Halloween Around The Dot

Halloween Events Around the Dot

Hayrides through the cemetery, costume contests and even a candlelit pumpkin float on the Neponset River. Dorchester does not play when it comes to Halloween.

The Harvest Festival hosted by Cedar Grove Gardens has become a favorite for families. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25, and includes a scarecrow contest and candy-stuffed piñatas that kids love. The festival also features free hayrides through Cedar Grove Cemetery, which will be glowing with fall colors later this month. Bring the kids in their costumes. The popular garden store is located at 911 Adams St. >> Read More

Dorchester Open Studios 2014 | Oct. 24-26

Open Studios 2014

Dorchester Open Studios is back! This free arts festival feautures artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including music, dance, photography, painting, ceramics, glass working, jewelry making, sculpture, videography and more.

The three-day event kicks off with an evening reception and performance on Friday, October 24 at the Black Box Theatre at Codman Academy. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a show at 7:15 featuring local performing artists. The event is free.

On October 25 and 26, art venues will be open from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a free shuttle service providing transportation to all of the sites running about once every twenty minutes. A full schedule of events and a map indicating shuttle pick-up spots, venue locations and sponsor locations is printed in the Dorchester Reporter (10/17/14)


Upham's Corner Placemaking Events | Oct 23-25

Upham's Corner Placemaking Events | Oct 23-25
PlaceMaking At Upham's Corner
Imagine new ideas to make the streets feel more alive.  Please join us for an interactive installation about the commuter rail station and the neighborhood.  Activities will be located near the Upham's Corner train station. (Near the Upham's Corner train station)
Thursday, October 23rd 3-7pm 
Friday, October 24th 3-7pm 
Saturday, October 25th 12-4pm

The Mather 375 Birthday Benefit | Oct. 24

The Mather 375 Birthday Benefit | Oct. 24

After a week of events, it's time to relax and celebrate!  Adults 21+ are invited to our Birthday Benefit at Phillips House.  Tickets for this fabulous night out include pizza, heavy appetizers, dessert, and entertainment by a live band.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., In the House will get you dancing with R&B, Motown, reggae, and dance rock of the sixties through today!


Franklin Park-Halloween Hike | Oct. 25

Halloween Night Hike-Franklin Park

Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No flashlights allowed! Walk through spooky woods, by old stone ruins, and over hill & dale in the moonlight. Costumes and strollers discouraged. Wear sneakers or hiking shoes. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot midway along the main park road. (google Glen Lane & Circuit Drive, Dorchester 02120) Look for the Jack O’Lantern.

UP Market | Oct. 25

UP Market | Oct. 25
Upham's Corner ArtPlace presents the October 2015 UP Market event in Upham's Corner on Saturday, October 25th from 12-4pm near Citizen's Bank (572 to 588 Columbia Road).
Please join us in supporting our local artists, crafters, and creative small businesses in conjunction with Dorchester Open Studios. 


For more information please call 617-265-0363 or email info@uphamscorner.org.

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade
An event for children 5 and under (siblings welcome)

Oct. 26
Meet at Savin Hill Beach at 10:45am

Parade Route:
Savin Hiill's McConnell Park Playground, up Denny St. to Savin Hill Ave. Parade ends at Savin Hill Park.

Ice cream, games, and fall fun to follow!

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older | Oct. 28

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older

The Living Healthy Speaker Series is a year-long sequence of talks on healthy living and disease prevention. Experts in their fields will provide cutting edge information to inspire listeners to embark on a personal journey of healthy living.

"How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older"
Learn about preventing heart disease as you get older through healthy eating and controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.

Jared Magnani MD

BMC Preventative Cardiology 
Oct. 28, 2014
Dorchester House Multi Service Center
1353 Dorchester Ave. | Dorchester MA


Boston Police B-3 Annual Halloween Haunted House | Oct. 29

Annual Halloween Haunted House | Oct. 29

Boston Police B-3 Annual Haunted House
For kids 12 and under
Food, activities, music, entertainment, and of course HALLOWEEN CANDY!

Wed. Oct 29
1165 Blue Hill Ave. (In the rear of B-3)

This is event is sponsored by the Boston Police, City of Boston, and area B-3 Community Service Office.

Neponset River Greenway 13th Annual Pumpkin Float | Oct. 30

Neponset River Greenway
13th Annual Pumpkin Float
Thursday, October 30
5:30PM registration
6:00PM float

Bring your hollow carved jack-o-lanterns and watch them float in Davenport Creek. Halloween costumes encouraged! Pumpkins can be no larger than 8 inches, or they won’t float. At the end of the event, pumpkins are collected for compost and used in Boston's gardens. No registration necessary. Event check-in at Hallet Street entrance to park. Co-sponsored by MA DCR.

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