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Things You Should Know This Week – July 15th

A story and an ice cream

On Tuesday, July 16th from 6pm-7pm join Cindy from the Fields Corner Library at Chill on Park for a special Giants Theme Story Hour!  Might as well get an ice cream while your there, right?

Mayor on Main Day

3 days, 9 stops, 40 small businesses and volunteers celebrated.  Mayor Martin J. Walsh is returning for the “Mayor on Main” trolley tour, a three-day event that will highlight Boston’s Main Streets districts. The Mayor on Main Tour will visit Boston Main Streets districts to present the 23rd Annual Boston Main Streets Awards. The awards recognize an outstanding business owner and volunteer from each district. On Wednesday, July 17th, the mayor will make the following stops: 

2:30 p.m. – Araujo Laundromat, Upham’s Corner (600 Columbia Road)

Also honoring Empire Fashion, Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets

3:30 p.m. – One United Bank, Greater Grove Hall (451 Blue Hill Avenue)

Also honoring TCB, The Cooperative Bank, West Roxbury Main Streets

4:30 p.m. – SnapChef, Four Corners (420 Washington Street)

Also honoring CoCo Leaf Dessert Cafe, Fields Corner Main Streets, and Tasha Michelle Kloset, Greater Ashmont Main Streets

For more honoree and logistical information: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/mayor-main-trolley-tour-day-1

Neponset RiverFest

On Saturday, July 20th head to Neponset Park (at the corner of Granite Ave. and Hilltop St.) from 10am – 2pm.  Celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish and other wildlife. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and spend the day! Try out a kayak or canoe courtesy of Paddle Boston, explore a tidepool with the New England Aquarium, have a WILD time with Zoo New England or attend a fishing clinic with the Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. There will be food trucks, live music and arts and crafts as well as the spray park for the kids to cool off. Bring your bikes and go for a cruise along the protected paths of the riverway. This is a family-friendly, public event. For more information visit here!

Dorchester Brewing Co. is turning 3

Dorchester Brewing Co. has been turning out delicious craft beer in the neighborhood for three years! DBCO will be celebrating on Saturday, July 20th with a day long event of fun, food, live music, and of course, beer! The fun goes from 11:30am-11pm. There is no cover charge! With a new expansion on the way, let’s celebrate how far DBCO has come and how much fun they’ve added to our neighborhood! You can check out the lineup here! 

Pear Square Art Fair

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, food and fun on Saturday, July 20th from 12pm-8pm at Richardson Park – right near the giant pear sculpture at columbia Road and East Cottage Street. Browse 14+ local art vendors featuring fused glass, leatherwork, painting and more! There will also be live pop, rock, and world music performances!The event is sponsored by the Dorchester Historical Society, Dorchester North Neighborhood Association, Oleana Foundation and the Networking Organization of Vietnamese-Americans.

Have a great week! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.