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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 9, 2014 Page5 Zoo New England May Events A Frank De Paso uale Venture First, on Mother's Day, May II, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day (10AM to 6PM). Be sure to visit all of the resident animal moms at both Zoos includ- ing Franklin Park Zoo's western lowland gorilla Kiki and her daughters Kimani and Kambiri. At Stone Zoo, be sure to visit with white-checked gibbon Iggy and her offspring Paddy. For all other admission prices, visit www.zoonewengland.org. Endangered Species Day at Franklin Park Zoo Learn about endangered species and ways you can help better protect them Do you know Franklin Park Zoo is home to a number of endangered species including western lowland gorillas, Grevy's zebras; pygmy hippos and others? In honor of Endangered Species Day, be sure to visit on May17 th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm to learn more about these incredible animals. Franklin Park Zoo has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Northeast Regional Office) to present an engaging day designed for visitors of all ages to learn more about endangered species and ways that they can help protect these animals as well as their habitats. Children will have the opportunity to dress up as a field biologist or wildland fireflghter, see confiscated wildlife products and learn about piping plovers, an endangered bird species that can be found in Massachusetts. (Photo by Clark Linehan) Throughout the day, there will also be opportunities to meet with the zookeepers and ask questions during scheduled zookeeper encounters. Franklin Park Zoo, is located at One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA. For addi- tional information call 617-541-LION or visit www.franklinparkzoo, err. Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneharrr Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creat- ing fun and engaging experiences that inte- grate wildlife and conservation programs, re- search, and education. "Like" us on Facebook (/stonezoo) and fol- low us on Twitter (@zoonewengland) and Instagram (@zoonewengland)! Duane Lucia Named West End Museum Board President Duane Lucia named President of The West End Museum Board of Directors. stepped down from this role, he continued as Curator and also created an operat- ing manual that defined the structure and management of the Museum. It's note- worthy that Lucia took on Local historian, commu- nity organizer and arts aficio- nado Duane Lucia has been named President of The West End Museum Board of Direc- tors. In his new role, Lucia will provide greater leader- ship in addition to his range of experience at the Museum and expertise on West End history and culture. Lucia served on the Board of The Old West End Hous- ing Corporation when it first began doing business as The West End Museum: In 2010, the Museum became its own nonprofit entity, and Lucia was elected Board Secretary. In January 2011, he addi- tionally took on the role of Curator of Exhibits, boosting the number, range and qual- ity of the Museum's shows and related programs. To help provide continuity of leader- ship during a period of sig- nificant growth and change, Lucia served as Executive Director for 18 months in 2012 and 2013. When he NORTH END00 PRINTING 5 PRINCE STREET * NORTH END * BOSTON, MA 02113 Owned and operated by Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher, Post-Gazette Quality Printing for all your Commercial and Personal Needs Stationery * Business Cards * Menus * Flyers Program Books * Wedding and Party Invitations Announcements * Business Forms and Documents COMPETITIVE PRICES m 617-227-8929 these responsibilities in a volunteer capacity. "Everyone in this commu- nity is a stakeholder in its well-being -- from busi- nesses to old West End fami- lies to new West Enders to other institutions -- and we at the Museum take our stakeholder role very seri- ously," says Lucia. As a historian and a current West End resident, Lucia has a unique perspec- tive on the community as it was before urban renewal and as it is today. His work on behalf of the neighbor- hood stretches far beyond the Museum. Lucia founded the West End Community Center and the West End Children's Festival, and served as President of the West End Civic Association. He also co-founded Gallery East, an avant-garde arts center and performance space in Bos- ton's Leather District (now a virtual museum at Gallery East Network). As Board President, Lucia will be recognized as the pub- lic face of the Museum with its members, its community and its sponsors. At present, the West End Museum does not pay an Executive Direc- tor. Lucia says he will continue his work as Cura- tor while increasing his responsibilities on the Mu- seum Board. "I'm basically the default Executive Direc- tor, the person in charge of the day-to-day operations," says Lucia. "The Board as a whole ensures fiscal respon- sibility and the financial health of the organization." Lucia says he will continue the focus on programming, membership and funding. He is working towards an en- dowment and other reserves to provide a stronger operat- ing budget and ensure the prosperity of the Museum well into the future. Bricco Boutique ItolianCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trafforia II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trattoria 11 Parmenter St. 617.720.1336 Quaffro Gdll, Rasticceda & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E. 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The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these one-on-one discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats pro- vided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city's greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize package including a Dunkin' Donuts gift basket. The Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives will be giving away seeds at each location to promote and educate constituents about urban gardening and farming in Boston and the Office of Emergency Preparedness will provide additional giveaways. Further information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh's 2014 Neighbor- hood Coffee Hours are as follows. Locations marked with an asterisk are rain or shine, all others are weather permit- ting. Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park open- ings are as noted: Monday, May 12: DOHERTY PARK, 349 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown* Tuesday, May 13: SOUTH STREET PARK, 52 South St., Jamaica Plain Wednesday, May 14: ALMONT PARK, 40 Almont St., Mattapan Friday, May 16: MOTHER'S REST PARK, 410 Washing- ton St., Dorchester Monday, May 19: RINGGOLD PARK, 10 Ringgold St., South End Tuesday, May 20: ELLIOT NORTON PARK, 295 Tre- mont St., Boston Wednesday, May 21: JOYCE PLAYGROUND (park open- ing), 80 Union St., Allston/Brighton Thursday, May 22: EAST BOSTON STADIUM, 143 Por- ter St., East Boston* Tuesday, May 27: MCGANN PLAYGROUND, 309 West St., Hyde Park (rain location: George Wright GC Clubhouse) Wednesday, May 28: RAMLER PARK, 130 Peterbor- ough St., Fenway-Kenmore Thursday, May 29: SWEENEY PLAYGROUND (park open- ing), 180 West Fifth St., South Boston Monday, June 2: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK, 110 Atlantic Ave., North End* Wednesday, June 4: BILLINGS FIELD (park opening), 369 LaGrange St., West Roxbury Wednesday, June 11: GERTRUDE HOWES PARK, 68 More- land St., Roxbury Friday, June 13: FALLON FIELD, 910 South St., Roslindale Monday, June 16: MARTIN TOT LOT, 95 Myrtlebank Ave., Dorchester For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department at (617) 635-4505 or online at Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept.