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Police plan Flashlight Walk in Area C-11 | Jul.19

Captain Tim Connolly, Area C-11 Commander, invites residents in Dorchester to join him and Police Commissioner Evans on an annual Summer Flashlight Walk on Tuesday.

When: July, 19 at 7:30

Where: The walk leaves from the Marshall School, at 35 Westville St. in Dorchester

Coffee with a Cop at Homestead Bakery | Jul. 20

Join your neighbors and Boston Police officers for coffee an conversation. No agenda, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

When: July 20 at 9am

Where: 1448 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, MA


For more information please contact the Neighborhood Watch Unit: 617-343-4345

The Good Body

Just in time for swimsuit season! In this riotous contemplation, Ensler, author of the international sensation The Vagina Monologues and the best-selling memoir In the Body of the World, examines the complex relationship between women’s minds and bodies as they struggle to fit into society’s narrow definition of beauty. Using the voices of women from across a variety of cultures and ages, the playwright encourages each of us to love ourselves and embrace our own "good body.”  


When: Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July 30 (Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 1pm) 

Where: Club Cafe in Boston,  209 Columbus Ave.  >> Read More

New England Aquarium: Sharks | Jul. 27

In this program, participants handle real shark jaws and skin, identify the biggest and smallest sharks, and learn about the many special adaptations that make sharks efficient predators. For ages 3 and up.

When: July 27 at 2pm

Where: 690 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02122


For more information please contact: New England Aquarium at 617-923-5700



Passport to Public Health | Jul. 28

Join neighbors and Whittier St. Health Center for a conversation about online security and how to safeguard your children and family from cyberbullying, human trafficking and other predatory activity. Learn useful strategies to fight against harmful online concerns that may affect your community. 


When: Thursday, July 28. 6-8pm

Where:  Whittier St. Health Center Community Room , 1290 Tremont St. 02120


Please Direct RSVPs or Questions to: Carolina Prieto, 617-534- 23649  

Cory Johnson Trauma Education Program "Can we talk?" Monthly Meeting

This is for everyone who is struggling with loss, trauma, and/or grief. Program offers a safe space and connection within community. There is no charge and begins with dinner. There is NO requirement to share, but if someone chooses to share, they can speak for 3-5 minutes. Program also includes artistic expression throughout the evening with music and dance.

When: The last Thursday of every month. Dinner offered at 6 PM and then moving into the conversation at 6:45 PM
Where: Roxbury Presbyterian Church, 328 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119

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Experience the Center of Healing, Teaching and Learning

 Learn how to access resources, gain skills and tools and build lasting relationships with other parents, this event is for those who feel overwhelmed. For all parents/guardians raising children with developmental disabilities, and academic challenges.

When: The last Wednesday of every month from 5 - 7 PM

Where: Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121


If interested please click here or call (617) 533-8133

Club STAR: Sharing Together and Remembering

A bereavement support group for children in kindergarten through senior year, grieving the loss of a sibling or parent. Club STAR provides opportunities for children and teens to share experiences, create projects and participate in memory making a special group for parents/caregivers.

Dinner and parking are provided!


When: First Wednesday of every month 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA 

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Free Friday Flicks | Every Friday

 Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

When: Fridays at 6 PM, movie begins at sunset; next one is on July 15th

Where: DCR Hatch Shell, 1 David G Mugar Way, Boston MA 02114

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Human Nature Outdoor Yoga

This summer, explore your inner nature with outdoor yoga in some of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhood parks. Experience the elements and energy of the Earth with gentle poses, deep breathing and meditation for people of all ages and levels.


When: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM; Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Where: Dorchester Park, 2180 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester (Mondays) and Hunt-Almont Park, 40 Almont Street, Mattapan (Thursdays).

For more information please contact: Substance Use Outreach Worker, Isabel Torres at 857-230-0618

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