Family Jewels at Stitch House Dorchester | April 26

family jewels
Spend a Sunday afternoon developing your beading skills while making a beautiful gift for yourself or your mom!  You'll learn to quickly string beads onto yarn using a dental floss threader, follow pattern instructions, and create a beautiful necklace or bracelet just in time for Mother's day!

by Shaina Bilow or  Ribband by Laura Nelkin.


When: Sunday, April 26th


Where: Stitch House Dorchester

846 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

Cost: $40 (includes both patterns) plus $15 materials fee

OR bring your own scraps of fingering or sock weight yarn and size 6 beads. 

To register: Call 617.265.8013


Haitian Family Reunification Parole Plan Meeting | Jan 22

info on haitian family reunification parole plan meeting

Attention Haitian community!:

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and the USCIS will stand with the Mayors Office for New Bostonians at a meeting to inform the Haitan community about federal changes to Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program and the impact of DACA/DAPA. Translation to Haitian Creole will be provided.


When: Thursday, January 22


Where: St. Angela’s Parish Hall

1554 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

Questions?:  contact The Mayors Office of New Bostonians at (617) 635-2980.

Dorchester YMCA Family Fun Night | Dec 19



Stop by the Dorchester YMCA for a holiday party!

Arts, Crafts, cookies and more!

Who: YMCA of Greater Boston

Where: 776 Washington St, Dorchester MA 02124

When:  December 19th

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00 pm


KidsFest | March 15

BEFF presents KidsFest at the Adams Street Library located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester,Saturday, March 15 from 11am - 12:30pm. This event is suitable for children five and up. Come see funny and beautiful animations for kids. One hour of short films about our planet followed by a hands-on, take-home activity. Although registration is not required, there are limited seats for this free event. Children that will be participating must be accompanied by an adult.

JFK Library Celebrates St. Patrick's Day: Greene O'Leary School of Irish Dance | March 15

On Saturday March 15 between 10am and 11:30am, the Greene O'Leary School returns to the JFK Library for a youthful celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Dancers demonstrate athleticism, skill and poise while presenting traditional and contemporary styles of Irish Dance.

The Celebrate! series highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the performing arts. In order to optimize your comfort and enjoyment, reservations are required for all visitors to this free program. To make a reservation, please visit the Celebrate! page online at or call 617-514-1644 and leave your full name, the number in your party, and your contact information. >> Read More

St. Patrick's Day Brunch | March 15

Saturday March 15 at from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,the eighth annual Dorchester St. Patrick's Day Brunch will be held at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Hall, 800 Columbia Rd.

Special guest: Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Three people will be inducted into the Dorchester Hall of Fame at the event:
FR. Richard 'Doc' Conway,
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and
Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross, BPD.

All proceeds will benefit the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish. Seats: $100 per person, reservations will be held at the door.

Presidents' Day Family Festival | February 17

On Monday, February 17 from 10:30am to 4:00pm, the JFK Library will host its Fourth Annual Presidents' Day Family Festival. Join in for presidential storytelling, arts and crafts, musical performances, and much more! Admission is free for visitors ages 17 and under.

For more information on the event please visit

For location information contact (617) 514-1600

John F Kennedy Presidential Library
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Edible Stories | February 21

EDIBLE STORIES: Dinner and Open Mic
Co-sponsored by Write on the DOT and Dorchester Community Food Co-op
Friday, February 21st at 6PM
Dot2Dot Café
1739 Dorchester Ave

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu prepared with seasonal produce from the Dorchester Winter Farmer's Market at Dot2Dot Café. All attendees are invited to bring "food" themed poems and stories to share. Live music and "foodie" raffle prizes! ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (3-Course Prix Fixe $20/person). Email or call 617.436.2368.

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

Celebrate MLK Legacy: "I Have A Dream" | February 18

On Tuesday, February 18 between 1pm to 2pm

The Holland Community Center would like to invite the community to a free interactive reading of Kadir Nelson’s “I Have A Dream” picture book inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as performed by Citi Center Teaching Artist, Toni "Bee" Brooks.

All attendees will receive take-home activities.

For more information on this event contact:
Holland Community Center
85 Olney St, Boston, MA 02121

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