10th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off | March 13

More than two dozen cooks will be competing for bragging rights to the best chili in town at the 10th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off. Restaurant chefs and cooks from civic and youth groups, local police and fire stations, and a few politicians will offer all-manner of chili to patrons while the Hot Tamales Brass Band performs New Orleans and Dixieland jazz and DJ Ed Regal entertains the crowd. There will be games and great raffles, all to raise money for the Dorchester Day Parade.  

When: Sunday March, 13 4-7 p.m. 

Where: IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport St. Dorchester. 


Admission is $20; $30 for a family of up to $4. Additional children are $5 and kids under 5 are free. 

GirlTrek: Boston Kickoff | April 2

Join other women and girls to learn about GirlTrek and start walking! There will be prizes, family fun, and snacks. Get a jumpstart on your health while being a change maker. Reclaim your health and community by walking. This event happens rain or shine. Create a Superhero name and join the GirlTrek Movement!

  • Arrive early and be one of the first 10 to get a special GirlTrek prize
  • Meet National and Boston GirlTrek Leadership
  • Register on the spot and be counted towards the goal of reaching 1 million women by 2018
  • Have fun and practice self-care

When: Saturday, April 2at 9 AM - 11 AM

Where: Roxbury YMCA Soccer Field, 285 MLK Blvd, Roxbury MA >> Read More

No Irish Need Apply": A History of the Irish in Boston | March 29

In this one-hour presentation, historian Christopher Daley will explore the history of the Irish community in Boston from the first real migration of the Irish in 1718, to the arrival of the Scotch-Irish or the 'Ulster Irish', and the pre-famine trickle of Irish Immigrants and the corresponding increase in Anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment within Boston.

When: Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Where: Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 02122

Sip, Dip & Dabble | March 9 & 10

Get ready to be inspired! Receive step-by-step instruction from an artist as you unleash your inner picasso. What is better than a night out with friends, sipping cocktails, listening to music, and creating art! They will provide everything you will need to create a beautiful masterpiece. They provide your canvas  easel, brushes, apron and paint. 


March 9: Three Panal Tulips

When: March 9, 6:30-9pm

Where: Blasi's Cafe, 762 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122


March 10: "Heavenly Hydragea"

When: March 10, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124



Celebrate! with The Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dancers | March 12

Come enjoy a celebration of St. Patrick's Day as these dancers demonstrate their athleticism, skill, and poise while presenting traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance.

The 'Celebrate!' series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts.With generous support from the Highland Street Foundation, performances are free. >> Read More

The Friends of Eddie Coyle Film | March 4

Coyle works on the sidelines of the Boston underworld just to make ends meet. When he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he is forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.


When:  Friday, March 4, 2016, 1 – 2:45 P.M.

Where: Lower Mills Branch, 27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center, Massachusetts 02124

Cold Night Hot Stove | April 2

ADSL annual fundraiser, please come out to support them and enjoy;

  • Raffles
  • Games
  • Food
  • Auctions
  • Cash bar 
  • And music

Please invite friends and bring lots of family, it is always a great time, and for a good cause. All proceeds go to developing and supporting the All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL). Without your support ADSL would not be able to continue it's mission to support the youth of Dorchester and its surrounding communities. They hope you will celebrate with them this past years accomplishments and enjoy the fun night they have in store for you.


When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where: International Union of Elevator Constructors Hall - 50 Park St Boston, MA 02122  >> Read More

Paint Night to Benefit the Mather | April 1

The Mather School is the oldest public elementary school in North America! Come Create, Celebrate and Support the local historical school with a fun night of painting and a drink or two.


When: Friday, April 1at 7 PM

Where: Phillip's Old Colony House,  780 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester 02122



Historic 20th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace | May 8

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute invites you to participate in the historic 20th Annual Mother’s Day Walk For Peace. Peace isn’t simply the absence of violence; peace is the presence of healing, reconciliation, and accountability.

The Mother’s Day Walk is a celebration to create communities where all families can live in peace and all children are valued. More than that, the Mother’s Day Walk is a commitment to do the work necessary to bring that vision of peace to life. Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is walking to raise $600,000 so that they can sustain the Peace Institute as a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families impacted by murder, grief, trauma, and loss. 


When: Sunday, May 8 at 7 AM

Where: Louis D. Brown Peace Institute,  15 Christopher St, Dorchester 02122

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Community Chamber Concert | March 6

Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. 

BSO Program:

HAYDN: String Quartet in b-FLAT, oP. 76, nO. 4 "Sunrise"

BRAHMS: String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36


BSO Musicians:

Jason Horowitz and Julianne Lee, violins

Daniel Getz and Rebecca Gitter, violas

Oliver Aldort and Blaise Dejardin, cellos


Where: The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125

When: Sunday March 6,  3:00 PM


To Reserve Free Tickets call 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200

A coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musiciand will follow the concert. 
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