Valentine's Day Events! | Feb. 16 + 17

Febuary 16 @ 12pm: Couples Cooking Class - Come to Tavolo at noon, strap on an apron, and learn how to make beet raviolis, roast rack of lamb and seasonal sides together! Plus a post-class luncheon with wine ($120 per couple). Call to reserve your spot at 617-822-1918. For more info, visit  

Febuary 16 @ 6pm: Live Acoustic Guitar - Ryan Beke rocks the house! Visit Tavolo from 6pm to 9pm to hear this uber-talented local musician who attended berklee, teaches, records and brings the funky energy! For more info, visit   >> Read More

Annual Auction to Benefit Ashmont Nursery School, Mar. 10

Support Ashmont Nursery School and enjoy a night of food, fun and entertainment in downtown Boston! On March 10, Ashmont Nursery School will be holding their Annual Auction at Citizen Schools, located at 308 Congress Street, 5th floor. The auction will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bid in silent and live auctions on wonderful items donated by local businesses and individuals. Stand-up comedian Deb Farrar-Parkman will also be providing entertainment at the event. Admission is free! For more information, contact Visit for more information about the organization.

SMAMS' Business Networking Breakfast Jan. 19

SMAMS' Business Task Force will be holding their Quarterly Business Networking Breakfast on Thursday, January 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave. This free event is sponsored by Eastern Bank, and a great chance to learn about services available from SMAMS and the City of Boston! There will be more detailed information soon - but if you are planning to attend, please email SMAMS. To learn more about SMAMS, visit their website at

Try Out a Free Class with Boston City Singers Jan. 11

Do you have or know a child that loves to sing? Try out a class with Boston City Singers for Free! On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. the organization will be offering just that. For children ages 4 to 7, there is the Kodály Singing Class, and a Training Chorus Program for children in grades 2 - 6. The class will be held at All Saints Ashmont at 209 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. For more information, check out Boston City Singers' website. You can also email or call 617.825.0674 for more information. Attached is a 4 x 6 announcement for the event.

A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols Dec. 18

The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont invites the public to A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols, sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. The event will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th. The performance will be an exciting variety of readings and carols for the season, including works by Cleobury, Darke, Howells, Josquin des Prez, Vaughn Williams, Willan, Willcocks, and others. The parish's choir of Men & Boys follows the English cathedral choral tradition, and is one of only 30 such choirs in the United States! The Parish is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the first chuch designed by Ralph Adams Cram. The Parish of All Saints is located at 209 Ashmont Street in Peabody Square, Dorchester, 02124. For more information, visit the Parish of All Saints on the web at, or by calling 617.436.6370. A flyer for the event is attached!

Organ Concert @ All Saints Nov. 13

On Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m., internationally acclaimed organist Joan Lippincott will perform on the magnificent Fisk organ at Parish of All Saints! She will be playing the music of Bach, Rorem, Liszt, and Alain. General Admission will be $20 and $15 for seniors and students. The show is a joint presentation of All Saints, Ashmont, and the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


The Parish of All Saints is located at 209 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. For more information, check out the All Saints website or call at 617.436.6370.

Ashmont Station Dedication Oct. 21

Join Governor Deval Patrick for the official dedication of the brand new Ashmont Station! State Transportation Officials will also be present - Secretary / CEO Richard Davey of the Mass. Dept. of Transportation, and Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis. Not to mention, fellow members of the Dorchester Community. It will take place on Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. The station is Dorchester's newest landmark and a jewel of the MBTA. Celebrate the hard work of the community, elected officials and the MBTA!

Opera at the Open Market, Sep. 16


Boston Opera Collaborative presents "Opera goes to Market," a concert series celebrating the union of food and music. During September at local farmers' markets explore how opera is a part of everyday life. These concerts were made possible through funding from the Free for All Concert Fund. They will be held:

Thursday, September 15, from noon to 3 p.m., at Boston Public Market, South Station.
Friday, September 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Ashmont/Peabody Market in Dorchester.
Sunday, September 18, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Harvard Square Market in Cambridge.

Gideon Ansell at Flat Black, Sep. 9

This Friday, September 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., Flat Black Coffee Company's Ashmont location (1906 Dorchester Ave.) will be hosting an Opening Reception for Gideon Ansell. This work is really dynamic: photography inspired by the rich symbolism and color of Mexican art, in a series based on the Mexican card game, La Lotería. Please join the community in supporting this local artist! The espresso bar will be open, coffee will be abundant, and pastries and other refreshments will be served.

The show is already hanging at Ashmont. You can also check out Gideon's work at And speaking of Dot Coms: if you haven't visited Flat Black's website in a while, be sure to check out They are currently giving a 10% off discount on online orders when you create an account.

Ashmont Adams Yard Sale, Oct. 1

It's time for bargain hunters and treasure seekers to come and enjoy a wonderful community event! The Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association annual yard sale is happening on October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sunday, October 2).

Interested in selling? Contact Patricia O'Neill for more information:

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