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

 
 
The next Dorchester Day Parade Committee meeting is taking place on Tuesday, January 20th at 7 P.M.

The committee will be meeting at the Ramada Inn located at 800 Morrissey Blvd in the breakfast room. We will be reviewing 2015 Chief Marshal Nominations and discuss upcoming committee events. 

The committee is open to all and we hope you can join us.

 
 
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee wishes you all a happy holiday season.
 
 

Happy Thanksgiving from the members of the Dorchester Day Parade Committee.

The 2015 Dorchester Day Parade Participation Forms for elected officials, non-profit organizations, and performing groups to be in the Dorchester Day Parade are now available online. The Dorchester Day Parade is taking place on Sunday, June 7th and the forms can be downloaded at www.dotdayparade.com.

   

 
 
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The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is proud to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Young and Little Miss Dorchester Contests. The new Little Miss Dorchester is Eleanor Moye-Gibbons and the new Young Miss Dorchester is Gina Cruz. 


 
 
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 3rd annual art contest open to all Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a panel of local judges. The entry forms are available at http://dotdayparade.com/forms/2014/14ArtContest.pdf. 
A completed registration form and Art must be postmarked by May 27, 2014 to be considered for a prize.