BPS Community Meeting | May 21

occupy the former ENDICOTT SCHOOL BUILDING, beginning this summer.

BRIDGE BOSTON CHARTER SCHOOL is new charter public school. It is a tuition-free public school serving 108 students in pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade. It will add one
grade per year until it reaches grades per-K though 8 with 335 students.

To learn more about the partnership, Bridge Boston’s program, students and plans for the building, please come to the Community Meeting on May 21, hosted by the Erie Ellington group at 6:15 PM at 31 Erie Street.


Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster | May 23

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster Invites parents, caregivers, community member and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable

Wednesday May 23, 2012
At The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 288-1720 
Please Note:
If you and your family would like to walk in the Dorchester Day Parade, please fill out the enclosed form and send it back either by emailing or drop it off during this SRR. >> Read More

Ashmont Hill Garage Sale | May 19

The 33rd annual Ashmont Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale is Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find great bargains of all kinds at more than 40 locations throughout the neighborhood, chat with friendly neighbors, and enjoy our wonderful Victorian architecture and beautiful gardens. Start at Ocean Street off Welles Avenue; maps available at every participating location. By MBTA, take the Red Line to Ashmont/Peabody Square.

Bay State Bike Week | May 16 + May 18

Bay State Bike Week takes place this week (May 14 through May 19), with all sorts of events happening in and around the city.  Check out for a listing of many of the upcoming events that are being celebrating this week.  

For some closer-to-home-events:

Ashmont Cycles Wednesday Road Ride on May 16th @  6 p.m. - starts in front of the shop and head into the Blue Hills for a fast 34 miles or a more moderate 17 miles - check out for more info on these weekly rides. >> Read More

FREE College Prep Event! | May 16


Come learn about a FREE college prep program, Let's Get Ready!

Let's Get Ready envisions a world where students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have equal access to the support they need to reach higher education. Their mission is to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing FREE SAT preparation and college admission counseling.

Wed, May 16th, at 5pm in the GNA Teen Center at Dorchester House(1353 Dorchester Ave.)

Questions? Contact Sarah at

Teen Empowerment Boston Youth Peace Conference | May 12


This year's Teen Empowerment Boston Youth Peace Conference is the 20th annual! It will be on Saturday, May 12, at the Jeremiah Burke High School, 60 Washington St. from 11:30am-5pm!  This year's theme is 20/20 Vision: Youth in Focus features Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word, Food, Ice Cream and More!  Tickets are available at our Boston sites.

Call today for tickets or more info! 617-536-4266 or email

Bike Week Breakfast | May 14

Kick off Bike Week and stop in for a free bike commuter breakfast at Ashmont Cycles your friendly local neighborhood bike shop.  It doesn't matter how short or far your commute is - just come by bike and enjoy some tasty fare before you pedal off to work.
The event is being held on May 14 from 7:30AM to 8:30AM at Ashmont Cycles located at 551 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA.
See more details and RSVP HERE.

Bowdoin Geneva Food in the Hood Meeting | May 9

There will be a Food in the Hood Meeting on May 9 at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The meeting will focus on gearing up for the summer season! The group will host the fourth Healthy Corner Store Challenge - Transformed Fried Chicken and Healthy Mac & Cheese. The meal will feature whole grain breadcrumbs and reduced fat cheddar cheese, both newly available at America's Food Basket on Bowdoin Street!


Bowdoin Street Health Center is located at 230 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. For more information, contact Maura Beaufait.

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

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