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, April 11, 2019
6 pm – 8 pm, Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street

At this monthly meeting of neighborhood activists, we will continue to formulate strategies for supporting our neighbors at risk of displacement and defending the Fenway’s supply of affordable housing. Members will be reporting back from city-wide coalition work where we are exploring new ideas and transformative policy solutions. 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.

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.

Career Fair 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Fenway CDC and Roxbury Community College are organizing a Career Fair to help job seekers look for employment opportunities, education advancement programs, and resources to improve their quality of life. For inquiries, please contact Emily Kribbs at ekribbs@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 13. To attend this free event, sign up at www.rcc.mass.edu/career  Download poster.

Fenway Film Series presents “Burning Greed”
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., Boston

Join us for a series of documentary films that explore issues of urban development and share your thoughts and hopes for our neighborhood. Each film was chosen for its connection to the Fenway’s past, present and future and will be followed by an interactive panel discussion.

The first screening is “Burning Greed” a documentary by Sonia Weinhaus about the arson-for-profit ring in the Fenway in the 1970s that destroyed more than 30 buildings and killed four people. This will be accompanied by a short film called that looks at the fires from a community organizing angle. Jack Mills, a former Fenway resident, and community activists from the Fenway CDC will lead discussion on how lessons from the fires can be applied to the struggles of today.

Save the date of May 17th 2019 for our next film, “Human Scale”, and watch for more information about the panelists for that event. For inquiries, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at cfitzpatrick@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 16.

Photo credit: Ryan Pollyea

Latinx Potluck 
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., Boston

Join us to celebrate Latinx food and culture in the Fenway!
Enjoy a wonderful opportunity to create community and learn about the resources offered at Fenway Community Center. Please bring a dish or dessert to share! If you have questions, please contact us at (857) 246-9053 or programs@fenwaycommunitycenter.org

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, community music festival will take place at sites all over the neighborhood and we’re looking for musicians. Are you interested in performing? Apply today! Musicians of all kinds are welcome and encouraged to sign up. Please contact info@fenwayporchfest.org with questions.

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.