Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community

Fresh Fridays: Opening Night – Friday August 3rd

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Dorchester Community Food Co-op and Sustainability Guild International present


A Global Fusion of Taste & Sound

OPENING NIGHT – Friday Aug. 3

“Midsummer Soiree”

A Global Tapas and Community “Mocktail” Party
Featuring Exotic “Mocktails” & Delicious Food
by our local guest mixologists and chefs:
Brother Cleve, Brother Rumas, Lirba Carrion, Ron Gibson,
Reva Haselkorn and Wendy Simard
Also Featuring the Music of
The Biggest Little Band in Town:
Wali Ali (guitar) & Philip Young (sax)
Wali Ali is no stranger to the music world. He was a lead guitarist with The Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, Teena Marie, Rick James & Patrice Rushen just to name a few. Wali Ali has toured as guitarist with Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons, Aretha Franklin,
and the Undisputed Truth.
Phillip Young has opened for Arturo Sandoval, Steele Pulse, Kate Taylor, The Neville Brothers, and Gladys Knight. Phillip also plays with Frank Wilkins and the WeJazzUp Orchestra, Elevation Theory, and many other bands in the Boston area.
We are privileged to have Wali Ali and Philip Young with us to open
“Fresh Fridays” in Dorchester.


First Parish Church

10 Parish St., Dorchester.

(Meetinghouse Hill next to the Mather School)

   Suggested Donation: $5


The Dorchester Community Food Co-op and Sustainability Guild International will showcase an exciting series of Friday night events in August through September. There will be live
entertainment & savory food and beverages, along with activities for children.
Join us in celebrating the essence of Dorchester through diverse voices, talents and flavors!

This is a Community Supported series—volunteers are welcome and
encouraged to help set up, serve and prepare food.

To volunteer, please email Jenny Silverman (


August 3:    Midsummer Soiree (Opening Night)
A Global Tapas and Community “Mocktail” Party Featuring Live Jazz

August 10:   Fusion & Spice
Beautiful Market Fresh Bites Paired with Dazzling Art & Music

August 17:   Elementary Delights
Culinary Fun for the Whole Family

August 24:   Around the Table
Community Food Traditions: Family Stories and Performance Poetry

September 7:    Garden Memories
Preserving the Flavors and Zest of the Harvest

September 14:   Community Bounty/Community Beauty
A Gorgeous Community Banquet Under the Stars in and Around the Coleman St. Garden
Featuring Live Music and an Autumn Fashion Show

Fresh Fridays is co-sponsored by
the Dorchester Community Food Co-op and
Sustainability Guild International
and made possible by the
Boston Public Health Commission Strategic Alliance for Health

Thank you to our sponsors (partial list in progress)
Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Response Team, Mt. Washington Bank, First Parish Church, Ashley’s Breakfast Shop, Family Nurturing Center, Harvest Coop Markets, Blanchard Law Office, Brookwood Community Farm, ReVision Urban Farm, The Food Project, Silverbrook Farm, Fair Food, Stillman’s Farm, Red’s Best, Stop and Shop, & Home Depot.

And special thanks to our many community volunteers.


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