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10/25 - The Grove Hall Monster Mash will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave. in Dorchester. Come for an evening of music, mischief, merriment and mirth. Kids and teens will play fun games, eat sweet treats and get their faces painted! Jim the Story Teller will entertain with spooky stories. A prize will be given for best costume. For more information, call (617) 427-3337.

10/25 Pies: Sweet and Savory Discussion and Cooking Demo will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury. Join Liz Barbour for a delicious exploration of pies. Liz will talk about the history of pies, how to make tender, flaky crusts and which sweet and savory fillings to use. Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate how to make the perfect pie crust followed by two delicious pies to sample. Space for this program is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (617) 427-3820 or email Katrina Morse at

10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 SAT Prep Workshops will be held Thursday, October 25 and November 8, 15 and 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St. in Dorchester. The course will focus on test topics that will impact your score the most. Attendees will learn test strategies to help tackle different types of test questions and how to put it all in context with college goals. Limited seating. To register, call (617) 265-0139.

10/29 HALLOW HARVEST ROXBURY The Hallow Harvest will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Marcella Park, 260 Highland St. in Roxbury. There will be pumpkin decorating, kids' activities and candy. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at HYCC, 9 Fulda St. in Roxbury. To RSVP, call (617) 427-0613 or email

AboutBlackBoston Getaways presents:
The Spectacular Fall Foliage Scenic Drive Tour

click the MORE INFORMATION link for photos and booking.
Child rate $59, tour goes 8.5 hours, includes lunch and exciting stops.

Tour Itinerary - Experience the gently rolling New England countryside awash with the colors of an Indian Summer. Travel past quiet ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Stretch your legs for a coffee stop and several picture stops including an old fashioned covered bridge. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the quaint Woodbound Inn in Rindge, New Hampshire. nestled in the heart of the mountains. Afterwards, a pleasant afternoon of foliage display is capped off with a stop at a local farm stand for apples and cider. So come along and don't forget to bring your camera. Board at the Gray Line Ticket Office/Transportation Bldg. located at Park Sq., 10 Park Plaza on the Charles St. South Side, next to P.F. Chang’s.


10/20 Verizon Learning Lab: Wearables (Boston, MA) website

10/22 Social Justice Teaching through Reggio-Inspired Practices: Stories from The Advent School website

10/24 Roxbury Networking After Work! website


a National Black Theatre and Hi-Arts Production
playing at ArtsEmerson - Tickets 617.824.8400.
written and performed by LIZA JESSIE PETERSON
ArtsEmerson Theatre
ArtsEmerson, Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, is thrilled to welcome the first U.S. tour of National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS’s timely and urgent production, The Peculiar Patriot. Inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations, including on the notorious Riker’s Island, Liza Jessie Peterson’s one-woman show unpacks the human impact of mass incarceration in America.

The production runs two weeks Oct. 17th - Oct. 28th at the Emerson Paramount Center’s Jackie Liebergott Black Box, located at 559 Washington Street in downtown Boston.

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Boston Haitian Community Events & Resource Contacts contributed by Artist and Educator Rhea Dunn

  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce web site

  • Association of Haitian Women in Boston - web site

  • Haitian Cultural and Non-Profit Resources - web site

  • BostonFETE web site

  • HAITIAN EVENTS weekly updates - web site

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Broadway Theaters in Boston


A.R.T. American Repertory Theater

The LOEB Drama Center

Company One

Hibernian Hall

Huntington Theatre Company


Origination AFRICAN Dance

Shubert Theater Boch Center

Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker

Black Museums and Art Galleries

National Black Doll Museum, Mansfield, MA
(774) 284-4729

The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture sponsored by the Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc., opened its doors in historic downtown Mansfield, Mass July of 2012. The museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector. Location: 288 N Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048.
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)

Under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Visitors info: 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119, (617) 442-8614. Hours Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.


African and Afro-American art, lecture topics, exhbitions

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art is directed by Henry Louis Gates, author, professor and host of the popular PBS Network TV shows "Finding your Roots," and "Africa's Civilization, " gallery activities are free and open to the general public. View contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. Attend lectures presented by guest curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished visiting scholars. Hours Tu-Sat 10am - 5pm, Harvard Sq, Mt Auburn Street Cambridge, MA.
Museum of African American History
The African Meeting House Beacon Hill
(617) 725-0022

Museum of African Amerian History in Boston
Visit MAAH, a landmark site maintained by the National Park Service and experience its restored African Meeting House church. The Abiel Smith School is there. Its located on Beacon Hill a neighborhood that was the heart of 19th-century Black Boston in 1855. You can walk into the nation's oldest public school for African American children and learn from exhibit galleries, educational programs, a museum store and more. There is also a site on Cape Cod's Nantucket Island.

Massachusetts Historical Society

The MHS collections are particularly well-known for extensive holdings of personal papers from three presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The collections contain many famous documents including Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride. In 1854, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sponsored a Fourth of July rally in Framingham, Mass. Noted abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Henry David Thoreau, addressed the crowd. Garrison burned copies of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the U.S. Constitution, which he called "a covenant with death and an agreement with hell."

Black New England Heritage Trail

Telling New Hampshire’s forgotten stories, BHTNH covers the docks of Portsmouth, where merchants engaged in the trans-Atlantic slave trade unloaded their cargo, to the northern border with Canada where many escaping captives found their first moment of freedom and more. For more than 300 years, the lives of African people and their descendants have been a part of New Hampshire’s history. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire works to open hearts and minds for a deeper understanding of who we are as a collective and to recognize that we share a uniquely American heritage.

calling all poets


Poet in Chief
The City of Boston opened a search for the next POET LAUREATE. A distinguished group of literary professionals has been gathered to act as a search committee. The Laureate Selection Panel will evaluate all entries and hold interviews with the final candidates. The City will announce the new Poet Laureate in December 2018, with a term to begin in January of 2019. In the photo, Writer and Poet Danielle Legros Georges.

Black Boston Poet Laureate is Haitian
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of academic interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation.

Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam - Every Sunday.
Doors open at 7:30pm with a poetry slam. The Lizard Lounge club and bar, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.

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BLACK BOSTON TV offers local, and regional programming choices. The WGBH Basic Black series show is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. BNN-TV Channel 23 is Boston's Public Access tv station offering a full slate of programming by people of color.

The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston.
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