Dogs + Beer
Dorchester Brewing is transforming into DOGchester Brewing starting June 1st! Earlier this month, the City of Boston announced an effort to create dog-friendly spaces at beer gardens and outdoor restaurant patios across Boston. This new policy from the Inspectional Services Department’s Health Division will allow restaurants to create spaces where dog owners and their pets can be together. All restaurants and beer gardens with outdoor space in Boston can apply for a “Dog-Friendly Spaces” variance. Well, Dorchester Brewing applied and was granted the dog permit. You can learn more here about bringing your dog to the patio here!
Check out Butterfly Hollow
Butterfly Hollow, the popular, immersive seasonal habitat, opens for the season on May 27 (weather permitting) at Franklin Park Zoo. A seasonal oasis of tranquility, Butterfly Hollow is an indoor space filled with bright butterflies, soothing music, beautiful native flowers and a small pond. As guests stroll through the space, they will be delighted by delicate butterflies fluttering around them. This seasonal habitat highlights the important role of pollinators in healthy ecosystems and the ways we help them thrive. While strolling through the space, be sure to look for the whimsical fairy houses nestled within the landscape. In addition to butterflies, Butterfly Hollow is also home to Baikal teal, a small, dabbling duck, and Eve, the common cooter. At over 50 years old, Eve is one of the oldest residents at Franklin Park Zoo. You can learn more here!
Snacks + Wine at American Provisions
Order up your meat and cheese boards for your Dot Day Celebrations! Don’t forget the wine and beer! American Provisions also offers cakes and sweet treats too!
Pop Rocks Karaoke at dbar
Friday Night at dbar! Come unwind after a long work week with a martini or two! Then get ready to sing your hearts out at Pop Rocks Karaoke with VJ Ryan Grow! Show starts at 10!
On Saturday, June 3rd, you can experience what it would be like to walk through a real-life shuffled Spotify playlist at Dorchfest, an outdoor music festival featuring over 40 different artists performing on various neighborhood porches. This fun neighborhood event is being hosted by the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood and takes place from 12pm to 5pm. You can walk through the neighborhood while stopping to listen to the sets of all types of live music. You can get the full details, including the schedule and list of performing artists, here!
The first day of June signals the start of Pride Month. All month long, there are opportunities around the city (and beyond) to show off your rainbow gear and support the local LGBTQ+ community. Check out our roundup of events here.
Take a Power Yoga Sculpt Class at Open Doors
Add a new challenge to your yoga practice with this full-body workout. Same high energy of a vigorous vinyasa class with an additional metabolic boost. Class incorporates the use of light hand weights with traditional yoga poses and cardio bursts for maximum calorie burn. Hand Weights will be provided at the studio, or feel free to bring your own! Students must bring their own yoga mat, towel, and water. All levels welcome. You can register here.
Run + Cheer – Dorchester Day 5K
Join the Dorchester Running Club and the Blarney Stone and run the Dorchester Day 5k! The race begins and ends at the Blarney Stone (1505 Dot Ave) and is an out-and-back down Dot Ave towards Lower Mills, turning around in front of the Carney Hospital. T-Shirt will be available to the first 100 registrants! Day of Race Entry Fee: Adult $35/ Children 11 and under $20
Each registration includes a wristband for the post-race BBQ at the Blarney Stone! Additional wristbands and DRC swag will be available the day of. You can register here!
Dot Day Brunch Lower Mills Tavern
Start off your Dot Day with a little brunch at LMT! How about some Cinnamon Roll Pancakes or Chicken and Biscuits? Celebrate the neighborhood with a glass of sparkling rose!
Dorchester Day Parade
Every year the Dorchester Day Parade commences on the first Sunday in June. This year the parade is scheduled to kick off on June 4, 2023. 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. You can learn more here. Check out our history lesson on the parade here!
It’s the annual Codman Square Caribbean Jerk Festival in Dorchester complete with a live DJ, steel drum orchestra performance, and plenty of delicious food from Caribbean restaurants around Boston.
The Boston Waterfront 5K
The Boston Waterfront 5K is Boston’s most unique 5K course with over a mile of running along the water, a fantastic post-race celebration with music, a beer garden, pizza, and more. This fun event takes place on Saturday, June 4th at 10am! You can register here.
Great Outdoors – Patio SZN
Have you noticed them? Patios are starting to return to the neighborhood! Enjoy your meals and cocktails al fresco! Here’s a running list of outdoor patios and roof decks officially open for the summer season!
Good old-fashioned family fun
The MOMS Club of South Boston is excited to announce that they will be holding a Southie Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 3d, from 11am-4pm, with many different performers for the kids to enjoy! The event is free, so come kick off the summer season with the family!
Frozen Drink SZN at Yellow Door
Enjoy these new frozen drinks at Yellow Door!
🍉 PRIVATE ISLAND – El jimador silver, rosé, fresh watermelon + strawberry (available at the Mission Hill location)
🥭 MANGO HABANERO MARG – Habanero-infused blanco tequila, mango agave, naranja, lime juice (available at the Dorchester location)
🍑 RASPBERRY PEACH COLADA
Raspberry-and-peach infused rum, raspberry liqueur, peach schnapps, coconut purée (available at the South End location)
Did someone say, “honey hots?”
It’s been a long time coming, but worth the wait! Blasi’s Cafe – the wildly popular restaurant in Adams Village, is open 11am-8pm with a limited menu!