The Lenny Zakim Fund has issued Discover Roxbury with a $10,000 Challenge Grant. If Discover Roxbury raises $10,000 in new or increased funds, the Lenny Zakim Fund will match it dollar for dollar. If you've thought about donating - or if you've lapsed for a year - this is a great time to double your donating power. If you've donated recently, an increase over your previous donation will count toward the match. Please click here to donate or visit this page to learn more.
Join the Roxbury Collaborative in celebrating Boston's role in freeing the American colonies from British occupation. Roxbury notables past and present will be celebrated, including William Dawes, the Paul Revere's counterpart in warning the colonists of the movement of the British troops.
The day's activities include a free community breakfast, awards to two contemporary unsung heroes, the National Lancers re-enactment ride, the presentation of two scholarships to local students, a historical talk, and a historical trolley tour led by State Representative Byron Rushing and historian Thomas Plant.
To learn more about the history behind Patriots Day, please visit this page.
May 3 • 11am-12 noon
Let's fill the streets of Roxbury with a river of color, music, and fun!
Residents, schools, community centers, and others throughout Greater Roxbury are invited to participate by wearing colorful costumes, displaying banners and artwork, dancing, drumming and stilt walking. Read more here.
The Wake Up the Earth Festival begins after the parade at 12 noon.
May 17 • 11am-4pm
Join thousands of people in Boston's backyard - Franklin Park - to celebrate the arrival of spring! Bring your kite or make one in the park. Participate in a bike rodeo and tour Franklin Park with a free bike rental (training wheels are available) or bring your own. Participate in interactive art-making with sparc! the ArtMobile and enjoy snacks from food trucks. Kites and event t-shirts will be available for sale.
This year, the festival returns to the Playstead, between Schoolboy Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo.
Immerse yourself in Roxbury's artistic excellence and cultural richness. Meet local artists during our ArtROX! series, watch live theater and musical performances, and enjoy food from around the world.
Our programs connect people across cultures and communities. We introduce the public to Roxbury's historians, gardeners, and business owners, and encourage participation in the neighborhood's civic life.
As Seen on TV
Discover Roxbury would like to thank Karen Holmes Ward and WCVB-TV for their support of our work. Enjoy this 15-second public service announcement. And view our other videos on YouTube.
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Calls for Artists
Visit the ArtROX! page for a list of opportunities to show and sell fine artwork and fine crafts.
2013 ArtROX! Season Guide
Download a copy to see how we're leveraging the power of the arts in Roxbury.
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