Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 6pm-9pm
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Join guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the annual Heart of the Hub party fundraiser to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural assets, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about Roxbury's thriving arts community while networking with peers and enjoying a sampling of food, beverages, and dancing.
This annual event includes a silent auction featuring gift packages donated by area businesses. Heart of the Hub is supported by Boston area artists who donate items to the silent auction, such as fine art photography, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media work.
A Taste of Roxbury
A Taste of Roxbury reception is catered by area restaurants presenting some of the most delicious bites from around the neighborhood. This year's samples will be provided by:
Bundts and Tea
Fort Hill Catering
Fresh Food Generation
Haley House Bakery Cafe
A cash bar with assorted beverages will also be available, including local beer from Percival Beer Company and soft drinks from Whole Foods.
Roxbury Puddingstone Awards
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.
The 2013 Roxbury Puddingstone Awardees are:
Melvin H. 'Mel' King, educator, activist, and writer
Samantha Sadd, educator and activist
Tuffus Zimbabwe, musician
A Spanish translator will be available. Please email Laura to request translation services:
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We hope you will join us to celebrate Roxbury's assets and to enjoy the festivities!
Thank you to those working behind the scenes
2013 Mistress of Ceremonies
Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV
2013 Honorary Committee
Catherine D'Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank
Ekua Holmes, Boston Art Commission
James Grace, Arts & Business Council
Malia Lazu, Future Boston Alliance
Michael Contompasis, Mass Insight Education
Michael Curry, Boston NAACP
Michael Munn, Advantage Boston
Robert Gittens, Northeastern University
Wendy Swart Grossman, Boston University
2013 Host Committee
Laura Palmer Edwards