youth activities

FREE Community Carnival! | June 27

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It's carnival time!!! What better way to celebrate summer than a FREE Community Carnival! Come by for games, bouncy houses, face paint, prizes, food, music, and more! All ages welcome! Put on by Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church!


When: Saturday, June 27th


Where: The City of Judah

177 Harvard Street, Dorchester

For more info: contact Renae at

Rosalita's Puppets | June 26

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Join Rosalita's puppets on an undersea adventure! This marionette show brings you pirates, a mermaid, and all kinds of sea creatures! Part of Boston Public Library's "Every Hero Has a Story" summer campaign!


When: Friday, June 26th


Where: Lower Mills Library

27 Richmond Street, Dorchester

For more info: call the Lower Mills Branch at (617)298-7841

Summer Fun Fest! | June 20

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First Teacher Presents: SUMMER FUN FEST 2015! Join a group of parents who believe we have the power to light up our childrens brains! Make puppets, enjoy food, music, a drumming circle, and a visit from the Bibliocycle! Be sure to RSVP to save your place!


When: Saturday, June 20th


Where: Dudley Street School 

6 Shirley Street, Roxbury

For more info/ To RSVP: Call Dinah (617)435-0042 or email

Kids in the Garden: Make Your Own Worm Compost Bin | June 14

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As part of our family-friendly open garden day, come learn how worms can turn kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden or houseplants. We'll talk about how to feed, house, and care for worms.


When: Sunday, June 14th


Where: Woolson St. Community Garden

44 Woolson St. Mattapan 

Cost: Free to learn; $10 to take home your own supplies.

For more info: call 617.542.7696 or email 


Families Cooking Together | June 6

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Miss Debbie of KIDZ COOKING reads If You Give A Moose A Muffin By Laura Numeroff, then helps kids work with their parents to make muffins! Space is limited..Pre-registration is required. 


When: Saturday, June 6th


Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

27 Richmond Street

For more info/to register: Call the Lower Mills branch at (617)298-7841


Family Field Day | June 5

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You and your family are invited to a day of fun at Family Field Day! There will be food, a bouncy house, dental screenings, WIC info, face painting, games, activities, and more! Come on down for a fun-filled morning!


When: Friday, June 5th


Where: Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

35 Deer Street, Dorchester

For more info/ To RSVP: 617-740-2586 

OR Mary


Leap into Literacy Storytime | June 11

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The Leap Into Literacy Story Time Team will be welcoming summer with fun stories, songs and giggles, lots of wiggles, and a free book for each family that comes!  We will also have a drawing for some play-filled prizes! This story time is for young children under the age of 5 and their favorite adult caregiver.  Rain or shine, we plan to have a great time!  See you there!



When: Thursday, June 11th


Where: Fields Corner Library 

1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

For more info: contact Luci Davis at 580 583-3833 or

For Vietnamese language contact Huong Vu at 617 740 2586

For Cape Verdean Creole or Spanish language contact Maria Troutman at 617 740-2335


Gardening at Uphams Corner Library | June 18

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Come help the Uphams Corner Library plant, water, and weed the library’s (small) new container garden! For ages 5 and up!


When: Thursdays, June 4th, 11th, and 18th


Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more info: call the Uphams Corner Branch at (617)265.0139


Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Plate | April 23

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Come make a fun fiesta plate for Cinco De Mayo! Open to ages 5-10. Supplies are limited so registration is required! Taught by Michele Brooks!


When: Thursday, April 23rd


Where: Codman Square Branch of the BPL

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

To register: calll (617)436-8214

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