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November Events

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Date: November 2nd

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Location: Time Out Market, 401 Park Drive, Boston

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Step into our realm of the Day of the Dead on November 2 at Time Out Market Boston for a bewitching party, 6-9pm. Groove to Mariachi beats, embrace airbrush tattoos, and savor spine-tingling drink specials. Entry is FREE—so bring all your friends!

SoWa First Friday 

Date: November 3rd

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston

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The SoWa Artists Guild invites you to “First Friday” where from 5pm – 9pm over 80 artists open their doors to the public. Meet the artists, get inspired, buy some art, and have fun! If you can’t make it to “First Friday”, they are also open every Sunday from 11am to 4pm! *** BONUS: SoWa Artists Guild will have special hours for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Quebec Winter Wonderland & Carnivals Popup

Date: November 3rd

Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm 

Location: Seaport, Boston

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Bonjour Québec is bringing the best of the destination’s iconic winter experiences, such as Carnival de Québec, Montréal en Lumière, Igloofest, and Sucrerie de la Montagne to the Seaport District through an interactive takeover event. Bonjour Québec, the world-class destination known for Francophone culture and warm hospitality, will showcase a preview of the most wonderful time of year during a Winter Wonderland event, celebrating Carnaval de Québec’s 70th anniversary and Montréal en Lumière, celebrating its 25th anniversary, featuring entertainment, culture, gastronomy, and more. Visitors can experience elements of Québec’s winter carnivals firsthand, including live ice sculpting, a DJ performing with an ice bar as its backdrop, snowball corn hole, classic Québec “maple candy on snow” and an appearance by Quebec’s famous Bonhomme.

Boston Veterans Parade

Date: November 4th  

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm 

Location: Boston Public Library on Boylston Street and marching to corner of Park and Tremont Street and end at 1 City Hall Plaza

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The City of Boston is honoring the service and sacrifices of all who have served and those who continue to serve.

2023 Pumpkin Smash

Date: November 4th

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Location: Newton’s City Hall War Memorial Circle, 1000 Commonwealth Ave, Newton Centre

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Green your Halloween at Newton’s annual Pumpkin Smash (rain date November 5)!

What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? You could put it in with your yard waste, but how much more fun would it be to “green your Halloween” and smash it? Fling pumpkins with the catapult, a pumpkin target, or the Pumpkin Smashing grounds.

Stop by to smash your pumpkin, touch-a-truck, donate excess candy or costumes, and  a bite from a local food truck all while learning about managing your food waste and composting! All our smashed pumpkins will be composted, thus reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions and creating a valuable amendment for our soils.

Don’t forget to remove any candles or decorations from your pumpkin!

Belonging – Performances Celebrating Black Artistry

Date: November 3rd  

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm 

Location: Roxbury’s Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Suite 200, Boston  

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Castle of our Skins, Boston’s concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry, with close curatorial guidance from its fourth Shirley Graham du Bois Creative in Residence dancer Jenny Oliver, explores what it means to belong to a person, place, and oneself through its season opener performance: Belonging. Belonging will include “Connection Stations” beginning at3:00PM with participatory driven and artist curated workshops designed to deepen one’s connection to self, followed at 4:00PM by an immersive mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances. Light refreshments will be provided.

A Celebration of Veterans: My Grandfather’s War

Date: November 10th

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Location: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston

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In honor of Veterans Day, join Will Evans, the Boston Athenaeum’s NEH Chief Technical Service Librarian, as he discusses his grandfather’s war-time journal and the broader issues it raises relative to the Great War. After the discussion, Athenaeum staff members will present a variety of special collection materials related to war, veterans, and lives impacted by conflict.   

This event is free and open to all.  Registration is appreciated but not required.

Fall Festival RSM – West Newton

Date: November 11th

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm 

Location: Russian School of Mathematics West Newton, 60 Austin Street, Newtonville

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The Russian School of Mathematics West Newton invites you and your friends and family to their fall festival! Join them for math games and puzzles, crafts, engineering challenges in more! Cool prizes await!

Hudson Street Stoop 2023 Opening Celebration

Date: November 11th  

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Location: One Greenway Park between 666 – 88 Hudson Street, Boston

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We are overjoyed to welcome you to Asian Community Development Corporation’s (ACDC) Opening Celebration of Hudson Street Stoop’s (HSS) second exhibit, Dancing Dragon by Katherine Chin and Parke MacDowell! Hudson Street Stoop (HSS) is an ACDC ANCHOR project where artists and residents co-create temporary art installations that transform One Greenway Park into an activated and inclusive neighborhood “stoop.” Inspired by traditional Chinese dragon dance, Dancing Dragon consists of a steel pavilion with a meandering canopy structure providing seating, shade, and armature for community activity.  This FREE and family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, refreshments, arts and crafts, and an opportunity to meet the installation artists. 

Jams for Justice

Date: November 12th

Time: 3:30pm

Location: First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington

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First Parish in Lexington will present a concert of Gospel, Broadway, Jazz, and inspiration music. It will feature the First Parish sanctuary and youth choirs, vocal soloists, and an 11-piece jazz band. The concert will take a free will offering with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Hamilton-Garrett Music & Arts Academy, a Boston-based non-profit, committed to the development of Boston’s next generation of innovative artists through the celebration and preservation of Black music.

Harry Potter Trivia Brunch

Date: November 18th

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Location: City Tap House, 10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston

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Boston Common Tree Lighting

Date: November 30th  

Time: 6:00pm

Location: 139 Tremont Street, Boston

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Mayor Michelle Wu, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and title sponsor The Province of Nova Scotia will host Boston’s signature holiday celebration, the 82nd Annual Boston Common Tree lighting. The official holiday season kick-off in Boston includes the lighting of the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree and trees throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden.