Madison Park Development Corporation​ has been monitoring the guidance from the public health community designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 and taking measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our staff, residents, program participants and partners.

In response to recent directives from the City and State, MPDC has suspended all programming and closed our office to the public until Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The Dewitt Center and Hibernian Hall​ will be closed until Monday, May 4, 2020.

We will continue to monitor new information in order to decide whether to re-open and resume programming after this date.

MPDC, Dewitt Center and Hibernian Hall staff will be available by phone and email during this time. Please contact us at 617 541-3900 or or use the following link for specific staff contact information.

Mass Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council released the results of their online survey of artists and arts & culture organizations created to assess the dire impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts & culture community. They are urging state legislators to pass measures that will address the needs of our community to mitigate the devastating economic loss we face.
MCC’s preparedness for the Cultural Sector
Watch the recording for their COVID-19 Preparedness Webinar:

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture created a new Artist Relief Fund for artists located in Boston whose incomes are being adversely affected by COVID-19.


HowlRound panel discussion: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (for US-Based freelance artists and cultural workers). Access it here.

Arts Administrators of Color Network

Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up a national Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.

The Record Co.

The Record Co. has established the Boston Music Maker Relief Fund to provide financial relief to Boston area music makers experience lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is launching #CongressSaveCulture, a campaign to support broader efforts advocating for financial relief for non-profit arts organizations to be included in the $2 trillion stimulus package currently being debated in Congress. The relief package is expected to include funding for many industries impacted by COVID-19, including airlines, casinos, cruise ships, and more.
There are three relatively simple things you can do now:
1. Go to the American Alliance of Museums website and send a letter to your representatives in Congress
2. Share the hashtag #CongressSaveCulture on your social platforms (along with a comment or photo that reflects your passion for The Met and/or all the arts)


Hibernian Hall is your home for multicultural arts & culture in the heart of Boston!

As a performing arts destination that contributes to our mission of neighborhood revitalization in Roxbury, Hibernian Hall offers year-round programming that reflects Roxbury’s cultural heritage. Hibernian Hall is also an excellent venue for non-profit events that are open to the public!  The ballroom is available for community presentations of music, dance, theater, film, and spoken word performance.  Contact us to discuss your next event in the Ballroom, check out our rental guide, or fill out an inquiry form here.

Check out our rental guide!

The History of Hibernian Hall

After the Irish residents began moving out of Roxbury, the building went through a period of change. It became the headquarters for the Opportunities Industrialization Center, an international job-training program. Then, for a decade, it sat unoccupied and falling into disrepair. Hibernian Hall was purchased by Madison Park Development Corporation in 2000. It was fully restored to its original grandeur and reopened in 2005.

Hibernian Hall remains a wonderful gathering place for music, dance, and theater – reflecting the diversity of cultures in the area. It continues to serve as a destination for arts and culture in the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Square.