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Citizenship information

The Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave., will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.

Call John McCarthy at 617-565-9430 for more information.

Gospel in the park

The Franklin Park Coalition will present a special Gospel in the Park show from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Shattuck Picnic Grove.

Admission is free. Call 617-282-2881 or visit for more details.

Craft workshop

A free artists-in-residence craft workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Town Field, 1565 Dorchester Ave.

Children, ages 3 to 10, can make masks, jewelry, paintings and treasure bottles. Materials will be provided. Local artists will host the sessions.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must register in advance.

Further information can be found at or 617-635-4505.

Motorcycle run benefit

The 12th annual “Flight of the Angels” motorcycle run fundraiser will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, starting at Florian Hall, 56 Hallet St. The rain date will be Aug. 20.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the ride at 11 a.m. Riders will start from Dorchester and enjoy a scenic, escorted ride through the South Shore. The first 100 entrants will get a T-shirt.

A post-ride celebration will be held at the Black Raspberry Pub with food, music and fun.

The cost is $20 per bike with $10 for an additional rider. All proceeds will benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer.

For more information, call 781-843-3904 or visit

Block party

Boston Centers for Youth and Families will host a neighborhood block party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell St.

Festivities will include swimming, music, games, crafts, programming information and a cookout. Admission is free.

Visit or call 614-635-5298 for further information.

All-star revue

The Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park series will continue at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Shattuck Picnic Grove, Franklin Park.

The morning children’s show will feature dance troupe OrigiNation with interactive dance and hip-hop for youth and children.

The Midnight Crew All Star Review will entertain at 6 p.m.

These programs are free and open to the public. Participants can bring blankets or lawn chairs and a picnic.

Visit or call 617-282-2881 for further information.

Movies at river’s edge

The Department of Conservation and Recreation will host a family movie series at sunset on Thursdays through Aug. 31 at Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Boulevard, as part of the 23rd annual Neponset River Greenway Festival.

The free films will include “The Lego Batman Movie” on Aug. 17; the Marvel feature “Dr. Strange” starring Benedict Cumberbatch on Aug. 24; and the Star Wars movie “Rogue One” on Aug. 31.

Visit for more details.

Zoo fundraiser

The Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, will host the eighth annual “Brew at the Zoo” from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The beer tasting will feature stations hosted by 30 local breweries and a dozen restaurants and caterers, as participants will be able to stroll throughout the zoo. The entire zoo will be open.

Free transportation to the zoo from the Forest Hills MBTA station will be provided. This is a 21-plus event.

Proceeds from the evening will support the growth of the zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

Tickets can be purchased for $60 in advance or $65 at the door.

Admission includes all samplings. A limited number of VIP tickets for $100 will be available, which includes additional food tastings, special animal encounters, lawn games and goodie bags.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-541-5466.

Multi-cultural festival

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative’s 29th annual multi-cultural festival “ImagiNation Without Borders” will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Mary Hannon Park, Dudley Street.

Highlights of the day will include colorful stage performances, traditional music and dances, martial arts demonstrations, circus acts, sports clinics, recreation games, face painting, inflatable entertainment and a wide array of food and crafts from the cultures of the neighborhoods: Cape Verdean, Latino, Afro-Caribbean, African American and Asian.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 617-442-9670, ext. 128.

Healthy eating

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will host the sixth annual “Fresh Fridays” at 6 p.m. on Fridays during August, at Bowdoin Geneva Community Hub, 191 Bowdoin St.

The event will feature live entertainment, children’s art activities, recipes, food demonstrations and healthy food prepared by locally owned businesses. A donation would be welcomed.

The rain location will be First Parish Church, 10 Parish St.

For more details, visit

Fields Corner market

The Fields Corner Farmers’ market is being held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Oct. 28 at the Park Street Shopping Center parking lot, Dorchester Avenue and Park Street.

The market will feature fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products and cheeses and prepared goods.

Visit for more details.

Farmers’ market

The Dorchester summer farmers’ market is being held now to Oct. 21 at Codman Commons, corner of Washington and Talbot streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Local vendors will sell meat, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, prepared goods, crafts, house wares and local farmers’ fruits and vegetables. Musical entertainment will be provided.

For more information, send an email to

Student art exhibit

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Blvd., is hosting a student art exhibit now to Sept. 1. The institute is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays.

“From Her Beacon” is an exhibition of original artwork by students from Boston International Newcomers Academy. The exhibition features nine original murals dedicated to the State of Liberty. More than 140 young people collaborated to create this tribute. The school is a Boston public school in Dorchester that embraces new immigrant adolescent English language learners and their families.

Visit for further information.