South Boston CAN Kicks off Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Start the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at our annual Kids’ Meet and Greet with Big Bird, Dora the Explorer, and Elmo and learn how you can expand the Family-Friendly Zones to your homes
SOUTH BOSTON – South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking and the South Boston CAN Coalition announce annual family-friendly festivities held for St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate with pride, respect, and dignity. Local agencies will not be hosting Family-Friendly Zones this year. Instead, the coalition is asking the community to bring the zones home so that the entire community is encompassed by our message. St. Patrick’s Day is not only a celebration but also a source of childhood memories. Create vivid, joyous, and proud childhood memories by participating in our family-friendly events: FREE Kids’ Meet and Greet with children’s favorite TV and book characters on Saturday, March 7 and make your home a Family-Friendly Zone for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15 by displaying our message through the St. Patrick’s Day season.
The Kids’ Meet and Greet with Big Bird, Dora the Explorer, and Elmo will take place Saturday, March 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Laboure Center located at 275 West Broadway. Remember to bring your camera so that you can take photographs with the characters!
To expand the Family-Friendly Zone to the entire neighborhood, we ask residents to display our signs on their homes to remind people that South Boston is a community and should be respected. These free signs will be available at the Kids’ Meet and Greet and in the days leading up to parade day at participating coalition agencies including: The South Boston Action Center at 424 West Broadway, The Laboure Center at 275 West Broadway, Julie’s Family Learning Center at 133 Dorchester Street, Medicine Wheel Productions at 110 K Street, The South Boston Neighborhood House at 136 H Street, and The Tierney Learning Center at 125 Mercer Street.
South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking and South Boston CAN Coalition are projects dedicated to reducing underage drinking and preventing substance abuse through collaboration with community partners.
Kay Walsh, Project Director
South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking
424 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-269-5160 ext. 126