New Year’s Eve in Roslindale Village

Enjoy a night out in Roslindale Village this New Year’s Eve

Check out the special menus and events at these local restaurants:

  • Sophia’s Grotto is offering seating 4:00 – 9:00 pm with a special a la carte menu, as well as late seating from 9:30 pm – 1:00 am with a four-course dinner ($60/person). Call ahead to reserve: 617-323-4595.
  • Redd’s in Rozzie‘s New Years Extravaganza 2017 offers a special menu and early seating at 5:00 pm with a champagne toast at 7:00 pm (great for families, as the kids menu is available for the 5:00 pm seating), and late seating at 9:00 pm with a champagne toast at midnight. $55/person. Reservations only, email in advance. 
  • Shanti Restaurant is serving a special four-course menu with a champagne toast from 5:30 – 10:00 pm. $45/person. (Regular a la carte menu also available.) Reserve online or call 617-325-3900.
  • Birch Street Bistro will have live music 8:30 pm – 1:00 am with Sympli Whitney’s Rockin’ Eve.
  • Delfino is taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Call 617-327-8359.

And for New Year’s Day, Akasha Yoga is welcoming 2018 with Yoga Mala, a vigorous 108 Sun Salutations workshop with Jennifer Maniates on January 1st from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Early bird pricing: $45, after December 23rd: $50. Register here.

Cheers! Here’s to another great year in Roslindale! 

This Giving Season, Contribute to Roslindale Village Main Street

Roslindale Village: a Place Where We Come Together to Eat, Shop, Live, and Play

By creating spaces filled with a sense of community and cheer, RVMS also creates essential economic drivers for Roslindale Village. These spaces include events like the Holiday Market on Birch Street and Annual Tree Lighting in Adams Park, and a world-renowned brewery pop-up in a long-vacant building: the Trillium Garden at the Substation. These projects, events, and programs all serve to support our local economy, especially during the cold winter months when our district’s business sales are the slowest.

“Foot traffic at my store has increased by 150% since the Trillium Garden at the Substation opened.”– Bryan Reeves, owner of Craft Beer Cellar Rozzie.

“This year’s Small Business Saturday and Tree Lighting event was better than ever – my sales increased by 20% compared to last year’s. Actually, I think it was the 2nd best day my store has ever had in sales.” – Elizabeth Swanson, Birch St. House & Garden

“Gratitude to Roslindale Village Main Street who worked their butts off to make this Holiday Market a huge success. It is this sort of event that reminds me of what a fine, unique, community Rozzie really is.” – Joanne Rossman, Purveyor of the Unnecessary & Irresistible

Many people talk about the long winter months and how isolating they can be—especially in contrast to the vibrant summer farmers market season. Right now, RVMS is working hard to bring you the Winter Farmers Market, which begins on Saturday, January 6th (10:00am-2:00pm) at the Sons of Italy Hall, and will run every Saturday through March. Extending the farmers market season on one side of the Square and hosting an indoor beer garden on the other side of Adams Park will give the Rozzie community an opportunity for the kind of connection they enjoy and would like to see more of in the neighborhood. The benefit is not just to those that attend the market or the beer garden, but also to the local businesses that rely on steady foot traffic and a vibrant commercial district.

Before the end of the year, we ask that you contribute to RVMS. Share in the warmth of the season of generosity – know that your contribution goes directly into the future of our business district and that RVMS works to make your vision for Roslindale a reality. When people come together: that is the magic of the Main Street program — and we cannot do it without you.


Alia Hamada Forrest

RVMS Executive Director

2nd Annual Holiday Market on Birch Street a Success

Thank you to the local businesses, organizations, volunteers, vendors, performers, and visitors who made the 2nd Annual Holiday on Birch Street such a wonderfully festive event last Thursday!

Our local shops and restaurants were packed, and it was heartwarming to wander among neighbors and visitors, all out to shop for and celebrate the season here in Roslindale Village. Thank you for ending the RVMS events season on a high note!

Thank you to our visiting vendors and local shops for offering visitors a unique, diverse selection of holiday gifts, including Birch St. House & Garden and Joanne Rossman. Thanks also to the local restaurants and shops who offered delicious treats on Birch Street and in the Courtyard: Whoo(pie)Wagon, Boston Cheese Cellar, Sophia’s Grotto, Birch Street Bistro, Shanti Restaurant, and Redd’s in Rozzie, and to PS Gourmet for donating hot chocolate.

Thank you to Roslindale Wants to Play and Bruce Spero Photography for filling Birch Street with interactive activities for all ages, including a giant chalk spirograph and a projection activity. Songful Artists carolers and JP Honk Band added music and entertainment to the street as well. Inside Emerald Society, visitors enjoyed music of the Rock n’Roll Dreamers. Thanks to Glenn Williams, our event emcee and sound engineer. 

Thank you to the Boston Main Streets Foundation for awarding us with an Impact & Innovation Grant to make this event possible. Thank you to Meetinghouse Bank, a Diamond Supporter, for contributing a free balloon artist to the event, and A Plus Realty Group for contributing a free face painter! Thank you to our Gold Supporters, Centre Cuts Salon & Spa, Peregrine Group, and Tremont Credit Union, for supporting this event. Thank you also to our Silver Supporter, Comcast Xfinity, for contributing and supplying festive antler headbands as well. 

Thank you to the many community volunteers and RVMS Board and Committee Members who volunteered their time and talents to planning and staffing this event! A lot of energy goes into planning events like this, and we couldn’t do it without community and volunteer support!

We had fun, and hope to see you next year! 

See the full photo gallery by Bruce Spero Photography here.