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Thank you to all who are still working!

Fridays at 7pm, open your windows/doors and #clapbecausewecare as Massachusettes claps for essential workers!

Passover Virtual Services

Virtual services led by Rabbi Klein will be held on Thursday April 9 at 10:30 AM and Thursday April 16 at 10:30 AM (including Yizkor).  Please contact us at for the Zoom links.

We would like to share with our community that we will temporarily focus operations on online delivery and sales on our outdoor plaza. Click here to begin browsing vendors’ items online and stock up through delivery. Several vendors will also pop up in our Outdoor Market on our plaza (check our social media for updates).
 In light of Governor Baker’s Order, our doors will be closed through May 4th, but we’ll continue to be a community resource for fresh, local food. Click here for more info.
Thank you for your continued support of BPM and our small business vendors!
Theater & Arts

New York's Metropolitan Opera
Each day at 7:30pm ET, New York City's Metropolitan Opera is streaming performances free on its website. This week's schedule includes Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Friday) and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier (Sunday).

National Theatre at Home
Britain's National Theatre is streaming a series of plays on YouTube every Thursday at 7pm GMT (2pm ET). This week: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

Berlin's Schaubühne Livestreams
The German theater is streaming previously-recorded productions daily at 6pm DST (12pm ET.) This week's line-up includes Die Zeit und das Zimmer (Wednesday) and Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern (Friday).


April 15: Luke Combs Live
The country star will go live on YouTube Wednesday, April 15 at 8 PM ET.

April 15: Worldwide Concert for our Culture
Jazz at Lincoln Center's annual Spring Gala will now be broadcast freely on this page, as well as on Youtube and Facebook, at 7:30 pm ET.

April 17-19: Big Bang Con by BTS
K-Pop stars BTS are hosting a two-day concert livestreamed on YouTube.

Concert A Day for MusiCares
The Pickathon Music festival will stream 60 of the most memorable concerts recorded at their festival for 60 days. Donations will go to the MusiCares initiative.

Every Saturday: The World-Wide Tuning Meditation by Pauline Oliveros
Every Saturday at 5pm ET, the International Contemporary Ensemble hosts a live 'sonic meditation' in which participants sing together from their homes. RSVP required for livestream link.

Every Saturday: Jennifer Koh's Alone Together
Violinist Jennifer Koh is commissioning short solo pieces from a group of composers as part of her 'Alone Together' project. Works are livestreamed every Saturday on Facebook and Instagram.

April 18: One World: Together At Home
Global Citizen and the World Health Organization host a benefit concert to raise money to support the fight against COVID-19.

April 19: Connecting ACO Community Presents Ethan Iverson & Miranda Cuckson
ACO Community is a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. The first in this series will include the world premiere of Ethan Iverson's new work for violinist Miranda Cuckson plus a Q&A with Ethan and Miranda. Tickets are $5 and will go solely to fund the artists involved in the project.

For Kids

Story Time With Oliver Jeffers
The children’s author and illustrator reads from his books each day at 2pm ET.

Writing Classes for Teens with YA Author Kelly Yang
YA Author Kelly Yang hosts writing classes for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm ET on Instagram live.

Every Thursday: Good Night with Dolly Parton
Country music star Dolly Parton will read a bedtime story at 7pm ET as part of a weekly series.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom
Artists and educators host a creative learning activity using simple materials foundat home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms. Every weekday at 10 am EST. Led by some of the world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials foundat home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms.

Khan Academy's Daily Homeroom
The educational organization is hosting daily (weekdays) livestreams at 3pm ET on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures.

Hello Everyone!

The world continues, in the new way that it does.   People are still working to help the rest of us get through this. And the rest of us should do our part to help them get through too, by staying home.

Looking to the what is good and what is  ahead...

People are changing their manufacturing to help the world make what it needs, people are finding new ways to share their talents, and the people at home continue to show their support for the world.  Make something in your window to show your support that we will get through this.  Rainbows and hearts have become the images of hope around the country.  Some have gotten really creative with their designs.  Check out the group Heart Hunters on Facebook and see what people have created!

Today is also One Boston Day.

Join in a moment of silence at 2:49pm to honor those affected. The marathon was 7 years ago, but Boston will never forget.  We remain Boston Strong.

Stay Positive! 
Be kind, Be safe, and we'll get through this!

~The West End Community Center

it was true then, and it is still true!

While the West End Branch Library is closed, we ask that you don’t leave any returns or donations outside as no one is there to deal with them.  All fines will be waived so please keep all returns until we reopen.  
The BPL has a robust online presence at Some of our providers have increased access from home (  Check out Ancestry Library edition.
If you have any questions or concerns or just want to talk  the staff can be reached at   Helen F. Bender, Branch Librarian can be reached directly at

The NE/WE NSC remains closed at present, so I am sharing again the listing of all ABCD open sites (click on the photo below to see more clearly). In the meantime, we continue to conduct wellness checks and referrals for our clientele. We have been in touch with our donors, community partners, and other stakeholders, and remain grateful for their support and collaboration.

ABCD’s website also has updated information regarding services during this time.
Many of our neighborhood restaurants are still open for take out!

If you are able, consider take out, delivery or even buying a gift certificate to use at a later date!  Pick one of your favorites that you are sure to use, or pick one you haven't been to, so you can make sure you will visit!

Get the apps for food delivery services or just order online:
DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub, ChowNow, Postmates, and Caviar.  You can also just give the restaurants a call!

All Star Pizza Bar
Anna's Taqueria Boston
Antonio's Cucina Italiana 
Boston Public Market
City Winery
Felcaro Pizzeria
Fin's Suhi & Grill
Harvard Gardens
J. Pace & Sons:  open til 3pm (617) 227-6141
Tavern in the Square
Viva Burrito

Need groceries? Want them delivered to you, instead of heading out?  Check out InstacartHopefully stores will have had a chance to do some restocking.
Joseph's Grocery Shopping Schedule
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