3rd Annual Oscar Fashion Dish

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Join Dot Out for their 3rd Annual Oscar Fashion Dish Filthy Rich Style event on Sunday, March 2nd. This event will take place at Dbar located at 1236 Dorchester Ave from 6-11 pm. This event is inspired by the "richest" styles and times depicted in the years hottest movies, American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street.

No Oscar event is complete without Red Carpet Paparazzi by David Pham. The Celebrity Hostess will be Phaedra Phaded. A $10 suggested donation to help benefit Dorchester Arts Collaborative Youth Programs. There will be prizes for Best Dressed, Best Concept, and many more. There will also be Zipcar gift certificates, Dbar gift certificates, and more.

Upham's Corner Street Festival | Aug 17

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Upham's Corner Main Street & Upham's Corner ArtPlace present THE SECOND ANNUAL UPHAM'S CORNER STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 17th noon to 5 pm, “on the street” - Stoughton Street will be blocked off to traffic.
This FREE street festival will feature food and sidewalk sales from local Upham’s Corner businesses and live music on stage!
Performance schedule:
12-1pm: Fred Woodard Jazz Trio
1-2pm: José Matteo Ballet Theatre
2-3pm: Aaron Larget-Caplan (and special guest!)
3-4pm: The CV Band
4-5pm: Berklee College of Music

Local arts entrepreneurs will display hand-made goods for sale, there will be informational materials from Upham’s Corner organizations, lots of family-friendly activities, and more! The festival is free and open to the public. >> Read More

Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean @ Dorchester Winter Farmers Market! | rescheduled to March 10

All are invited to Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean at the Dorchester Farmers Market on Sunday, March 10, 12pm to 4pm, at the Codman Square Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA
Come and Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean!
¡Celebrar los frutos de nuestro mar!
Selebre Fwi ki nan lanmè nou an
Celebrar os frutos do nosso mar
Kỷ niệm Quả biển của chúng tôi
Discover the variety of fresh local seafood available at Boston farmers markets, see local chefs in action cooking their favorite seafood recipes, sample delicious dishes prepared fresh.
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Heart of the Hub | Oct. 18

Thursday, October 18, 2012  6pm-9pm
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street

Join over 200 guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the fifth annual Heart of the Hub to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. This annual event includes a silent auction featuring art and gift packages and A Taste of Roxbury dinner catered by area restaurants. The mistress of ceremonies is WCVB's Karen Holmes Ward. The E-Water Band will return to perform live, including a tribute to Roxbury's own Donna Summer.



Dorchester Day Parade, Sunday June 3d

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The entire Dorchester community is preparing for the upcoming 108th Dorchester Day Parade, which starts at 1 PM in Lower Mills, will march four miles along Dorchester Avenue and end at Columbia Road. The Dorchester Reporter has the details here.

Below is a list of the Parade Honorees.  For more details see the website here.

2012 Parade Honorary:
Grand Marshal Maureen Feeney

2012 Parade Chief Marshal
Ralph F. Browne, Jr.
Ret. Army, Member of the William E. Carter Post #16

2012 Mayor of Dorchester
Katie Hurley >> Read More

Chili Cookoff, March 25

The 6th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off is happening Sunday, March 25, 3 to 6 p.m., at the IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport Street. Civic associations, local merchants, politicians, and other community groups around Dorchester are invited to submit their chili and compete for "Best Chili" Awards. Tickets are $20 per adult and $30 for a family (up to 4 people) at the door. Tickets purchased in advance receive a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit this year's Dorchester Day Parade! The event is fun and family-oriented. Read on to find out more about Dot Chili Activities! >> Read More

Boston Bike Update Feb 28

For the fourth year in a row, LivableStreets Alliance will host the annual Boston Bike Update event. Nicole Freedman, Director of the Boston Bikes Program, will present her fourth report on past achievements, challenges, and future goals of the Mayor’s effort to create a “world class bicycling city.” Come hear details on Hubway, the Bike Network Plan, parking facilities, youth programs, festivals, and more.  Special guest Mayor Thomas Menino will speak to his “the car is no longer king” policy for the city.

Event takes place from 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at the Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. Free and open to the public. Join fellow cyclists at this public forum on bicycle planning in Boston.

5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Transportation Community Showcase-come learn about all the different groups working together for better biking in Boston
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Q&A/discussion

C.R.A.K. Poetry Youth Speaks Open Mic!

On Thursday, January 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. C.R.A.K. (Creativity Revolutionized Around Knowledge) "Youth Speaks" will be hosting an open mic! This open mic is open aimed for youth ages 3 - 20, but everyone is welcome to support and be a part of the audience! The event is to be held at the Fields Corner Branch Library, located at 1520 Dorchester Ave. For more info, check out C.R.A.K.'s facebook page at facebook.com/crak.poetry.

Dinner On The Corner Feb. 3

Celebrate the New Year with Viet-AID at the Vietnamese American Community Association! On February 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Vietnamese American Community Center will be hosting food, drinks, and cultural performances! To RSVP, please do so by email or call 617.822.3717x10. VietAID is located at 42 Charles St. in Dorchester, 02122.

Boston Winery Post-Holiday Event Jan. 13

On Friday, January 13th, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Boston Winery will again be hosting its Annual Post Holiday Event for the 5th year! Tickets will be $50 per person and will get you food, music, raffles, and a selection of Boston Winery's outstanding wines! It is sure to be a fun night. Marc Antonelli will provide fitting entertainment for the evening. Please RSVP by January 12. Credit card payment is accepted by phone at 617.265.9463.


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