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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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2019 Copley Square Tree Lighting

Please join us in celebrating our annual tree lighting at Copley Square.

Weather Update Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.: We are still on for tonight's tree lighting in Copley Square, with a shortened program due to the inclement weather. We will light the tree promptly at 5 p.m. and families are invited to the Fairmont Copley Plaza immediately afterward (approximately 5:10 p.m.)  for treats, activities, and photos with Santa.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family reception immediately following for all in attendance.  The reception will include cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and treats from the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

For additional information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505.  To learn more, about The Friends of Copley Square, please visit their website.

5:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Mattapan

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing.

The One Boston Resilience Project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
1518 Blue Hill Ave
Boston MA  02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Boston's Día de Muertos Celebration

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Alberto Fierro, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, invite you to attend the second annual citywide Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration in Copley Square.

Marigolds, with their bright orange color and scent, are thought to guide the spirits home. The City of Boston's citywide Dia de Muertos altar in Copley Square will contain 1,000 pots of marigolds, grown from seed and tended to since August by the Boston Parks Department Horticulture Unit.

We invite you to send us photos of your loved ones to be displayed on the altar at Copley Square Fountain. And, of course, we hope you will join us in Copley Square on November 1 and 2 to celebrate Dia de Muertos and those whose memories we keep alive.

We are grateful for the help of:
  • Lena Park Fab Lab in crafting papel picado
  • the good folks of Morgan Memorial for contributing hundreds of photo frames, and
  • the hundreds of Bostonians (near and far) who have contributed photos and memories to make the City of Boston’s ofrenda so special. 
11:00am - 9:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Elizabeth O'Brien
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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BCYF Pino Teen Paint Night

Teens are invited to a free Paint Night at BCYF Pino Community Center.

BCYF Pino Community Center is hosting free a Paint Night just for teens! No experience is necessary and pizza and snacks will be provided. Please reserve a spot with youthworker Lauren at 617-635-5120 or Lauren.Logan@boston.gov. Generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Convention Center and the Foundation for BCYF.

6:00pm - 9:00pm
86 Boardman Street
Boston MA  02128
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Logan
Neighborhood:
East Boston
Event Type:
Art
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Roxbury

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing. 

This project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
75 Malcolm X Boulevard
Boston MA  02120
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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Fall Crafts Fair

Stop by BCYF Paris Street Community Center on November 16 and check out the crafts!

BCYF Paris Street Community Center is hosting a Fall Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16. In addition to great local crafts there will be food, door prizes and more. While you're there, check out all the center has to offer and see the plans for the renovation of BCYF Paris Street Pool across the street!

Are you a Boston crafts person who wants to host a table? Call Elaine at the center at 617-635-5125.

11:00am - 3:00pm
112 Paris Street
Boston MA  02128
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Paris Street Community Center
Neighborhood:
East Boston
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Back Bay

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing.

This project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
951 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02115
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards and Reception

The fourth annual Fay Chandler Emerging Art Exhibition is a celebration of the Boston visual arts community.

Artists that live, work or create in the City of Boston were encouraged to submit fresh, original, and contemporary works for consideration. Fay Chandler was a Boston philanthropist and advocate for the arts. As an artist who started her career later in life, she serves as the inspiration for this exhibition and to artists of all ages. Three prizes will be awarded during the reception:

  1. $2,500 for Best in Show
  2. $1,500 for an artist who started making art in the last 3 years, and
  3. $1,000 for an artist over the age of 50.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1 City Hall Square
3rd Floor
Boston MA  02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Event Type:
Art
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