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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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Boston Public Schools virtual graduation for the Class of 2020

The virtual ceremony on June 13 will be broadcast in English and Spanish on WCVB Channel 5 at 7:30 p.m., and on Entravision Boston at 11 p.m.

The City of Boston will honor graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 and celebrate their accomplishments with a virtual graduation ceremony.

The ceremony will be hosted by Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Cassellius, and will feature Former United States Secretary of Education John King as the keynote speaker. You can watch the ceremony below:

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual ceremony
Broadcast in English and Spanish on WCVB Channel 5 at 7:30 p.m., and on Entravision Boston at 11 p.m.
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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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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Moakley Park Winter Warmer

Come join us at Moakley Park! We welcome all to come, warm up, sip, snack, and enjoy activities for all ages.

Moakley Park Winter Warmer will be an afternoon of fun with s’mores, hot cocoa, kids’ activities, snowshoeing (weather permitting), music, and more! Explore new recreational activities, learn about resilient landscapes, and lend your voice to the ‘Make Moakley Yours’ campaign. Learn about what is being done to make Moakley Park accessible to all of Boston, while enjoying the festivities at the same time!  We want to hear what you want to see in Moakley Park in the short and long term, to make it a more resilient, healthy, safe and vibrant park for Boston’s many varied communities. This event is free to the public and family friendly. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on February 29, next to the Ollie/South Boston Neighborhood Preschool (1187 Columbia Road) from 2 - 4 pm. Admission is free and open to all. 

Can’t make it? We would love to hear your feedback.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
South Boston Neighborhood Preschool
1187 Columbia Road
South Boston, MA 02127
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Allison Perlman
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Event Type:
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Canceled:
Family Gym at BCYF Jackson-Mann

Reason for cancellation: All Family Gym dates have been canceled to keep our members and their families safe and to adhere to the event and programming guidelines established by the City of Boston.
Please note:
  • Drop-in, no pre-registration required.
  • We require a caregiver to participate during Family Gym. Fun and safety are our priorities.
  • Caregivers must remain in the gym with their children at all times.
  • Legal guardian must sign a waiver before child can participate.
  • Children of all abilities welcome
  • Immigrant-safe space.

Learn more about BCYF Jackson-Mann

10:00am - 11:30am
Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from March 21, 2020, until April 11, 2020
40 Armington Street
Boston, MA 02134
Price:
FREE
Contact:
FAMILY GYM COORDINATOR
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
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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Children's Winter Festival 2020

The Children's Winter Festival returns to the Boston Common!

Looking for some fun & free activities during BPS February school vacation week?

Join us on Thursday, February 20th from 11 a.m - 2 p.m on the Boston Common for our annual Children's Winter Festival! Hosted by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, this is the perfect afternoon activity for kids of all ages.

This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, crafts and much more! This event is FREE and open to all. Make sure to dress warmly!

Attractions include:

  • a 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure
  • Snow Mazing maze
  • Snowzilla Jr., an inflatable winter-themed slide
  • a three-car Trackless Train
  • hands-on games including Giant Connect4, Baggo, Giant Horseshoes, Inflatable Skee Ball, and much more.
  • L.L. Bean's Bootmobile will be on-site for a photo-op and their Outdoor Discovery Program team will offer sledding and snowshoeing (weather permitting) or a Maps and Compass Challenge if there is no snow.
  • Free giveaways from Disney's Frozen 2 and a chance to win a copy of the movie
  • XFINITY is providing a vintage 1960s Volkswagen bus converted to a photo bus, so bring your best pose and let XFINITY’s Photobus take your group’s photo.
  • The Magic 106.7 street team will be there with giveaways
  • Additionally, there will be activities with the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the New England Aquarium, a family Zumba class, and hot tea from DAVIDsTEA.

For more information, please call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at 617-635-4505 or visit Boston.gov/Parks

11:00am - 2:00pm
Boston Common
Parade Ground (Corner of Beacon & Charles Street)
Boston, MA 02111
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Nora Doherty
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
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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Mayor's Cup Ice Hockey Championships (Sunday, January 5)

Come out and support the best of Boston's youth hockey teams as they go head to head at Boston College!

We will update this page with team matchups as information becomes available.

  • 8:30 a.m. Squirt A Game 12
  • 9:45 a.m Girls U10 Game 4
  • 12:30 p.m. Girls U12 Game 6
  • 1:45 p.m. Squirt AAA Game 8
  • 3:00 p.m. Pee Wee A Game 14
  • 4:15 p.m. Pee Wee AAA Game 4
  • 5:30 p.m. Bantam A Game 6
  • 6:45 PM: Bantam AAA Game 6

Mayor Walsh's Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, with support from presenting sponsor the Boston Bruins Foundation and additional support from P&G Gillette.

Support for the Mayor’s Cup Ice Hockey Tournament is also provided by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, FMC Ice Sports, Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Boston College.

8:00am - 8:00pm
Conte Forum
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Jennifer Widener
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Mayor's Cup Ice Hockey Championships (Saturday, December 28)

Come out and support the best of Boston's youth hockey teams as they go head to head at Northeastern!

We will update this page with team matchups as information becomes available.

  • 4 p.m. Squirt AA Game 4
  • 5:15 p.m. Girls U14 Game 2
  • 6:30 p.m. Pee Wee AA Game 6
  • 7:45 p.m. Bantam AA Game 4

Mayor Walsh's Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, with support from presenting sponsor the Boston Bruins Foundation and additional support from P&G Gillette.

Support for the Mayor’s Cup Ice Hockey Tournament is also provided by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, FMC Ice Sports, Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Boston College.

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Matthews Arena
238 St Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Jennifer Widener
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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