The 2015 Parade of Seniors Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th from Noon-3PM. There is free food, free parking, handicap accessible, entertainment and many prizes. Admission is free, but by TICKET ONLY. Seating is limited!!! You MUST complete a registration form and return it with a self-addressed stamp envelope to receive a ticket.  Visit this link for a registration form: http://dotdayparade.com/forms/2015/15ParadeofSeniors.pdf
 
 
During the annual Dorchester Day Parade Committee's Annual Kick-Off Meatloaf Dinner held at the First Parish Church, the 2015 Essay Contest winners were announced and awarded their prizes by the Dorchester Reporter. Congratulations to 1st Place winner Richard Tran, 13, from the Boston Latin School and Harnaljia Maya Fenelon, 13, from Mother Caroline Academy. Their winning essay's were on the pros and cons of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics. Thank you to the Dorchester Reporter for sponsoring the event again this year.  
 
 
Blasi’s Café/Fat Belly Deli
762 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our fundraiser at Blasi’s for Trivia Night. What better way to show off the luck of the Irish than with great food, drinks, friends, and of course a little friendly rivalry! 

$20 suggested donation, and 50/50 raffles throughout the night.

Donations accepted at the door, or at www.gofundme.com/obrienfordot

Sláinte!
 
 
The Dorchester Chili Cook-Off returns for its ninth year on March 22nd, at the IBEW Local 103 Hall at 256 Freeport Street from 4-7 PM. 25 entrants representing restaurants, civic associations, youth groups, and community organizations vie annually for bragging rights to be the BEST chili in Dorchester. There is live entertainment plus games and prizes galore. Admission is $20 per person/ $30 for a family up to 4 ($5 each additional child). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade.
 
 
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee's Little Miss and Young Miss Dorchester Contests are now open!!! Girls between the ages of 7-12 on the day of the contest can enter. Both contests take place on Saturday, May 9th at 11 AM in the First Parish Church, 10 Parish Street. All participants must register and turn in their application by MAY 1st to be eligible. Click here for an entry form with complete details or contact Annissa Essaibi George at (617) 594-1841 or littlemiss@dotdayparade.com. Good Luck to all.
 
 
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting an essay contest open to all Dorchester children in the 6th through 8th grades or any 6th through 8th grade student that attends a Dorchester school. The Dorchester Reporter is sponsoring this event with two gift card prizes that will be awarded to the winning essays chosen from a panel of local judges. All students that enter the contest will receive an award certificate. The entry and essay must be postmarked or emailed by March 20, 2015 to be considered for a prize. Click here for an entry form and complete details or contact Ed Geary, Jr. at essay@dotdayparade.com. Good Luck to all.
 
 
On March 26th, 2015 at the First Parish Church, 10 Parish Street, 6:30 p.m. The annual meatloaf dinner celebrating the voyage of the first settlers of Dorchester and the opening of the Dorchester Day events. Tickets can be purchased at the door. $15 for adults / $7 for children or $30 for a family of four. Click here for a flyer. For more information, please contact Ed Geary, Jr. at (617) 265-5376. 
 
 
The 2015 Mayor of Dorchester Contest is now open....Please visit the Parade Forms page to download the rules and an application. 
 
 
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the breakfast room of the Ramada Inn located at 800 Morrissey Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. 

Due to scheduling conflicts, the February parade committee meeting will take place on February 24, 2015.

The meetings are open to all, so please stop by and become a supporter of the next parade.
 
 
Congratulations to the 2015 Dorchester Day Parade Chief Marshal - Mary-dith Tuitt!!!

A note from the 2015 Chief Marshal - 
I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be the Chief Marshall of the Dorchester Day Parade for 2015. As a resident of Dorchester and a female veteran of the United State Navy I am proud to carry this title for 2015 and to be working with the members of the Dorchester Day Parade committee.

Every year the Dorchester Day Parade commences on the first Sunday in June.  This is an event that is not just for Dorchester pride it is representative of the pride people of Boston have for their neighborhoods. Dot day parade is also a way that we were able to show support and give recognition to our veterans. 

As Senior Vice Commander of the Wm. E. Carter American Legion Post 16 in Mattapan it is also a pleasure to follow in the line of my comrades that have also been previous Chief Marshall’s: 

1997
John R. Shanks Jr.
William E. Carter Post 16 A.L.

1985
Warren E. Stewart Sr.
William Carter Post 16 A.L.

And as a member of the Afro-American Veterans Group, would like to recognize that our Founder was also a Chief Marshall the year before he went on to meet our fallen brothers and sisters:

2012
Ralph Browne

This year the parade is scheduled to kick off on June 7, 2015. Look forward to seeing you there.

Mary-dith Tuitt
Chief Marshall of the Dorchester Day Parade 2015