Roxbury Community College

Arts Performance for the Whole Family: Kids’ Summer Arts Intensive | Aug. 12

 Kids ages 7-13 have been working hard during a 6-week Summer Arts Intensive program at Roxbury Community College. The program focuses on theater/drama, dance, creative writing, and taiko drums. Join us for free fun for the whole family as we celebrate their hard work at their final performance.

When: Friday, Aug. 12 at 7pm

Where: Media Arts Building #1, Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Ave.


For more information: 617-541-5380 or

Out of Darkness | May 23

Out Of Darkness is an educational revolution. The film will examine the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nation of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today. 

When: Mon, May 23, 2016

Event Program

  • 5:30pm Doors Open (Food & Beverage Vending begins)
  • 6:00pm Welcome 
  • 6:09pm Film Start Time 

Where: Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center


  • $11 advance. (17 & under, free)
  • $15 at door. (17 & under, free)
  • $2-$10 beverages & food

For more information, click here! 

Welcome to Boston Cast Party | Nov 9

Welcome to Boston Cast Party for Isango Ensemble.  In the spirit of cultural activist Elma Lewis, Boston-area artists will perform in homage to international performing artists Isango Ensemble. Performances by Black Nativity, Maria Finkelmeier, AllBe, and Origination Cultural Arts Center Emcee: Barry Gathier, Executive Director of the National Center for Afro-American Artists.

Where: Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Avenue, 1st Floor Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 

When: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7pm

To Attend:  Open to the public, free with RSVP by calling 617.-824-.8400 Or by visiting this link: BITLY.COM/W2BISANGO 

Boston PromiseFest | Nov 10

You are invited to Join Boston Promise  Initiative at their annual Boston PromiseFest! This year's theme is StraightOuttaHighSchool: Connections, Colleges, Careers. They will have resource tables and workshops for youth & parents of all ages: 

Elementary & Middle School Students & Parents:  How to get your student on track for success in and after high school?
High School Students:  What are your options after high school?
Older Youth & Young Adults:  Reconnecting to education & jobs >> Read More

Conflict Minerals in the Congo | March 10

congolese plight talk flyer

Almost 6 Million people have died through strife cause by civil unrest in the Congo. Join poet and activist Leonard Tshitenge, who did a Ted Talk and find out ways that you can help. Is there Blood on that Cell Phone? Sponsored by Roxbury Community Colleges' Student Government Association, Muslim Student Association and Video Club.


When: March 10th, 2015

6:30 PM

Where: Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Ave.  Building 3, Room 346.


Refreshments will be served. Door Prizes.

Splash! | Oct. 2

Water is one of the most important substances needed to sustain life on the planet. Water industries make it possible for people to have safe water. Splash! is an environmental experience that is focused on water that will take place at 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury MA from 2pm to 5pm. Ages 14-24 are welcome to join in on the experience. The event will have water demonstrations, exhibits by water-based professionals, and water career panels. To register, visit

Charles C. Yancey Book Fair | July 7

The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston 02119, from 12 to 3 p.m. Donations of new books are welcomed! Register online. Since 1987, more than 400,000 books have been distributed to over 16,000 children and families. The Yancey Book Fair needs donors to continue its mission of cultivating literacy in the City of Boston. Checks should be made payable to The Yancey Book Fair and mailed to: P.O. Box 961902, Boston, Massachusetts, 02196.

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]

Nou Pap Janm Bliye/We Will Not Forget: 2nd Annual Haiti Earthquake Memorial Jan. 14

Nou Pap Janm Bliye/We Will Not Forget is an event for Boston and Massachusetts’ Haitian community and friends of Haiti to come together to memorialize the victims of the earthquake, and to reflect and agree on collective action. The memorial will feature the poetry of Patrick Sylvain, spiritual reflection by Pastor Zephir, a musical performance by Mendy Toussaint, and more.

The organizing committee, comprised of Haitian-led organizations in Boston, will discuss what has occurred in the past year and how issues of water security and immigration––noted as points of concern by hundreds of 2011 event attendees--have evolved. Physicians for Haiti will deliver a presentation specifically focused on the cholera epidemic.
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Black Nativity @ Roxbury Community College Dec. 8, 9, 10

The National Center of Afro-American Artists will be presenting Black Nativity - an account of the Nativity based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes. Boston's production of Black Nativity is the longest running performance of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes' song-play in the world, and has been in production since 1970. The show will be at the Mainstage Theatre of Roxbury Community College. The performance will be on 4 different days: Thursday December 8, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m.,  Saturday, December 10, at 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The mainstage theatre at Roxbury Crossing is located at 1234 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury Crossing. To purchase tickets, and for more information, visit Black Nativity's website.


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