Events

Have an event coming up in Dorchester or Mattapan? Add it to our calendar (all entries will be reviewed by an editor for posting).

Sep, 2018

Wed., 9/26/18
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting today from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. to discuss a proposal for Morton Station Village, a new construction development consisting of 40 units of mixed-income affordable and workforce... Read more
Thu., 9/27/18
DotHouse Health will hold a community forum to discuss the resources and services you need to keep you well. We want your input on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6 p.m. Join us at DotHouse Health, 1353 Dorchester Ave, in the multipurpose room. Refreshments... Read more
Sat., 9/29/18
The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, Boston’s biggest block party, returns Saturday, September 29, from noon to 6:00 p.m., with three stages of free music at the intersection of Massachusetts and Columbus avenues. Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and... Read more
Sat., 9/29/18
Join the Mattapan Milton Neponset Community for an afternoon to celebrate the long-awaited Neponset River Greenway trail extension from Central Ave in Milton to Mattapan Station. The event will start with a family-friendly two-mile bike ride and will... Read more
Sun., 9/30/18
The Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, will perform a special free concert in Franklin Park on Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. The concert is preceded by a community arts festival with family-friendly activities presented by many of local... Read more

Oct, 2018

Tue., 10/2/18
Boston Planning and Development Agency hosts public meeting on proposed 500 Talbot Avenue Project today from 6:30-8 p.m. at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St., Dorchester. JPA Development Co. Inc. proposes to construct a five-story, mixed-use development... Read more
Thu., 10/4/18
Codman Square Health Center will proudly present its 21st annual fundraising event, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, on Thursday evening, October 4, 2018 to raise funds and awareness to improve women’s health in our community. Each year more than... Read more
Mon., 10/8/18
Veronica Robles and her mariachi band will bring Mexican culture to the J.F.K Presidental Library through song, dance, and stories. Attendees will have the chance to participate in the experience from 10:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8th.
Tue., 10/9/18
Join moderator Meghna Chakrabarti, host of NPR and WBUR’s On Point, for a discussion previewing the release of Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy newest documentary: Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow on Oct. 9th at 6 p.m. at the JFK... Read more
Sat., 10/13/18
St. Mark’s English as a Second Language (ESOL) program will host its annual Diversity Dinner on Saturday, October 13th from 6 to 8 pm at St. Mark’s Church Hall. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. A variety of ethnic foods will be offered... Read more
Sun., 10/14/18
Program Schubert Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 Debussy Quartet in G minor, L. 85, Op. 10 Tickets: Adult: $25; Student: $18; EBT Card Holder: $3, children under 13 free. Standing at the forefront of the younger generation of classical chamber music... Read more
Tue., 10/23/18
Join Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College, and Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, and executive director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian... Read more
Thu., 10/25/18
Tickets & info at www.dotfilmfest.com Join us in commemorating 100 years of Dorchester's original "movie palace", The Strand Theatre (1918-2018) with an evening of world renowned, award winning films at Dorchester's FIRST Short Film Festival! The... Read more
Sat., 10/27/18
Thrills, chills, and animals await you at Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl! During this popular Halloween event, children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Zoo. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts... Read more

Nov, 2018

Sat., 11/3/18
With a performance of classical Indian dance and music, celebrate Bollywood culture and Diwali—the Indian Festival of Lights—at the J.F.K. Library on at 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.
Wed., 11/7/18
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at the JFK Library for a discussion of her latest release, Leadership in Turbulent Times. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7th.
Fri., 11/9/18
Join a panel including Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, Mark Preston, CNN executive director of political programming and senior political analyst, and Kate Zernike, political reporter for The New York Times, at the JFK Library for a... Read more
Tue., 11/13/18
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham at the JFK Library for a discussion of his newest release, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. The event will focus on the current climate of partisan division and begin at 6 p.m. on Nov... Read more
Mon., 11/19/18
Examine the rise in populism in the US and Europe with Salena Zito and Brad Todd, authors of The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Shaping Contemporary Domestic Politics, and John Judis, author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession... Read more
Thu., 11/22/18
Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of our “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. All ages and paces welcome!... Read more
Fri., 11/23/18
Attend an hour of modern Wampanoag storytelling to celebrate the final days of American History Month at the JFK Library. The event, which takes place on Friday, Nov. 23rd, will end with a traditional powwow.
Sun., 11/25/18
Program Choral, orchestral, and organ works, including: BWV 159 Anh. Motet: Ich lasse dich nicht BWV 1056: Violin Concerto in G minor BWV 548: Fugue in E minor “The Wedge” BWV 234. Mass in A major Tickets: Adult: $25; Student: $18; EBT Card Holder: $3,... Read more

Dec, 2018

Tue., 12/4/18
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act of 1968 with a discussion at the JFK Library with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. The event will explore key... Read more
Wed., 12/5/18
Join Jared Bowen, host of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, at the JFK Library as he hosts a discussion with Todd S. Purdum, staff writer at The Atlantic, regardings Purdum's new book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution... Read more
Thu., 12/27/18
Through artisanal marionette puppets and handmade scenery, watch the story of Peter and the Wolf unroll alongside music from Prokofiev's original musical score. The performance of the traditional Russian tale will take place from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on... Read more

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