A fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art – held in the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts – will bring together Boston's finest chefs to raise funding and increase awareness of the growing incidence of diabetes among Asian Americans.
This year’s event will honor Dick & Deb Carlson, Eugene & Lai Wong, and Boston Chef Joanne Chang for their long-standing commitment to the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).
Participating chefs and restaurants include Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Jasper White of Summer Shack, Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang, Wesley Chen of Changsho, Jose Duarte of Taranta, Cafénation, Chinatown Café and many others.
All proceeds from A Spoonful of Ginger support Joslin’s AADI which enhances the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans living with diabetes through research, education, outreach and culturally appropriate treatments.
Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA
Cost: A Spoonful of Ginger tickets: $250 each. All proceeds benefit Joslin’s AADI
To purchase tickets: Please visit http://events.joslin.org/ginger/, or contact Joslin’s Development Office at 617-309-2531.
About the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI): Approximately 24 million people (8 percent of the population) have diabetes in the United States. Asian Americans are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes as the general population—approximately 10 percent of all Asian Americans have diabetes and even more remain undiagnosed. This issue requires immediate attention because Asian Americans are one of the nation’s fastest-growing minority populations.
Recognizing this need, Joslin Diabetes Center founded the AADI in 2000. The mission of the AADI is to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans living with diabetes through research, education, outreach and culturally appropriate treatments. For more information, please visit http://aadi.joslin.org/
Waltham Symphony Orchestra - Spring Family Concert - "The Voice of Youth"
Music Director Patrick Botti
Waltham Symphony Orchestra Patrick Botti conductor Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Kennedy Middle School Auditorium, 655 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA.
The Waltham Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Patrick Botti presents its Spring Family Concert dedicated to youth and featuring internationally renowned child prodigy pianist George Li in the "Piano Concerto No1" by Frederic Chopin. Also featuring young Lexington resident violinist Yuki Beppu in excerpts from Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole".
Other works on the program include the famous "Toy Symphony" now attributed to Leopold Mozart with a surprise visit by the master himself, the "Symphony in C" composed by Georges Bizet when he was 16 and much more.
There will be a petting zoo during the intermission so that all children and parents can see instruments up-close and try their talents at music making.
Reception to follow.
Tickets available online at www.walthamsymphony.org or by calling (781)271-1050
Tickets also available at the door (cash or checks only).
$18.00 Group Tickets (cost per ticket, group minimum of 10 persons). $20.00 Students and Seniors $25.00 General Seating
Paul Revere Capture Site, Minute Man National Historical Park
March Middays at the Meeting House--A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord Thursdays in March, 12:15-1 pm At Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, in Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA 02108 www.osmh.org
Revisit the fateful day of fierce battles that sparked the American Revolution--April 19, 1775.
Thursday, March 3, 12:15 PM- 1 PM The Landscape of Memory: A Sense of Place On April 19, 1775, colonists stood together and risked their lives to defend their rights. Their farmsteads, orchards, and town greens became battlefields in a conflict that led to the founding of our nation.
Today, Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and interprets the real places in Lexington and Concord where the events of that fateful day unfolded.
Lou Sideris, Chief of Planning and Communications at Minuteman National Historical Park, will explore the ongoing efforts of the Park and its many partners to restore this historic landscape and its sense of sacred space. This program is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of the Middays at the Meeting House series A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord. $6; Free for OSMH members
Thursday, March 10, 12:15 PM- 1 PM Let Us Wait No Longer! Salem and the Lexington Alarm By 8 am on April 19, 1775, news of the British march had reached all the way to Essex County. There Elias Hasket Derby mustered with his town?s militia and marched in the hopes of fighting the British soldiers. Jim Hollister and Emily Murphy, both National Park Service Rangers, portray Elias Hasket Derby and his wife in conversation about their hopes and fears, and the intrigue of a people in arms and a country at war. This program is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of the Middays at the Meeting House series "A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord." $6; Free for OSMH members
Thursday, March 17, 12:15 PM- 1 PM Where Did It Begin? The Ongoing Feud between Lexington and Concord On April 19, 1775, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington Green, causing the deaths of eight colonists. But the famous "shot heard 'round the world" refers to the battle hours later in Concord where the first British blood was spilled.
A panel of local historians, moderated by historical blogger J.L. Bell, will consider the question that has provoked spirited debate between the towns for 235 years. This program is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of the Middays at the Meeting House series "A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord." $6; Free for OSMH members
Thursday, March 24, 12:15 PM- 1 PM Grandfathers, Grandsons: Parkers, Emersons and the Legacy of Revolution Captain John Parker commanded the Lexington militia on April 19th, 1775. Just down the road, Patriot minister William Emerson watched the battle at North Bridge from the banks of the Concord River behind his home. Many years later, their grandsons abolitionist minister Theodore Parker and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson were part of one of the most influential philosophical movements in American history - Transcendentalism.
Jayne Gordon and Kathleen Barker of the Massachusetts Historical Society Education Department examine the influence of these Revolutionary War leaders on the ideas and actions of their famous descendants. This program is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of the Middays at the Meeting House series "A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord." $6; Free for OSMH members
Thursday, March 31, 12:15 PM- 1 PM Unfinished Symphony On Memorial Day 1971, nearly 500 Vietnam Veterans and townspeople were arrested for camping on Lexington Green. This historic act of civil disobedience became the largest mass arrest in Massachusetts history. The event was part of a three-day protest against the Vietnam War that reversed Paul Revere's famous ride out of Boston.
Filmmaker and veteran Bestor Cram will share the story of this symbolic confrontation along with clips from his award-winning documentary "Unfinished Symphony." This program is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of the Middays at the Meeting House series "A Nation Born: The Battles of Lexington and Concord." $6; Free for OSMH members
On the evening of Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, Jodie Gilson, the owner of J. Gilson Greenhouses, a wholesale grower of herbs and perennials in Groton, Massachusetts, lost all of her greenhouses, and thus her livelihood, under the crushing weight of the New England snow.
Gilson's insurance would not cover the loss, and to add insult to injury, the approaching Mother's Day holiday is the single biggest window for success during the calendar year in the wholesale plant sector, Gilson’s primary market.
“Mother's Day in March” will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00PM at the Boston Center for Adult Education located at 122 Arlington Street in Boston’s South End.
A star-studded of the area’s finest chefs will come together for the one-night-only pop up restaurant creating a family style menu featuring their Mother's favorite dishes.
All proceeds from the event will go to help rebuild J. Gilson Greenhouses.
*Read more about this effort and donate directly at http://willgilson.tumblr.com/
Participating Chefs/Restaurants/Vendors: Louis DiBiccari, Sel de la Terre Jamie Bissonnette, Toro, Coppa Dante de Magistris, Dante, Il Casale Matt Jennings, Farmstead, La Laiterie Colin Lynch, Menton Suzi Maitland, Trina's Starlight Lounge Ed Doyle, Real Food Consulting Jay Silva, Bambara Andy Husbands, Tremont 647 Mary Dumond, Harvest Will Gilson, Garden at the Cellar/Eat Joanne Chang, Flour, Myers + Chang Ian Grossman, Russell House Tavern Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard Christopher Myers, Myers + Chang Joy Richard, Franklin Cafe Aaron Cohen, Eat MS Walker Island Creek Oysters
Event Date: Saturday, March 5th at 7:00PM
Location: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Ticket Info: For tickets please visit http://office.bcae.org/MothersDay.html or call 617-267-4430!
Tickets for the evening are as follows:
General Admission: $100.00 (Includes wine and dinner). VIP Admission: $150.00 (Includes wine, dinner and VIP cocktail reception with Jackson Cannon and LUPEC at 6:30PM featuring Island Creek Oysters). Chef’s Table Admission: $200.00 (Includes premium seating, wine, dinner and VIP cocktail reception with Jackson Cannon and LUPEC at 6:30PM featuring Island Creek Oysters).
Susan's note: Jodie Gilson's son is Will Gilson, chef/owner of Garden at the Cellar (991 Mass Ave) in Cambridge, a terrific bistro that features herbs and fresh produce from his mom's greenhouses. Fans of Garden at the Cellar have a vested interest in making sure his mom's greenhouses get rebuild - FAST!
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