Neighborhood Arts Online

Twelve free streaming Neighborhood Arts performances in the fall of 2020 will feature a diverse range of Boston's local talent. Fall 2020 digital workshops and residencies include Castle of Our Skins leading digital versions of the Dorchester and Roxbury Stringfests, celebrating Black female composers and working with young people from Boston City-Wide String Orchestra, City Strings United, and Conservatory Lab Charter School; hip-hop artist Devin Ferreira in a residency with the Mattapan Teen Center; Abilities Dance Boston in a streamed performance from the Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts; special performances by Neighborhood Arts artists as part of community-building online events held in collaboration with neighborhood-based schools and churches; and much more.

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Engaging Local Artists

Neighborhood Arts artists are a diverse group of 60+ high caliber Boston area performing artists who are experienced in working with young people and committed to community engagement.

Creating Community

45+ community organizations collaborate with Celebrity Series to plan and host hundreds of events each season, with activities tailored to the partners' needs. Our partners include youth arts groups, venues, community centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, faith-based organizations, schools and more.

Activating Neighborhood Spaces

Catalyzing artistic and economic activity in Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End - and expanding to Cambridge in 2020-21 - is a core value of Neighborhood Arts.

World-Class Performances

Partner organizations also receive complimentary tickets to Celebrity Series main stage performances in downtown venues, with over 1,000 tickets distributed to community-based organizations. This program component is on hiatus for the fall of 2020.

“Watching people smile, sing along, weep, and sway as they listened to the music of Sunday’s concert was very moving to me. We are so grateful that you shared your talent with us!”

Reverend Liz Steinhauser St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South End

Related Events

Neighborhood Arts Venues

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street

Roxbury, MA 02119

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

419 Shawmut Avenue

Boston, MA 02118

Union United Methodist Church

485 Columbus Avenue

Boston, MA 02118

Church of the Holy Spirit

525 River Street

Mattapan, MA 02126

Virginia Wimberly Theatre

527 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

CROMA @ Arlington Street Church Boston

351 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

Salvation Army Kroc Center

650 Dudley Street

Boston, MA 02125

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Mattapan Teen Center

10 Hazelton Street

Mattapan, MA 02126

Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street

Boston, MA 02210

Hyde Park Branch Library

35 Harvard Avenue

Hyde Park, MA 02136

More Than Words

242 East Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02118

Franklin Park

1 Franklin Park Road

Boston, MA 02121

Hurley K-8 School

70 Worcester Street

Boston, MA 02118

Thank you to our supporters!

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, 2020-21 Neighborhood Arts Presenting Sponsor Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, and to the many individuals, corporations, and government agencies whose generosity supports Arts for All! and help fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community and our vision of a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience — on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods — everywhere.


Anonymous, Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Coxe, Amy & Ethan d'Ablemont Burnes, George & Lizbeth Krupp, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation

                                   National Endowment for the Arts  Outside the Box    

Arts for All! programs are also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston. 



Robin Baker

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Celebrity Series of Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 598-3225
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