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Arrested mobility: Limits on Black mobility in the U.S.

Join our conversation about how transportation policies, plans, and projects systematically limit the mobility of Black residents. We have an event on June 1, and another on June 3. Registration links are below.

In early June, we are hosting Charles T. Brown as a special edition of the T-Talk series hosted by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Powerful Pathways, and the Urban Outdoors Association.

This talk will highlight the adverse social, political, economic, and health impacts of racial disparities in transportation and mobility. We will explore the ways in which our research, planning, policy, and street design can and must be reimagined. Doing so will help us achieve greater mobility, health, and quality of life for Black Bostonians. Charles Brown will be joined by Elijah Evans of Bikes Not Bombs and Courtney Jacobovits, resident of Jamaica Plain, for a discussion after his presentation.

Join either day:
About the T-Talks:

These talks are focused on those who live in the Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park areas as well as those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour (BIPOC) although all are invited. The goal of the T-Talks is to help more people understand the importance of transportation, street changes, and the connection to their own lives.

  • English: Interpretation services are available. Contact daniela.sanchez@boston.gov by May 21, 2021, to request interpretation.
  • Haitian Creole: Sèvis entèpretasyon ap disponib. Kontakte daniela.sanchez@boston.gov avan 21 Me 2021 pou mande entèpretasyon.
  • Spanish: Hay servicios gratuitos de interpretación a su disposición. Póngase en contacto con daniela.sanchez@boston.gov antes del 21 de mayo si los necesita.
  • Cape Verdean Creole: Sirvisus di interpretason sta disponivel. Kontakta daniela.sanchez@boston.gov ti 21 di Maiu, 2021 pa pidi interpreti.
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
daniela.sanchez@boston.gov
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Zoom registration
Last updated:

Arrested mobility: Limits on Black mobility in the U.S.

Join our conversation about how transportation policies, plans, and projects systematically limit the mobility of Black residents. We have an event on June 1, and another on June 3. Registration links are below.

In early June, we are hosting Charles T. Brown as a special edition of the T-Talk series hosted by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Powerful Pathways, and the Urban Outdoors Association.

This talk will highlight the adverse social, political, economic, and health impacts of racial disparities in transportation and mobility. We will explore the ways in which our research, planning, policy, and street design can and must be reimagined. Doing so will help us achieve greater mobility, health, and quality of life for Black Bostonians. Charles Brown will be joined by Elijah Evans of Bikes Not Bombs and Courtney Jacobovits, a resident of Jamaica Plain, for a discussion after his presentation.

Join either day:
About the T-Talks:

These talks are focused on those who live in the Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park areas, as well as those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC), although all are invited. The goal of the T-Talks is to help more people understand the importance of transportation, street changes, and the connection to their own lives.

  • English: Interpretation services are available. Contact daniela.sanchez@boston.gov by May 21, 2021, to request interpretation.
  • Haitian Creole: Sèvis entèpretasyon ap disponib. Kontakte daniela.sanchez@boston.gov avan 21 Me 2021 pou mande entèpretasyon.
  • Spanish: Hay servicios gratuitos de interpretación a su disposición. Póngase en contacto con daniela.sanchez@boston.gov antes del 21 de mayo si los necesita.
  • Cape Verdean Creole: Sirvisus di interpretason sta disponivel. Kontakta daniela.sanchez@boston.gov ti 21 di Maiu, 2021 pa pidi interpreti.
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Zoom registration
Last updated:

Haitian Housing and Resource Fair

Join us for a virtual Haitian Housing and Resource Fair in honor of Haitian Heritage Month!

Join the event

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual event via Zoom
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Roudnie Célestin
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
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Building Safety Month webinar

Join us for a webinar on how to prepare, prevent, and protect our buildings.

Please join Chief Irish, Commissioner Lydon, and Deputy Commissioner Marc Joseph as we discuss the important role ordinary citizens and code officials play in enhancing the quality of life in Boston and helping to sustain safe living conditions for residents, business, and communities.

Register for the event

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Virtual event
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Inspectional Services
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
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'Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them' book talk

This book talk on the recently-released "Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them" is part of the Boston Public Library's Local and Family History Lecture Series.

This talk will be offered on Zoom, and a link will be sent to registered participants on the afternoon of the talk. 

As Boston approaches its 400th anniversary, it is remarkable that it still maintains its historic character despite constant development. Join City Archeologist Joe Bagley as he gives us a guided tour to 50 buildings which pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. The majority of the buildings are located within the downtown area of Boston along the Freedom Trail and within easy walking distance from the core of the City, but also include examples from various neighborhoods. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to restaurants. Bagley's easy-to-follow narrative will cover historic preservation and significance and will appeal to architectural enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in Boston history.

Joseph (Joe) Bagley has been the City Archaeologist of Boston since 2011, an historic preservationist, and a staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. Prior to this position, he worked for several private archaeology firms and the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Bagley has conducted archaeological excavations on hundreds of Native American and Historic archaeological sites from Maine to Florida. He is the author of the award-winning, "A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts". He lives with his wife, also an archaeologist, and his dog in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ONLINE
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Public Library
Event Type:
Posted:
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Bike chat: Carrying things by bike

Come and chat with us about carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

While we will share our tips and best practices, we would love to highlight *your* stories too. You can share in words, photos, or both.

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Last updated:

Bike chat: Carrying things by bike

Come and chat with us about carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

While we will share our tips and best practices, we would love to highlight *your* stories too. You can share in words, photos, or both.

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Last updated:

Bike chat: Carrying things by bike

Come and chat with us about carrying plants, cats, pies, and more by bike!

While we will share our tips and best practices, we would love to highlight *your* stories too. You can share in words, photos, or both.

Join us in May to talk about carrying all manner of things by bike! Bring your questions, your pro tips, and your stories to these facilitated conversations.

We will convene three times in May. While the format will be the same each time, the content will change based on who joins us that day.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Last updated:

Zoning 101 workshop

Join us to understand how the Zoning Code dictates the use, density, and development in Boston.

This workshop will provide a general overview of the Boston Zoning Code, permitting, and the community process. Space is limited, and registration is required:

Register for this event

For questions, contact Assistant Commissioner Jessica Thomas at jessica.thomas@boston.gov or 617-961-3744.

4:30pm
Virtual event
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Jessica Thomas
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Event Type:
Posted:
Last updated:

Winter cycling chat

Join us for a virtual chat about the joys of winter cycling!

Chat with others about how to feel comfortable, confident, and motivated to get on your bike, even when the temperatures dip.

Register for the chat

MORE CYCLING CHAT DATES:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Via Zoom
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Daniela Sanchez
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
Event Type:
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