Heart of the Hub | Oct. 18

Thursday, October 18, 2012  6pm-9pm
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street

Join over 200 guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the fifth annual Heart of the Hub to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. This annual event includes a silent auction featuring art and gift packages and A Taste of Roxbury dinner catered by area restaurants. The mistress of ceremonies is WCVB's Karen Holmes Ward. The E-Water Band will return to perform live, including a tribute to Roxbury's own Donna Summer.



Radical Roxbury Bike Tour | Sept. 15

Join Discover Roxbury for this "Radical" Roxbury Bike Tour. The tour is on September 15th from 10am to 12pm. It will begin at Roxbury Crossing with an overview of the protests against construction of the I-95 along the Southwest Corridor. From there the attention shifts to mid-20th century revolutionary leaders Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X. The tour will conclude with an overview of the 1967 and 1968 riots in Grove Hall and the police staging grounds in Franklin Park. Tickets cost $10 and can be found HERE. For more info, email or call 617-427-1006


Roxbury Heritage State Parks' Eliot Square to Franklin Park Bike | June 25

Roxbury Heritage State Parks' Eliot Square to Franklin Park Bike

Monday, June 25

Eliot Square to Franklin Park Bike Tour 6-7:30pm

Roxbury Heritage State Park, 183 Roxbury Street

    **Rescheduled from June 7** >> Read More

Highland Park Garden Walk | June 30

On Saturday, June 30, join Discover Roxbury for a Garden Walk through Highland Park and Fort Hill. Walk behind the scenes - literally - into the verdant backyard gardens and green spaces of Highland Park/Fort Hill. View a rich profusion of flowers, a working farm, an orchard, and community gardens. Tour begins at the Cooper Garden and Education Center, 34 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA. >> Read More

Sip, Sup, Sashay: Governor's Afternoon Tea at Shirley Eustis | June 15

You are invited to the third annual annual afternoon tea at the historic Shirley-Eustis House! Enjoy sweet and savory small bites, lemonade and a selection of iced teas. Spend a gracious two hours in great and engaging company. The dress code is smart casual, with hats for ladies and absolutely no spiked heels. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here. The event is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Shirley Eustis House, located at 33 Shirley Street  Roxbury, MA 02119.

An Apron Full of Beans with Sam Cornish, Feb. 29

Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish and Roxbury Repertory Theater are teaming up to give an exciting and unique performance piece from selected poems and prose! The material, gathered from his collection 'An Apron Full of Beans,' the Company sets Cornish’s eloquent, witty, and thought-provoking words to movement and music. The poetry touches on voices past and addresses the poet’s thoughts on family, race, music, and civil rights among other topics. There will be three performances in three different venues in the Boston area. The free performances will premiere at noon on Feb. 28 at Boston Latin Academy, a show at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Roxbury Community College's Mainstage Theatre, and a third run on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rabb Hall at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The performances are free of charge and sponsored in part by The Friends of the Arts at Roxbury Community College. For reservations and more information, please contact Pam Green at 617-541-5380 or pgreen [at]

High Notes of Jazz Roxbury: An Oral History Project

jazz playersThe fourth installment of this multipart discussion and exploration of the intersection of jazz and its connection to the Civil Rights Movement in Roxbury during the 1950s.

Co-presented by Haley House Bakery Cafe. In collaboration with JazzBoston.
Free and open to the public, with seating on a first come, first served basis. Dinner is available for purchase beginning at 5pm. February 15, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury. Check out the facebook page for this month's installment here:

Discover Black History with Discover Roxbury!

To commemorate Black History Month, our friends at Discover Roxbury have some fun and informative events lined up. On February 11, Roxbury's Black History Trolley Tour will be taking off from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Take an informative trolley tour through three centuries of Boston's historic Black neighborhoods! Follow the progression of the Black churches of Boston, the importance of the arts, the struggles during the civil rights movement, and become more familiar with the movers, shakers, and strivers in Roxbury's Black history! The trolley departs at:

12:30 p.m. from Roxbury Heritage State Park / DCR, 183 Roxbury St., in Roxbury.
12:50 p.m. from Hotel 140, 140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay.

Tickets are $25! To reserve a space, please click here.

FAFSA Day 2012 Jan. 29

Do you need information about how to afford college? Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Day will be taking place in a number of locations around Greater Boston this January! FAFSA Day is an opportunity to get free help completing your FAFSA for the 2012 - 2013 school year. While there are many locations hosting this event in the greater area, in the Dorchester / Roxbury area O'Bryant School of Math & Science will be open for FAFSA Day. The school is located at 55 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119. The event will be happening on January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Resources that will be available include: Computer Access, Online Filing and Spanish Translators.

For more information please contact one of these Site Coordinators: Yvonne Gittens, 617-661-3529 or Dadizi Baker-Cummings, 617-728-4509.

NEFA's Public Art Discussion Series: Strategies in Community Engagement

What does it take for public artists to engage with a community in a meaningful and successful way? New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is actively involved in supporting Public Art and New England's Creative Economy and is presenting a session on January 23d that will bring together artists, creative economy practitioners, and community participants. The result will be a discussion on strategies in community engagement at the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury, MA 02119. Hear from a panel of public artists as they speak about community engagement, there will be plenty of time for networking. The event is from 6 - 9 p.m. Check out the event's website here.

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