SCI Breakfast | May 25

There will be a free breakfast and conversation with SCI (Social Capital Inc.) President David Crowley, SCI AmeriCorps members, and partners at Codman Square Health Center. They will be discussing SCI's inspiring mission and programming, in Dorchester and throughout Eastern Massachusetts. 

SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. 

Jay Ash, Secretary for Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will join to offer some introductory remarks about social capital.

Come learn about how ways to get involved with SCI, including volunteering, being an SCI AmeriCorps host site or SCI AmeriCorps member, serving on our Board of Directors, or donating vital funds. 


When: Wednesday, May 25, at 8 a.m >> Read More

Holistic Health Fair | June 2

  • Learn about healthy eating.
  • Learn about and try free acupuncture.
  • Try free massages.
  • Try free Yoga.
  • Learn how music can be used for healing. 

Learn how these different methods can improve your overall well-being and transform your life!

When: Thurs, June 2nd, 10am-2pm

Where: Upham's Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02125


Please contact Tonita Watson at 617-287-8000 ext. 8343 with any questions

Free Debt Relief Legal Clinic | May 24

If you are suffering from anxiety and stress caused by debt, attend this free debt relief clinic to learn about your legal options for a fresh start. 

Meet with an attorney from the Volunteers Lawyers Project of Boston Bar Association. Discuss your debt related legal issues, including but not limited to,

  • Wage Garnishment
  • Medical Debt
  • Credit Card Debt
  • Collection Calls
  • Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments
  • Stolen Identity 
  • Consumer Scams

When: May 24, 4:00-6pm

Where: DotHouse Health DH Garden Wing, 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA

Walk-ins are welcome!

Call 617-423-0648x155 or email

How to Avoid & Report Immigration Scams and Unlawful Practice of Immigration Law | May 19

Are you interested in becoming an American citizen?
Don’t be taken advantage of by notarios promising to speed up citizenship for a big fee. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will teach you how to spot and avoid scams. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road • 

Dorchester Day Parade 2016 | June 5

Dorchester Day happens every year on the first Sunday in June. It is to honor the establishing of Dorchester as a town of Boston and the History of the many events it provided. Come to the Dorchester Day Parade and join your community in a celebration of all things Dorchester! 


When: Sunday, June 5th, 1:00PM

Where: Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester 


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Hank Phillippi Ryan Author Talk| May 23

Join Lower Mills Branch as they welcome Hank Phillippi Ryan for a talk and book signing. 

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of eight mysteries, Ryan's also an award winner in her second profession—now with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her Truth Be Told won the 2015 Agatha, and she edited the 2015 Agatha-winning non-fiction Writes of Passage. Critics call her “a superb and gifted story-teller.” A founder of MWA University, Hank was 2013 president of Sisters in Crime. Her newest book, What You See, is an Agatha nominee and Library Journal Best of 2015.


When: Mon, May 23 6:30pm >> Read More

From Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter: Cross Generation Activism | May 19

The Ad. Hoc Committee: Boston Coalition for Freedom welcome your presence and reflections with a discussion focusing on the ideologies and practices of Malcolm X and the impact its had on social movements. 


  • Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford)
  • Saladin Muhammad
  • Askia Toure
  • Nino Brown
  • Lanise Frazier
  • Michelle Santana
  • Khalida Smalls

When: May 19, 5:30pm-7:45pm

Where: Codman Square Public Library, 690 Washington St, Dorchester MA

Playworks Run for Recess | May 21

Join Playworks Massachsetts for their seventh annual Playworks Run for Recess presented by New Balance and Positive Tracks. An event that is fun for the whole family features a 1-mile fun run and 5K on the world famous cross country course in Franklin Park. Sign up today in support of Playworks Massachusetts and our work in 40 elementary schools across the Commonwealth.

This year, they have announced an exciting partnership with Positive Tracks that will double every dollar raised by ages 23 and under through our Run for Recess. 


Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain or shine!)

  • -Pre-Registration and Registration opens at 9 a.m.
  • -One Mile Fun Run beings at 10 a.m.
  • -5K Run for Recess begins at 10:30 a.m.


  • -Franklin Park Playstead Field, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

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Common Boston Festival | June 4-5

The Common Boston festival is a unique opportunity to discover and explore our region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. From civic spaces to sacred interiors to hidden infrastructure and everything in between, the festival weekend's "open house" format offers the public open access to significant spaces and places—many not open to the public, and all for free! 

They have 50+ sites on board with for the festival weekend, the first of its kind in Boston. You can check all of them out at

Dorchester Locations

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City Farm Fest | May 14

Join The Food Project for their annual seedling and garden supply sale! Vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings to start your garden. Compost, fertilizer, and more to keep it growing and healthy.Children welcome! Seed art and other activities for kids.

*NOTE: This event is for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

When: Sat, May 14, 11am-2pm

Where: Dudley Greenhouse - 11 Brook Ave., Roxbury, MA

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