Brighton on Chronicle
Thu. Jan 18, 2018
WCVB Channel 5
Channel 5/WCVB's newsmagazine, Chronicle, aired an episode about Brighton on Thursday, January 18. If you missed the live broadcast, the episode is also available on the show's website, http://www.wcvb.com/article/brighton-buzz-looking-local/15394193.
Community Preservation Forum
Mon. Feb 26, 2018
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston
6:00 - 8:00 pm
In 2016, Boston Voters approved the Community Preservation Act.
Come learn how the new CPA Fund will work - $20 million each year for parks, historic preservation and affordable housing! What are the priorities for Brighton and Allston?
Presented by City of Boston Community Preservation and co-sponsored by the Allston Brighton CDC, Allston Village Main Streets, and the Harvard Ed Portal.
Public Space and Beautification Committee Open House
Wed. Feb 28, 2018
Presentation School Foundation Community Center (lower level), 640 Washington Street, Brighton
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Our Public Space and Beautification Committee is recruiting new members! Current members include Brighton residents and local business owners who are interested in improving the physical landscape of the Main Streets district.
Potential projects include grants to businesses to improve their storefronts and signage, as well as streetscape improvements such as murals, lightpole banners, wayfinding signage, planters and more.
All are welcome, but we could especially use new members with expertise in urban planning, architecture, preservation, and landscaping.
Social Media Workshop: Turning Posts into Profits
Thu. Mar 08, 2018
Presentation School Foundation Community Center
8:00-8:30 am Breakfast & Business Networking
8:30-10:00 am Workshop Presentation
Do your customers have fun when they are inside your shop or restaurant? Do they appreciate the fact that your employees are knowledgeable about your menu items and retail products when they are visiting your shop? For most successful local businesses, the answers are yes. But what happens when your business moves “online?” Do your Facebook, Twitter and blog posts translate that fun and knowledge to your customers when they interact with your brand online?
This seminar will give you tips and tactics to create social media posts that deliver the personality of your unique business. Attendees will learn the keys to successful social media programs on how to engage your customers on a regular basis and to successfully translate what happens in your store via your social media posts. Learn how – and when to use humor and product knowledge to create social media posts that will engage your customers on a regular basis. (Parking available in adjacent lot)
Community Egg Hunt
Sat. Mar 31, 2018
Sisters of St. Joseph Boston, 637 Cambridge St, Brighton MA 02135
Start time: 9:30 am, Egg Hunt promptly at 10:00 am
Every year, hundreds of children ages 2-10 gather in Brighton to scoop up Easter eggs. This tradition was started over 50 years ago by the McCarthy family,
and today Steve McCarthy and his daughter Molly work with Brighton Main Streets to continue this family friendly event.
This FREE Egg Hunt is open to the public. No one goes home empty-handed. The day is never complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.
Brighton Main Streets makes this event possible with support of Boston Main Streets, Sisters of St. Joseph, Preservation Rehabilitation Center, Cafe Nero and of course the McCarthy family.
We'll be looking for you this year. Don't forget to bring your basket.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Love Your Block: Brighton Spring Clean Up Day
Sat. May 19, 2018
Corrib Restaurant, 396 Market St, Brighton, MA 02i35
Pitch in for our annual neighborhood clean up day. Come and meet other Brighton neighbors. Or volunteer as a team, representing your group or business. Last year we had 25 volunteers who planted over 500 flower bulbs. More than 30 bags were filled with leaves, cleaning up our parks. Show your Brighton pride. Love your block!
All groups and individuals must register! Registration will open March 1 and end April 27. After registering, your neighborhood contact will reach out to you with more information.
More information and registration page (available after March 1) is on the City of Boston Love Your Block site: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/love-your-block-spring-cleanup-05-19-18.
Meet at the Corrib Restaurant 396 Market St, Brighton, MA. We will have gardening tools, gloves, and trash bags for volunteers to use.