Boston Come Through – December 2016

Can you believe it’s THE LAST MONTH of 2016?! Did 2016 fly by or what?! Anywho, no matter what 2016 was like for you, let’s end it on a high note. See below for some of the best events Boston has to offer!

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity Play
December 2-18
Boston
Written by Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes and produced by the National Center for Afro-Americans, Black Nativity is the story of Jesus’ miraculous birth 2000 years ago. Based on text from the Gospel of St. Luke and interwoven with black vernacular narration, the song-play is dedicated to women and men of “good will” from all traditions. Please note that the Boston performance of this play is the longest running performance since the play’s inception! You do not want to miss this!

Ebony Winter Gala 
December 9
Boston
Join the National Association of Black Engineers and the National Association of Black Accountants in association with the United Minority Professionals as they host their annual gala. I jokingly dub this event ‘Boston’s unofficial black family reunion’ as 3,000 beautifully clad black people gather together in the Seaport District for one epic night of networking, connecting, reconnecting, partying and letting our hair down! Tickets are actually sold out now, but if you want to go, I do think it is worth the extra effort trying to secure tickets last minute! Best wishes!

The Ebony Village
December 10
Mansfield
An enchanted Holiday display, The “Ebony Village” is the annual winter wonderland featuring the largest public display of African American holiday decorations. Spend time creating your own decorated ornaments, exploring the museum’s galleries, or relaxing with a hot drink and cookies.

11th Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice
December 10
Cambridge
Join Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square for their 2nd Annual Holiday on Ice celebration featuring free admission all day, free food and a free show. The show will feature holiday numbers as well as local and international competitors and world class professional skaters. The festivities begin at 11am and skate show starts at 2pm!

Royal Winter Land Fashion Show
December 10
Roxbury
You know I have to support my family! Join my brother, Haitian King, as he presents the first Royal Winter Land Fashion Show at Hibernian Hall. In addition to the fashion show, the evening features food, vendors and musical performances!

Influence Night
December 11
Mattapan
Everybody that knows me knows that I love Jesus, and I couldn’t write this post without shouting him out! Join Jubilee Christian Church’s college and young adult ministry as they present their Influence Night featuring a night of worship, prayer and getting turnt up for Jesus! There is nothing like being in the presence of God, so don’t miss out!

Roxbury Innovation Center Cafe Night
December 13
Roxbury
Calling all my entrepreneurs! These monthly Café Nights are not to be missed as they offer valuable opportunities to network, collaborate and learn how to grow, improve and sustain your business. Schedule a one on one sit down with a leading professional in their field and also attend this month’s seminar “Fundraising: Three Ways to Raise Money for Your Idea.”

Boston Children’s Grown-Ups Museum
December 14
Boston
For one night only, Boston Children’s Museum opens its doors to the young at heart. Prepare to party, play and compete in the ‘Funniest Ugly Sweater Challenge,’ show off your best figure skating moves in the sock skating rink, make a macaroni wreath and dance with your friends as the DJ spins the night away! Cash bar and tasty treats available for purchase; also, the Boston Children’s Museum is participating in Toys for Tots so feel free to donate a new unwrapped toy!

Tafuta! A Young Child’s Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa 
December 16
Roxbury
Looking for something to do with the whole family? Through poetry, music and dance this one of a kind a play tells the story of a young child bullied in school because his family’s tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. This show features students ages 7 through 16 from all over Massachusetts and is definitely recommended for the younger ones!

Ugly Sweater Szn ’16 
December 16
Fenway
C’mon…..I know you have an ugly sweater somewhere in the back of your closet! Join fellow innovators and entrepreneurs at Hatch Fenway for their 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Kickback. Wear your UGLIEST SWEATER and RSVP for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local business in The Fenway! If you still need a reason to go, the space alone is worth it!

Black Girls Code Boston Chapter Presents: Build A Mobile App In a Day 
December 17
Boston
This is for my techie ladies! You can never lose investing in yourself, especially in this day and age of technology! Join BlackGirlsCode as they host a mobile app development workshop using MIT App Inventor.

Hunter’s Space Goal Setting Workshop 
December 17
Brighton
The Hunter’s Space is self described as ‘an exclusive social networking club that serves as a hub for entrepreneurs and visionaries to build successful brands by providing a common space for creating meaningful connections, gaining access to resources, and inspiration.’ Join them for their 2017 Goal Setting Workshop designed to help fine tune and create a concrete plan for your vision and or business. One of my closest entrepreneur friends attends their networking events and the one word she always uses to describe the type of environment the Hunter’s Space creates is – dope!

“Pops” & Dre Trivia Night at Dudley Cafe
December 20
Roxbury
Don’t miss Dudley Cafe’s monthly trivia night that takes place every third Tuesday! Bring your ‘A’ game!

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam
Every Sunday
Cambridge
Every Sunday evening at 7:30, the Jeff Robinson Trio presents a poetry slam, a featured poet and an open mic! I’ve seen some of the dopest people come through here. FYI, this little gem is actually the downstairs of Cambridge Common Restaurant in case you get confused when you get there! Only $7 cover charge and 21+ to get in.

Enjoy the rest of your December loves!

XOXOXO!

Genevieve Angelique

P.S. – If you’d like to submit an event to be included on a future blog post, please email it to lagosdaysparisnights@gmail.com.

*Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these parties nor am I endorsing any event by writing about it here!

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