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The crowd erupts as Celtics forward guard Jayson Tatum rounds the block with the Larry OBrien Championship Trophy. Visibly a crowd favorite, thousands wore jerseys and shirts with Tatum’s name and number.

Over 1 million fans flood Boston with Celtic Pride in celebration of Banner 18

Aiden Stein, photo correspondent June 29, 2024

The Celtics brought home gold, so Boston fans covered the city in green.  After three consecutive wins in the NBA Finals, the Celtics fell to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 before taking it home in Game 5, winning the league championship June 17 106-88. With its 18th championship...

A boating team paddles through the Charles River. Many teams chanted to keep up team spirit and energy.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian culture, traditions

Jessica Xing, photo editor June 17, 2024

Spectators and families gathered at the John W. Weeks Footbridge June 9 to watch competitors effortlessly propel bright, decorative dragon boats through the Charles River. The 45th annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival hosted 51 races over the course of the day from...

Children play badminton together in the middle of Broadway Street without the worry of traffic. Sanctioned pedestrian zones improved the Carnaval’s road safety, mobility options and economic opportunities.

Somerville carnaval creates thriving atmosphere for local businesses

Curtis DeSmith, photo staff June 10, 2024

The East Somerville neighborhood opened its streets to pedestrians June 2 for the 14th annual SomerStreets Carnaval. Kicked off by a parade, viewers watched local culture come to life with performances by dance and music groups such as Barranquilla Flavor and SambaViva, showcasing...

Families at the Arboretum dance to Afrobeat music. The Arboretum hosted an Afro-fusion dance lesson taught by BalletRox.

Families celebrate Lilac Sunday at Harvard Arboretum

Jacob Salamanca, photo correspondent June 10, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University hosted Lilac Sunday May 12 to celebrate the annual blooming of its lilacs. The celebration started in 1908, when The Boston Globe highlighted the Arboretum’s seasonal blooming flowers and coined the term “Lilac Sunday,” inspiring...

The Beacon Street Quartet performs during a Candlelight Concert at First Church in Cambridge April 5. The quartet performed modern music such as pop songs by Adele and Taylor Swift.

Beacon Street Quartet puts a modern twist on classical music

Heidi Ho, news staff June 9, 2024

Adele. Taylor Swift. Coldplay. What do all these artists have in common? Their songs are on the Beacon Street Quartet’s setlist for the viral Candelight Concerts currently taking place at various Boston churches, temples and theaters. Unlike most concerts that involve classical...

‘A space for absolutely everybody to be joyful and expressive’: Boston Pride parade covers the streets in rainbow

Alexis Algazy, city editor June 9, 2024

The LGBTQ community, allies and Bostonians alike decorated in the colors of the rainbow lined the city’s streets June 8 for the Boston Pride for the People parade. Pride parades take place around the U.S. throughout June to celebrate the LGBTQ community and honor the 1969 Stonewall...

Spectators clap as a pride flag is raised outside City Hall. The city of Boston held a pride flag raising ceremony June 3 to kick off the 2024 Pride Month.

Bostonians gather outside City Hall for pride flag raising ceremony

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff June 7, 2024

Elected officials, community leaders and Bostonians dressed in all colors of the rainbow gathered outside City Hall Monday to attend the pride flag raising ceremony, kicking off the city’s celebration of 2024 Pride Month.  This year marks 20 years since Massachusetts became...

Students from the Baker School perform a traditional Korean fan dance known as Buchaechum. The dancers wore brightly colored hanboks.

Brookline residents celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with crafts, student performances

Emily Boyle, photo correspondent May 30, 2024

Community members gathered May 18 for ​Brookline's Second Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Day Celebration. The event, organized collaboratively by the Brookline Asian American Family Network, the Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community...

Dominique Dixon poses for a photo with her handmade polymer clay earrings. Dixon founded Mahogani Shop in 2017 using her design background and inspiration from African culture. “I started [Mahogani] in a place where I was trying to rediscover myself as an artist, as a Black woman, Dixon said. So a lot of my influence comes from my culture, architecture, art.”

‘Rhythm and Blooms’: Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market highlights local Black businesses

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff May 29, 2024

As shoppers perused pop-ups at the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, passersby could see Tony Johnson and Greg Bailey laughing and effortlessly engaging customers in conversation. Friends since childhood when they grew up going to church together, they achieved a new milestone...

Professional kitefliers lift giant squid kites into the sky. Bostonians gathered to marvel over the kiting display.

Revere Beach celebrates start of beach season with annual Kite Festival

Curtis DeSmith, photo staff May 29, 2024

The Revere Beach community welcomed spectators May 19 as hundreds of decorative kites took to the air to celebrate the return of the beach season with the 8th annual Kite Festival. Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, the public event brought Boston families together to build,...

Bikers walk and bike toward the check-in table at the Bike to Work Day Festival. Over 50 groups of about 40 bikers each biked from different municipalities in and around Boston to the festival.

Boston’s National Bike to Work Day gets people pedaling

Mikayla Tsai, news correspondent May 26, 2024

Whether it’s because of the free bananas, fresh scenery or camaraderie between old friends, Boston's National Bike to Work Day Festival brought people of all ages together at City Hall Plaza May 17.  Enthusiasm was in the air as an estimated 900 cyclists in small groups...

Members of the Disco Infernals and the Nutcrackers link shoulders for a joint-team photo after their game. The final score ended at 182-146, but from their faces, there was no way to guess who won from who didn’t.

Padawans of all pronouns welcomed at Star Wars roller derby event

Aiden Stein, news staff May 18, 2024

Not so long ago, in a roller rink not so far away, Star Wars fans and members of the Boston Roller Derby joined forces for spirited competition. On May 4th, a day when Star Wars fans around the world proclaim “May the fourth be with you,” the Everett Allied Veterans Memorial...