Community Events: December 2020 & January 2021

Looking for something fun to do in December or January? Check out these events you can safely attend!

Race, Art & Hope: A Conversation

What? The Boston Arts Academy Foundation presents the series Race, Art & Hope. This second installment of this series will continue to discuss racism and social inequality. The panelists include leaders in public policy, community activism, education, and art. They will share how people can take on these challenges and also the role the arts can play in helping to promote change and hope. Those who register and attend the event will be entered to win the Race, Art & Hope Book Collection.

Where? Online via Zoom, register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2116057395883/WN__9vrKqCwSSS9JZzyKZ-ViQ

When? Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost? Free!

For more information, visit: https://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/race-art-hope-a-conversation–2

Black Joy Market

What? Do you miss going to events and have been looking for a way to support local Black businesses in Boston? Well, make sure not to miss out on the Black Joy Market taking place during the first three Saturdays of December. The market will feature various vendors looking to sell their art and goods. The building will be observing strict COVID-19 safety precautions, so make sure to reserve your free tickets as space will be limited. 

Where? In-person at Nubian Square – 2136 Washington St., Roxbury, MA.

When? The event takes place on three Saturdays in December: December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 1pm-5pm.

Cost? Free! But make sure to secure a ticket using a following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-joy-market-tickets-129740508353?fbclid=IwAR1_afac1N-1uyjwL8oA8sH3N18FwwpsVUbgdMje9-pebLKhm28KGwJBrxc 

Black Voices Boston: Our Stories in Words and Movements

What? Do you enjoy storytelling and art combined? Then look no further! This event combines storytelling and movement through short dance works. Stories were submitted by each participant, in the form of a letter, to be converted into a short dance film. Each piece was co-created by the Afro-Colombian choreographer Rafael Palacios. The purpose of this event is to honor stories inspired by racial justice movements worldwide. These stories reach into ancestral roots and connect stories between the Afro-Colombian people and those of the African continent and its Diaspora.

Where? Online

When? December 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cost? Free

For more information on the event and how to view it, visit https://www.celebrityseries.org/live-performances/artist-connections/black-voices-boston/

The Role of Music in the Civil Rights Movement

What? Interested in music from the Civil Rights era? Then, make sure not to miss this amazing event with civil rights historian and music industry executive Leon Burnette. The event will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the songs, musicians, radio stations, and more that came out of this period and their impact on Black culture. Be sure to buy your tickets soon for this great event!

Where? Online! Use the following link to get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-role-of-music-in-the-civil-rights-movement-tickets-126886526015?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR18ITKfw4LgmWJS5qy7kR0H0d2IczrA9fvvdfg3eWFdv2dKuJYcjcCQ4ww 

When? December 8th from 2pm-3pm.

Cost? $25.

Boston Pops 2020 Holiday Celebration

What? Do you love holiday classics and carols? Well, make sure to buy your ticket for the Boston Pops Holiday Celebration. Although the holiday season looks very different for many of us, bring in a bit of holiday cheer with melodies from the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. The program will run from December 10th until January 9th, so you will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the amazing music!

Where? Online! Follow this link to create an account and register for the event: https://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2020-holiday-pops.aspx 

When? The event is available to stream from December 10th at 12pm until January 9th.

Cost? $30.

A Mexican Christmas: Songs and Stories

What? Who said you had to wait until Christmas Day to celebrate? Christmas is quickly approaching and it is never too soon to get in the spirit, especially through music! Join Verónica Robles while she performs traditional and contemporary Mexican Christmas songs. She is a mariachi singer and one of Boston’s Latin-American cultural icons. Take part in a cozy living room concert with Verónica this holiday season!

Where? Online

When? Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Cost? Free!

For more information on the event and how to access it, visit https://www.celebrityseries.org/productions/a-mexican-christmas-songs-and-stories/

The Meaning of Land: Indigenous and Euro-American Mapping

What? Are you fascinated by maps and want to learn more about who creates them? Well, look no further because The Meaning of Land: Indigenous and Euro-American Mapping, hosted by the Addison Gallery of American Art and Boston Public Library, explores the unique art of mapping. Through this workshop, you will get to sketch, discuss, and examine maps and art from the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection located at Phillips Academy. The event is free, but space is limited, so make sure to sign-up for this special event!

Where? Online!

When? January 14th from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

Cost? Free! But, please register for the event using the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2etliuh7d0S1RZtt-BrSowPdbtrrAQ9HsTepOOHgUOZUNThGMUpNR1FYREFSTVRVN0RIR1JPTEtWRC4u 

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