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HubWeek Open Doors: Dudley Square by HubWeek and BNY Mellon

When: September 09, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Dudley Square, Roxbury, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
HubWeek Open Doors: Dudley Square by HubWeek and BNY Mellon

Home to shops, restaurants, and the newly revamped Hibernian Hall, Dudley Square is at the heart of the city and the commercial hub of Roxbury. Join us as we celebrate this economic and cultural hotspot and learn about how its community members are working to revitalize the neighborhood while staying true to its roots.

Open Doors, presented by BNY Mellon, is a monthly event series that allows you to experience the innovation happening in different corners of Boston. It’s an opportunity for you to learn and find inspiration in neighborhoods across this vibrant, buzzing city that can sometimes be tricky to navigate.

Connect with other curious, passionate, and creative people – learn about what they’re pursuing and share what you’re working on, too — and leave with solid takeaways to help you pursue your passion. And maybe most importantly, help us strengthen and nurture this unique community so we can build a better future – together.

The full event schedule is as follows:

Building a Culturally Conscious Innovation Economy: 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Panel | Black Market, Dudley Square, 2136 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA

What does it mean to innovate consciously? How can we foster economic development while preserving what’s unique and special about a community? What are some ways to create a competitive future for businesses and entrepreneurs while keeping an eye on the past and present? Join panelists and a moderator in a tough discussion that’s relevant to many of Boston’s neighborhoods and communities. There will also be some newly-created recipes from the soon-to-be reopened Haley House for you to try out.

Panelists:

  • Dan Vidaña, Acting Director, Roxbury Innovation Center
  • Joelle Jean-Fontaine, Co-Owner & Designer, I am Kreyol, Asst. Director, Fairmount Innovation Lab
  • Kim Napoli, Director of Diversity, New England Treatment Access, LLC
  • Nia Evans, Director, Boston Ujima Project
  • Cierra Peters, Arts & Cultural Organizing Fellow, Boston Ujima Project

Moderated by:

  • Natalia Urturbey, Director of Small Business, Executive Director, Imagine Boston 2030, City of Boston

Time to Read: 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Frugal Bookstore | 57 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA

Head on over to the Frugal Bookstore on your way to our reception and pickup a free copy of Boston Book Festival’s One City, One Story for you to pick up while you shop and explore locally owned bookshop. 

Speed Mentoring: 6:15 – 7:15 PM | Mentoring | Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, 3rd Floor, Roxbury, MA

Got questions? Speed Mentoring is back and our mentors have the answers! During one-on-one lightning chats, let top entrepreneurs answer you burning questions about innovative and creative business ideas. Space is limited. Registrants will sign up for individual slots upon arrival.

Mentors:

Eat, Drink, & Get Connected: 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Gathering | Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, 3rd Floor, Roxbury, MA

Get a special chance to enjoy the newly revamped historic dance hall. Once an Irish-American cultural center, now a gorgeous event space revitalized by the Madison Park Development Corporation, Hibernian Hall is a hip spot for our evening’s entertainment.

Enjoy complimentary snacks (including empanadas from Fresh Food Generation!), refreshments, and performances curated by Olawumi Akinwumi including Dashawn Borden and theatrical star Lovely Hoffman.