Summer Update

MyDorchester will have low-staffing this summer! Please expect a delay in responses from us via We also ask that you check for updates on our social media accounts, which will remain somewhat active throughout this time. Please keep an eye out for our weekly eBlasts!

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to returning to full-staffing in September!

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market | June 24- Oct 14

The 8th season of the Ashmont Peabody Square Farmers Market is soon approaching.   The ribbon cutting on opening day will be at 4pm and there will be many special guests. Volunteers welcome!

Shop local with SNAP, WIC, Senior Nutrition Coupons, credit card or just cash. Get double SNAP benefits with Boston Bounty Bucks. For more information: 617-825-3846,

When: June 24- Oct 24, Fridays 3-7pm

Where: Ashmont Station Plaza

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Social Justice Poetry Slam | Jul. 22

Michael E. Reid, more commonly known as Just Mike or Just Mike the Poet is an artist from Philadelphia, PA using his talents to take the world by storm by creating one of the largest poetry inspired movements in history. Tonights focusings will be on Social Justice.

When: Jul. 22 at 6:30pm

Where: Temple Salem SDA Church, 222 Woodrow Ave. 

Baby Story Time at Codman Branch of the Boston Public Library | Jul. 22

This story time consists of fingerplays and songs for children 18 months and younger. It lasts about twenty minutes.

When: July, 22 at 2pm

Where: Codman Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 

All-Star Story Time at Adams Street Branch of The Boston Public Library| July. 26

Kids exercise their imaginations and go on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book. Our stories will be followed by an interactive craft to take home. For children ages 6 and under. FREE!

When: July 26 at 10:30am

Where: Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, 690 Adams St.


Please call the Children's Librarian at 617.782.6032 to register

Preschool Storytime at Codman Branch of the Boston Public Library | Jul. 22

Come to the Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library for three stories, songs, and fingerplays every Friday at 10:30 a.m

When: July 22 at 10:30am

Where: Codman Sqaure Library, 690 Washington St

Disco Night with Stardust at City Hall Plaza | Aug. 10

The always popular Stardust, a local super-group formed by gathering some of the most talented and experienced musicians in the entertainment industry and honed by over a decade of active rotation.  The band is in high demand and performs regularly at fine venues and hotels throughout the country. 

Led by bandleader Keith Kostick and singers Cecilia Colucci and Charles Clark, Stardust packs the dance floor at corporate events, weddings, and City Hall Plaza where revelers of all ages get to get up and boogie under the summer sky.  Stardust’s popularity at private events means that public appearances are limited, so this Disco Night is a rare treat for both the band and its fans.

When: Aug. 10 at 7pm

Where: City Hall Plaza

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Maya Pardo Performs at Standish Village | Jul. 31

Young classical artist Maya Pardo will share her extensive vocal repertoire. Please join us!

When: July 31 at 2pm

Where: Standish Village, 1190 Adams St. 


Codman Square's Seafood Throwdown | Jul. 23

Join Codman Square for the Kick Off and Seafood Throwdown with celebrity chefs and judges!

When: Saturday, july 23 at 12pm

Where: 350 Talbot Ave. 

6th Annual Mattapan On Wheels Bike-a-Thon | Aug. 23

Looking to get your friends in on the action?

Create a team at registration and invite your friends to sign up for MoW!

MoW gets bigger each year. With more participants biking in the event, funds are needed to ensure that MoW is everything that you want it to be. Consider making a donation to help us reach our goal of $5,000 to start planning for MoW 2017.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

When: Aug. 23 at 8am

Where: Walker Playground at Norfolk Park - 528 Norfolk Street

If you would like to be a vendor, lend a hand on one of our routes, or be a volunteer, or call 617-433-7050.

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