Arts/Culture

Jazz Brunch: Muse Stew @ Dot 2 Dot Cafe, Feb. 27

Hear live jazz from Muse Stew at Dot 2 Dot on Sunday, February 27th and enjoy a delicious brunch! The band will play from 12 - 2 p.m. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Catch Muse Stew again on March 12 at First Parish Church of Dorchester (more info here). Dot 2 Dot Café 1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 617-436-2368 (phone) 617-436-2369 (fax) http://www.dot2dotcafe.com

Lufthansa Studios

Email: 

lufthansastudios@gmail.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours: Saturdays 9am–5pm and my appointment

Mission: 

Located in Dorchester section of Boston, MA, Lufthansa Studios fuses an artists’ workspace with an exhibition venue. Our mission is to use the studio as a platform for investigation in visual arts and cultural production in the Boston area. Exhibiting artists have access to a project space, on site facilities for production, and cooperation from resident artists and organizers.

Location

29 Sturtevant Street
Boston, MA 02122
United States
Created: 
02/16/2011

Lufthansa Studios Presents 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mar. 3 - 19

Lufthansa Studios, a new gallery located at 29 Sturtevant Street (Fields Corner) invites the public to join them in March for an exhibition of four graduate student artists' linked thesis works. Daniel Cevallos, Kirk Amaral Snow, John C. Gonzalez and Garett Yahn of the Tufts/School of the MFA combined Master of Fine Arts program, will premiere their art in an exhibition that reflects three years of interdisciplinary exploration including sculpture, performance, photography, and painting. An opening reception will take place Thursday, March 3rd, from 6 – 9 p.m, and the artists will speak about their work on Friday, March 18, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibit Hours: Saturdays (3/5, 3/12, 3/19) 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and by appointment at lufthansastudios@gmail.com. Visit http://www.lufthansastudios.wordpress.com for more info or continue on after the break. >> Read More

Dot2Dot Café

Phone: 

617-436-2368

Fax: 

617-436-2369

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Daily Brunch: Tuesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch: Generally corresponds with breakfast hours ("all day brunch!"), but check link for menu.

Dinner: Thursday - Friday, 6.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL 617-436-2368.

Mission: 

The Dot2Dot Café is a locally-owned and operated cafe in the heart of Dorchester, in Boston, Massachusetts. We specialize in brunch, pastries and dinner. We opened in 2008.

Here's 5 reasons to make Dot2Dot a regular stop:

1) Food You Already Love- try our "fabulous, genuinely memorable" brioche French toast with eggs and bacon. Don't forget we do catering, too, and we're very reasonably priced...

2) Food You Can't Wait to Try. For example, check out our "extraordinary" D2D Fish Breakfast: a "gently sautéed cod fillet with a perfect, vibrant romesco, plus excellent creamy grits and two eggs". Try our famous quiches, oatmeal flapjacks and ginger scones

3) Dinners You Won't Find Anywhere Else. Our menu changes every week! How about: hot-and-sour papaya salad; an eggplant stir-fry with chilies and shallots, plus rice and fried plantains; followed by pineapple sorbet served in brandy-snap baskets? We always have vegan options.

4) Great Service & Atmosphere- "I have lived in Dorchester for 48 years and never have I found a restaurant so welcoming and friendly as the Dot2Dot Cafe". The space is "bright, modern and well laid out". We're kid-friendly - we even have children's books and a sofa to read them on!

5) Community Hang Out - we showcase local artists, often have jazz or singer-songwriters at the weekends, and host open mic nights once a month. And we have free WiFi. Dorchester is multicultural, and so are we!

Location

Dot2Dot Café
1739 Dorchester Avenue,
Dorchester, , MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Are you a musician looking for a venue? At Dot 2 Dot we can offer you that space to perform live. We will feed you and you are welcome to put out a tip jar. This two way arrangement has worked very well over the past year - you get the exposure and we get great live entertainment. For further details, please call the café or send an e-mail.

Welcome all artists. Since the opening of Dot 2 Dot it has been part of our mission to showcase local artists and we have been very happy to be a part of a mutually beneficial arrangement. If you are looking for a venue to show your artwork, please contact the café for an appointment and bring along a portfolio of your work.

Created: 
01/27/2011

The Boston Home

Phone: 

617.825.3905

Mission: 

Founded in 1881, The Boston Home serves adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. Exceptional clinical care, compassion, and innovative programs have earned us the designation “Center for Excellence in Long-term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The only facility of its kind in New England and only one of a handful nationwide, The Boston Home touches the lives of thousands of people as we serve our residents, outpatients, and their families, and share our knowledge with healthcare professionals nationwide. Our residents and outpatients are typically: • 54 years old on average • Significantly physically disabled • Intellectually curious • Seeking to live full lives not defined by their disabilities Our families play an integral role in our community, involved in care plans, activities, and support groups. A staff of 200 delivers highly skilled care with warmth and creativity. Volunteers, vendors, interns, and partner organizations — representing education, arts, and technology — help us extend our services.

Location

2049 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Admissions: 617.326.4346 The Boston Home Admissions offers informational sessions by appointment only. The Boston Home, a long-term care facility, is an important resource for adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. It serves long-term residents, outpatients and their families. B.Fit! Outpatient Program: The day program is offered at The Boston Home three days a week, Monday & Wednesday from 9:30 – 3:30, and Friday from 9:30 – 1:30. Schedule is subject to change. For more information contact B.Fit! program director, Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326.4300. How do you get started with B.FIT!? Eligibility: Any adult with a progressive, neurological disorder can apply. Application: To schedule an in-person interview and get an application please call Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326-4300 or email gwideman@thebostonhome.org. Transportation: Available through the MBTA RIDE. Call for more information: 617.326.4300 --- The average age of The Boston Home resident is 56 years old. The Boston Home specifically addresses the needs of a younger population with disabilities through programs and services that range from complex nursing care to use of power wheelchairs to a focus on psycho-social needs.

Key Programs Offered: 

Residents receive: * Comprehensive clinical services. A pro-active plan of care to improve function when possible and to support the best quality of life. * Access to wellness activities and spirituality programs and discussions that address deeper needs. * Advanced adaptive technology that supports independence and creativity. An on-site Adaptive Technology Specialist is available for customized solutions for each resident. * A menu of stimulating and engaging activities and events 365 days a year, including outings to theater, museums, civic events, local shops and restaurants. Resident Life Programs Vital programs help to support our residents become more independent and live with dignity in a wheelchair-friendly facility: Technology • Wireless sensors on wheelchairs for access to elevators and exterior spaces • Computers with voice recognition software • Environmental Control Systems in resident rooms Activities • Applied art, museum field trips, lectures, and performances • Games and activities for fun, challenge, and memory support • Trips to sports, theater, and civic events Wellness & Spirituality • Relaxation & meditation • Creative exercises & comforting rituals • Discussions about deeper needs Socialization, Exercise, Information, and Referred Therapy B.Fit! is an innovative outpatient day program at The Boston Home for adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases co-sponsored by The Boston Home (TBH) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England. About B.Fit! Individuals with MS, currently living at home or in nursing homes come to B.Fit! to socialize with peers and benefit from a variety of activities and informational discussions. The programs of B.Fit! are customized to meet participants individual needs through socially, physically and intellectually stimulating activities. Participants receive guidance in navigating health and human services for their care management. A hot lunch is provided to all participants and their attending caregivers. The Goals of B.Fit! are: To provide participants with a safe, and socially enriching environment, where they help shape a schedule of activities. To help participants achieve and maintain maximum levels of personal independence through active exercise programs, strategies for maintaining memory and cognitive abilities. To promote participants’ wellness through peer support, socialization, and education. To offer participants information about health management. To offer participants referred access to TBH services. Programs Include: Structured daily exercise, support, and informational discussions. Referrals to community resources to maintain independence in the home. Social activities including current events, creative writing, cultural outings, and cyber café access. Specialty Services Available Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, through physician referrals. Assistive technology services. Wheelchair seating and power mobility assessment and referral services. Access to tone management clinics. Fee: A sliding fee scale, based on financial need, is used to determine the daily rate. The Boston Home Institute: Tapping our body of knowledge amassed over decades, TBH staff and experts in the field define best practices; train healthcare professionals; and advocate for public policy reform.

Created: 
04/23/2010

Located in Dorchester, MA, the only facility of its kind in New England and one of the few in the United State, The Boston Home has earned the designation of “Center for Excellence in Long-Term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Boston Home has cared for residents with a range of disabling conditions since 1881, providing not only excellent nursing care, but also a sustaining community. Today, the staff, including physicians with extensive experience serving this population, is committed to preserving each resident’s independence, personal dignity and self-determination in a warm, community-oriented environment.

Seekers of Knowledge Inc

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc P.O. Box 240082 Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

617-379-2421

Fax: 

617-822-2421

Mission: 

Our mission is to support the development of young girls through the arts of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development. We instill in each seeker the importance of encouragement, understanding, team building, respect, discipline and community service.

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Arts Series 2010 Monday July 5 - Friday August 27 (8 weeks) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 10 hours each day Check back for 2011 Summer Series information. Program includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Summer Series Costume, All Field Trips (family trip in August).

Stitch House

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 265-8013

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 8pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm Sunday: 12am to 6pm Monday: Closed

Mission: 

Knit Sew Quilt Create! Stitch House Dorchester is yarn & crochet store offering high quality materials and supplies. We also offer classes in all of the fiber arts , including sewing and quilting.

Location

Stitch House
846 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Murphy Community Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Stitch House offers various Classes and Clubs. To see their current list of classes visit here and clubs here, or drop in for more information.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

For Knitting Groups

Created: 
01/08/2010

Strand Theatre

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 255247
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

617-635-1403

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

See website

Mission: 

The mission of the Strand Theatre is to serve as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences regardless of race or cultural background, age, ability, gender, economic level, or sexual orientation. Central to the Strand's mission is the development and implementation of youth arts educations programs. The Strand Theatre has a special commitment to the surrounding communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Location

Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Brookview House Inc

Phone: 

617-265-2965

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Contact Brookfield for information on year-round services. Summer Youth Program (Ages 6-12) M-F: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Mission: 

Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With sites in Roxbury and Dorchester, we provide a safe, community setting with customized services to give homeless moms and kids the help and skills they need to succeed. We believe: Family homelessness can be solved. Motivated homeless families can break the generational cycle of poverty if given the right resources: o A safe place to stay o Access to support, education, job and life skills training o Support for their children Children of all ages are traumatized by homelessness and poverty but with proper attention and support can thrive. Every homeless family needs a customized plan with concrete goals and support to become self-sufficient. Brookview House serves the following people: Women committed to do what it takes to lift their families out of homelessness. Their children, who have been traumatized by instability Children and adults in the community at risk of becoming homeless Brookview targets families -- more than a third of the homeless population - at risk of long-term public dependency, who demonstrate the capacity to move toward self-sufficiency.

Location

2 Brookview Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Brookview House conducts monthly tours to introduce people to our work. In just an hour you can hear from someone who has been through our program and tour our supportive housing and youth development space. Staff and Board members will also be on hand to answer questions and share their perspective on Brookview House. Tours take place at 2 Brookview Street in Dorchester from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, call Mercedes Tompkins at (617) 265-2965 x 208 or E-mail: MTompkins@BrookviewHouse.org Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer at Brookview House, please submit your info in the form here.

Key Programs Offered: 

Affordable housing services, training and education (help moms develop skills so they can support their families), youth development, homelessness prevention and stabilization. Above & Beyond Programs Homework support, creative expression, arts & crafts, oral discussions, reading & writing assignments, technology and math exploration, field trips, dance & step, and snacks.

Created: 
11/03/2010

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester: Walter Denney Youth Center

Phone: 

617.822.3701

Email: 

Office Manager Tara Lewis, tlewis@bgcdorchester.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

September 8 - July 1
Bantams/Cadets/Juniors – Monday – Friday 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Intermediates/Seniors – Monday - Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

July 7 - August 15
Bantams/Cadets/Juniors – Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Intermediates/Seniors – Monday – Friday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mission: 

To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community.

Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide
A safe place to learn and grow.
Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
Hope and opportunity.

Location

Boys and Girls Club, Walter Denney Youth Center
270 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is open to all children between the ages of 6 and 17. Our Club has an "open door" policy. Members are well supervised while in the program areas, but may come and go as they please. The membership fee for all ages is just $5.00 per year, or $10.00 per year for immediate family members registering at the same time. All members must furnish proof of age when signing up.

Bantams: ages 6 - 7 (limited membership; no drop-in, programmed activities only.)
Cadets: ages 8 - 9
Juniors: ages 10 - 12
Intermediates: ages 13 - 15
Seniors: ages 16 – 17
Orientation
After registering, members must attend a member's orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. The orientations are held according to the following schedule:

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 (September 8 – July 1)
For the Marr & McLaughlin Buildings (Deer Street & Dorchester Ave.)
(Held in the Marr building lobby)
4:00 – Monday - Friday

Summer 2008 (July 5 – September 8)
For the Marr & McLaughlin Buildings (Deer Street & Dorchester Ave.)
(Held in the Marr building lobby)
9:15 – Friday
9:30 - Monday & Wednesday
4:00 – Monday - Friday

Key Programs Offered: 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester offer club members the chance to participate in programs that foster the intellectual, artistic and athletic interests of its members. Each program is age appropriate, supervised, structured and most importantly - designed to accommodate the wide variety of learning styles, social skills and intellectual abilities that our children bring to the Club each and every day. Members are grouped according to age and interests with activities falling into the following categories:

Triple Play – A comprehensive wellness program that weaves physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, healthy lifestyle choices together by drawing upon the 200+ programs that take place at the Club

The Arts – Painting & drawing, sculpture, photography and digital design

Music - Comprehensive music program including instruments, voice, and dance lessons. Partnership with Berklee College of Music

Education - Daily homework help, one-on-one tutoring, reading & writing enrichment, MCAS & SAT preparation

Life Skills - Leadership groups for 13-17 year olds (Keystone Club) and 10-13 year olds (Torch Club) teach civic responsibility and pride

Technology - Three computer learning centers, each with 10 computers, are available to members for educational and research purposes

Athletics - Basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, track, volleyball, gymnastics, Judo and more

Aquatics - Organized swim teams, swimming lessons and drop-in swimming for all ages and levels

Social Recreation - Chess and other strategic board games, puzzles, pool, foosball, and movies

Career Service – Career preparation, placement and guidance for teens seeking employment support

Child Care - Licensed care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers; after-school care for children ages 6-12

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
10/23/2009
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