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Summer in the City | July 9 to August 13

Don't miss this year's Summer in the City event from July 9 to August 13. Events will take place every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Codman Square Commons Park (Corner of Talbot and Washington). Food, music, games, family, community, information and fun! For more info, visit www.tbf.org or call 617-338-1700.

Family Fun Day @ Dr. Loesch Family Park | August 3 + 17

This summer, cookouts will be hosted at Dr. Loesch Family Park! The cookouts will include food from the grill, pony rides, an ice cream truck, face-painting, a DJ, games, and recreation for the whole family. Hot dogs and hamburgers are provided. The community is welcome to bring food to share (salad, fruit, side dish, dessert).

Cookout dates are:

August 3 - 11am to 4pm

August 17 - 11am to 4pm

For more information, please contact the program at 617-825-2852.

Canoe Excursion on the Neponset | July 27

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon canoe adventure with BNAN! This Neponset River paddle will take place on July 27 at 2pm. Participation is limited to experienced paddlers who can meet at Milton Landing. Canoes and gear will be provided for this FREE event. For more info, contact 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org. To learn more about BNAN, click HERE.

Fresh Fridays | July 26 to August 23

The Dorchester Community Food Co-Op and the Sustainability Guild present the second season of Fresh Fridays: a Global Fusion of Taste and Sound! Fresh Fridays includes savory food and live entertainment! (Kids are free; Suggested donation: $5)


Live music

Bring a dish to share if you can!

6pm to dusk

191 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester MA


Upcoming dates:

August 23: Grand Finale

Scoops 'N Hoops | July 27

Youth In Crisis presents: the annual Scoops 'N Hoops! On July 27 from 10am to 4pm, the event will feature a cookout, free food and ice cream, basketball games and trophies on the court! Stop by for a day of fun filled activities! Location: 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan MA. For more info, contact 774-244-7015 or yicmyouth@yahoo.com.

Sounds of the Garden | July 24

Don't miss Sounds of the Garden: A free concert series on July 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm! Carolyn Waters and Kenny Selcer perform Jazz, Funk and Blues with soulful singing and impressive guitar. Light refreshments will be provided but please bring a chair or a blanket! This event is free and open to all! Location: 86 Wheatland Ave in Dorchester. For more info, call 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org.

College Bound Dorchester Open House | July 31

College Bound Dorchester is holding an open house on July 31 at 18 Samoset Street (in Dorchester) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. College Bound welcomes all families and children who are interested in learning about early education programs. Meet the directors, teachers and other staff! Learn about the curriculum and activities while you tour the classrooms! Please RSVP by July 26 at 617-282-5034 or tbrown@collegebounddorchester.org. (Rain date: August 7)

Urban Arts Festival | July 27

Save Our Streets is hosting Boston's first annual Urban Arts Festival on July 27 from 12pm to 6pm. Local Boston artists and positive creative outlets for youth will be featured throughout the event. This family-friendly event at Martini Memorial Shell Park (in Hyde Park) will include children's games and activities such as tug-of-war, sack racing, dodge ball and painting. The Boston police and fire departments have also been invited to speak to the children. Further more, there will be live performances from Boston locals including the talented spoken word poet, London Bridgez. The event will also include visual artists creating canvases and other various works of art. Food and drink will be offered and raffles will be held for prizes such as Boston Red Sox tickets. >> Read More

Stories, Crafts, Films and Fun! | July 24

Starting at 10:30am on July 24, Preschool and Kindergarten children can read stories, create crafts, watch films and have fun! Kindergarten students will be able to create their own crafts and delve into stories while younger children (2 and up) watch Preschool films! Don't miss this exciting program at the Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Ave). To register, or for more information, contact 617-436-2155.

Bowdoin-Geneva Community Day | July 19

Don't miss the Bowdoin Geneva Community Day on July 19. Reverand Allen Park will be hosting the event at 4pm. The community day will include a cookout with games, activities and awards. The first 300 residents will receive gifts! (Rain Date; July 20 at Noon)

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