Age Friendly Dorchester | September 10th

On September 10th Mayor Marty Walsh will be hosting a "listening session" for those 50+ to discuss what could better the community or how could the neighborhood be a better place as they become older. 

Location: Great Hall , 6 Norfolk Street

When: September 10th @ 5:30 PM


Community Expo | August 22

Join New England United for justice on August 22nd for their 2nd annual community expo expo starting at 12 Noon. There will be plenty of games, give aways and prizes while participants support local businesses in the community.  It's all about supporting each community and the businesses who serve them

When: August 22nd 

Where: Tillman Street (off of Dorchester Ave) @ 12 Noon to 4PM 

FREE Community Carnival! | June 27

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It's carnival time!!! What better way to celebrate summer than a FREE Community Carnival! Come by for games, bouncy houses, face paint, prizes, food, music, and more! All ages welcome! Put on by Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church!


When: Saturday, June 27th


Where: The City of Judah

177 Harvard Street, Dorchester

For more info: contact Renae at

Exercising in Your Community | June 25

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EXERCISING IN YOUR COMMUNITY Our meeting, facilitated by Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, will review fitness opportunities you can look for in your neighbor-hood, best practices for how to get members of your community active, and give you the opportunity to exercise with a great group of people! FREE EVENT. DINNER PROVIDED.


When: Thursday, June 25th


Where: The Foley
249 River Street, Mattapan

For more info: Contact Jamiah Tappin. l 617-279-2240 ext 508

Peace Walk and Rally | June 16

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"Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with us." The community will come together to walk and rally for peace on our streets. The walk route begins at Ashmont Station onto corners of Fuller and Washington where the 16-year old boy was killed last week. We will continue to walk up Fuller to Morton Street and onto West Seldon.

A candle-light vigil is also to take place for the 7-year old girl killed on her bike on West Seldon Street. The walk will proceed through Norfolk Street to New England and Talbot Avenue. 

A 3rd candlelight vigil will take place for the 18-year old young man hit and killed on his bike.

All are encouraged to attend.


When: Tuesday, June 16th

6:30PM- meet up

7:00PM- march will begin

Where: Meet at Ashmont Station

For more info: please contact Queen at (857)212-1199

3rd Annual Urban Arts Festival | July 18

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Save Our Streets-Boston, Inc. (SOS) is hosting the Third Annual Urban Arts Festival. It is a free event to display and encourage the arts within the Boston community and promote positive creative outlets among its youth to prevent violence, all while supporting local Boston artists. From 12pm -6pm there will be family-friendly events including children's games and activities like sack races, dodge ball, painting and more. The Boston police and fire departments have been invited, as well, to speak and run activities for the children.

There will be live performances from Boston locals including some bands, spoken word, dancers and more. Visual artists will also be in attendance, creating canvases and various other art mediums on site. We are collaborating with the Hyde Park Arts Association (HPAA), and they will host their “Battle of the Arts” competition bringing a new educational spin on the art making process. Artists will be creating artwork onsite within a certain time frame. This gives the public the opportunity to witness the process that visual artists’ use. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite. There will be three cash prizes awarded. There will be free giveaways, and raffles will be held for prizes.

The purpose of hosting Boston's Third Urban Arts Festival is to create more opportunities for local artists to connect with their community. This will help to steer Boston's youth toward something positive and constructive.


When: July 18

12:00PM - 6:00PM

Children Activities: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Live Performances:  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Martini Memorial Shell Park (next to Stop and Shop),

1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park

Cost: FREE!

For more information or for volunteer opportunities: please visit or contact Fitzgerald David at 857-719-9467 or email

Dorchester YMCA Community Honors | June 11

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Please join the Dorchester YMCA at the Honors Event with Honorary Chair Jim Brett as we celebrate Dorchester and honor three outstanding OFD or DBC members of the community. This event is the Dorchester YMCA’s primary fundraising event for the year. The proceeds from this event go to our Annual Fund which helps to provide financial assistance to those in-need and to support the programs and services we provide for our children, youth, families and seniors in our community.

At this year’s event we will be honoring three outstanding community leaders with awards:

  • OFD Honors Award: Martin J. Walsh, Mayor City of Boston

  • OFD Honors Award: Edward W. Forry, Publisher of Dorchester Reporter

  • DBC Honors Award: Chancellor J. Keith Motley, University of Massachusetts Boston


When: Thursday, June 11th

6:00 PM

Where:  Venezia Boston Restaurant

20 Ericsson Street, Dorchester

To register:;jsessionid=041F968DE3D67378D2C0D3FDBDBB6468.app328a?2500.donation=form1&df_id=2500

For more info: Contact Andrea C. Baez | | 617-436-7750 ext. 220


Emergency Community Mobilization Meeting | May 28

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The violence that has been plaguing our community far too long must be addressed with coordinated efforts from multiple city departments, law enforcement, service agencies and residents.

To that end we are requesting your presence at an emergency community mobilization. We are holding this mobilization meeting. We will have community leaders, business owners and residents in attendance.

Our goal is to have consistent, coordinated city commitment to root out the violence in our neighborhood. And we need you there to hear our concerns and ideas and to marshal a response that addresses our community's deep seated needs.

When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: Teen Center at St. Peter's

278 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

For more info:


Parenting Wisely Infosession | May 27

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Parenting Wisely is a low-cost evidence-based interactive, video-based training program for parents. The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)’s Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) program can provide you with the materials necessary to implement the program in your community - including the video, workbooks, facilitator guide, and ongoing support and technical assistance. Come to the infosession to learn more!


When: Wednesday, May 27th


Where: 727 Mass Ave

To RSVP: contact Tali Ruskin at TRUSKIN@BPHC.ORG or call 617-534-2314


Community Baby Shower | June 10

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Come out and enjoy the festivities, meet other families, and connect with information and resources to get your baby off to a bright start. Enjoy a light dinner, shop in our boutique of gently-used baby items, get a professional family photo and hear from other moms, health professionals and a variety of family support agencies on important infant safety and development topics. Each expectant and/or new mother will bring home a goody bag with items for your baby! *spots are limited to 100 families; please RSVP!


When: Wednesday, June 10th


Where: Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street, Roxbury

To RSVP/ For more info: contact Sunindiya Bhalla at or call (617)624-8104


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