Drop-in Craft: Coffee Filter Snowflakes | Dec 29

Create colorful coffee filter snowflakes to hang at home. These make beautiful decorations that you can enjoy throughout the winter. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

When: Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015, 2 – 3 P.M.
Where:   Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122

Dorchester Winter Stars Concert | Dec 20

boston city singers

Boston City Singers brings together over 100 of its young singers to lift the holiday spirit through singing and drumming for the Dorchester Winter Stars Concert!

It's Free, and donations are accepted.

Concert will be held:

When: Saturday, December 20th

Time: 7:00pm

Where: St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester 02122.

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LAST Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market | March 27

Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market

Do you like fresh and delicious food? Are you looking for more organic, home-grown options in your diet? The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market can help! Come meet with your fellow community at the ONLY winter farmers market in Dorchester and learn about all the delicious natural food vendors have to offer! Kids activities will be provided as well!

When:  March 27th


Where:  Codman Square Health Center

Great Hall (next to health center)
6 Norfolk St. Dorchester

Questions?:  Visit the Dorchester Community Food Co-op website at

See you there!


HCF's Annual Winter Coat Drive | Dec. 11

coat drive

Healthworks Comunity Fitness is once again doing great things to keep families warm this season! Come on down to their Annual Winter Coat Drive where you can find gently used coats for adults and children:

Where: Healthworks at Codman, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Thursday,December 11th

Times: 10:30AM to 1:00PM and again from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

For more information, click on the website below!


Winter Woods Walk March 10

On Saturday, March 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., have local experts guide you through a walk in the woods! Learn to identify trees through bark and twig characteristics to investigate the urban ecology of Franklin Park. Meet at Valley Gates parking lot, which can be found midway along Circuit Drive, next to Pierpont Road. Register for the event by calling 617.542.7696 (ext.20) or email Mathew at mathew [at] The event is free and open to all!

Franklin Park Kid's Winter Fest Feb. 23

On Thursday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. join in on fun for kids at the Kids' Franklin Park Winter Festival! The Festival will provide hours of family fun during February school vacation week with both indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment! Weather permitting there will be sledding, a demonstration by the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, a marionette puppet show, face painting, arts and crafts, games, and even a Critter Exhibit featuring wildlife native to Massachusetts! There will also be a screening of "Cool Runnings" the inspiring true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team to make it into the Winter Olympics, in celebration of the winter season. The Boston Parks Department will provide popcorn at the clubhouse. Attendees should plan on packing a lunch for the afternoon. Free parking is available at the clubhouse parking lot located at One Circuit Drive in Franklin Park. For more information, please call the Boston Parks Department at 617-635-4505, visit their website at, or go to

Snowshoeing at Boston Nature Center!

Go for a wintery hike without leaving the city! When snow is on the ground, the public is welcome to go snowshoeing at Boston Nature Center! The center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Snowshoe rental for 2 hours is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for nonmembers. Adult and child sizes are available! The center will also be hosting special events - a Guided Snowshoe Walk on Sunday, January 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a Family Snowshoe Walk on Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call ahead to ensure available snowshoes: 617.983.8500.

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