Arts & Culture

Boston Community Collaborative Facilitates Thank You Card Writing for Thanksgiving

Boston Community Collaborative facilitated the writing of lots of THANK YOU cards yesterday in celebration of THANKSGIVING.  BCC provides this activity annually at the North End branch of the Boston Public Library.  This year, we were at the Library at 10 am and again at 3 pm to accommodate two different groups of folks – 10 am saw our young toddler friends and neighbors, 3 p.m saw our afterschool friends and neighbors.  It is a pleasure to see folks from various contexts in the neighborhood (SJS, Eliot, Our movers and shakers classes at the WECC) coming together for this lovely and heartwarming event.

A big thank you to Miss Jennifer and Miss Alyson of the North End Library for hosting us.

This year, in addition to the event at the library, we expanded our thank you card writing campaign to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade at the BPS Eliot School.  It was refreshing to see and hear these youngsters showing genuine appreciation thru the thank you cards they wrote.

A shout out to Principal Traci Walker-Griffith, and Guidance Councilor Morgan Atkins for hosting us.

Look for this event next year if you are interested in participating!  Happy Thanksgiving!

BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness, Engineering for Kids, and Chess during the St John School afterschool program, courses in Drama in the North End, and at the Josiah Quincy afterschool program. BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park and a variety of other things. For more information, contact

Upcoming Events:

December 10, 2 pm End of Fall session production of “The Snow Queen and the 12 Months”.  This performance brings together all of our drama and dance students (4 classes of SJS students, 1 class of neighborhood students) to showcase and celebrate their talents and awesomeness.

January 2018, start of winter session of classes.

February 16 and 17, Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, our Spring 2018 Mainstage show. This will be a collaboration between professional actors and our students.

Mid March – End of Winter session production

Spring, 2018, annual neighborhood egghunt.

June 1 and 2, 7 pm, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Mid June, End of Spring session production

October 26, 2018 6th Annual Halloween FUNraiser for adults.