Community Events: October 2020

Looking for something fun to do in October? Check out these interesting events you can safely attend!

Black Owned Bos. Market

What? Do you like to support Black entrepreneurship? Then join others at a socially distant outdoor market on Seaport Common. This event is put on by Seaport and Black Owned Bos. Black Owned Bos. started in March 2019 in an effort to help Black owned businesses, places, people, etc. The outdoor market will feature Black-owned businesses from the Greater Boston area. Products will range from packaged food, to apparel, to skincare, and more! It raises awareness for Black entrepreneurship. Two local DJs will perform live at the market.

Where? Seaport Common

When? October 3rd 11 am to 4 pm (Time slots are sold out, can join an in person wait list – no guarantee you will get in)

Cost? Free

For more information, visit: https://www.bostonseaport.xyz/event/black-owned-bos-market-2/

Boston’s Apollo Exhibition

What? Are you curious about what it’s like to experience an exhibit virtually? Well, look no further because Boston’s Apollo Exhibition, presented by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, involves a series of virtual exhibitions showcasing the work of Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent. For five weeks in September and October, a new exhibition will be released each Thursday that will explore the topics of race, class, and sexuality. Each virtual program doesn’t just involve art, but also includes a variety of other events like conversations with other artists, professors, and community collaborators. 

Where? Virtual! Find information to access the exhibits here: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/virtual-bostons-apollo 

When? New exhibitions released each Thursday from now until October 8th.

Cost? Free!

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2020: Month of MICE

What? Do you enjoy graphic novels and comic books? Would you like to learn more about the genre from cartoonists, writers, and editors? If so, make sure to join an event or two at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2020: Month of MICE. The Expo is produced by the Boston Comic Arts Foundation and will host a series of panels, workshops, demos, and a showcase from the Creator of MICE. The Expo was created to provide a more in-depth look at the process of making a comic from the experts themselves and also create a space for comic-lovers to engage in discussions about the industry and craft.

Where? Online! Follow this link to attend! http://www.micexpo.org/attendee-guide/?fbclid=IwAR1eWpYSsxO2lSLXFSfqNlUQmvmYvNjGjZKY6V-QKiPa2M70WE7uR5WvRh4

When? The Expo takes place from October 3rd through October 25th.

Cost? Free!

For more info follow this link http://www.micexpo.org/schedule/?fbclid=IwAR2vUWw135n9vWlb6hQDP57ZxRq3Jmg0WK3i0tnt_dtW2W6JJQgQCpFcmwM

Nuestras Raíces: A LatinX Heritage Month Virtual Concert

What? Want to celebrate LatinX Heritage Month from the comfort of your own home? This virtual event is put on by North End Music and Performing Arts Center. It will feature LatinX Faculty artists from NEMPAC who will be performing music from Latin America. These performances will serve to celebrate these heritages in song. This event will benefit the NEMPAC Annual Fund which helps music and performing arts programs in the community.

Where? Online (with purchase of ticket)

When? October 4th from 6 pm to 7pm

Cost? General Admission: $25, NEMPAC Student or Faculty: $15

For more information, visit: https://nempacboston.networkforgood.com/events/23331-nuestras-ra-ces

Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market

What? Do you love fresh produce? The Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market features fresh produce from The Food Project’s farms. There are also free bike repairs from Boston Cyclists Union! The market welcomes SNAP, P-EBT, Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons. It also accepts cash and credit cards. 

Where? Dudley Town Commons – Intersection of Dudley St. and Blue Hill Ave.

When? Every Thursday until October 29th at 2:30 pm (Senior shopping hour from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm)

Cost? Free entry!

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2664552990317922/

A Reno Family Foundation Symposium – How To Be An Antiracist: An Evening With Dr. Ibram Kendi

What? Know of and enjoy the memoir “How to be an Antiracist”? Never heard of it before and now you’re curious? Well then this virtual event is perfect for you. The author of this memoir, Dr. Ibram Kendi, is joining with the Museum of Science to host a virtual conversation on the issues of race, equity, and justice in America today. His memoir challenges us to rethink society and goes beyond acknowledging racism. It educates us how to extend past this awareness of racism and create a society that is actively antiracist

Where? Online

When? October 14th at 7 pm to 8 pm

Cost? Free!

For more information, visit: https://www.mos.org/an-evening-with-dr-ibram-kendi

Oratory Authority Public Speaking Meeting

What? Do you wish that you had a space where you could practice your public speaking skills and receive honest and constructive feedback? Do you wish that you could learn tips and tricks on how to be a better, more confident leader? Try joining an open, supportive environment like the Oratory Public Speaking Meeting! The meetings happen on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month during lunch hour and allow you to network with other Boston professionals and students while listening to excellent speeches on all sorts of engaging topics.

Where? Zoom! Register by emailing OratoryAuthority@gmail.com

When? October 28th at 12pm. The meeting recurs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Cost? Unknown.

For more information visit: https://9351.toastmastersclubs.org/ 

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