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Fall into October with things to do
Fall Foliage Scenic Drive Tour
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Child rate $59, tour goes 8.5 hours, includes lunch and exciting stops.
Tour Itinerary - Experience the gently rolling New England countryside awash with the colors of an Indian Summer. Travel past quiet ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Stretch your legs for a coffee stop and several picture stops including an old fashioned covered bridge. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the quaint Woodbound Inn in Rindge, New Hampshire. nestled in the heart of the mountains. Afterwards, a pleasant afternoon of foliage display is capped off with a stop at a local farm stand for apples and cider. So come along and don't forget to bring your camera. Board at the Gray Line Ticket Office/Transportation Bldg. located at Park Sq., 10 Park Plaza on the Charles St. South Side, next to P.F. Chang’s.
On broadway- THE PECULIAR PATRIOT at ArtsEmerson
The Human Impact of Mass Incarceration in America
Written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson, The Peculiar Patriot is a one-woman show that examines imprisonment in America. Betsy LaQuanda Ross, Liza’s narrator, a self-proclaimed “peculiar patriot,” who makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family. Betsy is both victim and victor of this country’s prison system and her story turns statistics into achingly relatable stories, drawn from the experience of more than 2.5 million people behind bars.
SALEM, the Witch City on the Harbor - explore it all
reduced rate for kids!
Visit the birthplace of the American Navy at Marblehead and explore historic Salem on your own. Don’t miss out on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Custom House or the Salem Witch Museum! Get ready for Haunted Happenings - Its October in Salem!!
The Witch City - Salem and Marblehead Highlights
Abbott Hall - View the "Spirit of '76
Haunted Happenings in the Month of October!
The Witch City - Salem and Marblehead Inclusions
Museum and attraction admissions
MLKBoston becomes KING BOSTON
These designs were submitted to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King memorial installation selection committee.
Lv at 8am return by 5pm. Black Cultural Tours and more see tour list
Ayanna Pressly win Congressional Race
Boston's Ayanna Pressley is the first African American woman from Massachusetts elected by the people to the office of Congress in Washington, DC. She defeated incumbent Mike Capuano November 4th.
Black Boston makes history again
July 23rd - William Gross became the first Black Boston Police Commissioner in the history of the Boston Police Department today when he was appointed interim Commissioner until the current Commissioner retires August 4th. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. Read the Mayor's Press Release here.
Before the appointment, Mr. Gross was the Deputy Superintendent covering Roxbury, Mission Hill, Mattapan,Dorchester and the Area C-6 sector of South Boston. Many who are vocal about the shortcomings of the Boston Police know him. Congrats! Mr. Gross. We wish you well.
explore black boston
Check out our sightseeing tours to African American points of interest and the Best of Boston sight seeing Trolley Bus tour, a 3 hour experience that is fully guided and narrated.
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The Roxbury Cultural District is on its way. Stay tuned!
NCAAA is the The Museum the National Center of Afro-American Artists NCAAA.ORG
NCAAA is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts. Among the resources offered at the Museum are its African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African American collections; an extensive slide archive, and a rich variety of education programs for young people and adults.
The Museum of African American History, Beacon Hill MAAH.ORG
Visit and see the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School, witness the oldest black church in America, attend lectures and presentations by speakers, the on-going exhibits, the late evening receptionss and special exhibits and ceremonies.
the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. Malcom X family members, historians and the Boston Black community have kept its legacy alive. The Malcom X House is under development for visitation by the general public.
Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art COOPERGALLERYHC.ORG
The Cooper Gallery is the brainchild of noted Professor and TV host, Professor Henry Louis Gates of the series show on WGBH titled "Finding Your Roots," and "African Civilizations". Opened in 2014, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery features exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. The gallery invites the public for exhibitions, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances. Cooper Gallery integrates the institutes and archives of the Hutcins Center for academic inquiry.