3.5 min readBy Published On: May 10th, 2024Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 10th

Mother’s Day is Sunday!

Don’t miss our guide to all things Mother’s Day in Dot, including our recommendations for gifts, brunch, and more! Check it out here.

Urban Wild Cleanup

Join your neighbors and Urban Wilds staff to help take care of Willowwood Rock, one of Boston’s oldest protected urban wildlands, right here in Dorchester. Volunteers are needed on Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm to assist with picking up trash and improving growing conditions for beautiful wildflowers. There will be opportunities to learn more about Willowwood Rock and how the community can work together to help this special place remain healthy for all. No experience or tools necessary. Register here!


The Polish American Citizens Club is also seeking volunteers on Saturday at 12pm to help clean the Pulaski Memorial in preparation for Polish Fest Boston.

Free Tree Giveaway

Nonprofit group Speak for the Trees is hosting its next free tree giveaway event this Saturday in Dorchester! Boston residents are invited to a day filled with urban greenery and community spirit at The Food Project Farm on West Cottage Street in Dorchester from 10am to 2pm. Learn more about how to enhance our neighborhood with the gift of trees and other ways you can make a difference in the environment. Trees are available on a first come, first served basis.

Volunteer at the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is looking for walk marchalls, assist with walker services, help with food, decoration, first aid, merchandise, set up and breakdown!  You can learn more here! 

Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are hosting their annual Spring Book Sale this Friday from 9:30am to 5pm, and Saturday from 9:30am to 12pm. Stop by and explore the endless options to add to your home book collection. Hardcover books are on sale for $2 each and paperback books are available for $1.

Brewing Up Diversity: Beer Tasting & Panel

Join Black Brew Dialogues and the Mass Brewers Guild at the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury on Saturday for a beer tasting and panel discussion. Learn about current efforts to increase diversity in the brewery space as well as the history of breweries in the Boston area and their roots in 19th century immigration and ingenuity. The event runs from 3pm to 5:30pm and will feature a Q&A discussion with brewers and plenty of opportunities to sample beers! Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Tickets are $35.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo!

Celebrate your mom at Franklin Park Zoo where she can enjoy free admission this Sunday! You can enjoy all the new animal moms and their adorable babies including baby Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the new yellow-billed stork chick, both born in April. All guests also can also enjoy free carousel rides and other educational and hands-on activities throughout the day.

Ice Cream Sandwich Collaboration

Top Shelf Cookies + the Ice Creamsmith Monthly Collab for May is the Razzwich!  It’s a sweet treat made with the Merlot Chocolat cookies from Top Shelf Cookies and the Ice Creamsmith’s Black Raspberry ice cream! Available for the entire month of May at both Top Shelf and the Ice Creamsmith!

New to the Neighborhood – Chubbs Taco + Tequila Bar – Check it out!

After much anticipation, Chubbs Taco + Tequila Bar is now open in the neighborhood!  This new restaurant is located at 750 Adams Street in Adams Village and will serve up traditional Mexican food, including tacos, nachos, queso dip, plenty of margaritas, and more!  Get the details here! 


Bruins vs. Panthers, Friday May 10th at 7pm.

Bruins vs. Panthers, Sunday May 12th at 6:30pm.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Saturday May 11th at 8:30pm.

Red Sox vs. Nationals, Friday May 10th at 7pm, Saturday May 11th at 4pm, Sunday May 12th at 1:35pm.

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.

What else is going on around Dot this weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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