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Cross Cultural Boston

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

Pictured above: MLK, Jr. mural by Pro Blak and GoFive

All Inclusive Boston

Experience a side of Boston that’s multicultural and brimming with vibrancy.

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas.

Boston Neighborhoods: Dorchester

Black Market Nubian: Reigniting the Creative Economy

An Interview with Kai Grant and Rob Gibbs GBCVB: We've had a lot of people talk about the...

Frugal Bookstore: Changing Minds One Book at a Time

An Interview with Leonard Egerton & Clarrissa Cropper GBCVB: I'd like to first start by...

Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston...

Roxbury Love Story

Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. King considered Boston his...

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen: More Than Just A Neighborhood Gem

Nia Grace: I'm Nia Grace, the proprietor of Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen. GBCVB:...

Events

Black Gems Unearthed

Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History of Massachusetts. We bring history to life through well researched storytelling, and by taking you to sites where history took place throughout the state. Sources are provided for each video so that you can...

Black Is... 2022: Boston Public Library Booklist

As part of the Boston Public Library's annual observance of Black History Month "Black Is..." is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the African American experience. These titles may be available in other formats or languages. Check the catalog...

FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history's most iconic artwork. The groundbreaking team behind the smash hit Immersive Van Gogh now turn their eye for innovation towards the work of...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

Revolutionary Spaces commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a selection of the poems from Jeffers's book to life. Directed by John Oluwole ADEkoje and produced by Patrick Gabridge of Plays in Place, the series was filmed on location in...

Live Like a Local Tour

Live Like A Local Tours brings you out of downtown Boston and into the city's neighborhoods where you'll be exposed to foods from different cultures. Guests will drink craft beer from small neighborhood microbreweries and get a spirit tasting from a local distillery. Founder Of...

Reflecting Attucks

Reflecting Attucks is a new temporary exhibit exploring the live and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the fist to fall in the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution. Americans...

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below: Rock City Pizza Allston American https://rockcitypizzeria.com/ TamBos Kitchen Avon West African https://tamboskitchen.com/ Restaurante Cesaria Boston African/ Cape Verdean...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave Allston Latinx-owned,Minority-owned,Immigrant-owned Jugos http://www.visitjugos.com/ (617) 418-9879 145 Dartmouth Street Back Bay Latinx-owned,Minority-owned The Kitchen Cafe...

The Japanese House at Boston Children's Museum

Welcome to the Japanese House! Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into an authentic two-story silk merchant's home from Kyoto, Japan. Families can explore every corner of this fully-equipped Japanese house reconstructed in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Japanese...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As artists-in-residence at the MFA, muralist Rob “Problak” Gibbs and illustrator Rob Stull are leading a multipart project inspired by the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the...

Black Super Hero Magic Mama

In all the books that Sabrina Jackson reads to her son Tramarion, tragedy’s just an origin story, something to propel the heroes into wondrous new worlds. When tragedy strikes in her own life, Sabrina launches herself into a fantastical, technicolor universe where she gets to be...

Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem

In the nineteenth-century, Salem residents celebrated the city’s early public school system for welcoming and educating all children. Despite the system’s success, the Salem school committee decided in 1834 to establish separate schools for Black children. This sudden decision...

GroundBeat Music Concert Featuring BAMS Fest 2022

The Esplanade Association presents a special GroundBeat Music Concert Featuring BAMS Fest at the Hatch Shell on May 21! About this event The Esplanade Association is thrilled to present a special GroundBeat Music Concert Featuring BAMS Fest at the Hatch Shell as part of this...

Sake 101

Sake is an ancient, complex and unique beverage. In this class you will learn about the ingredients needed to produce sake, the main styles and types, and how to understand the aromas and flavors. This is the perfect introduction to one of our favorite beverages, and will help...

Anime Boston

Anime Boston is a three-day convention held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, USA under the supervision of the New England Anime Society. Our focus is to celebrate and promote Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture. While the main focus on Anime Boston has always been...

Common Ground Revisited

This riveting and intricately woven world premiere play brings Boston’s history to life in the 1960s and 70s, culminating in three families’ experiences in court-mandated busing. Diverse in both race and class, what can these families’ experiences tell us about our own time?...

Spring Dance Fest 2022

DORRANCE DANCE: JUNE 2 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s unique American tradition while pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the company performs SOUNDspace , which explores what is most thrilling,...

Caribbean American Heritage Festival Boston

This June 2022 will mark the seventeenth year since the proclamation of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month (NCAHM), the nationwide commemoration of Caribbean American contributions to this great country. Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American...

Take Your Place/Toma tu lugar

Latino/a/x teens in the Hear Me Out/Escúchame project exhibit a group artwork that challenges stereotypes. What is important to know about Salvadoran or Honduran culture? What is overlooked in Mexican, Colombian, or Guatemalan culture? Drop in to see their response, and create...

Bams Fest

Join us for The 3rd annual Boston Art & Music Soul Festival. There will be 2 stages of live music. Free and open to the public.

BOSTON Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Dragon Boat Festival takes place annually on the banks of the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge. Starting in 1979, Boston Dragon Boat Festival, the first and oldest such festival in North America, has grown from a small neighborhood event commemorating the death in...

EMBRACE IDEAS FESTIVAL 2022

Join us for five days of embracing music, art, culture, ideas, joy, and community! On June 17, we will cap off the week's 5-day festival and kick off the Juneteenth weekend within the heart of Boston at Nubian Square Business District with the most cherished of urban traditions-...

Roxbury International Film Festival

The Roxbury International film festival is the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. This year, we’re excited to host a hybrid festival with a few in-person (outdoor and indoor) screenings for the following films: How...

Roxbury International Film Festival

The Roxbury International film festival is the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. The 2022 Festival will be hybrid with a mix of in-person and online screenings and events. Roxbury Film Festival 2021 Trailer from...

Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival

Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival is a 2-day outdoor Caribbean style foodie festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot to be held at a new location on July 1-2, 2022 at Harvard Athletic Complex, 145 North Beacon Street in Allston–...

Chinatown Main Street Summer Festival

Join us for the 18th Annual Chinatown Main Street Summer Festival - a street fair with vendors, Lion Dance, Martial Arts, and other performances.

FESTIVAL BETANCES 2022!

Festival Betances has become a staple in New England's Latino community. Every year up to 2019, it has drawn a 3,000 multi-cultural audience. Through the years, Betances' stage has seen multiple musical and dance performances, ranging from local and regional acts to international...

Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts

On behalf of the Puerto Rican Festival of MA Executive Board, We announce that our Puerto Rican Festival and Parade is confirmed and will be returning to Franklin Park July 29-31 2022. Please check our website and social media platforms regularly for updates and specific details...

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Museums / Attractions

For more, visit our Museums and Attractions page.

 

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

New England's largest African American history museum with four national historic sites dating back...

Museum of Fine Arts

One of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from around the world and across the ages,...

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

Celebrates the visual arts heritage of African cultures and the African diaspora worldwide.

Hibernian Hall

Hibernian Hall features music, dance, and theater – reflecting the diversity of cultures in the...

Institute of Contemporary Art

The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, and family...

Peabody Essex Museum

In historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Located at Harvard University, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology museums in the...

Resources

GBCVB Multicultural Committee

Our mission is to showcase Boston as a world-class destination for all ethnicities.

Boston Black Hospitality Coalition

Aims to preserve the few gathering spaces for the city's many black residents.

Get Konnected! Market

Discover and shop locally with multicultural small businesses.

North American Indian Center of Boston

Empowering and investing in the Native American community of Massachusetts since 1969.

Black Owned Bos.

A platform and resource to highlight and lift Black owned businesses, places, spaces and the people...

Chinatown Main Street

Click through for the Boston Chinatown Business Directory.

BlackBoston.com

BlackBoston.com gets inspiration from the work the first Africans that set foot in Boston...

Japan Society of Boston

Fosters friendships between Japanese and American citizens through cultural, business, educational,...

The Chinatown Project

The Chinatown Project is committed to revealing the people, stories, and history behind your local...

Black Owned Restaurant Guide

Guide includes black owned restaurants & food trucks in several Boston neighborhoods.

NAACP, Boston Branch

Ensures the political, educational, social, & economic equality and rights of all persons and to...

Mission Hill Artists Collaborative

Providing opportunities to exhibit art in the Mission Hill community and throughout the City of...

Black Economic Council of MA.

Advancing the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations that serve the Black community...

City of Boston - Black & Brown-Owned Businesses

The Office of Economic Development mission is to ensure that residents of color can share equally in...

Amplify LatinX

Increasing LatinX civic engagement, economic opportunity and leadership representation...

Edge Media Network

LGBTQ-Friendly Nightlife, Restaurant and Lodging Listings

Boston Spirit

Premier LGBT publication in the Massachusetts and New England area; read feature articles focusing...

Boston While Black

A membership network for Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are seeking connection...

Discover the GK! Market

 

 

Multilingual Tour Operators

Multilingual tours by foot, trolley or boat.

Multilingual Videos

See what Boston has to offer with our videos in several world languages.