In Boston, the cooling air and the end of summer not only signal the arrival of fall, but also a growth in the city’s population. For college freshman, it’s a new beginning. For residents, it is a return from their summer vacations. The end of summer also signals that the annual Gateway Mixer is just around the corner!

On September 10, Ruggles Plaza will be pedestrianized and transformed into a celebration for the senses. Enjoy house music by the Legendary DJ Bruno and an AfroFuture fashion performance by The House of Nahdra and The Royal Tribe. Delicious food will be served, compliments of Suya Joint (pan-African), Bon Me (Vietnamese), and The Exhibition Truck (a mobile chocolate museum). Walk through the cocktail-style setting and talk to the Boston Public Library and Bibliocycle, who will be distributing library cards. Share your stories with Everyday Boston, meet staff representing the US Census, and many more. 

The Gateway Mixer was created by City and Community Affairs and to provide an opportunity for students and community members to mingle, make connections, and learn about each other. It looks to foster great connections between local residents and Northeastern students, faculty, and staff. Since its launch, more than 300 communities residents, faculty, and staff have welcome in fall together in Ruggles plaza, and made personal and professional connections along the way. 

People of all ages are welcome. The event runs from 4pm – 7pm, and there is no charge to attend.






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