Boston

Lighting The Line | Oct 23

Join the Boston Foundation for a neighborhood party, a special celebration of its 100th anniversary. Ride the indigo train!

Join public officials, performers, artists and community members, for a 'moving celebration" to light the bridges at five stations along the Fairmount/Indigo MBTA Line. Ride the Fairmount/Indigo Commuter Line FREE of charge and experience five community  celebrations.

4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Parties Start in Four Neighborhoods Near the Fairmount Line Bridges:

  • Fairmount Station/Bridge (4:30)
  • Morton Street Station/Bridge (4:30)
  •  Talbot Avenue Station/Bridge (5:00)
  • Four Corners/Geneva Avenue/Geneva Avenue Bridge (5:00)

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Latino Heritage Celebration | Oct 15

The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians invites you to the Latino Heritage Celebration.

Connect with Latino cultures through music, art & food!
Recognize accomplishments of retired Latino/a employees from City of Boston!

When:  Thursday, October 15

Where: Boston City Hall

3rd Floor Lobby

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

Contact Infomation

http://www.cityofboston.gov/newbostonians/

 

Boston 2050 High Water Exhibition Reception | August 6th

Teens (ages 13-18) Young Adults, College Students, Businesses, Seniors, Visitors are all weclomed to Boston 2050 High Water Reception at the Grove Hall Branch Public Library on August 6th at 5:30 PM. Come hear special guest civil rights speakers and artist in the exhibit who will be there to discuss their work and enjoy visual arts for free as you hear about the environmental changes to affect the future. 

Where : 41 Geneva Avenue , Dorchester 

When: August 6th @ 5:30 PM 

 

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston | May 29

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The City of Boston is making history for a second consecutive year as the city has allocated $1,000,000 of Boston’s capital funds for the youth to spend as they see fit! This process is called Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston.

This initiative is historical because Boston is the first, and thus far only, city in the United States to implement youth-led Participatory Budgeting. For the youth in Boston, this a unique opportunity for political empowerment through true democracy. Now its time to VOTE! Stay connected with the process by TEXTING YLC to 844-YLC-LEAD

Follow voting week on Twitter and Insta @youthleadboston and add us on the snap “youthleadchange”

 

Come vote in Dorchester!

When: Friday, May 29

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

When: Ashmont T Station

1900 Dorchester Avenue at 200 Ashmont Street, Dorchester

For more info: http://youth.boston.gov/youth-lead-the-change/

Go Boston2030 Envisioning Lab | May 8

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How do you envision getting around Boston in 2030? Come to an interactive, hands-on lab on May 8th and 9th to shape the vision for the transportation system of 2030!

 

When: Friday, May 8th

  • 11:30 AM - Doors open
  • 12:00 PM - Visioning Lab Kickoff with Mayor Walsh and Transportation Commissioner, Gina Fiandaca
  • 5:30 to 7:30 PM - “What would it mean to use transportation to build civic space?” Discussion featuring Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Boston’s Chief Information Officer; Lori Lobenstine, from the Design Studio for Social Intervention; and Aziza Robinson-Goodnight, Artist in Transit for the Fairmount Cultural Corridor. Sponsored by Future Boston AllianceONEin3, and YPT. Participants are invited to gather afterwards atThe Good Life, 28 Kingston Street, for drinks and further conversation.

Where: China Trade Center

2 Boylston St, Boston

To register: http://goboston2030.org/participate/#vision

 

Boston's Cycling Craze Discussion | May 7

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Lorenz J. Finison speaks about an exciting chapter in Boston’s history through discussing Boston’s Cycling Craze

 

When: Thursday, May 7th

6:30PM

Where: Grove Hall Branch of the BPL

41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester

 

What Can Boston Do About the Housing Crisis? | April 7

boston housing crisis
On October 20, 2014 residents across Boston filled City Council chambers and sent a clear message:
 "WE’VE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING PUSHED AROUND & PUSHED OUT!"
In this second hearing, citywide residents and housing advocates will come together to share our IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS to the housing crisis. 
What can the City of Boston do to stabilize our communities and prevent the rapid displacement of low income and communities of color?
Residents, advocates and research experts will share policy solutions & ideas to the housing crisis including:
  • Increasing protection to tenants especially for those most at risk for displacement because of rising housing costs & rents.
  • Increasing resources from development for creating & preserving affordable housing.
  • Prioritizing public land for community use & controlled by community partners.

 

When: Tuesday, April 7th 

4:00PM

Where: Boston City Hall

City Council Chambers (5th floor)  

For more info:  visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1410680365905554/

Boston 2040 Open House | March 25

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Charting Progress to 2040 Open House! MPO staff will open its doors to you! The open house is an opportunity for you to understand the MPO's long-range transportation planning process, ask questions in an individual setting, and provide feedback on topics that interest you, such as:

  • Climate Change, Environment, and Air Quality
  • Active Transportation Modes/Sustainability 
  • Transportation Equity
  • Transit and Community Transportation
  • Freight Planning
  • Funding Investment Strategies

 All members of the public are invited to attend to help shape the future of transportation in the Boston region in 2040.

 

When: Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: State Transportation Building
MPO Conference Room, Suite 2150
10 Park Plaza, Boston

 

Back-to-Back Boston Olympics 2024 Meetings | Feb 23 and 24

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Both Boston 2024, the nonprofit that has been set up to lead the effort to bring the Games to Boston, and the City of Boston are holding several public meetings, throughout this year, until September, about the bid that Boston 2024 will submit.
 
As not only the Games but also the planning process has the potential to greatly impact diverse communities in the city of Boston, we are working to ensure that Boston's many communities are sufficiently informed about the bid and are actively involved in the process.
 
When: Monday, February 23, 6:00pm 
AND
 Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm
Where: Monday at Yawkey Club of Roxbury
115 Warren Street, Roxbury
AND
Tuesday at Condon School Cafeteria
200 D Street, Roxbury
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Greenovate Boston Event with Performance by Guster | Jan 15

Greenovate Boston

Special Announcement from Greenovate Boston:

On January 15, 2015, Mayor Walsh will release the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update.

The Mayor will be joined by members of the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee for a brief speaking engagement, followed by a performance by Guster, a Boston-based band. In honor of the band's Boston roots, their commitment to the environment and public service, Mayor Walsh will also declare January 15 as Guster Day in Boston.

Event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!

When: Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM

Where: 
Artists For Humanity
100 West 2nd Street
Boston, MA 02127

 

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