UCMS Urban Safari & BBQ Bash, Jun. 22

The fourth annual Urban Safari will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Zoo’s Barnyard! The annual Upham's Corner Main Street fundraiser Urban Safari is a celebration of the Upham’s Corner community and supporting its business district revitalization. This fun-filled event is more than just a night at the zoo; the evening’s adventure includes music, food and drink, games and prizes, and a silent auction! It began in 2007, as way to underwrite management and execution of the UCMS goals to support small businesses in order to create a more thriving Upham’s Corner community. Click here to buy tickets.

As one of Dorchester's main business districts, merchants, property owners, residents, and city officials seek through UCMS to create new permanent jobs with an optimal mix of retail businesses and changed shopping patterns that fit the priorities of Upham’s Corner’s twenty-first century residents. The Barnyard at Franklin Park Zoo immerses guests in a fascinating experience. Visitors will not want to miss the dozens of animals including prairie dogs, ducks, and a rare Amur Leopard. A petting area which contains sheep, goats, horses and other animals, makes the barnyard a truly unforgettable experience. Come party with the animals at this family-fun event!