News & Events

Community Events: October 2021

By S-L Street Team Members Abbey Holland, Bryan Grullon, & Tim Rohan

Looking for events around Boston this fall? Keep reading for events around Northeastern’s community coming soon!

Boston Marathon

What? The Boston Athletic Association is holding the 125th Boston Marathon this fall, postponed by COVID-19. Find yourself anywhere along the 26.2 mile route to watch and enjoy the magic of this historic, iconic Boston event. Check out the official website here for more information.

Where? Start: Hopkinton, MA; Finish: Boylston St, Boston, MA

When? Monday, October 11th

Cost? Free!


Frog Pond Pumpkin Float

What?  Bring the entire family to the annual Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond featuring floating pumpkins, luminaries and fun family activities. Refreshments, music and child-focused activities will make this a frightfully-fun way to celebrate Halloween! Learn more here.

Where? Boston Commons

When? Friday, October 15, 5-8pm

Cost? Free!


The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition’s Summer in the Square

What?  Be sure to visit this celebration of historic Nubian Square, hosted by the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition. There will be delicious food, drinks, and live entertainment. This event is to help recognize the revival of Nubian Square, known historically for its commerce and transportation. To learn more, check out Summer in the Square’s Facebook page.

Where? Blair Parking Lot, Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119

When? Saturday, October 16th, 1-6pm

Cost? Free! Optional VIP tickets can be bought for $20 here.


Seaport x Black-Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

What? Check out Black Owned Bos.’s last monthly outdoor market until next spring! It will feature Black-owned businesses from across Boston, including gifts, apparel, food, beauty, and skincare. Black Owned Bos. also works to raise awareness and support for Black entrepreneurship in the city. More information can be found here.

Where? Seaport Common

When? Sunday, October 17th, 12-6pm

Cost? Free! Time ticket required via Eventbrite.


Head of the Charles Regatta

What?  Individuals looking for a relaxed setting that boasts spectacular views should check out the Eliot Bridge Enclosure; while, the Weld Exhibition is the go to place for great local grub and Regatta merchandise. For a lively and energetic venue, check out the Reunion Village where alumni and spectators gather to support their favorite teams. Visit the Rowing and Fitness Expo at the finish line to test out a rowing machine or browse vendor merchandise. To learn more about the race, click here!

Where? Atlantic Avenue and Surface Artery, South Boston

When? Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24

Cost? Free!


YW Boston’s Demystifying Critical Race Theory: How CRT can support organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion

What? Join YW Boston’s first installment of their Elevating Lives Series, focusing on their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This event will work to highlight Critical Race Theory, address corporations’ responsibility in supporting racial justice, and gain understanding of how organizations can use CRT to advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. Find more information here.

Where? Online via Zoom. Link available upon registration.

When? Tuesday, October 26th, 9:00-10:30am

Cost? Free! Registration required here. Donation of $25 encouraged.


Greenway Artisan Market

What?  Stop by this open-air market containing a wide variety of art, clothes, jewelry, and other products made by local artisans! In addition to supporting local creators, you can enjoy the beautiful lawns, grab a bite from the food trucks, and soak in the fall air. To learn more, click here.

Where? The Rose Kennedy Greenway

When? Every Saturday, 11am-5pm

Cost? Free!

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