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MyDorchester will undergo a decrease in staffing, effective until September. Please expect a delay in responses from us via info@mydorchester.org. 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 we look forward to returning to full-staffing in September!

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, boston.com

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:

http://dorchesterartscollaborative.org/register/

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
(2-4pm)

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

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 nrosseau@ulem.org for more questions. 

Small Business Community Meeting | September 8th

On September 8th at Roxbury Community College, they, Mass. Dept of Business Developement will be hosting a gathering of Boston's small business community.  The Baker/Polito Administration would like to hear from the small business community on whatit thinks the state can do to help them grow. The Governor is obliged to submit an Economic Development Plan for the entire state.  An important part of the process in formalizing its economic development strategy, has been public outreach. To make certain that each geographical area of the Commonwealth had an opportunity to express their suggestions and concerns

Age Friendly Dorchester | September 10th

On September 10th Mayor Marty Walsh will be hosting a "listening session" for those 50+ to discuss what could better the community or how could the neighborhood be a better place as they become older. 

Location: Great Hall , 6 Norfolk Street

When: September 10th @ 5:30 PM

RSVP : andrea.burns@boston.gov

Community Expo | August 22

Join New England United for justice on August 22nd for their 2nd annual community expo expo starting at 12 Noon. There will be plenty of games, give aways and prizes while participants support local businesses in the community.  It's all about supporting each community and the businesses who serve them

When: August 22nd 

Where: Tillman Street (off of Dorchester Ave) @ 12 Noon to 4PM 

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