Art and museums. Urban professional meetups. Activists. Poets. Hip Hop. STEM. CODE. Black-owned businesses, night clubs, movies, theater and 15 minute phone meetings to discuss what you want to do.
Things to Do
poetry by Major Jackson
December 11th, Gardner Museum, the Situation Room
ADMISSION INFO: Adults $15, seniors $12, students $5
free for members and children 17 and under
Contact: 617-278-5156 | gardnermuseum.org
Where art masterworks are hanging on the Isabella Stewart's walls in gold trim, Major Jackson will provide a reading of his own work in the Tapestry Room. Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (W. W. Norton, 2017), Holding Company (2010) and Hoops (2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award.
Explaining Elma Lewis
December 14th, 6pm Grove Hall Library, the public is invited to come and learn about the life and vision of Elma Lewis. A thesis will be presented.
Cooper Gallery African Artwork event
DIRECTOR's TOUR Thursday, December 14th, 6 pm - WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place Exhibition. RSVP
December 21st - Cooper Gallery celebrates the first day of the winter season with guided tours, refreshments and general merriment. Location: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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. Tel 617-496-5777. Hours Tu-Sat 10am - 5pm, Harvard Sq, Mt Auburn Street Cambridge, MA.
ArtsEmerson (617) 824-8400
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (617) 266-0800
The LOEB Drama Center (617) 547-8300
Company One (617) 292-7110
Hibernian Hall (617) 541-3900
Huntington Theatre Company (617) 266 0800
MASS MOCA (413) 662.2111
Origination Dance (617) 522-3900
Shubert Theater Boch Center (866) 348-9738
Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker(617) 524-3066
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.
Black Gods Live: the Work of Stephen Hamilton.
Black Nativity musical performance - 12/1 thru 12/17 at the Paramount Theatre - The 47th annual production of Black Nativity is produced as a gift from Boston's black community to all men and women of "good will." The textured, delicate voices of children and sonorous voices of adults have enthralled Boston audiences at performances of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity since 1970. Location: Paramount Theater downtown theater district.
STEM and Code events
Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter activity calendar. See what's going on with #BlackGirlMagic. web site. Urban League of Mass MSIMBO CODE TRAINING
Google, banks and institutions have joined the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts to fund training adults to learn computer programming and fill open positions. Participants recieve a cash incentative to attend class. Its a 20-week program designed for low income, marketable skill poor Adults. Call 617-442-4519 or better yet - go to the Urban League office at 88 Warren St in Roxbury, MA 02119 near Dudley Station.
Data for Black Lives Conference at MIT
This inaugual, sold-out event looks at the power of data systems to empower communities of color. Tools like statistical modeling, data visualization, and crowd-sourcing ... instruments for fighting bias, building progressive movements, and promoting civic engagement and on and on. How to get the power. web site link
Black College Students
Black Student Associations, Black Student Unions and Groups. Black student activity summaries. site section
Black Business Networkers
BECMA - The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts BECMA.org
GNEMSDC- the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. web page link
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.