Boys and Girls Club

Summer Splash: Family Swim | August 16

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester along with Fields Corner Children Thrive present Summer Splash! Come to this awesome event for a day of family fun, swimming, dinner and literacy activities. The event is on August 16 from 5pm to 7pm. It will take place at 35 Dorchester Ave. (This event is appropriate for children 1 to 7)

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, Mary Kinsella at, or call 617.288.7120.  

A Conversation with Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, Feb. 23

On February 23, the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus will welcome a conversation with Beacon Hill Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there will be light refreshments - the program happens from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The talk will take place at Boys and Girls Club of Boston, 15 Talbot Avenue. For more information, contact the office of State Rep. Russell Holmes, 617.722.2220.

14th Annual "Tom's Toy Party" Dec. 3

Tom Gannon's 14th Annual "Tom's Toy Party" will be taking place on Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Stadium, located at 232 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. The event will be benefitting the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, so bring an unwrapped toy to be distributed at the party! There will be music by Gainsville Road at 8:30 p.m. as well as appetizers and refreshments! Check out for more information.

"Pay it Forward" Fashion & Talent Showcase, Nov. 18

On Friday, November 18th, Stajez Dance Company & Wise Men Marketing and Promotions will Present “Pay It Forward,” a 1st annual Fashion & Talent Show Case. "Pay it Forward" will promote the remarkable power of paying good deeds forward, and remind us all that small acts of kindness can make a big impact. Do You Pay It Forward?

The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club at 15 Talbot Street in Dorchester. Admission is $10, and will support a great cause.

There will be tables with information about organizations that promote peace, healing and to educate youth & families about upward mobility and education.  The event's main feature will be a fashion show followed by a phenomenal talent showcase. The central theme is “Pay it Forward.” All participants involved have committed themselves to making this event one that is both entertaining as well as productive, and your presence will bring it all together.

If you would like to attend “Pay It Forward” 1st annual Fashion & Talent Show Case as an organization, you can set up a table for your organization. Feel free to bring banners, pamphlets and other items that will make your table attractive and inviting to the large number of people that are expected to attend!

For more information, contact Wise Men Marketing by phone at 617.676.8590 or by visiting their website.

School Readiness Roundtable, Sep. 21

Fields Corner Children ThriveThe Dorchester Cluster (Boston Community Partnerships Programs) and Fields Corner Children Thrive invite parents, caregivers, community member and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable on Wednesday, September 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. The roundtable will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125. Lunch and childcare provided. Please RSVP to Marika Hewes by calling 617-740-2572 or emailing (for childcare, please also RSVP to Mary at 617.288-7120).

**$20 Target gift cards are available for parent and grandparent participants.

Area B-3 Senior Boat Ride and Breakfast, Sep. 13

Senior Boat RideThe annual Area B-3 boat ride and breakfast for seniors will be held on Tuesday, September 13. The event begins with an 8:00 a.m. continental breakfast at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club (1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125), followed by a bus to the boat tour of Boston Harbor. Tickets are on sale through the B-3 station by calling 617-343-4717 or Myrtle Huggins at 617-429-8531.

BYEN Urban Environmental Education Workshop Series, Sep. 6, 7, 8

Participate in the BYEN Urban Environmental Education Workshop Series! These workshops are part of "BYEN's Everyday Explorers: Science in After School" program and now available to network members free of charge. Register for individual sessions or attend all. Workshops take place on September 6 from from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m and September 7 and 8 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125. Sessions are open to after school program staff and environmental educators. Specifically, they address professional development in teaching hands-on science and environmental education in after school settings Pre-registration is required. For questions and/or to RSVP contact Helen Christou at or 617-345-5322 ext. 110. The flyer is posted on the BYEN News & Events page at

Dorchester Music Clubhouse Summer Bash, Aug. 12

The Dorchester Music Clubhouse will be hosting an extraordinary event on August 12! The "End of the Summer Bash" will conclude the clubhouse's summer programming with a BBQ & Concert. Special guest performers, including a new recording artist "P'Tah" who will be doing a meet and greet, will provide entertainment. Please see the attached flier. You don't want to miss this!

BBQ begins at 6 p.m.; concert follows at 6:30 p.m. A meet and greet will follow. All events take place in the Nike Court. For more information, contact Ayeisha D. Mathis, Music Director, at 617.288.7120 x1410 or The Music Clubhouse is located at 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Dorchester Cluster Family Fun Night, Jul. 21

DW Counts Down to KindergartenJoin the Dorchester Cluster for a Family Fun Night on Thursday, July 21! Children and families will gather at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of entertainment, learning and theater. The Boston Children’s Museum "DW Counts Down to Kindergarten" Play will be present! Registration for this event is required. Please contact Mary Kinsella at (617)288-7120 or Event takes place at Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125. To learn more about the play, read on. >> Read More

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