How to get to the Open Mike
Theodore Parker Church is located at the corner of Centre and Corey Streets in West Roxbury. The Parish Hall, where the Open Mike takes place, is on Corey Street.
From Boston: From Storrow Drive, follow Boylston Street outbound, to the Riverway South, which becomes the Jamaicaway. Pass Jamaica Pond on the right. At the next traffic circle, bear right (signs to Providence and Dedham) onto Centre Street, keeping the Arnold Arboretum on your left. Two blocks past Faulkner Hospital, come to an intersection with a set of lights. Go straight onto Centre Street (do NOT bear right with the traffic flow). Stay on Centre Street, through another rotary (Holy Name Parish). Theodore Parker UU Church will be on the right, at the corner of Centre and Corey, 1859 Centre Street. Parking is available across Corey Street, behind the bank.
The MBTA commuter train stop is Highland on the Needham line, one block from church. (N.B. Trains don’t run on Sundays.) Buses from Forest Hills Station (Rtes. 35, 36, 37) stop in front of the church.
From outlying areas: take Rte. 128 to Exit 16E, which is Rt. 109 East, in Dedham. Stay on Rt. 109 for about 4.5 miles, as it evolves from High Street, into Bridge Street, then Spring St after passing the Irish Ale House and crossing the VFW Parkway. Upon reaching West Roxbury (St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on right), it will become Centre Street. Pass library on left, then CVS. Three more blocks and you will be at Corey Street Theodore Parker is on the left (1859 Centre Street), with the statue of Theodore himself in the front of the sanctuary.
Parking available in the bank parking lot across Corey Street from the church. Parking is also usually available on Centre Street on Saturday evenings, and there are two municipal parking lots with short walking distance of Theodore Parker Church.