see him in demand at some of Europe’s leading opera houses and music festivals including the “Paris National Opera”, the “Bayerische Staatsoper” in Munich, the “Salzburg Festival”, the Madrid’s “Musica d’Hoy Festival” and the “MaerzMusik Festival” of Berlin.

His last engagement brought him to the Philharmonie of Luxembourg for a recital of German Lieder with Claudia Galli and the Aix en Provence Festival 2013, as assistant conductor on the world première of “The House Taken Over” by Vasco Mendonça.


Brookline Music School Faculty

Brookline Music School Faculty Concert

Join the Brookline Music School for their Faculty Concert “Flowers, Etiquette, and a Boat Race.” BMS Faculty member Elizabeth Chladil, a pianist, will be featured with Elizabeth Sterling, soprano. Together they will perform works by Milhaud, Argento, Bach, and Rossini.

This free concert will take place in Brookline Music School’s Bakalar Recital Hall on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The Bakalar Recital Hall is located at 25 Kennard Rd, Brookline, MA.

Featured photo of Elizabeth Chladil. Credit to the Brookline Music School.

Brookline Telephone Car

Brookline Senior Center Holiday Craft Fair

The Brookline Council on Aging invites you to attend our 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair.

Join the Brookline Council on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookline Senior Center.

Proceeds will benefit the programs and services provided by the Brookline Senior Center. Handmade crafts, holiday gift items, baked goods, raffles, children’s items, and white elephant will be for sale.

Special visit by the “Telephone Car” on November 9, 2013.

You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list at the Fair. Admission is free and the Senior Center is handicapped accessible.

For more information contact Julie Washburn at 617-730-2760, or go to the Brookline Senior Center’s website here. The Brookline Senior Center is located at 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446.