Jenna Lotti performs at ester! | March 16

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the coming spring season with a night of live music at ester.

Milton's own Jenna Lotti, pop-soul singer-songwriter and winner of Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards, will perform while you can enjoy a special New England Boiled Dinner in celebration of St. Pat's!


When: March 16 , 6:30-9:30pm

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

Reserve your table for dinner and music by calling 617-698-2261.

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. 

Dorchester Community Food Coop Focus Group | Jan 23

The Dorchester Community Food Coop is a new grocery store projected to open in 2017/18. Tell them what you think about: Foods that are available in Dorchester, Coop Grocery Stores, Foods you'd like to see in a new grocery store.


When: Sat, Jan 23, 10:30am -12:00pm

Where: Codman Square Library, 690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124

Focus group size limited to 12. RSVP at  617-804-6085,

Fellowship Dinner Potluck | Jan 8

Please join First Parish Dorchester for their monthly fellowship dinner series. Families are warmly welcome. This month has the special added joy of being a chance to welcome and break bread with their new Interim Minister, the Rev. Tricia Brennan, for the first time.

Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer/snack, side-dish, or dessert. BUT join even if you don't have the time/ability to put something together. Dinner will be available throughout the event, so no worries if you are running a bit late. Help in cleaning up the kitchen afterwards is appreciated. Donations of a dollar or two towards the entree are appreciated from those who can afford it. 

When: Friday Jan 8 5:30pm >> Read More

Restaurant Laura's Community Thanksgiving Dinner | Nov 26

In partnership with Touch 106.1 FM, National Black MBA, Touch TV, EBSB; Restaurant Laura will be having their 5th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. 


When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov 26 11am-2pm

Where: 688 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

Seating Times: 11:00am-11:30am | 11:30am-12:00pm | 12:00pm-12:30pm | 12:30pm-1:00pm | 1:00pm-1:30pm | 1:30pm-2:00pm

Menu: Mashed Potatoes, Turkey, Vegetables, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Cider & Coffee


Please RSVP to or call 617-524-1627 with following information; Guests names, Contact name, Phone Number; email address.






Holiday Cornucopia Event | Nov 18

Snapchef is very excited to be cooking up change in the neighborhood. The Snapchef Foundation will host a #500X500 Holiday Cornucopia Event providing 500 individuals the opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal that is healthy, nutritious and affordable. 

Their goal is to feed 500 hungry and potentially malnourished individuals. 
When:  November 18th from 3-5 p.m.

Where: 420 Washington Street Dorchester

The event is free to those attending and is being sponsored by Snapchef.

Please reach out to Mandy with questions or to  to RSVP

Swap the Salt | Nov 23

 A Chef from Haley House’s Take Back the Kitchen program leads an interactive demonstration to show how to get more flavor with less salt. This program is appropriate for all ages.

The Swap the Salt campaign was launch in 2014 by the Boston Public Health Commission to help combat health inequalities in Black and Latino communities.

When: Monday, November 23, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:  Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 

Boston Veg Food Fest | Oct 24

The Boston Vegetarian Society presents The 20th Anniversary Boston Vegetarian Festival. This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment.  >> Read More

Foreign Feast Fridays at the KROC | May 22

foreign feast fridays

EVERY FRIDAY, come to the KROC Center and enjoy foreign food provided by local restaurants with hopes to support the KROC's culinary training program!


When: EVERY FRIDAY beginning February 13th


Where: KROC Community Center

650 Dudley Street Dorchester

For more info: Call the KROC at (617) 318-6900


Dorchester Community Food Co-op Holiday Meet and Greet | Dec 17

Dorchester, Community, Food, Co-op, Holiday

Join the Dorchester Community Food Co-op for good food and conversation during our "Holiday Meet and Greet!" 

When: Wednesday, December 17

Time:  6-8 pm

Where: Restaurante Cesaria
266 Bowdoin St., Dorchester

Sample delicious Cape Verdean appetizers!
Meet members of the Food Co-op!

Hear a short report on the progress of co-op development and an update on the Winter Farmers' Market

For more information, call Co-op Project Manager: 
Jenny Silverman  617-272-5917


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