Events

The Fenway is an exciting area made up of famous academic, medical, arts, and cultural institutions. Additionally, the Fenway has a residential neighborhood, a business community, and the jewel of Fenway: the centennial ballpark that is the home of Boston Red Sox. Every year, many people from various cities throughout the United States and all over the world visit the Fenway to live, learn, work, and play. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities in the Fenway, and how Fenway CDC works to improve the quality of life for residents and build a healthier community.

Community Meetings
Fenway CDC Organizing Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2019
6 pm – 8 pm, Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street

Join local housing advocates at our monthly meeting where we plan campaigns to increase our supply of affordable housing and prevent displacements of residents. Candidates running for Boston City Council will be joining us for part of the meeting. For inquiries, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at cfitzpatrick@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 16.

Fenway Fair Foods “$2 Per Bag” Program

Fenway CDC’s Fair Foods distribution event runs every other Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215. Click here for our calendar of events to find the next distribution date.

Fenway CDC has partnered with Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral to bring the Fair Foods “$2 per Bag” program to the Fenway neighborhood. Through Fair Foods distribution events, community residents can purchase up to 12 lbs. of fruit, vegetables, and bread for only $2 per bag regardless of their income level. Residents can also enjoy food samples along with recipes that help identify and utilize the produce they receive. To register as a volunteer, please contact Helen Murphy at hmurphy@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 21.

City Council Hearing on Inclusionary Development
Monday, June 10, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boston City Hall, Iannella Chamber 5th Floor

The Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) is one of the City of Boston’s programs that works to create and fund affordable housing. The City Council is holding an evening hearing so that the public can testify on what kind of housing they need, and what we should require from for-profit developers. Please join Fenway CDC and our coalition partners from across Boston in calling for a stronger IDP that is accessible to the majority of Boston residents! For inquiries, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at cfitzpatrick@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 16.

Community Dinner
Every 2nd Monday, Monthly, 6:00 pm
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston

Invite your friends or family members to our community dinner! Meet your neighbors and enjoy a free, delicious hot meal. All are welcome. For inquiries, please contact Helen Murphy at hmurphy@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 21.

Fenway Porchfest
Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fenway neighborhood

Porchfest is coming back to the Fenway! The second annual Fenway Porchfest will feature over 80 performers at more than 35 sites across the neighborhood. Enjoy music from Symphony Park to the Museum of Fine Arts to Neighborhoods Coffee and Crepes. Would you like to volunteer at this free community music festival (and receive a free t-shirt and free lunch)? Email info@fenwayporchfest.org for more information.

Fenway Ball Gala 
Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prudential Skywalk, 50th floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston

Join us at the Fenway Ball Gala to celebrate Fenway CDC’s partnerships and accomplishments.  Become a sponsor or get your tickets at www.fenwaycdc.org or this link. For inquiries, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or (617)-267-4637 x 25. Read more information at  Fenway Ball page.

Homebuying 101

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday, June 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Huntington YMCA (Teen Center Classroom)
316 Huntington Ave, Boston

This 2-day course prepares first-time homebuyers for homeownership. Please sign up at https://asiancdc.org/hb101

$25 for Boston residents and $50 for non-Boston residents. Pre-registration and payment required before class. For inquiries, please contact Emily Kribbs at ekribbs@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 13. This workshop is co-organized by Fenway CDC and Asian CDC.

Taste of The Fenway
Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Van Ness Street (Kilmarnock Street to Richard B Ross Way)

This fun outdoor festival will feature award-winning restaurants and local businesses in the Fenway. Guests will enjoy delicious tastings of food, beer, wine, and hard cider from over 30 restaurants and businesses. Live music by Berklee College of Music and interactive art by Fenway Studios. Estimated attendees: 600.

For inquiries on vendor booth, please contact Phuong Nguyen at pnguyen@fenwaycdc.org or (857) 277-3484. For inquiries on event sponsorship, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or (857) 234-6509. Sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales are available at www.tasteofthefenway.org

Free Career Clinic and Financial Stability Program
Every Monday and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street, Boston

Career Clinic
Participants will learn job search skills including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and effective time management.
Financial Stability Program
Participants will have a one-on-one session with a coach to tackle financial challenges and set goals. You’ll get a savings plan, positive financial habits, budgeting skills, and debt management skills. To register, please contact Emily Kribbs at ekribbs@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 13.
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Fenway’s Halloween Eat & Treat
Thursday, October 31
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Eat: 5:30 – 7:00pm Treat: 6:30 – 8:30pm)
100 Norway Street, Boston (To be confirmed)

 

 

Enjoy Halloween treats with your neighbors before heading out for safe trick or treating in the Fenway. This is a free event. All are welcome.