Free Meals For Kids & Teens

Come by and get a free meal or snack in Dorchester! The USDA food program for 2014 is giving free meals to teens and kids. No need to be enrolled in anything! Times and dates vary by site location. For further info visit click "summer meals" on the left side and find a site near you!

Celebrating Black History with Music | February 12

Wednesday, February 12 between 4pm-6pm, Boston musician, Bill Lowe (trombonist and tubaist) will connect children with Black History Month through music.

Location will be at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library at 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA.

This event is free and suitable for children ages 6-12 (with accompanying adult)

For more information please feel free to call 617) 436-8214

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters | February 3

Feature Film: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Feature Film: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
WHEN Monday, February 3, 2014, 5:30pm
WHERE Community Room
Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
EVENT TYPE Library Event
LIBRARY Lower Mills
AUDIENCE Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Percy Jackson:
Sea of Monsters
PG – 106 min
February 03, 5:30 p.m.
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Super Foods and You | January 30

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 3:30pm, the Uphams Corner Library located at 500 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester will host Super Foods and You.

Uphams Corner Health Center's Nutritionist Molly Warner will introduce Super Foods: Simple, inexpensive foods that revitalize the brain and heart. She'll also share a snack made from Super Foods.

This event is free and is open to the public.

FOr more information contact the Uphams Corner Library at 617-265-0139.

Printmaking with the MFA for Teens | January 24

On Friday, January 24, 2014, between the hours of 4 – 5pm, the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library will host the Printmaking with the MFA for Teens at 690 Washington Street in Dorchester.

There are more ways to work with ink on paper than simply with a paintbrush or pen. Led by educators from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, discover the art of printmaking, a process allowing multiple copies of the same image to be created – design, engrave, print and repeat.

This event is free and is open to teens, ages 13-18.

This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Family Film: Happy Feet | January 16

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5pm the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, will have the family film Happy Feet playing for the whole fmaily to enjoy. This event is free and is open to the public.
Celebrate winter with the fun-filled antics of Mumble and his friends in Happy Feet. Snacks provided.
For more information contact Uphams Corner Library at 6172650139

Benkadi Drum and Dance | January 20

Monday, January 20 between the hours of 10:30am & 11:30am, visit JFK Library on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group performs traditional rhythms and movement from the countries of Mali and Guinea.
Located in the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorcherster, MA
To make a reservation, call 617-514-1644
For more information on this event visit

Cyber-Crime Prevention for Seniors | January 30

Grove Hall Branch Library will host a Cyber Crime Prevention for Seniors seminar, Thursday January 30 at 12:30pm. Grove Hall Library is located at 41 Geneva Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121.
This seminar covers the most current trends, tactics, and procedures in use by cyber-criminals who target seniors on-line. Learn about several strategies for preventing and mitigating instances of cyber-crime, as well as initial steps to take if you believe you already are a cyber-crime victim.

Transition Team Environment, Energy, Open Space Forum | January 7

Fill the room with Franklin Park advocates, Tuesday, Jan. 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, to let the Transition Team know how important Boston’s largest park is! What do you hope Mayor-elect Marty Walsh will do for the park? Think of ideas that fit into the categories of “Keep, Implement, Dream.”
Here are some ideas, what are yours?
Improved and re-paved paths
Tree maintenance
New picnic tables and park benches
A playground for children at the Shattuck Picnic Grove
Fitness equipment for exercise
Much-needed funding for the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park to sustain and expand the series
To better serve open space across the city, the Boston Park Advocates is promoting these ideas. See which ones would impact your use of Franklin Park and other greenspace in your neighborhood.

New Year's Walk | January 4

Saturday, January 4th 10am – Noon
Join Franklin Park Coalition for a winter walking tour around the golf course. Traverse the old stone bridge over a frozen pond, see the woodlands and views with leaves down, and enjoy others glad to get out of the house and walk off holiday calories. Wear walking shoes, we’ll be on a plowed path if there is snow.
The meeting place will be located at the Golf Clubhouse, One Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121.
For more information please contact Franklin Park Coalition at 6174424141
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