Haitian Heritage Month Celebration | May 2-26

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration 2016!

16th Annual Haitian American Unity Parade:

  • When: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 
  • Where: Mattapan Square Blue Hill Ave through Talbot Ave., Dorchester

9th Annual Haitian Heritage Month Kick-Off Cermony:

  • When: Mon. May 2nd, 2016—5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Where: KAY PAM 6 Livingstone St. Dorchester

11th Annual Flag Day Breakfast (In collaboration with several Boston City Councilors):

  • When: Fri., May 13th, 2016-10:30am
  • Where: Boston City Hall, 5th Floor

21st Annual Haitian Flag Raising Cermony:  >> Read More

After School Gaming | March 3

Kids and teens are invited to play video and board games. 

Where: Lower Mills Branch 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4 – 5:20 P.M.

Alzheimer’s Association: Dementia Conversations | March 11

 The Alzheimer’s Association is offering the program Dementia Conversations. Dementia Conversations offers tips on how to have honest and caring dialog about some of the most difficult topics when you are caring for someone with memory problems. The program will cover having going to get a diagnosis or medical care, deciding when it is necessary to stop driving and making plans for managing finances and legal documents.


When: Friday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Where: Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester


To register or for more information call 800.272.3900.

Call to Action: Know Your Rights! Adult Forum | Feb 27

The Adult forum will focus on positive interactions with law enforcement, stop and frisk and landlord-tenant law. This interactive program will allow participants to absorb information and ask questions. At the conclusion of the program, an advocate will also address CORI-related matters including sealing records. If you would like to seal your record, please bring a copy of your criminal record report.


Saturday February 27, 2016
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Lena Park Community Center
150 American Legion Highway
Dorchester, MA 02132


Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

To register click here. 


Youth Forum Here

Call to Action: Know Your Rights! Youth Forum | Feb 26

The MBLA has identified several prevalent issues impacting youth of color in grades 6 through 12 and has developed a program focused on positive interactions with law enforcement, stop and frisk, cyber-bullying and unhealthy teen relationships (domestic violence).  This interactive program will allow youth to come together and voice concerns and personal experiences in these areas, gain knowledge on how to deal with these issues and collectively develop strategies and a plan of action on how to deal with these issues.


Friday February 26, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Lena Park Community Center
150 American Legion Highway
Dorchester, MA 02124


Dinner will be provided. 

To register click here.  >> Read More

February Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Join the Boston Public Library as it celebrates African American representation and achievement in the film industry!

  • February 5 - Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • February 12 - Remember the Titans (2000)
  • February 19 - Annie (2015)
  • February 26 - Something New (2006)

When: Fridays in February, 2:30 p.m. 

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

Winter Coat Distribution | Feb 19

Men of Color, Men of Action presents it's 3rd annual Winter Coat Distribution to Men, Women & Children. 

When: Date:  February 19, 2016 (snow date: February 27th)   Time: 3pm -7pm         

Where:  The Great Hall (6 Norfolk St)  Codman Square (across from McDonalds) 


Drop off Locations :

  • 587 Washington St                             
  • Strive  651 Washington St
  • Cut to Fit 19 Norfolk St

Light refreshments will be served…

For more information contact Cullen @ 617-825-4224 ext 130

or email

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UCMS Business Breakfast Annual Meeting | Jan 21

Join Uphams Corner Main Street for the Business Breakfast Annual Meeting.

  • Learn about the UCMS' successes, the Up Market, new development at the Upham's Corner Comfort Station and other sites, technical assistance for local sites! Participate in Imagine Boston 2030.
  • Find out how you can get involved in participating UCMS committees, supporting local businesses, participating in cultural events and beautifying the neighborhood. 

Meet the board members and find out how you can volunteer! 

Free Breakfast All are welcome! 

When: Thursday Jan 21, 8:00am -9:30am

Where: Restaurant Laura, 688 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA

Membership donations encouraged. 


Story Time with Ms. Angela | Dec 1

Preschoolers will listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts.

When: Tues December 1, 2015, 10:30 – 11:05 A.M.

Where: Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond Street

Children 0-5 Years
Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841.

Smartphone Workshop | Dec 2-23

Free smartphone workshop for seniors to learn (iphone & android). Seniors can come in with no pressure on how to setup and use smartphones.  Join for  a 4 class workshop.

Where: Codman Square Branch Library

Class 1: Wednesday December 2 at 10:30am to noon. 

Class 2: Wednesday December 9 at 10:30am to noon.

Class 3: Wednesday December 16 at 10:30am to noon.

Class 4: Wednesday December 23 at 10:30am to noon. 


Limited Space. To register, please visit the Codman Square Branch Library or call 617-436-8214. 

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