BCYF: FREE Girls Nights

The Boston Center for Youth and Families Girl’s Initiative is offering Girl’s Nights events this summer, with activities including roller skating, rock wall climbing, BBQs, an ice cream social, and a spoken word event! Dates as followed:

August 3: Chez Vouz, 11 Rhoades St. Ages 11-17, from 4pm-7pm (Roller Skating)

August 6: Gallivan Community Center, 61 Woodruff Way. Ages 8-17, from 7pm-8am (Skate Night, BBQ, and sleep over)

August 11: Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave. Ages 12-18, from 6pm-8pm (Lip Sync Battle and BBQ!)

August 17: Menino Community Center, 1483 Tremont St. Ages 8-17, from 5pm-8pm (Rock Wall, BBQ, and more!)

August 23: JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Ages 6-18, from 4pm-7pm (Ice Cream Social)

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BCYF Perkins Community Center Presents: Talent Show | Aug. 18

Come show off your talent! Any age, any talent!

When: Aug. 18 at 6pm

Where: Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave.

St. Patrick Day Senior Dinner | March 9

The BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center hosts a dinner for senior citizens. Enjoy delicious dinner in the company of friends and neighbors. Games, entertainment and door prizes! 


When: Wed, March 9 6-8pm

Where: 1 Worrell Street Dorchester, MA  02122


Please RSVP to LaToya Weaver at 617-635-5150.

Nothing But Treats | Oct 28

BCYF Cleveland Community Center's Halloween Party. All ages welcome. Food, games, prizes, face painting and other treats.

When: Wednesday, October 28, 5-8pm

Where: 11 Charles Street, Dorchester 


BCYF Block Parties | July 23

Boston Centers for Youth and Families is back with their famous Block Party Thursdays this summer. Enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, good food and a goodtime with you neighborhood. See dates and Locations below, starts at 5!

July 23rd - Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell Street in Dorchester. 

Auguts 6th- Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street in Jamaica Plain 

August 20th- Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street in the North End.  

Contact: 617-635-4920 x2213

FREE Mother-Daughter Self Defense Class | June 17

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BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center is hosting a FREE Mother-Daughter Self-Defense workshop! For girls age 8-18, make sure your daughter knows how to protect herself in dangerous situations! This workshop includes basic self-defense strategies that will help young girls respond to a variety of unsafe situations.


When: Wednesday, June 17th


Where: BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center

1 Worrell Street, Dorchester MA

For more info/To RSVP: Call Lisa Zinck at (617)635-5150


Welcome BPS Superintendent Chang to Dorchester! | June 8

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Let your voice be heard! Richard J. Murphy School BCYF Leahy Holloran Community Center welcome the new BPS Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang to our community for a Listen and Learn discussion. Share your thoughts about: bright spots in BPS, challenges, and aspirations and goals for BPS.


When: Monday, June 8


Where: Murphy School

1 Worrell Street, Dorchester

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.zinck.9/posts/10207207285202713 >> Read More

BCYF Perkins Fitness and Health Fair | June 27

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Stop saying "I can't!" Be inspired to get active and healthy this summer! Come to the Perkins Health and Fitness Fair!

  • Health Connector Resources
  • Personal Trainers
  • Exercise demos
  • Free Smoothies
  • Activities for kids
  • Healthy Dish Competition(1st & 2nd prizes)
  • Free fruit and vegetable basket to first 30 people

When: Saturday June 27th


Where: BCYF Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave Dorchester MA

For more info


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FREE Zumba Gold | June 22 - August 17

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Zumba Gold is a dance fitness class designed for people ages 50+. People at any fitness level are welcome to come, as well as friends and family.


When: Mondays, June 15th-August 17th

Where: Grove Hall Community Center
51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester MA

To RSVP: Call Samantha at (617)778-0553 or email sschiffman@generationsinc.org


Family Gym! | April 18

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Looking for a free, fun way to be active with your kids? Drop by Family Gym, a play program for families with children ages 3-8 to get up, out and moving together. Family Gym is free and open to all, no pre-registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


When: April 18th from

Where: BCYF’s Recreation Center at Madison Park (Building #4, enter at the flagpole)

55 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury

BYCF Holland Community Center

85 Olney St., Dorchester

For more info: contact Christie Lee at lee.ch@husky.neu.edu


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