Halloween Around The Dot

Halloween Events Around the Dot

Hayrides through the cemetery, costume contests and even a candlelit pumpkin float on the Neponset River. Dorchester does not play when it comes to Halloween.

The Harvest Festival hosted by Cedar Grove Gardens has become a favorite for families. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25, and includes a scarecrow contest and candy-stuffed piñatas that kids love. The festival also features free hayrides through Cedar Grove Cemetery, which will be glowing with fall colors later this month. Bring the kids in their costumes. The popular garden store is located at 911 Adams St. >> Read More

Dorchester Open Studios 2014 | Oct. 24-26

Open Studios 2014

Dorchester Open Studios is back! This free arts festival feautures artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including music, dance, photography, painting, ceramics, glass working, jewelry making, sculpture, videography and more.

The three-day event kicks off with an evening reception and performance on Friday, October 24 at the Black Box Theatre at Codman Academy. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a show at 7:15 featuring local performing artists. The event is free.

On October 25 and 26, art venues will be open from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a free shuttle service providing transportation to all of the sites running about once every twenty minutes. A full schedule of events and a map indicating shuttle pick-up spots, venue locations and sponsor locations is printed in the Dorchester Reporter (10/17/14)


GFCAC Annual Meeting | Oct. 23

GFCAC Annual Meeting

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition's Annual Meeting,
Thursday, October 23rd
6:00 - 9:00PM
Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church
378A Washington Street in Four Corners

Franklin Park-Halloween Hike | Oct. 25

Halloween Night Hike-Franklin Park

Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No flashlights allowed! Walk through spooky woods, by old stone ruins, and over hill & dale in the moonlight. Costumes and strollers discouraged. Wear sneakers or hiking shoes. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot midway along the main park road. (google Glen Lane & Circuit Drive, Dorchester 02120) Look for the Jack O’Lantern.

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade | Oct. 26

Sixth Annual Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Costume Parade
An event for children 5 and under (siblings welcome)

Oct. 26
Meet at Savin Hill Beach at 10:45am

Parade Route:
Savin Hiill's McConnell Park Playground, up Denny St. to Savin Hill Ave. Parade ends at Savin Hill Park.

Ice cream, games, and fall fun to follow!

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older | Oct. 28

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older

The Living Healthy Speaker Series is a year-long sequence of talks on healthy living and disease prevention. Experts in their fields will provide cutting edge information to inspire listeners to embark on a personal journey of healthy living.

"How To Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Get Older"
Learn about preventing heart disease as you get older through healthy eating and controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.

Jared Magnani MD

BMC Preventative Cardiology 
Oct. 28, 2014
Dorchester House Multi Service Center
1353 Dorchester Ave. | Dorchester MA


Boston Police B-3 Annual Halloween Haunted House | Oct. 29

Annual Halloween Haunted House | Oct. 29

Boston Police B-3 Annual Haunted House
For kids 12 and under
Food, activities, music, entertainment, and of course HALLOWEEN CANDY!

Wed. Oct 29
1165 Blue Hill Ave. (In the rear of B-3)

This is event is sponsored by the Boston Police, City of Boston, and area B-3 Community Service Office.

Neponset River Greenway 13th Annual Pumpkin Float | Oct. 30

Neponset River Greenway
13th Annual Pumpkin Float
Thursday, October 30
5:30PM registration
6:00PM float

Bring your hollow carved jack-o-lanterns and watch them float in Davenport Creek. Halloween costumes encouraged! Pumpkins can be no larger than 8 inches, or they won’t float. At the end of the event, pumpkins are collected for compost and used in Boston's gardens. No registration necessary. Event check-in at Hallet Street entrance to park. Co-sponsored by MA DCR.

Auditions | Oct. 31



Would you like to audition in a romantic comedy for World AIDS Day? Then come try out!

Oct. 31, 2014, 12-4pm
Mt. Washington Bank
305 Talbot Ave
Call for an appointment
(781) 308-1552


Drop-ins welcome
No experience required



Free Screening Of "Glen Campbell..I'll Be Me" | Nov. 3

Free Screening Of "Glen Campbell..I'll Be Me" | Nov. 3

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell and his wife, Kim, went public with the diagnosis and announced his goodbye tour. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me documents Glen and his family’s attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of the progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Campbell’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man.

As proud providers of assisted living for seniors facing Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the complications that come with memory loss, Volunteers of America Massachusetts is excited to share the moving story of Glen Campbell and his family. >> Read More

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