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Roxbury Unity Parade 2024

The Roxbury Unity Parade is Boston’s official parade for the neighborhood of Roxbury. Founded by Roxbury native Toy Burton, the parade honors and celebrates the history, culture, and community spirit of Roxbury. Once a predominantly Black neighborhood, Roxbury holds a significant place in Boston’s cultural landscape. The Roxbury Unity Parade not only showcases the neighborhood’s […]

DiasporaMass Game Night: Wellness Edition

Join the DiasporaMass community to gain a greater understanding of personal health through the lens of our new community game night event, Game Night: Wellness Edition. Join us at Long Live Roxbury for a night of fun, laughter, and self-care. This event will have multiple competitions for attendees to participate in, multiple live performances, media […]

Art + Meditation Workshops FREE at Roxbury BPL

Art + Meditation Workshops with Contemplative & Healing Arts Practitioner Faith Johnson RELAX through guided meditation. REFLECT through journaling. REPLENISH through contemplative creativity. EXPLORE: April 4: Collage April 11: Watercolor April 25: Rubbings and Stamps May 2: Weaving – Part 1 May 9: Weaving – Part 2 For Weaving, please sign up for Part 1 […]

Book launch: Why Black Men Nod At Each Other: A Memoir

Billy Raynor will be signing copies of his book, “Why Black Men Not at Each Other.” at the Shelburne Center this Sunday, February 25th, 2024. For more information, call 617-319-0434 or go to

Community Conversations: The Right to Stay (w/ David Harris)

Join us and our guest, David Harris, recently retired as Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston. The topic this month is “The Right to Stay” and the issue of people being able to stay/live in the communities they grow up in and have access to quality services like education. Event will be held in-person […]

The Ties That Bind: A Concert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us for a concert to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The event is free and refreshments will be served following the music. The evening will feature world class music thanks to an impressive lineup of performers that includes: Michael Weinstein Alan Rias Cliff Blake Donna Bivens Danielle Lennox Patrice Jackson Sarah Cooper Isabelle […]

Jazz Night @ Long Live Roxbury – Brewery and Taproom

Long Live Roxbury a Brewery and Taproom will be having live Jazz on Thursday nights from 6pm-8:30pm. Some of Boston’s best musicians including faculty from Berklee and NEC will play Jazz, Brazilian/Bossa Nova, Latin, Reggae and World Jazz Music. Free admission to all and Free onsite parking.  Please come and help us create a great […]

Ice Sculptures @Roxbury Library

Check out the ice sculptures on the plaza at the Roxbury Branch Boston Public Library! Take photos! Enjoy warm drinks and snacks! Ride the trolley from the library to the Aquarium to explore the Downtown New Year’s Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll. All activities are free with no advance registration required. Learn more at

The Other Face

Join us at Urbanica Gallery for an incredible art exhibition featuring the works of Iranian artist Susan Jafari. “The Other Face” promises to be an extraordinary showcase of artistic talent, offering a captivating glimpse into Iranian society through the eyes and brush of Jafari. Her creations are a symphony of color, and movement, inviting attendees […]


  METCO SHOWCASE in Roxbury on Nov. 18! PARENTS EXPLORE FREE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOSTON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AT EXCEPTIONAL SUBURBAN SCHOOLS Sign up NOW with METCO’s streamlined enrollment process!  Meet METCO school district reps, enjoy refreshments, music by DJ, RAFFLE, Wally the Green Monster!  WHAT: “METCO SHOWCASE” highlights METCO program’s streamlined application process and provides […]