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JP Lantern Festival and Lantern Party

on October 14, 2014 - 2:57pm

The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade is turning 30 this year! To get you and yours ready for the big event, Ula is hosting a little lantern making party this coming Wednesday, October 15th from 4:30 to 6:00. We’re asking for a $5 donation, all of the proceeds are going to Spontaneous Celebrations.

You can also purchase a pre-made, handcrafted lantern at Ula, strung up by our very own Back of Houser, Joshua. We’ve got plenty to choose from, including one for the zombie-lover in your life. We’re asking a $20 donation for each lantern, again with all proceeds going to Spontaneous Celebrations.


August's #MonthlyMuffin: Lauren!

on August 15, 2014 - 4:17pm

Last month you all submitted carefully worded, intensely thought provoking, super goofy questions to better get to know beloved Ula staffer Lauren. You may recognize her by her upbeat personality, luxurious hair, and her amazing dino shirt. We sat down to discuss the finer points of Vermont, seahorses and to ponder the eternal question, where did Tony's Nasty Boys Hat get off to?

2014 JP Music Festival

on August 13, 2014 - 12:33pm

The time is once again upon us!  We at Ula Cafe, along with everyone else in Jamaica Plain, are so excited for the 4th Annual JP Music Festival. On September 6th, a superb line-up of local bands and musicians will perform at the festival, spanning a variety of musical genres and styles.  All the performing acts are tied to someone who lives or works in JP.  Last year, 22 bands drew over 4000 spectators out for a day of music and community fun.  The festival grows in its outreach and success each year, and 2014 promises the same.

The festival is organized by a close group of friends/JP

Local Highlight: Egleston Farmers' Market!

on July 18, 2014 - 3:51pm

It’s a Saturday morning, and you’re casually strolling down Brookside, thinking about how much you would enjoy an iced coffee from Ula café, when the sound of a fiddle catches your ear. Up ahead, you see a lot full of tents, people, music, and colorful wares.

 You glimpse a dapper baby dancing around in a sunhat, and a bearded farmer offers up a hearty hug to a customer filling their backpack with fresh local veggies. The sun is shining, everyone is smiling, and you think to yourself, What is this magical place? Well, it’s just your local farmer’s market!

Every Saturday, 10 am -2 pm, in the

Day Tripping With Ula: Artists For Humanity

on June 3, 2014 - 6:06pm
You may have noticed that here at Ula we’re super snappy dressers. And for the New Year we decided to spruce up our look and give our wearable merchandise a little update; out with the old and in with the new, as they say. We put out a call to our resident artists looking for a new spin on our old logo and started searching for a new silk-screener? Printer? Screen-printer? In our time of need Artists for Humanity came to the rescue. Since then we’ve returned to the roost for their mad sign-making skills as we reimagine our customer area and pastry case. 
A nonprofit founded in 1991,