Get your tickets to Heart of the Hub soon! / by Jason Turgeon

Fall is in the air, which means that it’s time to start getting excited about Discover Roxbury’s annual gala, Heart of the Hub.  Tickets are $60 until 9/30, $75 after.  If you’ve ever wanted to meet more people from around the neighborhood or take a peek into the gorgeous ballroom at Hibernian Hall, here’s your chance!

Join over 200 guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the fifth annual Heart of the Hub to celebrate Roxbury’s physical and cultural, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. This annual event includes a silent auction featuring art and gift packages and A Taste of Roxbury dinner catered by area restaurants. Our mistress of ceremonies is WCVB’s Karen Holmes Ward. The E-Water Band will return to perform live, including a tribute to Roxbury’s own Donna Summer.

Heart of the Hub is attended by dozens of local artists who donate items to the silent auction, such as fine art photography, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media work. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about Roxbury’s thriving arts community while networking with peers, enjoying a sampling of food and beverages, and dancing to great music.

Before the close of the evening, we honor individuals with the Roxbury Puddingstone Awards for their extraordinary and tireless efforts to highlight and preserve Roxbury’s physical and cultural assets. Previous award recipients include State Representative Byron Rushing, E. Barry Gaither, Klare Shaw, Bing Broderick, Melvin Miller, Rev. Michael Haynes, Candelaria Silva-Collins, and John Wilson.

The 2012 Roxbury Puddingstone Awardees are Glynn Lloyd, Clarence “Jeep” Jones, and Paul Goodnight & Color Circle Art.

We hope you will join us to celebrate Roxbury’s assets and to enjoy the festivities!