Boston Centers for Youth & Families

National Night Out

"Come Out, Join In & Celebrate!"

Meet Mayor Walsh, Police Commissioner Evans, and BPD Command Staff! 

Free kids' activities, food and entertainment! Awards for Boston's crime watch groups!

Check or contact your district CSO for location information.



Monday, August 1st, 2016


3:00 – 5:00PM: Brighton (D-14) - Brighton Commons (Academy Hill Rd/Chestnut Hill Ave)  

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Hyde Park (E-18) – Iacona Field (Readville St & Milton St.)  

4:30-  8:00 PM: Roslindale (E-5) – Adams Park (Washington St.)  >> Read More

BCYF Girls Night | August 12th

BCYF (Boston Center for Youth & Families) is hosting their girls night on August 12th at Chez Vous! Get ready for the good times to roll for girls ages 10-17. Its going to be a fun night of girl power! 

Location : 11 Rhoades Street 

Starts at 4! 

Girls Night| July 15th

Boston Center for Youth & Families is hosting girls night tommorrow at 5PM in the Curley Community Center located right in South Boston. Girls will partake in numerous activites as well as gain access to resources while having a positive experience getting to know peers their own age . It's a good time be a girl! All ages are welcomed ! 


1663 Columbia Rd

South Boston, MA:

When:  Wednesday, July 15th at 5PM

Youth Got Talent Showcase | June 6

Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) presents: Got Talent Showcase! This is a community event where youth can showcase their talents! The show will take place on June 6 at 155 Talbot Ave in Dorchester from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. For more info, email or call 617-230-8178. Donations are welcome!

A Christmas Carol | Dec. 21

A Christmas Carol by Charles DIckens will be performed by the youth of the Perkins Community Center (155 Talbot Ave in Dorchester) from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on December 21st. For more info or to reserve a spot, call 617-635-5146 or click HERE.


Family Pool Party and Cookout | July 21


Come to the BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center (5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan MA, 02126) from 1pm to 3pm on July 21 and enjoy food, swimming, games and activities. For more information, visit For more summer activities with the BCYF, click HERE.


NRT Meeting with BCYF | July 27

The Friday night meeting for the NRT Meeting will take place from 7pm to 10pm on July 27 at the Cleveland Community Center in Dorchester (11 Charles Street, Dorchester MA). For more info, call  617-635- 5141 or email

Dorchester Community Flea Market & Bazaar, Sep. 17

The John P. Holland Council proudly presents its 2nd Annual Dorchester Community Flea Market & Bazaar! Join them for food, face painting and raffles on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the John P. Holland Community Center, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. The rain date for the Bazaar is September 24. For more information or table rental, contact Nini at (617) 635-5144 or Roz (617) 869-0562. 

"Gnomeo and Juliet" in Garvey Park, Jul. 22

Thanks to BCYF, Garvey Park will be on July 22. The Leahy-Holloran Community Center has secured equipment to host a FREE outdoor movie in right field of Garvey Park @ 8:20 p.m. Bring some snacks, a blanket or chairs and bug spray and enjoy Gnomeo and Juliet. The more families and neighbors that come out and enjoy this great evening, the more likely it will happen again! While there, ask about all the great programming that is taking place thanks to the Leahy~Holloran Community Center and their partners: BCYF, Boston R.O.C.K.S., St. Ann CYO/Youth Ministry, PHNA and the Bostonian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

(Photo Credit: Flickr User kmoney56)

BCYF R.O.C.K. the Park

CampThe R.O.C.K. the Park program is a free drop in program for youth ages 8-18 who are not actively involved or enrolled in a traditional summer camp or program. Site slots are on a first-come, first serve basis at Garvey Park in Dorchester for up to 50 children daily and operates Monday through Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.  Learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports, learn skills, participate in drills and learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship! Takes place at Garvey Park in Dorchester. For exact dates, contact Mike Triant at 617-635-4920 or click here.

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