Opening Our Doors 2015




For Immediate Release                                                                                                 
Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director

Arreen Andrew, Assistant Director


Brochure CoverOpening Our Doors 2015

Boston, MA- The Fenway Alliance is delighted to announce the 14th year of Opening Our Doors on Monday, October 12!  Opening Our Doors is a day where the Fenway Cultural District opens its doors so the public can experience the gems of this uniquely culturally- and artistically-rich neighborhood for FREE on Monday, October 12.   Come join the 21 member institutions of the Alliance and enjoy theatre workshops with the Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Children’s Theatre; indoor kite flying with Kite Education; art-making with SPARC! the Artmobile; Open Studios at Fenway Studios, walking tours of the Back Bay Fens; chimes and an organ performance at The First Church of Christ, Scientist; musical performances from the New England Conservatory; Zil Misik; and the Beatbus, a music workshop and performance  venue on wheels. This day is also an opportunity to view exhibits you may  have missed out on, with free admission to a few of Boston’s finest museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Wheelock College Towne Art Gallery, and The Mary Baker Eddy Library Mapparium.

The Kick-Off celebration begins promptly at 10:00 AM on the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, located near the intersection of the Avenue of the Arts (Huntington Ave.) and the Avenue of Music (Mass. Ave.).  Performances by the Boston Children’s Chorus and a Kids Parade led by the Hot Tamale Brass Band, as well as free cupcakes by Oakleaf Cakes will begin this day-long festival with activities for all age groups.

A complete list of activities will be available in mid-September at The Fenway Alliance website:

In the event of rain, all Christian Science Plaza events will be held in Reflection Hall on the Plaza, the building at the end of the Reflecting Pool near Mass Ave.

*Established in 1977, The Fenway Alliance is a consortium of 22 nationally and internationally acclaimed cultural and academic institutions located in the Fenway that defines the best of arts, culture, educations and research in Boston and beyond.

THE FENWAY CULTURAL DISTRICT – Established on March 20, 2012 by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Fenway Alliance’s vision for the Fenway Cultural District is to provide a cultural environment that merges both the historical and contemporary elements of the Fenway, into a welcoming and creative experience for residents of the area, residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as national and international visitors of all ages.  We work to ensure that the District is rightfully perceived as a premier cultural destination in our state and across the United States.  True to the visionary leadership and spirit of the historical icons within our community, we continuously innovate to a create an urban space that provides creative and educational experiences that are culturally and intellectually relevant, aesthetically engaging, and contribute to the economic vitality of the district thereby serving as a model for other cultural districts in the state as well as across the nation. We succeed as a positive force in New England’s economy by supporting the Fenway residents, students and institutions that contribute in significant ways to the region’s creative economy.

Photo credits: Holly Redmond