Plus, The Killers pop-up show.
 
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Mayor Wu releases Summer Safety Plan
Mayor Michelle Wu is standing behind a podium and smiling.
Mayor Wu’s Summer Safety Plan supports violence prevention for safer communities.
| Photo courtesy of the City of Boston Mayor’s Office.
Mayor Wu announced the City of Boston’s comprehensive Summer Safety Plan on Tuesday, May 21.

The annual plan, created by the Mayor’s Community Safety Team, supports youth development through a public health lens. After 27 community hearings, the CST focused on public safety, school programs, and youth employment opportunities.

Putting the plan into action

Community engagement and grassroots work are core initiatives throughout CST’s six goals for the summer. To ensure safer neighborhoods for families, Bostonians can expect increased violence prevention efforts. Families feeling connected and engaged at public institutions like playgrounds, parks, and block parties are key results of this plan.

Boston Public Schools will also provide resources throughout the summer for families, including:
  • Summer mental health and mentoring services
  • Healthy and nutritious meals
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Additional coursework and future planning
Employment opportunities for young people

The Summer Safety Plan also includes summer job opportunities for teens outside the classroom. Young Bostonians aged 14 to 24 can apply for summer employment programs using futureBOS. Pro Tip: There’s even an online guide to help fill out prospective applicants.
 
 
Asked
 
Calling all parents! What summer activities do your kids partake in?
A. Summer school programs
B. My kid lives at the playground
C. We have our favorite parks
D. Summer camps in/outside Boston
 
Events
 
Thursday, May 23
  • Foraging Walk at Leland | Thursday, May 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Leland Cooperative Garden, 4 Leland St., Jamaica Plain | $10-$50 | Learn about safe and ethical foraging while finding wild edible plants.
Friday, May 24
  • Trio Novo Brasil | Friday, May 24 | 4-6 p.m. | Emerson College UnCommon Stage120 Boylston St., Boston | Free | This trio performs music from Brazilian artists on acoustic guitar, cello, and percussion.
Saturday, May 25
  • “The Seltzer Factory": Documentary Film Screening | Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Boston Public Library Copley, Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston | Free | Check out a matinee screening of a short documentary written and directed by Boston-based filmmaker Paloma Valenzuela.
  • “Young Frankenstein” | Saturday, May 25 | 12 p.m. | The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge | $13 | Watch the 1974 Mel Brooks flick in honor of its 50th anniversary.
  • Buckethead | Saturday, May 25 | 8 p.m. | Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston | $47-$55 | Be enthralled by the multi-genre guitar skills of the mysterious musician.
Sunday, May 27
  • Poetry Jam with Lucci | Sunday, May 26 | 7-11 p.m. | Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | $10 | Collaborating with projects like “The Amazing Blue Rose Showcase” and many local community events has always filled this local poet’s heart.
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News Notes
 
Concert
  • Boston Calling headliners The Killers will host a pop-up show at Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, May 25, before closing out the three-day music festival. Tickets go on sale for the all-ages concert on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
Playoffs
  • In Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday, the Celtics beat the Pacers, 133-128. Game Two takes place tonight at TD Garden at 8 p.m.— score tickets starting at $170. (NBA)
Sports
  • In Game Two of the PWHL Walter Cup Finals, Boston was bested by Minnesota, 3-0. Both teams are now tied at 1-1. They will face off again in Minnesota for Game Three on Friday, May 24. (7 News)
Number
  • $950,000. That’s how much the median price of a single-family home in the Greater Boston area reached in April. According to the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, this broke the previous median record of $910,000 set last summer. (Boston Globe)
Community
  • In a first, local honor roll students hit Fenway Park for a game of kickball. Around 60 seventh and eighth graders from schools in Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury also took a tour of the ballpark. (WBUR)
Pets
  • The MSPCA-Angell has rescued almost two dozen specialty breed dogs. In conjunction with the National Mill Dog Rescue, the canines were brought to Massachusetts to find furever homes. The dogs will be added to the MSPCA’s available animal database when they are ready for adoption. (7 News)
Finance
  • Need a new couch thanks to your dogs? Had an unexpected spring cleaning injury? Said “drinks on me” too loudly in Cask n’ Flagon? These four credit cards offer 0% intro APR for up to 18 months — aka nearly two years of no interest charges for when life piles up.*
Shop
  • Stanley is having a Memorial Day sale. Get your summer drinkware, camp mugs, coolers, and tumblers 25% off with code MEMORIAL DAY.*
 
 
Arts
 
Boston Lyric Opera’s Street Stage hits the road
Singer Zaray Rodriguez performs in Boston Lyric Opera's Street Stage.
If you can’t get to the opera, the opera will come to you. | Photo courtesy of Boston Lyric Opera
The Boston Lyric Opera’s Street Stage performances are heading to a neighborhood near you.

The company will bring free opera performances to Boston and Charlestown in the summer months using a 26-ft-long semi-trailer converted to a mobile theater. Bring a chair, blanket, beverage, and picnic to get cozy while you stay active and engaged in the community.

Register here for these June performances and receive updates on possible venue changes and rain delays.

Street Stage Season Opener at the Rose Kennedy Greenway | Saturday, June 1 (rain date of June 2) | 3 p.m. | Rowes Wharf Plaza, Atlantic at High Street | Along with opera and arias, preview the upcoming 2024/2025 BLO season. Pro tip: Grab a free Greenway Carousel Pass at the BLO’s information table.

Street Stage Returns to the South End’s Villa Victoria | Thursday, June 13 | 4:30 p.m. | Plaza Betances, IBA’s Villa Victoria, 100 W. Dedham St. | Celebrate the area’s cultural heritage with a family-friendly presentation of Spanish-language arias and poetry by youth program members and local residents.
 
The Buy
 
Drunk Girl Art Prints. Celebrate National Wine Day with a new piece of wall art for your bar cart.
 
 
The Wrap
 
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From the editor
The Scooper Bowl is coming back to Boston’s City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, June 4-Thursday, June 6. Grab your tickets and eat plenty of ice cream at The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s longtime fundraiser.
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