WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ weekend schedules – 7/11/09 - 7/12/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:


Saturday, July 11th
9:00 AM Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament
Joe Moakley Park, South Boston

Mayor Menino will throw out the first pitch at the annual Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament that gives players between the ages of 9 and 10 the opportunity to compete in a citywide competition.

12:00 PM E 13 National Night Out Jamaica Plain
English High School
144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain

Mayor Menino will join community members to celebrate the effective partnerships among the community, youth, police, city agencies and community-based organizations.

Sunday, July 12th
10:00 AM Chinatown Main Streets Festival
Main Gate to Chinatown on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Mayor Menino will help celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the Chinatown Main Streets’ Annual Spring Festival – the event showcases the uniqueness of Chinatown with cultural performances including Chinese folk dances, Japanese taiko drums and Kung Fu performances.

10:55 AM Photo Opportunity for Kevin Youkilis’ “Batting for Books”
Fenway Park, Gate D

Mayor Menino will join Red Sox star first baseman Kevin Youkilis for a photo op to promote the “Batting for Books” campaign – a partnership between Kevin Youkilis’ Hits for Kids program and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to collect new or gently used books for BPS libraries. The goal of the campaign is to collect 100,000 books during the July 11 and July 12 Red Sox games.

1:30 PM 10th Annual Parents and Children’s Walk for Peace
Groom St.
Upham’s Corner, Dorchester

Mayor Menino will join community members, survivors of homicide, state representatives and city councilors for this annual walk for peace sponsored by the Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy – an anti-violence initiative to help prevent violence in Dorchester and Roxbury.


11:00-2:30pm: Jamaica Plain National Night Out
12:00-1:00pm: Man-Up Movement
5:30-7:30pm: East Boston Block Party


Sat Jul 11, 2009
9am - 10am 30th Annual Mayor's Cup Baseball Tournament
Where: South Boston's Joe Moakley Park
10am - 11am ward 9 city council at large event
Where: large event
11am - 3pm Jamaica Plain National Night Out
Where: English High School - 144 McBride Street - Jamaica Plain
2pm - 3pm A Trip to Venice
Where: Assisted Living Community - 352 Massachusetts Avenue - Boston, MA

Sun Jul 12, 2009

9am - 10am 30th Annual Mayor's Cup Baseball Tournament
Where: South Boston's Joe Moakley Park
10am - 5pm Chinatown Main Street Festival
Where: Chinatown - Beach Street, Tyler Street, Hudson Street, Oxford Street &Harrison Avenue
12pm - 2pm Family Fun Day
Dorchester Park - Main Baseball Field - Dorchester Ave, Cross Street -Patterson, Boston,
MA, 02124
1:30pm - 2:30pm 10th Annual Parent's & Children's Walk for Peace
Where: Starting Point: Groom Street in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood of Dorchester


Over the weekend, Sam’s campaign will have a training session with media strategist Joe Trippi. Progressive candidates, staff members, and volunteers are invited to attend to learn about polling, targeting, messaging, fundraising, and media components. The training session is at the Metropolitan Community Room in Chinatown.
Sam will join several congregations in worship at churches in Roxbury and Mattapan on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon, he will attend the 10th Anniversary of the Parents and Children’s Annual Walk for Peace in Grove Hall.

Yoon Campaign Training with Joe Trippi
Metropolitan Community Room, 38 Oak St., Chinatown
10:00 a.m.
Church Visits
Annual Parents and Children’s Walk for Peace, Groom Street, Uphams’s Corner
1:30 p.m.