Holiday Meet and Greet | Dec 7

Join Dorchester Community Food Co-op for good food and conversation! Sample delicious Cape Verdean appetizers (vegetarian options available), meet members of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, and hear a short report on the progress of the co-op development. 


When: Monday, December 7th 6-8 pm

Where: Restaurante Cesaria 266 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

Cash Bar!

Bring Friends & Neighbors

Please RSVP to Darnell Adams


Dorchester Holiday Tree Lightings | Nov 28

Mayor Martin J Walsh & the Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee presents Dorchester 2015 Holiday Tree Lightings.


Saturday Nov 28

  • 3:00pm Neponset Circle
  • 3:30pm Port Norfolk
  • 4:00pm Harbor Point
  • 4:30pm Meeting House Hill (Allen Park)
  • 5:00pm Uphams Corner (Strand Theater)
  • 5:30pm Blessed Mother Tereaa-Parish
  • 6:00pm Ryan Playground
  • 6:30 Fields Corner (Doherty/Gibson Playground)
  • 7:00pm King Street Playground
  • 7:30pm Peabody Square

Pope's Hill Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | Nov 28

Join Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Special appearance by Santa Claus and goodie bags for the kids!


When: Sat Nov 28

Festivities begin with hot cocoa at 2pm.

3:00pm Tree Lighting

3:30pm-6:00pm Holiday Pizza Party

Where: 362 Neponset Ave (Neponset V.F.W Post #5834)

Author Dinner: "Dirty Old Boston" | Dec 4

Join Ont The Dot Books for a warm walk down memory lane as they  welcome Jim Botticelli, author and creator of Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition. The founder of the ever-popular Dirty Old Boston Facebook page, Jim knows a thing or two about nostalgia and the fascination with Boston's recent past.  Sit down for a delicious three course meal, a discussion led by Jim, and plenty of good conversation. Bring your own photographs and memories to share! 

About the Book: Dirty Old Boston is a crowd-sourced photographic chronicle of the people, streets, and buildings from the postwar years to 1987. From ball games to dive bars, and amidst an ever-changing skyline, Dirty Old Boston presents our proud moments and doesn't shy away from our growing pains. Raw and beautiful, this book is an important and evocative tribute to the city and its people.  >> Read More

Clinical Network Workshop 2015 | Nov 21

Second Church in Dorchester presents Clinical Network Workshop, Addressing Addiction;
"Dying to Live". The etiology and epidemiology of substance abuse and dependence and why we need addiction counseling.

The goal of the workshop is to educate and enhance the clinical profession and community engagement toward a more effective and efficient outcome in case practice. 

Keynote Speaker: Barris Malcolm, Ph.D

Barris Malcolm, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Administration and is the Coordinator of the Joint MSW/MDIV Degree Program between the School of Social Work and Yale University Divinity School. 

Registration: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

When: Saturday November 21, 2015 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Second Church in Dorchester, 600 Washington Street (Codman Square), Dorchester, MA 02124 >> Read More

Ashmont/Peabody Square Pop-Up Holiday Market | Nov 28

Celebrate the season in Ashmont Station/Peabody Square at a pop-up holiday market! Holiday music will fill the air as you shop the market stands:  >> Read More

Annual Peabody Square Tree Lighting | Nov 28

After the pop-up holiday market, light the Peabody Square Holiday Tree with Santa, Mayor Marty Walsh, and other special guests on Ashmont Station Plaza. Feel free to bring an ornament to add to adorn the tree!

When: Sat Nov 28 7:00 p.m.

Where: Ashmont Train Station/Peabody Square

Refreshments and Holiday Songs with guests from Boston City Singers. Senator Linda Dorcena Forry has graciously agreed to be our Mistress of Ceremonies! >> Read More

Holiday Cornucopia Event | Nov 18

Snapchef is very excited to be cooking up change in the neighborhood. The Snapchef Foundation will host a #500X500 Holiday Cornucopia Event providing 500 individuals the opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal that is healthy, nutritious and affordable. 

Their goal is to feed 500 hungry and potentially malnourished individuals. 
When:  November 18th from 3-5 p.m.

Where: 420 Washington Street Dorchester

The event is free to those attending and is being sponsored by Snapchef.

Please reach out to Mandy with questions or to  to RSVP

Project R.I.G.H.T.Inc. Art Night | Nov 16

 Paint along with celebrated community-based artist, Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper, as she shares her artistic techniques and process for landscape painting. Art supplies provided by sparc! the ArtMobile. Take home your cherished creation. 

All ages and beginners are welcome! Space is limited so registration is required (email

Where: Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave, Boston, MA 02121
When: Monday, Nov 16 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Make It Matter Pop-Up Marketplace | Nov 15

Lusterity is hosting the Make It Matter Marketplace.  Lusterity is Boston's freshest events company and the first-ever brand to offer party hosts the chance to both create gorgeous gatherings and do social good. 

With Lusterity, it's easier than ever to make your next gathering one your guests will talk about. And you'll rest easy knowing that every dollar you spend goes to locally-owned businesses, women- and minority-owned enterprises, innovators who are attentive to sustainability, and organizations that give back to our community. >> Read More

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