Registration opens February 1 for Summer Sports Centers

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce registration will open on February 1 for the 2024 Summer Sports Centers at White Stadium in Franklin Park, Almont Park in Mattapan, East Boston Memorial Stadium in East Boston, Garvey Playground in Dorchester, and Ronan Park in Dorchester. For more information or to register online please visit Each location offers instruction in several popular sports from July 8 through August 16. All Summer Sports Centers are offered free of charge to Boston residents and open to children ages 7 to 14. Parents may register their children for just one week or the entire summer. Get all the details here. 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Here are some ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in and around the neighborhood! It’s the year of the dragon! Check out our roundup! 

Orchid Adventure Opening February 2nd at the Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England is thrilled to bring a brand-new immersive experience to Boston this winter! Orchid Adventure invites visitors to explore the breathtaking world of orchids amidst the wild wonders of the Franklin Park Zoo.  From February 2nd – March 10th guests can take a trip to the tropics without having to board a flight. Orchid Adventure will celebrate biodiversity, conservation, and wonders of the natural world by featuring breathtaking orchids that share native habitats with the animals that reside at the zoo’s Tropical Forest.  This botanical extravaganza, featuring hundreds of orchids, is designed to showcase the diversity and splendor of these exquisite flowers while highlighting important conservation stories. Get all the details here!

Free First Thursdays at the Gardner

Enjoy free admission to the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum on the first Thursday of the month – February 1st. You can learn more here! 


Do you follow the Renovation Husbands on Instagram? Well, you should! With over 215K followers, the dynamic duo is made up of Stephen and David St. Russell, a husband-husband design and DIY team who live right here in Dorchester!  And they now star in a new reality show – HGTV’s newest design competition series – Battle on the Mountain, which airs on Mondays at 9pm!  Get the details here! 

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