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Pint With a Planner: A BPDA Community Engagement Mixer

Meet the staff of Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and learn how to get involved with their work!

Ever seen a new building going up in your neighborhood, and wondered "how did that get there?" Meet the people behind the magic of Boston's biggest housing boom ever. Staff members of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will join the SPARK Boston Council in South Boston for the first (of hopefully many) mixers. Learn more about the BPDA's many functions as a quasi-government agency in a low pressure environment with snacks and friends. We call it: Pint with a Planner!

The BPDA will be providing the food courtesy of Roza Lyons, but we need you to bring your questions about community engagement, programming, and Boston's housing market. There's no formal agenda. This is an opportunity to share an evening (and should you choose to purchase one, a drink) with the City's planning, workforce development, and real estate team, as well as other young professionals from the neighborhood. We can't wait to chat with you, Southie!

Register for the event

2022-06-02T18:00:00 - 2022-06-02T20:00:00
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Homebuyers' Workshop

Join the Boston Home Center free virtual workshops to help you buy your first home!

City of Boston First-Time Homebuying Programs Explained: 6:00 – 6:50pm

Learn about all the Boston Home Center's Homebuying programs, including the
ONE + Boston Homebuying Program, the expanded Financial Assistance
Program, and the Allston Brighton Homeownership Fund, and Neighborhood
Homes Affordable lotteries.

How to Assemble Your Homebuying Team: 7:00 – 8:00pm

Learn about the professionals you should have on your homebuying team, what
role each professional plays in the homebuying process, and how these roles
differ depending upon the type of home you want to purchase.

2022-06-07T18:00:00 - 2022-06-07T20:00:00

Interpretation Requests

English: Interpretative services in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin will be provided. To request another language, including American Sign Language, email homecenter@boston.gov at least 7 days prior to the workshop. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

Haitian Creole: Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan homecenter@boston.gov.

Vietnamese: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ homecenter@boston.gov.

Cape Verdean Creole: Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email homecenter@boston.gov.

Russian: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты homecenter@boston.gov.

Portuguese: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: homecenter@boston.gov.

French: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à homecenter@boston.gov.

Somali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir homecenter@boston.gov.

homecenter@boston.gov خدمات الترجمة الفورية والترجمة متاحة لك مجانًا. إذا كنت بحاجة إلى هذه الخدمات ، فيرجى الاتصال بنا على :Arabic

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Homeowners' Workshop

Learn about our Home Ownership programs including: Homeworks HELP, Seniors Save, ADU Loans, Lead Safe Boston, and the Foreclosure Emergency Fund

Learn about the Boston Home Center's no interest home repair loans, ADU loans, and how you can receive grant money of up to $10,000 per unit for removing lead paint from your home.

If you are struggling with your housing payment, learn about our Foreclosure Prevention and Intervention program as well as our Foreclosure Emergency Fund.

2022-06-14T18:00:00 - 2022-06-14T19:30:00

Interpretation Requests

English: Interpretative services in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin will be provided. To request another language, including American Sign Language, email homecenter@boston.gov at least 7 days prior to the workshop. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

Haitian Creole: Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan homecenter@boston.gov.

Vietnamese: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ homecenter@boston.gov.

Cape Verdean Creole: Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email homecenter@boston.gov.

Russian: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты homecenter@boston.gov.

Portuguese: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: homecenter@boston.gov.

French: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à homecenter@boston.gov.

Somali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir homecenter@boston.gov.

homecenter@boston.gov خدمات الترجمة الفورية والترجمة متاحة لك مجانًا. إذا كنت بحاجة إلى هذه الخدمات ، فيرجى الاتصال بنا على :Arabic

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Women's learn to ride: Street Skills On Street

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse.

We will lead you on a 90-minute group ride to practice your street skills. The route will include off-street paths, separated bike lanes, and low-stress shared streets. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have completed our Street Skills: Road readiness course
  • are comfortable biking on paths but not sure about riding in the street, or
  • want to build confidence riding on street.
2022-06-25T11:30:00 - 2022-06-25T13:00:00
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Women's Learn to Ride: Street Skills Road Readiness

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse.

Taught in a parking lot, this 90-minute class will help you with street-readiness skills. We will learn and practice hand signals, advanced bike handling, changing gears, and defensive riding. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have been through our Basic Skills class
  • are new to riding bikes on City streets, or
  • want more support before exploring biking on-street.
2022-06-25T10:00:00 - 2022-06-25T11:30:00
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Women's Learn to Ride: Basic Skills

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse.

Taught in a parking lot, this two-hour class is for women who have never learned to ride or who want to work on basic skills. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have never ridden a bike before
  • haven't been on a bike for years, or 
  • can ride a little, but need to practice starting, stopping, turning, and hand signaling.
2022-06-26T18:00:00 - 2022-06-26T20:00:00
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Women’s Learn to Ride: Basic Skills

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse.

Taught in a parking lot, this two-hour class is for women who have never learned to ride or who want to work on basic skills. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have never ridden a bike before
  • haven't been on a bike for years, or 
  • can ride a little, but need to practice starting, stopping, turning, and hand signaling.
2022-06-09T18:00:00 - 2022-06-09T20:00:00
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Women’s Learn-to-Ride: Basic Skills Workshop

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse.

Taught in a parking lot, this two-hour class is for women who have never learned to ride or who want to work on basic skills. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have never ridden a bike before
  • haven't been on a bike for years, or 
  • can ride a little, but need to practice starting, stopping, turning, and hand signaling.
2022-05-26T18:00:00 - 2022-05-26T20:00:00
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Tending, Co-building, and Care: Reflections on Radical Imaginations for Racial Justice

Throughout 2021, the 16 artists and collectives who received funding through our Radical Imagination for Racial Justice program have been working on their projects.

Please join us for a virtual conversation with artists, collectives, and co-builders of the Radical Imagination for Racial Justice Boston program. A tapestry of interwoven themes will guide our reflection on bringing to life our visions of racial justice in collaboration with our communities. These themes include: 
  • process,
  • resources,
  • response-ability,
  • "balance",
  • community,
  • wellness,
  • and more.
  • The event is on Wednesday, May 11 from 5-7 p.m. and will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting room will open at 4:45pm with a gallery tour.

RIRJ event flyer

2022-05-11T16:45:00 - 2022-05-11T19:00:00
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PaintBox Virtual Question-and-Answer Sessions

Join us for two virtual question-and-answer sessions to learn more about the Call to Artists for the 2022 PaintBox program.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is holding two question-and-answer sessions on Thursday, May 12, at noon and 6 p.m. via Zoom. Artists interested in applying to paint a utility box through the PaintBox program can attend to learn more about the program, the eligibility guidelines, and application details. We will be answering artists' questions at the end. 

Join the meetings

The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Apply for PaintBox

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS

English: Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov, or 617-635-4445 by May 5, 2022.                             

Spanish - Español: Hay servicios de interpretación y traducción a su disposición sin costo alguno. Si los necesita, póngase en contacto con nosotros mandando un correo electrónico arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  o llamando a 617-635-4445, hasta esta fecha: 05/05

Haitian Creole -Kreyòl ayisyen:  Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan arts@boston.gov LCA@boston.gov  oswa 617-635-4445, ant:  05/05

Traditional Chinese - 繁體中文: 我們可以向您提供口頭翻譯和書面翻譯服務,並不向您收取費用。如您需要,請在05 月 05 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至  arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov 或致電 617-635-4445

Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-4445. ngày cuối: 05/05

Simplified Chinese - 简体中文:  我们可以向您提供口头翻译和书面翻译服务,并不向您收取费用。如您需要,请在05 月 05 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov  或致电 617-635-4445

Cabo Verdean Creole - kriolu:  Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-4445. Na es data:  05/05

 Arabic - العربية

خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة التحريرية متوفرة لك دون تحملك أي تكلفة. إذا احتجت لهذه الخدمات، يرجى التواصل معنا على العنوانarts@boston.gov, أو LCA@boston.gov، أو رقم الهاتف 617-635-4445، بحلول يوم 05/05. 

Russian -Русский: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov либо по телефону 617-635-4445. до  05/05

Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou 617-635-4445. Até esta data 05/05

French - Français: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou au 617-635-4445, d'ici au: 05/05

Somali - Af Soomaali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ama 617-635-4445, markay taariikhdu tahay:  05/05

2022-05-12T12:00:00 - 2022-05-12T19:00:00
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