Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

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Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

RESIDENT PROGRAMS For TAP Member Sites Only The allocation of free programs has changed for 2018. The number of free programs, based on the number of apartments at the site, is as follows: • Up to 75 units: 3 single OR 1 single and 1 series • 76 - 200 units: 4 single OR 1 single and 2 series • 201 - 400 units: 5 single and 1 series OR 2 single and 2 series • Over 400 units: 6 single and 2 series OR 3 single and 3 series GENERAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES • TAP Resident Programs operate on the calendar year, January 1 to December 31, 2018.

• 15 business days/3-weeks prior approval by MassHousing/TAP is required for each resident program.

• Due to the high demand of some TAP resident programs, there are selected programs that can be used only once per TAP member site. This will allow for fair use by all the TAP member sites. Those selected programs state in the program description “This program may be used only once per site.” • All TAP programs and activities must be accessible to individuals with disabilities with reasonable accommodations being made when necessary. See next page under ACCOMMODATIONS. • TAP encourages its members to book programs early in the year to ensure the widest choice of programs. Each vendor listed has limited availability.

All Resident Programs must be booked by Friday, November 23, 2018. TENANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) Supporting Management and Residents in Rental Housing TAP provides hands-on tools to address issues in your affordable rental housing including alcohol and other substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, hoarding, aging—in-place, challenges faced by families, and the difficulties of people living with disabilities. Staff and residents of TAP member sites benefit from TAP's many offerings including free trainings and conferences, dispute resolution services and on-site programs for residents.

For additional information go to www.masshousing.com/TAP. R E N T A L M A N A G E M E N T The wide variety of resident programs allow our largely non-English speaking population to engage with each other through music and exer- cise programs that provide health benefits as well as being enjoyable.” - CEO “

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

• When a selected TAP program is not available due to regional limitations, TAP member sites may request to use non-TAP vendors who are local and who offer a similar program. Please contact Denise Green by email, dgreen@masshousing.com OR TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com. • All TAP Resident Program business can be addressed to: Denise Green, MassHousing/TAP One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3110 Tel: 617.854.1080, 800.882.1154 ext. 1080 Fax: 617.854.1028, dgreen@masshousing.com OR TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com PROCEDURES FOR SITE STAFF MassHousing requires that TAP Resident Programs be submitted 15 business days (3 weeks) prior to the scheduled program.

Resident Program Request Form, as an electronic fillable PDF at MassHousing.com/TAP, must be completed by site staff and sent to the MassHousing TAP email (TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com). Staff of TAP member sites are responsible for meeting the approval requirement above, as well as for the administrative details outlined here: • Select program and schedule a date and time directly with program vendor. The vendor will provide you with a one-time unique code that corresponds with the date and time you have selected. Document that code on the program request form on the line that reads “CODE.” • Complete the remainder of the program request form and email to TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com.

• Approval notification will come by email within 5 business days from MassHousing/TAP staff with a copy of the approved request.

• On program day, site staff prepare space at the site as needed for specific program, welcome and review logistics with program vendor. • Program vendor will bring MassHousing/TAP forms to be processed that day: Program Evaluations - Residents and site staff fill out individual evaluation forms. Site staff email completed evaluation forms directly to TAP at TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com. Note: Site staff are asked not to share completed evaluations with program vendor. Program Attendance - Residents and site staff fill out the attendance form.

Program Completion Form - Both site staff and vendor fill out and sign.

Program vendor will submit attendance and completion forms along with vendor’s invoice to Denise Green at MassHousing/TAP, (One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3110) or TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

CANCELLATION POLICIES • Cancellation of a program by site staff must be at least five (5) business days in advance. Otherwise, the program vendor will be paid for one visit and the site will be recorded as having used a single program. • If a program series is cancelled due to poor attendance, the vendor will be paid for two visits and the site will be recorded as having used a series program. Note: When programs held as series have less than 10 participants after the second session, program vendor must seek MassHousing/TAP approval to continue the series. • In the event of cancellation due to bad weather i.e.

rain, snow, etc., site staff and vendor will agree on new date and provide TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com with necessary information.

ACCOMMODATIONS To request this catalog in an alternative format such as large print or audio, please contact MassHousing’s Community Services Department at 617.854.1080, VP: 857.366.4157, or dgreen@masshousing.com. Developments financed by MassHousing must comply with State & Federal Laws regarding nondiscrimination and equal access to housing for people with disabilities. For more information please see MassHousing’s Policy for Portfolio Compliance https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt/document/ 1447/portfolio_compliance_policy_pdf When advertising: • Advertisement must be in large print (14pt or larger) and with a high contrast of colors; • Should state that reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be requested by contacting (manager name), phone, fax, Mass Relay (#711) or VP number.

If the need for an alternative format is known, you must give that person information in the necessary format. If a person requests a reasonable accommodation and the need is not readily apparent or known, the person must provide verification that they meet the definition of disability and need the accommodation for equal access. If a request is made that the site or program vendor cannot provide, TAP will provide for the accommodation(s) within the limits of the laws. Requests should be made to Denise Green, 617.854.1080, 800.882.1154 x1080, VP 857.366.4157, Fax 617.854.1028 or dgreen@masshousing.com

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

1 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment ¡Combo Sabroso! Matt Jenson Phone: 617.817.2619 Email: mjenson@rcn.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Community Music School of Springfield Ben Rosenthal Phone: 413.732.8428 Email: brosenthal@community musicschool.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Community Music School of Springfield Ben Rosenthal Phone: 413.732.8428 Email: brosenthal@community musicschool.com SINGLE PROGRAMS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ¡Combo Sabroso! ¡Combo Sabroso! is a four-piece band that plays authentic, well-known covers of Salsa and Reggae music sung both in English and Spanish. Their repertoire includes dance music from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica performed enthusiastically by some of Boston's finest musicians.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Southeast, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: Spanish, English Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year A Latin Musical Excursion Enjoy musical performances by the faculty of the Community Music School of Springfield. Residents can listen or move to Latin sounds that include Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. Some performances are interactive; while others are more performance-based, whatever works for your site. This program may be used only once per TAP member site. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Western, Central, Boston and other areas at discretion of trainer Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year A Musical Excursion Enjoy musical performances by the faculty of the Community Music School of Springfield.

Choose from African drumming, Blues, Latin music, Jazz, Rap and Hip-Hop, and Classical Chamber Music. Some performances are more interactive; some are more performance-oriented—what works for your site? This program may be used only once per TAP member site. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

2 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Cape & Islands Entertainment Ron Larrivee Phone: 508.274.0388 Email: RONL1946@aol.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Alpha Music Greg Cooney Phone: 401.309.9390 Email: gregcooney@verizon.net Topic: Arts & Entertainment Delvena Theatre Company Fran Baron Phone: 781.662.8748 A Tribute to Folk Music Legends Get ready to sing along and request music from folk artists favorites. You’ll enjoy the acoustic music and meaningful, poetic lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Judy Collin and contemporary artists.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Southeast, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: Spring, Summer, Fall All Aboard the Musical Mystery Tour This Zany music concert experience welcomes all audiences to come together as a community for songs, laughter, movement and music exploration. Participants can play along using one of the many 0-MTR instruments Greg brings to this modern Hootenanny. Zero-musical talent required! Time: 2 hours Audience Size: 2 min Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences, Youth ages 5+ Season: All Year Along Memory Lane A musical walk down memory lane from the '20's to the '60's.

A live musical program with recorded piano accompaniment, along with a mistress of ceremony. Audience participation with sing-a-longs and fun props, yester year trivia with prizes awarded and a whole lot of fun! Perfect for seniors! Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Elderly/Disabled, Adults Season: All Year new!

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Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

3 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Delvena Theatre Company Fran Baron Phone: 781.662.8748 Topic: Arts & Entertainment David Colucci Phone: 413.594.0434 Email: davidjcolucci@msn.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Mark Stanzler Phone: 603.623.6449 Email: Markstanzler@comcast.net Amazingly, Mae West! Come meet the Amazing Mae West! Famous for her one-liners and double entendre, Mae will wow the audience with her comedy, singing (including sing-along with the audience). During the "Ask Mae" segment, audience members will have the opportunity to directly communicate with Mae.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Elderly/Disabled, Adults Season: All Year American Bandstand Tribute Join our entertainer as he pays tribute to Dick Clark's legendary TV show, the American Bandstand. The show will feature a variety of artists who performed on the show in the 50's and 60's. You'll hear favorites from Frankie Avalon, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & the Comets, Sam Cooke, and many more.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Western, Central Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year American Graffiti: Rock’n’Roll Is Here to Stay Nostalgic about the music of the 50s and 60s? Enjoy a trip down memory lane while Mark Croons some of the greatest ballads and beloved songs from the fifties and sixties. This is an engaging show with interesting trivia about the music and entertainers that excited a generation. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 15 min -100 max Region: Central, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Families, Elderly/Disabled, Adults Season: All Year

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

4 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Richard Mayer Phone: 802.380.3130 Email: rjmayer48@comcast.net Topic: Arts & Entertainment Amor Flores Flower Design Releigh Phone: 617.868.3635 Email: RELEIGH0071@GMAIL.COM Topic: Arts & Entertainment Bruce’s Fun Company Bruce Lawson Phone: 978.210.7464 Email: bruce@brucefun.com American Pop Shake rattle and roll with Elvis, revisit Beatlemania, and sing-a-long with Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke and others. A trio of musicians on guitar, bass, and drums rocks down Memory Lane singing the radio hits of the 50's, 60's and more. The music is punchy but never overpowering.This program may be used only once per TAP member site.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 10 min - 200 max Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Amor Flores Flower Design Residents will learn how to create gorgeous flower arrangements, center pieces and gifts for all occasions. In this class, residents can learn about symmetry and visual flow, create a color palate to enhance any decor, learn how to handle and cut flowers as well as professional tips to ensure the long life of designs. Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Audience Size: 5 min - 15 max Region: Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Youth 15+, All Audiences Season: All Year Apartment Living Do you hate housework? Do you have too much stuff and not enough space? A professional will share her secrets of home management.

Learn how to manage mail, bills, and other papers. You may have more leisure time, cleaner living quarters, and less stress.

Time: 3 hours Audience Size: n/a Region: Central, Southeast, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: Russian, English Audience: Youth 15+, All Audiences

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

5 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Passion East Education Archie Kubota Phone: 617.974.3387 Email: PowerJazzPiano@gmail.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Caravan Puppets Jonathan Keezing Phone: 413.256.1886 Email: caravanpuppets@gmail.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Tabba’s Arts & Craft Tabitha Jones Phone: 857.244.3080 Email: tabbas78@yahoo.com Archie K. Multicultural PowerJazz Extravaganza The Kubota POWERJAZZ Unit brings a mix of music from around the world.

Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin, Gospel, Fusion, Motown, Rock'n'Roll, and World Beat. Audience participation can be presented according to each site's specific request and occasion. Great fun for dance party or just music appreciation. This program may be used only once per TAP member site.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 3 min Region: Northeast, Southeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Around The World A magical trip around the world with multi-cultural puppet tales. Audiences are treated to a wide diversity of puppets and puppetry styles with beautiful staging and original music. Some stories are interactive, all have positive messages! Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 5 min - 300 max Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: Youth 2 -11 years, Families, Elderly/Disabled Season: All Year Ba Ba Betta A craft session all audiences can enjoy.

This session begins with naming the Beta's and learning how to care for your new pet. Then the fun begins with creating a low maintenance mini aquarium. Residents will decorate a 6 inch Ivy glass bowl with paint, stones, marbles, seashell or gravel. Beta and food will be provided.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 20 max Region: Central, Southeast, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year new!

Resident Programs 2018 - TAP works to improve quality of life for residents and helps to maintain healthy housing communities.

6 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Big Smile Entertainment Elaina Vrattos Jacobs Phone: 781.844.7225 Email: elaina@bigsmileentertainment.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Joseph Pagliuca Phone: 617.713.4349 Email: bigjoe@bigjoe.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Big Smile Entertainment Elaina Vrattos Jacobs Phone: 781.844.7225 Email: elaina@bigsmileentertainment.com Basin Street Bash Celebrate Mardi Gras anytime of the year by dancing to Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Jazz and Blues Music in the great styles of New Orleans! From the Washboard to the Pickle; learn and hear how all these uniquely fascinating sounds create lively and diverse music that gets everyone moving and having fun! This program may be used only once per TAP member site.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Big Joe the Storyteller's “A World of Stories” A collection of multicultural tales from around the world. The tales are told with props, puppets, and audience participation, as well as Big Joe's dynamic storytelling style. The show is made for all ages and has something for everyone! Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 5 min Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Big Kahuna Luau The Big Kahuna hosts this Musical Interactive Tropical Luau Show that will turn any venue into an Island Paradise.

Professional Vocalists fill the air with Hawaiian, Tropical and Beach Music. Learn the Hula, enter the Hula and Limbo Contests and become Kahuna for the Day!This program may be used only once per TAP member site.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year new!

7 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Ric Mauré Phone: 617.510.9141 Email: ric@ricmaure.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment The Traveling Art Party Clare Donoghue Phone: 617.875.2790 Email: travelingartparty@gmail.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Andrea Lyman Phone: 617.733.5259 Email: andrealyman@mac.com Blue Skies Trio The Blue Skies Trio plays the music you grew up with! Vocalist Maureen Benson sings songs from the 40's to the 60's ably accompanied by Michal Ball on bass and Ric Mauré at the keyboard.

Listen or sing along with musicians singing and playing songs from Sinatra to the Drifters. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Central, Southeast, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Bottle Painting with Lights Painting's not just for the canvas! Create custom wine bottles hand-painted by YOU! We'll provide the bottle and pre-drill holes for the lights. The lights are provided as well as all supplies needed. We bring ideas as well as samples. Use one of our designs or your own! Anything goes! Time: 2 hours Audience Size: 5 min - 20 max Region: Southeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences, Youth 15+ Season: All Year Broadway Lady Broadway Lady is a musical program that promotes camaraderie and participation as the audience members sing-a-long to familiar songs or sit back and listen to Andrea Lyman sing.

Fun with show tunes, novelty songs and holiday songs while learning bits of history and stories leading to laughter and education.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year new!

8 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment The Traveling Art Party Clare Donoghue Phone: 617.875.2790 Email: travelingartparty@gmail.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment A Beautiful Future Kate O’Connor Phone: 413.527.7430 Topic: Arts & Entertainment Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) Melissa Bergstorm Phone: 617.629.9262 Email: scheduling@yamass.org Canvas Painting for All Join us for a few entertaining hours of canvas painting instruction.

The best part is going home with a unique painting you can call yours and hopefully a new-found talent you'll want to explore. You will be painting a selected picture with step by step instructions. Canvas size varies depending on the painting.

Time: 2 hours Audience Size: 5 min - 20 max Region: Central, Southeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences, Youth 6+ Season: All Year Caribbean Party The Beautiful Future Band will transport you to the Caribbean Islands for a relaxing festive party with new and familiar tropical island songs and games, featuring live musicians with fine singing and the delightful sounds of the steel drum. This program may be used only once per TAP member site. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 2 min - 500 max Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Chhandika: Kathak Dance of Northern India Kathak dancers use swift and precise footwork, rapid spins and graceful gestures to tell traditional Indian stories.

This classical Indian dance form also includes the recitation of rhymes (taal) and the singing of beautiful melodies. Audiences learn the dance’s cultural context and count out poly-rhythms to help the dancers keep time.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 500 max Region: Statewide Language: English Only Audience: Youth Pre-k - 17 years Season: All Year new!

9 SINGLE PROGRAMS Topic: Arts & Entertainment Roger Tincknell Phone: 413.259.1146 Email: roger@rogertincknell.com Topic: Arts & Entertainment Delvena Theatre Company Fran Baron Phone: 781.662.8748 Topic: Arts & Entertainment Mark Stanzler Phone: 603.623.6449 Email: Markstanzler@comcast.net Children’s Songs and Singing Games Family Concert This interactive program includes a variety of traditional, multicultural, contemporary and original children's songs geared to stimulate the imagination.

Children imitate animals, take imaginary journeys, create song lyrics and learn words in Spanish and other languages through call and response singing.

Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Statewide Language: Spanish, English Audience: All Audiences Season: All Year Christmas Variety Show Perfect for the Holiday season! A live, interactive, theatrical Christmas Variety show of yesteryear. Two actresses will bring you back in time with a “celebrity" guest or two, along with singing, trivia and lots of audience participation, with the chance to win a prize! Time: 1 hour Audience Size: n/a Region: Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Elderly/ Disabled, Adult Season: All Year Christmas with the Crooner Allow Mark to take your residents along as we go "dashing through the snow" capturing Holiday nostalgia through music.

This musical journey strings together the best holiday classics made famous by many of our most hallowed entertainers from Bing Crosby to Elvis Presley. Time: 1 hour Audience Size: 15 min- 100 max Region: Central, Northeast, Metro Boston, Boston Language: English Only Audience: Families, Elderly/ Disabled, Adults Season: All Year new!