Things to do around Black Boston. Night club list, Black Businesses, #BuyBlack shopping, Museums and more. To see who is recruiting ABBO readers view these gigs.
Anna Myer Dancers
July 18th, experience Invisible Imprints performance.
An evening with free food and refreshments for all.
July 25, will be the first public performance of Watermark, a work that celebrates the beauty of our differences, blending Bach, hip and hop and modern dance by one of the Northeast's premiere dance, music and poetry ensembles.
July 18th, 1-6pm. FREE LEGAL CLINICS - meet lawyers in one-on-one sessions. LCR, the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights will hold the BIZGROW event at Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St. Boston Register Here.
7/24 Boston Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts workshop
8/2, 9/6 - Federal Government Contracting Workshops.Pre-register
8/18 #MattapanLove | An Outdoor Summer Series
July thru August 31st - African American Heritage Events, list of free tours, films, talks and performances around town. View List
BeHeard Fundraiser for a special October performance. Donae.
July 27th - All That Jazz Concert, 1-4 p.m. the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan Network holds a celebration of Minority Mental Health. Meets at the Bruce C. Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury.
All summer - Large black book selection and toys at Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St. Dudley Square. frugalbookstore.net
buy digital tix online $55.00pp.
Two and a half hours. Native tour guides lead narration and exploration of island features and landmarks. Air-conditioned and covers island culture and African American and Wampanoag history. Runs Daily, weekend tickets may sell out.
Travel Package Giveaway Contest - You have a chance to win in the WBGO FM Jazz radio Newport Jazz Festival Bus Trip Contest. This promotional $200 value provides a jazz festival ticket with roundtrip transportation from Manhattan, Newark NJ or Boston if you win the contest. Register for chance to win.
End your day on a perfect note on this 90-minute sunset cruise sightseeing tour which provides spectacular views of the sunset and the Boston skyline. With this cruise you'll be introduced to all the history, sights and lore that Boston Harbor has to offer, plus you'll be on hand to witness the USS Constitution's sunset serenade as she fires her cannon and lowers her flag ceremoniously signaling the day's end.
Black Studies Readings
Hosted by Trident Booksellers and Cafe, The Black Studies Reading Room is a monthly conversation on black literature and thought. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Local Black Author Talks list and Book Releases Link.
Reach Metro Black Bostonians and beyond with our service offer to announce, advertise or market your new books. The resource rich page has a list of Boston Book Stores and Poetry events. Email your material to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Thirty-Five Black-Owned and Minority Owned Restaurants in Boston reviewed: learn more.
Black Museums and Art Galleries
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)
300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119.
Under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Update 4/2019 news - Abbotsford, the 19th century mansion that houses The Museum, was awarded $850,000 toward the $1,135,500 needed to replace its roof and perform urgently needed flashing and masonry repairs. Donations to the restricted fund are encouraged. Donate to NCAAA.COOPER GALLERY
617-496-5777 - New HOURS! Mon-Fri 11AM-6PM.
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. Africa Gallery
African wildlife captured centuries ago
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 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.
Broadway Theaters 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
calling all poets
Poet in Chief
The new City of Boston official Poet Laureate is Porsha Olayiwola. Congratulations.
updating ... 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.
Boston Haitian Community Connections
contributed by artist and educator Rhea Dunn
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.