Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Bike Ride for Peace | Aug. 20

Lets stay strong together!!!

The City of Boston invites you to join your community for a Bike Ride for Peace.

When: Saturday, August 20 at 8am

Where: Harambee Park, Talbot and Blue Hill Ave. (Five miles at a Family Friendly pace)

FREE Yoga in the Garden | June 26 - July 24

event flyer

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and Boston Natural Area Network presents: Yoga in the Garden! Just bring a towel and a bottle of water

When: EVERY Friday June 12th through July 24th (no classes on July 3)

Where: City Natives

30 Edgewater Dr, Mattapan 

Cost: FREE! 
To Register: Email Eva at >> Read More

Mattapan Moving for Life | June 20

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Rain or shine! Please join Mattapan Moving for Life in collaboration with the Boston Nature Center on a 2 mile walk though a beautiful nature sanctuary! There will also be fitness training sessions, aerobics, heart-healthy cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, raffles, FREE t-shirts, and more! Children all ages welcome!


When: Saturday, June 20th


Where: Boston Nature Center

500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

To get involved / for more info: call 617.849-2690 or visit www.mattapanfoodandfitness.


Mattapan Moving for Life | June 14

Join the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition on June 14 from 9am to 1pm for the 7th Annual Moving for Life event. The event will take place at the Boston Nature Center (500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan). This fun event will provide opportunities for residents of all ages to experience the joys of being active! Activities will include walking, running, dance, yoga, stretching and circuit training. There will also be nutrition workshops, healthy cooking demos and healthy snacks. For more information, call 617-348-6292.

Mattapan Healthy Food and Fitness Tour | June 23

On Saturday June 23, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is hosting a Food & Fitness Tour. Meet in the parking lot of the church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Square, at 4:15. Join the Food & Fitness Coalition and experience community efforts to improve the food and fitness environment in Mattapan. Walk the future Neponset Greenway, and view the proposed Neponset Greenway with Guides from the Neponset Greenway Council. For more information, contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Council at 617.391.4017, or register online at

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition | May 8 2012

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition held its monthly meeting on May 8 at the Mildred Avenue Community Center. The meeting began with a welcome and introductions. Everyone shared their name and favorite place in Mattapan.Theresa Jordan and Sonia Carter discussed plans for Mattapan Moving for Life. A description of the Fairmount Greenway Project and update on the Neponset Greenway from Eva Joseph and Vivien Morris. There was also discussion of activities and outlets for youth in Mattapan, with updates for Vigorous Youth and The Mattapan Patriots Flag Football team. The Healthy on the Block Corner Store Initiative, Farmers Market, and Mobile Market Project were discussed. >> Read More

5th Annual Mattapan Moving For Life | June 9

Join Mattapan Food & Fitness Center and Boston Nature Center for the 5th Annual Mattapan Moving For Life! The event will include a two mile walk through the nature sanctuary, Zumba, Yoga-lates, healthy food demonstrations & Information, fun activities for children: meadow sweeping, nature nook, bird demonstration! Register early and receive a free T-Shirt! >> Read More

The Final Family Fun Friday! Jan. 20

Mattapan Food & Fitness

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition / Healthy on the Block - Mattapan, Mattahunt Community Center, Wheelock College, and the Strategic Alliance for Health present the FINAL Family Fun Friday! On Jan 20, 4:30 to 6 PM, there will be healthy tasting demonstrations by Chef Rhonda from "Seasoned with Soul," along with fitness by Irina Martinez of "Xclusive Double Dutch." At the Mattahunt Community Center, 100 Hebron Street - don't forget to bring sneakers! See event flyer attached below.

Health Care Revival, Sep. 10

Come to the Mattapan Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 10 for "Health Care Revival," a free community event with health information, complimentary food tastings and more! The Mattapan Health Center is located at 249 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126. Thanks to the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition for sending notice of this great upcoming event! 

Neponset Greenway Walk, Jul. 21

Mattapan Food and Fitness CoalitionAdvocates of the Neponset Greenway, including the Boston Natural Areas Network and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, are planning a five-mile walk on July 21. Proceeding from Mattapan Square along River Street and the Greenway Trail, the group walk is part of advocates' educational efforts about the Greenway project. The walk is scheduled to start on Thurs., July 21, at 6 p.m. at Mattapan Square MBTA station.

Read a related editorial in the Dorchester Reporter here. An article on car/trolley accidents on the Mattapan line also mentions the event. 

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