We organize volunteer-driven community events, placemaking initiatives, and other projects to keep the Roslindale Village business district a vibrant destination in the City of Boston. Interesting in helping out? Learn how to Get Involved.
Some of the events we hold in the neighborhood include:
Local farmers and artists display their goods each week in Roslindale’s picturesque village green on Saturday mornings, June – November, in Adams Park. Select from a range of fresh produce, fruit, meat, honey, cheese, preserves, local baked goods and handcrafted items. With live music and kids’ activities, the Farmers Market serves as a vibrant gathering spot throughout the entire summer and early fall. We also hold a Winter Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Sons of Italy Hall from January through March. Check out our Farmers Market page for more information.
RVMS Annual Meeting
Each spring, Roslindale residents, business owners, and property owners are invited to join Roslindale Village Main Street staff, board, volunteers and fellow supporters for our annual meeting. Each year the RVMS Annual Meeting features a keynote speaker or discussion panel focusing on a topic relevant to our community. Updates on our major projects are provided, as well as a recap of our accomplishments over the year and a preview of what lies ahead in the coming months. Our most recent Annual Report can be found here.
Held the Saturday during Easter weekend, the hunt kicks off spring with a much-loved tradition for families. Join the Bunny as tots, ages 2-6, hunt for 6,000 treat-filled eggs, and families compete in a parent/child egg tosses and bunny hop races. Special prizes for the winning teams, arts and crafts, refreshments, and photo ops with the Bunny. Event is free and open to all. We’ve had the Egg Hunt in Adams Park, Fallon Field, and Healy Field. The 2018 Egg Hunt TBD. More information can be found here.
Spring Into Action, Roslindale! A Volunteer Fair
In spring 2017, RVMS Marketing Committee and BCYF Roslindale Community Center will host our first-ever community-wide volunteer fair to connect residents with local organizations making a difference in Roslindale.Come learn how you can give back to make our great community even better! Details about how to reserve a table and participating organizations can be found here.
Roslindale Means Business: A Forum for Business & Property Owners
In summer 2017, RVMS Economic Development Committee will host a forum to bring together current and prospective property and business owners in and around Roslindale to connect with RVMS and city resources, and collaborate on a vision for the future of Roslindale's business district. We hope this will be the first of many similar events.
Taste of Roslindale
Every other year, RVMS has held a tasty sampling of Roslindale’s top restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops at the Taste of Roslindale, usually held in October. Chat with the chefs, savor fabulous fall menu items, mingle with neighbors and enjoy live music, demonstrations, raffles and prizes. Funds support Roslindale Village Main Street. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a visitor curious about Roslindale’s culinary delights, make sure you get your ticket to this typically sold-out event.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Santa visits Adams Park for this jolly annual holiday tradition, which includes the official tree lighting to kick off the holiday season, caroling, performances, hot chocolate and holiday treats. This event is free and open to all.
Small Business Saturday
Falling between the infamous “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” Small Business Saturday is a national campaign by American Express and the National Main Street Center to help spur business for neighborhood merchants. Show your loyalty and support at the many local Roslindale shops, salons, and restaurants on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Special events and offers are available at participating shops. U.S. Small Business Administration head, Karen Mills, has traveled to Roslindale a few times to do her holiday shopping on this day!
The 2016 holiday season included our first-ever Holiday Market on Birch St, an evening of shopping and celebrating with friends and neighbors in December. We look forward to making this event part of the holiday tradition in Roslindale.