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For those who want to celebrate the inauguration of our new president on Tuesday but can’t make it down to Washington, there are many ways to participate in the celebration right here in Boston during the day and well into the evening.

If you have children in the Boston Public School system, your child’s school may be hosting events during the day and evening. For more on these events see my article Boston Area School Children to Mark the Inauguration of President Obama on examiner.com.

Other events taking place in the city on January 20, 2009 are:

The City-Wide Dialogues on Boston’s Ethnic and Racial Diversity invites you to an Inauguration Watch Party to witness Barack Obama as he is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States and celebrate this extraordinary moment in history.

Where: McGreevy’s, 911 Boylston Street, Back Bay, Boston. The entrance is wheelchair accessible; bathroom is not. There is validated parking at the Prudential Center, and easy access from the Green (Hynes) or Orange Lines (Back Bay). There will be a cash bar and full menu of salads, sandwiches, and entrees.  Suggested donation to the City-Wide Dialogues: $15 per adult (cash or check at the door) RSVP not needed but strongly encouraged to: citywidedialogues@gmail.com The Presidential swearing-in is at noon. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. 

Dance Obama-Pulse for Peace

Join the New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association in participating in a movement choir to celebrate the inauguration of President Elect Obama. Moving with others has been a way to mark special events throughout history and across cultures. This piece will have a general structure that will be taught and plenty of room for inspired movement! You do not have to be a dancer to participate, the only requirement is that you enjoy moving with others and want to celebrate this historic moment in U.S. history. Come to join in or simply to watch. This event takes place at Boston City Hall Plaza at 2PM

Young Democrats Inaugural Ball

6:30-7:30pm – VIP Reception with Complimentary Christiana Vodka Cocktails. 7:30pm – Inaugural Address Viewing. 8pm-12am – Dancing & Entertainment. DJ Mandiezal will be providing the entertainment for the evening. There will be a raffle for a pair of Celtics vs. Lakers tickets, and other prizes. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Vlora Restaurant

CCelebrate this historic event with complimentary bar bites and a cash bar in Back Bay’s only authentic Mediterranean restaurant. Recapture the day’s events on their flat screen TV while enjoying global beers and wines, and mezes personally created by Chef/Owner Aldo Velaj. Celebrations begin at 5pm. The restaurant is handicap accessible. For more information go to their MoveOn registration page.

For more Celebrations in the Greater Boston Area, see:

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