Celebrating Black History Month in the City of Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston’s Black Employee Network (BEN), and the entire City of Boston will hold a month-long celebration in honor of Black History Month. During the month of February, there will be special events hosted around Boston celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community. We will be acknowledging Black leaders, activists, and trailblazers who fought so hard for diversity, equality and inclusion.   

Here’s a look at some of the events happening around the City this month:

3rd Annual Carter G. Woodson Basketball Tournament
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10 a.m.
BCYF Shelburne Community Center, 2730 Washington St, Roxbury
Register for the event

Dream Chasers-Call For Youth Artists
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5 – 8 p.m.
Sign up for Youth Audition by January 30

Our Story! Celebrating the African American Experience
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m.
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester
Buy tickets online – 
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Age Strong Black Heritage Celebration
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Melnea Cass Recreation Complex, 120 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Roxbury
Contact: 617-635-4366 

BCYF Girls Initiative Skate Night and Trivia Night
Friday, February 21, 2020, 5 – 8 p.m.
Chez-Vous Skating Rink, 11 Rhoades St., Dorchester    
Contact[email protected]
All ages welcome!

3rd Annual Fashionscape and Arts of Boston
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Register for the event
Contact[email protected]    

Mayor Walsh’s 4th Annual African American Veterans Brunch
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ABCD Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Roxbury
Contact[email protected]

Contact Department: Diversity

Publish Date: Wed, 01/29/2020 – 9:10am