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Boston Caribbean Carnival | Aug. 27

The parade begins from Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury, off Warren Street. The bands and their masqueraders adorn the street with spetacualr colrs and sounds that signal the arrival ofcarnival. The parade proceeds along Warren Street thorugh Grove Hall then onto Dorchester's Franklin Park with followers in tow. Spectators lined te streets to witness the enourmous spectacles as it unfolds. So many children and adluts dance the street all day long. You will observe happiness and excitement. Nearly one million people compromised of diversity engage in the day's festivities, singing and dancing and having a great time!

When: August 27 at 1pm

Where: Begins on Martin Luther King Blvd continued onto Blue Hill Ave. 



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Nature Story Hour | Aug. 24

Join the BOSTON NATURE CENTER and their hedgehog, Sugar, as we read The Hedgehog Leaves Home. We will get to see and pet a hedgehog, while learning about how they live. This program is ideal for 3-8 year olds, but older and younger siblings are also welcome to attend.

When: August 24 at 10:30am

Where: Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St.


For more information, please call the Lower Mills Branch BPL at 617-298-7841.

Vibe Coffeehouse presents "Feel the Vibe in the Square" | Aug. 20

Featuring musical selections by Jude Chery, Recording Artist; Nola Marie, Singer/Songwriter; Disciple (DJ), Recording Artist; and more.

Admission is free. A great evening out for grown folks to enjoy, have some fun, meet some great people, and catch the Vibe.

When: August 20 at 4pm

Where: Codman Square, Second Church, 600 Washington St.


Be counted! RSVP today. Special gifts for guests who RSVP.
Food and drinks available for purchase.
To RSVP, click here

Brew at the Franklin Park Zoo | Aug. 20

This event is 21+. Franklin Park Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. in preparation for the event.

Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, ocelots, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo's Tropical Forest Pavilion, as well as giraffes, zebras, kangaroos and many other animals. Don't miss a visit to Aussie Aviary, a seasonal free-flight aviary featuring brightly-colored budgies!

Tickets cost $60 in advance and $65 at the door. VIP tickets will be available for $100.

When: August 20 at 3:30pm

Where: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd.


For additional info, please call 617-541-LION or visit

Chill on Park Children's Story Hour | Aug. 18

Join Cindy from the Fields Corner branch of the Boston Pubic Library for our theme story hour, which will be, "Folktales from the Far Side of the World," and guests will enjoy a summer sample!

When: August 18 at 6pm

Where: Chill on Park, 142 Park St.


For more information please contact, Chill on Park at 617-297-5401

Red Cross Blood Donation | Aug. 17

Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App at or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at

In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 gift card claim code.

When: August 17 - August 31

Where: Saint Brendan's Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd.

"Take me Out to the Ball Game" | Aug. 16

Historic New England finishes up our Summer Program by helping kids root, root, root for the home team and create baseball pennants in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

When: August 16 at 2pm

Where: Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave.


For more information please contact Emily Todd at 617-436-2155 x1307

UMB's Urban Scholars "In Transit: Voices & Vision" | Aug. 13

Opening celebration for “In Transit: Voices & Vision”, a public art project created by UMB Urban Scholars high school students.

Light refreshments and music by Jazz Tea with Olive Marie.
For further info, please contact or visit

When: August 13 at 1:30pm

Where: Harbor Art Gallery, McCormack Hall, 100 Morrissey Blvd.

Peace Institute's Peace B-QUE | Aug. 13

There will be grilled burgers and dogs and ice cream sundaes. A DJ will be playing music. Local artists will perform. You will enjoy a whole range of activities including arts & crafts, face painting, photo booth, and a chance to try out Sand Tray/World Play. They will also have a resource table where you can find our what's happening at the Peace Institute this fall.

Make sure to check out the event page and invite friends and family HERE

Rain Date Sunday, August 14th Noon- 4pm. Recommended parking on Dorchester Ave. 

When: August 13 at 12pm

Where: Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, 15 Christopher St.



Reach the Beach Festival and Family Fun Day | Aug. 13

Presented by Savin Hill Shores, FREE fun for everyone!

  • DOT Art craft activities
  • Giant bubble demo
  • Zoo New England
  • Games by Knucklebones
  • Story telling
  • Rosaltia's puppets
  • Face painting
  • KeyTat Bear
  • BFD Fire Engine (2pm- 3pm)
  • Kiteboarding demos
  • RCN Ice cream truck (1pm -3pm)
  • DotBike ride to beach
  • Visit New Enlgand Coffee, Magic 106.7, Just Water, Purity Organic, Storks, The WIld Life, Jungle Book, and Movies and more...

Bring a blanket, pinic chairs, and your friends and family to enjoy the afternoon 'down at the beach!'

When: Saturday August 13th 12pm- 4pm

Where: Malibu Beach off Morrisey Blvd.






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