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African Tea

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)
 Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ 


Carry on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to social justice and service. Programming for the day:

  • Bertucci Education Studio - Jeff W. Jones presents Untold Stories, a personal journey through four generations of African-American cultural history in Boston featuring music and imagery.
  • Bertucci Education Studio - Craft a care package for families served by the Elizabeth Stone House. This organization partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma to achieve safety, stability, and overall well-being, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community it serves.
  • Calderwood Hall - Marsha Parrilla and Danza Orgánica present Melaza: a dance performance exploring the colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. Featuring special guests Martín Espada, and Karish. Community talk back to follow.
  • The Living Room - African Tea, inspired by the Gardner Museum’s special exhibition Henry James and American Painting, Creator/Performer Obehi Janice shares stories of colonialism and identity through the lens of tea and Malta Goya.
  • Courtyard - Enjoy a performance by the Gregory Groover Jr. Jazz Tri, and listen to Dr. King’s speeches projected throughout the day in our historic Palace.
Earlier Event: December 21
Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice