Romeo and Juliet at the Strand Theatre | May 21-30

romeo and juliet

"Shakespeare OFF the Common" is an innovative 3-part arts program created in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events to foster community interaction!

This year's Shakespeare OFF the Common programming includes:

1. A series of workshops created for classes in BPS that introduce Romeo&Juliet to students from an actors point of view, starting in March

2. A production of Romeo&Juliet by CSC2 at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester

3. Three art fesitvals, called "Fair Verona" hosted by three Boston Boys and Girls Clubs


Come to the screening of Romeo&Juliet at the Strand Theatre! There will be FREE student matinees starting at 10AM from Thursday May 21st to Friday May 29th!

To register a class to attend one of these performances, or to book a workshop with CSC teaching artists and CSC2 actors, contact Marissa Friedman, Community Outreach Coordinator, at



Student Screening - Thursday, May 21st - Friday, May 29th

10:00AM (Special start time of 11:00AM for May 26th show only)

Community performances- Friday, May 29th at 7:00PM

Saturday, May 30th at 2:00PM.

Where: Strand Theatre

543 Columbia Road, Dorchester

Tickets: FREE for student screening, $5 for community performances

For more info: visit


Haitian Heritage Discussion at IIIC | May 28

IIIC Haitian Heritage Month flyer

In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month, the IIIC will host an informal convresation on the Haitian Reunification Parole Program, the Guantanamo crisis between 1991 and 1994, and the status of Haitian American diplomacy today. There will be a short film and a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served. *Please RSVP in advance


When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: Irish International Immigrant Center

100 Franklin Street Lower Level, Boston

(Enter at Devonshire Street)

Cost: FREE

To RSVP: contact Johanne Meleance at (617)542-7654 ext. 13 or email


Free FICO Seminar | May 28

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What is a FICO score?
FICO is a 3 digit number designated by the 3 credit Bureaus that allow lenders to qualify or disqualify you for a financial purchase..i.e. a car, mortgage or credit card at the most favorable rate. 

Learn more at this FREE FICO seminar!


When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: The KROC Center of Boston

650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

To register: 

Community Engagement and Membership Committee: Domestic Violence | May 28

domestic violence flyer

All are invited to Boston Alliance for Community Health's next Community Engagement and Membership Committee meeting! The meeting, facilitated by Casa Myrna, will review how we define and talk about domestic violence, the types of abuse, cycles and patterns of abuse, barriers to partners leaving, myths about domestic violence, and resources for people who are currently in an abusive relationship or have been in the past. Dinner will be provided!


When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: Dudley Library

65 Warren Street, Roxbury

Cost: FREE

To RSVP/ for more info: contact Emily Conwell at or call (617)279-2240 ext. 504


Gardening at Uphams Corner Library | May 28

gardening at the library

Come help the Uphams Corner Library plant, water, and weed the library’s (small) new container garden! For ages 5 and up!


When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more info: call the Uphams Corner Branch at (617)265.0139

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