BAMS Fest | June 23, 2018

BAMS Fest will debut on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Franklin Park, Playstead Field. The festival is a celebration and promotion of Afro-centric culture, music, art, and food, particularly highlighting the contributions to black music and culture to the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world. Given the nature of the festival, they anticipate a large turnout of 5,000 attendees. Therefore, many volunteers are needed! 

The deadline to submit a volunteer application has been extended to Monday, May 14. So sign up to help with the event today-

Storytelling with Clay and Mixed Media | Jul. 14

FREE workshops from Families Creating Together with celebrated teaching artist Wendy Ellertson. Families create clay and mixed media sculptures and environments and develop related stories.

When: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:30pm

Dates include: July 21, 28, August 4, 11

Where: Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall), 20 South Street

To register or for more information please call: 617-522-4832 or email:

Paint: A Community Paint Party | April 30

4C ART Co presents Paint: A Community Paint Day. Join in as the community beautify the urban wild. 

When: April 30, 2016, 11am-1pm

Where: Urban Wild/Food Forest (located next to the Sustainability Guild) 260 Washington St

Adult Coloring Group | April 20

Drop in and color with other adults. Bring your own materials or use the library's. Light refreshments will be provide.


When: Wed, April 20, 2-4pm

Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Sip, Dip & Dabble | April 13 & 27

Receive step-by-step instruction from an artist as you unleash your inner picasso. What is better than a night out with friends, sipping cocktails, listening to music, and creating art! They will provide everything you will need to create a beautiful masterpiece. They provide your canvas  easel, brushes, apron and paint. 


April 13: Colorful Boston

When: April 13, 6:30-9pm

Where: Blasi's Cafe, 762 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122


April 27: Customize Your Street Sign 

When: March 27, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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Paint Night | April 11

Paint Night. Come show off your artistic skills. Open to everyone. 

When: April 11,  2016 3-5pm

Where: BCYF Perkins Community Center,155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

3D Art Class for Youth | March 9

The Eliot School’s 3D arts program teaches students the process of sketching and making models to clarify their ideas and turn them into 3-dimensional sculptures. Students use a variety of materials such as air-dry clay, paper maché, construction paper, and recycled materials. Projects may include masks and abstract sculpture.


When:  Wed, March 9, 2016, 4 – 5 P.M.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch, 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121


This program will run for 7 weeks and has limited seating.

To reserve a spot, please contact the Uphams Corner Branch at 617.265.0139. For children ages 10-14.

Paint Night to Benefit the Mather | April 1

The Mather School is the oldest public elementary school in North America! Come Create, Celebrate and Support the local historical school with a fun night of painting and a drink or two.


When: Friday, April 1at 7 PM

Where: Phillip's Old Colony House,  780 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester 02122



Color Your Way to Calm | Feb 29

Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and come color with Fields Corner Branch. Coloring has been proven to be relaxing and meditative for all ages while also providing an outlet for creative expression. Join them in the community room to color and drink some homemade hot chocolate and tea.


When:  Monday, February 29 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where:  Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 02122

Watercolor for Older Adults | Feb 4

Artist Susan Krause will lead an 8-week course on drawing, watercolor, and creative problem solving for seniors . This program is generously sponsored by the Saquish Foundation through the Boston Public Library.


Where:  Community Room,  Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library,  690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122

When: Thursday Feb 4, 2016, 12:30 – 2:30 P.M.

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