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We’re looking forward to another exciting day in Dorchester Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Last year’s event was a memorable time for all who went. Plans are now coming together for The Third Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day. As they develop over the next few weeks, the details will be posted on this site as well as the Dorchester Park Facebook Page, and also on the Lower Mills Merchants Association website and the LMMA Facebook page. The set up will be very similar to last year. The Antique and Classic Car show goes from 10 AM until 2 PM in the smaller ball field at the Adams Street entrance to the park. The Family Fun Day goes from 12 PM to 4 PM on the larger ball field in the upper park. Walk up the path from the cars to the back of the park to enjoy food trucks, entertainment, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, facilities, face painting, balloons, puppets and games for the kids. So circle the date on your calendars for what promises to be a great day. Spread the word and bring your friends for an exciting day of fun for all.
Please mark your calendars.
With the great turnout last year, another exciting day in Dorchester Park is being planned. As before, while the two events can be enjoyed by all, the cars will be on display from 10 AM until 2 PM, and the fun and games run from Noon until 4 PM. Food will be available.
For those interested in any type of sponsorship for the event, there are three levels for donations:
Blue Ribbon -$500: Your logo is printed on the banners placed around the area, your name is listed as a sponsor on the sponsor board, your website’s link will be linked on the Dot Park web site for a year, and you will receive a table at the event if you need and request one.
Red Ribbon -$300: Your name is listed as a sponsor on the sponsor board, your website’s link will be linked on the Dot Park web site for a year, and you will receive a table at the event if you need and request one.
White Ribbon -$150: Your name is listed as a sponsor on the sponsor board, and your name is listed as a sponsor on the Dot Park web site.
Tax deductible contributions of any amount made to “Dorchester Park Association” are always greatly appreciated. It really is the generosity of the community, which enjoys the beauty of Dot Park, that also supports it.
Please follow this website and Dot Park’s Facebook page for future developments and get ready for a great day.
It’s hard to believe that our enormous amount of snow is actually melting and there will be such a thing known as warm weather arriving soon. Cabin fever will become just a bad memory as we start to enjoy all the fun of outside activities.
Snow and or no snow, the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dorchester Park will be taking place on April 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Tennis Courts, so please dress appropriately. RTN Credit Union will set up a photo booth there at 9:00 AM. Volunteers are asked to be there at 8:00 AM. Anyone wishing to volunteer is invited and welcomed.
A park cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, and volunteers again are welcomed. Meet at 9:30 at the bottom of the Richview Street Stairs near the Lydia Smith bench.
Teens from Boston Cares are helping with a cleanup and planting on April 24, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the Dorchester Park Association.
LETTER FROM SENATOR LINDA DORCENA FORRY
Dear Community Leader,
I would like to invite you to join me, Representative Dan Cullinane, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans to a Public Safety Meeting to be held at St. Gregory’s Auditorium (corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue) this Monday, November 10 at 6:30pm. With the increase of violence in our neighborhoods, we have heard from various constituents about their concerns and want to provide a public community forum on safety. We ask that you share this information with other community members so that they may attend.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (617)722-1150 or Representative Cullinane’s office at (617)722-2006. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We hope to see you this Monday.
All the best,
Linda Dorcena Forry
“Boston Blooms with Daffodils”, a citywide program offered by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, has just announced that it is providing 500 daffodil bulbs to be planted in Dorchester Park this fall.
Dorchester Park is looking for volunteers to help with this planting project. With plenty of bulbs to be placed in the ground, people should work best in teams of two – a digger and a planter. This can be a fun family event, where young ones can participate in the beautification of their neighborhood, and enjoy seeing their efforts rewarded with blooms every spring. These bulbs are available now and help is needed in getting them in the ground.
Anyone interested in helping to plant these bulbs should meet at 9:00 AM in Dot Park at (X:00 AM) on Saturday October 25th.
Everyone participating is encouraged to take pictures and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The buzz is all over town. On Sunday, September 7, 2014, The Second Annual Antique Car Show and Family Picnic was a smashing success. Organizers could not have been more delighted with the turn out, the events and music planned, the food offered, volunteers and, of course, our generous sponsors.
Dorchester Park, The Lower MIlls Merchants, organizers and planners wish to thank our generous sponsors who made this event possible.
Plan on enjoying an exciting Sunday in Dorchester Park. The Second Annual Antique & Exotic Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held in just a few days on Sept. 7. The best access to most of the activities is via the Adams Street entrance. This will enter directly into the car show which goes from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Continue up the path from the cars through the Food Court and share in all of the Family Fun Day activities that will be offered from Noon to 4:00 PM. Either of the 2 major paths going to the back of the park from the Dot Ave. entrance will also lead to the day’s events. Clydesdales will be giving carriage rides along these paths.
Admission to the event is free.
Various food vendors will be in the Food Court, but you can also bring your own picnic lunch.
There is no need to preregister cars for the car show. Car registration is free and is arranged on site when you arrive. The gates to the car show open at 8:00 AM. Greeters will be at the entrance to direct car show participants to parking sites. Car Show awards will be announced around 2:00 PM.
Everything is ready for the Second Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day to be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Dorchester Park.
While the Car Show takes place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the lower field on Adams Street, the Family Day Activities will be held from Noon to 4:00 PM on the upper field at the end of the path just uphill from the cars. The Food Court will be conveniently located along the path between the two fields. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy both events.
Rides through the scenic paths in the park on carriages drawn by Clydesdale Horses will start near the tennis courts, a short distance up a path to the left from the triangle at the bottom of the Richview Street stairs.
A list of activities as well as a map of the park’s layout for the day’s events are posted in the notification boxes located at both the Dot Ave. and Adams Street entrances to the park.
The best direct access to the event is at the Adams Street entrance. However either of the two main paths starting at the circle near the park’s main entrance on Dot Ave. will lead to the day’s events. The Hutchinson Street entrance is right at the Family Fun Day area. Parking is available on local streets and in the Carney Hospital’s parking lot, where there is a gate providing entrance into the park. There will be signs throughout the park directing people to the event sites.
Below please find a list of the days activities and a map of the layout of the park.
As plans are being wrapped up for the Classic Car Show and Family Day in Dorchester Park on Sunday, Sept. 7, our effort to spread the word is expanding. With thanks for the generosity and efficiency of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, along with the assistance of Boston City Councillor Frank Baker‘s office, we’re advertising the event on the giant media wall at the Carpenters Center next to the SE Expressway. The ad is displayed for 12 seconds as it scrolls with other ones. It’s easy to see at the Columbia Road onramp heading north for the next two weeks, day and night.