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Dorchester Day Parade | June 2nd

Join in the for the 109th annunal Dorchester Day Parade. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue.

The parade route is 3.2 miles.

Mending Boston with Clara Wainright | May 15th

MENDING BOSTON is a 12' x 4' impressionistic map of the areas most affected by the Marathon tragedy - with the Marathon route running through its center. Made of many pieces of fabric, it shows some of the Boston area's major streets and landmarks. The four corners will be dedicated to the four who lost their lives.

The purpose of MENDING BOSTON is to bring groups of people together to 'mend' and talk. The artist constructs the foundation and image of the quilt, but left it deliberately unfinished. "I just glued it down", she says," and the idea was that it wouldn’t hold together unless people mended it." >> Read More

The Da Vinci Commission | May 17-18

 

When the winner of a major art award is announced, Sebastian Peters, an outspoken student and candidate for the award, questions the role diversity may have played in the contest's outcome.  Deep divides threaten to fracture Sebastian's friendship with his fellow candidates, Kim, Austin, and Michelle as they debate why the winner was chosen.  Putting the pieces back together may be more difficult than any of them had bargained for...

 

Performances: Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm

Venue: The Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

*wheelchair accessible

Nearby MBTA Bus Services include: 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, and 45

Reserve tickets at www.cantwaitproductions.com/tickets

General Admission tickets- $20 >> Read More

BNAN Spring Festival | May 18th

Boston Natural Areas Network's 12th Annual Spring Festival and Perennial Divide! On Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 2 pm, gardeners from around the city will come together at City Natives (30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan) to exchange, donate, or simply take home plants.

Throughout the day, workshops on beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, and rainwater collection will be held. Also, City Native vegetable seedlings, native trees, shrubs, and perennials will be for sail. Aasking all those who come to bring a container to take home plants.

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Family Game Night | May 2

In celebration of Screen-Free Week, bring your family to the library to play games, read books, and interact with each other instead of with screens.

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6 – 7:30pm

Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

B2B Networking Event | May 16 (RSVP: May 10)

Dorchester Board of Trade B2B Networking Event >> Read More

DotParents INDOOR YARDSALE | June 8

The Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St., Dorchester, MA.  ** The Great Hall is a half mile walk from the Shawmut T stop on the Red Line.

Saturday, June 8, 9am-2pm

 

DotParents, a local group of over 250 Dorchester families, will be hosting a Massive Multi-family Indoor Yard Sale Event!

 

The sale is open to the public -- please spread the word! Over a dozen families will have tables, selling children's clothes, toys, and gear; a large variety of household items; and many other yard sale treasures, all under one roof! >> Read More

Blood Drive in Honor of Richard Family | May 5

 

The need is constant. The gratification is instant.
Give Blood.in honor of The Richard Family

Sunday, May 5th

9:00a to 2:00p

Saint Ann’s School Hall

239 Neponset Avenue, 02122

You can register today by calling

1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED CROSS) or

online at redcrossblood.org >> Read More

Wake Up the Earth Festival and Parade | May 4

 

WAKE UP THE EARTH FESTIVAL AND PARADE FROM DUDLEY SQUARE!

CALLING ALL COMMUNITY PARTNERS COME AND

BRING THE NOISE! DO YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES YOU WANT TO BRING TO THE STREETS? MARCH! WALK! DRUM! BIKE! BE HEARD!

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013

(RAINDATE SUNDAY, MAY 5)

10:30 AM PARADE ASSEMBLES AT EDWARD O.GOURDIN VETERANS PARK (ACROSS FROM B2 POLICE STATION) PARADE STARTS AT 11:20 AM SHARP!

 

Teen empowerment | May 11

Boston’s 21st Annual Youth Peace Conference:  True Stories for One Glory coming to the Strand Theatre Saturday, May 11, 2013, 6:00-9:30 pm.  It will be one of Boston’s hottest productions featuring many of the city’s most talented young adults presenting an original theatre presentation with music, dance, spoken word, and young people speaking from their hearts about their lives and their hopes for a better Boston.  Come see and hear their true stories of Boston’s communities.  In addition, immediately following the performance, we are inviting the audience to participate in an interactive dialogue with Boston’s Mayoral Candidates about the future we all want for our city.   >> Read More

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