Black History Month in Boston - Featured Events
Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston will celebrate Black History Month in February with the following events:
Our Story! A Celebration of the African American Experience
February 9, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A compilation of poetry, dance, music and scenes from historical and current events significant to African and African-American history.
The Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
We Who Believe in Freedom: A Community Reading Event with Mimi Jones
February 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Long-time Roxbury resident, community organizer, and Civil Rights veteran Mimi Jones to facilitate a community reading series of works by influential women and people of color. Event is free, a hearty reception will be served.
First Church, 10 Putnum Stree, Roxbury, MA
All Ages Welcome - Free to attend
Black Migration 'The Journey that Connects Us'
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex, 120 M.L.K. Jr Blvd., Roxbury
Tickets required - call 617-635-4366 for more information
Black History Trivia and Skate Night (all ages welcome)
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St., Dorchester
Mayor Walsh's 3rd Annual African American Veterans Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
ABCD Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren St., Roxbury
Carter G. Woodson Basketball Tournament
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
BCYF Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley St., Roxbury
Untold American Stories
February Vacation Week - 2/19 - 2/22
Explore inspirational tales of an African American inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, the Library will offer activities centered on an invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings.
Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
BLS Presents “'da Kink in my Hair”
February 8, 2019 at 3:00pm (BLS) & February 9, 2019 at 12:15pm (Acton)
This show explores the lives and experiences of black women with a cast of all black female actors. A shortened in-school show will be presented on Friday, February 8, before going to the Massachusetts Thespians Festival the next day.
Black Well Being Lunch and Learn
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Boston City Hall, 5th floor Piemonte Room
Dream Chasers - One Mic, Many Voices
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
BCYF Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester
Fashionscape & Arts of Boston
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury
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