On June 4, you can experience what it would be like to walk through a real life shuffled Spotify playlist at Dorchfest, an outdoor music festival featuring 40 different artists performing on various neighborhood porches. The inaugural event is being hosted by the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood and from 11:30 AM to 4:00 you can walk through the town while stopping to listen to the 30-to-60 minute sets of Haitain music, country music, folk music, Cape Verdean music, Indian music and more. You can get the full details here!
The Return of the Dorchester Day Parade
The first Sunday in June is officially Dorchester Day! 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. Come out and show your Dorchester Pride! You can learn more here!
Prepare to Seek Alternate Route
The Dorchester Ave. Bridge will close for the summer on Monday, June 6th. The nearly 100 year old steel bridge was last repaired way back in 1975. So it’s time. Construction will happen over the summer months to prepare for a full replacement of the bridge in the summer of 2023. You can get the full details here!
Coffee with the Mayor
Mayor Wu will be at Garvey Park on Tuesday, May 31st from 9:30am-10:30am. Neighborhood Coffee Hours are a unique opportunity to speak directly with the Mayor and staff from City departments about open space and their neighborhoods. Dunkin’ will be on-site to keep Bostonians runnin’ with freshly brewed and full of flavor Iced Coffee and assorted fan-favorite MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a free flowering plant provided by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, while supplies last. Dunkin’ will brew up even more event fun with Dunkin’-izedlawn games and gift card giveaways. Residents at each event will be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’. Fresh fruit will be provided by Star Market. Additional support by City Express.
NBA Championship Schedule for the Week
The Celtics face the Warriors in the NBA Championship! Here is the schedule for this week –
Thursday, June 2nd at 9pm
Sunday, June 5th at 8pm
Here are 9 Places to Watch the games in the Neighborhood!
Bonus: Take our Best Burger Poll
In celebration of National Burger Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite burgers in the neighborhood! Whether you like it with the works or just a little ketchup, today is your perfect excuse to eat one! Check out our roundup here! Take the poll below!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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