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Brookview House Summer Sizzler, Sep. 18

Join Brookview House for the annual Summer Sizzler on Sunday, September 18. Enjoy food, wine and music at Ashmont Grill (555 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester Ctr, MA) from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $75, with proceeds benefitting homeless mothers and children served by Brookview House. For more information, visit You can RSVP to (617)265-2965 x. 207.

38th Caribbean Carnival Festival & Parade, Aug. 21, 25, 26, 27

Boston Carnival VillageDon a costume, dance to Soca and Steel-Band music and savor culinary treasures prepared by some of the Caribbean’s finest. Founded in 1973, Boston's Trinidad-style Carnival is one of the hottest events of the summer. March in the parade, watch each band's "King" and "Queen" proceed by in full dress, be part of the "J'ouvert" street party, attend a huge live concert featuring Machel Montano or go on a boat cruise. A full schedule of events is available at Parents take note: a family friendly "Kiddies Carnival" takes place at 12 p.m. on August 21, at White Stadium, Walnut Ave, Dorchester, MA.

Louis D. Brown Peace Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Jul. 29

Come to Winthrop Elementary School on Friday, July 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for the Louis D. Brown Peace Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This event features a special performance by ASW Youth, a community partners appreciation ceremony, the Louis D. Brown Peace garden dedication and a special luncheon. Winthrop Elementary School is located at 35 Brookford Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. For more information, call 617-939-3912.

Grove Hall National Night Out, Aug. 1

Come have some fun & play in the sun! The Grove Hall National Night Out Celebration will take place on Monday, August 1, 2011from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Face painting, burgers, hot Dogs, basketball and baseball games, volleyball, flag football, popcorn, ice cream, karaoke, informational tables and lots, lots more make this an event not to be missed!

 For more information, call Project RIGHT, Inc. (617.541.5451.x102). >> Read More

Nightingale Community Garden Grand Opening, Aug. 6

Nightingale Community GardenYou are invited to the Nightingale Community Garden Grand Opening on Saturday, August 6, 2011! Join Mayor Thomas M. Menino, gardeners, neighbors, supporters and special guests at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate the inaugural season of bounty at the expanded and renovated Community Garden. Explore 130 individual garden plots full of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Listen to music and enjoy the refreshments. Nightingale Community Garden, located at 512 Park Street, Dorchester, is part of BIGG, BNAN’s Boston Is Growing Gardens program. For more information call 617-542-7696 or email Grantley Payne at

Ashmont Farmer Market Bash, Jul. 29

Ashmont Farmers' Market (Photo By Vicki Rugo)Come to the liveliest Ashmont farmers' market Friday ever on July 29! In addition to fresh veggies, plants, honey, bread & pastries, the market will have: Folk & Bluegrass music by The Pork Choppers (3 to 5 p.m.); bike inspections by the Boston Cyclists' Union, with discount coupons for purchases at Ashmont Cycles; and healthy recipes and samples from UMass Extension Service.

Vendors include Spring Brook Farm of Littleton, Langwater Farm of North Easton, and Dorchester's own Cedar Grove Gardens and Dot-2-Dot Cafe! The market runs every Friday, 3 - 7 p.m. through mid-October on the Ashmont Station Plaza. (Photo Credit: Vicki Rugo)

Boston Bike Friday, Jul. 29

DotBikeJoin the Dorchester Convoy for Boston Bike Friday on Friday, July 29! Ride to a festival with free breakfast at City Hall Plaza. Dorchester bikers will leave Peabody Square (from Ashmont Cycles) at 7:00 a.m. You can also join up along the way: Fields Corner at 7:10 a.m. or Columbia Rd. at 7:20 a.m. Represent Dorchester and sign up online at

"Focus on the Family" Community Resource Fair, Aug. 16

Come and learn about what resources are out there to improve your family’s quality of life. The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation along with Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) will be co-sponsoring a Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Codman Commons at the corner of Talbot Ave. and Washington Street. Food and light refreshments will be served. Event features raffle giveaways, fun activities for children and much more. Participating organizations include Healthworks Community Fitness, Dotwell, Kit Clark Senior Services, Strive, Dorchester Cares Family Resources Center, Bold Teens and many more! For more information, contact Marilyn Forman, Lead Organizer, at 617-825-4224 x148 or

The purpose of the Resource Fair is to connect community residents with stakeholders and many of the untapped resources in our community. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about MBHP’s Family Self Sufficiency Programs, Earned Benefits Programs and access to other resources available to families such as wellness screenings, pet care services, youth services and more. 

"A Tribute to August Wilson," Jul. 28 and 29

Codman Academy Charter Public School and the Huntington Theatre Company cordially invite you to their 6th Annual Summer Theatre Institute, presenting "A Tribute to August Wilson." Evening performances will take place on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Friday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are free, open to the public and for all ages. The show takes place at The Virginia Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.  

Geneva Cliffs Community Celebration, Jul. 30

Geneva Cliffs Urban WildGreater Four Corners Action Coalition & The Friends of Geneva Cliffs invite you to join them Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a Community Celebration. Bring your Bicycle! Boston Cyclists Union will help with free bike repairs and safety tips!

Come celebrate the new gateway arch at the entrance of Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild funded by the City of Boston Browne Fund. Activities! Refreshments. For more information, call 617 436-0289 or check the website:

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