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Navy Day at JFK Library

Celebrate the Navy and those who serve by joining a day of fun and educational activities at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum on Friday from 12pm to 5pm. The free event includes a performance by Navy Band Northeast’s Brass Quintet featuring a wide range of musical styles encompassing traditional and modern brass literature, from jazz to patriotic marches.

Pop Star Drag Brunch at Blend

Blend is hosting a Pop Star Drag Brunch featuring Mariah Havoc vs. Mizery Houston!  The fun takes place on Sunday from 11am-3pm. Make your reservation here! 

Boston Food Forest Volunteer

Join the Uphams Corner Food Forest for their weekly community work days, which will take place every Saturday throughout July and August this summer. Volunteers are needed for projects including tree care, weeding, planting, harvesting and more. The group will meet at the Uphams Corner Food Forest at 11A Everett Avenue in Dorchester on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. No registration or experience required — just show up ready to get your hands in the soil and meet some new friends.

Speed Dating Mixer

Looking to meet new people, make connections, and who knows, maybe even find a special someone? Don’t miss a fun night of speed dating and networking on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm at 1022 Morrissey Boulevard. This in-person event is perfect for meeting new people and expanding your social circle.

Afro Beats Friday

Afro Beats Friday promises to be a night of nonstop dancing with the hottest African beats in town! Get ready to dance the night away at Dublin House on Friday from 10pm to 1am and join in for a night filled with energetic music, vibrant vibes and good company. Let the rhythm take over and enjoy a taste of the Afro music scene right here in Dorchester.

Free Summer Fitness Bootcamp

This free summer bootcamp is designed to develop muscular strength, increase endurance and improve agility. The 45-minute routine led by Coach Trevor is a total body workout. The class takes place on Sunday from 9am to 10am at Iacono Playground in Dorchester. No equipment is needed but don’t forget your water!

Explore the Best of Boston Winners in the Neighborhood

Boston Magazine recently announced their Best of Boston Winners! Here are the winners from Dorchester! Check them out this weekend!

Tiki Drinks at 224 Boston

Nothing says summer like a cocktail on a patio.  Enjoy an aperol spritz or spicy pineapple margarita on 224’s delightful patio!

Get some Ice Cream in the Neighborhood

Warmer temps and longer days, call for a trip to your local neighborhood ice cream shop! Check out our roundup here! 

More Free Summer Fitness Series

The series offers a wide range of classes, including Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, HIIT,  ZUMBA®, Family ZUMBA®, Kick It By Eliza®, Afrobeats Dance, Walking Group, Strength Training and Conditioning, and Salsa Dance. The program is tailored to the interests of residents and participants, including age-friendly classes for families, older adults, and those new to fitness classes. For more information and a link to the full schedule, visit boston.gov/fitness.


Red Sox vs. Yankees!!, Friday July 5th at 7pm, Saturday July 6th at 1pm, and Sunday July 7th at 7pm.

2024 Wimbledon Championship is on if tennis is your jam.

If you’re watching the game this weekend, check out our list of 10 places to catch the action in Dot, or check out 12 of our favorites in South Boston!

Check back! This list may be updated.

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