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Allston/Brighton Roxbury East Boston

Named after painter and poet Washington Allston, an admiration for the arts lies at the core of this neighborhood. Today, a youthful population and generous public investment help street art, rock music, and non-traditional businesses thrive in Allston/Brighton.

Artistic output in East Boston has always reflected the distinct cultural communities who have populated it, as well as the unique environmental factors associated with its harborside location. Fans of music, visual art, and environmentally-focused art will find a community like no other in Eastie.

According to the City of Boston, Roxbury is “the heart of Black culture in the city.” Keeping with its 20th century roots, the neighborhood continues to host an expansive jazz scene, as well as many other cultural events in and around Nubian Square. Visit Roxbury to experience the energy here for yourself.