Boston Youth Fund Budget Hearing | May 24

Boston Youth Fund Budget Hearing
Thurs, May 24 at 2:00 pm (come by 3:30 pm, and earlier if you can)
at Boston City Hall, 5th Floor

Our Campaign Goals: 14,000 Summer Jobs (1/3 from the City) and Year-Round Jobs!

Come to Boston City Hall (near Government Center and State Street train stops} for the budget hearing is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm. Councilor Mark Ciommo's office has indicated that they are looking into rescheduling it later or making sure people can testify later, and said they will let us know by today. So please still come by 3:30 if you can't come at 2:00, and we'll update you soon! >> Read More

Summer Farmers' Markets in Dorchester

Summer is arriving and that means the return of farmers' markets throughout Dorchester! See below for a list of farmers' markets in and around Dorchester. Keep in mind, all of these farmers' markets accept EBT!

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market - at Ashmont T Station - July 6-October 19 - Fridays 3:00PM-7:00PM >> Read More

Dorchester Lacrosse Starts | May 25

Just a reminder that registration for the summer league is open. We are working on playing at BC High this summer, fingers crossed.…..another reminder that the kids can bring the packets to practice or drop them off 181 Milton Street for our fundraiser.  MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND: HERE.

The boys U11(5:15p) and boys U13(6:15p) are both playing at home on Wednesday night 5/23 please have theboys down there as early as possible.  

If your son/daughter have not received a packet please see your coach at practice.  If you need more tickets please ask your coach at practice and we will provide more for you to sell. We are offering all kinds of prizes for the highest sellers.

Thanks for supporting Dorchester Lacrosse!!

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Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative Celebrates | June 13

On Wednesday June 13th the Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative is celebrating a year of hard work with a fundraiser! DFSI is trying to reach a $25,000 goal via the Marathon Fundraiser and everyone is invited! There will be a raffle for all guests attending.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / 4-7PM

The Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Ave
(near Fields Corner T Station)

Light refreshments will be served.

Raffle Prizes signed Bruins Hockey Stick and Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants

Tickets are $10.  To purchase a ticket contact Colin Hunt at (617) 740 2598 or  

Dot YMCA 2nd CommUnity Spring Cleaning | June 3

 2nd CommUnity Spring Cleaning Day 
Come out to help give the Dorchester YMCA during their Spring Cleaning, being held on June 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00PM.

If you would like to help clean up this wonderful town of Dorchester, please don't hesitate to call David Murray-McCarthy at the YMCA.  The contact information is listed below.
  776 Washington Street
  Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

Greater Boston House Concerts Presents John McDonald | May 26

Greater Boston House Concerts presents: John McDonald in a Salon of New Music.

A "fresh, inventive, urbane, and keen-witted young composer" (Boston Globe) and "a splendid pianist" "with a born pianist's command of colors, textures, dynamics", John McDonald has earned international acclaim as a musician.

Explore the mind and music of composer/pianist John McDonald, in a soirée of his recent compositions for flute, guitar, and piano, with flutist Elizabeth Erenberg, guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan and the composer himself at the piano.
Hosted by Aaron and Catherine Larget-Caplan with a Q&A with the artists and a reception will follow the concert.
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Energy Efficiency Crew Launch Party | June 2

Celebrate with Co-op Power Boston Metro East at the Energy Efficiency Crew Launch Party on Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. on the Lawn at Second Church in Dorchester, corner of Washington St & Talbot Ave, Codman Square, Dorchester, MA  with music, food, tour of “green” home, and prizes. The Crew provides insulation, weatherization, air sealing to homes in the Greater Boston area. Co-op Power is a consumer-owned co-operative that uses its capital and market power to build good green jobs and community-based green businesses for the benefit of the community at-large. RSVP and questions to or 617-282-8881.

Haitian Movie Awards | Oct. 7

SAVE THE DATE Once a year, since last year, The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to celebrate the advancement of Haitian Art, specifically the Haitian Movie industry. 

Established in 2011, the MPAH movie award is the premier Haitian led event held in Boston Massachusetts annually. >> Read More

Haitian-American Unity Parade | May 20

“The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is pleased to invite the general audience to participate in a series of events organized to celebrate the 2012 Haitian Heritage Month in Boston, Massachusetts. H.A.U. and its partner organizations continue to focus on “Unity” as a central theme for each event; while evoking the spirit and the determination of the ancestors that led Haiti’s independence on January 1st 1804.”
The culmination of these events is on Sunday with the Haitian-American Unity Parade beginning in Mattapan Square and walking up Blue Hill Ave.

If you would like to participate in marching in the parade this year, please contact France Belizaire and Beatrice Martin at 617-822-8165. This walk is open to staff and clients of the Health Center.


Congratulations! You've Been Rejected | May 18

The Howard Art Project is proud to present "Congratualtions! You've been rejected!!" A group show of work that has been rejected from other shows a minimum of three times.  The show will have an opening reception on May 18th from 7PM to 9PM, and will run until the 31st.  It features the work of Sarah Hill, Faith Johnson, Cathleen Faubert, Melissa Boyajian, Fred Ata, and Arpi Adamyan, and is curated by Melissa Boyajian and Faith Johnson.  Feel free to check out the Howard Art Project's website HERE.

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