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Poetry, Public Art, and the Politics of Memory

The first of three public conversations at The Embrace as part of Un-monument | De-monument | Re-monument: Transforming Boston.

July 31, 2024
2024-07-31T17:30:00 - 2024-07-31T19:30:00

Join the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture and The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University for a series of free public discussions on democracy and justice. The inaugural event will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at The Embrace (139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA).

This discussion, hosted by Professor Brandon Terry and featuring Professor Joshua Bennett and Professor Imani Perry, will center around "Poetry, Public Art, and the Politics of Memory."

Poetry, especially since the great age of epic poetry, has been a profoundly important technology of communal memory and stories of peoplehood all around the globe. Our first event looks to this legacy and its present-day importance with Joshua Bennett, one of the country’s most celebrated poet-scholars, and Imani Perry, one of our nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, as they engage in a public conversation about the art and politics of memory.

Backdropped by the Embrace, Boston’s most talked-about work of public art in decades, these two extraordinary thinkers will reflect on hard questions about who and what we remember, the form and function of civic memory, and the ways that art may be able to facilitate a more inclusive and insightful practice of imagination.

Take part in the conversation as we learn about the nature of collective and civic memories and the different forms that human beings have experimented with to pass them down through generations.


This event, in collaboration with the Friends of the Public Garden, and Embrace Boston, is a part of the City of Boston's Un-monument program, a multi-year, city-wide initiative partnering with artists and local arts organizations to spark conversations about monuments through temporary public art installations, free public events, and interactive arts experiences. Learn more about the Un-monument initiative.

This event is free and open to the public, thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required, and there is no registration limit.

Will we see you at The Embrace? Let us know!

July 31, 2024
2024-07-31T17:30:00 - 2024-07-31T19:30:00

Notice of Accommodations

English: Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov or 617-635-4445, by: 7/29

Spanish - Español: Hay servicios de interpretación y traducción a su disposición sin costo alguno. Si los necesita, póngase en contacto con nosotros mandando un correo electrónico arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  o llamando a 617-635-4445, hasta esta fecha: 29/7

Haitian Creole -Kreyòl ayisyen:  Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan arts@boston.gov LCA@boston.gov  oswa 617-635-4445, ant: 29/7

Traditional Chinese - 繁體中文: 我們可以向您提供口頭翻譯和書面翻譯服務,並不向您收取費用。如您需要,請在 29 月 7 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至  arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov 或致電 617-635-4445。

Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-4445. ngày cuối: (date day/month two weeks in advance)  

Simplified Chinese - 简体中文:  我们可以向您提供口头翻译和书面翻译服务,并不向您收取费用。如您需要,请在 29 月 7 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov  或致电 617-635-4445。

Cabo Verdean Creole - kriolu:  Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov  ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-4445. Na es data:  29/7

 Arabic - العربية

خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة التحريرية متوفرة لك دون تحملك أي تكلفة. إذا احتجت لهذه الخدمات، يرجى التواصل معنا على العنوانarts@boston.gov, أو LCA@boston.gov، أو رقم الهاتف 617-635-4445، بحلول يوم (29/7). 

Russian -Русский: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov либо по телефону 617-635-4445. до  29/7

Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou 617-635-4445. Até esta data 29/7

French - Français: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou au 617-635-4445, d'ici au: 29/7

Somali - Af Soomaali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ama 617-635-4445, markay taariikhdu tahay:  29/7



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Immigrant Small Business Day

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.

August 17, 2024
2024-08-17T10:00:00 - 2024-08-17T13:00:00

Join us at Mattapan Farmers Market and support immigrant-owned businesses at Immigrant Business Day! Shop for a variety of products while celebrating the diversity and entrepreneurial spirit within our community.


Día del Comercio de Inmigrantes

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.

¡Únase a nosotros en el Mercado de Granjeros de Mattapan y apoye a los comercios propiedad de inmigrantes en el Día del Comercio de Inmigrantes! Compre una gran variedad de productos mientras celebra la diversidad y el espíritu emprendedor de nuestra comunidad.


Jounen Ti Biznis pou Imigran 

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.

Rejwenn nou nan Mache Kiltivatè Mattapan epi sipòte biznis imigran yo posede nan Jounen Biznis Imigran yo! Achte yon varyete pwodwi pandan y ap selebre divèsite ak lespri antreprenè nan kominote nou an.
 
August 17, 2024
2024-08-17T10:00:00 - 2024-08-17T13:00:00
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Healing and Wellness 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.

August 31, 2024
2024-08-31T10:00:00 - 2024-08-31T14:00:00

Enjoy cooking demonstrations by Haley House Chefs, nutritious food from local vendors, and participate in wellness presentations, writing workshops, and a yoga class. 


Día de la Sanación y el Bienestar

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 las exhibiciones de cocina de Haley House Chefs, de la comida nutritiva de los vendedores locales y participe en presentaciones sobre bienestar, talleres de redacción y una clase de yoga. 


Jounen Gerizon ak Byennèt

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 demonstrasyon kwit manje pa Chèf Haley House, manje nitritif ki soti nan men founisè lokal yo, epi patisipe nan prezantasyon byennèt, atelye travay sou ekriti ak yon klas yoga. 

 

 

August 31, 2024
2024-08-31T10:00:00 - 2024-08-31T14:00:00
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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.

August 10, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • CORNER OF MELNEA CASS BLVD AND WASHINGTON STREET
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Posted:
2024-08-10T12:00:00 - 2024-08-10T16:00:00

Youth Day will feature performances by young talents including Jerome Wells, Aidan Thomas, Laura Cabrera along with food for sale by Diddy Burger. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy games, food, and entertainment.


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 talentos como Jerome Wells, Aidan Thomas y Laura Cabrera, además de comida a la venta a cargo de Diddy Burger. A lo largo de la tarde, disfrute de juegos, comida y entretenimiento.


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 pral prezante pèfòmans jèn talan tankou Jerome Wells, Aidan Thomas, Laura Cabrera ansanm ak manje pou vann pa Diddy Burger. Pandan tout apremidi a, pwofite jwèt, manje, ak amizman.

 

 

August 10, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • CORNER OF MELNEA CASS BLVD AND WASHINGTON STREET
    Boston, MA
  • Contact:
    Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Posted:
2024-08-10T12:00:00 - 2024-08-10T16:00:00
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Pan Jam in the Park

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.

August 3, 2024
2024-08-03T16:00:00 - 2024-08-03T20:00:00

Experience the vibrant Caribbean sounds of talented youth and adult pan groups, accompanied by energetic island sounds. Enjoy a variety of delicious free tastings offerings from a Caribbean Chef Demo by Haley House Chefs, and immerse yourself in a glitter bar, face painting, and henna art. 


PAN JAM EN EL PARQUE

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.

Experimente los vibrantes sonidos caribeños de talentosos grupos musicales de jóvenes y adultos, acompañados de enérgicos sonidos isleños. Disfrute de una variedad de deliciosas degustaciones gratuitas de una exhibición de cocina caribeña a cargo de Haley House Chefs, y sumérjase en un bar de purpurina, pintura de caras y arte con henna. 


PAN JAM NAN PARK

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.

Dekouvri son vibran Karayib la gwoup jèn ak adilt ki genyen talan ki akonpaye pa son enèjik zile yo. Pwofite de yon varyete bon kalite manje gratis ki genyen bon gou ak demonstrasyon chèf Haley House, epi plonje w nan yon ba ki byen klere, pentire figi, ak ar henna.

August 3, 2024
2024-08-03T16:00:00 - 2024-08-03T20:00:00
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BCYF Clougherty Pool Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston Centers for Youth &Families, and the Public Facilities Department cordially invite you to the BCYF Clougherty Pool Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony!

July 25, 2024
  • 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 345 Bunker Hill Street
    Boston, MA 02129
  • Contact:
    Bridgette Nee
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-07-25T10:00:00 - 2024-07-25T11:00:00

Pool features include:

  • A new, modern 1940 square foot six-lane lap pool that meets USA Swimming competition certification standards with removable starting blocks and an accessible ramp entrance
  • A new, modern 2970 square foot family pool with accessible zero entry including five interactive spray features and shade structure
  • A new accessible viewing platform and expanded IPE wood bench seating along existing concrete bleachers
  • All-new filtration room and equipment
  • New fencing and lighting around pool deck
  • Wi-Fi coverage at pool deck
July 25, 2024
  • 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 345 Bunker Hill Street
    Boston, MA 02129
  • Contact:
    Bridgette Nee
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-07-25T10:00:00 - 2024-07-25T11:00:00
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Future Fest

Transforming Boston's City Hall Plaza into an interactive playground of the future through music, light art, and dance!

August 3, 2024
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    City Hall Plaza
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Arts and Culture
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2024-08-03T20:00:00 - 2024-08-03T23:00:00

Welcome to the future of art experiences!

MF Dynamics and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture are collaborating to transform City Hall Plaza into an interactive playground of the future. Featuring multi-sensory live performances, participatory light art, and good vibes, the plaza will be activated by a cohort of incredible multidisciplinary regional artists.

Flyer for FUTURE FEST happening on City Hall Plaza Sat. August 3 from 8 - 11 PM

August 3, 2024
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    City Hall Plaza
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Arts and Culture
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2024-08-03T20:00:00 - 2024-08-03T23:00:00
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BCYF Curtis Hall Fun Fest: July 25

Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free Neighborhood Fun Fest Party!

July 25, 2024
2024-07-25T17:00:00 - 2024-07-25T19:00:00

Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free Neighborhood Fun Fest Party and learn more about your neighborhood community center!  The Fun Fest will be held on Thursday, July 25, from 5-7 p.m. at BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street in Jamaica Plain.

The BCYF Fun Fest will offer a variety of free activities including music, a cookout, DJ and dance party, ice cream, children’s activities, giveaways, and information about BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center’s programming and activities.  

In the case of rain or other weather issues, please check BCYF’s social media pages, @BCYFCenters, for updates. Additional Fun Fests will be held over the course of the summer at other BCYF centers including July 18 at BCYF Blackstone in the South End, August 8 at BCYF Charlestown Community Center and August 22 at BCYF Marshall Community Center in Dorchester. Visit our website for dates and locations.

July 25, 2024
2024-07-25T17:00:00 - 2024-07-25T19:00:00
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BCYF Fun Fests Kick Off July 18 at BCYF Blackstone

Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free Neighborhood Fun Fest Party!

July 18, 2024
2024-07-18T17:00:00 - 2024-07-18T19:00:00

Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free Neighborhood Fun Fest Party and learn more about your neighborhood community center!  The Fun Fest will be held on Thursday, July 18, from 5-7 p.m. at BCYF Blackstone Community Center, 50 West Brookline Street in the South End.

The BCYF Fun Fest will offer a variety of free activities including music, a cookout, DJ and dance party, ice cream,  children’s activities, giveaways, a salsa class, bouncy house, photo booth and information about BCYF Blackstone Community Center’s programming and activities.  

In the case of rain or other weather issues, please check BCYF’s social media pages, @BCYFCenters, for updates. Additional Fun Fests will be held over the course of the summer at other BCYF centers including July 25 at BCYF Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain, August 8 at BCYF Charlestown Community Center and August 22 at BCYF Marshall Community Center in Dorchester. Visit Boston.gov/BCYF for dates and locations.

 

July 18, 2024
2024-07-18T17:00:00 - 2024-07-18T19:00:00
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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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