The days are getting cooler and the nights longer but that doesnít mean that there isnít plenty to do in Dorchester, even if it means a short trip in the rain. Hereís a look at some upcoming events this weekend happening in Dorchester and elsewhere.
The Dorchester Park Association will be celebrating Dorchester Parkís 120th anniversary this weekend with a whole host of events. A "gala" will kick off Friday with an evening of fine dining, live music and wine under a tent erected in the park. Saturday will include a pancake breakfast with kidís activities and in the evening the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra, along with the Boston City Singers will be entertaining the crowd under the stars.
To finish the weekend there will be a classic car show Sunday displaying some of finest cars in the area. Weekend passes to the event are $200. Gala tickets are $150 and the car show is free. For more details and to purchase tickets, go to the Dorchester Park Association's website.
Looking for dinner and a little dancing for a good cause? The St. Williamís Band reunion and Scholarship Fund dinner will be held Saturday at BC College High. There will be a Mass at the BC High at 6 p.m. The dinner will follow at 8 p.m. and run until midnight. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $75. All proceeds will go toward the Saint Williamís Band - Dominic Bianculli Scholarship Fund.
Maybe dinner and dancing might be a little much but if your fridge seems a little empty why not head out to the Fields Corner Farmerís Market on the corner of Dorchester Avenue at Park Street. Held every Saturday from 9 a.m.-12p.m. untl Oct. 29 the market features some great locally grown veggies and a chance to meet new friends and chat with neighbors. SNAP and Bounty Bucks are accepted.
Looking to get out have a good time with the kids and meet the men and women that protect your neighborhood? The District C-11 police station at 40 Gibson St. will be holding an open house from 10 a.m. Ė 2 p.m. Saturday. Along with a chance to speak with Bostonís finest there will be face painting, pony rides and even an appearance by Bonaparte the Magician.
DotBike will be taking part in the Moving Planet Parade, Saturday. They will be organizing a caravan from Dorchester to the Boston Waterfront to the Moving Planet Rally . The group will be meeting in Peabody Square at 2:15p.m. If youíre interested in joining, email Sarah at email@example.com, or check the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalitionís website for updates.
Thereís nothing better than a nice quiet weekend with a little smooth jazz on the radio except maybe a whole day dedicated to jazz. The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival which will celebrate its 11th anniversary this year will be entertaining residents Saturday from 12 p.m.Ė 6 p.m. on Columbus Avenue in the South End. The free outdoor concert will have three stages featuring performances from 15 artists including Louis Hayes, Bernie Worrell and Oleta Adam. Along with the music, the festival will also feature food from over 70 vendors as well as Family Park complete with a bounce house and ďinstrument petting zooĒ.
Seniors are you looking for something do this month? Throughout the month of September, Zoo New England is offering a discounted price to seniors. For just $10 all seniors (age 62+) will receive admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Be sure to mention ďSeniors in September PromotionĒ to receive this discounted price. More information can be found on Zoo New Englandís website.
The mayorís 7th annual Hub on Wheels citywide bike celebration will be taking place all day Sunday. From community rides in the morning to a series of professional races in the afternoon the event has something for everyone. Along with the races and rides there will also be music, vendors and a whole host of activities to get Bostonians out of their houses and onto a bike. More information can be found on the Hub on Wheels website.
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