There’s always something to do in The Bean! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Boston this week.
1. #LITEWORKAFTERWORK SUMMER ’17 MIXER
Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Boston’s urban young professionals at the Battery Park Patio for after work networking! No cover, but please RSVP to join us! Learn more here.
2. CREATIVE ECONOMY CAFÉ NIGHT @ RIC
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The monthly Café Nights @ RIC are energetic and dynamic events where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. Learn more here.
3. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AT THE MFA
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
Come together to celebrate creativity, community, and freedom at the MFA’s fifth annual Juneteenth event. Explore the galleries on a tour of the museum’s collection of art by African American artists. The artwork focuses on the exhibition featuring two prominent artists, Wilson and Cortor. Join local visual artists, poets, and musicians, for one of a kind demonstrations and performances. You can also catch a screening from this year’s Roxbury International Film Festival, which is the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. Learn more here.
4. 420PAINT X SMOKE/LIVE MUSIC SHOW
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join them for another Paint and Smoke Event with live music performances. A the event they’ll be recreating a Frandy Suero Art original, “A Bob Marley Tribute.” The canvas will be prepared with a sketch of the drawing. All you have to do is paint it with all of the colors you want. They’ll provide the paint and brushes. Don’t forget to bring cash to buy from vendors. You are allowed to bring your own weed to this event. Learn more here.
5. CELEBRATION OF SUMMER IV: DONNA SUMMER ROLLER DISCO PARTY
Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Get your groove on at the 4th annual roller disco party honoring five-time Grammy winner and Boston native, Donna Summer! Celebration of Summer IV will feature a performance by Mary Gaines Bernard. Music will be provided by New England’s Finest, DJ Roy Barboza. Appearances by O’Mega Red and members of Donna Summer’s family. Try out your roller disco moves on the skating rink! If you don’t have your own skates, the City of Boston will be providing free rentals on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more here.
6. YOGA RETREAT FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
Friday, June 23, 2017, – Sunday, June 25, 2017
This event is inspired by our ancestors and their sacred journey to discover and nurture the soul and spirit. The 2017 Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™ promises to take you higher as you talk, laugh, and sashay your way toward catering to your soul and exploring the natural link between yoga, meditation, and life. Learn more here.
7. #GETSNATCHED: FITNESS CLASS, NUTRITION WORKSHOP, & BRUNCH
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Queens Co. as they wine their waistlines to Afro-Caribbean tunes with choreography led by Marie Andre of MaDarling Dance and Amenze Enoma of Queens Co. Following dance class, they’ll serve a healthy brunch as Nutritionist Joanne Dorgilus from Queens Co. leads a workshop on how to incorporate more healthy eating habits into your diet. Learn more here.
8. BLM CAMBRIDGE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
BLM Cambridge is hosting a daylong symposium focused on achieving racial justice and social equity in the Metro-North and beyond. Keynote speakers include BLM Co-Founder, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Executive director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Elle Hearns, and DiDi Delgado. Join them as they envision and work towards creating a lasting and equitable future! Learn more here.
9. BOSTON BUSINESS BUILDER
Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Boston Business Builder is an event crafted for the entrepreneurial spirit that is in need of an aggressive guideline of direction. Join them on June 25th at the Boston Business Builder for a live panel discussion with Atlanta’s Professor Devin exploring the three key elements that are preventing businesses from building into empires. Learn more here.
10. KGB SUNDAYS BRUNCH + DAY PARTY
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s time for Boston’s number one brunch and day party experience at Kingston Grille + Bar. Kingston Grille + Bar is one of Boston’s hottest restaurants! Brunch with them from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or party from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy great food as well as discounted cocktails. Learn more here.
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