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Poetry, Public Art, and the Politics of Memory

The first of three public conversations at The Embrace as part of Un-monument | De-monument | Re-monument: Transforming Boston.

July 31, 2024
2024-07-31T17:30:00 - 2024-07-31T19:30:00

Join the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with  The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, the Friends of the Public Garden, and Embrace Boston, for a series of public discussions on democracy and justice. The inaugural event will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at The Embrace.

This discussion, hosted by Dr. Brandon Terry and featuring Dr. Joshua Bennett and Dr. Imani Perry, will center around "Poetry, Public Art, and the Politics of Memory."


This event is a part of the City of Boston's Un-monument program, a multi-year, city-wide initiative partnering with artists and local arts organizations to spark conversations about monuments through temporary public art installations, free public events, and interactive arts experiences. Learn more about the Un-monument initiative.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project. 

July 31, 2024
2024-07-31T17:30:00 - 2024-07-31T19:30:00

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.gov, LCA@boston.gov or 617-635-4445, by: 7/29

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.gov, LCA@boston.gov  o llamando a 617-635-4445, hasta esta fecha: 29/7

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.gov LCA@boston.gov  oswa 617-635-4445, ant: 29/7

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 29 月 7 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至  arts@boston.gov, LCA@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.gov, LCA@boston.gov  hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-4445. ngày cuối: (date day/month two weeks in advance)  

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 29 月 7 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.govLCA@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.gov, LCA@boston.gov  ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-4445. Na es data:  29/7

 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 (29/7). 

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  29/7

Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou 617-635-4445. Até esta data 29/7

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.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou au 617-635-4445, d'ici au: 29/7

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.gov, LCA@boston.gov ama 617-635-4445, markay taariikhdu tahay:  29/7



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Slam Theatre

Slam Theatre will present four to six 10-minute plays, written by Fabiola Decius and other local playwrights.

July 11, 2024
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Arts and Culture
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2024-07-11T18:00:00 - 2024-07-11T20:00:00

Join the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture for an evening of Slam Theatre centered on themes of American culture and values and Afrocentricity.

Slam Theatre flyer

July 11, 2024
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Arts and Culture
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2024-07-11T18:00:00 - 2024-07-11T20:00:00
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Juneteenth Freedom Fest

June 30, 2024
2024-06-30T12:00:00 - 2024-06-30T16:00:00

Join us for a day of celebration, education, and community at the Boston Juneteenth Freedom Fest! This free public event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates African American culture and contributions.

June 30, 2024
2024-06-30T12:00:00 - 2024-06-30T16:00:00
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Embrace Ideas Festival

June 18 - June 21, 2024
2024-06-18T10:00:00 - 2024-06-21T15:00:00

The City of Boston is proud to partner with Embrace: The Embrace Ideas Festival, a yearly celebration grounded in arts, ideas, culture, and public scholarship, leading up to the Juneteenth holiday. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state, and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and envision a transformed Boston by 2030.

The Embrace Ideas Festival features keynotes, panels, and live music, shining a light on interrupting zero-sum game thinking regarding racial justice and realizing a democracy worthy of us all. The annual Fest is intentionally wrapped around Juneteenth, an essential holiday we uplift for those who have long celebrated it and invite those who may not have had the opportunity yet to join us in building a new national "monument" together.

Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas, and declared the end of the Civil War, freeing all enslaved persons. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been official for over two years, slavery persisted in areas beyond Union control. The Union's takeover of Texas effectively liberated the remaining slaves in the state, ending this specific form of slavery in America.

We look forward to coming together as a community for this momentous occasion and honoring this significant day in our history. Join us in celebrating Juneteenth and envisioning a more just and equitable future for all.

June 18 - June 21, 2024
2024-06-18T10:00:00 - 2024-06-21T15:00:00
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Embrace Ideas Festival

June 18 - June 21, 2024
2024-06-18T09:00:00 - 2024-06-21T15:00:00

The City of Boston is proud to partner with Embrace: The Embrace Ideas Festival, a yearly celebration grounded in arts, ideas, culture, and public scholarship, leading up to the Juneteenth holiday. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state, and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and envision a transformed Boston by 2030.

The Embrace Ideas Festival features keynotes, panels, and live music, shining a light on interrupting zero-sum game thinking regarding racial justice and realizing a democracy worthy of us all. Our annual Fest is intentionally wrapped around Juneteenth, an essential holiday we uplift for those who have long celebrated it and invite those who may not have had the opportunity yet to join us in building a new national "monument" together.

Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas, and declared the end of the Civil War, freeing all enslaved persons. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been official for over two years, slavery persisted in areas beyond Union control. The Union's takeover of Texas effectively liberated the remaining slaves in the state, ending this specific form of slavery in America.

We look forward to coming together as a community for this momentous occasion and honoring this significant day in our history. Join us in celebrating Juneteenth and envisioning a more just and equitable future for all.

 

Tickets

June 18 - June 21, 2024
2024-06-18T09:00:00 - 2024-06-21T15:00:00
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Juneteenth Joy 2024

June 15, 2024
2024-06-15T10:00:00 - 2024-06-15T15:00:00

Hyde Park's fourth annual community-wide, family friendly, Juneteenth Celebration is planned for Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Martini Hatch Shell on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. The event is titled Juneteenth Joy: Focus on Freedom and is a mixture of performances, vendors, exhibits and speakers. Central to the event will be dancing! In the event of rain, the event will be moved to The New Mission High School in Hyde Park. Free giveaways ONLY to those who register in advance. You can also register to do a part of our special taste testing to select your Favorite collard greens, red velvet cake and Juneteenth Themed ice cream courtesy of Ben and Jerry's.

 

Register

June 15, 2024
2024-06-15T10:00:00 - 2024-06-15T15:00:00
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Rise with Pride

June 9, 2024
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 150 State Street
    Boston, MA 02109
  • Contact:
    Daunasia Yancey
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-09T14:00:00 - 2024-06-09T17:00:00

The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement and the Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion are partnering with Apex Noire to host a festive event to uplift the opportunities available at the intersections of LGBTQ+ folks and the Cannabis community. This is a 21+ event.

Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 2 - 5 p.m. at Apex Noire 150 State Street, Boston MA 02109.

Please register in advance:

 REGISTER HERE.

Rise with Pride

June 9, 2024
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 150 State Street
    Boston, MA 02109
  • Contact:
    Daunasia Yancey
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-09T14:00:00 - 2024-06-09T17:00:00
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A Reading and Discussion of "Dot Girl" by Linda Carney-Goodrich

Join us for this free literary event at Boston's Civic Pavilion!

June 12, 2024
2024-06-12T19:00:24 - 2024-06-12T21:00:00

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is proud to present an evening featuring local author Linda Carney-Goodrich, with readings from Danielle Legros Georges, Anne Pluto, and Michael McInnis. The evening will be hosted by Michael Patrick MacDonald and feature musical guest Mr. Curt.

Join us on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Boston's Civic Pavilion on City Hall Plaza (at the intersection of Hanover St and Congress St, across from the Boston Public Market).

RSVP

 

Flyer for "A Reading and Discussion of Dot Girl by Linda Carney-Goodrich"

June 12, 2024
2024-06-12T19:00:24 - 2024-06-12T21:00:00
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The Longest Day

Reason for cancellation: Heat Emergency
June 20, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Corinne White
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-20T12:00:56 - 2024-06-20T14:00:00

Join us on City Hall Plaza on the Longest Day, the summer solstice, June 20. On the day with the most light, people across the world join together to outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

June 20, 12 - 2 p.m., City Hall Plaza
  • Information and resources
  • Community organizations
  • Engagement activities
  • Research opportunities

For more information, contact Corinne White at corinne.white@boston.gov or 617-635-3745

June 20, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Contact:
    Corinne White
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-20T12:00:56 - 2024-06-20T14:00:00
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Memory Sunday

Memory Sunday is a yearly event that takes place on the second Sunday in June. 

June 9, 2024
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church
    108 Seaver Street
    Dorchester, MA
  • Contact:
    Corinne White
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-09T14:00:32 - 2024-06-09T16:00:00

The purpose of Memory Sunday is to highlight the impact of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community. At these events, faith-based organizations incorporate education about the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia into religious services and related programs. This includes discussion about ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia, raising awareness about the importance of research and sharing the support available for care partners.

For more information:

Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church: 617-427-2500 or

City of Boston (Corinne White): 617-635-3745

RSVP requested, not required

June 9, 2024
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church
    108 Seaver Street
    Dorchester, MA
  • Contact:
    Corinne White
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2024-06-09T14:00:32 - 2024-06-09T16:00:00
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