Boston Come Through: July 11-17

July 11

Imagine Boston 2030 Party & Showcase w/ Mayor Walsh
Dorchester
Join us for a celebration of the final Imagine Boston 2030 citywide plan. Almost 15,000 Bostonians helped to shape this historic plan and we want to celebrate with you! City departments and local organizations from all over Boston will be present at this indoor/outdoor event. Enjoy food, music, local businesses, and activities for the whole family!

Swing Dance at Homestead
Dorchester
Whether you’ve always been meaning to learn swing dance or you’re a regular, please join us for a fun night of socializing and dancing. People of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. From 8-8:30 pm a beginner lesson will be offered by Kellian Adams​ and​ Brian Pletcher. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. No partner necessary. Come on your own or bring friends. Please join us every second Tuesday of the month.

The 15th Annual Taste of Cambridge
Cambridge
The TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE celebrates its 15th year at Canal Park at CambridgeSide overlooking the beautiful banks of the Charles River featuring 100 of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge! Come celebrate with dance party and a Toast to Cambridge! Enjoy great food & drinks, games, grills, craft beer, the Dirty Water Brass Band, celebrity DJ’s and dancing! Feel good and do good!

July 12

Way Back Wednesday at Chez Vous
Dorchester
Get your groove on to the best old school hits with DJ Junior Jay on the 1s and 2s. It goes down this Wednesday 7pm-10pm and free admission with a check in on Facebook!Just show us you checked in! No cover!

July 13

Salt&Lyte Summer Kickback: Row Boating on JP Pond
Jamaica Plain
Join the Salt&Lyte Initiative as we celebrate (long awaited) summer! This will be a laid back time to connect with folks who want to experience God through nature! We will meet promptly in the Jamaica Pond gazebo at 6PM on this date. When you arrive, we will meet briefly before our rental time to share general reflections and request prayer, read prepared affirmations, as well as engage in thought-provoking, faith centered- dialogue with your  boat mates! This time will be facilitated by Salt&Lyte visionary, Tamika LeRay. Feel free to visit www.saltandlyte.com to learn more about her and this initiative.

Neighborhodd Night: Sounds of Summer
Boston
Head to the Gardner during Neighborhood Nights for art-making in the Studio, fun gallery activities, and musical performances in the Gardens and Palace. Neighborhood Night – Sounds of Summer is co-produced with our neighbors at Epicenter Community celebrating themes of liberation and joy. Join yogi Marlene Boyette for family friendly movement in Calderwood Hall, storyteller Valerie Stephens in the Living Room, bassist Jeff Jones in the Courtyard, and get your hands in the dirt planting your seeds of intention. The Gardner partners with local culture makers, neighborhood organizations, and artists to offer fun and interactive activities for you and your family. Can’t make it July 13? Neighborhood Nights also happen July 27 and August 10.

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 Radio BDC! Free admission, 21+.

July 14

Reggae in the Park – Beres Hammond & Sizzla
Dorchester
Join all of Caribbean Boston as they rock out with Beres Hammond and Sizzla at Franklin Park Zoo. This year’s edition is extra festive as Jamaica celebrates it’s 55th anniversary!

The House Slam Year III: Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser
Boston
It’s our third anniversary! Help us celebrate this community and the space built to combat oppression(s) and work toward safe(r) and sacred spaces. We will have an extended open mic, and some featured guest performers. We will also have music, food, and (of course), foolishness. There will be cake and a few fundraisers to help send our 2017 team to The National Poetry Slam in Denver, CO. This is “summer in the city,” so you know we’re going to have our first outdoor slam/jam; meaning, EVERYONE* can get in this time!!! 🙂 See details below. Join us! Celebrate! Thank you for your support! We love our community!

July 15

NYO Boston 22nd Annual Summer Bash
Franklin Park
The Nigerian Youth Organization of Boston Presents its FREE summer bash. Guests can enjoy music by special guest DJs, live entertainment, free food, vendors and a soccer tournament. Special Guest appearance by Miss Nigearia’s USA Finalist/Miss Ogun-State, Iyanuoluwa Adebanjo.

All That Jazz
Roxbury
National Alliance on Mental Illness present their celebration of minority mental health! Free admission but donations accepted!

My Caribbean Expo Boston
Boston
The 5th annual My Caribbean One World Expo charitable event will continue to promote the diverse Caribbean experience through Arts, Heritage, Culture and Tourism. Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. a non-profit organization assisting Diaspora kids with disabilities and increase the awareness of rich art, products and services available in the New England area.

Caribbean Heritage Association Food Festival
Roxbury
Food, music, vendors and dominoes await you at the 30th Annual Caribbean Food Festival!

Squad Up
South End
For the second year in a row, Mass LEAP & House Slam Boston are co-sponsoring a poetry slam competition match-up for the ages, all ages that is! Mass LEAP (Literary Education & Performance) will be sending 5 of the most talented teen writers to the annual Brave New Voices International Festival in San Francisco. As a team send-off, the nationally renowned adult slam team, representing the House Slam at the Haley House has challenged the youngsters for city-wide glory! Both teams will be featuring incredible new individual and collaborative work. Members of the audience will be asked to judge without knowing that in reality, everyone wins when these remarkable voices hit the mic!

SJMBC Community Day 2017
Roxbury
Save the date and plan to join us for free food, fun and fellowship on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM! The event is open to the community and will be held in the church parking lot at 230 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119.

Brazil on the Greenway
Boston
Brazil on the Greenway II is the cultural and educational event organized by the Brazilian Consulate General in Boston . This event is part of the Consulate’s policy for the promotion and dissemination of Brazilian culture in the region, seeking to increase the visibility of local artists, Brazilians and North Americans, who have Brazil as the central theme of their work. From this perspective and considering the great results of last year’s event it is our wish that this become an annual event!

Family Film Festival
Copley
Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival – July & August
It’s showtime! The MAGIC 106.7 Family Film Festival is back with fun, family friendly movies on Prudential Center’s South Garden. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6:00pm. All movies are free and take place on Saturdays* at sundown. Come early and grab dinner or snacks to enjoy during the movie! Picnic blankets and beach chairs are welcomed. Spend just $10 and receive discounted parking in the Prudential Center Garage.

Style Up Magazine Summer Issue Fashion Show
Back Bay
StyleUp Magazine cordially invites you to its Summer Issue launch event and fashion show in collaboration with the Boston Artist Collective. Featuring the well-known brands Elizabeth McKay and Andrea Valentini, as well as distinguished designers Valentina with Valenadi Swimwear & Luvia Garcia. Spend the night enjoying some of the finest New England has to offer in fashion with a mix of local designers, industry professionals, and premier business owners.

July 15-16

Festival Betances
South End
This summer, do something different. Right in the heart of Boston’s South End, Festival Betances celebrates the history of a community with Latino culture through music, dancing, delicious dishes, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. As New England’s longest running Latino cultural festival, you definitely want to experience this Boston summer staple for yourself!

SoWa Ice Cream Scooptacular
South End
National Ice Cream Day may just be the best day of the year. Celebrate with us all weekend at the SoWa Open Market’s 2nd Annual Ice Cream Scooptacular! Build your own ice cream sundae with ingredients provided by SoWa’s very own local food makers and farmers. There will be mouth-watering scoops from SoCo Creamery and Honeycomb Creamery, tasty toppings fromYummy Mummy BrowniesTop Shelf CookiesQ’s NutsDoves and Figs,Chrissy’s Crumble Wicked Good No-Grain-Ola, and fresh fruit from The Herb Lyceum. Stay tuned for more delicious deets! While you’re here, don’t forget to explore the rest of the SoWa Open Market, which is packed with over 100 artists, farmers, and specialty food vendors, the award-winning SoWa Vintage Market, and over 200 artists studios, galleries, and boutiques along Thayer street. As always, the SoWa Open Market is family friendly, pet friendly, and FREE!

July 16

I Am Kreyol Trunk Show
Dorchester
It’s that time again folks! Join us for our summer I Am Kreyol Trunk Show, where we will be celebrating with art, music, fashion and as always – good vibes. We are featuring some dynamic entrepreneurs: Ritza Cornet of Kuronne, Stephanie Voltaire of V-Lure Designs, Eunice Charles of Natralee, Alua Aumade of Diaspora Neckwear AND (drumroll please) INTRODUCING for the very first time– Michaelle Doricent and Unique Brown of Dezign Intel. We are launching their collection of art inspired street wear that reflects the perfect balance between urban and high fashion. Let them blow your mind. (I’m not just saying that because they’re family). But, really– they’re DOPE! For music, we have none other than the talented DJ JPrizm on deck. Come out , dance, sing, meet someone new and support your local artists.Can’t wait to see you!

Riddim & Brunch
Boston
Join NYA (stands for Not Ya Average) for their themed #RnBrunch series at Causeway Restaurant & Bar! Make sure to RSVP.

Henny & Hotwings Brunch Party
Quincy
From 1pm – 5pm join Henny & Hotwings for chicken & waffles and Henny Mimosas! We will be auctioning off eligible bachelors and bachelorettes and also holding a silent auction in support of GRLZ Radio.

Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts Presents the 50th Anniversary BBQ Celebration
Brookline
We are celebrating 50 years and we want everyone to be a part. We have a weekend of events for you to connect with old friends and family, while reminiscing about your days in costumes and lights. Mark your calendars NOW and purchase your tickets TODAY!

Yard Food, Yard Style and Labrish
Cambridge
The country of Jamaica will celebrate its 55th anniversary of its independence on August 6, 2017. To commemorate this achievement, Celebrate Jamaica, Inc., in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora in Boston, is hosting a series of events to showcase Jamaica’s history and rich culture. These events will take place from July 15, 2017- August 12, 2017. Yard Food, Yard Style and Labrish is a Jamaican “yard style” back yard party with authentic home-style Jamaican food, storytelling, island music, and games. The event will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2-8pm at the Massasoit Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139. Local Jamaican actress, writer and folklorist Marcia Fearon will share Louise Bennett stories and others are welcome to share Jamaican folkloric stories and other stories. The Hon. Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley, affectionately known as Ms. Lou, is one of Jamaica’s most loved Folklorist, and Writer.

July 17

Summer Body Blast on Greenway
Boston
All summer long we are hosting FREE fitness events – for members and non-members – throughout the Boston community. Our Summer Series is all about having fun, getting your sweat on, and sharing a love of fitness! All events are co-ed. Sign up by completing the form on the website. This gets you access to our entire Summer Series for free!

Beers & Bites: Sliders
Boston
Join us for one of the most unique nights in the Beer Hall! Enjoy sliders from local Boston restaurants with a Harpoon in hand. With $8 of every ticket benefiting No Kid Hungry, you can pig out, guilt free!

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