Free Sports Safety Clinic | April 24

The Boston Public Health Commission along with the Boston Public Parks & Recreation Department and Safe Kids Worldwide are putting on a Free Sports Safety Clinic at Franklin Park (1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA) on the 24th of April from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. This event, aimed towards parents and coaches, will have panelists present to share tips on sports safety and concussions. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to properly wear and fit spring sport helmets, watch an Impact neurological baseline assessment demonstration, and try concussion goggles that simulate what it’s like to have a concussion.

Mouth guards will be given to the first 50 registrants and dinner will be provided!  There will also be great raffle giveaways. Those interested in joining can RSVP at 617-534-5197.

Ronan Park Kite and Frisbee Festival | July 14

Join your neighbors for the annual Ronan Park Kite and Frisbee Festival! On Sunday, July 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be great activities at the Ronan Park Baseball Field. There will be more details as the event gets closer, but there will definitely be a neighborhood cook-out, and free kites for the first 25 kids to arrive. The event is entirely free, and will involve lots of flying fun! For more information, visit, and email

Ronan Park Summer Festival | June 22

On Friday, June 22, the Friends of Ronan Park will be hosting a Family Festival! Celebrate summer in your local park with neighbors and a variety of fun activities. At 6:00 pm there will be a cookout, games, face painting, and maybe even juggling demos! The event is free of cost. For more information, contact Friends of Ronan Park at You can visit the group on the web at To get involved, visit their monthly meeting at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, at 6:30 pm the first Tuesday of every month!

The Kana Dehara Piano Jazz Trio | April 20

Looking for a soothing way to end your week? Make your way to St. Mary's Episcopal Church (14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, MA) on Friday, April 20th at 7PM, when the Kana Dehara Piano Jazz Trio
, featuring St. Mary's own Kana Dehara and friends, will be 
playing Jazz Standards along with an original composition by Kana. The fee to enter is a free will offering to benefit St. Mary's Church and there will be a reception in Paine Hall immediately after the concert. Enjoy!

3rd Annual Irish Hearts for Haiti Benefit Dance | April 22

The 3rd Annual Irish Hearts for Haiti Benefit Dance will take place on April 22nd at the Marriot Boston Quincy from 2PM to 8PM.  This event is proudly presented by the non-profit, Friends of the Orphans, and has a list of Honarary Guests, Special Performances and Entertainment, and Special Invited Guests.  The suggested donation is $20.  For more information, please visit:

Annual Square Dance | April 28

Grab your hats and boots and come on down to the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA) on April 28th at 7PM to 9PM to join in the Annual Square Dance.  Tickets are $10 per person and $20 for a family.  Snacks will be served and doors open at 6PM.  Tony Parkes will be in attendance to call the dance.

The Neighborhood Children's Theatre Presents Cinderella | April 20

Under the direction of Michelle Barri-McCourt and Assistant Director Elizabeth Rouse, The Neighborhood Children's Theatre is proud to present Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. There will be three different shows taking place this upcoming weekend at the Saint Ann Parish Hall (239 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, MA), with the first one taking place on Thursday April 19th, the second on Saturday April 20th, and the last on Sunday April 21st. Start time 7PM.  

Little Miss Dorchester/Young Miss Dorchester | May 5

The Little Miss Dorchester Contest and the Young Miss Dorchester Contest, events that have been part of the annual Dorchester Day celebrations for decades, have the shared goal of bringing girls into the annual event to have fun and build confidence in public speaking. This year the contests will both be held at the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, MA) on May 5th. The Little Miss Dorchester Contest will begin at 9:30AM, and all girls entering the contest must be residents of Dorchester between the ages of 7-9. Applications are due May 1st, and can be downloaded from the forms section of the Dorchester Day Parade website HERE. >> Read More

"Conscious Cafe" | April 26

ADK Productions, a new production company out of Boston that consists of Aginah Monique, Dani Baptista, and Kushelia Sukhu, is hosting " Conscious Cafe". This event is a variety talent show inclusive of all forms of entertainment (singing, dancing, spoken word, skits, monologues, etc). It is a "family friendly" atmosphere in which all ages are welcome. The event will take place at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave. Dorchester MA) on April 26th - from 6:30-8pm.

Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h | April 26

On April 26th, starting when the doors open at 6:30PM, the Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h will be held at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Tickets cost $100 each and it includes dinner at the drawing. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parade committee by calling (857) 756-3675, or visit the website at

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