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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Join us as we honor Dr. King's legacy to serve.

Come out and help make an impact in our communities through a day of service! Projects include:

  • writing letters to our veterans
  • creating kits for the homeless
  • writing prompt for students, and
  • cleaning and organizing classrooms.

Volunteer with us

9:00am - 12:00pm
Young Achievers Math and Science Pilot School
20 Outlook Road
Mattpan MA  02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Service and Community outreach
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Franklin Park Master Plan Community Workshop #1

Join us for our first Community Workshop about the future of Franklin Park!

For over a century, Franklin Park has been a lively and beloved center of recreation, gathering, and discovery for the Boston community. Now, with newly allocated park funds, the City of Boston is planning ahead for the park’s next century!

Over the next 18 months, the City of Boston is partnering with a team of landscape architects, planners, ecologists, and community engagement experts to create a master plan for an engaging and diverse Franklin Park. 

Our work will build on previous planning efforts and improvements by the City and its partners. We look forward to building on these successes and incorporating even more feedback. It’s your opportunity to help shape the future of the park and connections to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Come to our Community Workshop on January 28, between 6 - 8 p.m. at the William J. Devine Golf Course Clubhouse at Franklin Park. Can’t make it? Share your thoughts on the Master Plan website, or sign up for project updates!

*Snow date: January 30, 6 - 8 p.m.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
1 Circuit Drive
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park
Boston MA  02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks & Recreation
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Roslindale
Roxbury
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Winter Family Gym at BCYF Menino

A free play program for families with children ages 3 - 8 to get up, out, and moving together.

  • Drop-in, no pre-registration required.
  • We require a caregiver to participate during Family Gym. Fun and safety are our priorities.
  • Caregivers must remain in the gym with their children at all times.
  • Legal guardian must sign a waiver before child can participate.
  • Children of all abilities welcome
  • This is an immigrant-safe space.

Learn more about BCYF Menino

10:00am - 11:30am
Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from December 14, 2019, until January 25, 2020
125 Brookway Road
Boston MA  02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
FAMILY GYM COORDINATOR
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Roslindale
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BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event

Boston girls of all ages are welcome!

Come celebrate the season at the annual BCYF Girls Night Holiday Event featuring entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and ornament making.

Contact Erika.Butler@boston.gov to RSVP or for more information. Space is limited to 50.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
200 D Street
Boston MA  02127
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
South Boston
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2019 Copley Square Tree Lighting

Please join us in celebrating our annual tree lighting at Copley Square.

Weather Update Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.: We are still on for tonight's tree lighting in Copley Square, with a shortened program due to the inclement weather. We will light the tree promptly at 5 p.m. and families are invited to the Fairmont Copley Plaza immediately afterward (approximately 5:10 p.m.)  for treats, activities, and photos with Santa.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family reception immediately following for all in attendance.  The reception will include cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and treats from the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

For additional information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505.  To learn more, about The Friends of Copley Square, please visit their website.

5:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Mattapan

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing.

The One Boston Resilience Project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
1518 Blue Hill Ave
Boston MA  02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Roxbury

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing. 

This project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
75 Malcolm X Boulevard
Boston MA  02120
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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Fall Crafts Fair

Stop by BCYF Paris Street Community Center on November 16 and check out the crafts!

BCYF Paris Street Community Center is hosting a Fall Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16. In addition to great local crafts there will be food, door prizes and more. While you're there, check out all the center has to offer and see the plans for the renovation of BCYF Paris Street Pool across the street!

Are you a Boston crafts person who wants to host a table? Call Elaine at the center at 617-635-5125.

11:00am - 3:00pm
112 Paris Street
Boston MA  02128
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Paris Street Community Center
Neighborhood:
East Boston
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One Boston Resilience Project Listening Session: Back Bay

The City of Boston has launched the One Boston Resilience Project to envision our collective strength after violence, as illuminated by the Boston Marathon bombing.

This project is intended to help us build connectivity and resilience across the City. The City’s response following the Boston Marathon Bombing shed light on our community's commitment to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. As part of this project, the City is looking for your guidance and has launched a community engagement process that seeks input on the development of a citywide memorial.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming listening session to share your experiences with healing, remembrance, and resilience. Your feedback will help inform a call-to-artists for the commemorative artwork. Those not interested in sharing their experiences are also welcome to attend.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
951 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02115
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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Clifford Park community meeting

We invite Roxbury neighbors and Clifford Park users to provide feedback on proposed designs for the park.

Please join us for the third in a series of community meetings. We look forward to sharing design concepts and hearing what you have to say.

For more information, please call Liz Sullivan at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-7236, or email liz.sullivan@boston.gov.

6:00pm
339 Dudley Street
Senior Room
Boston MA  02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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