Haley House: April News and Events
Haley House April News and Events    
April 3, 2012


Recent News & Requests

Haley House at the Taste of the Back Bay

cookiesOn Thursday, March 29, Haley House handed out over 150 chocolate chip cookies as a "thank you" to each attendee at the 17th Annual Taste of the Back Bay. As this year's benefiting non-profit, Haley House was granted a table with a view - the event took place in the Prudential Center Skywalk - and the chance to tell Haley House's powerful story to over 300 individuals.  Read more about the event here and see event photos here.

Got clothes?

Now that winter is officially over, many of us have embarked on spring cleaning to start the new season. As you're pulling out and throwing away unwanted items, please consider donating any extra clothes or personal hygiene products to Haley House so that we may distribute them at our once-weekly clothing room. Contact Max to arrange a drop-off, and keep in mind that we're only looking for products for men (Rosie's Place would appreciate any apparel for women!). Contact Max at max@haleyhouse.org or (816) 729-8317.

Upcoming Events at Haley House Bakery Café

Thursday, 4/5: Art is Life itself, "Ancient Ancestral Science and Spirituality of West Africa" featuring Dr. Joyce Hope Scott & Al Hope, 7-10pm  

Dr. Hope is an Associate Professor at Wheelock College and a former Fulbright Scholar in Burkina Faso & Benin, West Africa.  Mr. Hope leads guided tours of college students to West Africa. Followed by: The Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative, featuring Fulani Haynes, Vocals; Mike Shea, Keys; & Cyril Chapman, Sax & Vocals.  See details here.

AiLi is a product of Nina LaNegra & The Roxbury Media Institute.  Program starts at 7pm ­ Dinner available from 5pm.

Thursday, 4/12: Art is Life itself, "The Mammy Dialogs: Is Mammy Alive & Well?", 7-10pm

Valerie StephensActress & Vocalist Valerie Stephens [Neighbors/Exploring Nina Simone] revisits her the role of Mammy while applying Blackface and examines America's Love Affair with Black Memorabilia, an open-ended dialog in post racial America. See details here.

AiLi is a product of Nina LaNegra & The Roxbury Media Institute. Program starts at 7pm.  Dinner available from 5pm.

Wednesday, 4/18: #RoxTweet -The Arts Economy, 5:30-7:30pm

roxtweetimageAre you working in the arts? Looking to connect to others? Our Spring 2012 #RoxTweet is a social networking opportunity for folks who are working in the arts or arts management and using social media to promote their work. It is also a great opportunity for those who are looking to learn more about how to use social media to promote their work.

The Arts Economy conversation has intensified recently with the proposal of cultural districts by our elected officials. Hopefully they will come to share their visions for the arts in Roxbury!

Enjoy great eats, stimulating conversation, and refreshing beverages. Those of you who have come to our past #RoxTweets know how much fun they are! Share with your friends who are interested in the creative economy. Bring your creative juices - we have an award for the most interesting nametag! Free registration.

Thursday, 4/19: Art is Life itself, "Dorchester in the house!", 6-10pm

Pentimente ImageThe GH2 Project: Grove Hall Getting Healthier AKA (GH)² is a prevention program that seeks to eliminate and reduce substance use and HIV/STD risk in youth ages 12-17 and Pentimente: A Dorchester Women's Writing Group back for an encore reading of their work. See details here

AiLi is a product of Nina LaNegra & The Roxbury Media Institute.  Program starts at 7pm.  Dinner available from 5pm.

Thursday, 4/26: Art is Life itself, "Incarceration: What's Next?!", 7-10pm

TEP Program Broken ChainsFeaturing Haley House's Transitional Employment Program [TEP] [the folks that make the baked goods at Haley House] and Families For Justice As Healing teaming up with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to discuss transformational solutions. See details here.

AiLi is a product of Nina LaNegra & The Roxbury Media Institute.  Program
starts at 7pm ­ Dinner available from 5pm.

Friday, 4/27: Ole Skool Karaoke with Kenny Grubbs, 6-9pm

KennyAs some of you may have noticed, this is becoming a regular thing at HHBC! And every time it happens, a bigger crowd turns up. Consider yourself
informed! Our good friend (and Karaoke pro) Kenny Grubbs returns for Ole Skool Karaoke Night. Come early to get a seat and grab a bite to eat before this
entertaining evening gets underway! [admission is free]. See details here.

Saturday, 4/28: Girls Create, Artwork by and About Girls at Big Sister, 4-6pm

bigsisters 3There is a full day of activities on April 28th, such as Our Dudley Square: Discover, Explore, Celebrate!, with scavenger hunts and residents sharing their memories and photos of old Dudley. The Mayor will be dropping by Hibernian Hall at 3pm - after that, drop by the Café for our latest exhibit featuring the artwork from the Big Sisters program.

And in the evening, head over to Hibernian for Mssng Lnks' performance of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods!  See details here.

Sunday, 4/29: A Sweeter Life Dessert Fundraiser, 3-5pm

aSweeterLifePoster_r01On Sunday April 29th, from 3 to 5pm, some of Boston's finest dessert chefs
will showcase their signature treats at a tasting fundraiser for Haley House's Transitional Employment Program, supporting individuals transitioning from incarceration.  Featured chefs include Flour Bakery's Joanne Chang, Finale's Nicole Cody, Sofra Bakery's Maura Kilpatrick, L'Espalier's Jiho Kim, Chocolee Chocolate's Lee Napoli, Toscanini's Gus Rancatore, and the Met Club's Elaine Stella.

From 2-3pm, the pastry and dessert chefs will host a special meet & greet reception ­an early-admission ticket ($100) is required for this pre-event. Tickets for this dessert event ($40) and the pre-event reception ($100) are available online here.
Events In Brief

4/5 - Art is Life itself, "Ancient Ancestral Science and Spirituality of West Africa", 7-10pm

4/12 - Art is Life itself, "The Mammy Dialogs: Is Mammy Alive & Well?", 7-10pm

4/18 - #RoxTweet: The Arts Economy, 5:30-7:30pm

4/19 - Art is Life itself, "Dorchester in the House!", 7-10pm

4/26 - Art is Life itself, "Incarceration: What's Next?!", 7-10pm

4/27 - Ole Skool Karaoke with Kenny Grubbs, 6-9pm

4/28 - Every Girl: A Masterpiece, Big Sisters Artist's Reception, 4-6pm

4/29 - A Sweeter Life Dessert Fundraiser, 3-5pm with Special Champagne Reception at 2pm

Save the Dates

6/2 - Haley House Silent Auction at our Soup Kitchen (23 Dartmouth St)

6/5 - Gordon Hamersley Fundraiser at HHBC

6/16 - Dinner & A Movie at HHBC during Roxbury Film Festival
Haley House Bakery Cafe: (617) 445-0900
Haley House Administrative Office: (617) 236-8132

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