Embrace Boston's  Juneteenth Block Party at Roxbury Community College

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Embrace Boston's Juneteenth Block Party at Roxbury Community College

Embrace Ideas Juneteenth Block Party @ Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120

By Embrace Boston

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 16 · 2 - 8:30pm EDT


Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02120

About this event

  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


Block Party

We will cap off the multi-day festival and kick off the Juneteenth weekend within the heart of Boston at Roxbury Community College with the most cherished of urban traditions- a block party.

The Embrace Ideas Block Party will celebrate artistic expression through a lively party that will include some of the city's best turntablists.

This celebration will be a joyful night of dancing, music, community, and delicious food provided by the area's best BIPOC-owned food trucks will transform RCC into the hottest party in town.


The Embrace Ideas Festival is a yearly celebration of ideas grounded in arts, culture and public scholarship. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and a vision for a transformed Boston by 2030. Rooted in racial equity, healing, wellbeing, and joy, the theme of Embrace Ideas 2023, occurring June 14-16, is "Here and Present, The Art of Reclaiming Space and Time".

Keynotes, panels, and live music will shine a light on how we can interrupt our zero sum game thinking when it comes to racial justice and realizing a democracy worthy of us all.

Our annual Fest is intentionally wrapped around Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an essential holiday that we uplift for those who have long celebrated it, and invite those who may not have had the opportunity yet to help us build a new national “monument” together.


About the organizer

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Embrace Boston