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
Nov 14, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
War is a persistent attribute of human cultures through time, and weapons are...
Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu
Nov 14, 2018 - Jan 21, 2019
For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus (khipus)—complex...
Empresses of China's Forbidden City
Nov 14, 2018 - Feb 10, 2019
This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s...
Hamilton
Nov 14 - 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global
Nov 14, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
Discover the beauty and complex stories behind PEM’s celebrated Japanese export art...
Nasca Ceramics
Nov 14, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
Adorned with vibrant hues and intricate designs, ceramic vessels made by the Nasca...
Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery
Nov 14 - 30
Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems...
Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century
Nov 14 - Dec 31
Picturing Frederick Douglass, the first major exhibition of photographs of the famed...
Wet: A DACAmentedJourney
Nov 14 - 25
WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in...
CRASHfest Lineup Announce Party with Kotoko Brass
Nov 15
CRASHfest, Boston's global music festival, is back at the House of Blues on February...
Flavors of Anatolia
Nov 15
Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish Cuisine accompanied by the distinctive...
Student Guide Tour
Nov 16 - Dec 2
These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic...
Banda MS
Nov 21
Banda MS will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage November 21! There is perhaps...
Celebrate! At the JFK Library
Nov 23, 2018 - Apr 16, 2019
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up,...
Black Nativity
Nov 30 - Dec 16
Langston Hughes' heartwarming gospel play returns for the 2018 holiday season at the...
Everyone Loves Latkes Party: Harvard Square
Dec 1
Celebrate Hanukkah with potato pancakes at the Everyone Loves Latkes Party at 31...
Family Workshop: Meet the First People of the Kalahari
Dec 1
Family workshops invite a parent and children to learn together to appreciate the...
Hyper-Selectivity and Asian American Racial Mobility
Dec 4
Van C. Tran, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, is a...
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Dec 14 - 23
Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences...
Cultural Survival Bazaar
Dec 15 - 16
This free admission, family-friendly festival features art and crafts created by...
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Dec 15 - 16
What do you get when you combine the elegant holiday score of Tchaikovsky's...
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...
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...
Pablo Sáinz Villegas
Jan 23, 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...
CRASHfest
Feb 23, 2019
CRASHfest, Boston's global music festival, is back at the House of Blues on February...
American Moor
Apr 11 - 21, 2019
As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years...
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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...