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

Celebrate With Fields Corner | Oct. 27

Celebrate With Fields Corner | Oct. 27

Come celebrate with Fields Corner.  Winner of the 2014 Great Places In America Award!

Oct 27, 10am
Hero Square @ Fields Corner
(Intersection of Dorchester Ave and Adams St.)

Healthworks' 2014 FallFitFest Fundraiser!

On Friday, November 7th, 6-8:30pm, Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women will host a co-ed fitness fundraiser at its four clubs to raise awareness and funding for the nonprofit it founded, Healthworks Community Fitness (HCF) ! Healthworks members and community guests (including men) are invited to this two-hour fitness extravaganza that includes a variety of fun and diverse workouts led by Healthworks instructors and trainers and open to all levels of fitness.

Participants will move through 4 different 20 minute classes over the course of the 2 hour event and may attend at any of Healthworks Fitness Center's four locations. The festivities at each location will include a live DJ, food from Panera Catering, Zico Water and wine! 

Below is a list of the programs we will be offering at each club:  >> Read More

Kroc-O-Treat | Oct. 31

Kroc-O-Treat | Oct. 31

Halloween Bash at the KROC Center

The Salvation Army Kroc CenterFriday Oct. 31
650 Dudley St.
Dorchester, MA

The KROC Center seeks to provide a safe indoor Halloween experience for kids.

Indoor Trick Or Treating | Bouncy House | Arts & Crafts | Dancing | Best Costume Prizes | Carnival Games

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.

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