Boston Come Through: June 5-11


June 6

The Artist Collective Experience Open Mic
The Artist Collective Experience (A.C.E.) is an open mic that encompasses all forms of art and artistry. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen for an eclectic canvas of artistry. Watch and engage as your hosts, Nero Tindal and Jennifer Jones of ‘Blvck Owned’, orchestrate a lineup of open mic and featured artists backed by the house band, IntraVenus.

June 6-8

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl
Indulge your sweet tooth at the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival: the 35th Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®. Whether you’re a volunteer or professional ice-cream-eater, you play a huge part in our mission to fight cancer. Grab your spoons and mark your calendars!

June 7

The Future of Boston: A Millennial Mixer
Future of Boston is a quarterly event designed to celebrate and connect millennials working across a number of industries over drinks, games, and (often throwback) music. Don’t miss our fourth Future of Boston Millennial Mixer at Hatch Fenway. Join us as we network, learn about Boston’s start up and entrepreneurial community and get inspired. Drinks and snacks are on us!

HOPE Inc. Open Mic Night ft. Black Venus
This month’s feature has been on many stages performing whether it’s singing, theater and/or poetry!! We’re so excited to announce June’s feature is Black Venus!! Please come out and show her some support!!

June 8

Civil Rights Forum
Carl Williams, Attorney at the ACLU, will be the teacher of the class. Mr. Williams will be explain your civil rights and what you do when you are having your rights infringed upon by the police. This information is pertinent to immigrants who are uncertain of what their future looks like in a Trump America. The class will cost 10 dollars, however, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

SoWa Summer Party
South End
Kick off Summer 2017 in style with the SoWa Arts & Design District. Join 25 art galleries and design shops opening their doors after hours for an evening of music, food, and refreshments.

YPN End of Year Celebration Potluck
Join us for our End of Year Celebration Potluck! Come eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate the work our members have done in the community.

June 9

Black Box Sounds


Local Boston bands haven’t had the opportunity to perform in downtown Boston venues for decades. ArtsEmerson’s Black Box Sounds concert series transforms a black box theatre into a pop-up music venue to bring the best area bands and performers back to the heart of our city. Black Box full-bar is open for service throughout the concert.

Are We Serious This Time? Shadows Fall Away: Racial Healing in New England
New England is proud of its legacy as the birthplace of liberty in North America. This is reflected in mantras such as New Hampshire’s state motto “Live Free or Die.” However, many New Englanders may be surprised to learn about the oft-forgotten history of slavery and segregation in our area. At this installment of our discussion series, Are We Serious This Time, we uncover the truth about our history. New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are pleased to present a preview of the documentary Shadows Fall North. This documentary explores the untold history of early Black Americans in our region. In particular, we will spotlight the story of Harriet Wilson, who documented her childhood enslavement with a New Hampshire family in her book called Our Nig. To complement the film, we have assembled a panel of leaders from local Black Heritage trails – director for the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, JerriAnne Boggis, consultant and historic preservationist, Valerie Cunningham from New Hampshire, and L’Merche Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation from Boston’s Museum of African American History. At the center of our discussion will be a look at how our heritage trails can be pathways to racial healing as we uncover the truth of our hidden past. Lisa Simmons, of The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc., will moderate the evening.

June 10

Voices of Sisterhood Visual Art & Creative Writing Workshop
Voices of Sisterhood presents this workshop series for women/girls of color on the importance of Sisterhood & Creative Conversations. These conversations are used to create Visual Art and Creative Writing projects.

The Black Market Grand Opening
BLACK MARKET is a retail pop-up market in Dudley Square established by local entrepreneurs for local entrepreneurs driven by the mission to revitalize Boston’s Black Creative Economy. Beautifully curated products include African Artifacts, Visual Art, Shoes, Optic Wear, Graphic Tee Shirts, Culturally Designed Paper, Books by local Authors, Afro-Caribbean Fashion, Knit Wear, Comic Books, Vintage Vinyl Records, Men’s Accouterments, Jewelry, Natural Hair, Skin and Body Care, Travel Services, and much, much more! There will be Spoken word, Live Art Performance and DJ’s spinning music! Admission is FREE to the public in celebration of Juneteenth!

Taste of Haiti
Old Colony YMCA will be hosting “Taste of Haiti” in efforts to serve thousands of families and individuals in Haiti. Old Colony YMCA has committed to supporting the YMCA d’Haiti by raising funds to build a new YMCA Program Center in Jacmel like the one pictured. This will empower the YMCA’s of Haiti to become self-sustainable and strengthen its community. Join our cause by surrounding yourself with cocktails, Haitian cuisine, and entertainment. World-renown chef Jocelyn Aurelien, Executive Chef at Stonehill College for Sodexo, will create the Haitian cuisine for the night. There will be guest speakers and special guests appearing at this event.

Caribbean American Heritage Festival
In celebration of National Caribbean Heritage Month (June) and to broaden the cultural diversity in the state of Massachusetts, Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. works collaboratively to plan and host the Caribbean American Heritage Festival – Massachusetts (“Art, Film, Food and Fashion”) in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month; which celebrates Caribbean-American culture and contributions, both locally and nationally in the month of June.

Love Jones: Reel Life Experience
Reel Life Experience Season 3 Finale will be a celebration in appreciation for its audience members. We will celebrate the love, culture and creativity that LOVE JONES has brought our community. The event will be a throw back, 90’s themed experience coupled with live performance, art and music inspired by the film’s soundtrack. An after party will immediately follow the screening that will include food, cocktails and DJ.

The KickBack Boston: Juke Jams
Back Bay
Juke Jams is a music mixer where the trill convene to vibe, sip and kick it to major mid-year album drops.

June 11

Black & Green 2017
Join with friends of the Irish International Immigrant Center as we gather to celebrate the contributions immigrants have made to American society in the areas of business, the arts, politics, and sports. Our annual Black and Green event is a time when we bring different cultures together to enjoy great food and entertainment and to engage in thoughtful discussion. This year, we take a look back at the history of immigration in the United States – at how immigrants have made America great and how they continue to lead us into the future.

Bring Back the Block
Slade’s Bar & Grill presents a day party with DJ D-Rock.

Celebrating Moms at Water Country – Free Admission
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
At Water Country we are celebrating moms! Mom gets in free when another ticket is bought. In park only.


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