Things to Know in the South End Today, May 21: Walking Tour of the South End


1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a partly cloudy day, with a high near 68 degrees. 

2. South End Walking Tour: The Boston Center for Adult Education, (122 Arlington St.) is hosting a walking tour of the South End tonight, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will have a chance to explore the South End’s historical neighborhoods on foot while discovering fascinating facts about the community. The tour will include sites like an 1810 burial ground, an 1830’s alley-hidden wooden house and a number of charming masonry town houses. The BCAE is also hosting walking tours of the Bay Village and the Theatre District, Fort Point Channel Neighborhood and Beacon Hill: the North Slope. Tickets are $ 20 each. See here for more information.

3. Author Talk:  Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepersa historical novel describing the AD70 massacre at Masada, will be giving a talk at the South End Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. Her novel tells the story of four women at the fortress before it fell during the Jewish-Roman war. See here for more information.

4. Fundraiser for HIP-HOP: Join the board, staff and young people of Project HIP-HOP for their 5th Annual event, REVOLVE, a fundraiser and celebration of Project HIP-HOP’s work. There will be foot on hand from Aaron Tanaka, and free beer, wine and non-alcholic drinks. There will be a silent auction with prizes including art, Red Sox gear, or MFA passes. Admission is free with a donation. Suggested donation is $ 35. See here for more information.

5. Don’t Cut Down Trees: The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announced today they would like to remind property owners and contractors that it is illegal to remove street trees without review or approval from the City of Boston Tree Warden. Street trees on public property are protected by Massachusetts General Law Ch. 87, and may not be cut down without a public hearing and authorization by the City Tree Warden. The street tree removal process is outlined on the City of Boston website here. And see here for more information. 

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