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June 2017

Only Neighbors Can Build Neighborhoods

June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for the next monthly workshop as part of our Only Neighbors Can Build Neighborhoods series. In June, we will cover public speaking.

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Forget Me Not

June 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Forget Me Not takes the audience into the life of a family facing this medical challenge and shows its impact on not just the immediate family but friends, marriage, and those in the community as well.

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Bill Lowe presents Pieces of CANE: KABNIS!

June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

This 21st century adaptation of Jean Toomer's Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, set in rural Georgia during the 1920s, is presented as a drama with music, movement and video.

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Roxbury International Film Festival at Hibernian Hall

June 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hibernian Hall is thrilled to be a host venue for the screening of two films during the 2017 Roxbury International Film Festival.

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July 2017

August 2017

Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence

August 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dialogues on Diversity brings back Roxbury Strong, an original play about the history of Roxbury since the 1960’s.

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The Puppet Show (Staged Readings + Concert)

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A neo-vaudevillian "play within a play" pokes at racism, classism and the search for love.

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The Puppet Show (Staged Readings + Concert)

August 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A neo-vaudevillian "play within a play" pokes at racism, classism and the search for love.

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October 2017

The Taste of Nigeria

October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nigeria Youth Organization of Boston presents The Taste of Nigeria, a day of art, culture, food and fashion.

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November 2017

The Soul of Latin Jazz

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

“SOUL OF LATIN JAZZ” is a rare, theatrical performance of Afro-Latin jazz music with dance, poetry and visual art.

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Live Arts Boston: Three Dance Companies

November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 11, 2017

An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 11, 2017

Jessie Stinnett, Alexander Davis, and Chavi Bansal, three choreographers receiving awards from The Boston Foundation's LAB program, further develop works-in-progress with their ensembles: Jessie Jeanne and Dancers, Alexander Davis Dance, and Vimoksha Dance.

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Reading of “With Glittering Eyes”

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Playwright Tricia Elam Walker and director Dawn M. Simmons lead a cast of seven through the script of "With Glittering Eyes," scheduled for a full production in November 2018.

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December 2017

Roxbury Stringfest

December 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrity Series of Boston presents Ashleigh Gordon's Castle of Our Skins, Betty Hillmon's City-Wide String Orchestra and Bithyah Isreal's City Strings United in a free, intergenerational Neighborhood Arts concert of musicians gathered together by a devotion to the violin, viola, cello, and bass.

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Unto This House; Dec. 15-16

December 8, 2017
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Daily at 3pm and 7pm until December 10

A New Hope Baptist Church production written by Alda Witherspoon and co-directed by Vincent Ernest Siders.

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New Year’s Eve Ball

December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am

Dance the hour away...dance the night away...DANCE THE YEAR AWAY!  Celebrate Roxbury's culture with us at a New Year's Eve Ball!

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January 2018

THURGOOD

January 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 – $10

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Madison Park Development Corporation and Hibernian Hall present New Repertory Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of THURGOOD.

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Celebration of the Life and Legacy of MLK Jr.

January 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of music, reflection, and community in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Hear Word Naija Woman Talk True: Meet and Greet

January 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A reception and celebration featuring the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s production of HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, a play inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation from Nigerian women.

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Pilot First-Time Homebuyer Program Info Session

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MPDC is now offering a PILOT first time homebuyer program for current residents of our rental properties.  

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Employment and Benefits Information Session (for Whittier Street Redevelopment Project)

January 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn more about upcoming opportunities on the Whittier Street project.

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February 2018

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Feb. 15-25)

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20

"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," by Ntozake Shange opens at Hibernian Hall on February 15, 2018.

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March 2018

Triggered

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 9, 2018

For more information visit: www.triggered1.com

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Community Construction Job Fair

March 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, March 15 from 3pm-7pm for a community construction job fair.

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April 2018

We Create Festival

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

We Create is a women’s festival of performing arts organized by Danza Orgánica.

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May 2018

I M Possible (May 11-13 & May 18-20)

May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

This May, MPDC's current Visiting Playwright, Juanita Peters, presents her original drama I M Possible, directed by Vincent Ernest Siders.

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June 2018

December 2018

Roxbury Stringfest

December 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Voci Angelica performs world music for the Roxbury Stringfest with Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury.

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Unto This House: The King of Kings is Born (December 7-December 16)

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unto This House: The King of Kings is Born is a dramatic expression of the first Christmas. From African dance to ballet and Gospel music to poetry, puppetry and mime... we invite you to join this magical journey as heaven and Earth miraculously move to shepherd in the birth of the New Born King.

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January 2019

Kind of a Big Deal Weekend 2019 (Jan. 18-20)

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Boston Swing Central is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of the Lindy Hop and related swing dances. Join them for their annual event: KIND OF A BIG DEAL WEEKEND!

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Nat Turner in Jerusalem (Jan. 30-Feb. 24)

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
$15 – $60

Nat Turner led a slave revolt that shocked the country in August of 1831. The evening before Turner is scheduled to be executed, he and attorney Thomas R. Gray, the recorder of his confessions, confront what has passed and what the future may hold. Full of rich imagery, this politically timely story explores morality, freedom, spirituality, and one man’s convictions.

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February 2019

She Persisted

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Boston Children's Chorus for a concert to celebrate Black History Month at Hibernian Hall that will tell the stories of the Civil Rights Movement's hidden women.

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March 2019

Boch Center’s Youth Arts for Social Change Summit

March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Join the Boch Center's Youth Arts for Social Change Summit! They will be showcasing creative teens strengthening our community. This Youth Summit will feature a collaborative art-making workshop, presentations from various Boston youth organizations, art for social change gallery/ contest, talent show and more! This is a free event.

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Arts Equity Summit Kickoff

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Arts Connect International for community, art, performances, connection and co-creation. They'll be kicking off the Arts Equity Summit with a huge community celebration featuring QTPOC+ and intergenerational artists at this performance-based venue, combined with interactive art-making experiences, and vendor tables!

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CP Casting Call at Hibernian Hall

March 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join CP Casting for a casting call for a new show on Hulu!

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Radical Black Girl presents: MY CITY, MY BODY a multi-media performance and dialogue

March 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Radical Black Girl will be kicking off Hibernian Hall’s new artist residency program “SOL*ARTS” with the first iteration of their traveling research and performance project called
“My City, My Body or If Concrete Could Talk or For Those Who May Be Traumatized."

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POSTPONED: Dance for Social Justice presented by Danza Orgánica

March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dance for Social Justice is a process-based workshop that delves into the universal language of movement, to generate conversations and create art around social justice issues in our communities. Participants exercise solidarity through group-work, the exchange of ideas, and by engaging on intentional discussions. Through a guided dance composition process, participants explore basic elements of dance composition to create dance pieces with their groups. An informal showing, and a feedback/Q&A session, brings closure to the workshop.

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April 2019

We Create Festival presented by Danza Orgánica (April 5 – 6)

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15 – $25

We Create is a process-oriented festival that gives artists the opportunity to create original works around an annual theme during a period of 6 months. Artists meet twice during that period to share and discuss their process; the final work is presented at the We Create festival. We Create is a creative think-tank; its a school of thought that deconstructs old paradigms to provide fresh perspectives.

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We Create Festival presented by Danza Orgánica (April 5 – 6)

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We Create!  2019 Theme: Reimagining Resistance April 5 - 6, 2019 8pm Hibernian Hall We Create is a process-oriented festival that gives artists the opportunity to create original works around an annual theme during a period of 6 months. Artists meet twice during that period to share and discuss their process; the final work is presented at the We Create festival. We Create is a creative think-tank; its a school of thought that deconstructs old paradigms to provide fresh perspectives. We…

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14th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join the Cape Verdean-Jewish Seder as they celebrate the connections and shared history between the Cape Verdean and Jewish communities. Nhós sta tudo convidado para és evento li pa celebra história comum entre comunidade judáica e caboverdiana. At this special Seder (dinner), they will share the liberation stories and songs of both Jews and Kabuverdianus as they explore the histories and cultures of both groups. Nés evento especial nu ta bai celebra história de libertasón e activdades culturais de povo…

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Boston Public Schools Theater Festival

April 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join BPS Arts for an informal festival for theater & spoken work teachers & students.

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Celebrity Series of Boston presents the Jason Palmer Quintet

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

An active band that plays all over the Boston area --including a long tenure as the weekend house band at Wally's Cafe -- and at festivals across New England, the Jason Palmer Quintet continues their red-hot Neighborhood Arts debut season with a concert at Roxbury's storied Hibernian Hall.

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Mélange Boston: The Diaspora Dinner Party

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 – $45

“Mélange", from the French word for mixture or medley, is a cultural celebration which has been hosted by LiteWork Events since 2017. This year, they are bringing the experience all together into one evening, as a single "Diaspora Dinner Party". The event will consist of ethnic foods from various minority-owned restaurants, in addition to Afro Caribbean and Hip Hop sounds provided by DJ Prince. From the Caribbean to West Africa, "Mélange Boston: The Diaspora Dinner Party" dives into the many cultures represented across…

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CLASS FULL: MPDC’s 2019 OSHA-10 Class

April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sign up for training with MPDC to receive your OSHA-10 certification!

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CLASS FULL: MPDC’s 2019 OSHA-10 Class

April 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sign up for training with MPDC to receive your OSHA-10 certification!

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May 2019

First Teacher Open Mic Night Fundraiser

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25

First Teacher’s Open Mic Fundraising Event (21+) is an event designed to bring First Teacher stakeholders from all corners of the city together to celebrate their first five years together building the First Teacher movement. Their goal is to highlight the impact of a school-readiness movement from within: one that has been built, sustained and nurtured by the same families that participate. Please join them for a night of joyous community celebration and building on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Hibernian Hall.

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One Drop of Love with Fanshen Cox

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20

One Drop of Love; One-woman performance by Fanshen Cox. One Drop uses the ever-changing racial categories on the U.S. Census as the historical backdrop to this interactive show. Throughout, the audience is asked to participate in defining and redefining these categories for themselves and one another. Fanshen parallels this history with her own, and her family’s, search for roots, identity and for justice. Audiences will travel from the 1700s to the present, to cities around the U.S., and to West and East Africa, to pursue more truth – leading to more justice – and then, perhaps to LOVE.

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Mother’s Day Show and Dance: Two Kings and a Prince

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 am
$35

Mother's Day Show and Dance: Two Kings and a Prince live at Hibernian Hall

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A Conversation & Celebration with Playwright Jocelyn Bioh

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

You are invited to a conversation and celebration with playwright Jocelyn Bioh, author of the acclaimed comedy School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.

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Project STEP’s 26th Annual Spring Recital

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10

Join your community and celebrate diversity with an afternoon classical music concert from the award-winning students of Project STEP.

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Sol*Arts Play Writing/Reading Series: WALLS

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

A public reading of "WALLS" written by Melissa Nussbaum & directed by Nerissa Williams Scott of TCGT Entertainment. Followed by a talk-back & discussion with the playwright!

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Sol*Arts Play Writing/Reading Series: What Gives?

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

A public reading of 'What Gives?' Written by Dillon Bustin & Directed by Nerissa Williams Scott of TCGT Entertainment. Followed by a talk-back & discussion with the playwright!

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June 2019

I AM A MAN 2019

June 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

Through film, spoken word, dance, history, community, and music, the “I AM A MAN 2019” project is an educational and artistic examination of this famous civil rights declaration. As human dignity continues to be challenged throughout the world, “I AM A MAN 2019” serves as a reminder that such challenges have been overcome in the past, and will be overcome in the future.

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Interaction Institute for Social Change 25th Anniversary Celebration

June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Interaction Institue for Social Change is thrilled to be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! Join them in their celebration event, at the historic Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, Massachusetts on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30pm.

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The State of Black Music and the Arts across Greater Boston

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20

Join us for a two part conversation: a one-on-one conversation with Co-Founder of Black Music Month, Dyana Williams, as well as lively panel discussion with music historians, arts educators and practicing artists of color who discuss the current condition and future of Black music and the arts at a local and national level.

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Hibernian Hall presents: Bilal Live

June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15 – $50

If there was one R&B artist for whom the neo-soul categorization seemed limiting, it was Philadelphia native Bilal. None of his recordings resembled the sycophantic worship of soul artists who thrived in the '60 and '70s, and it wasn't just because his voice -- classically trained, capable of singing opera in seven languages -- was so unique.

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RoxFilm: Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching

June 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

See Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching at Hibernian Hall as part of the 2019 Roxbury Film Festival.

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RoxFilm: Codeswitching

June 24, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
$10

See Codeswitching at Hibernian Hall as part of the 2019 Roxbury Film Festival.

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RoxFilm: Protect, Serve, & Care

June 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10

See protect, Serve, & Care at Hibernian Hall as part of the 2019 Roxbury Film Festival.

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August 2019

Boston Children’s Hospital Community Meeting

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Come learn about Boston Children's Hospital's community health efforts at Hibernian Hall!

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Teni Live in Boston at Hibernian Hall

August 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$30 – $550

Live performance by Teni with DJ 4eign of JAM'N 94.5 at Hibernian Hall.

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September 2019

Afrobeat Fit – Fierce Urgency of Now

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$1 – $10

Afrobeat Fit is the movement of the diaspora! Sweat Sessions also come stocked with a Sweat Pop Up Shop, powered by Gola Gal. Participants are guided through the 60 minutes by trained Sweat Coaches, an Afrobeat DJ maintains the vibe, photo booth fun to capture the moments, giveaways and lastly a sense of solidarity among attendees.

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Queer People of Color Art Showcase – Fierce Urgency of Now!

September 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This event seeks queer artists of color to showcase their art with the theme of what it’s like to be a QPOC in Boston. Whether it be spoken word, a song, art pieces, or any medium they choose, we want them to be able to showcase their work and be listened to.

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The Transgender Emergency Fund Ball – Fierce Urgency of Now!

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am
$15

Come celebrate the Boston-based Ball scene & fundraise for the Transgender Emergency Fund. All are welcome! All ticket proceeds go to the Transgender Emergency Fund, helping low-income trans individuals in Massachusetts since 2008.

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HubWeek Open Doors: Reception: Eat, Drink & Get Connected

September 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Open Doors is a monthly celebration of the innovation happening in different corners of the city. You're invited to explore places where the most creative, disruptive minds are making an impact by way of new ideas, new businesses, and growing communities. This year-round event series opens up unique opportunities to share stories, connect, and have new experiences.

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A Conversation with Daniel Alexander Jones

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The American Repertory Theater and Hibernian Hall host a conversation on Thursday, September 12, 2019 with critically-acclaimed writer, performer, director, and educator Daniel Alexander Jones.

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Roxbury Love Concert

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Hibernian Hall in collaboration with BAMS Fest presents the ROXBURY LOVE CONCERT!

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Bikes Not Bombs 35 Anniversary Party

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$250

Join Bikes Not Bombs at Hibernian Hall for their 35th Anniversary celebration!

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Elite Women Expo

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join 23 empowered women of color for the Elite Women Expo at Hibernian Hall!

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October 2019

Narratives of Home: Roxbury Community Meeting on Gentrification

October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join the Theater Offensive on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9pm at Hibernian Hall.

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Hub New Music

October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5

Hub New Music showcases 21st-century composers, including Robert Honstein's "Soul House" with Urbanity Dance with choreography by Haley Day performed by Urbanity dancers at Hibernian Hall!

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Homebuying 101 Class

October 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
$25

Looking to buy your first home? MPDC can help!

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Next Steps of Boston Dance Info Session

October 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With a mission to strengthen the field of dance in Greater Boston, Next Steps for Boston Dance provides multi-layered support for Greater Boston’s choreographers.

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Stick Fly

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
$15 – $30

Join Hibernian Hall for our production of 'Stick Fly' by Lydia Diamond - Directed by Ciera-Sadé Wade - October 17-27, 2019.

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November 2019

Sparks for Arts 2019: Masquerade Gala

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Madison Park Development Corporation welcomes you to a festive masquerade gala at Hibernian Hall! Don your favorite masquerade attire and enjoy dinner & small plates from local restaurants, dancing to the tune of George Russell III Band, and exciting performances by Roxbury artists.

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Destination Dudley

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Celebrate Dudley Square with Dudley Square Main Streets!

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MPDC’s OSHA-10 Training for Women

November 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - November 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
$10

Join MPDC for our OSHA-10 Training for Women at Hibernian Hall!

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What to Send Up When it Goes Down

November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
$15 – $25

What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a community ritual created in response to the deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence.

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December 2019

Roxbury Stringfest Voci Angelica w/ Boston City-Wide Strings

December 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica, a frequent Neighborhood Arts partner organization, leads the Roxbury Stringfest, a free concert featuring youth ensembles Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United. Join them at Hibernian Hall on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

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Apply to Winter Immersion Project 2020 with Boston Dance Theater – Applications due 12.11.19

December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$360

Apply for Boston Dance Theater's 2020 Winter Immersion Project!

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Hibernian Hall presents: Celebrate the King

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
$25 – $35

Join Hibernian Hall for 'Celebrate the King' a modern-day musical version of the Birth of Christ.

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