Heart of the Hub Print

Thursday, October 29, 2015 • 6 pm-9 pm
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Roxbury

Join guests from the arts, cultural, education, social justice, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the 8th annual Heart of the Hub party fundraiser. Heart of the Hub celebrates 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.

Click here to view photos from the 2014 Heart of the Hub.

Heart of the Hub silent auctionSilent Auction
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.

E-Water Band is back by popular demand. as well as spoken word performances. What surprises are planned for this year? 

A Taste of Roxbury
A Taste of Roxbury reception catered by area restaurants presents
some of the most delicious varieties of food from around the neighborhood.

A cash bar with assorted beverages will also be available.

Mel King at Heart of the HubHeart of the Hub guestsRoxbury Puddingstone Awards
Before the close of the evening, we honor individuals with the Roxbury Puddingstone Awards for their extraordinary efforts to highlight and preserve Roxbury's physical and cultural assets. Previous award recipients include State Representative Byron Rushing, E. Barry GaitherKlare Shaw, Bing Broderick, Melvin Miller, Rev. Michael Haynes, Candelaria Silva-Collins, John Wilson, Glynn Lloyd, Clarence
"Jeep" Jones, and Paul Goodnight, Ekua Holmes, Kay Bourne, among others.


The 2015 Roxbury Puddingstone Awardees are; Centenarian, master barber & entrepreneur James Guilford; local award-winning documentary filmmakers, Robert Patton-Spruill and Patricia Moreno; and Boston College basketball star, former Boston Celtic, and philanthropist Dana Barros. 

Heart of the Hub guests from Shawmut ConstructionThank you to everyone working behind the scenes!

2015 Host Committee (in formation)
Alkia Powell • Laura Palmer Edwards
   Lynda Hester • Marisa Luse
   Alyssa Lee • Jeremy Thompson
   Ola Akinwumi • Pam Jones
   Mary Churchill • Allen Bush
   Rachel Goldberg • Erin Anderson
   Luke Walker • Stacy Sutherland
   Aziza Robinson Goodnight
   Kelli Davis • Danielle Davis
   Nick Josey •