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SPARK Halloween Party

Have some fun while helping those in need with our friends at Women's Lunch Place!

October 31, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Women's Lunch Place
    67 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    SPARKboston@boston.gov
  • Posted:
2022-10-31T18:00:00 - 2022-10-31T20:00:00

Halloween is known as a day of fun and mischief, but we're making it one of service too! Join SPARK Boston at Women's Lunch Place, Back Bay's premiere day shelter for unhoused women to see their incredible programs in a whole new light. Over drinks and snacks, you can learn more about their incredible work empowering this vulnerable community and how you can get involved as a volunteer or a member of their Young Professionals program. Costumes are encouraged - it is a Halloween party after all! 

You can support WLP by bringing a pair of new socks, gift card to Dunkin' or Starbucks, or another high need in-kind donation item. We'll also be doing an on-site service project as part of the event. So tell your friends and get your spooky season on with SPARK Boston!

October 31, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Women's Lunch Place
    67 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    SPARKboston@boston.gov
  • Posted:
2022-10-31T18:00:00 - 2022-10-31T20:00:00
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Dedicated Docket Clinic (Haitian Creole)

Join a legal clinic for families on the Boston Immigration Court dedicated docket.

November 5, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-11-05T08:00:00 - 2022-11-05T17:00:00

Did your family enter the United States on or after May 31, 2021, and have upcoming immigration court appointments on the dedicated docket?

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is hosting three legal clinics on:

  • October 15 - Spanish (Español)
  • October 29 - Brazilian Portuguese (Português)
  • November 5 - Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen)

These clinics will provide opportunities for families seeking asylum to learn about the immigration court process, asylum, and meet with an attorney for a consultation. Registration is required. 

To learn more about the dedicated docket or register for the clinic, contact the Catholic Charities Immigration Court HelpDesk at 617-464-8000. Please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out the volunteer interest form

November 5, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-11-05T08:00:00 - 2022-11-05T17:00:00
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Dedicated Docket Clinic (Brazilian Portuguese)

Join a legal clinic for families on the Boston Immigration Court dedicated docket.

October 29, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-29T08:00:00 - 2022-10-29T17:00:00

Did your family enter the United States on or after May 31, 2021 and have upcoming immigration court appointments on the dedicated docket?

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is hosting three legal clinics on:

  • October 15 - Spanish (Español)
  • October 29 - Brazilian Portuguese (Português)
  • November 5 - Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen)

These clinics will provide opportunities for families seeking asylum to learn about the immigration court process, asylum, and meet with an attorney for a consultation. Registration is required. 

To learn more about the dedicated docket or register for the clinic, contact the Catholic Charities Immigration Court HelpDesk at 617-464-8000. Please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out the volunteer interest form.

October 29, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-29T08:00:00 - 2022-10-29T17:00:00
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Dedicated Docket Clinic (Spanish)

Join a legal clinic for families on the Boston Immigration Court dedicated docket.

October 15, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T08:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00

Did your family enter the United States on or after May 31, 2021, and have upcoming immigration court appointments on the dedicated docket?

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is hosting three legal clinics on:

  • October 15 - Spanish (Español)
  • October 29 - Brazilian Portuguese (Português)
  • November 5 - Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen)

These clinics will provide opportunities for families seeking asylum to learn about the immigration court process, asylum, and meet with an attorney for a consultation. Registration is required. 

To learn more about the dedicated docket or register for the clinic, contact the Catholic Charities Immigration Court HelpDesk at 617-464-8000. Please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out the volunteer interest form.

October 15, 2022
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    75 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T08:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00
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Pint with a Planner - Dorchester

Join us in Dorchester!

September 19, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ashmont Grill
    555 Talbot Ave
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    sparkboston@boston.gov
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-09-19T18:00:00 - 2022-09-19T20:00:00

Ever seen a new building going up in your neighborhood, and wondered "how did that get there?" Meet the people behind the magic of Boston's biggest housing boom ever. Staff members of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will join the SPARK Boston Council in Dorchester for our signature community mixer event. Learn more about the BPDA's many functions as a quasi-government agency in a low pressure environment with snacks and friends. We call it: Pint with a Planner! 

The BPDA will be providing the food from Ashmont Grill, but we need you to bring your questions about community engagement, programming, and Boston's housing market. There's no formal agenda. This is an opportunity to share an evening (and should you choose to purchase one, a drink) with the City's planning, workforce development, and real estate team, as well as other young professionals from the neighborhood. We can't wait to chat with you, Dot!

September 19, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ashmont Grill
    555 Talbot Ave
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    sparkboston@boston.gov
  • Neighborhood:
    Dorchester
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-09-19T18:00:00 - 2022-09-19T20:00:00
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Allston-Brighton Renters' Garden Contest Award Ceremony

Celebrate Allston-Brighton renters and see who takes home the top prizes at Charles River Speedway!

October 7, 2022
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Charles River Speedway
    525 Western Avenue
    Boston, MA 02135
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Ricky Meinke
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Brighton
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-07T18:30:00 - 2022-10-07T20:00:00

We hope you will join us for the Award Ceremony for the 2nd Annual Renters' Garden Contest on Friday, October 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Charles River Speedway. This ceremony will celebrate the creativity and transformations renters have performed with plants, gardens, and flowers in our neighborhood. For a community that does not own and sometimes doesn't have access to land, we have had a range of submissions giving us insight into how renters' have incorporated plants and greenery in their limited spaces. Submissions are open through Tuesday, September 27.

Check out the Speedway, now totally full of vendor with us at this outdoor ceremony next to Notch Brewery's beer garden. Be sure to check out all it has to offer for drinks, eats, and more after the ceremony!

October 7, 2022
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Charles River Speedway
    525 Western Avenue
    Boston, MA 02135
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Ricky Meinke
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Brighton
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-07T18:30:00 - 2022-10-07T20:00:00
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Pint with a Planner - Charlestown

Join us in Charlestown!

August 30, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tradesman Coffee Shop and Pizza Bar
    50 Hood Park Drive
    Charlestown , MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Audrey Seraphin
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-08-30T18:00:00 - 2022-08-30T20:00:00

Pint with a Planner is back! This time, we'll be in Charlestown at the Tradesman restaurant, once again gathering with planners and community engagement staff from Boston Planning & Development Agency (the BPDA). We'll share more about PLAN: Charlestown, the neighborhood's ongoing comprehensive planning initiative, and the agency's other on-going work.

Appetizers and pizzas will be provided by the BPDA, and there will be a cash bar. Bring your questions and ideas about the PLAN: Charlestown scenarios, which are currently live for public comment on the webpage. This is an opportunity to share an evening (and should you choose to purchase one, a drink) with the City's planning, workforce development, and real estate team, as well as other young professionals from the neighborhood. We hope you will come provide valuable feedback in a laid back environment and have some fun with SPARK Boston!

August 30, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tradesman Coffee Shop and Pizza Bar
    50 Hood Park Drive
    Charlestown , MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Audrey Seraphin
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-08-30T18:00:00 - 2022-08-30T20:00:00
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Mattapan Neighborhood Social

Come talk about Mattapan Square and Blue Hill Ave over cocktails and community!

July 28, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Kays Oasis Function Hall
    1125 Blue Hill Ave
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Spark Boston
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-07-28T18:00:00 - 2022-07-28T20:00:00

Eats made by ZAZ Restaurant Cash Bar Vibe with DJ WhySham Mattapan Square and Blue Hill Ave are being redesigned?!

Come and enjoy a cocktail – or mocktail – with Consult LeLa and other partners to get the scoop on what is happening. Talk with the Boston Transportation Department about the project, learn about PLAN Mattapan and the development in the neighborhood, meet the faces behind the community engagement of Blue Hill Avenue, and find ways to be civically involved with Spark Boston. When you’re tired of networking, enjoy a cocktail, food from ZAZ Restaurant, and play an oversized yard game while jamming to vibes by DJ WhySham. We can't wait to chill with you, Mattapan!

July 28, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Kays Oasis Function Hall
    1125 Blue Hill Ave
    Boston, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Spark Boston
  • Neighborhood:
    Mattapan
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-07-28T18:00:00 - 2022-07-28T20:00:00
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LGBTQ Veterans Serving With Pride

Join us for a celebration of LGBTQ veterans.

June 21, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
    Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Veteran Services
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-06-21T18:00:00 - 2022-06-21T19:30:00

Join us on June 21 along with the USS Constitution Museum for our 2022 LGBTQ Veterans' Celebration featuring keynote speaker, Hill Wolfe!

For more information, call 617-241-8387, visit the USS Constitution Museum website, or email veterans@boston.gov.

LGBT Veterans serving with pride

June 21, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
    Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Veteran Services
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-06-21T18:00:00 - 2022-06-21T19:30:00
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Women's Learn to Ride: On-Street Skills

Our free learn-to-ride classes are led by women and are for any Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-diverse. Registration is required.

August 13, 2022
2022-08-13T11:30:00 - 2022-08-13T13:00:00

We will lead you on a 90-minute group ride to practice your street skills. The route will include off-street paths, separated bike lanes, and low-stress shared streets. This class is perfect for women who:

  • have completed our Street Skills: Road readiness course
  • are comfortable biking on paths but not sure about riding in the street, or
  • want to build confidence riding on street.
August 13, 2022
2022-08-13T11:30:00 - 2022-08-13T13:00:00
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