Mayor Wu and the City’s Equity & Inclusion Cabinet are providing various ways that residents, families, and visitors can celebrate Black History Month across the city. The list includes a series of programs, some of which will take place in Dorchester, inspired by the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.”
Said Wu: “Boston’s Black communities are foundational to the fabric of our city, and we honor their contributions during Black History Month and throughout the year.”
While programs across the city began on Tuesday, the first in Dorchester will take place this Friday from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. at Florian Hall, where The Black Employees Network-sponsored event will connect Black City employees and leadership to celebrate the achievements of the Black diaspora.
Next week, families are invited to roller skate to ‘90s music at Chez Vous Skating Rink on Sat., Feb. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. The Melanin Roll encourages those interested in attending to dress in ‘90s clothing and costumes.
The skating rink will hold a second event on Feb. 22 for children 17 and under. Here, kids can skate around and play trivia with friends and family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The final event in Dorchester will take place at Prince Hall Lodge on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs, will celebrate and honor Black veterans and share awards with deserving veterans at an appreciation brunch.
More information about these events, as well as those throughout the city, can be found at boston.gov.