Haley House News and Events
June 3, 2014
Art Is Life Itself! at Haley House Bakery Café
The Performance Series Embracing Art, Culture, & Sprirituality. Every Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm.
Trap Drum Workshop led by Drummer Alvin Terry; The Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative; Special Open Mic featuring Optimus Browne of Foundation Movement
The Theater Offensive presents The Neighborhood PRIDE Tour Musical Revue; Simple Intentional Living led by Mea Johnson; Open Mic
Decontructing the Prison Industrial Complex led by Harold Adams of C.F.R.O.P.; "African Tapestry-The Journey of African Travel" documentary film by DeAma Battle, Executive Director of The Art of Black Dance and Music, edited by Jibril Haynes; Pentimenti presents the Readings of their women's reading group; Open Mic
6/26 (AiLi Season Finale):
Regina Jackson, vocalist and certified Sister Locks consultant and trainer presents a Sister Locks Workshop; The Groovalottos returning from Mashpee; Open Mic
Art Is Life Itself will return with a new season on September 4, 2014
Save the Dates
6/7: 11th Annual Silent Auction & Wine Tasting fundraiser from 3:30-6:00 at 23 Dartmouth Street
6/14: Volunteer workday at McKinley Garden from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
6/27: Roxbury International Film Festival and Haley House Bakery Café present Dinner & A Movie, featuring the film "Adelante." In "Adelante," Mexican newcomers attempt to revitalize a dying Irish Catholic church in Norristown, PA.
7/13: "Bring Your Local Produce to Asia" TBK adult cooking class at Haley House Bakery Café from 5:30-8:30 pm
7/26: Outdoor Community Tables at the Haley House Bakery Café from 5:00-8:00 pm
7/27: "Indoor Vegan BBQ" TBK adult cooking class at Haley House Bakery Café from 5:30-8:30 pm
Extended Hours at Haley House Bakery Café
Now you can spend even more time at the coolest café in town
The new hours of operation are as follows:
Monday 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Words to Inspire
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
The Silent Auction Is This Saturday!
Saturday, June 7th from 3:30-6:00 pm at 23 Dartmouth Street
This Saturday, June 7, Haley House will host its Eleventh Annual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting. This event will feature delicious food from Haley House Bakery Café, games and activities for children, and live music from a small ensemble of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Auction items will include a baseball signed by Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubrant and a hockey puck autographed by Bruins player Corey Potter. We will also be auctioning off a private talk with retired NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman; a dinner at Coda with Elizabeth Boveroux, retired VP of Eaton Vance Management; and a discussion of Shakespeare's Twelth Night over hors d´oeurves and champagne.
The Silent Auction will also include a raffle. The first place winner of the raffle will receive two box seat tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros game and the second place winner will get to take a gourmet chocolate-making class with Chocolee (for two people).
Please join us for this fun and lively gathering of friends, neighbors, and supporters. All proceeds from this event will support Haley House's mission and programming.
|Community Tables Al Fresco
A special outdoor Community Tables dinner on Saturday, July 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm will mark 9 years of Haley House in Dudley Square
Every Saturday evening, Haley House Bakery Café serves a Community Tables dinner, inviting its customers to pay what they can for a three-course meal. At the end of the meal, all diners are presented with an envelope in which they may leave an anonymous donation. Doors open at 5:00 pm, and dinner is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Community Tables is more than just a meal. It is a time to meet neighbors, find common ground, and celebrate food and one another. We believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table and that everyone has a story to tell.
On Saturday, July 26th, we will take Community Tables outdoors to create an even greater celebration of community and to mark our 9th year in Dudley Square. All are welcome!
From the Garden
An Update from Haley House's Garden Coordinator, Carmine Leighton
The next garden workday will be Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Come out and meet the new garden interns, Kate and Stephanie! We will be building a sandbox, establishing a snaking herb and flower garden, and moving our hoop houses.
If you're interested in helping out in the garden --at the workday or in any other way-- please email Carmine. Also, check out our garden blog and Facebook page!
|Grants and Gifts Update
A huge thank you to our friends and supporters
Haley House has been at the receiving end of several wonderful and generous gifts recently. First, we would like to thank the staff of The Boston Foundation for selecting Haley House as the recipient of this year's Out of the Blue grant. This grant was truly out of the blue --the staff of The Boston Foundation secretly nominated and voted on Haley House to receive this unsolicited grant for $50,000, which may be used for any purpose.
We are also excited to report that Haley House was among 100 local non-profits chosen to receive a grant of $100,000 (which will be spread across three years) from the Cummings Foundation. This grant will help Haley House to grow and expand our capacity. Thank you, Cummings Foundation!
Also, thanks to Gilbane Construction Company for building a custom-made bench for our soup kitchen last Thursday. The bench will seat more guests and allow more natural light to enter the soup kitchen. The Gilbane crew also helped to prepare a delicious lunch for our elder meal guests --a multi-talented bunch indeed!
|Volunteer Spotlight: Omari Hayles
Sharing the story of one out of many outstanding Haley House volunteers
In this first Volunteer Spotlight, we would like to recognize Omari Hayles, a 25-year-old Dorchester native and regular volunteer at Community Tables. Omari first encountered Haley House as a middle school student, when he took a Take Back the Kitchen (TBK) class (TBK is Haley House’s agriculture, cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle program for urban youth and their families). Although Omari says that he has a natural inclination for the kitchen, TBK was his first formal cooking class. That TBK cooking class helped to whet Omari’s appetite for healthy food and solidify his belief that everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food.
Omari graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is interested in pursuing a career in food policy. Omari says that he would like to teach people about healthy food and that he would like to see increased access to healthy food and reduced waste. Omari volunteers at Community Tables events at the Haley House Bakery Café on Saturday evenings. When asked why he volunteers at Community Tables, Omari explains that he believes in serving the community he lives in and that he enjoys the welcoming environment of the café and the pay-what-you-can dinners.
Omari, we are so glad that you have returned to Haley House as a Community Tables volunteer and that you are pursuing your passion for healthy food and food policy. Thank you!
|Adult Cooking Class Summer Series
The grown-ups are taking back the kitchen!
The first Summer 2014 Take Back the Kitchen cooking class for adults was held on Sunday, June 1 at the Haley House Bakery Café. We are happy to report that the class was very successful –the class was sold out and all the participants learned to prepare Chef Rachel’s family sangria recipe and an impressive spread of authentic Spanish tapas. If you missed out on this class, don’t worry! We have a whole line up of cooking classes for adults that will take place this summer.
The next class will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm and will be taught by Chef Didi Emmons. This class is called “Bring Your Local Produce to Asia” and will feature the creation of vegetarian sushi, Thai crispy tofu and peanut slaw, Asian watermelon gazpacho, and Vietnamese Bahn Xeo (sizzling mung bean rice crepe stuffed with loose salad). Tickets for this class are on sale now for $45 per person at Brown Paper Tickets.
Other upcoming TBK adult cooking classes will include:
“Indoor Vegan BBQ” with Chef Reva
Infuse smoky BBQ flavor into a satisfying and delicious vegan meal
Sunday, July 27 from 5:30-8:30 pm
“Plentiful Persian Dinner” with Chef Reva
A fun and filling exploration of vegetarian Persian cooking
Sunday, September 14 from 5:30-8:30 pm
“The Far Side of Kimchi” with Didi Emmons
Learn to make one of the world’s healthiest foods with Boston’s own kimchi champion (Didi was one of the winners of the 2012 Greater Boston Kimchi Festival).
Sunday, September 21 from 5:30-8:30 pm
Tickets for these classes will go on sale June 15. More detailed information and links will be available on the Haley House Bakery Café’s Facebook page. A sliding scale rate is available for all classes. Please contact TakeBackTheKitchen@haleyhouse.org with any questions, comments, or suggestions for future adult cooking classes.
Live-in Community, Offices, & Soup Kitchen: (617) 236-8132
23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
Haley House Bakery Café: (617) 445-0900
12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Special thanks to photographers Paul Davey and Lorin Granger.