Bridges Program Tours
Listed here are the tours the Bridges Program has coordinated over the past eight years.
Roxbury Art and History Tours
Roxbury Open Studios Tour
Visit to artist’s studios and group exhibits open during Roxbury Open Studios including Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP), Gallery G. Lunch at local restaurant.
Roxbury Holiday Art and Shopping Tour
Stops at stores and restaurants in Roxbury including: Nubian Notion, Jamaicaway Books, Hamill Gallery of African Art, Dudley Square Soul Food, Dudley Café, CK African Imports, United House of Prayer for All People cafeteria, Gallery G.
Roxbury is Rich Art Tour (1999)
Introduction to Roxbury’s History
Vists to African Meeting House, Dudley Square, Dillaway Thomas House, First Church of Roxbury, Hamill Gallery of African Art, Edward Everett Hale House, Rockledge, Eustis Burial Ground.
Led by Boston METCO students and/or parents, highlighting important institutions in neighborhoods where they live. Stops have included Dudley Branch Library, Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, Chez Vous, METCO Inc., Roxbury Center for Performing Arts, Freedom House, Nubian Notion, Charles St. AME Church, New Covenant Christian Center, 12th Baptist Church, Sportsmen’s Tennis Center, Highland Park, Dillaway Thomas House, Franklin Park Zoo, Bethel AME Church, AAMARP and more.
School staff tours
Immigration in the South End
Visit to sites highlighting the various immigrant groups living in the South End—Berkeley Community Garden, Church of St. John, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Villa Victoria, Blackstone Park and Plymouth Hospital.
African art workshop at Hamill Gallery of African Art, Dillaway Thomas House, Reggie Lewis Center, view murals, Bob the Chef’s.
Roxbury Art Tour
Guided visit to Museum and tour of public art in Roxbury with stop at
African Americans in Lexington
Focused on the history of African Americans in Lexington, in particular, Black Minutemen who fought on the Lexington Green, and on METCO in its early days. Featured a visit by Charles Price, a Lexington Minuteman who portrays Prince Estabrook, a slave and Minuteman in 1775.