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The 5th annual classic car show was held this past Sunday, September 10, 2017. On a perfect day countless people of all ages had the opportunity to stroll around and admire the more than 100 antique beauties which turned the lower field into a sea of shiny colors and chrome. In addition to music and refreshments, visitors also were able to enjoy rides along the quiet paths of the park in a carriage pulled by magnificent Clydesdales.

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The classic car show will take place on the lower field along Adams Street from 10 AM until 4 PM. Free registration for the car show opens at 8 AM, and awards will be presented shortly after 2 PM. Refreshments by ester Lower Mills Dining and Richie’s slushie will be available for purchase around noon. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic food.

Parking is available on local streets as well as in the back lot of the Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, where there is also an entrance directly into the back of the park. No parking is available in the park except for display vehicles.

Admission and participation is free.

Dorchester Park’s Adams Street entrance is easily reached from Route 93 as well as from the Red Line’s Mattapan Trolley stations at Butler Street or Cedar Grove.

Exit 11 from 93 N and Exit 11-B from 93 S both end on Granite Avenue heading towards Ashmont. Take a left at the second light onto Milton Street and then the first left onto Adams Street. The Adams Street entrance to the park is about 0.3 miles from Milton Street, across from Cedar Grove Cemetery and close to Irena Road.

Note that there are 2 main entrances into Dorchester Park. The official address is 2174 Dorchester Avenue, but the Adams Street entrance is used for the day’s events. This entrance is about halfway between the Butler Street and Cedar Grove Stations of the Red Line. Maps at both of these T stations show Dorchester Park.

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Boston Park Advocates invites supporters of Boston open spaces to gather to network and learn about best practices from peers around the city. Come hone your skills as an effective open space champion.
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Saturday March 11 (We encourage you to sign up by March 3rd)
8:30am-1pm, followed by an optional bring-your-own lunch portion from 1-1:30pm.
Breakfast will be provided.

Location: Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street, Boston.

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Details:
All levels of advocacy experience are welcome. Teens through seniors are encouraged to attend. This training is free, with an optional suggested donation of $10, payable at the door.  Our goal is to have representation from every neighborhood of Boston.Here’s what the Advocacy Bootcamp will include:
  • The In’s and Out’s of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department
  • Evolution from outsider advocates to insider partners
  • Break-out sessions on the following:
    • How to engage the community in park stewardship
    • How to fund park improvements
    • How to prioritize and advocate for park needs
    • Best practices for DCR state park friends groups
  • An opportunity for everyone to contribute to crafting a list of open space projects to be considered for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.*
  • Tips on state level legislative advocacy and building relationships with elected officials (during optional lunch-time portion)
A detailed schedule will be sent to registrants.

 

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A quick monsoon in the morning didn’t stop the crowds from coming to the annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day in Dorchester Park held last Sunday, September 11. Skies cleared and everyone enjoyed a great day. While cars were the main attraction on the lower field, a walk through the busy food court brought people to an afternoon of family activities on the upper field. As usual, horse rides through the park’s paths were a big hit.

The entire weekend showcased the beauty of the park and the vibrant community that enjoys it. Dorchester Park appreciates the efforts of all who participated, volunteered, sponsored, or contributed to the events. It was great to see so many happy faces, including the Mayor’s, spending a beautiful day in the park.

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A heartfelt thank you goes out to our community and all who attended and enjoyed the events in our park this weekend, also to the donors, sponsors and many volunteers who have spent countless hours creating another memorable weekend at Dorchester Park, without all of you this past weekend would not be possible.  photo-credit-peyton-jackman7photo-credit-payton-jackman-28-roberts-carphoto-credit-peyton-jackman-36

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The annual car show that so many have enjoyed in the past will follow the same formula that has been used before, and the basic set-up in Dorchester Park is essentially unchanged.

The classic car show will take place on the lower field along Adams Street from 10 AM until 2 PM. Free registration for the car show opens at 8 AM, and awards will be presented shortly after 2 PM. Family Fun Day activities start in the upper field at noon and finish at 4 PM. The food court connects the two areas, with coffee available for purchase earlier in the morning, and food starting later around noon. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic food. Free horse and buggy rides will travel along the tranquil paths of the park during the afternoon.

Parking is available on local streets as well as in the back lot of the Carney Hospital, where there is also an entrance directly into the back of the park.

Remember, admission and participation for the whole day is free.

Please click “Car Show” in the menu bar for more information and directions about getting to the park.

Thanks to our friends at the IBEW and the Carpenter’s Center for their generous help in using their electronic signs along the expressway for advertising this exciting community event.

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Following the gala to be held on Friday night, September 9, the Annual Antique and Exotic Car Show and Family Fun Day will cap off this summer’s celebration of Dorchester Park’s 125th anniversary on Sunday, September 11. This free day has become an exciting community event over the past several years, and there promises to be something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

The car show is held on the lower field on Adams Street starting at 10 AM and continuing until 2 PM, when awards are given for the best in various categories. Games and activities for all the families start at noon on the upper field and continue to 4 PM. Food will be available later in the morning and throughout the rest of the day.

So mark September 11 on your calendars and come down to the park for a great day of fun for all.

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Follow this link to reserve your seat for The Dorchester Park Gala

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Dear Friend,

 

This year, our beloved Dorchester Park marks its 125th anniversary and to celebrate, the Dorchester park Association is planning a gala cocktail party event in the park, with music, dancing, and small plates on Friday September 9th, 2016.  We will be hosting our usual events: a Family Fun Day and Auto Show on Sunday, September 11.

 

We have had similar events in years past but our goal this year is to welcome and introduce as many Dorchester residents to the wonders of the Park with a more casual event at a lower price point, while raising enough funds to continue our important work of retaining and revitalizing Dorchester Park for our community. Our goals are to re-introduce water sources in two locations brought in by our volunteers to maintain them during the critical period of establishing root systems. We are also continually working in partnership with the Parks Department to assess the health of mature trees in the Park and plan for new plantings to replace dead or dying trees. The endowment allows us to purchase and plant new trees to keep the natural forestscape.

 

Dorchester Park, an Olmstead designed park, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Association has set its overall goal to leave  Dorchester  Park with the same foot print and design for the citizens of Dorchester in the year 2091, the two hundredth birthday of Dorchester Park.

 

Help us reach this goal on the Park’s 125th anniversary of the founding of the park, by contributing to the fund to maintain and improve the urban forest within the park.  This will support the weekend events including the Gala, Car Show and Family Fun Day . We hope you can help by being a sponsor of this event and we look forward to collaborating with you for this worthy cause. The sponsorship levels are listed below.
Sincerely,
Richard O’Mara
Chair, Dorchester Park Association
Platinum $10,000
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Reserved Table
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Link on our website
Recognition in signage at Gala and Sunday Fun Day
Special recognition during Gala
20 tickets to Gala
Titanium $5,000 
Reserved Table
Full page ad in program
Link on our website
Recognition in signage at Gala and Sunday Fun Day
Special recognition during Gala
10 tickets to Gala
Gold $2,500
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Link on our website
Recognition in signage at Gala
6 tickets to Gala
Silver $1,250
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4 tickets to Gala
Bronze $500
Quarter page ad in program
2 tickets to Gala