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Earth Day Tree Planting | April 22

Earth Day Tree Planting on the Neponset River Greenway

Monday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Neponset Greenway at Milton MBTA Trolley Station, Adams Street, Dorchester

Help Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) celebrate Earth Day by planting a grove of trees on Neponset Greenway in Dorchester. This event will begin with a tree planting demonstration led by BNAN staff, after which volunteers will break into small groups to plant the remaining trees. Gloves, tools, snacks and water provided. Bring friends and family!

Register for these opportunities by calling BNAN at 617 542 7696 or by email to Events will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for weather and moderate labor.


MA Park Serve Day, Neponset River Greenway | April 20

MA Park Serve Day, Neponset River Greenway

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Neponset Park, Hilltop Street @ Granite Ave, Dorchester

Service projects to improve MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Parks across the Commonwealth will be happening on Park Serve Day. Join Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) to plant seven new trees at beautiful Neponset Park in Dorchester on the Neponset River. Volunteers will also care for 25 trees planted in the fall of 2012, applying additional mulch, checking stakes and ties, fertilizing and installing gator bags. Gloves, tools, snacks and water provided. Bring friends and family! >> Read More

Franklin Park Coalition Annual Meeting | April 11

Celebrate a great year for FPC at their annual meeting featuring Award Winning Boston Globe Journalist, Derrick Z. Jackson. Come early and mingle with fellow members and park lovers. Hear about upcoming events and projects. Light refreshments will be available.  Learn more about Derrick Z. Jackson on his staff webpage. Mr. Jackson previously wrote a feature on the trees in Franklin Park titled  ”The Return of the Trees”. He also writes articles that focus on youth, graduation rates for college athletes, the outdoors, and the environment.

Thursday, April 11th, 6-8pm in the Golf Clubhouse 

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My Kreyol Bazaar | March 23

Join the Dorchester Arts Collaborative on March 23rd from 4pm-8pm, for their new monthly I AM KREYOL Bazaar, featuring some amazing female artists in Celebration of Women's History Month. They will be featuring art by Destiny Palmer, fashion pieces by Kreyol, Jewelry, crocheted art, home decor, music and film and it will all be for sale. So, please come out and support your local artists, enjoy the great vibes and make some lifelong connections.  I AM KRÉYOL is a company that encompasses all things fashion; with a ladies ready-to-wear clothing line (KRÉYOL by Joelle Jean-Fontaine), we also provide styling services for magazines, music artists, & of course...YOU!

Saturday March 23rd  4 - 8 p.m.

The Erick Jean Center for the Arts

157A Washington Street 

New Leaders Institute: Info Session | March 26


HBGC's New Leaders Institute (NLI) is a leadership development program for LGBTQ individuals of color under 25.  The program is designed to equip the next generation of LGBTQ activists of color with the skills and resources to succeed.  Over 6 months, participants undergo a series of skill building, leadership, and community organizing trainings that culminate in community-wide projects and campaigns.

To apply, fill out an application on the HBGC website!new-leaders-insitute/c1kl8

or set up a meeting to fill it out over the phone or in person.

There will be an info session to talk about the New Leaders Institute Program.

Date:  March 26 2013 >> Read More

First Thursday Savin Gallery | March 7

Thursday, March 7, 7-8:30pm

Reception featuring artists Shay Culligan, Wing Ngan and Frank Susi.
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A Collection of Neighborhood Stories | March 25

Dorchester native Dr. Tom Melvin will read from and discuss his novel, Danny’s Tavern: a Collection of Neighborhood Stories, 1935 - 1975. You will probably recognize many of the names and places, even if they’ve been changed to protect the “innocent”.

Monday March 25, 2013 6:30pm

Adams Street Branch Library

690 Adams St. Dorchester 617-436-6900

Mother's Day Walk for Peace Open House | March 4th

On Monday, March 4 at 6:00pm-8:00pm there will be an informational open house for the Mother's Day Walk for Peace

1452 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA
It will be an informational event for participants, volunteers, and anyone who would like to learn how to organize a walking team. There will be publicity materials available.

More info click HERE.

Youth Violence and Its Impact on the Community | March 5


Wheelock College warmly welcomes the public to the second of the Winter Policy Talks series, "Youth Violence and Its Impact on the Community." Youth violence is a public health crisis in the United States. Based on the most recent statistics, approximately 20 percent of high school students report being bullied at school, and over 30 percent report being in a physical fight. Homicide is the second leading cause of death of young people, with an average of 16 youth murdered every day.

Please join for a  powerful presentation by Ann Tobey, Associate Professor, Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy at Wheelock College; Clementina Chery, Founder and Executive Director at The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; Ed Powell, Executive Director at StreetSafe Boston; and Ulric Johnson, Founder of Teens Against Gang Violence TAGv, who will discuss youth violence, its impact on our community and violence prevention and intervention. >> Read More

Centennial Banquet | March 8

Friday, March 8, 8 pm - 2 am

Centennial Banquet

Great Hall | Codman Square 

6 Norfolk Street Dorchester, MA

This Dinner is in Honor of HARRIET TUBMAN

Donation $20

The delicious feast will be provided by Mothers of the Universe, a vegan catering company that has been feeding families worldwide for over 30 years AND Whole Kitchen (In da Hood) serving the Boston community with healthy Food!

Note: Part of proceeds will be donated to Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn, NY

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