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Independence Day Celebration

Let's come together to honor our nation's freedom with unity, joy, and patriotic spirit.

July 4, 2024
2024-07-04T09:00:00 - 2024-07-04T11:00:00

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment Department are excited to invite you to join us for this year's Independence Day Celebration! The celebration will start at 9 a.m. on City Hall Plaza, followed by the Independence Day Parade. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends and join us in celebrating our nation's independence.

Independence Day celebration

July 4, 2024
2024-07-04T09:00:00 - 2024-07-04T11:00:00
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Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild Summer Serve and Learn

Join the Roslindale Wetlands Taskforce and the Urban Wilds Program in this summer's Serve and Learn event!

July 13, 2024
2024-07-13T08:00:00 - 2024-07-13T11:00:00

A Serve and Learn event is a special chance for community members to learn about wildlife, plants, and how we can care for our natural world. Not only can people "learn" through these events, but they can also put their newfound knowledge to work during the "serve" portion.

During the "learn" portion, we will focus on plant health care with an emphasis on environmental pressures including pest damage, storm damage, and weeds that may compete for nutrients.

During the "serve" portion, we will implement best plant health care practices. Our tasks may include weeding, watering, adding mulch, and pruning off any branches damaged by storm events.

No experience necessary! Urban Wilds staff will provide tools and instruction, but we recommend you bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen.

 Register

Rain Date:  Sunday July 14, 8 - 11 a.m.

July 13, 2024
2024-07-13T08:00:00 - 2024-07-13T11:00:00
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Youth Day

Part of the Community Canvas Series presented by the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion bringing community events to Nubian Square this July, August, and September.

July 13, 2024
2024-07-13T12:00:00 - 2024-07-13T16:00:00

Youth Day will showcase performances by young talents, feature food from various food vendors, and include an entertaining performance. 


DÍA DE LA JUVENTUD

Parte de la Serie Lienzo Comunitario presentada por la Oficina de Inclusión y Oportunidades Económicas, que traerá eventos comunitarios a Nubian Square en julio, agosto y septiembre.

El Día de la Juventud contará con actuaciones de jóvenes talentosos, comida de varios vendedores y una actuación entretenida.


JOUNEN JÈN

Yon pati nan Seri Twal Kominotè prezante pa Biwo Opòtinite Ekonomik ak Enklizyon, pote evènman kominotè yo nan Nubian Square sa a Jiyè, Out, ak Septanm.

Jounen Jèn yo montre pèfòmans jèn talan, ansanm ak machann manje ak yon pèfòmans amizan.

July 13, 2024
2024-07-13T12:00:00 - 2024-07-13T16:00:00
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5 Days of Chess

"5 Days of Chess" is a free all ages series featuring workshops by Boston based chess masters and a free unrated chess tournament that is open to the public.

July 7, 2024
2024-07-07T14:00:00 - 2024-07-07T15:30:00
5 Days of Chess

This summer 2024 we shall be involved with '5 Days of Chess (5DC)' events in downtown Boston. '5DC' is a series of chess events consisting of four FREE chess workshops followed by a FREE chess tournament. All events at the Civic Pavilion Hall, City Hall Plaza, Boston and are supported in part by a grant from the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

​Presenters

A US Chess Federation titled player will guide participants at each workshop covering elements of the opening, the middle game and endgame. This year our presenters include GM Leonid Kritz, WGM Nadya Kosintseva and NM Ryan Young.

​Target Audience

5DC workshops are suitable for players who have mastered the basics of chess and are now seeking to get to intermediate level. Suitable for those with ratings between 800 and 1,400. Adults and juniors ages 10 and up. The tournament is open to everyone regardless of their rating.

Location

The Civic Pavilion at Boston City Hall Plaza, Downtown Boston. The closest T stop is Haymarket (Orange Line). You can also get off the T at Government Center (Green Line) and follow the signs to the Civic Pavilion. The Civic Pavilion is directly opposite Boston Public Market.

Workshop Details, Dates and Times

Each workshop starts on a Sunday at 2 p.m. and lasts 1 to 1.5 hours followed by casual chess until 5 p.m. 

July 7:    Developing a Plan (WGM Nadya Kosintseva)

July 14:  Checkmating Patterns (NM Ryan Young)

July 28:  Opening Principles (GM Leonid Kritz)

Aug 4:    How to Improve Your Chess (NM Ryan Young)

Tournament (Sunday, August 11, 1:30 p.m.) 

You've brushed up some chess theory through the workshops and practiced with casual chess after each workshop. Now is time to test those new founded skills. The final day of the 5DC series is a tournament, open to everyone, regardless of level. Registration for the tournament will open on August 1, 2024. We will send an email reminder to those who registered and attended the workshops. Note that the tournament capacity is approximately 80-100 people. 

Important Notes

All events take place in a location open to the public. Keep your belongings with you at all times. Juniors require parental supervision. There will be photography at the event and photos may be used in social media and by the press.

Registration for Workshops

Please register in advance for the workshops to help us to understand the number of attendees and chess level. Workshop capacity is approximately 50-60 people. Click on the button below to register for workshops.

"5 Days of Chess" flier

July 7, 2024
2024-07-07T14:00:00 - 2024-07-07T15:30:00
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Open Newbury 2024

Every Sunday from June 30 - September 1, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

July 28, 2024
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Repeats weekly on Sunday, starting from June 30, 2024, 10 times
  • Newbury Street
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Open Newbury
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
  • Posted:
2024-07-28T10:00:00 - 2024-07-28T20:00:00

 We’re so excited about the upcoming season, and hope that you’ll join us on the street to shop, play, and connect this Summer. 

July 28, 2024
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Repeats weekly on Sunday, starting from June 30, 2024, 10 times
  • Newbury Street
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Open Newbury
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
  • Posted:
2024-07-28T10:00:00 - 2024-07-28T20:00:00
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Blue Hill Ave RollOut: End of School Skate Party

Get ready to kick off summer at the Blue Hill Ave RollOut: End of School Skate Party! Join Consult LeLa, the City of Boston, and MBTA for a fun-filled evening of skating, music, and good vibes. 

June 28, 2024
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink
    11 Rhoades Street
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Contact:
    Maya Mudgal
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
    Mattapan
    Roxbury
  • Posted:
2024-06-28T18:00:00 - 2024-06-28T22:00:00

Consult LeLa is excited to host young residents at Chez Vous to share information about the Blue Hill Avenue Transportation Action Plan, gather feedback, and bring people together for a fun night out. Visit the Eventbrite page for more information and RSVP. 

June 28, 2024
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink
    11 Rhoades Street
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Contact:
    Maya Mudgal
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
    Mattapan
    Roxbury
  • Posted:
2024-06-28T18:00:00 - 2024-06-28T22:00:00
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Carnival Multi-Band Launch

Part of the Community Canvas Series presented by the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion bringing community events to Mattapan Square this July, August, and September.

July 27, 2024
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Corner of Cummins Highway and Fairway Street
    Mattapan, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
  • Posted:
2024-07-27T16:00:00 - 2024-07-27T20:00:00

To start the Carnival season, Mattapan is hosting a Band Launch event for all the Carnival Masquerade groups to share their designs to engage with the community. Each group will showcase their amazing costumes for this year’s Carnival season while dancing to the rhythms and sounds of Tempo International Steel Orchestra and DJ Ka’Shawn Mhad Kash Spencer. Local restaurant favorites such as Mellow Vibes will offer tasty Caribbean food dishes for purchase.


LANZAMIENTO DE LA MULTIBANDA CARNAVAL

Parte de la Serie Lienzo Comunitario presentada por la Oficina de Inclusión y Oportunidades Económicas, que traerá eventos comunitarios a Mattapan Square en julio, agosto y septiembre.

Para dar comienzo a la temporada de Carnaval, Mattapan organiza un lanzamiento de bandas para todos los grupos de la Mascarada de Carnaval. Cada grupo exhibirá sus disfraces para el carnaval de este año mientras bailan al ritmo y los sonidos de la orquesta Tempo International Steel y el DJ Ka'Shawn Mhad Kash Spencer. Los restaurantes locales favoritos, como Mello Vibez, ofrecerán para la venta platos de comida caribeña.


LANSMAN MULTI-BANN KANAVAL

Yon pati nan Seri Twal Kominotè prezante pa Biwo Opòtinite Ekonomik ak Enklizyon, pote evènman kominotè yo nan Nubian Square sa a Jiyè, Out, ak Septanm.

Pou kòmanse sezon Kanaval la, Mattapan ap òganize yon Lansman Band pou tout gwoup Maskarad Kanaval yo. Chak gwoup pral montre kostim yo pou Kanaval ane sa a pandan y ap danse sou ritm ak son Tempo International Steel Orchestra ak DJ Ka'Shawn Mhad Kash Spencer. Restoran lokal prefere yo tankou Mello Vibez pral ofri asyèt manje Karayib pou achte.

July 27, 2024
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Corner of Cummins Highway and Fairway Street
    Mattapan, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
  • Posted:
2024-07-27T16:00:00 - 2024-07-27T20:00:00
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AfroBeats. AfroEats.

Part of the Community Canvas Series presented by the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion bringing community events to Mattapan Square this July, August, and September.

July 6, 2024
2024-07-06T16:00:00 - 2024-07-06T20:00:00

Enjoy an afternoon filled with the vibrant AfroBeat rhythms spun by DJ Ohh, savor delicious African cuisine, and experience lively entertainment. Froca Fitness will lead the audience in an intense workout accompanied by African Rhythms. This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the community and celebrate African culture. Don't miss out on the fun and festivities!


AFROBEATS. AFROEATS.

Parte de la  Serie Lienzo Comunitario presentada por la Oficina de Inclusión y Oportunidades Económicas, que traerá eventos comunitarios a Nubian Square en julio, agosto y septiembre.

Disfrute de una velada llena de música afro amenizada por el DJ Ohh, cocina africana y un animado espectáculo. Froca Fitness guiará al público en un intenso entrenamiento acompañado de African Rhythms. Este evento es una oportunidad fantástica para conectarse con la comunidad y celebrar la cultura africana. ¡No te pierdas la diversión y las festividades!


AFROBEATS. AFROEATS.

Yon pati nan Seri Twal Kominotè prezante pa Biwo Opòtinite Ekonomik ak Enklizyon, pote evènman kominotè yo nan Nubian Square sa a Jiyè, Out, ak Septanm.

Pwofite de yon sware ki genyen anpil mizik Afro spun pa DJ Ohh, cuisine Afriken, epi fè eksperyans amizman an dirèk. Froca Fitness pral dirije odyans lan nan yon antrennman entans akonpaye pa ritm Afriken. Evènman sa a se yon opòtinite kokenn pou konekte ak kominote a epi selebre kilti Afriken an. Pa rate plezi ak fèstivite yo!

July 6, 2024
2024-07-06T16:00:00 - 2024-07-06T20:00:00
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Roxbury Family Tree at Nubian Square Block Party

Part of the Community Canvas Series presented by the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion bringing community events to Nubian Square this July, August, and September.

July 27, 2024
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Corner of Melnea Cass Blvd and Washington Street
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-07-27T16:00:00 - 2024-07-27T20:00:00

The Roxbury Family Tree event at Nubian Square Block Party celebrates Roxbury's rich cultural heritage and community resilience. Organized by Black Market Nubian, this event aims to highlight community stories and connections, fostering a sense of pride and inclusivity.


ÁRBOL GENEALÓGICO DE ROXBURY EN LA FIESTA DE BARRIO DE LA PLAZA NUBIAN

Parte de la Serie Lienzo Comunitario presentada por la Oficina de Inclusión y Oportunidades Económicas, que traerá eventos comunitarios a Nubian Square en julio, agosto y septiembre.

El evento del Árbol genealógico de Roxbury en la fiesta de barrio de la plaza Nubian celebra el rico patrimonio cultural de Roxbury y la resiliencia de la comunidad. Organizado por Black Market Nubian, este evento tiene como objetivo destacar las historias y conexiones de la comunidad, fomentando un sentimiento de orgullo e inclusividad.


ROXBURY FAMILY TREE NAN NUBIAN SQUARE BLOCK PARTY

Yon pati nan Seri Twal Kominotè prezante pa Biwo Opòtinite Ekonomik ak Enklizyon, pote evènman kominotè yo nan Nubian Square sa a Jiyè, Out, ak Septanm.

Evènman Roxbury Family Tree nan Nubian Square Block Party selebre eritaj kiltirèl rich Roxbury ak rezistans kominote a. Òganize pa Black Market Nubian, evènman sa a gen pou objektif pou mete aksan sou istwa ak koneksyon kominote a, ankouraje yon sans fyète ak enklizivite.

July 27, 2024
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Corner of Melnea Cass Blvd and Washington Street
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-07-27T16:00:00 - 2024-07-27T20:00:00
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Salsa in Nubian Square

Part of the Community Canvas Series presented by the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion bringing community events to Nubian Square this July, August, and September.

July 20, 2024
2024-07-20T16:00:00 - 2024-07-20T20:00:00

Salsa in Nubian Square promises an evening filled with vibrant Latin rhythms, featuring a Latin Dance Company and a Latin DJ. Attendees can enjoy delicious food from Mexican food trucks and carts. 


SALSA EN LA PLAZA NUBIAN

Parte de la Serie Lienzo Comunitario presentada por la Oficina de Inclusión y Oportunidades Económicas, que traerá eventos comunitarios a Nubian Square en julio, agosto y septiembre.

Salsa en la Plaza Nubian es una velada llena de vibrantes ritmos latinos, con la participación de un Latin Dance Company y un DJ latino. Los asistentes también podrán disfrutar de las delicias gastronómicas de los camiones y carritos de comida latina.


SALSA NAN NUBIAN SQUARE

Yon pati nan Seri Twal Kominotè prezante pa Biwo Opòtinite Ekonomik ak Enklizyon, pote evènman kominotè yo nan Nubian Square sa a Jiyè, Out, ak Septanm.

Salsa nan Nubian Square la se yon sware ki ranpli avèk ritm latin vibran, prezante Latin Dance Company ak yon DJ Latin. Patisipan yo kapab pwofite tou de manje nan kamyon manje ak charyo Latino yo.

July 20, 2024
2024-07-20T16:00:00 - 2024-07-20T20:00:00
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