Boston Garden Council Speaker Series | June 14

Boston Natural Areas Network and the Boston Garden Council are holding a panel discussion with food justice advocates, nutritionists, and representatives from hunger relief organizations on how a community can work together to increase access to fresh produce throughout Boston.
Anyone interested in community gardening and food access is encouraged to attend. Please join BNAN on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the office of Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110.

Please visit for more information or to register contact them at or 617-542-7696. Registration required.

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster | June 21

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.

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
At The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 288-1720

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to move the June Dorchester Cluster/Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable date and time.  The new proposed time will be on June 21st from 9-11am at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, so hopefully many of you can make it!

For the SRR:
*  Lunch and Childcare provided


Contact Information:
Mary Kinsella Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester >> Read More

2nd Boston Bike Friday | June 15

This Friday June 15 marks the 2nd Boston Bike Friday of the season, and DotBike is inviting all the bikers in Dorchester to meet up at 7AM in Peabody Square (on the plaza in front of Ashmont Cycles) or at 7:10AM in Fields Corner (intersection of Adams St. and Dot Ave) to ride together up Dot Ave and to City Hall Plaza where a festival/breakfast will mark the finish line.  Help make the Dorchester convoy the largest and enjoy a pleasent Friday morning ride with other bike enthusiasts.  See more details and RSVP HERE.

5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance | June 24

Join Dot OUT as they host their 5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at DBar on Sunday June 24th from 4PM - 8PM.  The evening will consist of drinks, games, and music provided by Kiss 108's DJ Gay Jim.  There will be a chance to win amazing prize package for those that come and pay the suggested $10 donation, which will help support a Dorchester-based charity.  More information can be found by going to

Boston City Singers Magical Night of Music | June 23

South Africa meets Boston as Imilonji Kantu Choral Society and Boston City Singers combine for a special night of traditional and gospel song and dance. Johannesburg, South Africa-based Imilonji Kantu Choral Society have performed at numerous world events including state visits,  sporting events, the presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela and his successor president Thabo Mbeki, and at the enthronement of Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The organization’s name loosely translates to “sweet sounds struggle for peace.”
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Food Truck Festival @ UMassBoston | June 10

Sunday, June 10, 2012: General Admission – Noon to 4pm; 30 vendors $35 = one serving from each truck >> Read More

Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls | June 9 & 10

The 6th Annual Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls aims to create a space for Boston area girls to have open conversations in the face of a male-driven society. Workshop topics will include: Real Talk Sex & Sisterhood, Mental Health, Nutrition & Physical Fitness, and Self-Esteem. >> Read More

Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group: 1st meeting | June 14

The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group (FIPI) will hold their first meeting on Thursday, June 14 from 8am to 9am in the BRA Board Room on the 9th floor of City Hall. FIPI is a two year BRA study that will look at short and long term strategies for improving capital investment and job access along the 9.2 mile Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line, which links South Station to Readville, crossing through Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the South Bay, Upham's Corner, Four Corners and Codman Square areas of Dorchester.

All FIPI advisory group meetings are open to the public and will be posted at the BRA website and at the FIPI website at The public is also encouraged to sign up for meeting notifications by contacting the co-directors of the planning study, Ines Soto-Palmarin,, or Jeremy Rosenberger,  >> Read More

Spruce-up Party & Barbecue @ Sharon's Park | June 9

Sharon's Park crew

Sharon's Park Spruce-up Party, Saturday, 9th June 2012, from 10AM - 2PM.

The park's landscape advisor is amping up the plant collection already in place, so more annuals and perennial flowers and shrubs are on their way. Saturday, help is needed to plant and help with trimming. For those who work, there will be a bbq and refreshments. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP here. Sponsored by The Polish Triangle's John W. McCormack Civic Association, 72 Roseclair Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, Tel: (617) 710-3793


Highland Park Garden Walk | June 30

On Saturday, June 30, join Discover Roxbury for a Garden Walk through Highland Park and Fort Hill. Walk behind the scenes - literally - into the verdant backyard gardens and green spaces of Highland Park/Fort Hill. View a rich profusion of flowers, a working farm, an orchard, and community gardens. Tour begins at the Cooper Garden and Education Center, 34 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA. >> Read More

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