Free Events

Sat. Mar 26, 2016

10-Noon


 

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

Photos by Danita Jo

 


Brighton Sounds 2016

Sat. Sep 10, 2016

3-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poster design by Sharon Brewster Design

Photos by Danita Jo


 

June 2016: Johnny Trama & The B3 Kings with Nephrok

 

July 2016: Willie J. Laws



 

September 2016: Eddie Scheer and the Love Dogs with the Band that Time Forgot


  



 

 

 

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.  

Joel Sowalsky & Jan Glassman

Commercial Leasing Workshop

Mon. Apr 24, 2017

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Brighton Public Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercial-leasing-workshop-tickets-33524809608

Partners: City of Boston, Office of Economic Development, Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library

Attendees will learn practical information on basic commercial leases, rights of tenants, responsibilities of landlords, as well as lease negotiating tips. This workshop will address concerns of current and future commercial lease holders. 

Presenter: Daily General Counsel. Daily General Counsel assists businesses in the use of legal tools to solve problems that often can arise in operations, sales, administration and growth. They engage, educate and empower their clients. Jan Glassman and Joel Sowalsky are licensed attorneys in multiple states, and they each have more than 30 years of experience representing small businesses.

 

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
 

Small Business and Entrepreneur Meetup

Thu. May 25, 2017

Green Briar Restaurant, 304 Washington Street, Brighton

6:30 PM

Come join us for an informal meetup to network with other local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Meet our Executive Director, Liz Sullivan, along with members of our Economic Development committee. Bring your questions about everything from permits and licenses, to financing, to marketing and social media!

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.

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.

 

 

WeBos Brighton Coffee Hour

Thu. Oct 19, 2017

The Corner Art Room

9:00 am

Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WeBos) Brighton Coffee Hour

Do you run your own business? Thinking of starting one? Whether it's a service business, bricks-and-mortal retail shop, or IT startup, join us over coffee for an informal meetup with other women business owners. We will introduce ourselves and our businesses, share resources, support each other, and network. This event is free; please register through eventbrite so that we know how many wonder women to expect!

Eventbrite - WeBos Brighton Coffee Hour (Women Entrepreneurs Boston-Brighton)


Sponsored by Nicholas A. Papakyrikos CPA, PC. Presented by Brighton Main Streets and hosted by The Corner Art Room. Part of WeBos Week.


2017 Annual Gala: FIRE & ICE

Fri. Oct 27, 2017

Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135

6-9pm

You're Invited to the 2017 Annual Gala!

FIRE & ICE:  Come see what's HOT and what's COOL in Brighton.

Enjoy a local night out, filled with good food, entertainment and friends--Brighton style. Held at Warrior Ice Arena, home of the Boston Bruins practice ice, it'll be a hot party where you can chill.

There'll be a small plate-style dinner included and a cash bar. Have fun at the Ballot Box Auction with gifts everyone can walk home with. Free parking is available in adjacent garage (3 hour max). And don't forget to wear festive attire to the party.

RSVP TODAY!

Gala Tickets: $75.00 ($25 for students and veterans)

 

Skate on the Ice

Get your chance to skate on the Bruin's practice ice from 8-10 pm. Everyone is welcome to Rock N' Skate, where a DJ will be spinning tunes to keep you going. A Gala ticket is not required for the Rock N' Skate. It's a casual way to give to a cause, while having fun. Order your ticket today and pay at the door. Just be sure to mention Brighton Main Streets to get your special $10 ticket price. And $5 will be donated to BMS. Skates rental are also available for $5. So bring the family or make it a date night. Come skate on the ice and support Brighton Main Streets!

BUY TICKETS NOW!

Rock N' Skate Tickets:  $10 ($5 donated to Brighton Main Streets)

 

100% of your donation will go directly into the community.

Your donations are critical, providing revitalization projects needed to make Brighton an even better place to live, dine, shop and play. Programs such as storefront improvements, free concerts in the park, and new innovative wayfinding signage are only possible with your support. Through the generosity of New Balance, the event's Premier Sponsor, your donation will power the work of our volunteer based organization.

Event Premier Sponsor:

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

As a sponsor, your partnership will make a greater impact helping to bring community programs into our neighborhood throughout the year. Programs such as Brighton Sounds concerts in the park, holiday lights along Washington Street, outdoor movies as well as business assistance, like exterior signs & free legal advice. There are 4 levels of sponsorship available, each with its own benefits. Choose the one that's right for you.

SIGN UP HERE!

or download the sponsorship form and return it to us.

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