Family Fun Night at Mattahunt Community Center | June 16

Come and enjoy a free catered meal( BBQ Style) as well as engage in conversations with your family, friends and neighbors! Also, see featured performances from local dance groups as well as fun field activities for the family!

When: Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:30pm -7:30pm

Where: Mattahunt Community Center. 100 Hebron St

Mattapan, MA 02126

Food For Thought Cookout | July 23

Youth in Crisis presents 11th Annual Food For Thought Cookout: Scoops and Hoops. A day filled with fun and activities, come out to enjoy free food, icre cream, basketball games and more. 

When: July 23, 10am-4pm

Where: Mildred Community Center, Walkers Park Norfolk St

Fete Toussaint | May 20

Mattapan Arts Council presents Fete Toussaint. Join Second-Liners, See Toussaint-themed art, Eat Haitan Pastries. 

When: Friday, May 20 3-6pm

Where: Mattapan Square

For more info: Call 857-333-3513 or email

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration | May 2-26

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration 2016!

16th Annual Haitian American Unity Parade:

  • When: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 
  • Where: Mattapan Square Blue Hill Ave through Talbot Ave., Dorchester

9th Annual Haitian Heritage Month Kick-Off Cermony:

  • When: Mon. May 2nd, 2016—5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Where: KAY PAM 6 Livingstone St. Dorchester

11th Annual Flag Day Breakfast (In collaboration with several Boston City Councilors):

  • When: Fri., May 13th, 2016-10:30am
  • Where: Boston City Hall, 5th Floor

21st Annual Haitian Flag Raising Cermony:  >> Read More

Urban Money Matters | Oct 24

Interested in Purchasing home? Tired of renting? The Mandrell Company is hosting a free seminar. 


  • Steps to getting yourself on the path of homeownership.
  • Quick tips on how to repair bad credit and what to consider when searching.
  • Home buying timeline and what to consider when searching.
  • The pre-approval process and mortage loan basics.
  • Loan programs and grants offered to first time buyers.
  • How to manage yourself through bad times and avoid foreclosure. 

When: October 24 at 2pm-4pm

Where: Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

RSVP Online at:

For more information: Contact Denisha McDonald at or call 617-982-3337 

Age Friendly Boston Listening Session | July 23

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Seniors in Mattapan! Come out and let your voices be heard! Age Friendly Boston is looking for your feedback for how the city of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh can better serve the needs of elders in our communities! Stand up for your neighborhood and make sure that the needs of Mattapan are represented! Light refreshments will be served.


When: Thursday, July 23rd


Where: Mattapan Square Library

1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

To RSVP: Contact Reverend Dr. Barbara Perryman at (617)-298-3355 or email

Raised Bed Gardening | May 30

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Raised beds can be simple to build and very productive to grow in. This hands-on demonstration will help you choose the best site, materials, soil, and plants for your garden.


When: Saturday, May 30th


Where: City Natives

30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

For more info:  call 617.542.7696 or email


Haitian Heritage Parade | May 17

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Come celebrate Haitian Heritage! The 15th Annual Haitian Unity Parade will take place on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan and Dorchester! More than 200 local organizations, schools and businesses from all over New England are expected to participate in the event, which can draws tens of thousands of people.


When: Sunday, May 17th


Where: Mattapan Square

1624 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

For more info:


"Making Healthy Connections" Resource Fair | March 4, 9, and 17

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Have you ever wondered what resources are in your neighborhood? Making Healthy Connections is a series of resource fairs to help you get connected with and learn about the resources in your neighborhood! FREE EVENT. FOOD AND CHILDCARE PROVIDED!


When: WEDNESDAY, March 4th


Where: East Boston Social Center 68 Central Sq, East Boston, MA 02128


When: MONDAY, March 9th

5:30-8:00 PM

Where: USES’ Harriet Tubman House 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118


When: TUESDAY, March 17th

5:00-7:15 PM

Where: Mattapan Branch Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126


For more info: Contact Emily Conwell at 617-279-2240 ext 504

10 Steps to Digging out of Debt | Feb 12

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Make a budget plan! Learn 10 simple ways to dig yourself out of debt, and strategies to keep from sliding back. Learn the difference between good and bad debt, and what a healthy debt-to-income ratio looks like.


When: Thursday, February 12th


Where: Mildred Avenue Community Center

5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan

Questions?: Call the Boston Home Center at (617)635-HOME (4663)

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