Boston Come Through: June 28-July 3

June 28

Raise the Youth: A Young Professionals Fundraiser
Roxbury
Join Boston City Council President Michelle Wu and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in supporting BCYF SUPERTeens and Youth Jobs in Boston with a fun night with Boston’s young professional community at Doña Habana.

June 29

The Rap Slam
Roxbury
You ever been to a poetry slam? Word. Rap slam? Naaaah? Aight. Read on. Basically it’s a mix of the competitiveness and structure of poetry slam with rap/hip-hop music. So, if you’re into competing and think you have songs that are strong enough to give people what they want you should sign up for the rap slam.

Werk Night
Roxbury
Werk Night is an evening of classic house music. The purpose is to release the stress of our jobs through the dance form of jacking and housing. Werk Night hours are scheduled during a work night with hours allowing you to still get a good night’s sleep (refreshed for the morning grind).

Spray Pool Opening Day Celebration
Boston Common
Fun family activities for everyone, including giveaways, food, refreshments, bubbles, science experiments, face painting, magicians, and more! Join Boston Parks and Recreation DepartmentThe Skating Club of Boston, and Frog Pond Freddy by kicking off the summer at the 10th Annual Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening! After the official countdown, hop into the water to cool off under the 30-foot spray flume.

Boston Calling Block Parties
Boston
The Boston Calling Block Parties in The Greenway’s Dewey Square Park are BACK for the summer! Get excited as this Thursday and every Thursday this summer you can enjoy Bud Light, 19 Crimes Wine, lawn games, and RadioBDC! Free admission, 21+.

June 30

A Culture of Resistance: Youth Art Night
Roxbury
Come join us! Come fight! Come create! Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we can make sure to have plenty of food and supplies for all! Come paint a beautiful piece of art! Come fill in some coloring pages with your creativity! Come make an awesome new poster for your next protest!

Black Cotton Club
Roxbury
A Jam Session experience like no other. Where the people tell their story. LIVE BAND! DOPE FEATURES! Amazing Atmosphere! June is Black Music Month and we are celebrating at the Frugal Bookstore Inc. Calling all singers, poets, rappers, activists, healers, planters and most importantly, our community. Come and enjoy a good time as we celebrate Black Music Month!

City Dance Party
Cambridge
On Friday, June 30, join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Massachusetts Avenue in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s annual Dance Party. The annual dance extravaganza with DJ spun music is a special opportunity for the entire Cambridge community to celebrate summer. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening.

Jaws on D
South Boston
Come #CrushItLikeQuint with us at Lawn on D’s! We’ll be screening the original 1975 Jaws while crushing 1975 throwback cans. Show starts at 8:30PM!

July 1

Saturday Morning Zumba
Boston
Grab a friend, your sneakers and get outside for a FREE Zumba class! Enjoy this fast-moving, all-levels class at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway. Each class is taught by an instructor from the Z-Spot. Bring your own towel and water, and meet at Welcome Center. Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!

1st Annual Youth Community Day
Roxbury
We invite you to our first annual youth community service day. Spend the day giving back to your community. We hope to educate youth on youth engagement, leadership, and methods to enact change throughout their neighborhood. We feel we can add significant value to our community today with this event and we hope that you can join us. Enjoy free refreshments and free lunch as well! Special guest speaker will be announced soon!

My Melanin Speaks Power: Kinks and Kurls Photo Shoot
Roxbury
This is a public event but RSVP IS REQUIRED! Freedom House through our Community Program, My Melanin Speaks Power Initiative serves young women ages, 13 – 18. MMSP program design focuses on the uplifting and development of young women of color’s self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love, and positive self-messages. The photo shoot is a natural hair and styles shoot (Natural hair is hair whose texture hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers. An Afro hairstyle is sometimes referred to as “a natural,” but natural black hair can be worn in many other styles besides a short ‘fro.).

Tennis in the Park – Free Tennis Lesson at Franklin Park
Boston
Free lessons for beginner/intermediate players – kids (ages 5 and up), adults and seniors. This is a drop-in program designed to introduce and reinforce the fundamental skills. This event is ongoing on a weekly basis. No equipment needed – we provide racquets. Just wear sneakers an comfortable clothes and don’t forget to bring water. You can officially register at any location or on our website.

Take the T Train- A Boston Hip-Hop Documentary
Boston
Alright it’s finally time people. Take the T Train a Boston hip-hop documentary will be screening at the Museum of Fine Arts Saturday July 1st at 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for non-members. Bring a friend tell your grandma tell everyone tell your neighbors​ come out support something local something, support something Hip Hop and support a culture. Just come through and support

Summer Block Party
South Boston
Celebrate the spirit of America and the best of summer with The Lawn On D! Join us for a full day of the ultimate activities to kick off your summer family fun.

Salsa in the Park at the Lawn on D
South Boston
Join MetaMovements’ Salsa In The Park as we return to The Lawn On D this Saturday for two different blocks of time during the Lawn On D’s Summer block party! FREE Salsa dancing, complete with lessons for beginners, Bubble soccer, Giant Beachball Volleyball, Rock Climbing Wall, Mini Golf During the Day & Glow-in-the-dark Mini Gold at Night, Live Bands! Salsa In The Park Blocks of time: 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm! Join us for the whole day or part of it! from 4-6pm you can enjoy the rest of the activities on the lawn!

What’s Da Wurd Radio Presents Rising Women 4
Somerville
Wats Da Wurd Radio Show and Exceptional Minds Enterprises & Events are getting together to celebrate women of talent in the local community. With live music performances from an all women roster, standup comedy and an experience to remember. Join us every Saturday through June and July 2017 for Women Rising!

Dashiki Day Party
Cambridge
Come celebrate Independence with flavor and join us for a DASHIKI DAY PARTY on Saturday July 1st! Dashiki, ankara, aseobi, and all other African inspired prints are welcome! DJ Syna of Trendstream and No Limits Sound Effects will grace us on the ones and twos and provide the proper sounds to take us straight to the tropics! Enjoy tasteful Caribbean bites and a lovely open patio at La Fabrica in Cambridge! You don’t want to miss out!

DOPE “Nothing Past 2005” Day Party
Allston
Hosted by Afrique Events& #GNLG at Garage Boston in Allston. And just like the title says, we’re playing nothing past 2005.

July 2

Litework Events Envy Day Party
Oaks Bluff, Martha’s Vineyard
If you’re not on the Vineyard this 4th of July Weekend, you will definitely #EnvyMV! Join LiteWork Events in your “Island Chic” and hit the dance floor to the sounds of YVNGPAVL and DJ Big Bear. Be the envy of your social circles this Independence Day Weekend as you party with urban young professionals from New York, New England and beyond in historic Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard!

Day Party @ Slade’s Bar & Grill
Roxbury
Join us as we kick off our first Day Party this Spring and Summer at Slade’s Bar and Grill. If you’re in town this holiday weekend come through, we would love to see you.

July 3

Reading Frederick Douglass 2017
Boston Common
He had Lincoln’s ear, now lend him yours. Join us for a public reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address. Mass Humanities coordinates annual public readings of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” with communities and organizations around the state. A group of people take turns reading parts of the speech until they have read all of it. These events open up discourse on race relations and citizenship, and raise awareness of the influential role slavery continues to play in our history and national discourse. This event takes place on Boston Common and is our flagship Reading Frederick Douglass gathering.

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