Bookmark Ball 2016 Auction and Raffles

Silent Auction at libraryIn celebration of John J. Enneking’s life and career, this year’s Bookmark Ball on Saturday, October 22nd, will feature a live auction of 7 Enneking giclee reproductions.  Giclee is a French word meaning “to spray ink,” and is pronounced “zhee clay”.   A giclée print is a reproduction of an original work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer.

The works available are:

Sandy Road (23” x 19.5”)

 Early Autumn (23.25” x 19”)

 Spring Brook (25” x 21”)

 December Thaw (17.5” x 13.5”)

 Resurrection Rock, Hyde Park (24” x 19.25”)

 Autumn Morning, Neponset (24” x 16.5”)

 Fall Landscape (20” x 16.5”, unframed)

The Friends thank the following organizations and individuals for contributing memberships and items for the Ball’s raffle:

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands (FBHI), Individual membership and 4 books (Value $75+)

Citywide Friends of the BPL, $25 Copley Square book sale gift certificate

Citywide Friends of the BPL, Desktop Chelsea paperweight clock (Value $60)

Vicky Gall, America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2016 series (Value $20+)

Bryan Goldie, Pizzeria Uno $25 Gift card

McCrea’s Candies of Hyde Park,  Gift box of three 5.5 oz tins of caramels (Value $55)

Lorraine Nessar, Waterford crystal heart shape candy dish, 7.5 inches  (Value $50+)

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Individual membership (Value $90)

David Vieira, Whole Bean Coffee by Mills Coffee Roaster, 6+ lbs. in 3 bags (Value $40+)

Tickets for the Bookmark Ball are $30 in advance, and a suggested $35 at the door.   All proceeds from the 2016 Bookmark Ball benefits the Friends’ Art Fund, which covers musical arts programs such as the Friends’ summer concert series and other performances throughout the year at the branch library.  These performances are open to the public of all ages and are free admission.

Good luck, bidders and raffle ticket buyers!

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Save the Date: Oct 22, 2016!

Back to Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011Friends of the Hyde Park Library Members and the general public are cordially invited to THE fundraiser of the year!

Commemorating the Friends’ acquisition of Isaac Caliga’s portrait as well as the centennial of the artist’s passing, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball will be held Saturday, October, 22, 2016, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Hyde Park Branch Library of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, Massachusetts.  Angela Menino and BPL President David Leonard are our Honorary Ball Co-Chairs.

As in previous years, the ball will feature raffle items, a quilt display, and musical entertainment, as well as light refreshments with a cash bar.  Our event highlight will be a live auction of framed Enneking reproductions.  Suggested donation for the ball is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

More details for online donations and tickets forthcoming.

Zili Misik Returns to Hyde Park Saturday Aug 15!

Zili Misik entertained an eager audience in Menino Hall on a blustery January day in 2013.   Attendees at that concert have expressed delight about their return. Their program appeals to audience members of all ages, and includes a few numbers designed to involve the children present.

Founded in 2000 by Kera Washington, Zili Misik’s sounds are rooted in the African continent while connecting Haitian  misik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American  spirituals, jazz, blues, and soul  to create a sound all its own.

Performers include drummers and percussionists, guitar, saxophone, and trombone players, as well as vocalists and artists on ethnic instruments.  It will be a lively afternoon!

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library who are most appreciative of a generous grant from the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library making it possible.

2015 Concerts in the Garden Update

The Friends are saddened to announce a change in our July concert line-up.  Duke Robillard WILL NOT be performing on July 9.  Earlier last week Duke underwent emergency shoulder surgery and will be recovering for the next 2-3 months.  We wish Duke a speedy recovery and hope he will perform at our library when he is able.

In the meantime, our season will be kicked off by Brad Hallen’s Boston Jazz Collective, featuring Ed Fiorenza on Tenor Sax, Joe Barbato on Piano, Brad Hallen on Bass, and Jerzy Glod on Drums.  Collective members are all first-call players and have worked with many international artists.  They will be performing a repertoire from American Song Book and Jazz Composers.

Jazz in the Garden This Thursday

imageThe Bill Walzcak Combo inspired the more than 60 people in the garden to clap and sing along in a rousing opener of the Concerts in the Garden season last Thursday, the 10th.

Join us this Thursday, July 17, when Patrice Monahan Jazz will bring another outstanding program to the Hyde Park Branch. Her group has been together since 2009, and performs a range of blues, Latin, swing, and straight-ahead jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.

Boston based Patrice, pianist and vocalist, is known for her artistic versatility as a singer, songwriter, pianist, and tap dancer.  Tal Shalom-Kobi, bassist, is a graduate of Berklee and New England Conservatory, and she is a teacher, performer, and band leader.  Diane Gately is a Boston based drummer who often plays R&B and Blues at Birch Street in Roslindale on Thursdays during the year.  Randy Pingrey, trombonist, started in Eau Claire, WI, and now plays with many groups and makes recordings in the Boston area.

Worry not about the weather – in the event of excessive heat or of rain, the concert will be held in Menino Hall.  This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is funded by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

See you on Thursday!

 

2013 Concerts in the Garden are On!

Hey, Music Lovers!

The Friends’ eighth season of Concerts in the Garden at the Hyde Park Branch Library are off to a great start last week with You and Yours, and this week with Mixed Emotions.  The remaining concerts will run July 25 through August 22, 2013, on Thursday nights between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.   The free concerts are held in the garden–entrance from the Library Children’s Room and from the street via library’s parking lot; in the event of rain or extreme heat, the performance moves to Menino Hall inside the library.

Scheduled performers for this 2013 season are:

  • July 25/ Ralph’s Music (Modern Jazz)
  • August 1 / Thea Hopkins (Folk Americana)
  • August 8 / Bright Moments  (Jazz Sextet)
  • August 15 /JA2 (Contemporary Jazz)
  • August 23 / Tony Cibotti  (American Song Book)

Light refreshments are available at each concert.  The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and is supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Check back here every week during the season for bios of our performers.  See you in the Library Garden and Thanks! for supporting our summer concerts!

2012 Concerts in the Garden Performers

Hey, Music Lovers!

The Friends’ seventh season of Concerts in the Garden at the Hyde Park Branch Library will run between July 12 and August 23, 2012, on Thursday nights between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.   The free concerts are held in the garden–entrance from the Library Children’s Room and from the street via library’s parking lot; in the event of rain or extreme heat, the performance moves to Menino Hall inside the library.

Scheduled performers for this 2012 season are:

  • July 12 / Creek River String Band (Blues)
  • July 19 / d’Allegro Duo (American songbook)
  • July 26 /  Tanya Maggi and David Russell (Classical Strings)
  • August 2 / Riverside Theater Works (Show tunes)
  • August 9 / JP Jazz Collective  (Jazz and Blues)
  • August 16 /Fox and Branch (Family Concert-American Folk Songs)
  • August 23 / Tony Cibotti  (American Song Book)

Light refreshments are available at each concert.  The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library in collaboration with Artists-at-Large and the Boston Public Library, and is supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

POP QUIZ:  Which Concerts in the Garden performer is pictured above?  The first 3 concert goers to let us know at the July 12/Creek River String Band concert will get their choice of 3 hardcovers from our book sale selections!

Check back here every week during the season for bios of our performers.  See you in the Library Garden and Thanks! for supporting our summer concerts!