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News and Events in Brief for May 27, 2011

Posted: May 27, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

Neighborhood Meetings - View Upham's Corner Calendar

June 1, 2011 5:30pm
Aaron Larget-Caplan Concert at St. John's the Evangelist
June 2, 2011 11a & 7p
Huntington Theatre presents
Know the Law (a play)
June 4, 2011
Boston City Singers
Auditions for the 2011-2012 School Year
June 5, 2011
Joseph Wheelwright
Tree sculpture exhibit
June 8, 2011
Arts Writers
Grants available
June 9, 2011 6:30-8pm
Boston Preservation Alliance Upham's Corner historic
Fri June 10, 2011
MyDorchester Night
Celebration of Dorchester

June 10, 2011
Vince Droser Tribute
Call for sculpture qualification
June 18, 2011 7pm
BalletRox Springs out of the Box
Performance at the Strand
June 22, 2011 6-8pm
Urban Safari & BBQ Bash
UCMS Fundraiser

June 1, 2011  5:30pm

Local artist Aaron Larget-Caplan is performing a classical guitar concert on Wednesay, 5:30pm June 1, 2011.  This is part of St. John  the Evangelist chuch's free Wednesday Concert Series.Aaron Caplan-Larget

St. John the Evangelist
Aaron Larget-Caplan

June 1 - Beacon Hill, Boston
Church of St. John's the Evangelist

Program:  Mertz: Elegy; Barrios & Pujol: Bees; Bach: Prelude & Fuge; Piazzolla & Dyens: Tangos & "Little Dancer" by Cambridge composer Michael Veloso (photo rt) & "Weigenlied" by Thomas Schuttenhelm (photo lt) of Connecticut.
June 2, 2011
11am & 7pm
Know the Law!
The Strand Theatre

A 40-minute play of interwoven dramas about teenagers in trouble, "Know the Law!" is designed specifically for a young urban audience.  Teen actors present authentic scenes in an effort to teach their peers how a better unerstanding of MA law can help them make informed choices and stay out of trouble.

A discussion between the actors, the audience and a Boston Police Officer follows each performance.
 play written for and performed by Boston teenagers, directed by Naheem Garcia.

Know the Law!" is a program of the Huntington Theatre's Department of Education & Community Outreach and is produced in collaboration with Youth and Police in Partnership (YPP), a community-based program of United Methodist Urban Services that seeks to improve relationships between young people and the police.
June 4, 2011 2pm - 5pm
Boston City Singers

Boston City Singers is holding auditions for ages 4-17 for the 2011 - 2012 school year.  Auditions will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 2-5 PM at all Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St. in Dorchester.

Boston City Singers teaches over 350 inspiring young singers in nine choruses.  Most of their singers are boys and girls (ages 4 to 18) from Boston's underserved neighborhoods.

They accept new K to 12 students with varying musical abilities and offer a sliding scale tuition.  Over 80% of members require substantial scholarship support to participate.  Boston City Singers is a distinctive curriculum that trains children as young as four years old to learn to sing well.  Each singer progresses through several levels and has the opportunity to learn about diverse communities and cultures by performing an extensive repertoire including gospel music, international folk music, opera, jazz and medieval chant. 

For more information, visit their website:  http://bostoncitysingers.org/

Joseph Wheelwright Tree

June 5, 2011  thru May, 2012

Upham's Corner local artist Joseph Wheelwright is opening a brand new exhibit at the Katonah Museum in Katonah, NY. 

It will include his newest tree sculptures as well as some that were moved from the recently concluded showing at the Fruitlands Museum. 

For more information and directions to Katoneh, visit his website:

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants ranging from 3,000 to 50,000 USD. Writers who meet the programs eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Books
  • New and Alternative Media
  • Short-Form Writing

Art Writing Workshop

In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information, please visit http://www.aicausa.org.

Thursday,  June 9, 2011

Uphams Corner community members are invited to attend a FREE Workshop presented by the Boston Preservation Alliance.

When: June 9, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm
65 Pleasant St

Historic Property - 65 Pleasant Street
Where: St. Marys Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue
Contribute to a Final Report that will inform education, advocacy and real estate development in your neighborhood.

Relax and enjoy light refreshments with your neighbors in a beautiful historic church!
Please RSVP to Erica Lindamood, Education Coordinator at the Boston Preservation Alliance:

 elindamood@bostonpreservation.org or 617-367-2458.

Visit their website: boston.preservation.org

Friday, June 10, 2011 -  6 to 9pm

The Great Hall at Codman Sq.
6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester

MyDorchester Night is a celebration of Dorchester featuing food, performances, music, art and awards, all showcasing the wonderful offerings of Dorchester and its many unique "villages." Come and celebrate Dorchester's true colors as a rich and diverse area.

Starting at 6 p.m. the public is invited to mingle and explore local resources such as our MyDorchester.org website while enjoying a selection of culinary treats provided by local restaurants; at 7 p.m. a program showcasing culture and arts in Dorchester begins.

Performances courtesy of Dorchester Youth Collaborative, Seekers of Knowledge, Thao Le. Stay tuned as we add additional artists!
  • Raffles!
  • Urban dance!
  • Vietnamese zither!
  • Local leaders and high-achieving youth honored.
  • Bring community resources to share!
MyDorchester Night
More Info:
(617) 822-8297
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121597431253537
RSVP - not required but greatly aids the planning process.

Application Deadline:  June 10, 2011

Request for Qualifications
Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2011 (materials received)
Download the Call for Qualifications (PDF)
Eligibility:  This project is open to artists residing in New England.

Project Summary
Trinity Financial invites artists to forward qualifications for a sculptural tribute to Vince A. Droser to be permanently installed in Peabody Square, Dorchester. The work to be commissioned is envisioned to be an "art installation with a surprise". The committee would like to honor Vince's spirit by allowing the project to also function as a location for annual community/culinary celebrations.

Budget: $150,000-200,000

Ricardo Barreto, Director, UrbanArts
(617) 879-7970

Saturday June 18th,7pm
Strand Theater
Click here for Tickets $10/$20  (Brown Paper Tickets)

A unique one-night blend of dance and music designed to empower and entice the audience to explore their own identities featuring brilliant dance creations from the BalletRox faculty and guest choreographers. 

They include Tony Williams, Gianni Di Marco, Janelle Gilchrist, Rick Vigo, Lucy Warren-Whitman, Jane Allard, Lorraine Chapman. Featuring the BalletRox YouthRox Dance Company and live accompaniment and performance by indie baroque-pop octet The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library.

The mission of BalletRox is to use the power of dance to break down racial barriers and enrich the community's artistic experience through the creation of a diverse dance company and school.

Visit their website: http://www.balletrox.org/

June 22, 2011 6-8pm
Franklin Park Zoo

UCMS Urban Safari

Letter from Zachary Cohen
Executive Director
Upham's Corner Main Street

Urban Safari 2011 - BBQ Bash will be held on June 22nd at the Franklin Park Zoos Barnyard.  The event is a celebration of UCMS successes and a fundraiser to support the year ahead. 

With music, animals, great food, and more the Urban Safari is a great deal of fun.  The funds that are raised support UCMS newly articulated mission: to improve the quality of life of the Upham's Corner community by helping the neighborhood's businesses thrive.

This year Urban Safari is especially important with the exciting changes occurring within the organization - a new strategic plan, a new storefront office, and new leadership.  Tickets as well as sponsorship and event info are available at our website http://www.uphamscorner.org/safari11.html

You may also call or visit the UCMS office for more information.
Upham's Corner Main Street
545 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA  02125
Tel/Fax 617-265-0363

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