3.6 min readBy Published On: May 19th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 19th

Hunt + Gather – Ashmont Hill Yard Sale

A sign of spring in the neighborhood! It’s the Ashmont Hill Yard Sale. Over 40 homes are expected to participate in this annual event that takes place on Saturday, May 20th from 9am-2pm.  Here are 5 Things You Can Expect!

Eat for a Cause: Order Panera Bread and Help out the Murphy School

Support the Murphy School on Friday, May 19th, by ordering from Panera Bread. Use code “FUND4U” for online orders, Panera App, or Kiosk in the cafe. If you are ordering in person, tell them it’s for the Murphy Fundraiser.

Open Studios in Dorchester

Franklin Park Kite + Bike Festival – CANCELED due to rain

Come on out for Opening Day in Franklin Park! A spring family tradition since 1969. There’ll be kite-making tables and kites for sale, bicycle activities for elementary-age children with Countdown to Kindergarten, helmet giveaways, a bike repair station, food trucks, and community vendors. Saturday, May 20th from 12noon to 4pm. You can learn more here! 

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-and-peach infused rum, raspberry liqueur, peach schnapps, coconut purée (available at the South End location)

Pierogis, Polka + Polish Culture and History

Enjoy a day of culture, fun, food, drink, music + more! On Sunday, May 21st, from 12-6pmthe Polish American Citizens Club, and the Polish American Heritage and Community Foundation (PAHCF) will be hosting Polish Fest Boston 2023.  This family-friendly annual event allows people from all over the greater Boston area to enjoy the warm hospitality of the Polish community. You can learn more here! 

National Pizza Party Day!

Dorchester’s got some of the best pizza around! In honor of National Pizza Party Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots! Round up some friends and celebrate! Check out our roundup here! 

Calling all History Buffs

The Dorchester Historical Society Proudly Presents:

The Return of Black Owned Bos. Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market returns to the Seaport neighborhood for its fourth year with a record of over 60 vendors for the market’s 2023 season. Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market was named the Best Retail Pop Up of 2021 by Boston Magazine for its eclectic collection and innovative ways to support local businesses owned by traditionally underrepresented groups. This season’s market debuts on May 21 and represents the ongoing successful collaboration between WS Development, Boston Seaport and Black Owned Bos. Get the full schedule, including weekly themes, here! 

Backyahd Run Club

Inspired by the Boston Marathon and want to get moving? Join the Backyahd Run Club launching this Saturday at 10am from Backyahd at 28 District Ave (South Bay).  All paces, all faces – 3-5 miles (route depending). Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or looking to gain momentum in your running journey, this group run will provide insight, accountability, and support every Saturday morning.

Lawn on D PGA Watch Party

Calling all golf enthusiasts.  The Lawn on D + Michelob Ultra will host a PGA Championship Watch Party from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturday! Catch the third round of the PGA Championship on the big screen while lounging on The Lawn plus photo ops, Michelob Ultra bar, golfing lawn games, Giveaways + more!

Register for 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. 


The Celtics will face the heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday at 8:30pm. Game 3 will take place on Sunday at 8:30pm.  The Red Sox are playing the Padres this weekend with games on Friday at 9:30pm, Saturday at 10:10pm and Sunday at 4:10pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game in the Neighborhood! 

Check back as this list may be updated! 


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