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.
Over the years, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library have held its biggest fundraiser in commemoration of different events in the history of our favorite branch library. Our last ball was our Back to Basic Bookmark Ball highlighting a challenge within our group to expend the least amount of funds to gain the most funds for future programming at the Hyde Park Branch Library. The Hyde Park community very generously supported us in that event through nearly 5 years of programming!
This fall the Friends will be celebrating the acquisition of Isaac Caliga’s portrait of American Impressionist John J. Enneking, Hyde Park’s artist and adopted son. In addition to our usual raffles and quilt display, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball commemorates the 100th anniversary of his death and celebrates his life and career with a live auction of 5 framed Enneking painting reproductions. These will be displayed at the branch library in the weeks prior to our ball.
Tickets for the event are $30 (tickets held at the door), but will be $35 on the day of the ball. Advance purchases can be made using the Paypal buttons below, or by sending a check made payable to the “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library”, to 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136.
Support the Friends with your donation (using increments of $5) anytime with the convenient Paypal button below.
BOOKMARK BALL and DONATIONS
|Bookmark Ball, Single Tickets – $30
|Bookmark Ball, Supporter – $50 (incl. 2 tix)
|Bookmark Ball, Sustainer – $100 (incl. 4 tix)
|Bookmark Ball, Contributor – $250 (incl. 6 tix)
|Bookmark Ball, Benefactor – $500 (incl. 8 tix)
|Donation (in increments of $5)
Thank you for your support and see you on the 22nd!
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!
Please join us this Thursday, August 11, as Patrice Monahan Jazz performs straight-ahead jazz selections in the Friends’ next concert of the series, starting at 6:30p.m. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.
Patrice Monahan Jazz are a trio of talented ladies serving up rhythm and groove at every performance. Pianist Patrice Monahan leads with clear vocals, and rounding out the group are Berklee graduates Tal Shalom – Kobi on bass, and Miki Matsuki on drums. In addition to stage and event performances, they are jazz educators of children and adults.
Our remaining concerts will feature the Brad Hallen Trio on August 18, and perennial Hyde Park favorite Tony Cibotti on August 25.
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library.
Brad Hallen’s Evenfall Quartet will perform jazz at the Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 21, at 6:30p.m. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.
The Quartet comprises bassist Brad Hallen, drummer Jerzy “Jurek” Glod, jazz pianist Joe “Sonny” Barbato and saxophonist Mark Earley. Session musicians all, Brad, Jurek, Sonny and Mark are tour veterans, playing with Duke Robillard, Roger Humphries, and Susan Tedeschi among many others!
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.
The Concert in the Garden series at the Hyde Park Branch Library begins Thursday, July 14, at 6:30p.m. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall inside the library in the event of excessive heat or rain.
The Savin Hillbillies will kick off our season with toe-tapping, sing-along country-western, folk and Irish tunes. Originally a duo featuring Rob Atterbury (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and Bill Walczak (vocals, accordion and guitar), the group now includes Diane Cline (vocals and fiddle), Joe Lutz (vocals and banjo), and Josh Santos (vocals, bass, and Brazilian drum). Join us for hopping good time!
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and supported in part by the Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.
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 18. The Savin Hillbillies will kick off the 2016 Concerts in the Garden series on Thursday, July 14, 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 14 Savin Hillbillies
Jul 21 Evenfall Quartet
Jul 28 Ron Goldman
Aug 4 Judy Pancoast
Aug 11 Patrice Monahan
Aug 18 Brad Hallen Trio
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is also supported in part by Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Calling all jazz music fans! JazzBoston’s Jazz Week returns to Beantown on April 22, 2016 and runs through May 1, 2016. The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and Artists-At-Large, Inc., are pleased to collaborate again for our fourth Jazz Week by bringing The Trombone Giants to the branch library on Saturday April 30, 2016, at 2:00pm.
Veteran Boston trombonist and band leader John Licata will kickoff the event with his presentation, What was When!! The 1970s Boston Jazz Scene, with jazz by the Giants following. The Trombone Giants comprise John Licata and Michael Wang on trombone, Ben Schwendenener on piano, Rich Appleman on bass, and Jean Marie Corrois on drums.
Come on in to Hyde Park for some history, some live jazz, and our available selection of jazz CDs for sale!
The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Hyde Park Branch Library and the Hyde Park community. We thank our members and the community for supporting our book and media sales, and for giving generously to continue sponsoring free music events and other activities for all ages at the branch library.
Artists-at-Large, also a non-profit, introduces, supports and encourages local artists in exhibiting and sharing their art in the community and beyond, as well as paying forward to others by donating a portion of their show proceeds to a charity of their choice.
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.