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Look for free access to Museums and Cultural attractions. We display summer time adventure trips for foodies and staycationers.Black Boston social groups are doing things. Read down for more info.

Tourist and Summer Destinations that are absolutely free on July 28th

FREE FUN FRIDAYS continue:The free event destinations where you save $12 - $20 a person to get in are JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Commonwealth Museum, Arnold Arboretum, The Eric Carle Museum, Berkshire Theatre Group, Historic Deerfield, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Wenham Museum, and the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Wait to Friday 7/28 and admittance is FREE.

Free movie tickets

Halle Berry in "Kidnap," the Ferguson Uprising, and other Hollywood-made movie screening offers are available now.
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ATOMIC BLOND action thriller screens in Boston

Get your Martha's Vineyard Fix and Take 15% off

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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.

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.
July 16th - POETS VS RAPPERS. Doors open at 7:30pm with a poetry slam, featured poet and an open mic with the Jeff Robinson Trio. The Lizard Lounge club and bar, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.

Things to do

Franklin Park Golf Course - (617) 265-4804
City of Boston Swimming Pools view list
Franklin Park Zoo -

7/18 - Black Politics is Boston Politics.
Attend the Progressives Community Conversation town hall forum with Candidate for Mayor Tito Jackson. Mayor Walsh appears on a separate date. This event is expected to sell out.
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7/22-23 WordPress University at BU
WORDCAMP is for Wordpress developers and sophisticated users who wwant training and skills development on Wordpress coding. Learn from experts over a two day Saturday and Sunday all encompassing workshop schedule, with an After-party.
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7/27 - Chief Diversity Officier Summit. The Chief Diversity Officer Summit (CDO) convenes Diversity and Inclusion Leaders for a dialogue around strategy, metrics, and innovation. Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield, 101 Huntington Avenue, 11:00am - 6:30pm, $475 per person. register here

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Art on the Vine - an art exhibtion featuring prominent artists of color, Aug 12th-14th.
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African American Film Festival - Aug 7-12th on Martha's Vineyard will showcase films, shorts, features & documentaries judged to be the "best of the best" in independent African-American cinema.

MEDIA - Television and Black Museums


Blacks on TV
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.

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Where the GOOD JAZZ is.
The oldest most reliable pure jazz joint is WALLY'S JAZZ PUB.

SLADES Bar and Grill is a noteworthy stop. Music is live, food is good, drinks are nice. Atmosphere brings working class, middle upper middle and jazz crowds. This restaurant bar space is in the South End.

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen restaurant has the music, the food and the drinks you want. Featuring brunch, lunch, dinner and live bands, DCBK is an award winning Best of Boston Black-owned establishment.
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Berklee College of Music
Berklee produces shows every day and night. There is so much music going on there. Master classes, public concerts, club dates.

NEWPORT Jazz Festival
Newport, RI - 3 days, world's best musicans.

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279 Tremont St., Downtown

Whisky Saigon
116 Boylston St., Downtown

Jillian’s Lucky Strke Lane
145 Ipswich St., Fenway

Club Oberon
2 Arrow St., Cambridge

Good Life
28 Kingston St., Downtown

51 Stuart St., Chinatown

100 Warrenton St., Downtown

100 Warrenton St., Downtown

90 Exeter St., Back Bay

Tequila Rain
3 Lansdowne St., Fenway
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