Here are the latest Dorchester neighborhood notes:

‘Family Fun Day’

The community is invited to the annual Standish Family Fun Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Standish Village, 1190 Adams Ave.

Festivities will include music, food and special guests celebrating the Standish Community. Admission is free.

For further information, visit

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.

Kiddies’ carnival

The annual Caribbean Kiddies’ Carnival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 at White Stadium, 143 Seaver St.

This annual event highlights steel drum bands and young children in colorful Caribbean costumes of varied themes. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Also included is live music and dancing, face painting, children’s games and Caribbean food and beverages.

For more information, call 617-512-7803 or visit

Solar eclipse

The Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams St., will host a solar eclipse party from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

Families can enjoy sun tea and sundaes while awaiting the partial solar eclipse that will be at its maximum viewing at 2:46 p.m. in Boston. The library will provide protective viewing glass. Kids can also make a sunshine mask to take home.

Call 617-436-6900 for further details on this free event.

Children’s festival

The Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park and ParkARTS will present a free children’s festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 on Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, near the back entrance of Franklin Park Zoo.

Children and families can participate in a many free activities from various exhibitors, including Cambridge Science on the Street, a show by Rosalita’s Puppets, ParkARTS arts and crafts, the Bubble Guy, On the Move Fitness, Mass Horticultural, Boston Children’s Museum, New England Aquarium and more.

Also featured will be book giveaways, exploring a Boston Fire Department fire truck, identification kits from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, a visit from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, face painting, dance performances and free treats and giveaways.

Call 617-635 4505 or visit for more details.

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 Marvel feature “Dr. Strange” starring Benedict Cumberbatch on Aug. 24; and the Star Wars movie “Rogue One” the following week.

Visit for more details.

Movie on the beach

Families can watch Stephen Spielberg’s thriller “Jaws” at 5:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 26 at Malibu Beach, Savin Hill off Morrissey Boulevard.

Children’s events will start at 5:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Families can bring a blanket, picnic, chairs and friends and family to enjoy this end of summer free event.

Caribbean carnival

The 44th annual Caribbean-American carnival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Blue Hill Avenue and Peabody Circle in front of the Franklin Park Zoo.

The cultures of Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands will be celebrated with food, music and dance, steel drum competitions, arts and crafts, King and Queen of the Carnival and a costumed parade. The 1.5-mile parade begins at noon at Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury and ends at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Visit for further information.

Conversation with Misty Copeland

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library at Columbia Point will welcome Misty Copeland from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

Copeland, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her distinguished career with Meghna Chakrabarti, the host of WBUR’s Radio Boston.

A book signing with Copeland, the author of “Life in Motion, Firebird and Ballerina Body,” will follow until 8 p.m.

Registration is required for this free program, by calling 617-514-1644 or going online at

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.