Things to do and Black Boston highlights. Code classes, Night club list, Black Businesses, #BuyBlack shopping, Museums and more.
Things to Do
Newport Jazz Wrap
Newport Jazz Festival 2018 has ended. Founded in 1954, @NewportJazzFest was the "first annual american jazz festival."
Thanks for supporting the AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways / WBGO Boston day trip and festival ticket promotional offer. The Fabulous Newport and The Gilded Age: Day Tour from Boston ($89) is currently running. View the itinerary here. You'll see the self-service booking info.
Sunday August 5th, 5pm weather permitting. FREE CONCERT OUTDOORS. Features the Gregory Groover Negro Spiritual Project at Highland Park on Fort Avenue in Roxbury's Fort Hill Neighborhood. City of Boston sponsored. rain date same time at the Media Arts Building around the Corner from at Roxbury Community College. (617)-747-6410
TRAP GAME NIGHT
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Tuesday, August 7th 6-9p- Boston's Trap Week kickoff with Young Professionals of Boston and music created by DJ turntablist. Playlist sets change, social mixer, enjoy trap music sounds, light refreshments and more. The event benefits the pop-up project of the Hermana Properties Children's Pop-up Library. RSVP required for admission at WeWork, 31 St. James Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Aug 9th - Vstyle Productions and Racines Black Dance Festival
Traditional Puerto Rican Dance and Music Workshop, a Boston Caribbean Fashion Week event. Starts 6:00 PM at the Piano Craft Factory, 793 Tremont Street, Boston, MA $10, buy tix online
BLACK COMEDY SHOW
This month, star comedians from BET, HBO, the Tom Joyner show are performing in nightclubs on on the Vineyard.
New England Black Heritage Tours
AboutBlackBoston Getaways is offering bus day trips for individuals and groups to sites and landmarks offering a diversity of Black experiences they didn't know about before. These affordable day trips combine site tours guided by experts with other activities you may want to do. Tours last from 90 minutes to 5 hours. They are appropriate for adults, teens and kids. These experiences broaden perspectives about racism, diversity and inclusion.
The community has organized a list of thirty-five restaurants.learn more.
Boston Caribbean Fashion Week is produced by Althea Blackford.
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Broadway theatres in Boston
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater
The LOEB Drama Center
Huntington Theatre Company
Origination AFRICAN Dance
Shubert Theater Boch Center
Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker
National Black Doll Museum, Mansfield, MA
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
www.maah.org Beacon Hill
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.
Poet in Chief
Writer and Poet Danielle Legros Georges is the City of Boston's official Poet Laureate raising the status of poetry every day. Danielle is an advocate for poetry, language and the arts.
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.
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. The Robert Gould Shaw and U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial nearby has Civil War figures of Shaw and his decorated posse.