Halloween Night Walk | October 25

Friday, October 25th 7pm at the Valley Gates Parking Lot, Glen Road and Circuit Drive (look for giant Jack-o-lantern), Franklin Park Coalition invites the community to walk through the park on a FREE guided tour at night. No flashlights allowed, costumes are discouraged. Dress accordingly to the outdoor weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. This event is suitable for alll ages. Be there or be SCARED...

For more information contact: Franklin Park Coalition 617.442.4141

Kroc-o-Treat | October 31

Thursday October 31 from 6pm-8pm join the KROC and their 3rd Annual Kroc-O-Treat Halloween Celebration. Located at 650 Dudley Street in Dorchester MA. The KROC will provide a safe indoor Halloween activities for the community. The festivities will include trick or treating, a bouncy house, arts & crafts and costume prizes.

Requesting donations for: packaged treats for the Halloween Bags. Monetary donations, and Super Hero themed decorations or crafts.

Volunteers for this event are also welcome and encouraged!!!!!

Questions or concerns about this event please feel free to contact Isaque Rezende at 617.318.6919 or via email at

Fine Motor Fun | October 8

On Tuesday, October 8th from 5:30pm-6:30pm, Join in for A FUN FILLED Activity that will introduce you to easy activities you can engage your toddler in to help them build their fine motor skills, .at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester. This “Make it and Take It” Session will include a light dinner and is geared towards children ages 16 mos-3 years old. 
RSVP Mary Kinsella Scannell

Country in the City History Tour | October 6

Sunday, October 6th 10:00am, Join a National Olmsted Historic Site ranger for a history tour of Franklin Park. You’ll learn about the early designs and plans of Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned park architect, who built the park in the 1880s. See beautiful views, old stone ruins, and the picturesque home of migrating birds, Scarboro Pond. Meet at the Resting Place (Shattuck Picnic Grove). This event id free and is open to the public. 
For more information visit

Fall Forest Festival | October 5

Saturday October 5 between 1pm -4pm come celebrate the season and outdoors with art, nature and recreation at Franklin Park (Glen Road and Circuit Drive Dorchester, 02121). Hike through the Wilderness or let kids, 9 and under ride the bike rodeo between 1-4pm. Bikes for loan or bring your own. You may win a bike from Boston Bikes in the raffle at the close of the event!
Take a wild edible tour led by wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen from 2:30-4pm. Capture the Franklin Park’s beauty at a watercolor landscapes workshop taught by local artist, Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper from 1-3pm.
For more information about this event contact: Franklin Park Coalition 617-442-4141
or visit

Third Annual Farm Day | October 6

This family event is to join Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street Dorchester, MA 02125) and the Roger Clap Innovation School to celebrate the agricultural history of Dorchester. They will have pony rides, kids activities, a scavenger hunt and an archeological activity to celebrate archeology month in Massachusetts. There will also be a bake sale and raffle items to support the Roger Clap Innovation School. 


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FREEstyle Texture Painting | September 28

FREEstyle texture painting for all ages to enjoy. There will be funky brushes, sponge shapes, q-tips, leaves, rollers & even an array of 'regular' paintbrushes and more to explore. Feel free to bring in any interesting tools you may have as well.

Time: 2pm

Location: 191 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester (corner of Bowdoin and Topliff Street)

Rockin with Raptors | September 28

Come join Mass Audubon celebrate their 11th anniversary of the George Robert Environmental Conservation Center. The festivities will beheld Saturday, September 28, between 1pm- 4 pm. This is a free event and it is open to the public. Event will include:

Live Raptors from Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Animal Adventures Petting Zoo

NewEngland Aquarium Touch Tank

Branches Steel Orchestra

Cookout, Cake & Ice Cream

and more activities to come for everyone.


You Can Pickle That?! | October 19

Saturday, October 19 at 9 am the Nightingale Community Garden (512 Park Street, Dorchester) will offer a free cooking class on how to "pickle" your harvest and preserve vegetable throughout the cold winter months.  
To register for this event visit

Open Streets Open World | September 29

Walk, Bike and/or Dance along with Circle the City as they celebrate their 2ND Annual Open Streets Open World on Blue Hill Avenue.

This event will be taking the streets and turning them into a path of excitement.  There will be safe bike trails, games, live music and more. Open streets, Open world is free to the public, and is family orientated. Sunday, September 29th, the festivities will begin at 1PM on Dudley Street. Feel free to take your time and engage with your community while being active.

Please visit for more information.

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