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Taking Applications for Boston's Next Poet Laureate!

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Boston’s Poet Laureate is tasked with raising the status of poetry in the everyday consciousness of Bostonians. The city’s poet laureate program was established in 2008 to highlight literary arts in Boston and to promote appreciation of poetry to its residents. The Poet Laureate is a ceremonial appointment.

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  • Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Roller Disco Tribute

    A Celebration of Summer - Come celebrate the life and work of Boston's own Donna Summer at City Hall Plaza for a Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 6 PM - 10 PM. The event is free to attend and will include special musical guests and skate rentals on site.

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    Arts on the Arcade

    Arts on the Arcade provides summer entertainment at Samuel Adams Park, Fridays, July 11 - August 29 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Each week there will be talented visual and craft artists exhibiting and selling their work, as well as special musical performances.

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    Find Your Summer in Boston

    Your resource for summer events in Boston is here. Events and activities ranging from concerts and festivals to art walks and historic tours will occur throughout the summer months in Boston's neighborhoods and Harbor Islands, and you can find them all in our guide.

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  • Call to Artists

    Call to Artists

    The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events sponsors a variety of programs that encourage local artist participation. Learn more about participating in the Boston Arts Festival, Arts on the Arcade, showing in the City Hall galleries, and more.

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  • July 4th Press Conference
    Mayor Walsh joins Massachusetts State Police Colonel, Timothy Alben, Boston Pops Conductor, Keith Lockhart, and other officials to discuss Boston's 4th of July festivities at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.Watch Video »
  • El Planeta Celebration
    Mayor Walsh is selected as one of the 100 most influential people for the Latino community.Watch Video »

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