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Boston Main Streets Annual Awards Celebration June 26

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Main Streets and all the local Main Street organizations invite all Bostonians to the BMS Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 26th starting at 6PM, in the historic Strand Theater in Upham's Corner.

Help celebrate the 2013 Businesses and Volunteers of the Year along with special emcee, former WCVB News Anchor Susan Wornick, with special performances by the Fiddlehead Theater Company including a sneak peek of musical numbers from the cast of Aida coming to the Strand Theater in October.

The evening will start with local food and music by Berklee College of Music students, and include an onstage award ceremony with Mayor Walsh and a finale including desserts provided by your local Main Street district bakeries and shops.

Bring your family and friends to this FREE community event! RSVP to Bea Dambreville at

Free Open Dress Rehearsal: Cantata Singers | Feb 21

Cantata Singers in rehearsal

Mendelssohn "Elijah" Dress Rehearsal
Free and open to the public
Friday, February 21, 2014
1:30 pm at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA
In the spirit of Cantata Singers’ groundbreaking performances of the Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and the Verdi Requiem, Cantata Singers presents Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, in the original German, with longtime Cantata Singers member Mark Andrew Cleveland singing the title role.

Elijah is one of the few choral-orchestral icons of the classical canon that Cantata Singers has never tackled in its 50-year history. “Mendelssohn’s efforts to present and promote J.S. Bach’s music are credited for reviving Bach’s reputation and popularity in the 19th century. It was Mendelssohn who presented the first performance of the St. Matthew Passion after Bach’s death” said Music Director David Hoose. “Elijah is a fitting musical centerpiece for Cantata Singers’ 50th Anniversary Season.” >> Read More

Friday Night Under the Lights | September 20

Friday, September 20, All Dorchcester Sports League is hosting a free, drop in, family sports night in Town Field in Dorchester, MA. The event will start at 7pm until 9pm. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on this event please call All Dorchester Sports League @ (617) 287-1601

MS: The Multicultural Connection | June 9

The Jubilee Christian Church, located at 1500 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan will  be hosting an event called: "MS: The Multicultural Connection. Connect to Research, Connect to Others, Connect to Stay Well!" Explore how MS affects YOU through presentations and round table discussions. Meet others from your community and empower yourself to live well with MS every day. Free! Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Amber Stalker at or at 800.344.4867.


Co-hosted by the Multicultural Council of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter for Africans, African-Americans, and those of Caribbean descent living with MS.


Program Agenda:

9:30 am     Arrival and Registration Check-in >> Read More

Charles C. Yancey Book Fair | July 7

The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston 02119, from 12 to 3 p.m. Donations of new books are welcomed! Register online. Since 1987, more than 400,000 books have been distributed to over 16,000 children and families. The Yancey Book Fair needs donors to continue its mission of cultivating literacy in the City of Boston. Checks should be made payable to The Yancey Book Fair and mailed to: P.O. Box 961902, Boston, Massachusetts, 02196.

Free Cookout at Metropolitan Baptist Church | June 30

On June 30th, Metropolitan Baptist Church will be hosting a free cookout for everyone. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Metropolitan Baptist Church is located at 393 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. For more information, please call 617.436.0479 or click on attachment below for flyer with information and sponsors of the event!

Ayiti Cherie March 24

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be hosting a special event on March 24, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., “Ayiti Chérie - from Boston to Haiti: The work continues...”. This event will provide an opportunity to recognize the great work that was done to support Haiti and Boston's Haitian residents following the tragic earthquake of 2010, as well as the work that continues in the City of Boston! The event will be held at Mildred Avenue Middle School, 5 Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. For more information, please call 617.635.3846.

"Commitment to Community Tour" April 5

Meet to discuss issues, concerns and ideas to improve Blue Hill Avenue, a commercial and residential area that runs through Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. At the meeting, everything from street cleaning to crosswalks, traffic to small business development can be discussed - come with your ideas! The focus is Blue Hill Ave from Dudley Street to Grove Hall. Also find out about new initiatives as well as the budget process on the state and city level. For more information, contact Daniel Tavares at Danielson.Tavares [at] Or call 617.722.2060 This is a free event. The Thomas Atkins Building is located at 233 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA. The event will be from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.


Haiti and Black History Month @ UMass Boston Feb. 25

The Haitian Consulate in Boston invites you to celebrate the connection between Haiti and Black History Month in an event featuring panelists Virginius W. Thornton, State Representative Byron Rushing, and Dr. Peniel Joseph. On Saturday, February 25th, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom B. This is a free event! The event will feature music, dance, and an exhibition of paintings.  For more information, contact Beatrice Joseph, Vice-Counsul, at beatrice.joseph [at], or [at] You can also contact the Counsul by phone at 617.266.3660 ext. 10 or at 617.266.3707 ext. 18.

Anyone who needs disability accommodations in order to fully participate should visit www.ADA.UMB.EDU.

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.

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