DOT BY THE DAY July 17 – 25, 2014

Thursday (17th) – The L Street Running Club hosts the 27th running of the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K road race at 7 p.m. The course runs along Day Boulevard, from the roadway leading into the Boston Teacher’s Union, to P Street, and back to the union hall. Day Boulevard will be closed from 6:55 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but no cars will be towed or mandated to be off the streets for this race. Runners will park at Carson Place or the UMass parking lot, or they will come by train; they should not take residential parking places. Go to for more info.

Friday (18th) – The soulful sounds of Donna Summer? Roller disco? Drag queens? Just another night on City Hall Plaza you say? Fine. But this time it’s Mayor Marty Walsh and friends’ way of celebrating the life of one of our city’s most beloved musical stars. “The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party” will run from 6-10 p.m. at the Plaza. Dorchester’s own Kon and friends will spin disco and funk classics, with a heavy dose of Summer’s classics like “Last Dance” and “On the Radio.” Two of Boston’s most famous drag queens, Frieda Fries and Nicholle Pride of Perestroika, will also model some of Summer’s most iconic looks. Free, but if you’re coming to skate, bring your own skates or blades, or rent them for free on site.

Monday (21st)
– Trinity Financial will hold its first community-wide meeting regarding their development proposal for the Ashmont Tire property on Monday, July 21, at 6 p.m., at the Carney Hospital’s Riseman Lecture Hall. The room is on the first floor of the Carney’s main building at 2100 Dorchester Avenue. 

Wednesday (23rd)
– Come to the Lower Mills Library at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Batman! Children are invited to come make DC and Marvel superhero emblems using felt and tacky glue. This event is for age groups six and up. For more information contact the Lower Mills Library at 617-298-7841.

Thursday (24th)
– Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) Neighborhood Block Party at Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell St.,
Dorchester from 5 to 7 p.m.

Still to come:

Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) Neighborhood Block Party at Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave.,
Mattapan on Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Soul City Band performs live in concert at Dorchester Park on Thurs., July 31 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Dorchester Park Association, The Boston Parks and Recreation, and Eastern Bank. Call 617-635-4505.