For over 250 years Roxbury has been an essential ingredient in the story of Boston as a pioneering and world-class city. It was Roxbury that emerged as a protective barrier to fend off the British, it was in Roxbury where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ministered at the 12th Baptist Church, and where Malcolm X lived with his sister during formative years, it was in Roxbury where jazz musicians defined that genre in Boston, and in the middle decades of the 20th Century no other area in Boston, save for perhaps downtown, rivaled Roxbury as a bustling commercial and cultural hub.
Roxbury celebrates community culture through visual and performance arts at the Roxbury Center and the Museum of the National Center for African-American Artists. Nubian Square is a dynamic intersection of public art, retail shops, bookstores, eclectic cafes and restaurants. The creative economy is alive in Roxbury, and the neighborhood itself is both a canvass for artistic expression and an incubator of those energies.
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WHERE TO EAT IN ROXBURY
We make it easy for hosting any small or big events, business functions or office luncheon with a special blend of foods that is sure to impress and please. Dudley Café is a community hub. We work with local youth programs, schools, community organizations, and businesses.
Soleil Restaurant & Catering
Soleil is a dine in and take out casual restaurant serving amazing southern cuisine. Enjoy our fare at home or if you are staying at one of our local hotels using most delivery apps.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN ROXBURY
Black Market Gallery
Black Market Gallery will serve as an anchor platform for special exhibitions and projects showcasing Art from an African diasporan lens. Our mission is to increase art equity, diverse representation and inclusive access while exciting patrons and cultivating new enthusiasts. We...
Hibernian Hall is the cultural economic development program of Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC). More than just a program, it is "your home for arts in the heart of Boston," the destination to enjoy a range of performances that celebrate the contemporary art and...
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) celebrates the visual arts heritage of African cultures and the African diaspora worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture,...
Boston Neighborhoods: Roxbury
As part of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Neighborhoods Project, we recently spent 2 days in Roxbury capturing scenes and testimonials to create an authentic story about Roxbury as a community and cultural center. We spoke to small business owners, artists, retailers, restaurant
Black Market Nubian: Reigniting the Creative Economy
An Interview with Kai Grant and Rob Gibbs GBCVB: We've had a lot of people talk...
Roxbury Love Story
Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. King...
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...
Frugal Bookstore: Changing Minds One Book at a Time
An Interview with Leonard Egerton & Clarrissa Cropper GBCVB: I'd like to...
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