Vendor Applications for 2015 Farmers’ Market Now Open!

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Farmers Market, farmers' market, News

FarmersMktThe 2015 season of the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market is rapidly approaching. Vendor applications are now open. Please download our Vendor Application and email it to if you are interested in joining this year’s market.

We’re also looking for help organizing this year’s market. If you’d like to join our Farmers’ Market Committee, have suggestions about performers we could contact, or want to help out on a particular market day, please provide your contact information below. We’ll follow up with you soon!

The 2015 Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market will run weekly on Fridays from 3-7pm. This year’s season begins Friday, June 26 and ends Friday, October 16.


Oscars on the Avenue is Back!

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Fundraisers, News

Oscars Postcard final 01-18-15Join SMAMS for a fabulous evening of delicious food, great friends, and LOTS of fun as we celebrate the Academy Awards! Click here to purchase advance tickets or RSVP.

Oscars on the Avenue is back!

Sunday, February 22, marks the return of Oscars on the Avenue – SMAMS’ biggest fundraiser of the year. This community celebration of the Academy Awards will feature delicious Tavolo hors d’oeuvres, our own celebrity emcee and awards, a fantastic auction, and more!

Tickets are $75 in advance (until 5:00pm Feb. 20) and $90 at the door. All proceeds will support the work of St. Mark’s Area Main Street. Please RSVP in advance if possible, even if you plan to pay at the door.

For more information about tickets or sponsorships, please contact the SMAMS office at or 617-825-3846. We may have a limited number of reduced-rate tickets available, made possible by our event sponsors. 

 See you on the red carpet!


January Social Media Class: Spots Available!

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized

social media flyer


SMAMS Annual Meeting: Wednesday Nov. 12, 6-8pm

October 31, 2014 | Posted in Committees, Events, News







Please join us for our annual meeting!

We’ll review our successes from last year and share our plans for the future. Learn about the SMAMS work plan and budget, find out how you can get involved, and meet your neighbors. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend! We’d also love you to help us spread the word – share our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!

What: SMAMS 2014 Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday November 12, 6-8pm
Where: Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester (map)

We’ll also welcome our new board president, and current SMAMS members will vote to elect new board members.

***If you need to renew your SMAMS membership ($20/individual or $50/business) please send a check, payable to SMAMS, to 1914 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124, or pay on-line at***

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact us at or 617-825-3846.

We look forward to seeing you!


Cocktails at the Carriage House

October 1, 2014 | Posted in Events, Fundraisers

carriage house


SMAMS is very excited to invite you to Cocktails at the Carriage House! We had so much fun at our last house party fundraiser, Cocktails in the Skylounge, that we’ve decided to do it again. Click here for more information and to register for the party.


Nancy Anderson will be our gracious host for an evening of fun and catching up with friends at her Ashmont Hill home on Saturday, October 25 from 5-7pm. This will also be a unique opportunity to see the amazing transformation of Nancy’s historic (circa 1894) carriage house over the last year.


Tickets can be purchased online, by check, or at the door the day of the event. Regardless of your preferred payment method, we encourage you to register in advance to help us get an accurate headcount. All proceeds will support the work of St. Mark’s Area Main Street.


Thanks for your support!


Support SMAMS at the Pedal Poker River Run!

September 15, 2014 | Posted in Events, Fundraisers

We’re very excited to announce that SMAMS is partnering with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) and Brookwood Community Farm for this year’s Pedal Poker River Run! Proceeds from this family-friendly outdoor event will benefit all three organizations – AND you can win great prizes.

Please join us on Saturday, October 18 for this awesome event! Get more details and register to ride, run, or walk at This is NOT a race, it’s a game. Come play with us!

pedal poker river run


Beautification Plan Community Meeting: Wednesday, July 23

July 15, 2014 | Posted in Committees, News

If you can think all the way back to last November when SMAMS had our Community Visioning meeting, one of the major topics of conversation was beautification.  SMAMS has since partnered with COGDesign, an organization providing pro-bono landscape design services, to help us develop a comprehensive plan for “greening” the SMAMS district.

We’ve started thinking about the beautification plan, and we need your input! Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday, July 23 from 6:30-8:00pm to brainstorm creative ways to add beauty, public space, art, and green space to our neighborhood business district. We’ll meet at the MAHA (Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance) building at 1803 Dorchester Ave. Spread the word!


community beautification meeting flyer


Get ready for the 2014 farmers’ market!

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Events, Farmers Market, farmers' market


It’s time once again to announce the return of the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market. Opening day is just 10 days away! On Friday, June 20 from 3-7pm we’ll kick off our best market season yet. Please join us for a great celebration with live music, children’s activities, and more! We’ll be having the official ribbon cutting at 4pm on the Ashmont MBTA plaza.

We have some great stuff in store for you this season. We’re welcoming back most of our vendors from last year, and we’re introducing two new vendors: Oakdale Farms and swissbäkers. We also have a new market manager, Shaquille Jones, who you may know from his amazing work in the Dorchester community. We’re so excited to have Shaq on board!

Other important things to note: We’re still accepting SNAP/EBT, and Boston Bounty Bucks will match up to $10 of produce purchases when you use your SNAP/EBT card. And this year, we’re accepting credit cards too.

You can stay up-to-date on the latest farmers’ market news via Facebook (search for Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market) and on Twitter @AshmontFarmMkt. Like and follow the market so you don’t miss announcements of new vendors, entertainment, and more. See you on June 20 for opening day!


Walk Audit Follow-Up

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Committees

walk audit photoPeabody Square Area Pedestrian Improvement Session

Tuesday June 24, 6-7:30pm

In April, St. Mark’s Area Main Street held a Walk Audit with Walk Boston.  Participants learned about best practices for making neighborhoods welcoming and safe for pedestrians.  Then the group took a walk in and around Peabody Square to identify issues and opportunities.  At the upcoming session, we will plan implementation of recommendations that arose from the Walk Audit.

Where: St. Mark’s Area Main Street Office, 1914 Dorchester Ave, ground floor of the Carruth Building (across from the Ashmont T station)

Snacks provided.  If you’d like to attend, please RSVP here by 6/20.


UPDATE: Dorchester Bike Festival moved to Rain Date

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Events

Due to the weather forecast tomorrow, the Dorchester Bike Festival has been MOVED to its rain date, Sunday April 27. Please help get the word out! See you Sunday, 9am-12noon.

moved to rain date