Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation, August 26 - September 1

Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston
  • By Sylvia Dao
  • Published on August 24, 2017
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With a portfolio of 106 organizations and social businesses, the Social Innovation Forum wants to help keep our community informed, active, and social through our Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation Summer Series. Each week we will share events being hosted by our past Innovators and Entrepreneurs. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring Boston nonprofit community! 

Social Innovation Forum Community Summer Series | August 26 - September 1 

1. Save the Day for Victory with Victory Programs, parent organization of ReVision Urban Farm, a 2008 Social Innovator
2017 Summer Sports Tea Dance

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 4:00-8:00 pm | dbar, 1236 Dorchester Avenue, Boston

Don your cape and spandex for the #SummerSportsTeaDance super hero costume contest; find your “sidekick” in the bachelor auction; and dance the afternoon away at the 7th annual Summer Sports Tea Dance. The event will also kick off the fall LGBTQ sports season.

$10 - $20 suggested donation to support Victory Programs

2. Enjoy a night of music with ZUMIX, a 2006 Innovator
Summer Concert Series 

August 27, 6:00 pm | 260 Summer St, Boston, MA 02128

Treat yourself a night full of melodies after those long working hours! If you are a music lover, you will love this outdoor event featuring different musicians and singers from all over America. This Sunday’s concert highlights the Youth Arts Showcase. Bring a picnic, your family, and friends to enjoy this free entertainment to the fullest!
Please visit the Facebook page or call (617) 568-9777 for more information.

3. Get movin’ with InnerCity Weightlifting, a 2012 Innovator
Moves On The Roof 

August 29, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Kendall Square - For exact location, please contact Josh Feinman, Director of Development at joshf@innercityweightlifting.org.

A picturesque rooftop view sounds like great motivation for a Tuesday evening workout! Work up a sweat with ICW from the rooftop garden of Kendall Square. The workout is sure to be fun and challenging for all ages and fitness levels. Moves on the Roof is a free summer workout series organized by InnerCity Weightlifting. The organization seeks to reduce youth violence by providing networks, opportunities, and space for economic mobility and social inclusion.  

4. Become tech-savvy with Artisan’s Asylum, 2014 Impact Entrepreneur
Free Circuit Hacking  

August 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Artisan's Asylum, Inc., 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143

If you are a tech person, this fun event is for you! Artisan’s Asylum is a nonprofit that promotes the teaching, learning, and practicing of fabrication. There is no need to be an experienced hacker to join this free class at Artisan’s Asylum’s open electronics and robotics lab. You will get to learn how to solder, work on your own project, ask questions, and spend time with other hackers and makers. All proceeds from selling electronics kits will help fund the improvements of the lab. 


Sylvia, through a Forest Foundation Fellowship, worked as the Communications & Operations Intern at Social Innovation Forum during the summer of 2017. She is currently studying media and communication at Temple University.

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