Community Events: November 2019

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

ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

What?  Come join Service-Learning community partner Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) as they celebrate 22 exceptional volunteers with Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald. These individuals share their skills, time, and compassion to light the way for under-resourced & at-risk children, youth, adults, elders and families in Greater Boston. ABCD is Boston’s anti-poverty agency serving and empowering more than 100,000 people each year through a broad range of proven and innovative programs and services. Helping individuals and families get from where they are to where they want to be, they provide resources and opportunities that allow them to move from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

Where? Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave.

When? Friday November 8th – Social Hour at 6:00 pm, Dinner & Program at 7:00 pm

Cost? This event is $300 per person. For more details, click here. You must RSVP to attend!

24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain

What? Come celebrate the 24th Taste of Jamaica Plain! Enjoy a variety of food and beverages from local restaurants and caterers. There will be great auction opportunities, musical entertainment, and lots of fun for all ages! This event is the 24th annual benefit to support ESAC, a community-based nonprofit that provides multiple services to youth, seniors, and families. This organization uses these proceeds to help fund the programs and services they have been providing the neighborhood since 1965.

Where? Our Lady of the Annunciation Church (event hall entrance rear of building), 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132

When? Thursday, November 14th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost? Adults $45, Students & Seniors 62+ $35, Kids ages 6-16 $15, Kids age 5 and under free!

Boston Christmas Festival 2019

What? Boost your spirit by attending Boston’s annual Christmas festival! Browse the over 350 pop up shops by American Artisans who sell items ranging from arts and crafts to scrumptious food items. Being that there are over 350 pop ups, there is something for everyone. Click here to see the specific artisans that will be attending! 

The event will be going on for three days, so there is no excuse to miss this amazing opportunity! 

When? Friday, November 8th 12-7pm; Saturday, November 9th 10-6pm; Sunday, November 10th 10-5pm

Where? Seaport World Trade Center, located at 2 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210

Cost? Tickets are $16 for adults, however right now there is a discounted admission price of $14. This will not last long, so get your tickets here!

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

What? Come join the 43rd annual Boston Book Fair! It is a great place for book lovers and collectors to explore the top selection of items on the international literary market. This event is a gathering of U.S. and international dealers and is sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This event hosts booksellers from across the world and exhibits a variety of rare books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, photographs, and much more! 

Where? Hynes Convention Center

When? November 15th – 17th

Cost: Opening Night (Friday, November 15th) is $25, Saturday and Sunday are free!

Building Communities of Resilience: Substance Use Disorder

What? Come join the discussion at the Museum of Science to explore how we can build communities of resilience around substance abuse disorders. This event, hosted and funded by the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the National Institute of Health, encourages you to share your perspective as groups work together to create a community plan while learning about methods of prevention and recovery. 

Where? Boston Science Center

When? November 30th, 6:30-9:30 pm.

Cost? This event is FREE! For more details, click here. You must RSVP to attend!

Community Coffee Hour

What? Are you interested in meeting new people within your community? If so, you should attend the Coffee Community hour, hosted at the Neighborhood Network Center! Here you will have the chance to converse, network, and form relationships with others while sipping on some coffee – what could be better? Click here for more information and to register (optional)!

When? Tuesday and Fridays from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 

Where? 434 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02121(Neighborhood Network Center)

Cost? Free

Food Development Meeting

What? Are you passionate about food? If so, come to Clover Food Labs food development meeting where you will get the opportunity to taste new menu items, consider new products from local farmers or producers, and discuss food quality control for Clover! The sharing of recipes is also encouraged! If you would like to submit a recipe fill out this google form.

When?  3-4pm: Every Tuesday Starting November 12th! (Nov. 12th, 19th, and 26th)

Where? CloverHUB, 1075 Cambridge Street 

Cost? Free! Registration is required and spots are going fast so get your tickets here.

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