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Northern Avenue Bridge Public Meeting

Join us for a virtual meeting to talk about public art for the Northern Avenue Bridge project.

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting a public meeting on July 16 to share information about the City’s public art commissioning process and hear your thoughts about permanent public art for the new Northern Avenue Bridge. There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. 

For the safety of the project team and meeting attendees, this meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. The meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend. 

Additionally, the presentation will be posted on the Arts and Culture website in advance of the meeting to give people who can only attend by phone an opportunity to review the presentation.  

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will accept comments before and after the meeting at bac@boston.com. Please include “Northern Avenue Bridge” in the subject line. Comment period ends on July 30, 2020. 

Details on how to join and participate in the meeting will be posted ahead of time on the Arts and Culture website and sent via email to those who request it.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Event Type:
Art
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Mark Juneteenth with 'Poetry as Protest'

The Partnership to Renew the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial (the Museum of African American History, Friends of the Public Garden, the National Park Service, the Friends of the Public Garden, and the City of Boston) is excited to join the Royall House and Slave Quarters in presenting a special Juneteenth program.

Juneteenth 2020 coincides with a pandemic within a pandemic: the challenge of COVID-19 and America’s reckoning with its history of racism. Black Lives Matter.

Beyond the renewal of an iconic monument, we partners seek to educate, inform, and convene community conversations and special programs exploring history, race, and social justice. We hope these dialogues will lead to greater understanding — and ultimately social change which is long overdue. 

Register for the event

Visit the website for more information about the Restoration of the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial on Boston Common.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual via GoToWebinar
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Ruggles Corridor integrated public art site walk and talk

We're holding a site walk-through and question and answer session for our Ruggles Corridor integrated Public Art Project.

Artists interested in applying for the City of Boston's call to artists for the Ruggles Corridor integrated Public Art Project are invited to join us for a site walk-through and question and answer session on Friday from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

The walk will start at the Dewitt Center (122 Dewitt Drive, Boston, MA 02120) and proceed down Ruggles Street. 

3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Dewitt Center
122 Dewitt Drive
Boston, MA 02120
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
Event Type:
Art
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A Conversation with Artist Nick Flynn

Join artist Daniel Heyman for a conversation with Nick Flynn about collaboration.

With his new book "Stay", acclaimed poet, artist, and bestselling memoirist Nick Flynn presents a self-portrait via many topics that have circled his work. Ranging from the impact of suicide and homelessness to addiction, political engagement, and the vital power of artistic friendships, "Stay" is a mixed-media retrospective that shows nothing is created in isolation. 

Artist Nick Flynn, photo courtesy of Ryan McGinley

The event will also feature performances by tK (Thalia Zedek, Heather Kapplow, and Phil Milstein), as well as a reading by City of Boston Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla.

Photo of tK (Thalia Zedek, Heather Kapplow, and Phil Milstein) by Rahul Nai, courtesy of Non-Event

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch of the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
Event Type:
Art
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Canceled:
BCYF Girls Open House

Reason for cancellation: Contact the organizer

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact erika.butler@boston.gov.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
BCYF Vine Street Community Center
339 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02118
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Roxbury
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Acrobatics with Li Liu

Join us for a one-woman acrobatic performance with Li Liu.

You will learn about the history of acrobatics in China, which goes back more than 2,000 years, and some basic Chinese phrases. Li performs hand balances, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, and foot juggling. A limited number of young volunteers get to join her to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. 

Funding for this program was made possible by the Highland Street Foundation.

11:30am - 12:30pm
BCYF Roslindale Community Center
6 Cummins Highway
Boston, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Roslindale Community Center
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
Event Type:
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All About Anansi

Moved to West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132, due to BCYF Roslindale Community Center closure.

Join storyteller, Valerie Stephens, as we learn all about Anansi the spider, who was born among the Ashanti oral culture of the people of Ghana and became one of the more famous characters in folklore.

We will celebrate the much-beloved trickster spider who has brought joy to many generations through interactive stories, games, and songs. 

Funding for this program was made possible by the Highland Street Foundation.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Roxbury Branch Library
1961 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02132
Price:
FREE
Contact:
West Roxbury Branch Library
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
West Roxbury
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Canceled:
Drop-in creative time for adults

Reason for cancellation: Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Create with us in a judgment-free zone! 

  • Bring your own materials (except oil paints and solvents) and practice art, or work on your project. 
  • Meet other budding artists and neighbors, get better at what you do, finish that project, or focus on creating to get you through a New England winter.
  • Free for members. Annual membership is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 55+, and allows you to use any BCYF community center. Fees paid by money order made out to the City of Boston. 
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Repeats monthly on Saturday, but only the third instance of this set, starting from February 15, 2020, until May 16, 2020
BCYF Roslindale Community Center
6 Cummins Highway
Boston, MA 02131
Price:
FREE with Membership
Contact:
BCYF Roslindale Community Center
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
Event Type:
Art
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Boston Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Showcase

Join the City of Boston, 826 Boston, Mass LEAP, and Urban Word for the Boston Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Showcase on January 11, 2020, from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

The event will take place in Rabb Hall at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library. Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola will read alongside several youth participants, and one will be named the City's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate. The event is free and open to the public.

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Branch of the Boston Public Library - Rabb Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
Event Type:
Art
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BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event

Boston girls of all ages are welcome!

Come celebrate the season at the annual BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event featuring entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and ornament making.

Contact Erika.Butler@boston.gov to RSVP or for more information. Space is limited to 50.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
200 D Street
Boston, MA 02127
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
South Boston
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