Laser Lights @ Frog Pond | Sept. 2

Laser Lights at the Frog Pond is coming on September 2! This multi-media event will be broadcasted by BDC Radio, and streaming live on The festival begins at 7:30pm with a show scheduled at 9:00pm. For all the details, visit

Career Day Boston | July 28

The purpose of Career Day is to bring in a group of professionals from a wide variety of career paths. The students receive the opportunity to speak with different professionals and get an idea of what career path they might be interested in pursuing. This event includes a question and answer session. The goal of the event is to help students through the process of choosing a career while gaining inside knowledge about careers that they are already interested in. Volunteers are still needed for this event! Each professional will participate in a "career fair" and will speak with students one-on-one about their specific experience. Volunteers will be needed from 10:00am until 1:30pm. To volunteer, click HERE. >> Read More

St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts | June 30

On Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 am, The Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting a discussion of St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. Wilfred Holton will discuss St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England the Founding of Our Boston. The talk will also feature a few notes from Earl Taylor about Dorchester, England, and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

This illustrated talk features the town of Boston, Lincolnshire that is the Mother Town of Boston, Massachusetts. The talk describes the center of Puritan religious activity that supplied political and religious leaders to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during its early Colonial period. Historical images and modern photos show sites in the town of Boston that have importance for the founding of our Boston, including the over 700 year-old St. Botolph's Church where Reverend John Cotton preached before coming to Massachusetts in 1633.
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Boston Children's Chorus | May 19

The Boston Children's Chorus is a leading provider of after school choral training programs for diverse youth and children ages 7 to 18. The Boston Children's Chorus will be hosting their All Choir Season Finale at the Strand on Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Boston Children's Chorus at info [at] or call 617.778.2242. To contact the Strand Theatre, email melodi.greene [at] or call 617.635.1403. The Strand Theatre is located at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.


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.

Dorchester History Talk at Old South Meetinghouse Feb. 9

Earl Taylor, President of the Dorchester Historical Society, and Bill Walczak, co-founder of the Codman Square Health Center will be speaking at the Old South Meetinghouse (OSMH) on February 9, at 12:15 p.m. They will present the history of Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, Dorchester, and how it began as a small settlement established by a group of hardy English families in 1630, and how it became a wonderful neighborhood that has appealed to immigrants throughout the world! Hear Dorchester represented as a beacon of community, and a compelling neighborhood of distinct villages. The event is free for Dorchester residents with ID, and for OSMH members, $6 for all others. OSMH is located at 310 Washington Street, downtown Boston.

OSMH is hosting a variety of weekday events through February and March, designed to help local residents learn about Boston’s history. The series “Building Beantown: Exploring the Neighborhoods that Make up the ’Hub’” promises to go beyond the Freedom Trail and into the city’s diverse and complex neighborhoods, each with a distinct population and history. >> Read More

Can We Talk? The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis Jan. 24 & 31

What you think we should all know about the school desegregation crisis of the 1970s and its connection to today? The Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (a project of Union of Minority Neighborhoods) has partnered with Freedom House is going to hold a two part discussion entitled 'Can We Talk?: The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis.' On Tuesday, January 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. see a clip from the Boston Busing/ Desegregation Project's film "Can We Talk" (Directed by Scott Mercer) and discuss the film and the project.

On Tuesday, January 31st, a panel of community members will discuss and respond to issues raised at the first event. The event will be held at Freedom House, 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester. Come continue the conversation about the crisis of school desegregation in the 1970s and its impact today. This event will also be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please email umnunity [at] or call 617.522.3349.

Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting Jan. 24

The next Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday January 24, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting is for all of those interested in improving and expanding Boston's Urban Forest! Become a part of a resident based stewardship group whose goals are to plant trees and educate the public about the benefits of trees. This meeting will feature guest speaker Tabatha White from Boston Parks & Recreation Department to answer questions about the city's street tree program. This meeting will be at the Boston Natural Areas Network office at 62 Summer St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. To reserve a spot, please RSVP at 617.542.7696 ext.20. You can also email mathew [at] For more information about Boston Natural, visit their website at

Stephen Puleo: Dark Tide, Jan. 29

On January 29, at 2:00 p.m. Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide, will discuss the historic Great Molasses Flood that ravaged the city of Boston on January 15, 1919. A very notable event in Boston's history, a 50-foot tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront. The flood demolished homes, and even a brick fire station! The flood ultimately killed 21 and injured 150, and became an unforgettable interest of historians and Bostonians for decades to come. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street. For more information about the Dorchester Historical Society, please visit their website!

First Night Boston: New Year's 2012!

First Night is an annual festival celebrating art and community in Boston and the coming of the new year! The event is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America, typically attracting about one million people! The day long celebration is from 1 pm to midnight on December 31st. First Night activities include a Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures and a fireworks display at midnight. The event showcases the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at 35 venues both indoor and outdoor throughout downtown Boston on New Year's Eve - admission to these and to museums and other fun activities is free to those who buy and wear a First Night pin (cost: $15) - buy one by clicking here. Check the schedule here. All proceeds benefit First Night, Inc. a private non-profit organization.

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