Free Meals For Kids & Teens

Come by and get a free meal or snack in Dorchester! The USDA food program for 2014 is giving free meals to teens and kids. No need to be enrolled in anything! Times and dates vary by site location. For further info visit click "summer meals" on the left side and find a site near you!

Codman Square Farmers' Market | Saturdays

The Codman Square Farmers' Market is starting on June 7 every Saturday until October 25 from 10am to 3pm! The market will set up at Codman Square Park (Corner of Washington Street & Talbot Ave). Don't miss out on fruit, veggies, bread, herbs, crafts, picnics, fresh fish, entertainment, food demos, walking groups and more! WIC, Senior Coupons, EBT, Debit Cards & Credit Cards are accepted! Save up to $10 when you use EBT! For more info, visit FACEBOOK or email

Youth Sports Nights At Franklin Park | July 10th through mid August

Join the Franklin Youth Coalition on Thursdays starting July 10th until mid August from 5-8pm for their Youth Sports Nights at the White Stadium basketball courts. There will be pick up basketball and kickball games as well as face painting for kids. A free barbecue will be provided so come out and enjoy!


BCYF Neighborhood Block Parties | July 10 to Aug 21

Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) is hosting a number of block parties around Boston in July and August. Bring your friends and family to a party on one of these fun Thursday nights from 5pm to 7pm. Activities will include an obstacle course, a DJ, ice cream, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, swimming, a cookout and MORE! For more info, please call  617-635-4920 x2213. See below for dates:


July 10: BCYF Holland Community Center, 85 Olney Street,

July 17: BCYF Clougherty Pool, Bunker Hill Street,

July 24: BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell Street,
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Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park | July 15 to Aug 5

On every Tuesday from July 15 to August 5, free concerts will take place at 11am between the White Stadium and the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo. Your kids won't want to sit still! So get up and dance to music including Hip-Hop, Step, Michael Jackson and more! Great for summer camps, families and child care programs also! Bring picnic lunches and spend the day playing in the park.

Individual Concerts:

(All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends.)


July 15 at 6pm: Opening Night! Athene Wilson, best female jazz vocalist at the New England Urban Music Awards. You’ll love her style, her music and her voice! Perfect for a summer evening out in the park. >> Read More

2014 UP Market Season | June 21 to Oct. 18

Uphams Corner ArtPlace presents the kickoff of the 2014 UP Market Season on June 21 from 11am to 4pm at Paraiso Restaurant (750 Dudley Street). The market season will provide an open air market featuring local artisans, crafters and creative businesses. The market will also include food, music, activities and entertainment.

Season Schedule

June 21 - Paraiso Restaurant

July 19 - Paraiso Restaurant

August 16 - Upham's Corner Street Festival

September 20 - Paraiso Restaurant

October 18 - Paraiso Restaurant >> Read More

Dorchester House Farmers Market | July through October

The Dorchester House Farmers’ Market runs  every Tuesday from July to October. The Market is located outdoors in the patient parking lot. WIC, Farmers Market Coupons and Food Stamps are accepted. 

Community Beautification Planning Meeting | July 23

Please join St Mark's Area Main Street (SMAMS) for a community meeting on Wednesday, July 23 from 6:30-8:00pm to brainstorm creative ways to beautify our neighborhood business district. We'll meet at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance building at 1803 Dorchester Ave. Light refreshments will be provided!

Scoops 'N Hoops: Food For Thought Cookout | July 26

Youth in Crisis presents Scoops 'N Hoops: The 9th Annual Food For Thought Cookout. This is a community event taking place from 10am to 4pm at Mildred Middle Community Center! This fun filled day includes free food, basketball, trophies and ice cream! For more info, please call 774-244-7015 or email

End of Time Performance | July 31

On July 31, Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will host a very special event. Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time will be performed by three time Grammy nominated clarinetist Todd Palmer, two time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills,  pianist Rieko Aizawa from the Horszowski Trio, and cellist Julia Bruskin from the Claremont Trio. The pre-concert lecture goes from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. The concert starts at 7:00pm and finishes around 9:00pm. This performance will take place at First Parish (535 Canton Ave in Milton). Tickets available HERE. For more info, please call 617-680-7542 or email

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