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Journey to Fossil Fuel Freedom

Green Living with Co-op Power

Friday, October 2, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Erie Ellington Community Center 

31 Erie Street, Dorchester, MA


An evening of Eco Hip-Hop performance, Upcycled fashion, A Clean energy presentation, & Delicious food. All are welcome.

  • Blest Energy, socially conscious Hip-Hop group, for musical inspiration.
  • Upcycled Fashion: Co-op Power member Mela Bush showcases her creations

Take your next step on the Journey to Fossil Fuel Freedom.

RSVP to 617-272-3340 or

Co-op Power is a grassroots movement to create a sustainable and just energy future. Visit to find everything you need to know about cooperative clean energy and how to achieve fossil fuel freedom. >> Read More

Friday Night at the Movies | Sept 18

Join us for Friday Night at the Movies
Presenting “Home”  7:30-9:00pm

Four Corners “CornerStone” (Corner of Washington Street & Bowdoin Street)
For more information call Four Corners Main Street 617-287-1651 or Four Corners Pizza Café @ 5Bowdoin Street 617-825-0033.


Neighborhood Walks for Peace | Sept - Oct 2

Walk together and help disrupt the violence in Boston.
The recent weeks have been very difficult for many of our neighbors and neighborhoods. At the request of Commissioner Evans, various community members came together on August 17 to talk and work towards disrupting and ultimately stopping the violence in our city. 
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42nd Annual Boston Caribbean Carnival | Aug 29

The Carnival begins in Roxbury this Saturday, August 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard and ends in Dorchester at Franklin Park along Blue Hill Avenue.

The Trinidadian-style Carnival includes always includes a variety island cultures and representations which help to transform Boston into a stream of colorful costumes and passionate Caribbean sounds, and dance.

Come out this Saturday and enjoy the best of Caribbean art, food, dance, and entertainment.

The Boston Caribbean Carnival, founded by the late Ken Bonaparte Mitchell and Ivy Ponder in 1973, annually attracts more than 600,000 people to Boston, and it has the distinction of being one of the nation’s most successful and longest running carnivals.


Photo by Wendy Maeda/Boston Globe Staff,

Between Me and You Art Exhibit | Sept 12

The Dorchester Art Project is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, Between You and Me: Resident Group Show. Curated from work produced by DAP resident artists, Between You and Me locates the tenuous threads that bind together artists working within communal space. >> Read More

Open Studios, Dorchester Arts Collaborative | Oct 24 & 25

Since 2003, Dorchester has been hosting Open Studios every October. We welcome all artists, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, craftspeople and designers to showcase and sell your work.

For those artists without a private studio, group sites are available at First Parish Church Dorchester and the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. First come, first serve!


Are you a local artsit? do you want to show your work, network with other artists, promoters, and sell your artwork to the public?

Register for this year's Open Studios:

Reading Is Grand

In honor of Grandparents Day, award winning author/storyteller Irene Smalls will read from two of her Black grandparent books and encourage grandparents to read to their grandchildren

Join us for a tour of the Library, free autographed book and refreshments

Dudley Branch Library
65 Warren St
Roxbury, MA 02119
617 442-6186

Kroc Field Movie Night | Aug 28

Come join the community at the Kroc Field Movie Night!


7pm-8pm | Field games, zumba and obstacle course

8pm-10pm | Family Movie - "Home" (2015)


Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets

Enjoy field games, a huge bouncy obstacle course and a movie on the turf field

Food & ice cream trucks will be on site

Free and open to the public!


Please note:

-No alcoholic beverages, smoking, tents or open flames

Communications and Fund Development Intern Opening

Urbal League of Eastern Massachusetts seeks Communications and Fund Development Interns to be part of coordinated Development team raising funds and ULEM awareness while continuing to empower communities . The interns assist with all aspects of ULEM’s communications plans, including generating press releases, managing social media, event planning, and other tasks assigned. 

Where: 88 Warren Street Roxbury, MA, 02119

Email for more questions. 

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