Main Streets Events

Women’s History Month Celebration Tea!

Please Join Us on March 24, 2012

Hyde Park Main Streets’ 

2nd Annual Women’s History Month Celebration

March is Women’s History Month
This year’s theme from the National Women’s History Project is:

Women’s Education
Women’s Empowerment

Did you know that Hyde Park was home to some of the most outspoken and prominent women abolitionists and suffragettes in the 19th century? 

In recognition of Hyde Parks’ rich suffrage history, Hyde Park Main Streets wishes to celebrate not only our local history, but also give tribute to those who do so much to serve our community today with the “Women Amongst Us” Awards.

The 2012 Honorees

Mrs. Angela Menino
The First Lady of the City of Boston
Kathy Kottaridis

Executive Director, Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI)
 Maria Farrell
Hyde Park Girl Scout Troop Leader

(Both Hyde Park and the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary; Hyde Park’s annexation to the City of Boston and the establishment of the Girl Scout organization in 1912.) 

A creative team from UMASS Boston’s staff and Women’s History Department has assisted in developing the program which will include some local talent.   Hyde Park Main Streets (HPMS) is excited to acknowledge the many Hyde Park women entrepreneurs in the district as these professional women serve as role models to the young women in the neighborhood.

Last year HPMS sponsored a weekly Women’s Movie Series held at the Menino Arts Center during the month of March featuring women of impact in our day and yesteryear. 

This year, in conjunction with the ladies tea, Hyde Park Main Streets has put up a small poster display entitled “150 Years for Equality, The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998″ that will be housed at the at the Hyde Park Branch Library.  Given that this is a national election year, Hyde Park Main Streets is also sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive for the upcoming November election.  Voter registration cards and drop box will be available at the Hyde Park library for any Massachusetts resident not registered.  HPMS will ensure that the registration cards will be sent to the Boston Election Department in a timely manner.

The celebration tea program event will be held at Annabelle’s Restaurant on Saturday, (1300 Hyde Park Avenue) March 24th, 2pm – 4pm and it promises to be a special gathering for the ladies in our Boston neighborhood.  

All are welcome to join us for an inspiring and fun afternoon tea.  Pass this invitation along to your mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends!

Seating will be limited and a RSVP required.  Suggested donation $20. For more information and tickets, contact the HPMS office:  617-361-6964 or

Parking will be available for this occasion at the HPMS Pingree Parking Lot (next to the MBTA Station) and the Boston Preparatory Charter School.

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