WellesleyWeston Magazine


Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Brews are back! Today the test kitchen for the BOSTON BEER COMPANY, brewer of Sam Adams Beer, is located in the original Haffenreffer complex in JP. Take a tour to learn about the brewing process, smell the Hallertan hops, and taste experimental beers, but come early to get tickets. Enjoy their taproom, beer garden, and gift shop. TURTLE SWAMP BREWING is the new kid in town, and, although you might guess other- wise from its location, it's a hopping spot. There's always a fun crowd and several tasty brews on tap. When the weather is good, the action is on the outside patio, where board and lawn games — and great food trucks — add to the experience. Children and dogs are welcome. Finally, for an authentic Boston Irish pub experience, head over to DOYLE'S CAFÉ which has a nice selection of aged scotches and whiskey. JP's Rich Diversity In the 1980s, low rents resulting from the proposed I-95 project brought many students, artists, musicians, and immigrants to JP creating a di- verse, socially aware, and highly tolerant community. Recognizing the influx of residents from Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, the City of Boston recently desig- nated the portion of Centre Street between Hyde Square and Jackson Square to be BOSTON'S LATIN QUARTER. Bodegas, botanicas, and Latino specialty shops and restaurants line this vibrant portion of Centre Street. Look for the TAINO MURAL by Puerto Rican artist and art pro- fessor Rafael Rivera Garcia, located behind Whole Foods on Perkins Street, which tells one of the legends of the hurricane goddess Guabancex. Times have changed once again. Today rents in JP are at an all-time high, but there is still an important music and art scene in JP. MIDWAY CAFÉ offers an eclectic mix of musical styles and crowds — rockabilly, blues, jazz, reggae, hip hop, country — live, every night. JP has two music festivals: JP PORCHFEST, held every July, when 150+ bands, spo- ken word artists, poets, and storytellers share their gifts on porches and front yards across JP. There is also the JP MUSIC FESTIVAL, held in September, where you can revel in seven hours of non-stop music on two main stages in Olmsted Park. A few weekends later, come back and tour the private studios of over 200 local artists at JP OPEN STUDIOS. Any time of year, you can explore your creative side at the ELIOT SCHOOL and at STONYBROOK FINE ARTS. One of the many murals that decorate some Jamaica Plain buildings B E T H F U R M A N 206 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8 excursions "explore your creative side"

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