On: December 15, 2015


November District Happenings

November is a busy month in our district, with our Fall Public Meeting, Small Business Saturday, a Pop-Up Holiday Market on the MBTA Plaza, and the Annual Peabody Square Tree Lighting.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fall Public Meeting at Epiphany School

Thursday, 11/19, 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Visit with your St. Mark’s Area Main Street District neighbors over light refreshments provided by Dot2Dot Café
  • Hear more about what SMAMS has been up to, our newly adopted vision statement, and our plans for the year ahead
  • Learn how you can get involved in one of our committees (Fundraising & Events; District Beautification; Development & Historic Preservation; and Local Business Support & Recruitment)
  • Pick up a free copy of our fully updated district business directory (initial run of 200 planned) and the professionally commissioned market assessment, in one of our new Small Business Saturday tote bags
  • Join or renew your SMAMS membership for the 2016 calendar year ($20/individual; $50/business; corporate sponsorship opportunities available)

Ashmont/Peabody Square Pop-Up Holiday Market

Saturday, 11/28,  4:00 – 7:00 pm (before the Tree Lighting) 

Celebrate the season in Peabody Square at a pop-up holiday market! Holiday music will fill the air as you shop our market stands:

Thanks as always to our sponsors, Boston Main Streets, the Boston Main Streets Foundation, the MBTATrinity FinancialCarney Hospital, and Vargas & Vargas Insurance Agency who make our community events like this possible!

Annual Peabody Square Tree Lighting

Saturday, 11/28, 7:00

After our pop-up holiday market, light the Peabody Square Holiday Tree with Santa, Mayor Marty Walsh, and other special guests on the Ashmont MBTA Station Plaza. Feel free to bring an ornament to add to the ones Dot Art is helping children make to adorn the tree!

7:00 p.m. Refreshments and Holiday Songs with guests from Boston City SingersSenator Linda Dorcena Forry has graciously agreed to be our Mistress of Ceremonies!

7:30 p.m. Holiday Trolley arrives, Tree-lighting Countdown, & Goody Bags for KidsPresented by:
Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
Ashmont Hill Association
Ashmont Valley Neighborhood Association
Boston Main Streets
Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association
St. Mark’s Area Main Street
Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee

Businesses that wish to contribute to the children’s goody bags can drop off 250 of any coupon or other small goody bag stuffer item at the SMAMS offices by no later than Tuesday, 11/24.