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Whether you're diving into the history and heritage of Indigenous Peoples' Day or looking to explore the city on your day off, we have your guide to the perfect long weekend in Boston. 



Former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, on October 6, 2021, signed an executive order establishing every second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day in Boston to recognize Indigenous history, celebrate Indigenous cultures, and increase dialogue and support for the rights of Indigenous people.

Wampanoag Nation: We Are the Land

Experience the story of four centuries of the Wampanoag People in this beautiful play filled with song, dance, and spoken word. The Wampanoag people have been stewarding their land for over 10,000 years across several eastern states, including Massachusetts. After colonization,...

25th Harvard Powwow: Protect Indigenous Futures

Come share in fun, dancing, food, and more at the 25th Annual Harvard Powwow: Protect Indigenous Futures event! The singers, artists, and dancers that join us are from all over — the Harvard community, the greater Boston area, and from tribes across the U.S. and Canada. The...

Wampanoag, People of the Dawn (Virtual)

Each People of the Dawn program is led by an Indigenous Museum Educator who uses reproduction artifacts to explore with students how Wampanoag families lived, worked, and built communities in Patuxet before and after Europeans arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Museum...

Guided Tour: Before Boston - Shawmut Peninsula Through 1630

Explore 12,000 years of human activity on Shawmut Peninsula, the lands we now call Boston. Follow in the footsteps of the Native people who first walked here. Learn how they hunted and fished, and worked with clay and textiles. Uncover geological features and archaeological sites...

Indigenous Peoples' Day at the MFA

Enjoy free admission and special events at MFA Boston’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration. Take a tour of MFA's galleries featuring 20th-century Native art from the Southwest and Indigenous cultural traditions across the US and Canada. Enjoy music and dance, drop in on a...

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Berklee College of Music

Join us at the Berklee College of Music in celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day! To recognize and honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, a variety of musicians, dancers, scholars, and writers will perform on October 12, 2023. This event is free and open to the public.

Origin Stories: The Pequot War and Indigenous Enslavement in New England

Join us to hear award-winning historian Margaret Newell reveal how New England slavery began with the Pequot War and the enslavement of Indigenous people. She will be joined by Joshua Carter, executive director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and Michael...

Greater Boston Oktoberfest Celebrations

Photo by: Harpoon Brewery Experience some of the top Oktoberfest celebrations this Fall! The calendar might not say October yet, but in Boston, the Oktoberfest celebrations are just around the corner! Over the next several weeks, the Greater...

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Boston Beer and Wine Gardens

With great weather and outdoor dining season in full swing, Boston is excited to welcome you back to the beer and wine garden scene. Check out our list of the best beer, wine and even cocktail gardens in Boston and beyond. Outdoors @ Harpoon,...

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