Volunteer Info Meeting
Wed. Mar 22, 2017
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.
Commercial Leasing Workshop
Mon. Apr 24, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Brighton Public Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
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.
Small Business and Entrepreneur Meetup
Thu. May 25, 2017
Green Briar Restaurant, 304 Washington Street, Brighton
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!
WeBos Brighton Coffee Hour
Thu. Oct 19, 2017
The Corner Art Room
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!
Sponsored by Nicholas A. Papakyrikos CPA, PC. Presented by Brighton Main Streets and hosted by The Corner Art Room. Part of WeBos Week.
Thu. Feb 08, 2018
Devlin's (side bar)
Come in out of the cold! Grab a "Bri-Tai"—our neighborhood's signature tropical drink—and a bite to eat. Meet and mingle with our staff and current volunteers as well as board and committee members.
We'll be talking about the events and programs that we are planning for Brighton in 2018, and sharing big & small ways you can get involved.
Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.
This event is free & open to the public, but please RSVP so we can get a head count!
Economic Development Committee Open House
Thu. Feb 15, 2018
Athan's Bakery, 407 Washington St, Brighton
Our Economic Development committee is recruiting new members! Current members include Brighton residents and local business owners who are interested in
strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones--as well as finding new uses for vacancies.
All are welcome, but we could especially use new members with expertise in restaurants, retail, real estate, commercial leasing and market research.
Wed. Dec 12, 2018
Corrib Pub & Restaurant, 396 Market Street
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.
Love Your Block: Brighton Spring Clean Up Day
Sat. May 11, 2019
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! 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-05-11-19.
Meet at the Corrib Restaurant 396 Market St, Brighton, MA. We will have gardening tools, gloves, and trash bags for volunteers to use.
CANCELLED: Simple Staffing Solutions
Tue. May 21, 2019
Presentation School Foundation Community Center, Lower Level
We have had to cancel this workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience.
8:00-8:30 am Breakfast & Networking
8:30-10:00 am Workshop Presentation
Having trouble finding quality employees to help your run your business? Spending too much time on recruiting?
At this workshop, you'll learn how to:
- Produce crafty job descriptions
- Plan advertising and social media strategies
- Attract quality and loyal small business talent
- Become a "talent acquisition whiz"!
Due to funding restrictions, this workshop is reserved for small businesses located in a Main Streets district.
Community Celebration & Annual Meeting
Thu. Jun 13, 2019
Devlin's Patio, 332 Washington Street
Help us kick off the summer as we honor our community volunteers!
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:
- Business of the Year, John J. Ryan Insurance Agency
- Volunteer of the Year, Andrea Kalsow
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. But most importantly, show your B.RIGHT.ON pride!
This event is FREE! RSVP requested.
Thu. Aug 29, 2019
The Circle Tavern | 356 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brighton Main Streets is able to do the work it does because of supportive volunteers. Come help the new Executive Director for Brighton Main Streets, Aidan McDonough, and members of our board celebrate their hard work!
Join us at The Circle, located on Chestnut Hill Ave in Cleveland Circle, from 6pm - 8pm and learn about ways you can get more involved and future volunteer opportunities.
Mask-erade Digital Cocktail Hour
Fri. Nov 06, 2020
Join the Celebration
The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge for all of us in so many ways. But we've pulled together through it all, and that's reason to celebrate. Embracing all 2020 has given us, we're hosting a celebration: Brighton Main Streets' 2020 Mask-erade! Digital Cocktail Hour. We may be physically distant, but we are socially united. So we're bringing the party to your living room this year, with this digital cocktail hour.
We are proud to say that Brighton Main Streets has met each challenge this year full on as our work and impact is as critical as it has ever been. We hope you will join us for our Mask-erade and raise a glass with us while you see our impact, and hear from community leaders, businesses and residents on ways we are addressing challenges of 2020. We promise a unique experience as we have created new ways to for attendees to connect to each other and our work!
Help us honor Brighton Main Streets'
- 2020 Volunteer of the Year, Stacie Regelman
- 2020 Business of the Year, Twelve Hours
And don't forget to get out your fanciest mask for the party. Whether it's bedazzled with jewels, made by a local artisan, or sporting your favorite team, make a statement by showing off your mask, in true 2020 style.
As our way of saying Thank You for joining us, each attendee will automatically be entered into a drawing for a 3-Day Get Away to Martha's Vineyard in 2021! Just purchase a ticket and tune in when we pick the winner at the livestream event.
Become a Sponsor
The funds raised at the Brighton Main Streets' 2020 Mask-erade will help fund programs throughout the upcoming year. Programs that support the improvement of Brighton’s neighborhood commercial district and quality of life in the community. We strive to enhance the appearance of our stores, diversify the business mix and services in our community, keep our neighborhood clean, and promote Brighton as a destination within the city of Boston while encouraging residents to support the local economy.
You don't have to be a business to be a sponsor. This year, we've made it easier for individuals and families to show their support of the community too. Check out our 2020 sponsorship levels and benefits, and choose the one that's right for you.