First Annual Dot-Rox Little League Cookout & Registration, Jul. 30

Photo Credit Ed Yourdon Flickr for the Dorchester/Roxbury Little League and Senior League during The First Annual DRLL Cookout on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. on. Registration will take place at the Baseball field directly across from 110 Talbot Avenue. The Cookout features baseball, music, food, drinks and other activities for children of all ages. Sign up for the 2012 season for baseball and the upcoming football season. This event is brought to you by Dorchester/ Roxbury Little League in conjunction with Boston Police & RBI league. For more information, call (617)799-9423 or email >> Read More

Lego & Theater Clubs for Kids, PHNA

Lego Club for Kids Update: the Lego and Arts in the Park programs are full! The response was huge; stay tuned for announcements of other summer programming in Dorchester! The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association is proud to present a very special Lego Club for children at Dorchester’s Garvey Park. As your child moves through the many stages of growth, Lego’s offer toys that foster creativity and encourage the development of motor skills, role‐playing and problem‐solving abilities. The Lego Club @ Garvey Park, sponsored by PHNA, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays July 11th through August 23rd, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a FREE program for children ages 5 to 9. Space is limited. Registration will be based on space availability. Read on & see attachments for registration info.

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12th Annual Family Health Fair Fun Day, Jun. 15

The community is invited to the 12th Annual Family Health Fair Fun Day 2011! The day of recreation and family bonding features food, free give-a-ways, health screenings, games, prizes, information booths and a variety of entertainment, including a magician & pony rides! Join the Boston Healthy Start Initiative on Wednesday, June 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Harambee Park (corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Talbot Avenue) in Dorchester. The park is adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club at 15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester 02124.

This event is put on by the Boston Healthy Start Initiative & Father Friendly Initiative, programs housed at the Boston Public Health Commission. For more information, contact the Boston Healthy Start Initiative by phone (617 534-7828) or email (

Read Your Way to Fenway with the BPL, Deadline Jul. 22

By spending some of their summer days reading, hundreds of Boston young people between the ages of 5-17 will earn the chance to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Beginning June 1, young readers can visit any Boston Public Library location or go online to to pick up an application for the annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest. Kids need only read a minimum of three books and write a brief essay about a favorite. Applications and essays are due to any Boston Public Library location by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Winners will watch the Red Sox up close on the afternoon of Sunday, August 28, against the Oakland Athletics.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Wally the Green Monster will celebrate the contest at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. The Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester, 617.427.3337. In addition to meeting the Mayor and Wally, young readers at the June 15 celebration will hear children’s author David A. Kelly read the first chapter of The Fenway Foul-Up, part of his Ball Park Mystery series.  >> Read More

C-11 Bike Rodeo, Jun. 11

Bring your bike and helmet! Play fun bike games and take agility tests while learning bike safety and grabbing some free, while supplies last bike gear! On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Boston Police Department, along with The Boston Society of Vulcans (Safety Town), the Suffolk, County Sheriff’s Department and Dot Bike, is hosting a summer safety day for local families. Local children will have the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills and important bicycle safety tips. Children ages 4-12 years and parents welcome. Free raffle for two 20” kids bikes!  The show goes down from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Local 103 Parking Lot, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info, call the C-11 Community Service Office at 617-343-4524. >> Read More

Swim Meet at Dot House, Mar. 25!

This Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m., the Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave.) is hosting a DotWell Stingrays Home swim meet against 4 other teams: Draper, Paris Street, Perkins, Leahy-Holloran. These teams are from Boston Centers for Youth and Families (the Perkins team has many of DotWell’s Lee After School kids on the team as the Perkins shares the Lee School Complex on Talbot Avenue).

Please come out and support the team! The event is impressive—60+ kids will compete. Daly Hamilton, coach has done an incredible job with the team—stay tuned for news from city-wide (area) championships. The DotWell Stingrays will also swim at the Annual National Black Heritage Swim Meet in May in Cary, North Carolina. 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc P.O. Box 240082 Dorchester, MA 02124






Our mission is to support the development of young girls through the arts of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development. We instill in each seeker the importance of encouragement, understanding, team building, respect, discipline and community service.


Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Arts Series 2010 Monday July 5 - Friday August 27 (8 weeks) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 10 hours each day Check back for 2011 Summer Series information. Program includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Summer Series Costume, All Field Trips (family trip in August).

Transformations Movement Company




By developing personal and professional relationships with and among our members, we support, guide and challenge them to create a healthy lifestyle through movement, nourishment and education.


540 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States

Friends of Ronan Park



In 2001, the Friends of Ronan Park (FoRP) was established under the premise that a park has the distinct ability to transform and rejuvenate a community, and should thus be nurtured and protected by everyone. Urban parks are particularly vital as they are the heart of so much daily activity for children and families. Conversely, if they are neglected, parks become a cancer that attacks the heart and spirit of a neighborhood. One of the goals of FoRP is to encourage usage of the park in constructive, creative and fun ways as well as build towards leaving a more permanent legacy that speaks directly to all who visit and use the park. Since the inception of FoRP, Ronan Park has witnessed success through events such as Shakespeare in the Park, park clean-ups, National Night Out, the annual Multicultural Festival, and more. A recent influx of new homeowners in the community surrounding Ronan Park has sparked an increased interest in revitalizing the park


230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA
United States

Dorchester Youth Hockey



The objective of Dorchester Youth Hockey is to provide youth, regardless of race, creed, or national origin with the opportunity to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. The program functions are: to familiarize youth with the fundamentals of ice skating and hockey; to provide opportunity to play the game of hockey in a supervised, organized, and safety oriented manner, and to keep the welfare of the participants free of any adult ambitions and personal glory.

Key Programs Offered: 

Learn to Skate Our Learn to Skate Program is for children from ages 3 and up. It is for 1st and 2nd year skaters. It runs on Saturdays at 4:00pm and 5:00pm from late November until early March. DYH also offers 2nd and 3rd child discounts. Each session will be limited to approximately 40 skaters with a skater to instructor ratio of 8:1. All participants must have a hockey helmet with full face mask on it. Stephanie O'Sullivan and the staff from O'Sullivan Hockey Academy provide the on ice instruction on behalf of Dorchester Youth Hockey. Learn to Skate Coordinator: Shaun O'Sullivan House League Registration for House League Hockey is open to children from Instructional to Pee Wee. The season runs from late November until early March and includes one game and one practice a week. Instructional players participate at no additional cost. House League Coordiantor: Kevin Burke Travel Team Travel teams play in either the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League or the Yankee Conference League. The Girls only team(s) play in the South Shore Conference. The season is from September to March. In March we hold registration and tryouts for travel teams Mites-Bantams. Midget registration and tryouts are held in the Spring. As a reminder, goalies with their own equipment play at 1/2 price! Instructional Hockey For first year players ages 5-8 years old. Instructional players compete in the Yankee Conference on the small ice surface at Pilgrim Arena in Hingham and practice at the Devine Rink in Dorchester. Instructional players are also allowed to participate in the House League for no additional cost.

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