To celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday, November 15, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.6 milli
New England Association of Drug Court Professionals
New England Association of Drug Court Professionals is holding a two-day conference to address the impact of the opioid epidemic on courts.
African Studies Association Annual Meeting
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world. With an attendance of about 2,000 scholars and professionals, the conference offers 300+ panels and roundtables, plenary events featuring keynote speakers, an awards ceremony and dance party, institutional and organizational receptions and meetings, an international exhibit hall and screenings of award-winning movies from Africa, and/or by African producers.
Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosts its 18th annual conference. Senate President Karen Spilka delivers opening remarks.
AIM Executive Forum
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)’s Executive Forum welcomes MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall, to talk about his vision for the future of MassMutual and comments on the state and national economies. MassMutual has been a cornerstone of the Massachusetts economy since its founding in Springfield in 1851. Register here.
AMERICA’S HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION PARADE
The annual Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage. The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units.
Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019
Plymouth 400 Presents Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019, an event focusing on young people and their ability to be that “one small candle” making a difference in the lives of many. The program begins in Plymouth Town Square with a program inside the Mayflower Meetinghouse presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. It is followed by a Lighted Procession down Leyden Street to the Plymouth Waterfront. The event culminates with an inspirational main stage program, just footsteps from Plymouth Rock. A Plymouth 400 Signature Event.
MassEcon Annual Impact Awards Luncheon
Business leaders, public officials, and champions of Massachusetts will gather for MassEcon’s Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards Luncheon to recognize the 2019 winners. These awards honor companies from all regions of the state and multiple industries for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. EOHED Secretary Mike Kennealy is the guest speaker.
SBA – Basics of Starting or Growing Your Business
The SBA Massachusetts District Office holds a forum entitled “Basics of Starting or Growing Your Business.” Register here.
Massachusetts Conference for Women
The Massachusetts Conference for Women is the largest women’s conference in the country, featuring inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women leaders. Sessions range from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement.
Massachusetts Export Expo
The Massachusetts Export Center’s annual Export Expo is the largest and most important export event of the year and provides a unique opportunity for service providers to meet face-to-face with key export decision makers. Learn about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.
Tech the Halls with Mass TLC
MassTLC hosts Tech the Halls, featuring holiday-themed sponsor booths, food, drinks, music, giveaways and more. Register here.
Red Sox Winter Weekend Fan Event
The Boston Red Sox hold the annual Winter Weekend fan event at MGM Springfield and the MassMutual Center. The two-day festival includes a Town Hall event, autograph sessions and photo opportunities with players, coaches and team alumni as well as panel discussions on a variety of topics. Admission information here.
Mass Municipal Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show
The 41st Annual Mass Municipal Association Meeting & Trade Show is the largest regular gathering of Massachusetts local government officials. The two-day event features educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, awards programs, a large trade show, and an opportunity to network with municipal officials from across the state.
Mass Beer Week
Mass Beer Week celebrates the amazing craft beer made in Massachusetts. Participants include the Mass Brewers Guild, BeerAdvocate, Craft’d Events, Fat Basset Design and the Mass. Brew Bros.
Boston Design Week
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and attract new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.
Global Design Innovation Conference
Boston Design Week is hosting the World Design Weeks Summit, an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development and the growth of individual design events. The theme is Global Design Innovation.
Plymouth 400 Commemoration Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration is a two-hour event of historical content, musical headliners, interpretive readings, choreographed movement, original productions, and visual narratives to create a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The Plymouth 400 Legacy Time Capsule will be introduced, and the first items will be placed inside by special guests. Honoring the past and celebrating the future, each of the commemoration themes – exploration, innovation, self-governance, religious expression, immigration, and thanksgiving – will be presented in creative ways. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Plymouth 400 Guernsey Canon Dedication
The Ancient & Honorary Artillery Company is holding the Guernsey Cannon Dedication of the New Cannon at Burial Hill. Burial Hill was once the Old Fort that protected Plymouth Harbor.
Mayflower Sails 2020 Maritime Festival
The Mayflower, a replica of the famous ship that sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620, is the centerpiece of a new Maritime Festival in Boston Harbor. The Mayflower will make its debut by sailing into Boston Harbor alongside the USS Constitution.
PLYMOUTH 400 OFFICIAL MARITIME SALUTE
The Official Maritime Salute pays tribute to the Pilgrims’ journey on board the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the site of Plymouth Colony in the new world. A regatta of wooden ships, yachts, work boats, official vessels, and pleasure craft will culminate in a traditional New England lobster dinner on the waterfront. Military fanfare and maritime programming are part of the day’s festivities. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Plymouth 400 Wampanoag Ancestors Walk
The Wampanoag Ancestors Walk will be led by the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts. Placards will be carried with the names of the original 69 villages of the Wampanoag Nation. Participants will pay homage to Massasoit and King Phillip and will stop at designated sites to bless the spots where Wampanoag ancestors walked. The walk will conclude with a drum ceremony and homage to Native souls, followed by a reception. A Plymouth 400 Signature Event.
PLYMOUTH 400 Official State House Salute
Part of the Plymouth 400 commemoration in 2020, this State House Ceremony honors the Pilgrim forefathers and Native people who are immortalized in the historic founding of Plymouth Colony. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim families, and Wampanoag families will be in attendance. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Plymouth 400 Embarkation Festival
The Embarkation Festival is a grand cultural and arts festival to honor the traditions, cuisine, and music of Pilgrim settlers and Wampanoag people, as well as the diverse population of immigrants who have become the fabric of American life. A Plymouth 400 Signature Event.
Indigenous People Conference & Powwow
This Indigenous People Conference addresses the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and other Native people in the (now) New England area. The Conference closes with a traditional Powwow to which all are welcome to attend. A Plymouth 400 Signature event.
Massachusetts Awards $3.6 Million in Grants for Recycling, Composting and Waste Reduction
Austrian Airlines Launches Boston-Vienna Nonstop Flights in March 2020
The Lufthansa Group announced that Austria’s home carrier Austrian Airlines is launching the very first nonsto
‘THE HUB ON CAUSEWAY’ - BOSTON'S NEWEST VISITOR DESTINATION
TD Garden, home to the world-famous Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, has given residents, commuters and touri
MassWildlife Awards Habitat Management Grants Across Massachusetts
Last week the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (MassWildLife) awarded $341,396 in grants to 13 municipalit