Community Events: February 2022

By S-L Street Team Manager Elizabeth Pier & Member Tim Rohan

February may be a short month, but there’s still plenty happening in Boston! Keep reading for events around Northeastern’s community coming soon!

Black History Month

February is Black History Month! If you are looking for some events specific to this, please visit this website here!

Another way to honor Black History Month is to visit the “Black is…” reading list, put on by the Boston Public Library each year. You can find it here!

Massachusetts Historical Society’s Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History

What? Too often public history organizations have believed that there were not enough records to give voice to enslaved people and other underrepresented voices from America’s past. This program from the Massachusetts Historical Society will feature three projects at historical organizations that have been able to tell the stories of enslaved people. You can register for tickets here.

Where?  Virtual

When? Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Cost? Free!

Chinese New Year Cultural Village

What? Where else would you want to celebrate Chinese New Year besides Chinatown? Join the Chinese New Year Cultural Village to experience calligraphy, handmade dough characters, arts/ crafts, lantern making, origami, live cultural dancing, a lion dance and more! Whether you’re familiar with Chinese culture or want to learn more, this promises to be fun for everyone! For information, click here!

Where? China Trade Building, Boston, 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

When? Sunday, February 13, 2022, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost? Free!

Roslindale Winter Farmers Market

What? Looking for a nice way to spend your Sunday afternoon and accomplish your grocery shopping at once? Come to the Roslindale Winter Farmers Market! They are in their 7th season of the Winter Farmers Market. It features a variety of fresh produce, fruit, meat, honey, preserves, local baked goods, and handcrafted items. You won’t want to miss it! SNAP / HIP accepted. For preorder options and more information, visit the website here!

Where? ABCD Parking Lot, 32 Birch St, Roslindale

When? Sundays from 12pm to 3pm (until March 27th)

Cost? Free entry

Helina Metaferia: Generations

What? This exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts takes a look into how our past dictates how we see the world today. This exhibit uses different forms of art and media to feature primarily women of color to see how history influences today. The art and videos present in this exhibit work together to show the ways elders have pushed women of color to be the women they are today, and how their relationships continue to grow in present times. This exhibition is part of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University’s 2021 Traveling Fellow exhibition program, presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Where? Museum of Fine Arts

When? Now until April 11, 2022

Cost? Included with General Admission tickets: Members Free – Adults $25.00 – Youths 7–17 $10.00 – Youths 0–6 Free

For more information, visit here!

Jazz Scene in Boston: Telling the Local Story

What? This exhibit at the Museum of African American History highlights Boston’s jazz history. Jazz started becoming more well-known in Boston in the 1950s, and has continued to stay popular today. This dynamic exhibit uses different types of media to paint a picture of what Boston was like in the 1940s to 1980s. If you enjoy music and history, then this exhibit is perfect for you!

Where? Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114

When? Recurring daily

Cost? Adults $10 – Students & Seniors (Age above 62) $8 – Children 12 and under Free

For more information, visit the website here!

Immersive Frida at Lighthouse ArtSpace at the Castle

What? Experience Frida Kahlo’s art as you never have before! Her works will be on display in 360 degrees as the premiere exhibit in the Lighthouse ArtSpace. Soak in the artist’s most iconic pieces in one of the most uniquely beautiful buildings in Boston. Visit the website here for more info.

Where? Lighthouse ArtSpace at the Castle, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

When? Recurring Wednesdays through Mondays, starting February 10

Cost? $55

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