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Dorchester Center Siting Study

Join the first meeting to explore a new community center for Dorchester.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Public Facilities Department are exploring options for a new community center in Dorchester. A community meeting will explore options for a new community center and introduce the study and the study team. More meetings will be held in the future.

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7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual event
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Run Out the Vote

You've probably heard of people running for a charity or cause. What if that cause is for getting out the vote (GOTV)? Want to help make a difference? Join us!

SPARK Boston is partnering with Boston Road Runners and Athleta Newbury to celebrate Boston's vibrant running community and this year's historic election by hosting a casual run (and walk if there's interest) to GOTV on Wednesday, October 13, at 5:30 p.m.

Come dressed in red, white, or blue, or a combination of them, or join us in your nonpartisan go vote gear! We'll be taking photos and videos to help spread the GOTV message, going for a fun run around the Charles River, serving refreshments afterwards, and giving away neck gaiters (swag!), thanks to a donation from Hoo-Rag.

Plus, there will be a physical therapist on-site for advice on staying injury-free and GOTV material you can take home to spread the word. If you stick around to shop, Athleta is also offering a 20% discount on one item. Please know you can store personal belongings at Athleta while you're out and about getting your #GOTV on. Masks are also required to be worn in the store.

IMPORTANT: All runners must fill out this participant waiver from Boston Road Runners before you take off.

5:15pm - 7:00pm
92 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Spark Boston
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
Bay Village
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We Are Boston 2022

An annual reception that celebrates immigrants and their contributions to Boston

SAVE THE DATE: We Are Boston 2022 is on Thursday, February 3, 2022. More details to follow.

We Are Boston 2022 will recognize the successes of the past year and name this year’s honorees who are champions of diversity and inclusiveness. The fun-filled evening will include musical performances and an inspiring program. Corporate sponsorships and ticket sales fund mini-grants for immigrant-serving nonprofits.

We Are Boston is hosted by the City of Boston Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Email MOIA's Chief of Staff Agnes Chang at agnes.chang@boston.gov to learn more about how to become a corporate sponsor.

Note: We are currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation to determine if this event will be in-person or virtual.

We Are Boston 2022 Save the Date

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exact Time and location to follow
Boston, MA
Price:
$35.00
Contact:
Immigrant Advancement
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Shirley-Eustis Place Landmark Designation

Join Mayor Kim Janey and The Boston Landmarks Commission Friday, August 20, at 1:30 p.m. to honor the too often untold, unrecorded, and unrecognized history of enslaved people in Boston and on the Shirley-Eustis Place grounds.

Mayor Kim Janey, the Boston Landmarks Commission commemorates the designation of Shirley-Eustis Place in Roxbury as a historical landmark. With the Shirley-Eustis Houses well-known historical significance of former Governors Shirley and Eustis comes a hidden history that is often untold, unrecorded, and unrecognized. Ongoing research and oral history in Roxbury suggests that the lands were built, kept, and managed by enslaved people. Mayor Janey’s support and commemoration of the designation expands the history that is often centered in Boston.

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1:30pm - 3:00pm
33 and 32-34 Shirley Place
Roxbury, MA 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Landmarks Commission
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Downtown
Roxbury
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'Peace for Haiti' - A solidarity vigil

In these difficult times, please come gather with Haitian co-patriots and friends of the Haitian community for this moment of prayer.

Nan tan difisil sa a pou peyi ayiti, tanpri vini mete tèt ansanm ak konpatriyòt ak zanmi kominote ayisyèn nan pou nou priye pou lapè pou ayiti. *Manm nan lòt kominote relijye ap vin patisipe avèk nou. — avèk: Haitian American United, Inc (H.A.U)

Kilè: Dimanch, 18 Jiyè, 2021 a 3 p.m.
Ki kote: Devan Legliz St. Angela • 1548 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Angelas Church
1548 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Roudnie Célestin
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic - Jamaica Plain

Animal Care and Control is offering low cost-clinics across the City.

Dog licensing fees:
  • $15 for spayed and neutered pets (please provide proof)
  • $30 for intact males and females
  • For seniors residents over 70, there is no charge to license their pets.
Vaccine fees:
  • Rabies: $5
  • Distemper: $5

There is free microchipping! All pets must be accompanied by a person 18 years or older and on leash or in a carrier. 

No appointment is needed. For more information, call 617-635-1800.

10:00am - 2:00pm
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Animal Care and Control
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
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We are resilient: Rally for George Floyd

Join the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Racial Equity as we rally to remember the life of George Floyd on May 29 at 1 p.m. in Nubian Square.

Collectively, we will commit to cultivating resilient communities for those that have been subject to pain and suffering at the hands of a racist and unjust system. We will demand racial equity and police accountability through radical imagination. We will mobilize art as a form of healing and political protest.

This Rally will be hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Racial Equity in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, King Boston, Black Market, and The Roxbury Cultural District. The event will feature community artists and leaders. Social distancing will be adhered to, and masks are encouraged.

We Are Resilient graphic

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Nubian Square
2300 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Resilience and Racial Equity
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans

Join us on Wednesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a vaccination clinic for veterans of all ages enrolled in VA Healthcare.

Please note:
  • Masks and physical distancing are required.
  • The clinic will be first-come, first-served.
  • The clinic is now open to all enrolled veterans of all ages.
  • You must be enrolled in VA Healthcare. Call 877-222-8387 to enroll.
  • VA Boston offers both the Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Veterans will be offered a vaccine based on clinical need and vaccine inventory. For those receiving the Moderna vaccine, a second dose will be scheduled for April 17, 2021. For those receiving the Janssen vaccine, a second shot is not needed.
  • Transportation will be provided by DAV Department of Massachusetts. Any veteran requiring transportation to the clinic can call 617-340-9517. Transportation is limited so please call for availability.

For questions, contact Kyle Toto, VA Boston Public Affairs, at kyle.toto@va.gov or 617-435-4372.

10:00am - 1:00pm
Carter American Legion Post 16
1531 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Kyle Toto, VA Boston Public Affairs
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans and their spouses

Join us on Wednesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a vaccination clinic for veterans and their spouses of all ages.

Please note:
  • Now open to all veterans and their spouses of all ages. This also includes veterans not enrolled in VA Healthcare, veteran caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients.
  • The clinic is first come, first served. Veterans will be offered a vaccine based on clinical need and vaccine inventory.
  • Do you have questions about the vaccine? VA staff will be there to answer your questions.
  • Masks and physical distancing are required.
  • Call DAV at 617-340-9517 to scheduled transportation to the clinic.

For questions, contact Kyle Toto, VA Boston Public Affairs, at kyle.toto@va.gov or 617-435-4372.

10:00am - 1:00pm
Carter American Legion Post 16
1531 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Kyle Toto, VA Boston Public Affairs
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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'Legacy Building' speaker series

Join us for a virtual financial empowerment speaker session rescheduled for March 11th at 6 p.m.

Our virtual financial empowerment speaker session includes four virtual breakout sessions:

  • homebuying
  • life insurance
  • entrepreneurship, and
  • retirement plans.

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'Legacy Building' speaker series poster

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual event
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Diversity Office
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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