Free Family Films In Dorchester

Today’s post is fifth in a series about free events in Dorchester.

First, Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights will show “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” on Thursday August 17 in Savin Hill Park. To see the complete schedule of free events and activities around Boston, download the 2017 Summer In The City Guide (Adobe PDF) by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

Second, WBZ-TV and the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) provide free family films throughout the summer. The following films will be shown in Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester:
August 10: Moana
August 17: Lego Batman
August 24: Doctor Strange
August 31: Star Wars Rogue 1
See the Massachusetts DCR site for the complete schedule (Adobe PDF) for films in other locations.

Free Events For Bicycle Riders In Dorchester

Today’s post is 4th in a series about free events.

The Boston Neighborhood Bike Ride Series has two free events coming soon. The Neighborhood Ride Series (#IBikeBoston) welcomes riders (ages 16+, under 16 with parent present) of all abilities for a group ride exploring Dorchester streets and paths. During the rider you will see and learn about cultural and historical sights, plus parks and other favorite destinations.

The next group ride in Dorchester:
When: Saturday, August 5
Where: Starts in front of Ashmont Cycles in Peabody Square (Directions)
When: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Prizes are available for riders who complete 5 or more group rides. For more information, see the Dorchester event page, join the Boston Neighborhood Bike Ride Series group on Facebook, or follow the group on Twitter.

The next group ride scheduled is September 23 in Mattapan. Group riders in other areas of Boston are also planned.

Through its Boston Bikes program, the City of Boston seeks to “make bicycling fun, safe, and accessible.”

McConnell Playground Improvements

The City of Boston is considering a comprehensive renovation to the park, playgrounds, fields, and parking at McConnell Playground. To ensure that the improvements meets residents’ needs, the City invited Savin Hill residents to complete an online survey. The deadline for feedback is July 10, 2017.

Links to the online survey and to related documents are at:

Improvements To McConnell Playground