Did you know pumpkins float? Well, apparently the DCR does because it’s time for the Annual Neponset Pumpkin Float at Pope John Paul II Park on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30pm-7pm. 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 17th 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!
We love goats! The Dorchester goats are ending their season in Dot Park on October 21! Friend and neighborhood are invited to say goodbye as they are paraded around and into their trailer for the ride back tot the barn! Gather in the small ball field on Adams Street at 12:45 to say goodbye. The goats will be learning at 1pm. You can help support the goats for next season by purchasing these adorable hand painted ornaments at Cedar Grove Gardens! Each one is slightly different and cost $10 All proceeds go directly to fund the goats return next year!
Ripple Effect! The Ripple Cafe is expanding to a second location at 1906 Dorchester Ave! They are looking for help from the community! The have created the $21 challenge in the hopes that 1000 people will donate $21 help with their renovations! You can learn more here!
Explore art in Dot! A fall open studios will take place On Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st from 11am-5pm. Explore studios, meet artists, and see new works, and purchase art! Main locations: Uphams Corner – 786 Dudley Street and and Eric Jean Center- 157A Dorchester. Pick up maps and information to visit individual studios in the area. For more information visit here!
Register to vote! To vote in the November 6th election, you need to register by Wednesday, October 17th. Early Voting: Oct 22, 2018 – Nov 2, 2018. Request For Absentee Ballot: Received by Monday, November 5th , 2018 at 12pm.Absentee Ballot Deadline: Received by Tuesday, November 6th 2018. For more information visit here!