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Tickets:

What is included in the Early Bird Special package?

  • In the Early Bird Special, tickets to the Sneaker Affair and every day of the festival are included. The only event of the signature series you do not gain access to is the Juneteenth Embrace Honor Awards.

What is included in my Embrace Ideas Festival multi-day ticket?

  • Multi-day tickets allow you access to all three days of the Embrace Ideas Conference, access to the Annual Juneteenth Concert, and the annual Juneteenth Block Party. The events you do not gain access to are the Sneaker Affair and the Juneteenth Embrace Honors.

What do I do if I didn’t receive my ticket?

  • Tickets will be sent to your email upon payment. If you did not receive your ticket, please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org.

I can’t pay by card, is there another way to buy a ticket?

  • Unfortunately, tickets must be bought through online registrations

Can I get a refund if I no longer plan on attending events of the signature series?

  • Unfortunately, we cannot give refunds after payment has been completed. If you are no longer able to attend, we will donate your ticket to the community.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else if I am unable to attend?

  • If you have purchased a ticket to the Sneaker Affair and are no longer able to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another person before close of registration on January 5th. After that date, tickets are non-transferable.

Are there any discounted or free tickets available, if I cannot afford the ticket fee?

  • Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have a limited number of tickets available. Please click here to indicate your interest.

Are there volunteer opportunities for the event series?

  • We will be using volunteers for all of our events! Please click here to register your interest.


MLK Embrace Honors: Friends & Family Sneaker Affair:

What is the venue for the MLK Embrace Honors: Friends & Family Sneaker Affair?

How do I get to Big Night Live by public transportation?

  • The most commonly used subway lines for reaching Big Night Live are the Orange Line and Green Line. If you're on the Orange Line, you'll want to get off at North Station. If you're on the Green Line, you can take either the Green Line B, C, or D branch to get to Kenmore Station. From there, transfer to the Green Line B branch towards Boston College and get off at North Station.
  • Once you arrive at North Station, exit the station and head towards Causeway Street. Big Night Live is located at 110 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114, which is within walking distance from North Station.

Where do I park?

  • There are several options for parking near the venue:
  • West End Parking Garage: 25 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114
  • Government Center Garage: 50 New Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02114
  • North Station Garage: 140 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114

Is there a dress code for these events?

  • Sneaker Affair attendees should dress in formal attire, accompanied with their best kicks!

When do doors open?

  • The Sneaker Affair starts at 6:30 PM on Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Will there be a coat check?

  • Yes we will have coat check available.

What are the security measures at the event?

  • All items brought onto the property are subject to inspection. All bags larger than 10 in x 9 in, backpacks, professional cameras, video equipment, and luggage are strictly prohibited.

Is there a seated dinner?

  • There will not be a seated dinner, but food will be served throughout the event space.

What is the policy on photography and video recording during the event?

  • Cell phone cameras are allowed in the venue however professional cameras, flash photography, video and removable lens cameras are prohibited. Only pre-approved media and photographers hired from the artist management or the venue are allowed with a press pass.

If you are a member of the media please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org and use the subject line “Press Pass” to inquire.

Is the event accessible?

  • Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible and all guests requesting ADA accommodations should contact us at communications@embraceboston.org.

What are the COVID-19 safety measures?

  • Your health and safety are our top priority. Our venues comply with all health and safety protocols established by Massachusetts and we advise that you visit CDC guidelines.

Who should I speak to about sponsorship opportunities?

  • Please email anamaria@embraceboston.org for sponsorship details.

Embrace Ideas Festival

I bought the wrong ticket, can I change it?

  • Please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org to ensure you gain access to your desired events.

Is there a rain date for the outdoor events?

  • In case of inclement weather, the Juneteenth concert will be livestreamed on NBC.
  • The annual Block Party is rain or shine as tents will be provided for attendees. In case of lightning or other weather hazards, celebrations will be canceled in the interest of public safety.
  • Juneteenth Embrace Honors, and the Embrace Ideas Conference days are rain or shine!

Can children attend the event series and will childcare be available?

  • Children of all ages are welcomed to the events of the Embrace Ideas Festival but they must be registered. We do not provide childcare services and they must be under parental supervision at all times.

Have an additional question? Email us at communications@embraceboston.org for help.

Tickets:

What is included in the Early Bird Special package?

In the Early Bird Special, tickets to the Sneaker Affair and every day of the festival are included. The only event of the signature series you do not gain access to is the Juneteenth Embrace Honor Awards.


What is included in my Embrace Ideas Festival multi-day ticket?

Multi-day tickets allow you access to all three days of the Embrace Ideas Conference, access to the Annual Juneteenth Concert, and the annual Juneteenth Block Party. The events you do not gain access to are the Sneaker Affair and the Juneteenth Embrace Honors.


What do I do if I didn’t receive my ticket?



Tickets will be sent to your email upon payment. If you did not receive your ticket, please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org.


I can’t pay by card, is there another way to buy a ticket?



Unfortunately, tickets must be bought through online registrations


Can I get a refund if I no longer plan on attending events of the signature series?



Unfortunately, we cannot give refunds after payment has been completed. If you are no longer able to attend, we will donate your ticket to the community.


Can I transfer my ticket to someone else if I am unable to attend?


If you have purchased a ticket to the Sneaker Affair and are no longer able to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another person before close of registration on January 5th. After that date, tickets are non-transferable.


Are there any discounted or free tickets available, if I cannot afford the ticket fee?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have a limited number of tickets available. Please click here to indicate your interest.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1brGvLT96zX5PRkO9g00P1a-NqTJ9d0UH6geHtyC6Lzc/edit


Are there volunteer opportunities for the event series?


We will be using volunteers for all of our events! Please click here to register your interest.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dczvab8Ohdi9vJmZYyluiq4BCwtK8tRIxp30BUV5czg/edit



MLKEmbrace Honors: Friends & Family Sneaker Affair:


What is the venue for the MLK Embrace Honors: Friends & Family Sneaker Affair?



The Sneaker Affair will take place at Big Night Live located at 110 Causeway St, Boston MA 02114


How do I get to Big Night Live by public transportation?



The most commonly used subway lines for reaching Big Night Live are the Orange Line and Green Line. If you're on the Orange Line, you'll want to get off at North Station. If you're on the Green Line, you can take either the Green Line B, C, or D branch to get to Kenmore Station. From there, transfer to the Green Line B branch towards Boston College and get off at North Station.




Once you arrive at North Station, exit the station and head towards Causeway Street. Big Night Live is located at 110 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114, which is within walking distance from North Station.


Where do I park?



There are several options for parking near the venue:




West End Parking Garage: 25 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114




Government Center Garage: 50 New Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02114




North Station Garage: 140 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114


Is there a dress code for these events?



Sneaker Affair attendees should dress in formal attire, accompanied with their best kicks!


When do doors open?



The Sneaker Affair starts at 6:30 PM on Sunday, January 14th, 2024


Will there be a coat check?



Yes we will have coat check available.


What are the security measures at the event?



All items brought onto the property are subject to inspection. All bags larger than 10 in x 9 in, backpacks, professional cameras, video equipment, and luggage are strictly prohibited.


Is there a seated dinner?



There will not be a seated dinner, but food will be served throughout the event space.


What is the policy on photography and video recording during the event?



Cell phone cameras are allowed in the venue however professional cameras, flash photography, video and removable lens cameras are prohibited. Only pre-approved media and photographers hired from the artist management or the venue are allowed with a press pass.


If you are a member of the media please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org and use the subject line “Press Pass” to inquire.

Is the event accessible?



Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible and all guests requesting ADA accommodations should contact us at communications@embraceboston.org.


What are the COVID-19 safety measures?



Your health and safety are our top priority. Our venues comply with all health and safety protocols established by Massachusetts and we advise that you visit CDC guidelines.


Who should I speak to about sponsorship opportunities?



Please email anamaria@embraceboston.org for sponsorship details.



Embrace Ideas Festival


I bought the wrong ticket, can I change it?



Please reach out to communications@embraceboston.org to ensure you gain access to your desired events.


Is there a rain date for the outdoor events?



In case of inclement weather, the Juneteenth concert will be livestreamed on NBC.




The annual Block Party is rain or shine as tents will be provided for attendees. In case of lightning or other weather hazards, celebrations will be canceled in the interest of public safety.




Juneteenth Embrace Honors, and the Embrace Ideas Conference days are rain or shine!


Can children attend the event series and will childcare be available?



Children of all ages are welcomed but they must be registered. We do not provide childcare services and they must be under parental supervision at all times.


Have an additional question? Email us at communications@embraceboston.org for help.