Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks | Feb 21

Mad River Theater Works returns this year with the exciting and inspirational play, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks, during Black History Month. "Walk On" weaves together music and drama to tell the life of Rosa Parks, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to "sit down and be counted." The play dispels misconceptions about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. 

When: Sunday, February 21at 3 PM

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119


General Admission $20. Seniors/students $10. Please contact 617-849-6322 for group rates. >> Read More

A Conversation with The Women of the Boston City Council | Feb 23

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins & The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department invites you to: " A Conversation with The Women of the Boston City Council" 


When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

Where: Hibernian Hall 184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA 02119


Panelists include:

  • Ayanna Pressley - City Councilor At-Large
  • Michelle Wu - City Council President
  • Andrea Cambell - City Council for District 4
  • Annissa Essaibi-George - City Council At Large

This event is free and open to the general public. 

To register online or receive more information about this forum: call Colleen Fonseca at 617-704-6688 or email

Critical Breakdown | Jan 31

Critical Breakdown brings people of all ages together through Hip-Hop, spoken word, and other forms of socially conscious performance & visual art. Through monthly open mics, Critical Breakdown explores solutions to poverty, oppression, and injustice while giving space for expression, resource sharing, and healing. Overall it is an empowering experience encouraging "Peace-able" behaviors & campaigns.

Critical Breakdown is a program of the community and facilitated by the "Village In Progress" Initiative.


When: Sunday January 31, 2016

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley street Roxbury, MA from 6pm-9pm. Open Mic sign up starts at 530p.

U. Dream College Fair | Jan 16

What is U. Dream?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. What's yours? If it;s to graduate from college, U Dream is for you.  U. Dream begins with the premise that every student should be able to fulfill their dream of attending and graduate from college. Join The Base as they provide each student with a winning game plan to achieve their goals. 

What to expect at U. Dream

  • Special Guest Speakers
  • College Scholarship & Grants Presentation
  • Interactive Expo with College and Community Partners
  • Food Trucks
  • One -on-one Meetings with Community Partners and Colleges
  • More than 30 Colleges and Organizations 

Special Opportunity for High Schools Seniors: >> Read More

Reverse College Fair | Jan 12

Are you a high school student? Are you interested in learning more about options after high school? Do you want to hear from young adults from your community who recently graduated or are current college students?

Boston Promise Initiative/ Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative would like to invite you to join their Reverse College Fair and hear about experiences and opportunities available to you from students like you.

When:  Tuesday, January 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Where: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative 504 Dudley St, Roxbury 02119


RSVP: LIZ MIRANDA, Director of Youth Leadership & Development,, 617.442.9670x210

Free and open to the public
Light refreshments provided

Jazz By Any Means Necessary | Jan 7


  • Vocalist: Fulani Haynes
  • Pianist: Michael Shea
  • Bassist: Akili Jamal Haynes
  • Percussionist: Alvin Terry
  • Saxophonist: Cyril Chapman
  • Flutist: Earl Lawrence

The Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative begins the 2016 New Year with a new sense of improvisation. The beat, the movement, the vocalized stylings, the reading of a Langston Hughes poem will open the evening.

When: Thursday Jan 7, 7pm. 

Where: Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St, Roxbury 02119 >> Read More

What is the Future for Public Schools in Boston? | Jan 14

Are you concerned for the future of public schools in Boston? Are you wondering how your child and neighborhood will impacted by changes to BPS? Wondering how you can work together to advocate for solutions that work for ALL students?

Join Boston Education Justice Alliance January 14th, 6:00-8:00 PM at Madison Park High School (75 Malcolm X Boulevard) for an EMERGENCY TOWN HALL!

The Boston Education Justice Alliance will be discussing:

  • The Boston Compact and Enroll Boston
  • School Closures
  • The charter school ballot intiative and how it impacts BPS and schools budgets
  • Democracy and transparency 
  • A path forward to improve our public schools in Boston!

All parents, students, teachers, and community members are invited to attend!

Community Connections with Starbucks | Jan 12

WhatLooking to engage directly with public/private organizations and learn a professional development skill?  Interested in a career at Starbucks?  Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for its inaugural #ULEMCommConnections event featuring Starbucks and learn the ins and outs of the hospitality industry!   This will not be your typical meeting.  RSVP before all of the seats are filled.  This is a FREE event! 
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – Doors open at 5:30p
Where: Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts – 88 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 – Free parking behind the building >> Read More

Walter's Run 5k | Dec 13

The Parkway Running Club (PRC) of West Roxbury, MA has hosted an annual Santa Scamper 5k road race since 1994. This race raised money for the Boston Globe Santa Fund, a charity to support children of need in Massachusetts.

In 2004, PRC re-named the race Walter’s Run to honor a friend and member, Walter Burgess.


When: Dec 13. 5K race starts at 11:00am. Kid's race at 10:15am >> Read More

Fall Festival | Nov 21

 The Food Project’s annual late fall farmers market, featuring cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, food, and more! Purchase winter squash, salad greens, winter greens, and root vegetables grown locally. EBT/SNAP, cash, credit, and debit accepted.

Children’s activities will be hands-on, seasonal, and appropriate for a range of age groups. There will be giveaway bags for the first 40 kids in the door.

When: Saturday, November 21 11 a.m.–2 p.m

Where: The Dudley Greenhouse 11 Brook Ave., Roxbury


Can’t make it on November 21? You can purchase your fall veggies without the festivities at our early-bird farmers market on Friday, November 20 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

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