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Mattapan was attached to Boston as part of Dorchester in 1870. Mattapan is home to a mix of single home family houses as well as two and three family houses.

Mattapan Square which is where Blue Hill Ave., River St and Cummins Highway meet is the commercial hart of the neighborhood.

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Mattapan Moving for Life
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition with Special Guest Massachusetts Senator Linda Dorcena Forry Enjoy delicious food, music and speakers Walk through a beautiful nature sanctuary Fun activities for children and free giveaways Adults and Children of Ages Welcome!

When: Jun 11, 2016 1 PM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13 )
Free Family Fitness Class @ Walker Playground
Walker Playground
550 Norfolk Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:307:30pm

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:Mattapan
MBTA:Commuter Rail - Morton Street
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 22, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00 )
Tennis In the Parks-Free @ Almont Park
Free lessons for beginner/intermediate players adults and seniors. This is a drop-in program designed to introduce and reinforce the fundamental skills. This event is ongoing on a weekly basis. NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED - WE PROVIDE RACQUETS. JUST WEAR SNEAKERS & COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND DON'T FORGET TO BRING WATER! You can officially register at any location or on our website. Program helps prepare for our summer adult leagues and our 3 tournaments: FPTA Adult Beginner & Over 50 Tournament - August 6th & 7th FPTA Open Tournament - August 13th & 14th FPTA Youth Tournament Aug 16th - 18th, 6-8 pm

When: Jun 11, 2016 9 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09 )
Boston Nature Center's Spring Swing
Join Mass Audubons Boston Nature Center (BNC) on Sunday, June 5, from 3 to 6 pm for the wildlife sanctuarys annual Spring Swing, a springtime afternoon of live music, auctions, fine food, and beverages. This years gathering will honor Kathy Clunis DAndrea, Boston Public Schools educator and BNC friend. All proceeds will support the wildlife sanctuarys urban environmental education programs and partnerships with public school and community groups that annually engage more than 30,000 people. Spring Swing will also celebrate the work of 45 area artists with a silent auction featuring work inspired by the theme: Nature out My Window. Entries represent a variety of media from paintings, ceramics, photography, to three-dimensional works. The sanctuary situated in the heart of Boston includes a beautiful 67-acre urban greenspace, the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center, and two miles of accessible trails and boardwalks. BNC offers nature-based educational programs that reach thousands of children, youth, and adults annually, including summer camp, school partnerships, public programs, and a state-licensed preschool. For more information or to purchase tickets to the June 5 Spring Swing, please visit www.massaudubon.org/boston or call 617-983-8500. Tickets are $35 per person and sponsorships are available.

When: Jun 5, 2016 3 PM to Jun 5, 2016 6 PMin Mattapan, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15 )
Free Gentle Yoga Class @ Almont Park
Hunt Almont
40 Almont Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1011am

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Yoga
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges yourmental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:South Boston
MBTA:Mattapan Trolley - Mattapan Square
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 16, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00 )
Free Gentle Yoga Class @ Almont Park
Hunt Almont
40 Almont Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1011am

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Yoga
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges yourmental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:South Boston
MBTA:Mattapan Trolley - Mattapan Square
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 23, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00 )
Free Gentle Yoga Class @ Almont Park
Hunt Almont
40 Almont Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1011am

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Yoga
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges yourmental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:South Boston
MBTA:Mattapan Trolley - Mattapan Square
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 9, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00 )
"Old School/New School Party" Part 2: The Remix
DJ Troy & DJ Mike Host: New England Soul Line Dance Network Don't just meet us there beat us there! This is a party yall!

When: Jun 4, 2016 9 PM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21 )
Boston City Council's Committee on Ways & Means (Ciommo)
Mildred Ave Community Center
5 Mildred Avenue
Boston MA 02126
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6pm

The subject of the hearings include:

Docket #0525-0532, 0534-0543, FY17 Budget: Parks and Recreation

Filed Posting Attached......
www.cityofboston.gov

Phone:617-635-4644
Contact:Kate Sullivan
Type of Event:Public Meeting / Hearing


When: Jun 7, 2016 6 PM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18 )
6th Mattapan On Wheels Bike-a-Thon
What: A bike ride/tour of Mattapan and neighboring communities! On-Site Registration and Check-In Begins at 8 AM Bike Rides Begin at 9 AM Rain Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 Cost: FREE! $5 Suggested Donation Age: 8+ (12 and under w/adult) The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youthinvites you toour 6th Mattapan on Wheels (MoW)biking event and celebration! During MoW,riders of all ages and skill levelscome together, get physically active and work to make Mattapan a more bike-friendly neighborhood. In our 6th year we're expanding activities for non-bikers! 2016 Highlights: Three biking routes for all levels Non-biking activities for everyone Vendors from local, small businesses Join us as we celebrate our community,our biking partnersand supporters, and each other! After the ride, grab some foodand join our partners at the 11th Annual Hoops and Scoops event! Important Information: 1.We are offering three routes: Family Ride, Intermediate Ride, and Expert Ride. Read the descriptions below and chose the route that best matches your skill level. 2.All riders are required to wear a bike helmet. No exceptions! A limited number of helmets will be available for loan. $5 suggested donation 3.A bike safety demonstrationwill bepresented before theride. 4.Boston Bikes willlend a limited number of bikes at NO COST*.Priority will be given to online registered riders. Please bring your own bike to give others the opportunity to participate. *TO BORROW A BIKE AND/OR HELMET,YOU MUST PRESENT SOME FORM OF COLLATERAL (KEYS, ID, ETC.) THAT WILL BE RETURNED WHENYOU TURN IN THE BIKE AND/OR HELMET. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD,YOU MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN! 5.Experienced bike riders have planned each of the routes and will be leading the rides. Be aware that each of the routes requires some riding on streets in Mattapan; most do not have bike lanes!Please respect theroute leadersand follow their instructions. First time bike riders are discouraged from participating in MoW. 6. Ifyou have a medical condition, please check with your health care practitioner before riding. Route Descriptons: Family Ride: 8 miles. Destination: Pope John Paul IIPark, Dorchester This is a very green and scenic route.Participants on this ride will be able to see the almost completed construction of the Neponset River Greenway path whileriding down River St.Riders will continue on River Street andaccess theGreenway path at theCentral Ave Trolley stop and ride toPope John Paul IIPark.The route is 90% flat witha small hill at Pope John Paul II Park and another hill on the return trip to Walker Playground as the road winds up Mamelon Circle and onBabson Street. Intermediate Ride: 15 miles. Destination: Squantum Point Park, Quincy This route provides an exciting combination of sightseeing and engaging biking. Intermediate route riders will leave Walker Playground and bike along River Street to the Neponset River Greenway path, through Pope John Paul II Park.Riders will cross theNeponset Bridgeto Quincy and bike along the Quincy Riverwalk to Squantum Point Park. The return to the Playground will take bikers through Marina Bay and back to the Quincy Riverwalk and Neponset River Greenway paths.This route is mostly flat,except when crossing the Neponset Bridge to Quincy.The winding ride when descending the Bridge inQuincy can be problematic.There are hills on the return trip along Mamelon Circle and Babson Street. Expert Ride: 25 miles. Destination: Houghs Neck, Quincy (This ride for for 17+ ONLY) This route is very scenic, with extensive views of the Neponset River and Quincy Bay.The expert route will take riders from the Playground, down River Street and south on Central Avenue, across the Neponset River. Participants will bike through East Milton and into Quincy, to Merrymount Park. Riders will then enter the most scenic leg of the route, where they will bike the perimeter of Houghs Neck, along the Weymouth Fore River. The return takes riders through North Quincy along Quincy Bay, and then to the route's northern-most point, Squantum Point Park. The route concludes with a ride along the Neponset River on the Quincy Riverfront and Neponset paths.This route is challenging (distance and elevation) andrecommended forexperienced riders ONLY. Bike with Friends! Looking to get your friends in on the action? Create a team at registration and invite your friends to sign up for MoW! Fundraising MoW gets biggereach year. With more participants biking in the event, funds are needed to ensure that MoW is everything thatyou want it to be.Consider making a donation tohelp us reach our goal of $5,000 tostart planningfor MoW 2017.Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Any Questions? Contact Us! Email: mattapanonwheels@gmail.com Phone: (617) 433-7050 Facebook: Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youth Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Instagram: @mattapanonwheels @MattapanFoodFit twitter: @MattapanFoodFit IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A VENDOR AT THE EVENT PLEASE FILL OUT THE VENDOR FORM BELOW: http://goo.gl/forms/ZgAayzfJ8M IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT PLEASE EMAIL MATTAPANONWHEELS@GMAIL.COM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A BIKE VOLUNTEER PLEASE FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW: http://goo.gl/forms/G4gQldhilrr7Xfbe2 SPONSORS

When: Jul 23, 2016 8 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08 )
Boston's Friday Chicago Steppin Set
Calling all partnering social dancers and anyone interested in learning more about the urban social dance known as"Steppin" similar to swing. The best R/B brought to you by MixMaster Rudy Dottin. Hosted by New England Steppin Network & MsSonia Dance URBAN Promotions.

When: Jun 10, 2016 9 PM in Mattapan, Massachusetts
Cost: ADV Tickets Online $8 Venue $12 Couples Encouraged, Singles Welcome. No Partner needed. (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21 )
Exploring Nature Leadership Round Table at the Boston Nature Center (R6)
About Leadership Round Tables:Leadership Round Tables are highly participatory professional development opportunities that focus on learning from and sharing with other OST programs. About Exploring Nature at the Boston Nature Center: Hear from Boston Nature Center staff about resources available Participate in an activity that the Boston Nature Center facilitates with school age children Explore new ways to incorporate nature and STEM in your OST program Learn from other OST programs

When: May 25, 2016 9 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Wed, 25 May 2016 09 )
Free Family Fitness Class @ Walker Playground
Walker Playground
550 Norfolk Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:307:30pm

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:Mattapan
MBTA:Commuter Rail - Morton Street
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 15, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00 )
Free Family Fitness Class @ Walker Playground
Walker Playground
550 Norfolk Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:307:30pm

Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.

Phone:617-534-2355
Cost:Free
Audience:All Ages, Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Visitors
Neighborhood:Mattapan
MBTA:Commuter Rail - Morton Street
Type of Event:Health / Fitness, Park Event, Workshops & Classes
More info:www.bphc.org


When: Jun 8, 2016 12 AM in Mattapan, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00 )

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