Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation, August 5 - 11

Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston
  • By Sylvia Dao
  • Published on August 04, 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 5 - 11

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

August 6, 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 Avi Jacob’s performances. You can check out his music here. Bring a picnic, your family, and friends to enjoy this free entertainment to the fullest!

Please visit here or call (617) 568-9777 for more information.

2. Explore the world of books with More Than Words, a 2009 innovator
Pop-up bookstore

August 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Corporate Lobby pop-up, 101 Arch Street, Boston

Book lovers can now visit a mini version of More Than Words’ bookstore at many special events and farmers markets this summer! The gently used books they bring to these pop-up bookstores vary from children’s books to adult fiction and non-fiction to make sure all family members are able to find their own gems. 

Check their website regularly for the dates and locations of the next bookstore starting from now through September!

3. Free fun movie night with Haley House Bakery, a 2003 innovator and Transformative Culture Project, a 2015 Innovator 

Un-Hidden Figures: Screening and Resource Fair

August 8, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dale St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Haley House Bakery and Transformative Culture Project will be hosting an outdoor summer screening next Tuesday. If you haven’t watched Hidden Figures, this is your chance! The movie is about three outstanding African-American women at NASA that serve as the brains behind the remarkable launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. 

Prior to the screening, there will be a resource fair. If you have resources such as voter registrations or school supplies to bring to the event, please fill out this form or email letia@tcproject.org for more information! Don’t miss this fun night with music and community resources!

4. Explore where your food comes from with New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, a 2016 Bootcamp participant
10th Annual Farm Tour

August 10, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Ogonowski Memorial Fields, 126 Jones Ave, Dracut, MA 01826

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project welcomes the community for a tour at their incubator farm sites for an afternoon of fun and farming in the field! Come to learn more from New Entry farmers about their farmland preservation efforts and how to start a small farm business. The farm tour will happen rain or shine and you will get a chance to try some tasty local products fresh from the farm!

This event is free and open to the public. Please keep in mind that the farm site is not handicap accessible.


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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