Discover Roxbury

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.  

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | May 18

Join thousands of people in Franklin Park for the annual Kite & Bike Festival on Saturday, May 18th. Get outside for kite flying, free bike rentals for all ages, bike tours of the park, food trucks, vendors, face painting, and more!

Looking for a fun outdoor volunteer opportunity? The Kite and Bike Festival depends on the helping hands of volunteers. More info at

May 18th 11am -3pm 

Franklin Park - Shattuck Picnic Grove

More info at OR OR call 617-442-4141

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


The Endurance Ride | August 11

Enjoy bike riding? Come on the next Discover Roxbury bike ride: The Endurance Ride! Unlike other bike rides, this is more of an adventure than a tour. During this bike ride, stops will be made at Roxbury's highest peaks, along with major roads,  and historic monuments. The goal of the ride is to cover as much of the neighborhood as possible. The ride will go from 10am to noon and will start at the Roxbury Crossing Station. Helmets are REQUIRED. For tickets, click HERE.

Roxbury Bike Tour | July 28


Travel to the four corners of Roxbury: Egleston Square, Mission Hill, Dudley Square, and Grove Hall. See and hear how and why each is unique, and receive recommendations on places to eat and shop. The tour will begin in front of Mission Church and travel down Tremont St and Malcolm X Blvd to Dudley Square. After a brief visit, we'll continue uphill to Grove Hall. From there we'll bike through Franklin Park and finish our ride in Egleston Square where we can direct riders back to the Southwest Corridor. Tour begins at Mission Church, 1545 Tremont Street, at 10am. For tickets, click HERE. For more info, visit Discover Roxbury.

Ekua's Evening Art Walk | July 26

Follow Ekua Holmes, an exceptional Roxbury-based artist, on a leisurely walking tour of the visual arts on Highland Park/Fort Hill. Her in-depth knowledge of Roxbury's arts movement and personal connection to many of the artists is guaranteed to enlighten and entertain. In addition to visiting impressive pieces of public art around the neighborhood, the tour visits the home studios of Lee Farrow and Wendy Ellertson. This personalized look at Roxbury's art community is a fantastic introduction to the variety of artists and types of art available during Roxbury Open Studios. Meet at the Roxbury Crossing Station (1400 Tremont Street)at 6pm. For tickets, click HERE. For more info, visit Discover Roxbury.

Roxbury in Bloom Trolley Tour | July 14

Go behind the scenes - literally - into the verdant green spaces of the Moreland Street Historic District. View a rich profusion of flowers, learn about The Food Project's farm, and visit the beautiful backyard gardens in Roxbury's hidden spaces. Be sure to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for walking up and down roads. Trolly departures: 9:40am - Hotel 140, 140 Clarendon St, Back Bay OR 10am: Roxbury Heritage State Park/DCR, 183 Roxbury St, Roxbury. To buy tickets, click HERE. For more info, visit Discover Roxbury.

Art Lover's Dream | July 1

On July 1, join Discover Roxbury's Board of Directors for an afternoon of art and wine. >> 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.

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