Bye, Bye Roslindale. The Big Hammock will miss you!

IMG_1788 Our indiegogo fundraising is over. We want to thank Eugene Colberg,
Sumi Fasolo, Sanaa Abdul-Basheer for contributing to our campaign. With various contribution sources and volunteers, we were able to break even on our expenses to bring the Hammock to Roslindale. Thank you so much for being a supporter of BRACE art’s projects. p.s……It’s not too late to be a supporter!You can still support us through the “Donate Now” button on our website:

This Saturday will be our last day hanging out at Adam’s Park. If you haven’t been to The Big Hammock in Rozzie, make sure you stop by between 9am-1:30pm. We will be de-installing The Big Hammock at 1:30pm. All volunteers who lend us a hand for at least an hour, removing and transporting the parts will get a FREE Big Hammock t-shirt until we run out:) Kids can also volunteer! Lastly I want to thank all the BRACE volunteers, Connie Wang for leading the Tilt-up Fence this summer, Ellen, Dane, Lisa, Hanhan and Shiqing -WE THANK YOU!!

Community Meeting at Viet-AID

BR+A+CE and Viet-AID came together yesterday for a community design meeting!
























After receiving some feedback we’re excited to move into our next phase of designing the details and working towards fabrication!

Stay tuned (:


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The Big Hammock LOVES Roslindale!

We had so much fun this weekend at Adam’s Park! With Mayor Walsh as our special guest, we read stories, ran around, got some delicious fare at the Roslindale Village Main Street Block Party, and settled down for a little relax time in The Big Hammock.

Check out all the fun on our Facebook Page!

And don’t forget to join us this weekend for more good times at The Big Hammock. New England Aquarium will be there, and ABC Spanish in Motion will be doing a reading of our book, Children All Around The World Love Hammocks, at 10 AM and perform a traditional Colombian song, La Hamaca Grande.

See you there!


Mayor Marty Walsh with RVMS Board Member and BR+A+CE Collaborator Lucy Galvan and Family


BR+A+CE Volunteers Shiqing and Connie with founder Hansy Better

Roslindale 30th Anniversary Block Party with Mayor Marty Walsh and The Big Hammock

Hey! Roslindale Village Main Street is celebrating their 30th Anniversary! They are celebrating with a huge block party throughout Adam’s Park and extending out on Poplar Street. It is going to be wicked fun!

In collaboration with Roslindale Village Main Street, there will be special readings ALL DAY by Friends of the Library with Liz Hughes of Barefoot Books at the hammock of our book, ‘Children All Around the World Enjoy Hammocks’. Now available on Amazon!

Check out all of the awesome vendors, as well as special guests, including Mayor Marty Walsh, at the Roslindale Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 8th! Come buy some nutritious local produce, eat lunch on the lawn, listen to great music, and of course…

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Mayor Walsh will be joining us at 9:45 AM!Hammock_Story_Book_SC_cover.indd

Here’s the full schedule:


9:00 AM – Farmers Market opens and Poplar Street block party kicks off
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kids Crafts
9:45 AM – Mayor Walsh joins RVMS President, Jennifer Madar, to celebrate 30 years
10:15 – 11:15 AM – Davey the Clown performance
10:15 AM – Explo Activities with Chris Kollett and Dave Hamilton
11:15 AM – Creek River String Band
ALL DAY (9:00 AM – 1:30 PM) – The Big Hammock with story readings by Liz Hughes
of Barefoot Books and the Friends of the Library, Animal Craze Petting Zoo, a bouncy
house (thanks to Charles River Church Roslindale)



Special block party vendors include:

Balanced Rock Investment Advisors
Birch St. House & Garden
Centre Cuts Salon & Spa
Artist Chris Roberts
Migrant Winds Screenprints
Artist Kristin Seekircher
Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck

As well as the professional businesses from 4238 Washington Street:The Leggett Group, NE Kelly & Associates LLC CPA, YES Energy, Mercurial Consultants, Alex Beskrowni Realtor with Insight Realty Group



In addition to the fresh foods at the Farmer’s Market, check out the delicious lunch and snack options available:

Tony’s Market
Shanti: Taste of India Restaurant
Fornax Bread Company
Boston Cheese Cellar



Hammock a BIG Success!

The Big Hammock is installed and ready for FUN!

Thanks to everyone for making our first Saturday of The Big Hammock in Adam’s Park a success! Come join us any Saturday throughout August for exciting activities and events!

We made many new friends, and lots of people supported The Big Hammock! Including: Azarakhsh Damood, Connie Wang, Rich Frisbie, Yamani Hernandez, Linda Druker, Calvin Chung, Lekan Jeyifo, Griscel Diaz, Glen Hawkins, Amy Hitchcock, Lauren Morse and Shiqing Liu. We have raised nearly 20% of our goal on Indiegogo! But we still need your support to get back in the black!

Also, visit Adam’s Park this Saturday for more fun than ever! The Roslindale Village Farmer’s Market will be having their big celebration, with extra events! The Children’s area near The Big Hammock will have a bouncy house, petting zoo, Davey the Clown, and Play Works!



BIG fun on The Big Hammock!


Reading by Antonia Better-Wirz.


Fun for the whole family

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