Parade Sat May 4th 2013

Posted on: January 10, 2013

Yes! Everyone loves a parade, especially in Egleston, and especially when it involves stiltwalkers, Brazilian drummers, dance troupes, bicyclists, puppets, banners, and over 300 participants!!

So, mark your calendars for Saturday May 4th, 2013! The parade begins at 11am at the Egleston Square YMCA (3134 Washington St.) and makes it way down Washington to Columbus and down to Jackson Square, where it joins the Centre Street parade.

Come be part of an incredible celebration of our community’s identity and heritage!

Interested in participating? Contact parade coordinator, George Anastos:, for more info!

Interested in helping this parade become a reality? Donate here!

The Egleston Roxbury Wake Up the Earth Parade is a collaboration of Egleston Square Main Street, Discover Roxbury and the Franklin Park Coalition.

Don’t miss these great events!

Posted on: August 22, 2012

Hello all!

Can it really be that the summer is coming to an end?! We’ve had so much going on that the summer has FLOWN by! The Square has seen merchant clean-up days, fantastic merchants’ meetings, summer youth programs, art projects, basketball games, and more. PHEW!

To celebrate, come to the Hands Around Egleston event Thursday August 23rd from 5:30-8 at the Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington Street.

And, don’t miss our Annual Meeting & Networking Breakfast Friday October 19th at 7:30am. Find out why over 70 people show up at the crack of dawn!!

Check out our latest newsletter here to get all the details!

Great things happening this summer!

Posted on: July 18, 2012

Hello all!

As you’ve noticed, it’s been a while since we’ve posted, because so much has going on!

A few recent highlights…

A FANTASTIC Wake Up the Earth Parade in May

Great Merchants’ Meetings in June and July.

Technical assistance provided to over 50 businesses.

Great press on WGBH and other media outlets.

Improvements to parking in the district.


Check out our latest newsletter here to get all the details!

Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood April 25th at Doyle’s!

Posted on: January 11, 2012


Join us for our FIFTH Annual Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood Fundraiser!!

When: Wednesday April 25th 6-9pm
Where: Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington Street, JP
What: Live music, appetizers, silent auction, raffle and MORE!

This year, you’ll enjoy the hot sounds of the Cornell Coley Afro-Latin Jazz Trio. Born in Kingston, Jamaica of Cuban and Jamaican parents, Cornell Coley, M. Ed. is an arts educator, dancer and musician. He has played extensively throughout the country. Mr. Coley wrote, produced, and performs in his own show; “A Fascinating Rhythm,” performing in over 400 libraries, schools and festivals. In this highly popular program, he weaves together cultural information, artistic virtuosity and charisma to motivate all ages. They join him on stage in an African journey from East to West and throughout the Caribbean, Brazil and the Americas. Be sure to join HIM at Doyle’s…and bring your dancing shoes!

And once again, we have the honor of Skippy White, as our guest MC! Skippy White grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts. He fell in love with the doo-wop sound when he was young. He started working in Boston in 1960 as a DJ at WILD-AM. White then rented a storefront for $50 and opened his own record store. White stayed at WILD for eight years before moving on to a series of other stations. He currently hosts a show on Touch 106.1 and continues to sell records and CDs online and at his store in Egleston. Last year, Skippy celebrated 50 years of business! Come see this living legend and test out his motto: If you can hum it, he can find it!
Check out this video invitation from Skippy himself!

Don’t miss it! Tickets are just $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Buy now online
All funds go to support Egleston Square Main Street’s work to build our community, strengthen our business district and revitalize our public spaces.

Egleston Square Holiday Celebration Dec 10th 2011

Posted on: December 16, 2011

Egleston celebrated the holidays in style this year, with help from the local merchants, residents, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, public officials, including the Mayor, and many others!

Officer Martinez helps decorate the tree!!

Local youth delighted kids (and Santa!) with their original spoken word presentations!

Mayor Menino awards Simeon Moreno the Best Exterior Decorations Award!

Mayor Menino Awards Rosana Rivera with the Grand Prize in the Decorating Contest!

Egleston Square Community Dinner Thursday November 10th!

Posted on: November 04, 2011

Don’t miss the Egleston Square Community Dinner next Thursday November 10th!
Greater Egleston Community High School
3134 Washington Street
$10 suggested donation

Meet your neighbors, enjoy food from local restaurants and learn about all that’s happening in Egleston Square!

Click here for event details!