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Winning the Future - Roundtable with American Business, May 20

The White House Business Council, the City of Boston, St. Mark’s Area Main Street and Mass. Affordable Housing Alliance invite you to participate in a Winning the Future Roundtable with American Business, featuring Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari, on Friday, May 20, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

All business owners are welcometo this FREE event and pre-registration is required. Attendance is limited to the first 30 individuals that register. >> Read More

Vagina Monologues Benefits Close to Home, May 20

The Massachusetts American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists & VDay Campaign are sponsoring a performance of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler which will benefit Close to Home. Come to the Oberon Theatre on Friday, May 21 to see moving performances by the Brigham Women's & MGH OBGYN Residents. Vagina Monologues is a series of character-driven pieces, each revealing a different woman's experience with controversial topics such as: sex, love, tenderness, cruelty, pain, and pleasure.  >> Read More

Dorchester Day Parade, Jun. 5

Mark your calendars, this year's infamous Dorchester Day Parade is just around the corner! On June 5th all the magical fun will take place, restoring any community pride you may have lost through the cold, long winter.

To start off the day there will be a pre-parade Mass held at St. Gregory's Church in Lower Mills with members from the parade committee in attendance. Project D.E.E.P. and The Blarney Stone will also be holding a 5K Road Race down Dot Ave starting at 11 a.m. This road race starts at the Blarney Stone Restaurant and travels along Dorchester Aveune heading towards the Carney Hospital and turns back to finish where it started. All proceeds from the race benefit Project D.E.E.P. For race info contact Project D.E.E.P. at (617) 635-5027 or visit

Then at 1 p.m. the parade fun will finally begin, with elaborate floats from organizations all over Dorchester! The parade traverses 3.2 miles, starting in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and continuing along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue.

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Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, May 14

Now that the long winter has finally come to an end, let us celebrate by getting out to Franklin Park with the whole family to enjoy Franklin Park's Bike and Kite Festival on May 14. Bring your own kite or make one at the festival. Everyone is welcome to fly or ride, or both! Free bike "rentals" will be available for all size cyclists! Experts will also be on hand to help you get a kite airborn or your wheels ready for the road. This event will take place at the Playstead ball fields and is fun for all ages. 

May 14, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Playstead Field, by Seaver St & Walnut Ave
Franklin Park, Boston MA

SBA Lunch Seminar at Dot 2 Dot Café, May 23

Calling all small business owners to an informative seminar and lunch at Dot 2 Dot Café on Monday, May 23. Eastern Bank is partnering with Fields Corner Main Streets & Saint Marks Area Main Streets to bring you a seminar on, "Understand the Way to Finance Your Business." Come learn how to prepare for a meeting with your lender, how to plan a major purchase for your business, and much more about keeping small businesses thriving in this economy. This seminar is completely FREE to attend with lunch included, so what do you have to lose? >> Read More

NCDC's Cleanest Street Contest, Jun. 4

Show your community that you care what it looks like on Saturday, June 4! Nuestra CDC invites you to pick up a rake & shovel and spend Saturday outdoors at their Annual Cleanest Street Contest in Roxbury. Join your friends and neighbors to eliminate trash, plant flowers, and make the neighborhood sparkle. Tools and seeds will be provided. >> Read More

Uphams Corner Reinvented, May 12

This event has been rescheduled from April 28th to May 12th. Upham's Corner Main Street is holding an event to unveil its new organizational strategic plan. You've seen their new logo and may know about their new storefront office next to the Strand Theatre! But that's just the beginning - join UCMS at the brand new Kroc Community Center, 650 Dudley Street, for an intriguing introduction to Upham's Corner Main Street Reinvented!  >> Read More

MyDorchester Night, Jun. 10

My Dorchester NightThe SCI Dorchester @ DotWell program has been connecting residents to services, events and to one another since 2004 and it is time to celebrate! On the evening of Friday, June 10, 2011 SCI Dorchester will host MyDorchester Night, a community celebration to promote community resources, highlight Dorchester's thriving arts and culture scene, recognize local volunteers and leaders, and unite the community with food and fun. >> Read More


Boston City Singers Presents Singing All Together, May 15

Be inspired by hundreds of young singers from Boston's neighborhoods and beyond on Sunday, May 15. The Boston City Singers are friends, daughters, sons, grandchildren, neices, nephews,  and neighbors who will melt your hearts with their beautiful voices. This event is taking place at the historical Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner, which is wheelchair accessible. >> Read More

19th Annual Youth Peace Conference, May 14

Teen Empowerment presents the 19th Annual Youth Peace Conference entitled, "The Open Book: Same Cover, Different Stories." Every year this momentous occasion draws in 500-800 Boston youth. The conference will feature youth speaking truth in theatre, speeches, raps, poetry and more! Lunch and ice cream will be provided and there will be opportunities for youth to get resources and information on how to get more involved. This year the Youth Peace Conference is being held at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Grove Hall. Tickets are only $2 in advance and $3 at the door. You can get tickets at 2010 Columbus Avenue or from any Teen Empowerment Youth Organizer.

Saturday, May 14 2011 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jeremiah E. Burke High School, 60 Washington Street, Boston MA

For more information visit or call (617)442-4684

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