Upham's Corner

Upham's Corner Public Meeting | August 5

Upham's Corner is holding a public meeting, hosted by the Boston Public Works Department, taking place on August 5 at 6pm (34 Hancock Street in Dorchester). Join your neighbors to view the final plans for the roadway and urban design improvements for Upham's Corner! For more info, call 617-635-4968 or email Zachary.Wassmouth@cityofboston.gov.

Make Your Own Magic | May 16

Upham's Corner Library Branch is inviting all kids ages 7+ to learn how to craft magic tricks to impress and amaze friends and family. In this workshop led by magician Debbie O'Carroll. This workshop will take place on May 16 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Upham's Corner Library (500 Columbia Road, Dorchester) For more info, click HERE.

Making Planning Processes Public | April 29th - May 5th

The "Making Planning Processes Public" pop-up exhibit aims to do just that, as Upham's Corner is slated for multiple types of investment and redevelopment. This interactive exhibit is another chance to put "creative placemaking" in the hands of community members and to use the skills and creativity of local artists to invite residents deeper into the planning processes.

For updated info: http://www.facebook.com/ds4si#!/events/500310676689273/

Public update on the roadway plans for Uphams Corner | April 10

Boston Public Works Department Presents Latest Plans for Roadway Improvements in Uphams Corner - Public meeting for an update on the roadway plans for Uphams Corner

April 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
Cape Verdean Adult Center
34 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA

background info: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/dorchester/2012/12/hold_crosswalks_and_parking_on.html

Zach Wassmouth
Principal Civil Engineer
City of Boston Public Works Department
Engineering Division – Design Section
1 City Hall Square, Room 710
(T) 617.635.4953
(F) 617.635.4954

Upham's Corner Visioning Forum | Feb 2

Saturday, February 2nd - 9:30a-1:00p
@ Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, 650 Dudley St, Dorchester [map]

Presented by the City of Boston and Boston Redevelopment Authority

Join in the conversation about developing a short and long term strategy for economic development, jobs, transit, and housing. We need your voice to help develop a vision for the future.


Upham's Corner Health Center World AIDS Day Event | Nov. 29

Upham's Corner Health Center World AIDS Day Event

Date/Time: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Address: 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA

Contact: Charles "Poncho" Brown, 617-287-0786 x31

Clients and their families will be able to place the names of their loved one who've passed from HIV/AIDS and their wishes inside of helium ballons and release the balloons into the world. There will be food, information, and giveaways.

For more info: http://www.aac.org/events/wad-community-events.html

Upham Corner Street Fair | August 18


Come to Upham's Corner Street Fair (Dudley Street and Columbia Road) from 12pm to 5pm to experience new foods and shops, cold treats, music and more! The fair will include activities such as:

  • Paraiso Restaurant (750 Dudley Street)
  • Local business sidewalk sales
  • Food carts including snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and ice cream
  • Local artwork
  • Strand Theater events
  • Flea Market

For more info, email info@uphamscorner.org or call 617-265-0363. For the flyer, click HERE.

The Boston Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld | July 26 - 29

Don't miss these awesome performances by the Boston Opera Collaborative at the Strand Theatre! The performances will be on July 26, 27, and 28 at 8pm AND on July 29 at 3pm. Tickets are FREE! Tickets are available for registration at www.bostonoperacollaborative.org. The Strand Theatre is at 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA. For more information about the event click HERE. For more info, email brandon.milardo@bostonoperacollaborative.org.


Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group: 1st meeting | June 14

The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group (FIPI) will hold their first meeting on Thursday, June 14 from 8am to 9am in the BRA Board Room on the 9th floor of City Hall. FIPI is a two year BRA study that will look at short and long term strategies for improving capital investment and job access along the 9.2 mile Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line, which links South Station to Readville, crossing through Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the South Bay, Upham's Corner, Four Corners and Codman Square areas of Dorchester.

All FIPI advisory group meetings are open to the public and will be posted at the BRA website www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org and at the FIPI website at www.fairmountindigoplanning.org. The public is also encouraged to sign up for meeting notifications by contacting the co-directors of the planning study, Ines Soto-Palmarin, Ines.Soto.BRA@cityofboston.gov, or Jeremy Rosenberger, Jeremy.Rosenberger.BRA@cityofboston.gov.  >> Read More

Converse Presents "Passing the Mic" | June 16

On Saturday, June 16, Old-school rappers will perform alongside talented Dorchester youth, ages 10 - 15, when the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club hosts "Passing the Mic." Headliners include '80s and '90s rap stars, "Kid 'N Play" and Rob Base. Click here to view the event flyer. The event will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at The Strand Theatre, located at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. >> Read More

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