Free Tax Services | Jan 20- April 15

For Families Who Earned Less Than $54K in 2015. Get your taxes prepared for free and receive tax benefits for eligible families or individuals. Part of the Boston Tax Help Coalition. Beginning Wednesday January 20, 2016 through April 15., 2016. 

When: Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm


  • Codman Square Wellness & Fitness Center - 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 
  • Dorchester House Multi Service Center - 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA
  • ABCD: Dorchester NSC - 110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester, MA
  • 1199 SEIU - 150 Mt. Vernon Street 3rd Floor, Dorchester, MA (

For More information :  call 617-635-4500 or visit


Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market | Jan 9 - March 19

Vendors include:

  • Oakdale Farm
  • Riverdale Farm
  • Laszlo Farm
  • Red's Best Fish
  • Ancient Bakers
  • A Touch of Silva
  • Beauty N Simplicity
  • Clara's Bean

You can use your SNAP EBT cards and get up to $10 of farm fresh food FREE through Boston Bounty Bucks.

When: January 9, 2016 to March 19, 2016, Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA

Questions: Jerry Samy,

What Do You Know About the Harlem Renaissance? | Feb 18

Desiree Taylor takes you on an investigative journey through the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about the period and the people while asking “What would I do?”

Desiree Taylor, M.Ed., M.A., creates fun, current, and relevant public educational opportunities for diverse ages and audiences. Her background is in American Studies, teaching, crafting, and writing.

When: Thursday, February 18, 4 p.m.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
500 Columbia Road

February Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Join the Boston Public Library as it celebrates African American representation and achievement in the film industry!

  • February 5 - Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • February 12 - Remember the Titans (2000)
  • February 19 - Annie (2015)
  • February 26 - Something New (2006)

When: Fridays in February, 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road

Winter Coat Distribution | Feb 19

Men of Color, Men of Action presents it's 3rd annual Winter Coat Distribution to Men, Women & Children. 

When: Date:  February 19, 2016 (snow date: February 27th)   Time: 3pm -7pm         

Where:  The Great Hall (6 Norfolk St)  Codman Square (across from McDonalds) 


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Blind Date with a Book | Feb 13

Need to spice up your reading? Stop by at On the Dot Books for a Blind Date with a Book!

Already have a date for Valentine's Day? A snazzily wrapped mystery book will make a wonderful gift. Pair it with one of our adorable greeting cards and you're all set!

Each book is only $5, not only is it a good date, it's a cheap date!

If you know what you want to get your sweetie, On the Dot Books will have free gift wrapping available for books purchased during the event.


When :  Feb 13, Saturday at 4 PM - 6 PM

Where: 1739 Dorchester Ave Dorchester Center, Massachusetts

Valentine's Paint Night, Cupcake & Wine Tasting | Feb 13

Enjoy a relaxing and intimate start to Valentine's Day Weekend with a Paint Night and Cupcake & Wine Tasting in the beautiful Caribbean Arts Gallery! This event is for couples and singles alike! 

4pm-5pm - Cocktail Hour featuring 2 Cupcake & Wine Pairings compliments of Tia's Cakes & Pastries! Light Refreshments will also be served!

5pm-8pm - Paint a Valentine's inspired art piece with Kingdom Paint Parties to take home and enjoy! And continue to enjoy the evening with beer and wine selections from the bar and atmospheric tunes!

Tia's and Caribbean Art Gallery provide everything you need to paint; you'll recieve a canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, easels, and an apron. Though an apron is provided, they recommend you wearing something you wouldn't mind getting paint on just in case! Acrylic paint will stain your clothes. >> Read More

2nd Annual Yappy Hour | Feb 10

Valentine's Day is almost here so why not show your pup some love? Bring your dog and join Milton Animal Shelter at Ester.  The bar will be serving warming libations and blankets will be available. Dog treats will be provided by The Pooped Pooch & 2 Dog Treats.  Human Treats will be provided at Ester. 


When: Wed, Feb 10, 6-8pm

Where: Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


RSVP with Ester ensure your place, call (617) 698-2261. 

Raffle, All proceeds go to Milton Animal Shelter

Prizes will include gift certificates, toys & treats.

Tickets are $1 for or 6 for $5

Dogs must be leashed, non-aggressive and up to date on shots. 

Safe Love Dance & Health Fair | Feb 18

Join DotHouse Health & GNA (Generation Next Academy) for their Safe love dance & Health fair, free giveaways and Dj Curt!

Where: 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

When: Thursday Feb 18, 3:00-8:30pm (Doors close at 7pm)


Admission : $2

Ages: 12-18

Contact: Michaela Collins at 617-740-2262


VietAID Lunar New Year (Tết) Event l Feb 20

Welcome to 2016, the year of the Monkey!  VietAID invites you to join them in celebrating the Lunar New Year (Tet). Tet is considered the biggest and most important festival for the Vietnamese people. This is a holiday bearing historical and cultural significance and is celebrated by time-honored traditions. VietAID annually hosts a Lunar New Year celebration, which always draws crowds of 250-300 people. This year will include traditional ceremonies, entertainment, children's games and, of course, food and drink.


Lunar New Year is celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. Please come join VietAID to celebrate the New Year with the community!  The celebration will be held on   >> Read More

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