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BCYF: FREE Girls Nights

The Boston Center for Youth and Families Girl’s Initiative is offering Girl’s Nights events this summer, with activities including roller skating, rock wall climbing, BBQs, an ice cream social, and a spoken word event! Dates as followed:

August 3: Chez Vouz, 11 Rhoades St. Ages 11-17, from 4pm-7pm (Roller Skating)

August 6: Gallivan Community Center, 61 Woodruff Way. Ages 8-17, from 7pm-8am (Skate Night, BBQ, and sleep over)

August 11: Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave. Ages 12-18, from 6pm-8pm (Lip Sync Battle and BBQ!)

August 17: Menino Community Center, 1483 Tremont St. Ages 8-17, from 5pm-8pm (Rock Wall, BBQ, and more!)

August 23: JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Ages 6-18, from 4pm-7pm (Ice Cream Social)

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BCYF Friday Summer Teen Nights

 Boston Centers for Youth and Families Gallivan Community Center is hosting a series of teen nights this summer! Each week features a different activity, including game nights, skate nights, and karaoke. ONLY 3 NIGHTS LEFT!

When:  August 12, 19, and 26 from 6pm to 8:45pm

Where: BCYF Gallivan Community Center, 61 Woodruff Way


For more information please contact: 617-635-5252

BCYF Block Parties

 Every Thursday join Boston Center for Youth and Families for live music, face painting, fun, activities, food, and swimming. Each week is hosted by a different community center but there are ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT

August 4: Hosted by the BCYF Blackstone Community Center at Ramsey Park, 50 West Brookline St.

August 18: Hosted by the BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell St.

August 25: Hosted by the BCYF Paris Street Pool,113 Paris St.

When: from 5pm-7pm


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Arts Performance for the Whole Family: Kids’ Summer Arts Intensive | Aug. 12

 Kids ages 7-13 have been working hard during a 6-week Summer Arts Intensive program at Roxbury Community College. The program focuses on theater/drama, dance, creative writing, and taiko drums. Join us for free fun for the whole family as we celebrate their hard work at their final performance.

When: Friday, Aug. 12 at 7pm

Where: Media Arts Building #1, Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Ave.


For more information: 617-541-5380 or

Lego Rock | Aug. 13

 Enter the Lego Rocks Design Competition at Uphams Corner Library to show off your design skills and gain the chance to win a prize. Participation is free but teams must pre-register at 617.265.0139 by August 6th.  Lego Rocks is sponsored by the Friends of the Uphams Corner Branch Library and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Saturday, August 13th, 10 a.m

Where: Uphams Corner Branch Library, 500 Columbia Rd.


For more information please contact the Uphams Corner Branch Library at 617.265.0139

Support Through Sports

A group for dads! Sports focused activites for male caregivers, dinner and food provided, and limited transportation available if needed!

When: August 11th-September 1st, Thurdays from 5:30pm 7:45pm

Where: Boston Suffolk County Family Resource Center, 780 American Legion Highway


To register contact 617-469-8501 or

Kids Can Cook

Mini Camp for 9-11 year olds. They will learn about carefully selected cooking tools and chop, mix and roll their way to a delicious entree. 

When: Tuesday August 9-Thursday August 11 from 10am-2pm

Where: 35 Westville St.


Limited Transportation Available!

To Register: please call (617) 469-8501 or 

The 7th Annual Shooting Touch Gala | Aug. 18

A 1 day free clinic that consists of a skills/drills, 1v1, 3v3, and scrimmage against Boston police department and other professional working women! They will have food, music and prizes! 

When: Thursday, August 18 from 9am-4pm

Where: Wainwright Park

Walk for Sickle Cell Disease | Sept. 17

Participants have a choice of either a one mile or three mile walk through the southwest neighborhood to bring awareness to sickle cell disease. The festival which is at 11:30pm will include free health screenings, free food, performances, and face painting.

When: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10am

Where: Franklin Park, across from Lemuel Shattuck Hospital


To walk, Donate, or volunteer visit

Fresh Fridays

Fresh Fridays is an opportunity for Dorchester residents to meet with neighbors in an outdoor community space. The event brings together people of all ages to eat, dance, and socialize while celebrating food and exchanging ideas,” said project manager Darnell Adams of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, the organizations that also runs the Dot Winter Farmers Market.

To kick off the season on Aug. 7, Fresh Fridays will welcome local women-owned catering TrinCity, Aesha Raw and Sister Act 3. TrinCity Cuisine, based at 340 Washington St., is an informal eatery that’s winning raves for its Trinidad-style dishes such as roti, doubles & meat & veggie curries. Both Aesha Raw and Sister Act 3 are known for their healthy and scrumptious desserts. >> Read More

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