Here are some events happening all over the city during the 2010 World Cup

June 12 – World Cup Boston 2010 House Of Blues Viewing Party (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. House of Blues

The entire New England Revolution team will celebrate the kick-off tournament action of USA v. England with meet & greets, raffles & more.

June 11-12 — One Africa, Many Countries: Celebrate African Diversity Weekend (June 11, 6-8 p.m., June 12, 10a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum)

Join The Children’s Museum as we explore some of the many countries and cultures of the African continent in celebration of the kickoff weekend of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Taste samples of food from several different countries, dance to the rhythms of Senegal and Cape Verde, and show us your moves with a homemade soccer ball as we celebrate the diversity of African cultures right here in Boston. One Africa, Many Countries is sponsored by World Cup Boston 2010 and Boston University’s African Studies Center.

June 11-July 11 – Local Viewing Parties

Throughout the month, Boston establishments will toast the tournament with World Cup Boston 2010, including events at Game On!, Kings and the Lansdowne Pub, amongst others.

June 26-27 — World Cup Boston 2010 Mini World Cup Youth Soccer Tournament (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Moakley Field, South Boston

Two-day soccer celebration featuring clinics, entertainment & tournament play for area youth, with appearances by Boston soccer professionals

July 9 — World Cup Boston 2010 Service Learning Day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Harambee Field & Grove Hall)

Help complete revitalization work in two vital city spaces

July 11 — World Cup Boston 2010 Citywide Jumbotron Celebration (Noon to 6 p.m. City Hall Plaza)

Watch the excitement of the World Cup finals & cheer on your team in the heart of Boston. For the culmination of the World Cup Tournament, more than 100,000 soccer fans are expected to join the celebration, featuring vendors and player appearances from the New England Revolution and Boston Breakers, as well as entertainment and enriching activities, fulfilling the initiative’s goal of uniting Boston’s diverse communities through soccer with a massive citywide celebration.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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