Haley House News and Events
July 1, 2014
Haley House Bakery Café will be CLOSED July 4-6. There will be no Community Tables on Saturday, July 5.
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Art Is Life Itself is taking a break for the summer, but the fun continues! Join us for the Summer CoffeeHouse event series on Thursdays at Haley House Bakery Café.
7/10 6:00-10:00 pm:
A Night of Jazz featuring a video tribute to jazz artists; also featuring Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative
7/17 6:00-9:00 pm:
The House Poetry Slam
7/24 6:00-9:00 pm:
Video tribute to old school R&B; Real Talk with graduates of the Transitional Employment Program (TEP), hosted by Mo Barbosa
7/31 6:00-9:00 pm:
The Poetry of Gil Scott-Heron
8/7 6:00-10:00 pm: A Night of Jazz featuring a video tribute to jazz artists; also featuring Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative
8/14 6:00-8:00 pm: Children's book release party for My Nana and Me and My Pop Pop and Me by award-winning author, storyteller, and historion Irene Smalls
8/21 6:00-9:00 pm: The House Poetry Slam
Art Is Life Itself will return with a new season on September 4, 2014.
Save the Dates
7/10: Garden workday in Roxbury from 9:00 am until noon
7/13: "Bring Your Local Produce to Asia" TBK adult cooking class at Haley House Bakery Café from 5:30-8:30 pm
7/19: Garden workday at McKinley Garden from 10:00 am until noon
7/26: Outdoor Community Tables at 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
The Live-In Community kindly requests donations of NEW men's socks and underwear for the Soup Kitchen Clothing Room. We also need coffee mugs for the Soup Kitchen (used mugs are great but we cannot accept chipped mugs). Donations may be left inside the front door at Haley House on 23 Dartmouth Street (please leave a note if no one is home to accept your donation). Thanks in advance!
A disturbing trend making headlines recently has caught our attention. Sarah Stillman writes in an article for The New Yorker about the lucrative and fast-growing "alternatives to incarceration industry" that preys and profits on the poor. National Public Radio (NPR) conducted its own investigation into this and related issues and released a special series in May, which you can read or listen to here. Among other things, NPR's investigators learned that many courts around the United States are struggling to interpret a 1983 Supreme Court ruling that protects defendents from going to jail simply because they are too poor to pay their fines. At the same time, defendents are being charged for government services that were once provided for free, including services that are constitutionally required.
|Community Tables Al Fresco: July 26
Come celebrate 9 years of Haley House in Dudley Square with a special Outdoor Community Tables dinner on Saturday, July 26 (5:00-8:00 pm).
Neighbors and friends are invited to attend an Outdoor Community Tables Dinner this month. Our buffet will feature roast chicken (vegan cutlets will also be available), a variety of mouth-watering dishes made with local produce, and Haley House's signature chocolate chip cookies. As always, attendees are invited to pay-what-they-can for this delicious meal.
Community Tables is more than just a meal; it is a time and place to meet neighbors and friends, find common ground, and celebrate good food and community. We believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table and has a story to tell.
Guests will be welomed by the Jamaica Plain Honk Band and entertained by the stylings of DJ Jose Masso.
In the event of rain on Saturday, this Outdoor Community Tables dinner will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
|The Silent Auction Was a Huge Success!
Thanks to all those who made the 11th Annual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting a wonderful event!
Hearty thanks to all who helped to make our 11th Annual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting such a wonderful afternoon and evening. Throughout the sunny day, friends and neighbors gathered on Montgomery Street for delicious food from the Haley House Bakery Café, lively conversation, and beautiful music. Over $10,000 was raised to support Haley House programs.
The afternoon was marked by a few special moments: John and Kathe McKenna received an official city proclamation in gratitude for their 48 years of service to the marginalized from Sheila Dillon, Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development, along with a poignant reflection from their grandson, Oscar. Music from a small ensemble of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a talented young group called Symphoneo filled the air both inside and out and children had fun with water balloons and sidewalk games. Special thanks to Catherine O'Byrne and Deena Etter for organizing the event and to the many volunteers and attendees who generously gave their time and resources to make the event such a great success!
Summer in the Garden
An Update from Haley House's Garden Coordinator, Carmine Leighton
The next McKinley Garden workday will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 am until noon. There will also be a workday at our urban farm and community garden in Roxbury on Thursday, July 10 from 9:00 am until noon --this will be our day to break ground!
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate in garden workdays. Garden tools are provided, but please bring plenty of water and a light snack with you. RSVP to one or both workdays by emailing Carmine.
Our praying mantids at McKinley Garden hatched on the last day of school! Read more about them on our garden blog.
Also, we invite you to watch this short documentary by Lorin Granger about our efforts to establish raised garden beds for the neighbors of Highland Park in Roxbury.
Haley House Catering Has a New Ride
Place a catering order to see our new van in action!
We are grateful to the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation for supporting the purchase of a new van for Haley House Bakery Café's catering business. The van has already been put to good use making deliveries around Boston and the surrounding area.This new vehicle will allow our business to grow and flourish, and, as a result, Haley House Bakery Café will be able to train and hire more indivdiduals with significant barriers to employment.
Have you tried Haley House Bakery Café catering? Inspired by ethnic flavors from around the world, our catering menu is delicious and healthy. With every order of our scrumptious food, you are supporting job training, nutritional education for young people, and cultural programming for the community. Click here to see the catering menu. To place an order, email email@example.com or call our catering order line Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm: 617-939-6837.
|Welcome, Summer Interns!
23 Dartmouth Street gets a fresh crop of interns for the summer
23 Dartmouth Street is abuzz with fresh faces and new energy. A few weeks ago, we welcomed 5 full-time summer interns on board. Hannah, Kate, Stephanie, and Amy moved into the Live-In Community for the summer and are helping out in the Haley House Soup Kitchen, our community gardens, Take Back the Kitchen cooking classes, and Community Tables. Paul joins us as a third year Presidential Scholar from Boston College and is a great asset to Haley House in his roles as graphic designer, researcher, and finacial analyst.
Pictured left to right are Paul Davey, Hannah Gingerich, Kate Farrell, Stephanie Kasper, and Amy Northrop.
|Adult Cooking Class Summer Series
The grown-ups are taking back the kitchen!
The next Take Back the Kitchen cooking class for adults 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 are on sale now for $45 per person at Brown Paper Tickets. This class is for individuals aged 21 and up.There are still a few tickets left, but they are going fast!
On Sunday, July 27 from 5:30-8:30 pm, Take Back the Kitchen will offer another adult cooking class called "Indoor Vegan BBQ." Who knew you could barbeque without a barbeque? In this cooking class with Chef Reva Haselkorn, you will learn how to infuse smoky BBQ flavor into a satisfying and delicious vegan meal, even when you can't get outside to the grill. This is both a demonstration and a practical hands-on class. Participants will get a tour of the Haley House Bakery Café kitchen and learn how to make a variety of summer vegan BBQ delights such as: Creamy Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Salsa, Black Bean Burgers with Handmade Whole Wheat Tortillas, Stove-top Smoked Tofu and Quinoa Salad, Stone Fruit Tarts, plus a Sparkling Fruity Vegan Cocktail (a mocktail version will also be available). Register for this class online before July 20 at Brown Paper Bag Tickets. The cost of the class is $45 per person, but a sliding scale rate is also available (email us here by July 10 to inquire). This class is for individuals aged 21 and up.
Proceeds from our Take Back the Kitchen adult cooking series help to support our youth programming. Any questions? Contact us here.
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, Carmine Leighton, Carol Kong, and Calin Darabus