Fields Corner

Family Literacy Event | March 29

The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester (35 Deer Street, Dorchester) is hosting a Family Literacy Event on March 29th at 5:30PM.  There will be a dinner, raffles, prizes, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny, who was happily willing to offer to take photos with the kids.  Field's Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Members will receive a free book.  

To RSVP email Emily Capurso at ecapurso@bgcdorchester.org, Mary Kinsella at mkinsella@bgcdorchester.org, or call 617.288.7120.  

Closing SHVAM Event @ LDB Peace Institute Dec. 20

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute will commemorate the closing of SHVAM (Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month) with an event called "Remembering the Love Not the Loss," which will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 20. The event will be an evening dedicated to remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones lost. The event will feature activities for children & families, the Louis D. Brown Peace Garden, and the official closing of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month. Contact the Institute at 617.825.1917 or email marisa@ldbpeaceinstitute.org for more information.

Painters Rags @ Howard Art Project Opens Dec. 9

Howard Art Project, Dorchester's newest gallery, will be hosting an opening for their second show: Painter's Rags and Other Artists Clothing. The show asks exhibiting artists to look at their own wardrobe with the same criticality one would look at art. The opening will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 1486 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner, and is also open on Saturdays during exhibitions from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. For upcoming happenings, calls for work, and more information, check out Howard Art Project's wordpress blog!

Fields Corner Tree Lighting Nov. 26

The Fields Corner Tree Lighting Ceremony will be taking place this year on Saturday, November 26, at the corner of Dorchester Ave and Park Street in Dorchester, MA. The event is entirely free and open to the public! Celebrate the start of the holiday season with your friends & neighbors and enjoy the Blarney Stone's delicious hot cocoa, tasty treats and caroling! Santa and Mrs. Claus will bring goodie bags for children, too. For more information call 617-474-1432 or visit www.fieldscorner.org. To find your local Dorchester neighborhood's tree lighting time see The Dorchester Reporter

Henderson / Harbor Fundraiser @ Blarney Stone Nov. 3

On Thursday, November 3, there will be a fundraiser to support the Henderson/Harbor Schools partnership. All are welcome! The event will be at the Blarney Stone, where you can enjoy drinks and snacks upon admission. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are at the door and are $20.00 each.  Stop by for a drink and say hello! Blarney Stone is located at 1505 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, 02122. You can contact them at 617.436.8223.

7th Annual Martinis on the Avenue Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 16th - it is time for the 7th annual "Martinis on the Avenue," a fundraiser to support the work of SMAMS (St. Marks Area Main Streets) and Fields Corner Main Streets. This year's event will honor the many years of service of District City Councillor Maureen Feeney with a Feeney-tini! The event is happening 7 to 10 p.m. at the Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Avenue. Tickets cost $30 advance, $35 at the door. This money will help SMAMS and FCMS revitalize our Dorchester Ave business districts. Enjoy the Blarney’s great hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, meet neighbors and friends, and bid on great items at the live auction! Buy advance tickets at Fields Corner Main Street's website or call 617.474.1432.

ADVANCE TICKETS SALES NOW CLOSED - TICKETS $35 at the door.

Lenox Building Ribbon Cutting Oct. 15 canceled

The Lenox Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony originally scheduled for Saturday October 15 has been canceled. Fields Corner Main Street hopes to reschedule it for next spring. For more details, contact Evelyn Darling, Executive Director Fields Corner Main Street, 617-474-1432. www.fieldscorner.org

On Saturday, October 15th, there will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate another recent renovation in Fields' Corner! Mayor Menino will be cutting the ribbon for The Lenox Building at 2:30 that day, which has undergone a significant facelift. The building, originally constructed in 1920, has a strong presence in the Fields Corner neighborhood, and is characteristic of other masonry buildings of this era and style in the district. The building is at 1491 Dorchester Avenue.

Public Service Announcement: Mural Needs Your Brainstorm

Dot Ave trotters take note: the Boston marketing firm Cone will be doing its annual Service Day on Dorchester Avenue from Fields Corner to Peabody Square on Thursday, October 6. More than 100 Cone employees will volunteer to help Fields Corner Main Street plant bulbs, landscape, clean up litter and paint murals! Area residents are encouraged to come out to welcome the volunteers, spend a little extra time sprucing up their business storefronts or join FCMS if able. (Image Credit: Artists for Humanity) >> Read More

Close to Home Annual Block Party, Aug. 11

Come meet your neighbors while enjoying free games, food & entertainment. Close to Home will hold its annual Block Party on Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Block Party takes place on Ditson Street in Fields Corner. Bring a friend, a chair, a dish and enjoy your time in the neighborhood. For more information, call (617) 929-5151. 

"Just So Stories" at Fields Corner, Aug. 10

What's popping up at Fields Corner Branch Library on Wednesday, August 10? More than "just" puppets! The Mighty Tatterdemalian Puppet Co. will present an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's famed "Just So Stories." Come by at 10:30 a.m. for a terrific show!

Fields Corner Branch Library is located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester. You can reach the library at (617)436.2155. View upcoming events at www.bpl.org/branches/fc_calendar.htm.

 

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