Mayor Martin Walsh visited Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester. He met with the school’s new principal, Nicole Mack, and Linda Nathan, the executive director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship. Mayor Walsh visited two classrooms, and observed many students practicing music during their music ensemble rehearsal period. Conservatory Lab Charter School is the only school in the nation to offer a curriculum that combines elements of El Sistema, an international music program, and EL (formerly Expeditionary Learning), an innovative approach to education. (from left): Carter Dambreville, Adrian Casso, Nicole Mack, Bryan Rodriguez, Walsh.
Seven-year-old Asyah Booker of Dorchester is clearly tickled as face painter Shawna Hicks works her magic at the August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival, presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.