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18th Annual Neponset Pumpkin Float

It’s the 18th Annual Neponset Pumpkin Float is coming up!  Bring a pumpkin to Pope John Paul II Park on Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30pm for an evening of family fun!  This wildly popular family event encourages you to bring a 6-8 inch hollow & carved pumpkin to the event. Each jack-o-lantern will have a candle inserted and lit before being launched en-mass in the water at 6pm.  Floats and candles will be provided. Registration starts at 5:30pm. Free hot chocolate and candy treats will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  This is the 18th year of this Dorchester tradition when hundreds of kids in costumes and their families participate in the floating parade of pumpkins! This is event is presented by the DCR and the Neponset River Greenway Council!

Explore some art

The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studio will take place on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the Uphams Corner Library, this year’s event spotlights the diverse talent of artists in Dorchester by welcoming patrons into the spaces where the artists work.  You can learn more here! 

Tour Dorchester Park

Boston Park Advocates invite you to a tour of Dorchester Park, led by members of the Dorchester Park Association. Come learn about this hidden gem — a 26 acre, Olmsted designed park that lies between Carney Hospital and the Cedar Grove area of Adams St. Registration requested by 10/17. You can learn more here! 

National Pizza Month

Pizza, pizza! It’s National Pizza Month so why not celebrate! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in the neighborhood! 

Self-Care at 4 Corners Yoga and Wellness

4 Corners wants you to happy, healthy and well. Offering a variety of classes from beginner flows to restorative yin, 4 Corners also features workshops, community classes and even massage therapy. Talk about self-care. Visit their website to learn more!


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