EVENTS

    • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Linwood at Chicago; enter on Linwood)
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    The 2022 Historic Boston-Edison Association's Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at the Sacred Heart Seminary.

    As a reminder the Historic Boston-Edison Association Annual Membership Meeting is held every year to:

    1.    Elect members to the Board of Directors;

    2.   Inform members of previous and future activities, and

    3.   Review fiscal information for the past year

    This year we will also mark Boston Edison Historic Journey to 100...1926-2026 as we celebrate this in everything we do for the next 4 years. So come and hear what's being planned in the journey for next year and beyond, offer your suggestions and join in the planning.

      

    • Location: Sacred Heart Seminary (Linwood at Chicago Boulevard) Enter at the guard gates on Linwood
    • Doors Open/Registration at 6:00 p.m.
    • Dinner Service at 6:30 p.m.
    • Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.




    Buffet Dinner Service:

    RSVP HERE by May 19th

    Entrée - Roasted Chicken and Blackened Salmon

    Accompaniments Mixed Greens Salad; Fresh Sauteed Broccoli;

    Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Dinner Rolls & Butter

    Dessert - Apple Crisp

    Beverages - Water, Lemonade, Coffee

    Pay your dues for 2022-2023 and dine for free!

    $15.00 suggested donation for all others.

    Not Current On Your Dues?

    No worries! Onsite payment will be available or pay now online.



    • Saturday, June 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Boston-Edison Neighborhood Wide
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    CALLING ALL HBEA RESIDENTS AND BLOCK CLUBS - SPRING CLEANING TIME


    MotorCity Makeover (District 5)

    Saturday, June 4th ~ 9:00 am - 12 noon     

       

    HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

    REGISTER HERE

    • Block Clubs and Individuals are encouraged to engage all neighbors to CLEAN-UP,  also consider curb clean-up, alleys, vacant lots or other community tidying.
    • Friendly neighborhood challenge!!! Can your Block Club recruit the most volunteers to participate?  Claim your bragging rights and have you Block featured on the www.bostonedison.org web site.
    • Not sure where to you can jump in? Join anyone along the Boulevards on Chicago or Boston or any group cleaning an alley and grab a rake and join in! All are welcome.
    • Details regarding complimentary lunch ALL participants MUST register above to receive lunch.
    • Block Club Presidents click here  with questions and to send materials request form.
    • Saturday, June 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    We are happy to welcome you to our community for the 2022 edition of our house concert series featuring three performances with world-class musicians across multiple genres. The concert series is presented by the Historic Boston-Edison Association and Michelle May, Music Director of the Sounds of Music House Concerts™ organization. The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    Classical Concert with Christa Grix

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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    SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    (Rain Date: Sunday, June 26,  2022  from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm)


    Christa fell under the spell of the harp during her first lesson at 16. Two years earlier, she was transfixed by a live jazz performance at her high school. Those two events form the foundation for her career.

    Equally adept as both a classical and jazz harpist, she is one of those rare individuals who can make the transition from the jazz rhythm section to the symphonic string section sound effortless. As a contracted second harp with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years, Christa has had the privilege of playing under the baton of some greatest conductors in the world, including Neeme Jarvi and Leonard Slatkin. The appeal and respect her music generates has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as an invited soloist and clinician at major harp festivals and conferences.

    “Christa has a great sound. I work with orchestras all over the world and so it’s rare that I’ll notice and single out the harpist for their technique and talent. Christa is a total pro with amazing technique and sound.” ~ Jack Wall, Composer, Conductor and Executive Producer of Video Games Live.

    Christa enjoys using the sound of the harp and the sound of her voice to create meaningful, beautiful communication and connection with her audiences. In addition to her 4 recordings on the Freefall Music label – Freefall (1996), Cheek to Chic (2002), Moonlight on Snow (2012) and Christa’s Presents (2014) – she is an on-air development host for WRCJ-FM in Detroit, where she researches, writes, and produces short educational spots that highlight the numerous connections between classical and jazz music. Her wide-ranging love for all kinds of music has influenced her compositions and recordings for the harp, which are enjoyed by harpists worldwide.

    “Christa is one of only a handful of harpists that I insist on having in the orchestra whenever we’re close. She is a consummate professional, sensitive musician and a delight to know personally.” ~ Scott Lavender, Composer/Arranger and Music Director for Johnny Mathis.

    Christa Grix is a past executive board member of the American Harp Society, served as conference chair for the Society’s 2008 National Conference, and served as secretary of the Detroit Musicians Fund for over a decade. National and international appearances include performances in Tobermory Ontario, Tacoma Washington, Maubege France, Prague Czech Republic, Monterey Mexico, and the 2011 meeting of the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Besides her active career as a harpist, Christa Grix is the proud mother of a college sophomore, and won’t go to bed until she’s reached “genius” status on the New York Times Spelling Bee app.

    “Be it classical or jazz, it takes little time to realize what a precious musician Christa Grix is.” ~Michael G. Nastos, Music Critic

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    In order to follow the current health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be used for these concerts:

    • This will be a one-hour concert event.
    • You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before the start time.
    • There will be limited tickets available.
    • Tickets are only available in advance; no ticket sales "at the door"
    • NO food or drink will be provided, although you can bring your own, picnic-style. You must clean up and take your trash with you (don't forget trash bags).
    • NO entering the homes (not even for the bathroom, so please plan accordingly)
    • PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, masks are no longer required for outdoor activity. You may still wear your mask at your own discretion. We have limited seating; if you have your own chairs, please feel free to bring them.
    • Concerts will have a rain date.
    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    We are happy to welcome you to our community for the 2022 edition of our house concert series featuring three performances with world-class musicians across multiple genres. The concert series is presented by the Historic Boston-Edison Association and Michelle May, Music Director of the Sounds of Music House Concerts™ organization. The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    Jazz / R&B Concert with Gerard Gibbs

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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    SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    (Rain Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

    Gerard makes a return appearance on the Boston-Edison Concert series! He and his band's super high-energy performance here in 2018 was incredible to witness and we are excited to present them again!

    Gerard William Gibbs has been a lover of Jazz ever since his father introduced him at the tender age of three to the music of the late Jazz organist, Richard “Groove” Holmes. At age seven, when he later had the opportunity to meet Holmes, Gerard grew to idolize Holmes. He knew then that one day, he would play Jazz just like his idol.

    Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gerard is a product of the Detroit Public Schools. He began his musical training in classical piano at the age of nine. Although he took to this musical style fairly quickly, his interest in performing Jazz never waned. In the summer of 1981, while recovering at home from corrective leg surgery, Gerard received a surprise visit from “Groove” Holmes. Holmes took an immediate interest in Gerard and began to show him all the “tricks of the trade.” Until Holmes’ death in 1991, Gerard had the kind of friendship and mentoring relationship with this international jazz organist that others can only dream about.

    In 1996, Gerard was again fortunate. He met another jazz organist, Jimmy Smith. He was introduced to Smith while attending his concert at the Bluebird Inn in Detroit. Smith took a liking to Gerard as well, and began to show him some of his techniques. Since that time Gerard’s friendship with Jimmy Smith has proven to be of great value. Gerard also has had opportunities to rub shoulders with jazz organists Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, and the late Jack McDuff. In September of 1999, Gerard had the opportunity to jam with the “Mighty Burner”, the late Charles Earland. All of these encounters have contributed to Gerard’s development as a versatile musical artist skilled beyond his years.

    Currently, Gerard performs nationally on the concert circuit with saxmen Marion Meadows, Ronnie Laws and James Carter. He also lends his talents to the hot contemporary jazz group: Pieces Of a Dream. While at home in Detroit, Gibbs remains busy as he works as an Architectural Engineer for the City of Detroit by day and leads two jazz bands at night and on weekends. He plays keyboards in his contemporary jazz group, RYZ (pronounced “Rise”) and organ for Gerard Gibbs & ORGANized Crime. He can be seen locally at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, the Dirty Dog Cafe, the Aretha Franklin Ampitheater, the Blue Llama and Cliff Bell's among other venues. Gerard's debut CD with his organ trio is in commemoration to his first mentor, the late Richard “Groove” Holmes.

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    In order to follow the current health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be used for these concerts:

    • This will be a one-hour concert event.
    • You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before the start time.
    • There will be limited tickets available.
    • Tickets are only available in advance; no ticket sales "at the door"
    • NO food or drink will be provided, although you can bring your own, picnic-style. You must clean up and take your trash with you (don't forget trash bags).
    • NO entering the homes (not even for the bathroom, so please plan accordingly)
    • PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, masks are no longer required for outdoor activity. You may still wear your mask at your own discretion. We have limited seating; if you have your own chairs, please feel free to bring them.
    • Concerts will have a rain date.
    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    We are happy to welcome you to our community for the 2022 edition of our house concert series featuring three performances with world-class musicians across multiple genres. The concert series is presented by the Historic Boston-Edison Association and Michelle May, Music Director of the Sounds of Music House Concerts™ organization. The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    Jazz Concert with Marion Hayden

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 7 PM-8 PM

    (Rain Date: Sunday, August 20 7 PM - 8 PM)

    Marion Hayden Trio

    Born in Detroit, MI, a crucible of jazz, Marion Hayden is one of the nation’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. Mentored by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Hayden began performing jazz at the age of 15. She has performed with such diverse luminaries as Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Lester Bowie, David Allen Grier, James Carter, Dorothy Donegan, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Frank Morgan, Jon Hendricks, Hank Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Larry Willis, Vanessa Rubin, Sheila Jordan, Mulgrew Miller, Annie Ross and many others. She is a co-founder of the touring jazz ensemble Straight Ahead- the first all woman jazz ensemble signed to Atlantic Records. She is a member of the Detroit International Jazz Festival All-Star Ambassadors touring ensemble.

    Widely recognized as a standard bearer of culture and artistic history, Hayden received a 2019 Art X Grant and a Creators of Culture Grant for original musical works. She was Artistic Director for a 2018 Knight Arts Foundation Grant encouraging young women in jazz. In 2016 Hayden was honored for her work as a performer and educator with the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship- a 1 year fellowship and grant award given an elite group of creative artists. She was the recipient of a 2016 Jazz Hero Award.- a national award given by the Jazz Journalists Association- recognizing people who have made a significant contribution through their artistry and community engagement.

    As an arts advocate, Hayden has served as Grant Panelist for the Detroit Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Art-Ops and the Highland Park Cultural Commission. She also serves as panelist or consultant for South Arts, Detroit Sound Conservancy, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, the Kresge Foundation, Jazz Education Network and Societie of the Culturally Concerned.

    A passionate advocate for youth music education, Hayden teaches for Michigan State Univ. Community Music School Detroit and is an educator in residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival. As well, she conducts the Next Gen Ensemble- a performing group of some of the areas best young musicians. Hayden holds faculty positions in the Jazz Studies Departments at University of Michigan and Oakland University. Hayden is the Bass instructor for the Geri Allen Jazz Camp, Newark, NJ. , and in 2021 will join the faculty at Centrum Jazz, Port Townsend, WA.

    In her own words:

    "It has been a privilege and a gift to learn and experience music in Detroit. The informal music education here is both thorough and rigorous and includes arranging, composing and production. The mentoring I received from the men and women in this music community was critical to my development as a creative artist. It instilled in me a sense of deep reverence and respect for music traditions, but also a fearlessness and openness about bringing those traditions forward in an original and authentic way. I express this creative openness through the projects and collaborations I engage in."

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    In order to follow the current health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be used for these concerts:

    • This will be a one-hour concert event.
    • You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before the start time.
    • There will be limited tickets available.
    • Tickets are only available in advance; no ticket sales "at the door"
    • NO food or drink will be provided, although you can bring your own, picnic-style. You must clean up and take your trash with you (don't forget trash bags).
    • NO entering the homes (not even for the bathroom, so please plan accordingly)
    • PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, masks are no longer required for outdoor activity. You may still wear your mask at your own discretion. We have limited seating; if you have your own chairs, please feel free to bring them.
    • Concerts will have a rain date.

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