Dorchester Open Studios 2014 | Oct. 24-26

Open Studios 2014

Dorchester Open Studios is back! This free arts festival feautures artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including music, dance, photography, painting, ceramics, glass working, jewelry making, sculpture, videography and more.

The three-day event kicks off with an evening reception and performance on Friday, October 24 at the Black Box Theatre at Codman Academy. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a show at 7:15 featuring local performing artists. The event is free.

On October 25 and 26, art venues will be open from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a free shuttle service providing transportation to all of the sites running about once every twenty minutes. A full schedule of events and a map indicating shuttle pick-up spots, venue locations and sponsor locations is printed in the Dorchester Reporter (10/17/14)


Halloween Around The Dot

Halloween Events Around the Dot

Hayrides through the cemetery, costume contests and even a candlelit pumpkin float on the Neponset River. Dorchester does not play when it comes to Halloween.

The Harvest Festival hosted by Cedar Grove Gardens has become a favorite for families. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25, and includes a scarecrow contest and candy-stuffed piñatas that kids love. The festival also features free hayrides through Cedar Grove Cemetery, which will be glowing with fall colors later this month. Bring the kids in their costumes. The popular garden store is located at 911 Adams St. >> Read More

The Mather 375 Birthday Benefit | Oct. 24

The Mather 375 Birthday Benefit | Oct. 24

After a week of events, it's time to relax and celebrate!  Adults 21+ are invited to our Birthday Benefit at Phillips House.  Tickets for this fabulous night out include pizza, heavy appetizers, dessert, and entertainment by a live band.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., In the House will get you dancing with R&B, Motown, reggae, and dance rock of the sixties through today!


Upham's Corner Placemaking Events | Oct 23-25

Upham's Corner Placemaking Events | Oct 23-25
PlaceMaking At Upham's Corner
Imagine new ideas to make the streets feel more alive.  Please join us for an interactive installation about the commuter rail station and the neighborhood.  Activities will be located near the Upham's Corner train station. (Near the Upham's Corner train station)
Thursday, October 23rd 3-7pm 
Friday, October 24th 3-7pm 
Saturday, October 25th 12-4pm

UP Market | Oct. 25

UP Market | Oct. 25
Upham's Corner ArtPlace presents the October 2015 UP Market event in Upham's Corner on Saturday, October 25th from 12-4pm near Citizen's Bank (572 to 588 Columbia Road).
Please join us in supporting our local artists, crafters, and creative small businesses in conjunction with Dorchester Open Studios. 


For more information please call 617-265-0363 or email

Free Screening Of "Glen Campbell..I'll Be Me" | Nov. 3

Free Screening Of "Glen Campbell..I'll Be Me" | Nov. 3

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell and his wife, Kim, went public with the diagnosis and announced his goodbye tour. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me documents Glen and his family’s attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of the progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Campbell’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man.

As proud providers of assisted living for seniors facing Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the complications that come with memory loss, Volunteers of America Massachusetts is excited to share the moving story of Glen Campbell and his family. >> Read More

3rd Annual Boston NAACP Basketball Tournament | Nov. 8

Please come out and support the 3rd Annual Boston NAACP Basketball Tournament

 This is going to be a fun-filled community event with DJ Smoove, door prizes, along with a chance to sign up to become a volunteer for the NAACP Youth Works Committee. More importantly please come out to encourage and support the youth in Boston as they *Shoot to New Heights* ! All ages are welcomed to participate in the tournament.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11am -4pm
Grove Hall Community Center
51 Geneva Ave. 
$20 registration fee by Oct. 31
$30 fee at the door 

We are pleased to be collaborating with the following organizations this year:
The Dorchester YMCA, MassVote, Boston Center for Youth and Families,  Grove Hall Trust, and No Books No Balls.

St. Brendan's School Annual Turkey Shoot | Nov. 15

St. Brendan's School Annual Turkey Shoot | Nov. 15

St. Brendan's School Presents The Annual Turkey Shoot

November 15, 2014
29 Rita Rd, Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124
Adults Only
5 dollars

50/50 Raffle
Gift Certificates
Complete Turkey Dinner
Scratch Tickets
Bottles of holiday cheer
and more...

Feel free to bring your own snack /appetizer for your table.

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade
An event for children 5 and under (siblings welcome)

Oct. 26
Meet at Savin Hill Beach at 10:45am

Parade Route:
Savin Hiill's McConnell Park Playground, up Denny St. to Savin Hill Ave. Parade ends at Savin Hill Park.

Ice cream, games, and fall fun to follow!

Neponset River Greenway 13th Annual Pumpkin Float | Oct. 30

Neponset River Greenway
13th Annual Pumpkin Float
Thursday, October 30
5:30PM registration
6:00PM float

Bring your hollow carved jack-o-lanterns and watch them float in Davenport Creek. Halloween costumes encouraged! Pumpkins can be no larger than 8 inches, or they won’t float. At the end of the event, pumpkins are collected for compost and used in Boston's gardens. No registration necessary. Event check-in at Hallet Street entrance to park. Co-sponsored by MA DCR.

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