Community Events: October 2019

Looking for something to do in October? Check out these awesome events in the neighborhood!

Rivermoor Urban Wild Cleanup

What? Help us preserve Boston’s nature! A major component of the clean-up will be the picking up and disposing of trash in the surrounding area. Another component will involve the physical removal and disposal of invasive species. Invasive species are a group of organisms that are not native to a specific area and are harmful to the native organisms. This is due to the competition for resources that they create among the native organisms. The Parks and Recreation Department will lead the education and removal of invasive species portion of the event. They will help volunteers identify and remove the invasive species that are affecting the Rivermoor Urban Wilds.

Where? Rivermoor Urban Wild – 201 Rivermoor St.

When? October 19th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Cost? This event is FREE! For more details, click here.

Greenovate Boston Leaders Training – East Boston

“Become a Greenovate Leader for your community.”

What? The Greenovate Boston Leaders Program aims to increase understanding of the climate impacts in Boston and the actions required to mitigate the impacts. We want to involve Bostonians as part of the collective action needed in advancing the citywide initiatives. Our program gives you the materials and support you need to lead conversations about climate change and climate action.

Where? East Boston Public Library.

When? October 7th, 5:00-8:00 pm.

Cost? FREE! For more event details, click here.

Community Boston Harbor Walk through Seaport and South Boston

What? Join in on the iconic harbor walk through seaport! Although this is not a formal walking tour, community guests such as members from, “Friends of the Boston Harborwalk”, representatives of the major ports you will be passing, and Massport’s Chief General Officer will be accompanying the group, adding valuable insight. This tour is a great way to connect with fellow community members, learn about the Boston harbor, and explore the beautiful seaport area! Refreshments will be provided before and after the walk so make sure to stick around! 

Where? Starting & Ending Point: Carson Beach, 165 Harborwalk, Boston, MA 02125

When? Saturday, October 12th, 9am-12:30 pm. 

Cost? $25 (adult). To purchase tickets, click here

2019 Boston Book Festival 

“Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.”

What? Celebrate the power of words and encourage a culture of reading at the annual Boston Book Festival! At the event there will be dozens of presenters, exhibitions, and, of course, books! Last years presenters included: the New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker, the author of “An American Marriage” Oprah’s selected as her book for her bookclub in 2018, and many more!

Where? On the 19th the festival will be located in Copley Square, and on October 20th the festival will take place in Dudley Square, Roxbury. 

When? October 19th and 20th, 12-5:30 pm.

Cost? This event is FREE, so money is no excuse not to go! Again, for more information visit the Boston Book Festival website here

Opening our Doors Celebration 

“The largest FREE day of art, culture, and music in Boston.”

“The mission of the Opening Our Doors Festival is to “open doors” of the cultural, artistic, educational, and historic institutions in the Fenway neighborhood. At its heart, Opening Our Doors is interactive, inclusive, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary.”

What? Enjoy a day of free history, art, music, and cultural happenings in the Fenway Neighborhood! There are over 20 different museums, venues, colleges, and organizations participating in the event, making the opportunities endless! Festival events includes the performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra Children’s Choir of Last Words, a historic walking Tour of the Fenway led by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and acrylic painting with local artist Brendan Cobb! Blue Bike transportation is provided for free to make it easier to get from activity to activity! Admission to several museums will also be complementary. Make sure to arrive at 10 am to get your complimentary cupcake from Oakleaf Cupcakes!  

Where? Christian Science Plaza (265 Huntington).

When? Monday, October 14th, 10am-4pm.

Cost? FREE! For more information about this special event, click here

Cost? FREE! For more information about this special event, click here.

Boston Veg Food Fest 

What? Enjoy the 24th Annual Boston Veg Food Fest on October 19th and 20th!! This event brings together a fun mix of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors. This is a great place to educate yourself more about vegetarian foods that you may not know exist and to learn about the new foods in the marketplace. The Boston Veg Food Fest is free admission with many great free food samples and free speaker presentations. Whether you have experience with a vegetarian or vegan diet or just want more exposure to plant-based foods, this event will be enjoyable for everyone!

Where? Reggie Lewis Athletic Center

When? October 19th and October 20th

Cost? FREE! For more information, click here

Annual Ikeda Forum

The annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue explores connections between life affirming philosophies deriving from literary, cultural, and educational traditions in the East and West. It is named after Center founder Daisaku Ikeda in honor of his untiring commitment to dialogue as the surest path to peace.”

What? If you are looking to engage in discussions on reaching a shared global ethic across cultures and religions, then the Ikeda Center is the place to visit. The Ikeda Center’s mission is to work towards peace through the methods of learning and dialogue. Every year this center hosts the annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. This year the focus of the 2019 Ikeda Forum is “Can Dialogue Save the World? Exploring the Power of Human Connections.” 

Where? 396 Harvard St, Cambridge.

When? This event is Friday, October 25th at 6:30 pm. The doors open at 6:00 pm.

Cost? FREE! For more information, click here.

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