Community Events

Sat. Mar 26, 2016

10-Noon


 

Sponsored by: Boston Main Streets, CVS, Duncan Donuts, Sisters of St. Joseph

Photos by Danita Jo

 


2016 Annual Gala

2016 Annual Gala

Fri. Nov 04, 2016

6:00–9:00PM

CHECK out Brighton and the Boston Bruins practice ice, all in one evening.

Come for the Black and Yellow Tie Gala and enjoy an evening of food, music, & drink. Taste the local flavor, as Devlin’s Restaurant serves delicious bites and libations while being entertained by the skaters on the rink during the event. Or skate on the ice with the Community Skate Night. But why choose? There's time to do both!

6-9pm : Gala tickets are $75, and includes food and cash bar. Guests are encouraged to wear black and yellow festive attire.

8-10pm: Community Skate is $10 (available at the door only).

100% of all Gala ticket sales are put directly back into the community due to the generous event sponsorship from New Balance.

Buy Tickets

Thank you to our sponsors!

                

Volunteer Info Meeting

Wed. Mar 22, 2017

6:30-7:30pm

 

Make a difference! Get involved!

Come learn about upcoming events & opportunities to volunteer, right here in our neighborhood. Grab some food and drink. Meet other like-minded community members.  Join us at The Green Briar, 304 Washington Street, Brighton. 

Let's make Brighton a better place to work, play, and shop.

Click this link to RSVP!

   

 

 

 


 

Mayor Walsh with Brighton Main Streets Board members and community residents

Community Egg Hunt

Sat. Apr 15, 2017

11am-12:30pm

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 it is continued today by Steve McCarthy and his daughter Molly.  No one goes home empty handed. The day is never complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.  

Gather in the parking lot at Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton.  Festivities start at 11am, and the egg hunt is promptly at 11:30am! 

Brighton Main Streets has made this event possible in past years with cooperation of Boston Main Streets, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Sisters of St. Joseph and of course the McCarthy family.

We'll be looking for you this year.  Don't forget to bring your basket.  

Love Your Block: Brighton Spring Clean Up Day

Sat. May 06, 2017

Corrib Restaurant, 396 Market St, Brighton, MA 02i35

9-11am

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!

Sign up so we know to expect you!
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=aklf97n6&oeidk=a07ee3u49dr28f9cf5e

Meet at the Corrib Restaurant 396 Market St, Brighton, MA 02135
 

Farmer's Market Opening Day

Wed. Jun 07, 2017

4:00 pm - Dusk

Come celebrate the kickoff of the summer 2017 season!

The Oak Square Farmer's Market is a seasonal outdoor market offering local produce, specialty foods, and crafts to residents of Oak Square and beyond. SNAP, WIC, Bounty Bucks.

Community Celebration & Annual Meeting

Thu. Jun 08, 2017

Devlin's Restaurant, 332 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

6-8pm

We just want to say THANK YOU!

Our work would not be possible without neighbors like you! Come raise a glass, celebrate the shared success of the good work happening here in your neighborhood, and find out how you can get involved.

We'll be presenting awards in the following categories:

  • Notable Nonprofit: Brighton Marine Health Center
  • Small Business: Daniel's Bakery
  • Main Streets Volunteer: Beth Gavin

It is our great pleasure to recognize organizations and individuals who help make Brighton a great place to live, work and play.

Learn about community programs as well as business resources available right here in Brighton MA. But most importantly, show your Brighton pride!

RSVP so we know to expect you! 
https://2017bmscommunitycelebration.eventbrite.com


Mayor Walsh's Allston-Brighton Coffee Hour

Fri. Jun 30, 2017

Brighton Common

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 24 to July 20. The mayor will visit Allston-Brighton on June 30 with a coffee hour at Brighton Common, across from the Brighton branch of the Boston Public Library and the Brighton Courthouse.

"Coffee Hours give me another opportunity to meet with residents, answer their questions and discuss all that the City of Boston has to offer," said Mayor Walsh. "Our parks provide a great backdrop for conversation and I look forward to hearing from more of my constituents throughout the spring and summer."

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas and city services. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city's greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win raffle prizes from Dunkin' Donuts.

Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh's 2017 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are below. Locations are weather permitting unless otherwise noted. Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park openings are also noted.

Brighton Sounds: Johnny Trama & the B3 Kings with Nephrok

Thu. Jul 20, 2017

Brighton Common

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket or chair, and join us at Brighton Common for some outdoor soul music, funky boogaloo, blues, and rock featuring Johnny Trama, the B3 Kings, and Nephrok.

Presented by Brighton Main Streets.


 

National Night Out in Allston Brighton

Mon. Jul 31, 2017

Brighton Common

3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate America's Night Out against crime!
3:00 pm: Free BBQ, ice cream, kids' activities, and music. Meet Mayor Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner Evans.
8:00 pm (dusk): Outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

National Night Out: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

Mon. Jul 31, 2017

Brighton Common

7:30 pm (dusk)

Sponsored by Rockland Trust.

Three decades after the destruction of the second Death Star and the Galactic Civil War, the First Order has risen from the fallen Galactic Empire and seeks to eliminate the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), opposes them while searching for her brother, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Presented by Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Station D14, the Presentation Foundation School Community Center, and ABCD's Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is presented as part of this year's National Night Out festivities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.


Outdoor Movie Night: The Blues Brothers (R)

Fri. Aug 18, 2017

Presentation School Foundation Community Center

Dusk

Sponsored by Rockland Trust.

Enjoy a classic movie and a cold beverage outdoors.

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who set out on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage's property tax bill.

Beverage service for 21+ (with a family-friendly general admission policy for those with supervised children).

Presented by Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Station D14, the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, and ABCD's Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center.

Outdoor Move Night: The Wizard of Oz (G)

Fri. Sep 08, 2017

Presentation School Foundation Community Center

Dusk

Sponsored by Rockland Trust.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard. On the way, they meet a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard agrees to help Dorothy get back home but only if she can bring him the magical broom of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Presented by Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Station D14, the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, and ABCD's Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center.

Brighton Sounds: The Love Dogs and Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

Sat. Sep 09, 2017

Brighton Common

2:00 - 6:00 pm

An afternoon in the park with 2 local favorite bands:

The Love Dogs with Eddie Sheer will be rockin' the house, and singin' the rhythm & blues.  This septet is from Boston, MA with 4 critically acclaimed CDs and one of the best live shows you will ever see!! http://www.thelovedogs.com/

Eddie has also lined up Big Jack Ward as a special guest on guitar, with a guest appearance by Ms. Yamica Peterson on vocals.

Big Jack has toured the world as Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson's right hand man on guitar and vocals for over 15 years, Jack's eloquent guitar playing will leave you begging for more. https://www.facebook.com/Big-Jack-Ward-172977022553/

Yamica is the oldest granddaughter of the late Jean M. Jones, Portsmouth’s ‘Lady of Song’ and great-niece to local jazz legend Sharon “Brown Sugar” Jones. A rising indie artist, her first album was a collaboration with Don “Sev” Severence, and she had the distinct pleasure of providing background vocals for Dave Gerard on his album, ‘The Zoomy Trail’. http://msyamicapeterson.com/

Also featuring Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers with their electrified delta blues, boogie and soul for modern times. Erin will leave you begging for more as she shreds guitar in her signature fishnet stockings!  Find out more at https://www.erinharpe.com

 


 

 

Brighton Day 2017

Sun. Sep 24, 2017

Washington Street, Brighton

12:00 PM

Come and show your Brighton Pride at one of the great events on Sunday, September 24.

14th Annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk  - 12:00 pm

Runners will start off from Tavern in the Square, Allston. Everyone is welcome, from competitive runners, recreational runners and walkers, children, families, and friends of the beloved councilor. The run/walk supports and fosters local and national programs that contribute to education, recreation, housing and healthcare. To register, please visit: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8021

Allston Brighton Parade 1:00 pm

The parade leaves from Allston Village at 1:00 and makes its way down Washington Street through Brighton Center to Oak Square.

Representative Michael Moran's Annual Party in the Park

Following the parade, State Representative Michael Moran hosts the Party in the Park at Hardiman Park in Oak Square with bounce houses, food, games, DJ, and face painting for families.

 

 

Outdoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

Fri. Oct 13, 2017

Hardiman ("Tar") Park

7:00 pm

Presented by Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Station D14, the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, and ABCD's Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

 

Oak Square Fall Cleanup

Sat. Oct 21, 2017

Oak Square Common

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come out and meet your neighbors while tidying up the Oak Square Common and traffic islands in preparation for winter. Email director@brightonmainstreets.org to sign up.

Trick or Treat in the Business District

Tue. Oct 31, 2017

Boston Police Station D14, 301 Washington Street, Brighton

3-5 pm

Local children visit each business that displays the “trick or treat” sign from 3 PM to 5 PM on Tuesday, October 31. The route starts at Boston Police Station D14 and heads down Washington Street toward Oak Square where the YMCA will host a pizza party for neighborhood families.

Brighton Main Streets and the Brighton Board of Trade sponsor the 22nd Annual Business District Trick or Treat in partnership with Boston College, the Oak Square YMCA and Boston Police Station D14 (Allston-Brighton).

Small Business Saturday

Brighton Center and Oak Square Shopping Districts

All day!

This Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like the ones in our district. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

So mark your calendar for Nov 25 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and head over to Washington Street on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #shopsmall and #BrightonMA on Facebook and all your social networks. Thank you for all your support, and see you Saturday, Nov 25!

Holiday Networking

Wed. Dec 13, 2017

Corrib Pub & Restaurant, 396 Market Street

5:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer, networking, and celebration with the Allston and Brighton business community. Appetizers, dessert and a cash bar will all be available!

There is no cost to attend but we kindly ask that you bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to help a local family this holiday season.

This event is co-sponsored by Brighton Main Streets, Allston Village Main Streets, Allston Board of Trade, and Brighton Board of Trade.


 

 

Oak Square Tree Lighting

Sat. Dec 02, 2017

Oak Square Common (across from Oak Square YMCA)

5:30 pm

Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Brighton Main Streets, and Oak Square friends & neighbors as we kick off the holiday season. Mayor Walsh will light the tree, and Santa arrives on a trolley with gifts for children and hears their holiday wishes. Free hot cocoa and cookies from Shawmut Century 21 Properties round out the celebration. 

Sponsored in part by: Mayor's Office of Special Events, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Department of Public Works, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Old Town Trolley.

Brighton Center Tree Lighting

Mon. Dec 04, 2017

Brighton Center Traffic Island (across from Rockland Trust)

5:00 pm

Join Brighton friends & neighbors as we kick off the holiday season. Mayor Walsh will light the tree, and Santa arrives on a fire truck with candy canes for children and hears their holiday wishes. Free hot cocoa and cookies round out the celebration.

Sponsored in part by: Brighton Lodge of Elks, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Office of Special Events, and Department of Public Works.

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