MASS BLACK EXPO, African American Quilts, African Drums and more.

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Party with Startup Boston Week 2022!

Come to our Opening Party Monday, Sept. 19th from 5:45pm to 7:30pm at Mass Challenge!

Jam out to some amazing tunes with our DJ (DJ Toasty is the best – request all of the songs you’d like!), make some memories come to life with our photo booth, meet our incredible partners that have made SBW2022 happen, and enjoy the bar and food that our friends at Cloaked and J.P. Morgan have provided.


Sept 18th, – BOSTON LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL

The 2022 Boston Local Food Festival is FREE to the public and features over 75 local food vendors, grab a delicious bite and enjoy the day!


On September 23 – The Mass Black Expo is a one-of-a-kind annual event that features Black businesses, thought leaders, and allies engaged in helping to close the racial wealth gap in Massachusetts. The MBE highlights Black businesses across industries and connects them with procurement opportunities in the private and public sector, sharing resources and bolstering support that will help grow emerging or existing businesses, with an ultimate goal to create a stronger Black ecosystem within the Commonwealth

QUILTS – On exhibition by Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth quilt guild, celebrating 25 years in the tradition of African American quilt making!   Dillaway Thomas House in Roxbury free workshops, go to SistersInStitches.org or register on Eventbrite.   We hope to see you there!    Warmly, Kelley
a Kelley Chunn announcement

DRUMS Performance
Drumfolk on Wednesday, October 05 at 7:30PM ET at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.

About Drumfolk When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people. Inspired by the Stono Rebellon of 1739 and Negro Act of 1740, Drumfolk is a thrilling, percussive exploration of American history, placing a spotlight on the rhythmic cycle of life that bonds all of us together.

Step Afrika! have been called “masters of stepping” by the New Yorker and “electrifying talents” by the New York Times. Through music, stepping, tap, and ring shouts these remarkable performers recreate histories too often left in the margins. After their celebrated prior visits to Boston (The Migration, Step Afrika!), the troupe returns this fall with a celebration of the human spirit perfect for the entire family.

Tickets include:

  • A round-trip ferry ride to Spectacle Island
  • Live music and arts
  • Breathtaking sunset views of the Boston skyline

Subject: RFK Community Alliance Honors Superintendent Nora Baston of the Boston Police Department


Growing up in Hyde Park, Nora Baston had a rocky relationship with police. She remembers local officers patrolling her apartment complex, chasing her and her friends out of the cul-de-sac where they’d play, often without cause. Decades later, she is now leveraging the sport to bridge gaps between police officers and the communities they serve as the 4th female appointed to the rank of Superintendent in the Boston Police Department’s history.  

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Superintendent Baston will be honored by the RFK Community Alliance with the Embracing the Legacy Award at Boston’s JFK Presidential Library and Museum.



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