The SPARKs & Rec Summer Series
SPARK Boston and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up to put on the SPARKs & Rec Summer Series! These three events highlight just a handful of the hundreds of amazing events the Parks Department puts on every summer. Let's celebrate the sun, Boston's amazing parks, and the amazing events happening in our neighborhoods!
Saturday, July 22, Noon to 2 PM - Free Watercolor Class at Christopher Columbus Park
Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Conjunto Barrio at O'Day Playground, South End
Friday, September 15, 2017 (Dusk) - MJW Movie Night featuring Top Gun at the Frog Pond, on Beacon Hill
2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council Applications Open
Monday, June 12th to Sunday, July 16th
SPARK Boston is seeking new members for the September 2017 to September 2018 Council term! We're looking for Boston residents who love this city, are between the ages of 20 to 34 and believe in the power of civic engagement.
Each month, Council members are required to attend one Council meeting every first Monday of the Month, attend one community meeting and report back, and attend one to two SPARK events. Council members will develop their own projects and programs to raise awareness about City programs, convene conversations about issues deeply affecting our city and generation, and engage Boston's 20 to 34 age demographic in civic life.
Monday, June 12th: Applications Open
Sunday, Jul 16th: Applications Close
Saturday, August 6th: First Round of Applicants Notified
Friday, August 25th: Final Round of Applicants Notified
Saturday, September 9th: First Council Meeting of the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council
In addition to completing this form, you must submit an updated resume and an optional reference letter (fellow millennial, civic leader or former ONEin3 or SPARK Council member) by email to sparkboston@Boston.gov with your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME 2017 APPLICATION in the subject line.
SPARK Social at Samuel Adams Brewery
Thursday, April 27th @ 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania Street, Boston
21+ Only Event
Join SPARK Boston and Samuel Adams for a SPARK Social at the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain! Meet native & new to Boston millennials for a FREE brewery tour, followed by networking and samples.
Boston Civic Engagement Workshop
Monday, April 24th
Room 801, Boston City Hall
If you've asked yourself in the past few months, "how can I get involved," make your first stop our Boston Civic Engagement Workshop, a partnership between SPARK Boston and Generation Citizen to teach civics in Boston. Using Generation Citizen's action-based civics framework, this workshop will teach millennials that they can (and should!) have an active dialogue with their civic groups & elected officials. Imagine Boston 2030, Boston Bikes & more will share stories of successful civic engagement.
CHIEF CHAT: Austin Blackmon
Tuesday, April 18th
75 Northern Avenue
Join SPARK Boston and Greenovate Boston at District Hall for a meet and greet with Chief Blackmon, followed by discussion highlighting Earth Day, and the ongoing progress and opportunities to get involved in the City’s Climate Action Plan. Our panel will be moderated by SPARK Boston Council member Edith Shi and includes Mike Nichols, Chief of Staff of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Katie MacDonald, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greentown Labs.
Passion & Purpose: Talks from Boston's Transgender Community
Tuesday, November 15th
1340 Boylston Street
Celebrate and honor Boston’s transgender community with the Fenway Health Youth Leaders Council and SPARK Boston.
CHIEF CHAT: Data Drives Boston
Wednesday, November 16th
125 Summer Street
Hear about what the City Hall's resident data-heads Dan Koh, Andrew Therriault, and Howard Lim are doing to keep Boston at the forefront of data-driven solutions.
The 2016 SPARK Impact Awards
Thursday, December 1st
23 Drydock Avenue
Join us for the 2016 SPARK Impact Award ceremony and celebrate the millennial contribution to Boston with food, drinks, entertainment, fantastic guest speakers and more.