Check out Butterfly Hollow
Butterfly Hollow, the popular, immersive seasonal habitat, opens for the season on May 27 (weather permitting) at Franklin Park Zoo. A seasonal oasis of tranquility, Butterfly Hollow is an indoor space filled with bright butterflies, soothing music, beautiful native flowers and a small pond. As guests stroll through the space, they will be delighted by delicate butterflies fluttering around them. This seasonal habitat highlights the important role of pollinators in healthy ecosystems and the ways we help them thrive. While strolling through the space, be sure to look for the whimsical fairy houses nestled within the landscape. In addition to butterflies, Butterfly Hollow is also home to Baikal teal, a small, dabbling duck, and Eve, the common cooter. At over 50 years old, Eve is one of the oldest residents at Franklin Park Zoo. You can learn more here!
On Saturday, June 3rd, you can experience what it would be like to walk through a real-life shuffled Spotify playlist at Dorchfest, an outdoor music festival featuring over 40 different artists performing on various neighborhood porches. This fun neighborhood event is being hosted by the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood and takes place from 12pm to 5pm. You can walk through the neighborhood while stopping to listen to the sets of all types of live music. You can get the full details, including the schedule and list of performing artists, here!
Dorchester Day Parade
Every year the Dorchester Day Parade commences on the first Sunday in June. This year the parade is scheduled to kick off on June 4, 2023. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. You can learn more here. Check out our history lesson on the parade here!
Eat/Drink Al Fresco
Have you noticed them? Patios are starting to return to the neighborhood! Enjoy your meals and cocktails al fresco! Here’s a running list of outdoor patios and roof decks officially open for the summer season!
Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Talk about nerve-wracking! The Celtics have come back from a three-game deficit for a Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Miami Heat! They will play on Monday at 8:30 pm. Let’s go! Here are 9 Places to Watch the games in the Neighborhood! Let’s go!