Cross Cultural Boston

Boston is a welcoming city that embraces world cultures and visitors of all backgrounds.  Explore our many cross cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, cuisines, and more!

Events

Arts of War
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
War is a persistent attribute of human cultures through time, and weapons are...
Breath & Imagination
Dec 18 - 23
Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – the first...
Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 21, 2019
For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus (khipus)—complex...
Empresses of China's Forbidden City
Dec 18, 2018 - Feb 10, 2019
This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s...
Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global
Dec 18, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
Discover the beauty and complex stories behind PEM’s celebrated Japanese export art...
Nasca Ceramics
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
Adorned with vibrant hues and intricate designs, ceramic vessels made by the Nasca...
Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century
Dec 18 - 31
Picturing Frederick Douglass, the first major exhibition of photographs of the famed...
Urban Nutcracker
Dec 20 - 30
Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Hip-hop and ballet. Urban Nutcracker is a classic...
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Dec 21 - 23
Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences...
Mandarin Language Empresses Tour
Dec 21 - 29
Gallery Tours in Mandarin: Empresses of China's Forbidden City A Chinese art &...
Celebrate! At the JFK Library
Dec 27, 2018 - Apr 16, 2019
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up,...
Celebrate! with National Marionette Theatre - Peter and the Wolf
Dec 27
Enjoy stunning scenery, handcrafted marionettes, and enchanting music from...
Kecosa Collective: Soul Synergy Live!
Dec 29
“SOUL SYNERGY” is a theatrical performance of African Diaspora-Latin music, dance,...
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert Boston
Jan 4, 2019
Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will...
Three Kings Day Parranda and Celebration
Jan 5, 2019
Join Hyde Square Task Force to celebrate Three Kings Day! We will start at 11:00 am...
A Community Discussion: The Power of Public Monuments and Why They Matter
Jan 9, 2019
A Community Discussion: The Power of Public Monuments and Why They Matter Featuring...
Boston Celtic Music Festival
Jan 17 - 20, 2019
The 16th annual Boston Celtic Music Festival, known as BCMFest, returns to Harvard...
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Jan 19 - May 12, 2019
A way of life, a way of seeing The photographs of Graciela Iturbide not only bear...
Joyful Noise
Jan 19, 2019
Come together and celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Concert and Discussion
Jan 20, 2019
A celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the...
Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance
Jan 21, 2019
The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House
Jan 21, 2019
Free admission for all. 
All events are free. Celebrate the legacy of Dr....
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast
Jan 21, 2019
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast is the nation’s...
She Persisted: 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert
Jan 21, 2019
On Feburary 7, 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter to the U.S. Senate - a...
Pablo Sáinz Villegas
Jan 23 - 24, 2019
A native of La Rioja, Spain, and a Sony recording artist, Pablo Sáinz Villegas has...
Shen Yun
Jan 23 - 27, 2019
Shen Yun will return to the Boch Center Wang Theatre for six performances from...
African-American Patriots Tour
Feb 2, 2019
Tales of intrigue and bravery, poetry and defiance by black Bostonians unfold during...
Celebrate! with Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King
Feb 9, 2019
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese...
Chinese New Year Parade
Feb 17, 2019
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year...
Celebrate! with Flying Ship Productions - Rosa's Ride
Feb 20, 2019
This moving production with original songs, inspirational scenes, and exciting...
CRASHfest
Feb 23, 2019
CRASHfest, Boston's global music festival, is back at the House of Blues on February...
Celebrate! with Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dancers
Mar 9, 2019
Come enjoy a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Exuberant dancers demonstrate...
Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers and Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble
Mar 29, 2019
Led by Panamanian pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, the Global Messengers draws its...
American Moor
Apr 11 - 21, 2019
As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years...
Celebrate! with David Zucker - Poetry in Motion
Apr 16, 2019
Poetry comes to life in this masterful performance of acting, mime, vocal...
/peh-LO-tah/
May 2 - 5, 2019
Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child...
Caliente! Latin Music Festival
Jul 20, 2019
Caliente! returns to City Hall for its 12th year, celebrating Latin music, art, and...
19th Annual GospelFest
Aug 11, 2019
GospelFest is New England’s largest Gospel music celebration and is free and open to...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 30 - 31, 2019
Thanks to all for the support, and donations received from our sponsors, and/or...

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Where to Eat

Besito Mexican Restaurant - Chestnut Hill Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a...
Blue Dragon Ming's Tsai's Asian gastropub. Located in the heart of Fort Point Channel, Blue...
Empire Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a...
Estragon Estragon Tapas Bar is inspired by the supper clubs and salons of 1930 Madrid....
Fuji - The Outlets at Assembly Row Upscale Sushi & Chinese Restaurant
Gourmet India - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Specializes in authentic North Indian cuisine of the highest quality; only the best...
Happy Lamb Hot Pot A traditional Inner Mongolia dish served in a metal pot, hot pot is the centerpiece...
Kika Tapas KIKA, is a fun spot for an after-work get together, business dinner or first date...
Koy Restaurant Koy, in bustling downtown Boston, is located next to the historic Faneuil hall...
LoLa 42 Boston LoLa stands for longitude latitude and the number represents the parallel that each...
Matadora Restaurant at the Hilton Boston Woburn Within a dramatic setting, Matadora blends tailored tapas with classic staples and...
Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar is Boston's premier authentic Mexican restaurant located...
Oishii Boston Award-winning sushi and signature cocktails with a pioneering sake list set in a...
Osaka Japanese Sushi & Steak House Osaka is the only Japanese Steak House (Hibachi restaurant) in Brookline / Boston....
PABU A modern izakaya + sushi bar by Chefs Michale Mina and Ken Tominaga, PABU presents a...
Publico Street Bistro & Garden Latin inspired neighborhood bistro seving worldly, creative cuisine + cocktails....
Q Restaurant A modern, contemporary Asian fusion restaurant serving a combination of Chinese,...
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge Red Lantern offers sophisticated space, superb cuisine and attentive staff to make...
Rosa Mexicano Serving authentic, regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine since 1984. Don’t miss our...
Sabroso Taqueria - The Outlets at Assembly Row Boston's answer to tasty burritos!
Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar Savor the experience of a different time and place while sipping sangria at the bar...
Sumiao Hunan Kitchen Contemporary Chinese restaurant and bar introducing authentic Hunan cuisine in...
Tiger Mama Tiger Mama is owned by James Beard Award nominated chef, Food Network personality...
Totto Ramen - The Outlets at Assembly Row Laid-back Japanese noodle house offers a simple menu of ramen plus toppings such as...
Ueno Sushi- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Fresh sushi, makimono. Bubble tea and udon noodle soup.
Uni Restaurant - Eliot Hotel Uni, the intimate subterranean sashimi bar at the Eliot Hotel has been transformed...
Wagamama - Faneuil Hall Wagamama is an award winning asian noodle restaurant with over 85 restaurants...
wagamama - Prudential Center Popular Japanese-inspired restaurant, wagamama, offers diners a varied seasonal...
Zuma's Tex Mex Cafe- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Put some south in your mouth at the best little cantina this side of El Paso. Savor...

Museums / Attractions

Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston African American Historic Site Comprised of the largest area of pre-Civil War black owned structures in the U.S.
Museum of African American History
Museum of African American History New England's largest African American history museum with four national historic...
MFA-flowers
Museum of Fine Arts One of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from around the world and...
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Celebrates the visual arts heritage of African cultures and the African diaspora...
Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Art Museums View a variety of remarkable objects from ancient cultures in the Mediterranean,...
Faneuil Hall Freedom Trail Tours
Freedom Trail With a Tour Guide or Self-Guided
Hibernian Hall
Hibernian Hall Hibernian Hall features music, dance, and theater – reflecting the diversity of...
ICA Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours,...
National Black Doll Museum
National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture A special place of past and present, struggle & success, art & reality...& wonder.
Peabody Essex Museum dancers
Peabody Essex Museum In historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Located at Harvard University, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology...