The Handle Bar will be offering classes in studio with 12 bikes six-feet apart this week. The Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills has reopened for its 45th season on Monday and Dorchester Brewing Co. reopened their taproom (both indoor seating and outdoor seating)! Book a ride, get an ice cream, and enjoy some beer!
The Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series
From yoga to line dancing, enjoy free virtual fitness classes from January through May! Get the schedule and class descriptions here!
Spread the Love Pop Up Collective
On the heels of a successful series of pop up markets in and around Boston in 2020, Black Owned Bos. is excited to announce the first retail pop up of their 2021 season. This “Spread Love” themed retail market will kick off the day before Valentine’s Day and will run for three sequential Saturdays through March 6, 2021 from 12pm to 6pm in South Bay. This indoor rotating collective of local Black owned businesses from throughout the Greater Boston Area, will feature gifts and goods that offer something for everyone while promoting the collective empowerment of Black entrepreneurs. From sweet treats and cards to clothes and accessories, the collective will offer a diverse selection of business categories. You can learn more details here!
Have brunch every day this weekend! Lucy’s now offers Friday’s brunch at 10am so you can bring your laptop to Lucy’s and enjoy brunch while you “work.” Lower Mills Tavern features $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys at brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Yellow Door has a new brunch menu for you to try on Saturday and Sunday! On Sunday, head to dbar and enjoy huevos rancheros and the monster sticky bun on their heated/covered outdoor patio! How about burgers and Bloodys at 224’s on Saturday or Disco Brunch Sundays at Blend?
Purchase a candle from Triple Decker
March 2021 marks one year of quarantine and the COVID-19 virus changing our world forever. What started as two weeks of banana bread baking and sweatpants to flatten the curve has continued to be a year of uncertainty, tragedy, and very hard times for many. Through the month of March, Triple Decker Candle Co. is donating 50% of sales from our special “With Love, Your Neighbors” candle to the Neponset Neighbors Together Fund. This fund is a collaboration between the United Way, the Town of Milton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Hyde Park to support neighbors impacted by this virus. You can purchase your candle here!
Go for a walk
In an effort to help Boston residents enjoy parks in the winter, Lights in the Necklace has officially launched through March 13th courtesy of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Selected bridges throughout the Emerald Necklace will be lit green via battery-powered LEDSs. You can check them out from dusk until 9pm daily. Get the details here!
Show our neighborhood restaurants some love! From pizza and dumplings, to tacos and steak dinners, Dorchester has some of the best restaurants around – plus it’s a great way to show your support! Some restaurants offer cocktails, wine + beer to go too! Check out our roundup here!