Gabrielle Joffe's blog

Dorchester House’s 2013 Community Health Forum | June 26

Health of Dorchester: A Family Discussion on sexual health and chronic diesease

Panel Dicussion and Q&A with light dinner. Vietnamese and Spanish interpretation provided.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Dorchester Multi-Service Center

1353 Dochester Ave, Dorchester

Come Early! Gat a free airway health screening provided by staff from the Community Outreach and Engagement core of the HSPH-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, plus free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings by Walgreens. Starts at 5pm!

Contact: Mary Truong at or 617-740-2419

Early College Planning Workshop | June 20

TechBoston is proud to partner with Harvard University, uAspire (formerly ACCESS) and MEFA to present Early College Planning Workshop: Making college affordable for my 6th - 10th grader

Come to this FREE workshop to learn more about college affordability and earn a $20 Target gift card!*

Who: Parents of 6th-10th grade students

When: Thursday, June 20th at 5:30pm

What: Free 30-minute College Affordability Workshop & Q/A (Light dinner will be provided) Where: TechBoston, 9 Peacevale Road, Dorchester

Why: Learn more about affording college and help Harvard University learn what works for real families! >> Read More

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market Healthy Summer Kick-off Event | June 20

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market Opens for its 6th Season 

Healthy Summer Kick-off Event, Thursday, June 20th, 2013, 2:30-6:30pm in the parking lot of the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester   

Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting to be held at 3:30pm welcoming shoppers to the market    

Market continues every THURSDAY through the end of October (closed July 4th)           >> Read More

DotOUT Carnival Tea Dance | June 23

DotOUT presents the 6th annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance.

4-8pm Sunday June 23rd at dbar (1236 Dorchester Ave).

$10 entry goes toward Dorchester charity.

More info:

Erick Jean Center for the Arts Opening Party | June 22

Erick Jean Center for the Arts Opening Party  | June 22nd, 10:00am--2:00pm 

Please join DAC on June 22nd beginning at 10:00am for the grand opening of the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. 


- Yarn storming event / craft activities for kids. 

- Steel Band will provide entertainment on plaza. 

- Greater Four Corners Action Coalition will be displaying a photo exhibit at the EJCA showing changes the community has undergone in the last few years. 

- NAN (Neighborhood Association Network ), Greater Four Corners Action Coalition and The Fairmount Line  will be hosting a diversity celebration. 

- MBTA will have a symbolic ribbon cutting happen on this day for the new Fairmount commuter rail line . 

- Bill Walczak & other representatives will be in attendance showing their support  >> Read More

Celebrating Creative Community | June 13

You are Invited to Attend... 

UCMS Fundraiser  | Thursday, June 13th 6:30 - 8:30pm | Strand Theater (543 Columbia Road)

Mayor Thomas M. Menino & Upham's Corner Main Street present UCMS' 6th annual fundraiser: the Upham's Corner Adventure - Celebrating Creative Community, which returns to the Strand Theater for a second year in a row.     >> Read More

Fields Corner Main Street 2013 Annual Meeting | June 18

Fields Corner Main Street 2013 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 6-8 p.m., Saigon Seafood Restaurant, 270 Adams Street, Dorchester. Join to hear about upcoming plans. Featuring guest speaker Carney Hospital President Andy Davis. Free and open to all! RSVP/More info: 617-474-1432.

Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party | June 20

Please join Dot Art at their annual Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party!!!

Thursday June 20th at the First Parish Curch on Meetinghouse Hill in Dorchester (10 Parish Street).


Includes a silent auction featuring works by dozens of artists from Dorchester and beyond.

$50 per person ($25 for Dot Art Parents, $35 for young professionals). Tickets include one complimentary cocktail and selections of local fare.

Buy your tickets online at:

Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but this event is sure to sell out in advance.

Brunch OUT in Dorchester | June 23

Join The Theater Offensive and Dot2Dot Cafe for a special Pride month brunch event to benefit The Theater Offensive’s OUT In Your Neighborhood programs!

Featuring a performance from The Theater Offensive’s original musical production 99% Stone*!

Dot2Dot Cafe is hosting a brunch event to benefit The Theater Offensive OUT In Your Neighborhood on Sunday, June 23 at 2:00pm! The event will feature a teaser performance of the original musical production 99% Stone, with other local artists TBD. Neighbors and guests are invited to enjoy Dot2Dot Cafe’s delicious brunch menu, which includes vegan and vegetarian options. Check out the full menu at >> Read More

Circle of Care & Support | June 11, July 9, August 13

Circle of Care & Support 

2nd Tuesday of every month
June 11
The Community Circle of Care & Support is a time and place where people who are affected by the violence in our community can come together and speak honestly about what's going on for them.   It is a simple, yet deeply meaningful process of storytelling.  Each person has a story that has meaning for him/her and every story has a lesson to offer our community.   >> Read More

Syndicate content