AUGUST SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

AUGUST SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE

In 2019, SMASH Boston is re-committing to its mission to dismantle the stodgy heteropatriarchal media landscape in Boston and beyond by consistently upholding and supporting our fellow sisters, femmes and gnc media makers. We will be hosting a standing monthly SMASH Salon at the PRX Podcast Garage!

Drop by to mingle, brainstorm project ideas with the group, play clips of what you're working on and receive feedback, skill share, vent about whatever is frustrating you professionally or creatively and generally bask in a cozy, supportive environment!

The monthly SMASH Salons will be low key and welcome to all. Bring your friends! Here's to another year ahead of community, growth and radical intersectional feminism in media and in our hearts.

ABOUT SMASH

SMASH Boston is a space where womxn can share their skills, feelings, and stories, while learning how to navigate obstacles rooted in gender. Whether we’re in the studio, out in the field, or behind a computer, we are constantly under the pressure to be the best and brightest at our craft, so we can serve as representatives for our fellow womxn makers. We’re in need of safe communities where our feelings are validated, where we can work through the struggles that a male-dominated work environment creates. Join our Facebook Group SMASH Boston.

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Yoga + Plants
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga + Plants

Join You Good, Sis? for a yoga + plant event!

Come experience a nourishing yoga practice suited for all levels and all bodies with the nurturing embrace of sunshine at Niche plant shop! After our flow, we will enjoy light refreshments and snacks and will discuss the spirituality of plant care and how that can translate into self care. We will also go into plant care basics 101 so you can continue to be the plant parent you always dreamed of! We are also so happy to announce will also be donating a percentage of ticket costs to @raicestexas to go toward the #bordercrisis.

We can't wait to see you!

Additional Information:

  • Please bring your own yoga mat

  • Class will start promptly at: 9:15am 

  • Street parking is available

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Boston's Black Owned Business (BBOB) August Market at District Hall
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Boston's Black Owned Business (BBOB) August Market at District Hall

Come shop and support local black owned businesses while enjoying music, raffles, networking, and community building. The Gather restaurant and bar will be open for our guests with great views of the city. This District Hall event is free and open to the public!

Metered parking is available but access to District Hall is available via public transit, close to the Silver line Courthouse stop.

This event is made possible by sponsorship from District Hall. If you are interested in getting involved please email bbobmarket@gmail.com.

  • To apply to vend at for the market, visit here

  • To apply for a free community table space, visit here

  • To see our sponsorship packet visit here

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GRLS WHO GRILL: A Sobremesa x GRLSQUASH Collaboration
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

GRLS WHO GRILL: A Sobremesa x GRLSQUASH Collaboration

Join us at Herter Park for picnic dinner featuring an array of grilled foods (veggie/vegan dishes included!) as we discuss grilling culture, inclusion, and sustainability. 

Meet the team of GRLSQUASH, a womxn's food, culture, and art journal, and learn more about our third issue, Taking Root. Event is produced in collaboration with Sobremesa Boston, a Boston-based cookbook club.

Dinner will be served. Volunteers may bring food/drink for the party for free admission. All are welcome.

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FEMS x Boston Immigrant Writers Salon: Workshop and Open Mic
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

FEMS x Boston Immigrant Writers Salon: Workshop and Open Mic

Boston Immigrant Writers Salon and FEMS Tournament are THRILLED to invite you to an evening of celebrating femme, immigrant, and diaspora voices! Join us for a Poetry Workshop, followed by an Open Mic, and finally a performance by our Feature Artist and Workshop Leader Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's former Poet Laureate. And don't forget to stop by our Merch Table to support local artists and writers! We can't wait to see you there!

WORKSHOP DETAILS: THE ART OF CARIBBEAN POETS
This workshop will focus on the work of selected Caribbean poets writing today. We’ll examine how these writers have addressed colonial legacies and revised imperialist texts, engaged in creolization, examined notions of diaspora and the Americas, and articulated national and Caribbean spaces and subjectivities. Their poems will serve as models for the writing we might engage in ourselves.

WORKSHOP LEADER: DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES
Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, educator, and translator. She is a professor of creative of writing, and the director of Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Appointed Boston’s second Poet Laureate in 2015, her work has included collaborations with literary and visual artists, museums and galleries. Her honors include fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Foundation, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and commissions from the Trustees of Reservations and the Boston Public Library. She is the author of two books of poems, The Dear Remote Nearness of You and Maroon; the chapbook Letters from Congo; and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. Find her at: http://daniellelegrosgeorges.com/

FEATURED VENDORS (more coming soon!):
GRLSQUASH: https://www.grlsquash.com/
Print Ain't Dead: https://www.instagram.com/print.aint.dead/
Liz Bolduc: https://www.lizbolducsux.com/

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JULY SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

JULY SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE

In 2019, SMASH Boston is re-committing to its mission to dismantle the stodgy heteropatriarchal media landscape in Boston and beyond by consistently upholding and supporting our fellow sisters, femmes and gnc media makers. We will be hosting a standing monthly SMASH Salon at the PRX Podcast Garage!

Drop by to mingle, brainstorm project ideas with the group, play clips of what you're working on and receive feedback, skill share, vent about whatever is frustrating you professionally or creatively and generally bask in a cozy, supportive environment!

The monthly SMASH Salons will be low key and welcome to all. Bring your friends! Here's to another year ahead of community, growth and radical intersectional feminism in media and in our hearts.

ABOUT SMASH

SMASH Boston is a space where womxn can share their skills, feelings, and stories, while learning how to navigate obstacles rooted in gender. Whether we’re in the studio, out in the field, or behind a computer, we are constantly under the pressure to be the best and brightest at our craft, so we can serve as representatives for our fellow womxn makers. We’re in need of safe communities where our feelings are validated, where we can work through the struggles that a male-dominated work environment creates. Join our Facebook Group SMASH Boston.

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Boston's Black Owned Business (BBOB) July Market at District Hall
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Boston's Black Owned Business (BBOB) July Market at District Hall

Join District Hall for our July BBOB Market! This event is free and open to the public in the heart of the Seaport. Come shop and support local black owned businesses while enjoying music, raffles, networking, and community building. The Gather restaurant and bar will be open for our guests with great views of the city. 

Metered parking is available but access to District Hall is available via public transit, close to the Silver line Courthouse stop. 

This event is made possible by sponsorship from District Hall. If you are interesting in getting involved please email bbobmarket@gmail.com.

  • To apply to vend at for the market, visit here

  • To apply for a free community table space, visit here

  • To see our sponsorship packet visit here

Be sure to save the date for the rest of our 2019 BBOB Markets!

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The Cauldron x HausWitch: Summer Fling
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Cauldron x HausWitch: Summer Fling

The Cauldron is joining forces again with the baddest witches we know! Join us at HausWitch and meet other Cauldron bat babes, shop their swoon-worthy + witchy wares, pose for a photo (or ten), get your energy healing on, and sip some bubbly. We want to continue to foster the Cauldron community through frequent gatherings - and we can't imagine a dreamier place to do it. See you all there!

50% of the proceeds from this event will go to the MSPCA in honor of Oscar, the most perfect pup there ever was. If you can't attend but would like to donate we would be thrilled - please let us know! 

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We, Sweat! A Fitness & Wellness Convention for Women of Color
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

We, Sweat! A Fitness & Wellness Convention for Women of Color

  • Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Multipurpose Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join We, CeremonyAfrobeat Fit on Saturday, June 29th for a half-day of wellness and fitness to uplift women of color! We, Sweat! will serve as a closed space to empower our communities to live intentionally, cultivate approaches that center our needs in achieving holistic well-being, and to prepare ourselves to thrive in any space we occupy.

We, Sweat! not so there is less of us physically, but so there is more of us wholly.

***

We, Sweat! Conference Schedule

  • 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Welcome

  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Afrobeat Fit Sweat Session - Inclusive Sweat Session where music and movement derive from Africa. Please be aware that those who identify as male will be present for this class only.

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Mingle, grab apps, take a photo with friends at our photo booth, and support women owned businesses!

  • 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm: Mindfulness Workshop lead by Leyanne Oliviera - Rediscovering Wholeness, Joy, and Well-being through Internal Transformation

  • 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm: TruPeace.Wellness Yoga by Tiffany Mangum - A warm (all-levels) flow to rhythmic and expressive tunes that motivate and is grounded on one's connection with community.

  • 3:30 pm: Closing

Refreshments provided by Mother Juice

** This space is meant to center the voices, healing, and experiences of women of color and LGBTQIA+ POCs. All proceeds will go to Afrobeat Fit and We, Ceremony programming. If you have any questions about our sweat conference, please email us at sweat@afrobeatfit.com or hello@weceremony.com. Looking forward to meeting you then! **

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BROOKLYN
Jun
27
1:30 PM13:30

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BROOKLYN

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 27th BROOKLYN STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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JUNE SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

JUNE SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE

In 2019, SMASH Boston is re-committing to its mission to dismantle the stodgy heteropatriarchal media landscape in Boston and beyond by consistently upholding and supporting our fellow sisters, femmes and gnc media makers. We will be hosting a standing monthly SMASH Salon at the PRX Podcast Garage!

Drop by to mingle, brainstorm project ideas with the group, play clips of what you're working on and receive feedback, skill share, vent about whatever is frustrating you professionally or creatively and generally bask in a cozy, supportive environment!

The monthly SMASH Salons will be low key and welcome to all. Bring your friends! Here's to another year ahead of community, growth and radical intersectional feminism in media and in our hearts.

ABOUT SMASH

SMASH Boston is a space where womxn can share their skills, feelings, and stories, while learning how to navigate obstacles rooted in gender. Whether we’re in the studio, out in the field, or behind a computer, we are constantly under the pressure to be the best and brightest at our craft, so we can serve as representatives for our fellow womxn makers. We’re in need of safe communities where our feelings are validated, where we can work through the struggles that a male-dominated work environment creates. Join our Facebook Group SMASH Boston.

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THE CAULDRON: JUNE MEAL
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

THE CAULDRON: JUNE MEAL

The Cauldron: Boston-based feminist magic featuring monthly communal meals and meet-ups to bond over good food, good energy, standing in our power, self care, supporting each other, and hexing the patriarchy. 

Join us for the Cauldron's June communal meal. Ten spots are available. Sign up if you are available to attend and we will announce attendees two to three weeks before the event!

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Women in Entrepreneurship: "More Than Brunch", Wellness Series
Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Women in Entrepreneurship: "More Than Brunch", Wellness Series

Come for brunch at District Hall and join in on amazing workshops, network with other lady bosses, and learn powerful practices from women in the Mental Health and Wellness world, Afrobeat Fit, and Hive Soul Yoga. District Hall is thrilled to host our biannual "More Than Brunch" : Wellness Series for inspiring women in entrepreneurship!

AGENDA:

9:30 AM - Check-in, Brunch and Icebreaker activities
10:15 AM - Welcome announcement / Networking
11:00 AM - 2 Workshops Begin
12:30 PM - Event concludes

This event is free and open to the public. Registration close on June 6th for catering purposes.

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On Nourishment: Wellness + Creative Work
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

On Nourishment: Wellness + Creative Work

Creative work + wellness are not mutually exclusive. You should have tools to feel wild, free, and well, in whatever way you choose. We won’t solve all of our problems in a day, but we do believe that coming together as a community and sharing alternative resources can work wonders. We also believe that vulnerability and listening are radical acts.

Join The Cauldron to hear some new voices, learn some new things, and meet some new folks. Oh, and also shop rad local vendors with snacks in hand!

SEE SOME AMAZING SPEAKERS & VENDORS INCLUDING OUR VERY OWN:

Nina Gallant + Madison Trapkin | Food, Feminism, Freelance
Photographer Nina Gallant of Parachute Studios and Madison Trapkin of GRLSQUASH, a womxn's food, culture, and art journal, will kick of the day’s events with a discussion of three things we thing about daily, food, feminism, and freelance. They will bring their expertise as creatives, producers, and thought leaders, in Boston and beyond, to the stage to tackle these important topics.
Find out more about Nina’s work + GRLSQUASH

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - LOS ANGELES
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - LOS ANGELES

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 8th LOS ANGELES STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BAY AREA
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BAY AREA

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 6th BAY AREA STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to join the movement? Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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MERCI D. Presents: RED LINE the Release Function
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

MERCI D. Presents: RED LINE the Release Function

Join MERCI D. for a night of fierce rhymes, unapologetic grit and pure passion as she celebrates the release of RED LINE.

RED LINE is MERCI D.'s first studio-recorded solo EP. It is an ode to life in the 617. All the struggles, the pitfalls, the joys and the love. From recording remixes in her closet to spittin' alongside KEE and Sekai (both members in the rap group @BLEMMEOFFICIAL), MERCI D. has grown tremendously as a writer, a lyricist and a performer.

$10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.

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Femfinite: The Femme Show 2019
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Femfinite: The Femme Show 2019

For their 12th season, The Femme Show explores the infinite possibilities of queer femininity as resistance and celebration. The 2019 edition includes the return of The Society for the Preservation and Promotion of Sapphic Social Mores, a tribute to Gladys Bentley, a dancing carnivorous plant, drag, storytelling, spoken word, burlesque, and more! Audiences are invited to learn more about the rich history of femme” or “fem” as a descriptor of queer femininity.

Friday night’s show is ASL interpreted and will be followed by dancing with DJ Lady Spindrift.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - ATLANTA
May
31
to Jun 2

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - ATLANTA

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their March 31- June 2 ATLANTA STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to join the movement? Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Femfinite: The Femme Show 2019
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Femfinite: The Femme Show 2019

For their 12th season, The Femme Show explores the infinite possibilities of queer femininity as resistance and celebration. The 2019 edition includes the return of The Society for the Preservation and Promotion of Sapphic Social Mores, a tribute to Gladys Bentley, a dancing carnivorous plant, drag, storytelling, spoken word, burlesque, and more! Audiences are invited to learn more about the rich history of femme” or “fem” as a descriptor of queer femininity.

Friday night’s show is ASL interpreted and will be followed by dancing with DJ Lady Spindrift.

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ROC Monthly Meeting
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

ROC Monthly Meeting

  • CIC Cambridge (5th Floor | St. Thomas conference room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you work in the restaurant industry and care about fair wages, transparency, and scheduling?

Come join your peers for a ROC Monthly Meeting in Kendall Square! There'll be abundant, free snacks and refreshments. (FREE beer and wine available, as well, upon Venture Cafe attendance.) We'll be reviewing the work ROC Boston has been up to and would love your contributions on what we could be doing in the future!

Some Boston restaurants we work with are: Juliet, Mei Mei, & Bon Me

Know of any restaurant who jive with our mission? Bring them along! We'd love to meet people in the industry working to make conditions better.

Meeting Hosted By: 

Hartman Deetz, Member Organizer

Emma Ruff, Volunteer Organizer

S. Maham Rizvi, Volunteer Organizer

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The Works of Art Music Series Launch Party
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Works of Art Music Series Launch Party

The Works of Art is a platform launched last year with the goal of helping artists build the business side of their art. Come celebrate the release of the upcoming four-part music panel series, a fun night of celebration powered by The Works of Art + The Revolution Hotel.

Drinks available for purchase at the bar and Complimentary apps will be served. Music brought to you by DJ TROY Frost. 

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Tender Table: Dharani Persaud, Pınar Yaşar, Shirley Jones Luke
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Tender Table: Dharani Persaud, Pınar Yaşar, Shirley Jones Luke

Please join us for an afternoon of stories and food in Boston, MA featuring Dharani Persaud, Pınar Yaşar, Shirley Jones Luke!

Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans men and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color. We seek out narratives about the sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community.

At Tender Table, all are welcome — expect to be immersed in stories, and sample delicious food prepared by the speakers.

Tender Table provides compensation to all presenters and contributors we work with for their time and labor — thank you in advance for your donations. $5-10 suggested donation ~ no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This event is in collaboration with Zone 3, a Harvard-sparked initiative to further activate and energize Western Ave. with creative programs, events, and retail. For more, visit www.zone3westernave.com

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Provisions x Citymeals on Wheels
May
12
6:15 PM18:15

Provisions x Citymeals on Wheels

Come join Provisions NYC this Mother's Day for an intimate dinner followed by a cocktail reception benefiting Citymeals on Wheels! With readings hosted by Grace Ann Leadbeater, and featuring: Jacquelyn Marie Gallo, Chelsea S. Roberts, Sasha von Oldershausen, Teresita Goyeneche, and Grace Ann Leadbeater.

Three-Course Dinner with Drinks
with a Japanese-American twist by former Karasu Brooklyn Chefs Yael Peet and Elena Yamamoto
Cost: $125 Main Dining Room | $150 Chef’s Table
*Dinner tickets include admission to 8:00pm cocktail hour 

Cocktail Hour
hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and readings
Cost: $50

Drinks provided by Brooklyn KuraYola Mezcal and Brooklyn Brewery 

Food provided by Baldor

Homeware provided by Hoppe Shoppe and Plants and Magic

Florals provided by Nicole Absher at Ephemera

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THE CAULDRON: MAY MEAL
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

THE CAULDRON: MAY MEAL

The Cauldron: Boston-based feminist magic featuring monthly communal meals and meet-ups to bond over good food, good energy, standing in our power, self care, supporting each other, and hexing the patriarchy. 

Join use for The Cauldron’s tenth meal. Ten spots are available. Sign up if you are available to attend and we will announce attendees two to three weeks before the event!

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Gallery 263 Annual Foraged Banquet
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Gallery 263 Annual Foraged Banquet

You're invited to the Gallery 263 Annual Foraged Banquet. Enjoy a seasonal cocktail, followed by a three-course vegetarian meal accompanied by wine*.

The Gallery 263 Annual Foraged Banquet is a completely home-cooked meal containing foraged and local ingredients. In true grassroots spirit, our Board, staff, interns, friends, and neighbors all pitch in to transform the gallery into a dining room, and lend a hand to our Guest Chef. We work together to bring you fresh, delicious, and beautiful dishes, and we love sharing the stories and inspiration behind your meal with you. This year, gallery co-founder and expert forager David Craft will partner with returning chef Paul Lang to create a multiple-course menu featuring foraged and locally-sourced ingredients. Light vs. Dark—a national exhibition juried by Ruth Erickson, the Mannion Family Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston—will be on display during this event for your viewing pleasure.

*Limit 3 drinks per guest

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