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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, Jul. 7

Join in the kick-off party for the summer reading program at the Codman Square Branch Library!

Make reading a part of your summer!

The party is at the Codman Square Library (690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124) beginning at 4:00PM.
If you live near Codman Square don't miss out on this great event.

FREE Morning Estuary Paddle, Jul. 10

Enjoy a canoe trip upstream into the estuary, highlighting local history along the way.

Paddling experience required.

Registration required.

This event is part of the Neponset Greenway Festival. All Programs are FREE of Charge. >> Read More

Rally at the Marshall School, Jul. 7

Help the Dorchester community fight for their community center!

Join in the rally to protest the decision to pull Boston Centers Youth & Family (BCYF) staff from the Marshall Community Center on Wednesday, July 7 beginning at 6:00PM.

FREE Dorchester Symphony Orchestra Concert, Jul. 10

Pack a picnic and enjoy a free classical seaside pops concert. The concert will begin at 1:00PM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

Program Contact Information: Phil Lupsiewicz work (978) 275-1705

Directions: Take the park ferry to this program: During the summer season, park ferries depart frequently from Long Wharf, Boston; Fore River Shipyard in Quincy; Hingham Shipyard; and Pemberton Point, Hull. We suggest arriving at the dock at least 30 minutes prior to departure to allow time for ticketing and boarding. >> Read More

Free Chad Gosselin Concert, Jul. 10

Hear some great music from this local musician at the Sugar Bowl on Saturday, July 10 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Check out some of his music here.

Park Openings! Around the Dot, Jul. 9

Join in the festivities at two new parks/playgrounds in Dorchester:

Opening of Harambee Field and Grove Hall Unity Park
Intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Talbot Ave
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Please join Mayor Menino and the World Cup Boston 2010 Steering Committee in celebrating the opening of Harambee Field and Grove Hall Unity Park. There will be an opening ceremony and some activities throughout the day.

Ripley Playground
Ripley Road, Dorchester
3:30PM to 4:30PM
Join Mayor Thomas M. Menino the Boston Parks and Recreation Department as they celebrate the opening of Ripley Playground. Guests may enjoy light refreshments, face painting by Facial Expressions and a sing-a-long with Philip Alexander.

DOTS Summer Program Kick-Off, Jul. 6

A FREE Summer program with games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and LUNCH provided.

All youth ages 6-18 are welcome!!

DOTS is from July 6th to August 13th, Monday to Friday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at Wainwright Park (between Centre St and Welles Ave). >> Read More

Join SCI @ Big Papi's Favorite Restaurant!, Jun. 22

Stop by Merengue Restaurant after work on Tuesday, June 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 PM to celebrate the first full day of summer with SCI! There will be networking, free appetizers, cash bar and an auction taking place for a chance to win some fabulous items like a year's YMCA membership & Red Sox tickets - so don't be late!

If the weather doesn't cooperate at least you'll feel like you've just stepped onto a sunny island with Merengue's gorgeous, colorful décor and delicious Dominican-style food.  Merengue is also known as Red Sox player, Big Papi's (David Ortiz) favorite restaurant!

Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds will benefit Social Capital Inc. which trains emerging leaders to strengthen Boston area communities. >> Read More

Summer Fair!, Jun. 19

Enjoy this wonderful Summer Fair full of a variety of activities and entertainment. There will be a church white elephant sale, BBQ, Kids games, Farmer's market, and Baked goods.

The Summer Fair is at the First Parish Church in Dorchester, Church yard, 10 Parish St. Meetinghouse Hill from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 19.

Artisan Fair featuring: Sharon Armour, Sandy Coleman, Susan Krause, David Mynott, Raine Newman, Mike Ritter and others.

Special: Live Music – Delta Blues. >> Read More

Urban Safari Barnyard BBQ Bash, Jun. 16

Upham's Corner's Urban Safari is June 16th! 

The Barnyard at Franklin Park Zoo immerses guests in a fascinating experience! Visitors will not want to miss the dozens of animals including prairie dogs, ducks, and a rare Amur Leopard. A petting area which contains sheep, goats, horses and other animals, makes the barnyard a truly unforgettable experience. But this fun-filled event is more than just a night at the zoo; the evening’s adventure includes music, food and drink, games and prizes, and a silent auction.

The Barnyard BBQ Bash will be on Wednesday, June 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Franklin Park Zoo Barnyard, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Dorchester. >> Read More

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