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Grove Hall mural tour

Get outside and make City of Boston's mural map come to life in Grove Hall!

Art SPARKs, the 2021 SPARK Boston Council's subcommittee at the intersection of art and civics, is pleased to present the Grove Hall Mural Tour. Join us for a (hopefully pleasant) fall day in the Grove Hall neighborhood, where Dorchester and Roxbury meet.

Register for the event

We'll be meeting outside the Grove Hall Branch Library and handing out curatorial guides for groups to do self-guided tours and interact with community members along the route. Come learn more about the City of Boston, public art, and the amazing businesses and community groups in Grove Hall!

11:00am - 2:00pm
Grove Hall Branch Library
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Spark Boston
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Roxbury
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Upham's Corner RFP Site Visit

The City of Boston and the BPDA will host a site visit for potential RFP respondents.

The site visit will be held on October 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM for two RFP sites in Upham's Corner:

  • Site 1: 555-559 Columbia Road and the Strand Theatre
  • Site 2: Hamlet Street

Please use the form below to register. More details will be shared via email a week before the site visit.

Register for the site visit

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Uphams Corner
Boston, MA 02125
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Morgan McDaniel
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Upham's Corner RFPs: Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference

The BPDA and the City of Boston invite members of the development community and arts community to a networking event for potential respondents to the two RFPs released as part of the implementation of the Upham's Corner Arts & Innovation District.

  • 555-559 Columbia Road and the Strand Theatre in the Upham's Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, released by the BPDA
  • 0-18 Hamlet Street, released by the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

A key aim of the 555-559 Columbia Road RFP is the opportunity for synergy between the proposed development and the Strand Theatre operator. This event will provide opportunities for arts organizations and developers to connect about potential partnerships.

Who should attend?

Firms of all sizes - developers, GC’s, architects, sub-contractors, and more - as well as arts organizations who are looking for partnerships to respond to the RFPs

What’s on the agenda?

A Q&A about the RFP opportunities, a pitch session for arts and culture organizations to introduce themselves to all attendees, and a free-form session to connect with potential partners.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Happening virtually
Boston, MA 02125
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Supporting the Arts

This meeting is part of the "Let's Go Better" listening campaign, a community process aimed at gaining insights into how the City of Boston should use the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for our recovery.

Join the City of Boston for a virtual meeting on Wednesday 9/22 from 5-6:30pm to inform the future investment of federal stimulus funds to help revive the creative arts sector in Boston! How can we best help artists, youth, and art-focused organization survive and thrive in the months and years to come?

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual Zoom Event
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office
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Latino Pioneers gallery reception

The Latino Pioneers exhibit is on display in the Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery on the second floor of Boston City Hall.

This project is a tribute to the unheard voices of the Hispanic community that with “mucho sudor - a lot of sweat” paved the way for the next generations. This exhibition is part of a larger project that consists of a series of documentaries and a magazine, featuring the stories of eight pioneers and their migration journeys.

These stories are guided by Miren Uriarte, a Boston-based sociologist whose teaching and research focuses on different aspects of the intersection of race, ethnicity and social policy. The goal of this project is to celebrate the contributions made by these leaders. The project was written and produced by Blanca Bonilla, with graphic design and photos by Lisa Link, and editing, in part, by Margaret Blood, Casandra Arevalo, and Colleen Locke.

Latino Pioneers reception flyer

A reception will be held on Thursday, September 23 at 11 a.m. on City Hall plaza. It is free to the public.

Learn more about the exhibit

    11:00am - 12:30pm
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, 02201-2006
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown
    Event Type:
    Art
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    Heal Boston/BPD Art Exhibit Reception

    Two Dorchester programs, Heal Boston and Saints & Scholars, Inc., have joined forces to develop an art exhibit created by Heal Boston youth at the Strand Theatre.

    This event is free to the public. The show is called, “From Where I Stand”. Sculptures represent the viewpoints of the artists or “artivists” about common social determinants and stressors facing communities of color in Boston. These pieces are powerful statements about gentrification, crime, addiction, police brutality, poverty, the achievement gap, abuse of women, trauma, mental health, racial profiling and more.

    Learn more about the exhibit

    Heal Boston reception flyer

    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Strand Theatre
    543 Columbia Road
    Boston, MA 02125
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
    Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
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    Meet the Artist: Sobek

    Join us at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library to meet the artist Sobek.

    Meet artist Sobek on the front terraces of the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library in Nubian Square, where he'll share his developing design for a City-commissioned artwork inside the branch. Come share about your experiences in Roxbury and your connection to the library!

    Sobek event flyer

    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
    149 Dudley Street
    Boston, MA 02119
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
    Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
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    Shirley-Eustis Place Landmark Designation

    Join Mayor Kim Janey and The Boston Landmarks Commission Friday, August 20, at 1:30 p.m. to honor the too often untold, unrecorded, and unrecognized history of enslaved people in Boston and on the Shirley-Eustis Place grounds.

    Mayor Kim Janey, the Boston Landmarks Commission commemorates the designation of Shirley-Eustis Place in Roxbury as a historical landmark. With the Shirley-Eustis Houses well-known historical significance of former Governors Shirley and Eustis comes a hidden history that is often untold, unrecorded, and unrecognized. Ongoing research and oral history in Roxbury suggests that the lands were built, kept, and managed by enslaved people. Mayor Janey’s support and commemoration of the designation expands the history that is often centered in Boston.

    Download the report

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    33 and 32-34 Shirley Place
    Roxbury, MA 02119
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    Landmarks Commission
    Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
    Roxbury
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    Allston-Brighton Arts, Culture, and Placekeeping Report: Key findings and next steps

    Join us to learn about the key findings of the report and participate in a discussion about next steps.

    The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture commissioned CivicMoxie to conduct an Allston-Brighton Arts, Culture and Placekeeping Report, which takes stock of the cultural environment to understand what exists, what is treasured, and what contributes to the unique characteristics of Allston-Brighton. This baseline is meant as a placekeeping* tool – a way to understand what may be under threat and to identify ways to protect and nurture these assets in recognition of the contributions of the culture community. Join us to learn about the key findings of the report and participate in a discussion about next steps.

    Register for the meeting


    NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS

    English: Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, or 617-635-4445, by July 29.

    Spanish - Español: Hay servicios de interpretación y traducción a su disposición sin costo alguno. Si los necesita, póngase en contacto con nosotros mandando un correo electrónico arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, o llamando a 617-635-4445, hasta esta fecha: 29/07

    Haitian Creole -Kreyòl ayisyen Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, oswa 617-635-4445, ant: 29/07

    Traditional Chinese - 繁體中文: 我們可以向您提供口頭翻譯和書面翻譯服務,並不向您收取費用。如您需要,請在07月 29 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至  arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, 或致電 617-635-4445

    Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-4445. ngày cuối: 29/07

    Simplified Chinese - 简体中文:  我们可以向您提供口头翻译和书面翻译服务,并不向您收取费用。如您需要,请在07 月 29 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.gov,  LCA@boston.gov,  或致电 617-635-4445

    Cabo Verdean Creole - kriolu:  Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-4445. Na es data:  29/07

     Arabic - العربية

    خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة التحريرية متوفرة لك دون تحملك أي تكلفة. إذا احتجت لهذه الخدمات، يرجى التواصل معنا على العنوانarts@boston.gov, أو LCA@boston.gov، أو رقم الهاتف 617-635-4445، بحلول يوم 29/07. 

    Russian -Русский: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, либо по телефону 617-635-4445. до  29/07

    Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ou 617-635-4445. Até esta data  29/07

    French - Français: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ou au 617-635-4445, d'ici au: 29/07

    Somali - Af Soomaali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir arts@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, ama 617-635-4445, markay taariikhdu tahay:  29/07

    5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Happening online
    Boston, MA 02201
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
    Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Brighton
    Event Type:
    Art
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    Canceled:
    Golf Course Concert Series 2021: The Pat Gaulin Trio

    Reason for cancellation: Heavy rain in the forecast.

    The Golf Course Concert Series is part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program. They are held in July, August, and September and shows begin at 6 p.m. These events are sponsored by Bank of America and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. We receive additional support from the:

    • Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and
    • Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    William J Devine Golf Course Patio
    1 Circuit Drive
    Boston, MA 02121
    Price:
    FREE
    Contact:
    City of Boston
    Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
    Jamaica Plain
    Roxbury
    Event Type:
    Art
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