The Friends are very proud to offer its annual summer music series featuring a different local performing group each Thursday in the library garden through August 23. Dan Hart (pictured left) kicked off the 2018 Concerts in the Garden series on a very hot Thursday, July 5th in Menino Hall. All concerts start at 6:30p.m, and end at 7:30p.m. Concerts will be moved inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.
The full line-up:
Jul 5 Dan Hart
Jul 12 NO Concert – Annual Book & Media Sale/Member’s Reception
Jul 19 Savin Hillbillies
Jul 26 Tanya Maggi and Friends
Aug 2 Marshall Richards
Aug 9 Jazzebelles
Aug 16 Bird Mancini
Aug 23 Tony Cibotti
The summer concert series this year is fully funded by a grant from the Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library, with support by volunteers from the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and the Hyde Park community at-large. All concerts are free and open to the public.
The Friends are very proud to offer its annual summer music series featuring a different local performing group each Thursday in the library garden through August 24. Tanya Maggi and David Russell will kick off the 2017 Concerts in the Garden series on Thursday, July 20, 6:30p.m-7:30p.m. Concerts will be moved inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.
The full line-up:
Jul 20 Tanya Maggi and David Russell
Jul 27 Judy Pancoast (co-sponsored with BPL)
Aug 3 Bird Mancini
Aug 10 Savin Hillbillies
Aug 17 Marshall Richards (aka Boston Opera Guy)
Aug 24 Tony Cibotti
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is also supported in part by the Boston Public Library. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Friends 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.
The final concert in the Friends’ summer “garden” series will be held this Thursday, August 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. To counter the earlier setting of the sun as summer draws to a close, our concert will be held indoors in the branch library’s Menino Hall.
Hyde Park’s favorite crooner, Tony Cibotti, will entertain the audience with his wonderful selection of tunes from the Great American Songbook. As he always does for his library performances, Tony is donating his services for the library and the community. Thank you, Tony, for your beautiful gift!
This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, with support from Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library. Thank you for joining us this summer!
Saturday August 15th was sunny and hot, and the ladies of Zili Misik cranked up the heat with their world rhythms! Thank you, Ladies, for a wonderful performance! Thanks also to Tommey Seggers of Artists-at-Large for our photo pictured here. Earlier that day the Friends’ Children’s Books mini-sale finished its second day of sales, netting nearly $500 for upcoming programs at the Hyde Park library! Thank you, Book Lovers!
The Friends’ Concert in the Garden Series has been playing every summer for 10 years, and we couldn’t let this milestone pass without notice! Just before the last show on August 20th, we cut and shared a celebratory cake with the audience. A big thank-you to the baker at Shaws in Hyde Park for your impromptu musical decoration!
Hyde Park’s favorite crooner Tony Cibotti concluded our 2015 Concerts in the Garden series with another terrific show of Sinatra and company favorites. Annually, Tony generously donates his talents at every appearance at the library, and this year he brought back up! His wife and two ladies associated with the Pied Pipers provided some harmonious accompaniment. Thank you, All, for a great time!
The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are grateful for the grant by the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation for this year’s concert series, and encourage our audience and Friends members to thank the Blue Hills Bank for its support of our library and community.
Last week our family music concert with Wayne Potash, pictured here, had every kid in the audience jumping, singing and speeding around our garden like rockets!
This week Thursday Aug 20th, join us a half-hour earlier at 6pm as we celebrate a successful 10th season with cake, followed by Hyde Park’s favorite crooner Tony Cibotti who will conclude our 2015 Concerts in the Garden series at 6:30pm. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.
Tony’s performances of Sinatra and company are audience favorites, and he generously donates his talents each time he appears at the library. Thank you, Tony, for supporting the library and the community!
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.
All are invited to the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015, beginning at 1:30pm. During the Annual Meeting, the Friends will honor Mary Margaret Pitts and Barbara Wicker as Friends of the Year for their many contributions to the library and to the community.
Following the business meeting and award presentations, Carolyn M. Goldstein of the Public History and Community Archives Program at U/Mass Boston will present a lecture on the Mass. Memories Road Show and a possible Hyde Park show in 2016. The afternoon will conclude with a reception featuring the traditional offering of homemade sweets.