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Ready Boston Field Day

Join us for Ready Boston Field Day on September 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For National Preparedness Month, come learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters and leave with safety tips, giveaways, and life-saving skills.

September 10, 2022
2022-09-10T11:00:00 - 2022-09-10T15:00:00

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting the City’s first Ready Boston Field Day at English High School Track and Field on Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Learn CPR and first aid from Boston Emergency Medical Services through demonstrations and practice sessions.
  • Get fire-safety tips from the Boston Fire Department.
  • Participate in an emergency exercise with public safety professionals.
  • Get an inside look at emergency vehicles: SWAT vehicles, ambulances, police cruisers, fire trucks, emergency management vehicles, and more.
  • Build an emergency kit to help you and your family prepare for an emergency.
  • Play preparedness games and collect giveaways!
September 10, 2022
2022-09-10T11:00:00 - 2022-09-10T15:00:00
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House Dance Party

Join us on the dance floor for a house music dance party as part of our Summer Dance Party series!

September 9, 2022
2022-09-09T17:00:00 - 2022-09-09T20:00:00

On Friday, September 9, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a house dance party on City Hall Plaza! DJ Bruno will be playing house music along with a dance performance by Phunk Phenomenon

DJ Bruno

DJ Bruno has been DJing in Boston since 1987. He became known in the college scene in the late 80’s to early 90’s for mixing hip hop, reggae, R&B, and house music. In 1991, he began a residency at the Boston Loft after-hours club with Armand Van Helden. The following year, he started the Legendary Utopia Parties. Utopia still remains as one of Boston’s hottest deep house music events. In 2006, Boston Magazine named DJ Bruno “DJ of the Year'' and in 2007, Weekly Dig awarded Utopia Sundays the “Best House Night in Boston.” With clubs not opened to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Bruno decided to take his music virtual on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Face the Bass Records and on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on DHP Radio. His motto is, “If we can dance together, we can live together” and he is on a mission to spread this motto all over the world, whether it be virtually or in person. Follow DJ Bruno on Instagram @djbruno30.

Phunk Phenomenon

Phunk Phenomenon Dance Complex is a non-traditional dance studio. Our Mission is to reach out to today's youth through the art of urban dance. Hip-hop is not just a dance it is a culture containing 5 elements. Our goal is to educate our students on those 5 elements within each of our specialized classes. Urban dance styles have always been the heart of inner cities as a way of expression and a means of building self esteem. The Phunk Phenomenon instructors will provide each class with a truly positive experience through what we like to refer to as "EDUTAINMENT", meaning we not only teach choreography but we also teach the history behind each art form.

September 9, 2022
2022-09-09T17:00:00 - 2022-09-09T20:00:00
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R and B Dance Party

Reason for cancellation: Weather
September 22, 2022
2022-09-22T17:00:00 - 2022-09-22T20:00:00

On Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy an R&B dance party on City Hall Plaza with DJ ReaL P!

DJ Real P

Capturing the ear is the first step to capturing the mind. As a DJ, Producer, Event Curator, and Community Partner, Chimel Idiokitas, also known as ReaL P, tells stories through music and social creativity. Born in Houston, TX and raised in Roxbury, MA to parents of Nigerian and Liberian descent, Chimel developed his love for music and community under the wings of his "vinyl junkie" father and his five hip-hop-loving older brothers. Having been a DJ since the age of fifteen, ReaL P has also established himself as a staple in the New England nightlife, music, and entertainment scenes. Winner of the 2019 Boston Music Awards DJ of Year, he has curated social gatherings, parties, and concerts in some of Boston’s premier venues. Specializing in your favorite genre, he has built his career on quality, passion, innovation, and organic fun. ReaL P always aims to deliver something fresh and thought-provoking for his audience.

September 22, 2022
2022-09-22T17:00:00 - 2022-09-22T20:00:00
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Kizomba Dance Party

Join us on the dance floor for some kizomba dancing as part of our Summer Dance Party series!

August 19, 2022
2022-08-19T17:00:00 - 2022-08-19T20:00:00

On Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a kizomba dance party on City Hall Plaza! DJ Shy will be playing kizomba music and Kwality Kiz will be providing dance lessons.

DJ Shy

With over a decade of experience as a Boston nightlife promoter, event curator and DJ, Veronica Rosario, also known as DJ Shy, has been bringing a unique vibe to the New England area. Born and raised in Dorchester, MA to Cabo Verdean immigrants, she strives to create space for the Cabo Verdean community. DJ Shy specializes in all Cabo Verdean musical genres, Kizomba and Afrobeats. Bringing her music and event knowledge, connections, and promotion networking skills, she co-founded .tribe, a monthly brunch and beats experience in Boston. The goal of .tribe is to unite people under the commonality of love for food, music and the arts. Follow DJ Shy on Instagram @djshy.cv to catch her at her next gig!

Kwality Kiz 

Kwality Kiz is truly one of a kind. From our teaching methodology to our unique focus on community building, everything has been carefully thought out to give our dancers the best possible experience. We teach Semba, Urban Kiz, and Kizomba dance classes in Greater Boston as well as travel to teach at events globally. Kwality Kiz identifies as an organization open to all. We are committed to creating a safe space and this is reflected in our dance classes, programming, policies, events, and art. We will actively work to combat any discrimination or racism/racial disparities in all aspects of our organization and society as a whole.

August 19, 2022
2022-08-19T17:00:00 - 2022-08-19T20:00:00
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2022 Boston Gospel Fest

Special guest Travis Greene

August 7, 2022
2022-08-07T17:00:00 - 2022-08-07T20:00:00

Join us for the 2022 Gospel Fest at Playstead Field at Franklin Park. This event showcases both national and local gospel talent. Blending contemporary and traditional gospel melodies, this annual event is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment in partnership with the Faith Collective. This event is free and open to the public.

Travis Greene will headline the concert, and Angela Elizabeth, Chris Bender, Kymberli Joye, and the Mayor’s Community Gospel Choir will also perform. This event will be hosted by the Bishop Bobby Perry, founder and pastor at Kingdom Builders' Worship Center in Dorchester.

Attendees are welcome to bring a chair or blanket to the concert venue, Playstead Field at Franklin Park. Suya Joint food truck will have food and drink available for purchase at the event. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission water truck will also be on site for attendees.

About Travis Greene

Growing up with a mother who was a minister and choir director, Travis Greene says that gospel music “was like oxygen in our house, always part of my life,” and no artist inspired him and strengthened his passion for God more than 12-time Grammy winning legend Kirk Franklin.  Now an inspirational trailblazer in his own right, Greene’s masterful fusion of music and ministry these past few years prompted Franklin to anoint him as one of the artists who are the “future of gospel music.” Continuing on his global mission to “bring the cool back to the worship experience, and get people, especially the unchurched, excited,” the two time Grammy nominee debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with his latest album Crossover: Live From Music City. Its lead single “You Waited” hit #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. For more information and new music updates, visit his website and follow Greene on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @TravisGreentv.

August 7, 2022
2022-08-07T17:00:00 - 2022-08-07T20:00:00
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2022 Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Eguie Castrillo

Join us this summer in Boston Parks for live salsa music and dance.

August 12, 2022
2022-08-12T18:00:00 - 2022-08-12T20:00:00

Created in honor of Latin music icon Tito Puente, this series celebrates 15 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks.  The series is sponsored in part by:

  • Berklee College of Music, and
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion

Free salsa lessons are led by MetaMovements.

All Tito Puente Latin Music Series dates

August 12, 2022
2022-08-12T18:00:00 - 2022-08-12T20:00:00
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2022 Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Alea

Join us this summer in Boston Parks for live salsa music and dance.

July 21, 2022
2022-07-21T19:00:00 - 2022-07-21T20:30:00

Created in honor of Latin music icon Tito Puente, this series celebrates 15 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks. The series is sponsored in part by:

Free salsa lessons are led by MetaMovements. You can also view all Tito Puente Latin Music Series dates. You can learn more about Alea in their Instagram profile.

July 21, 2022
2022-07-21T19:00:00 - 2022-07-21T20:30:00
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2022 Golf Course Summer Concert Series: Jon Hollywood

Enjoy a concert on the patio at one of the City's golf courses.

August 17, 2022
2022-08-17T18:00:00 - 2022-08-17T19:30:00

The Golf Course Concert Series is part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program. They are held in July, August, and September and shows begin at 6 p.m.

ABOUT JON HOLLYWOOD:

Jon Hollywood was born in the busy city of Bridgeport, CT, and is a musician who has a love for a wide range of music.  He was raised with a diverse musical background and was introduced to contemporary jazz, classical compositions and rock and roll at a young age. While his biggest inspirations are Michael Jackson, Queen, and Prince, he is a 90's kid at heart, enjoying hits from pop culture and the driving hard rock that followed.

Learn More about Jon Hollywood

Jon Hollywood's Instagram

August 17, 2022
2022-08-17T18:00:00 - 2022-08-17T19:30:00
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Donna Summer Disco Party 2022

Get your groove on at our eighth annual summer disco party honoring five-time Grammy winner and Boston native, Donna Summer!

June 16, 2022
2022-06-16T18:00:00 - 2022-06-16T21:00:00

Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a five-time Grammy winner, and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and was raised in Mission Hill before rising to stardom in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 62 years old on May 17, 2012. This annual event honors her life and celebrates her music and legacy in Boston.

Donna Summer Disco Party will feature:

  • music provided by DJ Vince 1
  • a special tribute performance by Mary Gaines Bernard, Donna Summer's sister and longtime backing vocalist, and
  • appearances by Donna Summer’s nephew, O’Mega Red, and other members of Donna Summer's family.
June 16, 2022
2022-06-16T18:00:00 - 2022-06-16T21:00:00
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2022 Celebration of the Lives and Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

This virtual event will be live streamed on boston.govbu.edu, and the City of Boston’s cable network.

January 17, 2022
2022-01-17T14:00:00 - 2022-01-17T15:30:00

In partnership with Boston University and the New England Conservatory, the City of Boston will present "A Celebration of the Lives and Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King" on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  The event will be live streamed on both boston.gov and Boston University website, as well as on the City of Boston’s cable network (Xfinity: channel 24, RCN: channel 13, and Fios: channel 962.) 

This year’s program features:       

  • Robert A. Brown, President Boston University
  • Brianna Bourne, Boston University Arts & Sciences ’22, Boston Latin Academy ‘20
  • Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies at Boston University
  • Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory
  • Katherine Kennedy, Director, Boston University Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
  • Jean Morrison, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University
  • Jean-Luc Pierite, Tuncia-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana,
    President of the Board of The North American Indian Center of Boston
  • Kelsey Russell, Boston University Arts & Sciences ‘22
  • Tanisha Sullivan, President of the NAACP Boston Branch
  • Andrea Taylor, Senior Diversity Officer, Boston University
  • Michelle Wu, Mayor, City of Boston

The program also features musical selections performed by student ensembles and choirs from the New England Conservatory and the Boston University the Inner Strength Gospel Choir.

In previous years, leaders such as U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Sonia Sanchez, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, Judy Richardson of Eyes on the Prize, and civil rights activist and filmmaker Topper Carew served as keynote speakers. Governor Deval Patrick, Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Boston Poet Laureates Sam Cornish and Danielle Legros Georges, former Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Augustus White, and WGBH Radio host Eric Jackson are among those who have served as readers in previous years.

January 17, 2022
2022-01-17T14:00:00 - 2022-01-17T15:30:00
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