Ice Skating at the Kroc | Feb 16-19

New Ice Skating Rink at the Kroc! Enjoy a fun winter activity. Join The Salvation Army Kroc Center for outdoor community ice skating on their field,  right in the heart of Dorchester!


When: Open Winter Vacation Break 2/16-2/19 (closed Monday), daily from 12pm-4pm.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center 650 Dudley Street Boston, MA 02125

Free to members, $2 for non-members. Bring your own skates.

Helmets highly recommended for youth ages 4-12 Years.

For more information, call our Welcome Desk at 617-318-6900

Sankofa | Feb 27

Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts presents Sankofa: Past, Present and to our Future.

Take a journey through the art of dance to never forget the ones of the past, to celebrate the ones of today and to build the ones of tomorrow. 


When: Sat, Feb 27 at 5:00pm

Where: The Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For ticket information please contact, or call 617-282-4561

Children's Story Hour: "Folk Tales you Have Never Heard" | Feb 25

Join the Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library at Chill On Park for the February Children's Story Hour: "Folk Tales you Have Never Heard"!

Cindy, a wonderful children's librarian, will be reading. They will also be serving free samples of steamers and hot cider!

When: Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM - 7 PM

Where:  Chill On Park 142 Park St, Dorchester 02122

Presidents' Day Family Festival | Feb 15

 The Kennedy Library will host its 5th annual Family Festival. The festival will include Presidential storytelling, creative activities, museum tours and demonstrations, and live musical performances.


When: Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Columbia Point, Boston MA 02125


Visit for a detailed schedule of the Family Festival offerings.

What Do You Know About the Harlem Renaissance? | Feb 18

Desiree Taylor takes you on an investigative journey through the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about the period and the people while asking “What would I do?”

Desiree Taylor, M.Ed., M.A., creates fun, current, and relevant public educational opportunities for diverse ages and audiences. Her background is in American Studies, teaching, crafting, and writing.

When: Thursday, February 18, 4 p.m.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
500 Columbia Road

Blind Date with a Book | Feb 13

Need to spice up your reading? Stop by at On the Dot Books for a Blind Date with a Book!

Already have a date for Valentine's Day? A snazzily wrapped mystery book will make a wonderful gift. Pair it with one of our adorable greeting cards and you're all set!

Each book is only $5, not only is it a good date, it's a cheap date!

If you know what you want to get your sweetie, On the Dot Books will have free gift wrapping available for books purchased during the event.


When :  Feb 13, Saturday at 4 PM - 6 PM

Where: 1739 Dorchester Ave Dorchester Center, Massachusetts

2nd Annual Yappy Hour | Feb 10

Valentine's Day is almost here so why not show your pup some love? Bring your dog and join Milton Animal Shelter at Ester.  The bar will be serving warming libations and blankets will be available. Dog treats will be provided by The Pooped Pooch & 2 Dog Treats.  Human Treats will be provided at Ester. 


When: Wed, Feb 10, 6-8pm

Where: Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


RSVP with Ester ensure your place, call (617) 698-2261. 

Raffle, All proceeds go to Milton Animal Shelter

Prizes will include gift certificates, toys & treats.

Tickets are $1 for or 6 for $5

Dogs must be leashed, non-aggressive and up to date on shots. 

Safe Love Dance & Health Fair | Feb 18

Join DotHouse Health & GNA (Generation Next Academy) for their Safe love dance & Health fair, free giveaways and Dj Curt!

Where: 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

When: Thursday Feb 18, 3:00-8:30pm (Doors close at 7pm)


Admission : $2

Ages: 12-18

Contact: Michaela Collins at 617-740-2262


Community Conversation on Youth | Feb 25

Join Silver Lining Mentoring for their community conversation on youth in foster care. Learn how you can become a mentor. 


When: Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Codman Square Library,  690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124

BPL Presidential Searches Listening Sessions | Feb 11

The Boston Public Library Search Committee listening sessions are an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts on what qualities they believe the next leader of the BPL should possess, in an open and conversational forum.


When: Thursday, February 11at 6:30 PM
Where: Lower Mills Branch,  27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


Those unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to tweet comments at the Boston Public Library Twitter handle via @bplboston and at Presidential Search Committee Chair John Palfrey at @jpalfrey. Comments may also be submitted via

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