Boston Kite & Bike Festival | May 19

Boston Kite & Bike Festival

Join thousands of people in Boston’s backyard - Franklin Park - to celebrate the arrival of spring! Kites will be available for purchase. Boston Bikes will have free bike 'rentals' and helmuts for all size riders so you can explore the park on wheels or join a guided tour. Find us on the Franklin Park Playstead between White Stadium and the back of the zoo. To purchase a kite, please contact: Joshua Wilmoth by email, or call  617-427-1006.

Franklin Park\ Playstead Field \ Roxbury, MA

(617) 427-1006

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Spring Planting Festival & Perennial Divide | May 12

Spring Planting Festival & Perennial Divide
Saturday, May 12, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

City Natives\
 30 Edgewater Drive\ 
Mattapan Square

-Celebrate spring with honey bees, plants and gardeners from all over Boston.
-Bring plants to swap and containers to carry them home! You're invited to exchange, donate or simply take home plants.
-Shop for City Natives' heirloom vegetable seedlings, native trees, shrubs and perennials.
-Stock up on compost, organic fertilizer, soil amendments and more...

  • 11:00 Garden Tour
  • 12:00 Bee Hive Tour
  • 1:00 Planting Demonstration

For more information on this event call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email

"Celebrating Mothers Event" | May 18


In cooperative community spirit, Patch, Family Nurturing Center, and our Dorchester community partners invite the Mothers who participate in your programs to join us for this community celebration of motherhood!

FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 2012
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1st Parish Church
Meetinghouse Hill
10 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

*Registration is required for this event. 

A buffet style dinner and childcare will be provided, as well as a parting gift for each mom and other raffles.

For more information, please contact:
Karla Walker, Patch Coordinator for Family Nurturing Center
617-474-1143 x223 or email @

An Evening of Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Strengthening and Restoration | June 12

Are you a survivor of homicide? Are you an advocate or provider who works with survivors of homicide? Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Louis D. Brown Peace Institute invites you to:

An Evening of Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Strengthening and Restoration

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute >> Read More

"Hunger Then, Hunger Now: Black and Green" event, May 6

All are invited to the 18th annual Black and Green in Boston bridge-building event this Sunday afternoon, May 6th in Dorchester. The discussion portion will cover the Great Irish Famine, the current famine in Somalia and local hunger in Massachusetts.

Black and Green in Boston is co-organized by the Irish International Immigrant Center and the Montserrat Aspirers as a unique event bringing together Boston’s diverse communities for an afternoon of making new friends, discussion, entertainment and sharing a meal. It will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Montserrat Aspirers Hall, 364 Washington St., Dorchester (Four Corners).

For more information please contact Ally Tzovaras at the IIIC at 617.542.7654 ext. 43 or Or, continue on for a video about the event from BNN and to read more! >> Read More

Boston Public Schools Community Meeting with John Connolly | May 14

CALLING ALL BPS FAMILIES: Do You Have Questions, Concerns, or Ideas About the BPS Student Assignment Process or the BPS Experience? City Councilor John Connolly wants to hear from you!!
Monday, May 14th, 2012
6 pm – 8 pm
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
For more information or to RSVP contact:
* Marika Michelangelo @ 617-740-2572 *
* Ayesha Rodriguez @ 617-442-9670 ext. 240 *
* Katy Gobiel @ 617-522-0881 *

Mayor Menino's Coffee Hours & Park Opening Celebrations | June 11

Beginning in early May, Mayor Menino will be making stops all over Boston's neighborhoods during "Coffee Hours and Park Opening Celebrations". Monday, June 11 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM the Mayor presides over the Park Opening Celebration at the Rev. Loesch Family Park. 

The full list of stops can be found by visiting, or their facebook page HERE.  

"Race to Nowhere" | May 11

Here's a chance to see an important documentary about the education of our nation’s youth AND make a charitable donation to a very good cause at the same time.  The UMass Boston Early Learning Center is hosting a screening of the film,  “Race to Nowhere” at UMass Boston on Friday, May 11, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Lipke Auditorium in the Science Building, 100 Morrissey Boulevard. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 online HERE or for $15 at the door.  Half the cost of each ticket will go directly to the UMass Boston Early Learning Center to fund quality early childhood programming. 

To learn more about the film and view a trailer, go to the Race to Nowhere website HERE.

The Pop-Up Project: Synonym for Change | May 4

On Friday, May 4th from 6-9PM, UMass Boston's Trotter Institute, UMass Boston's Art Department, and Upham's Corner Main Street present...The Pop-Up Project: Synonym for Change

The event, generously underwritten by UMass Boston's Trotter Institute, will showcase 13 UMass Boston Art Department capstone students as they showcase their art in a vacant storefront at 21 Stoughton Street. The showcase will be preceded by a reception with locally-bought food/drinks and networking at the UCMS office (545 Columbia Road) as well as a vacant storefront next door at 543 Columbia Road. The evening will highlight art's potential role in catalyzing neighborhood revitalization and will be a kickoff event for an Upham's Corner-based arts collaborative. >> Read More

Little Bookworms Story Time | May 9

Fields Corner Children Thrive is hosting Little Bookworms Storytime, on Wednesday, May 9th from 2:30 to 4:00PM at The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA).  The event is for families that have enrolled with FCCT, so RSVP, or if you haven't, enroll now! Little Bookworms story time includes:

  • Visit time with live animals
  • Circle time and story reading
  • Songs and games
  • Coloring, playdough, face-painting, and making animal ear crowns

. To RSVP contact Tuyen Nguyen by calling 617.740.2586 or emailing

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