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YMOC Summer BBQ | Aug. 25

The Home for Little Wanders, in partnership with Brandeis University, is hosting a day of BBQ and fun as part of our Young Men of Color initiative! This event is part of a series that bring together young men of color with men of color who have navigated many of then same challenges and emerged strong and successful.

Please join them for a day of fun and food! Hear about their upcoming conference and learn more about community resources.

Youth and Families Welcome!

When: Thursday, August 25, 11:00am-4:00pm

Where: Playstead Pinic Area (near white stadium) 

Smoke Free Housing In Dorchester | Jul. 21

Make your property smoke free!

  • It's completely legal
  • Makes your rentals more attractive to renters
  • Rreduces risk of fire
  • Decreases liabilities
  • Saves time and money on maintenance 
  • Same as any other lease change
  • Not difficult to enforce

When: July 21 at 1pm

Where: The Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St. (Corner of Washington St. and Talbot Ave.)

For more information please contact Shayna Holloway, Dr Bill Loesch

Codman Square's Jerk Festival | Jul. 28

The merchants of Codman Square invite you to come out for an evening of delicious Caribbean food and live music! There will be jerked chicken, ginger beer, and more and all for only $8! ($10 at the door). 

Pick up your ticket today from a merchant in Codman Square (Jordy's Mens Store; Namel's Barber Salon; or America's Food Basket of Codman Square) or contact Charles at

When: July 28 at 5:30pm

Where: Codman Commons at the intersection of Talbot Ave. and Washington Street, an easy walk from the Shawmut Station on the Red Line >> Read More

Countdown to Kindergarten Party | Aug. 17

Boston Public Schools children going into Kindergarten, their parents or caregivers are invited to this celebration. Please wear your yellow Countdown T-shirt!

When: August 17 at 5:30pm

Where: 690 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02122

Historic New England: New England Home Teams | Aug. 15

Ever wonder why our football team is called the Patriots? Or why the Red Sox are named after their socks? Children root, root, root into the history of New England home teams, explore how they were formed, and discover how teams choose a mascot. Participants invent their own team complete with a name, colors, and a mascot and make a team pennant. For ages 3 and up.

When: August 15 at 2pm

Where: 690 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02122

MultiCultural Festival: ImagiNations Without Borders | Aug. 13

The Dudley Street neighborhood's 28th Annual MultiCultural Festival celebrates the cultures, food, and talents of the people of the Dudley neighborhood. Each year's organizing committee selects a theme, and with DSNI's Summer Youth Organizers engage residents and youth in planning the event, seeking sponsors, and working together to develop an array of arts and crafts activities.

Free admission | Giveaways | Live Entertainment Special performances from Zili Misik, CircusUp and much more! Cultural food, Vendors and fun activities for the whole family! 

When: August 13 from 1pm - 6pm 

Where: Mary Hannon Park/Dudley Park, 621 Dudley Street. (between Folsom St. and Howard Ave) 


For more info contact them at: or visit





Concerts at Castle Island | Aug. 6

Berklee, WUMB 91.9 FM, UMass Boston and the DCR have teamed up to bring free live music to Castle Island. Musical genres will blend between folk, bluegrass, and pop.

Come early and make a day of it! Swim at Pleasure Bay, enjoy a free tour of Fort Independence between noon and 3:30 pm with the Castle Island Association, grab lunch at Sullivan's or just relax in the shade!

Parking fills up early so public transportation is encouraged!

When: August 6 from 2pm-4pm

Where: Castle Island, 2010 Day Boulevard, South Boston 02127



Splash Dance Party at Almont Park | Aug. 5

Bring the children to the park to cool off in the spray features and try some tasty treats, and listen to music while playing games and dancing in the parks.

When: August 5 at 12pm 

Where: Almont Park, 40 Almont St. Mattapan, MA 02126

Way of Hope Pentecostal Church | Jul. 30

This conference is for young women who are preparing for marriage. It will give them a chance to voice concerns and receive precise advice.

When: July 30 at 9am

Where: Way of Hope Pentecostal Church, 45 Rockwell St. Dorchester, MA 02124


For more information please e-mail or call 617-435-2574.


Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents: "Romeo & Juliet"

For the summer, 25-30 Codman students participate in an intensive theatre boot camp. Summer program participants are motivated to learn and explore in a theatre environment. This program leverages their enthusiasm, providing learning exercises and hands-on experience to help students understand and embody Shakespeare’s text. They also put together this play (Romeo & Juliet) by William Shakespeare and will be displaying it at the end of the program.

When: Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm

Where: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA,  527 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Click here for more information

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