Ashmont Hill Association Garage Sale | May 21

Antiques, furniture, tools, computers, household and baby items, architectural details and miscellany in carriage houses, porches and lawns throughout one of Dorchester's most charming neighborhoods. Delightful atmosphere, friendly people and great bargains, of course. 


When: Sat, May 21 9am-2pm

Where: Start at Ocean St. off Welles Ave. By MBTA take Red Line to Ashmont Station . Maps are available at each yard. 

For information: Call 617-288-6626 or

Computer Basics | May 11

Learn how to identify computer hardware and software by name and the basics of getting a computer to function.

Where: Lower Mills Branch 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Wed, MAY 11, 2016, 4 – 5 P.M.

Muslims in America Share their Experiences | May 18

Please join Dorchester People for Peace  for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series: Muslims in America Share their Experiences. 

In response to anti-Islamic rhetoric and proposed anti-immigrant policies, the refugee crisis in Europe, and increasing ISIS attacks, progressive Muslims will share their views on Islam, Militarism, Islamophobia, and Politics.

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

Where: Vietnamese American Community Center 42 Charles Street, Dorchester

Speakers include:

  • Hayat Imam – Member of DPP; Mass Peace Action. 
  • John Robbins – Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). 
  • And other Members of Boston’s Muslim Community.

For more information call: 617-282-3783  >> Read More

Parade of Seniors | May 12

Enjoy food, entertainment, plenty of prizes and the company of peers. Open to all Dorchester Elders.

When: Thurs, May 12 12pm

Where: 55 Hallet Street Dorchester, MA 02124

Boston Park Advocates Summit | May 12

Learn about Community Preservation Act, newly endorsed by Mayor Walsh, and the resources and improvements it can bring to Boston Parks. Participate in special Imagine Boson 2030 visioning session about how we want to shape the city in coming decades.

When: Thurs, May 12 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Franklin Park Clubhouse, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Please RSVP at


First Parish Dorchester Gala Benefit Dinner | May 7

The Gala Dinner in May is First Parish Dorchester's Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Meetinghouse Restoration & Mission of the congregation. Gather in the transformed Parish Hall, enjoying live jazz by local ensemble Muse Stew and a generous and varied buffet by TraNan Catering, both great friends of the congregation after so many years of working together. 

This year's ceremonial program focuses on our theme of "Peace through Education" will include remarks by our Interim Minister, Rev. Tricia Brennan, and the presentation of this year's Meetinghouse Award for Service to the Community to Mark Culliton, CEO of College Bound Dorchester.


When: May 7 ,  6 PM - 10 PM

Where: First Parish Dorchester, 10 Parish St, Dorchester 02122


Author Talk: Thanhha Lai | May 10

In honor of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, join Adams Street Branch as children’s author Thanhha Lai discusses her novel Inside Out & Back Again. The novel, which won numerous accolades including the National Book Award and the Newbery Honor Medal, is the story of a young girl in 1975 who, along with her family, leaves her home in Vietnam to start a new life in Alabama.

When: Tues, May 10, 2016, 12 – 1 P.M.

Where: Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122

Haitian Heritage Month at Haitian Multi Service Center | May 6

Catholic Charities Haitian Multi Service Center invites you to Celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. They will showcase Haitian culture, art, music, and culinary. Haitian Arts will be on display on that day at the center. 


When: Friday, May 6, 12:00pm-2:30pm

Where: 185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121

Please RSVP at

Open House on Healthy Aging | May 7

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center’s (HSNHC) upcoming Open House will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 9:30AM -12PM.  Each year HSNHC aims to host several events that empower community members with the necessary tools to manage and improve their personal care and the health of a loved one.  This year’s event will be centered around Healthy Aging with opening remarks from Mayor Marty Walsh.

They will have a panel of experts here to discuss Alzheimer/Dementia, Estate Planning and Nutrition/Exercise. This event is free and all are welcomed!

When: Saturday May 7, 2016 from 9:30AM -12PM

Where: Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center  632 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121


Dorchester Community Food Co-op Annual Meeting | May 4

All Are Welcome! Join the conversation at the Annual Meeting!

Shared Bounty: The transforming power of food businesses in building community  

  • Keynote Speaker: MA Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
  • Panelist: Glynn Lloyd, Managing Director, Boston Impact Initiative
  • Panelist: Cassandria Campbell, Owner, Fresh Food Generation

When: Wednesday, May 4th 6:30-8:30pm

Where: 1500 Dorchester Ave, Kit Clark Center

Light dinner provided. Childcare will be available.

Please RSVP


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