Events

Ramler Park is an ideal location to experience an outdoor performance during our free summer concert series, or to gain gardening skills while volunteering under the watchful eye of our master horticulturists.

Upcoming Events:

Check our calendar for an overview of upcoming events, as well as meeting dates and volunteer schedules.

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2016 Summer Sunset Concerts at Ramler Park presents

August 15, 2016- Monday 6:30 PM 

“You and the Night and the Music”

Maria Jane and Gabe 2015

Once again, cherished vocalists Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri will grace the stage with a program sure to delight.

Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, please check this site, or our Facebook page.

Admission:
Free

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Previous Events:

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BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC + CITY OF BOSTON PARKARTS + FENWAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION
HOSTS THIS FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

July 13, 2016 – Wednesday 6:30 PM (rain date July 18TH, Monday.)

Swingin’ in the Fens: Lisa Thorson Quintet

Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Ramler Park
130 Peterborough Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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Lisa Thorson

The Lisa Thorson Quintet performs. A critically acclaimed vocalist, Thorson is also an accomplished composer, arranger, lyricist, and educator. She is leader of her quintet, which includes Tim Ray on piano, Mark Walker on bass, George Schuller on drums, and Cercie Miller on reeds.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual, free outdoor concert presented by Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation.

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2016 Tuesday June 14 – Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Mayor'sCoffeeHrmayorWalshThe Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and other city officials about needs in their neighborhoods.
Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, the coffee hours give the City insight on how to improve city services. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market.  In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh.  Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts.
All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Event is weather permitting.

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2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at Ramler Park presents

August 24, 2015- Monday 6:30 PM 

Love! Around the Block & Around the WorldGabe and MJ 2012

Once again, cherished vocalists Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri will grace the stage with a delightful evening themed “Love! Around the Block & Around the World”.

The accomplished duo and their top notch instrumentalists will strike a beautiful chord, matching the lovely summer ambience of Ramler Park, as they sing popular songs such as “The Song Is You”, “If I Love Again” and others.  Listeners will be treated to songs from around the world, sung in Greek, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Jazz selections will feature John Wheatley, guest guitarist. Indulge in the best of summer and music at Ramler Park.

Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, please check this site, or our Facebook page.

Admission:
Free

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BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC + CITY OF BOSTON PARKARTS + FENWAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION
HOSTS THIS FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

July 15, 2015 – Wednesday 6:30 PM (rain date July 22nd, Wed.)

Swingin’ in the Fens with the Patrice Williamson Group Patrice Williamson

Patrice Williamson is going back to basics! Presenting classic jazz standards with a great band including the songs: “Close Your Eyes,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” and “I Thought About You.” Joining Patrice are four celebrated Boston musicians: Gilson Schachnik, piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; Steve Langone, drums; and John Wheatley, guitar.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual, free outdoor concert presented by Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation.

 

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2014 Summer Concert Series

David Ehle and his Jazz Jam All-StarsDavidEhle2009
August 12, 2014 – Tuesday 6:30 PM

“Performing as many styles of music possible in one concert.”

David has played in the park for the past several years and is well loved in the Fenway. We look forward to seeing you again!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and make yourself at home.
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Berklee Summer in the City

Swingin’ in the Fens with Ron Mahdi and Friends
July 23, 2014 – Wednesday  6:30 p.m.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual free outdoor concert held in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood presented by Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s featured artist is Berklee alumnus and professor Ron Mahdi, a bassist, recording artist and clinician.

Mahdi has performed with such artists as Chet Baker, Kevin Eubanks, Roy Hargrove, and Stanley Jordan. He has toured Europe, Asia, Central America, and the U.S. with Roy Haynes, Nnenna Freelon and Teodross Avery. He has recorded for Jay Branford, Consuelo Candelaria, Yoron Israel, and Walter Beasley, among others.

Due to rain, the original July 16 date was rescheduled to new concert date of July 23.

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2013 Summer Concert Series

August 25th 2013 – Concert

Sunday 5:00 PM: Another free concert  with The Fenway Jazz Jam All-stars, with Dave Ehle, guitar and special guests. Special thanks to the Mission Hill Fenway Trust for financial assistance. / rain date of Sunday, September 1st. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and have yourself a jazzy afternoon!

August 8th 2013- Concert

Thursday 6:30 PM: Concert with Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri Musical Review “Night and Day” / rain date of August 15th – Thursday

Maria Jane & Gabe Flyer 2013

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August 18th – CONCERT

Sunday 5:00 PM: Fenway Jazz Jam plus Allstars give an afternoon concert / rain date Aug 25th Sunday

August 19, 2012: Japanese Cultural Day

Friends from Kaji Aso Studio visited Ramler Park and discussed Japanese culture; including an introduction to traditional music, the tea ceremony, and the art of the brush.

Japanese cultural day music

Japanese Cultural Day

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Concert Series Videos

July 14, 2011: David Ehle Trio featuring Claire Dickson – “Corcovado”

Aug 12, 2010: David Ehle Guitar Trio and Claire Dickson

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