|Heart of the Hub|
Thursday, October 17, 2013 6pm-9pm
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street DIRECTIONS
Join over 200 guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the fifth annual Heart of the Hub to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural assets, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. This annual event includes a silent auction featuring art and gift packages and A Taste of Roxbury reception catered by area restaurants. Our mistress of ceremonies is WCVB's Karen Holmes Ward. The E-Water Band will return to perform live, including a tribute to Roxbury's own Donna Summer.
Heart of the Hub is attended by dozens of local artists who donate items to the silent auction, such as fine art photography, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media work. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about Roxbury's thriving arts community while networking with peers, enjoying a sampling of food and beverages, and dancing to great music.
Before the close of the evening, we honor individuals with the Roxbury Puddingstone Awards for their extraordinary and tireless efforts to highlight and preserve Roxbury's physical and cultural assets. Previous award recipients include State Representative Byron Rushing, E. Barry Gaither, Klare Shaw, Bing Broderick, Melvin Miller, Rev. Michael Haynes, Candelaria Silva-Collins, John Wilson, Glynn Lloyd, Clarence "Jeep" Jones, and Paul Goodnight.
We hope you will join us to celebrate Roxbury's assets and to enjoy the festivities!
$60 before October 1
$75 beginning October 1
Can't attend? Please make a donation.
2012 Mistress of Ceremonies
Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV
2012 Honorary committee chair
Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston
2012 Honorary committee
Abe Ryebeck, The Theater Offensive
Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council
Bing Broderick, Haley House Bakery Cafe
Byron Rushing, State House of Representatives
Candelaria Collins, Door2door to the Arts & Huntington Theatre Co
Carolyn Crowley, Eastern Bank
Charlayne Murrel-Smith, Boston Children's Museum
Elizabeth Malia, State House of Representatives
Gloria Fox, State House of Representatives
Imari Paris Jeffries, Boston Rising
Jeanne Pinado, Madison Park Development Corporation
Maicharia Weir Lytle, LIFT Boston
Peter Lee, Highland Park resident
Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Senate
Tito Jackson, Boston City Council
Todd Fry, Merrimack Valley Sandbox Initiative
2012 Host committee
Laura Palmer Edwards
Silent auction items range in scope to include
Guided walking tour by a local blogger
Jewelry and unique works of art
Boston Celtics tickets
A weekend at the Boston Harbor Hotel
A half day sailboat adventure with lunch included
Theater and symphony tickets