Roxbury

Wake Up The Earth Parade | May 3

On Saturday, May 3 the Wake Up The Earth Festival will take place. This event was started by Spontaneous Celebration in 1979 and brings together Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and other areas of Boston in an annual celebration of diversity, the arrival of spring, music and culture, popular theatre, the visual arts, and more. The Parade is a commemoration of the success these communities had in opposing the construction of 1-95 along the route known as the Southwest Corridor. >> Read More

The Mind Matters: Families Make A Difference

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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Parent University believes that every BPS family is equipped and empowered to advocate and partner with schools to ensure every child has access to a quality education and achieves excellence in school. Parent University will be hosting workshops that provide educational resources and community support for families with children ages 3-8 to help foster learning at home. This is a 10 session workshop series and participation is free. Families will be able to learn strategies for how to foster your child's development and learning at home and in school. These sessions will include hands on activities, mini lectures and videos. This program was developed by Harvard University and is based on cutting edge brain research on children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Participating families will receive learning materials and activities to take home and use. >> Read More

Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration | June 19

Join the Boston Juneteenth Committee and the National Center of Afro-American Artists for the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration. Emancipation address by Harvard University Professor Charles Ogletree, inspiring presentations for youth and adults, educational and artistic activities for children and music, food and fun for all!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 4pm

Musuem of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Walnut Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119

Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Businesses, Visitors

Governor's Tea & Abolitionist Meeting Reenactment | June 14

 
Enjoy a theatrical afternoon tea, and dine on a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, a variety of infused iced-teas and lemonade, with a special twist. Participate with actors in reenacting an abolitionist meeting inside and on the grounds of historic Shirley-Eustis House - one of a few remaining Colonial Governor's mansions in New England, and a likely location to have hosted an abolitionist meeting back in the day.  
 

Eat Well Workshop | Feb. 9

Cooking with Your Neighbor:  Cape Verdean Cuisine 
 
A Dudley neighborhood resident and talented 
home gardener and cook, Maria Barros will lead 
her second Eat Well class at The Food Project! She 
will guide participants in making traditional 
Cape Verdean dishes, including vegetarian Cachupa.   

When: Saturday February 9, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM >> Read More

Grow Well Workshop | Jan 26

Growing Indoors: Containers & Sprouts Workshop.

Craving that ‘fresh from your garden’ taste 
in the middle of winter? Learn simple 
ways to grow food indoors all year, including sprouts and microgreens. Intermediate to Advanced gardeners

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dudley Greenhouse, 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury, MA

To register for all workshops. email -

buildagarden@thefoodproject.org Or call 617-442-1322 x12

Planning Your Garden Workshop | Jan 15

Planning Your Garden Workshop
Get a head start with planning your vegetable garden by learning basic principles of garden design, techniques for maximizing space, and tips for ordering seeds. 
 
Date/Time: Tuesday January 15, 6:00P.M. - 7:30P.M. 
Location: The Food Project's Dudley Greenhouse, 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury 
Contact: Kathleen, buildagarden@thefoodproject.org or 617-442-1322 ext 12 with questions or to sign up.

Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative | Jan 3

The CoffeeHouse at Haley House Bakery Cafe if off to a wonderful start with Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative! The evening will start at 7:00pm with guest speaker Vickie Meredith and will continue from 8:00-10:00pm with live jazz. Arrive early for dinner, served anytime from 5:00pm on!

For more info: http://www.haleyhouse.org/calendar

The Theater Offensive Benefit for KOURAJ | Dec. 5

The Theater Offensive presents an event featuring performance, dance, song, and poetry primarily by Haitian artists. Complimentary Haitian cuisine will be served.

Where: Hibernian Hall- 182 Dudley St, Roxbury Crossing

PERFORMANCES BY ARTISTS INCLUDING: >> Read More

Intro Computer Classes

Workshops for those who have never used a computer or have little experience. A series of four classes begin at the start of each month. Please register by phone or in person.

Date: Every Thursday 6pm - 7:45pm Starting November 1st

Location: Roxbury Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury

Contact: (617) 442-6186 to Register

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