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Event calendar: Marking Black History Month in Boston

February 1, 2019

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

A look at events happening in Boston to mark Black History Month. 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston's Black Employee Network also known as BEN, and the entire City of Boston kicked off a month-long celebration in honor of Black History Month. During the month of February, there will be special events hosted around Boston celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community, acknowledging Black leaders, activists and trailblazers who fought so hard for diversity, equality and inclusion.   

Here's a look at some of the events happening around the City this month:

Black Migration: The Journey that Connects Us
(Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Senior Luncheon 60+)
Thursday, February 14, 2019
To RSVP for the event, please call the Age Strong Commission at 617-635-4366

Black History Trivia and Skate Night (all ages welcome)
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St., Dorchester    

Mayor Walsh's 3rd Annual African American Veterans Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
ABCD Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren St., Roxbury

Carter G. Woodson Basketball Tournament
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
BCYF Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley St., Roxbury

Black Well Being Lunch and Learn
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Boston City Hall, 5th floor Piemonte Room

Dream Chasers - One Mic, Many Voices
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
BCYF Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester

Fashionscape & Arts of Boston
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury