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‘Out of the Darkness’ walk

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host the “Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk” on June 22 to break the silence surrounding suicide. Walk with others who understand the impact suicide can have and be part of a welcoming community that can laugh, cry and heal together – while honoring the past and embracing a better future. Walkers should check in between 4 to 7:15 p.m. The event begins with opening ceremonies at Boston University’s Nickerson Field. The full route will be between 16 and 18 miles, but people can stop at any point. The route goes down Commonwealth Avenue towards Kenmore Square and past the brownstones of Back Bay. Then it is on to the Public Garden and Boston Common and onwards through downtown to the Boston Harbor Waterfront. There will be plenty of opportunities for rest and refreshment at one of our route stops, including a late-night midnight snack. Later, walkers into the Fort Point Channel area, walk alongside the Rose Kennedy Greenway and will follow a portion of the Freedom Trail by Faneuil Hall and Boston City Hall. As dawn approaches, walkers complete the route passing by the Massachusetts State House on way back to Boston University. Overnight-Boston is looking for volunteers to assist, to walk and to make donations. To learn more, visit or

Walk the Emerald Necklace

Led by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek, a sevenmile walk from the Back Bay Fens to Franklin Park will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Brief stops along the way will allow participants to learn from several of the Conservancy’s Park Overseers who will share recent park improvements and many exciting things to come for the Emerald Necklace. The day begins and at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, and ends at the Franklin Park Playstead. Registration is required and there is a $10 suggested donation. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Register at

10K Race

The Boston Athletic Association’s next 10- kilometer race will be at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. Limited to 10,000 runners, the race will follow a course that begins and ends from Boston Common at Charles Street, and winds through the Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods. No qualifying standard is required for this race. Go to, for more information and to register. The registration fee is $65.

Evening Garden Stroll

Summer blooms, scented gardens and a leisurely stroll all combine to make this one-hour guided walk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 the perfect antidote to the workday. Take in the Kelleher Rose Garden’s 1,500 roses, as well as the Fenway Victory Gardens, the nation’s oldest continuously operating Victory Gardens. The evening garden stroll begins and ends at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Register at

Death Café

The Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St. #123, host the next Death Café from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 26 for a lively, friendly roundtable conversation about death. Death Café is a movement that started in Switzerland in 2004 and has spread all over the world (with thousands of Death Cafés held in more than 33 countries to date). The idea is to bring people together over tea and chocolate cake and, by putting death squarely on the table, help each of us make the most of our lives. Participants say that the experience is meaningful, therapeutic and often very joyful. RSVP is requested for space and cake considerations. Visit to reserve your spot and cake. For more about Fenway Community Center and other upcoming events, visit: or email