Discover Roxbury

The Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | May 14

The 2016 Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, co-coordinated by the Franklin Park Coalition and Discover Roxbury. Bring a kite or buy one in the park. Ride your bike to the festival or rent a bike from Boston Bikes. Bike tours of the park, food trucks, craft vendors and more..

When: Sat, May 14, 11am-4pm

Where: The Franklin Park Playstead

If you are interested in having a table or being a vendor at the event, please contact mail@franklinparkcoaltion with "2016 Kite & Bike Festival" in the Subject line.

Please contact mail@franklinparkcoalition or 617-442-4141 if you should have questions.

Discover Roxbury Jazz At The Fort | August 2nd

Sunday August 2nd at Highland Park on Fort Avenue in Roxbury's Fort Hill Neighborhood there will be a Jazz show feauturing "The Bill Pierce Collective" and Berkeley City Music All-Stars starting at 5 PM. Dont miss out on the chance to hear some live music this Sunday and have a great time listening to one of the oldest music styles today! 

Where: Highland Park, Fort Avenue 

When: August 2nd at 5PM.

For more info call 617- 747- 6410


Jumpstart Your Writing Workshop | June 17

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Discover Roxbury is partnering with Grub Street offering a writing workshop for new and practicing writers.  This class has a very clear mission: devote two hours to trying your hand at creating writing. Through a series of fun directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice.  


When: Wednesday, June 17th

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Where: ArtROX! Hub

Warren Street, Dudley Square

To register:


Wake Up The Earth Parade & Festival | May 2

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The festival is a celebration of diversity, the arrival of spring, music and culture, popular theater, visual arts, and more. The Roxbury leg of the parade is assembled at the Egleston YMCA at 10:30am. Bring your noise makers, WUTE signs, stilts, and colorful costumes and march with us to the Stoneybrook Reservation where the festival continues all day! 
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Where: Egleston YMCA
3134 Washington St, Roxbury
For more info:
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Free Tools for Your Business Toolkit | April 18

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Find yourself running a business but never taken a business course in your life? Wondering how to organize your mailing list, share documents, keep track of expenses, create invoices, or pay vendors? This workshop will walk you through some free online tools that will take your creative business to the next level. Great for artists, artisans, "solopreneurs," and small business owners.

Cost of the workshop is $15. Free for members of the A&BC, Discover Roxbury, or BWME. 


When: Saturday, April 18th


Where: ArtROX! Hub

22 Warren Street Roxbury
For tickets:


5th Annual Black and White Party | March 13

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For five years, guests have experienced a unique evening where the decor, artwork, and food (to the extent possible) are all black and white. The void of color serves to remind us of how important artists are in bringing color to our lives.You are encouraged to bring your business cards and creative energy for a night of mixing, mingling, and creative exploration with a diverse crowd where art, dance, and community collide. 
Help support the arts in Roxbury! Party like winter's long gone!
When: Friday, March 13th
Where: MassArt Pozen Center 

14 Tetlow Street, Boston

For more info: visit

Intimate Apparel | March 6

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Join the cast, crew, and designers of Intimate Apparel for a dessert reception celebrating the March birthdays of Derek Lumpkins, executive director at Discover Roxbury, and Matt Chapuran, managing director at Lyric Stage Company. Enjoy a Show & Tell Salon featuring costume designer Amanda Mujica and sound designer Kelsey Jarboe, who will share about their work on the show, allowing time for your questions.


When: Friday, March 6th

8:00PM Show

10:00PM Reception

Where: Lyric Stage,140 Clarendon St.

For tickets:

*Use code DISCOVER for $20 discount/ ticket


Brilliant Branding Workshop with Discover Roxbury | Feb 14

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Join Discover Roxbury, The Arts and Business Council, and Boston Women in Media and Entertainment as they teach you how to brand yourself and your organization! This workshop is FREE for members of Discover Roxbury, the A&BC, or the BWME!


When: Saturday, February 14th


Where: AAMARP, 76 Atherton Street, Boston

Cost: $15

Questions?: email

Tax Tips for Artists and Entrepreneurs| Jan. 24

Discover Roxbury and the Arts & Business Council join together to host a workshop that gives tips on filing your taxes and saving money during 2015. This workshop is FREE if you are a member of Discover Roxbury or the A&BC!


When: Saturday, January 24th, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Where: TBD

Cost to attend (without membership): $15

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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

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