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.