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7 Great After-School Programs & Activities in DOT

As summer is coming to a close and school is starting up soon, it’s time to start thinking about after-school programs and activities for your children. Whether it’s homework help, arts, sports, or socializing with friends, there are plenty of great options right here in Dorchester. We compiled a list of our top picks in…

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8 Free Things to do with Your Kids this Summer in Boston

Need something to do with the kiddos? On a budget? Need to cool down in the summer heat? Here’s a few things we’ve come up with for you. 1. Ryan Playground/Spray Park More like a full-fledged water park than a spray park, with lifeguards on duty. Includes a large wading pool that even big kids…

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Allergies at Chill on Park

“Every three minutes in the U.S. an allergic reaction sends someone to the hospital” –FARE If you or someone you know has an allergy to food, you know the struggle it can be to dine out, especially if it’s a severe reaction. At Chill on Park: We take allergies seriously. All new staff watches training…

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Chill on Park Opening

Chill on Park: Two Years in Business

We’re excited to have celebrated our two-year-anniversary on May 15th! With all the excitement of another year ahead, we’ve been reflecting on the wonderful things that have happened at Chill on Park so far. Where do we even begin? Since opening in May of 2015, Chill on Park has supported more than 30 local organizations…

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Brush Up Your Ice Cream Lingo

Brush Up Your Ice Cream Lingo

Ice cream season is starting and we’re ready to scoop up plenty of treats for you! From our Frappes to Ice Cream Sandwiches, we have a wide selection of ice cream indulgences to choose from; but do you know which is which? Is a Frappe the same as a Milkshake?  What exactly is a Banana…

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Chill on Park Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Birthday Party DIY Inspo

Spring is just around the corner and we are so ready for it (seriously, what’s with this #MAsnow in March?). And as the flowers and trees bloom back to life, we are reminded of this time of renewal, transformation, and reflection. Spring is also the season of celebration in many cultures. We love celebrating all…

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Chill on Park: Valentine’s Day Meal Spots in Dorchester

We LOVE treating ourselves and our loved ones to quality, local food. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we rounded up some great spots in Dorchester for good food and good company. If you’re feeling the love and want to celebrate with a special meal, give one of these a try; it feels good…

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Chill on Park Ice Cream Snowman

5 Snow-inspired Projects to Keep You Busy this Winter

Snow has fallen, trees are bare, and temperatures are below 40 degrees: all classic signs that it’s winter here in Boston! Though it’s cold outside, and you probably don’t want to spend too much time out there, we have a few ways to keep busy inside. Beat that winter boredom with these snow-inspired, kid-friendly activities.…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Ice Cream Cakes, Pies, and Rolls from Chill on Park

Celebrate the Holidays with Ice Cream Cakes, Pies, and Rolls from Chill on Park

Between work responsibilities, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, and spending time with family, who has extra time? Here at Chill on Park, we want you to enjoy the holiday season―that’s why we are offering Holiday Ice Cream Cake, Pie, and Roll orders now through December 31st.

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Chill on Park Collaborates with Children's Librarian Cindy

Chill on Park’s Q&A with Children’s Librarian Cindy

Ever wonder what that big, brick building is across the street from Chill on Park? It’s the Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library and it has been entwined in the fabric of our community since it’s opening in 1969.This month at Chill on Park, we’ve been celebrating #FamilyLiteracyMonth.

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Chill on Park's Guide to Halloween DIY

Chill on Park’s Guide to Halloween DIY

Bats and ghosts and witches, oh my! Halloween is all about the scary visuals. What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than to get crafty? We’ve gathered some easy DIY projects to spook things up while also having fun.

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Chill on Park's After-School Activity Picks

Chill on Park’s After-School Activity Picks

The start of school doesn’t mean the end of fun! Your kids will love having something to look forward to after a long day of classwork, and some of our favorite organizations provide just that, right here in Dorchester.

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8 Recipes to Cool You Down

Sometimes there are treats you want at any given time… so why not learn to make them at home? We’ve selected a bunch of our favorite, easy-to-make items and included the ingredients and steps to create them on your own.  

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Coffee 101: The Origin of Coffee

For some, coffee is a treat. Others say it’s a necessity. But no matter the reason, people love coffee. Coffee is one of the world’s most consumed drinks (after water), and more than 1400 million cups are drunk around the world each day, with the majority of it enjoyed at breakfast. (More than half of…

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Chill on Park’s Summer Event Picks

School is [almost] out, the sun is still shining after work, and everyone’s is excited to spend time outside. So what’s happening around the Dorchester area and Boston over the next few months?

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Partner Spotlight: MEM Tea

MEM Tea of Watertown has specialized in sourcing, blending, and distributing high-quality loose leaf teas since their founding in 1999. Here at Chill, we’re proud to serve a number of flavors including English Breakfast, Moroccan Mint, China Green Jade, Rooibos (decaf), and Mark’s Chai Spice (customers can get it hot or latte-style), as well as…

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Servin’ it Up Local

Hello again! Whether or not you’ve had a chance to stop by our ice cream and coffee shop in the heart of Dorchester, we’d like to tell you a bit about the delicious ice cream, specialty coffee, and tasty bakery items we’re serving up. One of our main focuses from the beginning has been sourcing…

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Partner Spotlight: Haley House

In addition to ice cream and coffee, Chill On Park proudly serves other treats like cookies, brownies, and muffins from Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury. But behind the delectable sweets in our glass case is a story—a story of hospitality, community, and inspiration.

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Chill on Park Store Front

Welcome to Chill on Park!

Many of you already know Alan Issokson, my husband, and the owner of H. Levenbaum Insurance at 1534 Dorchester Ave. When the space where Chill On Park is now located became available, Alan had a vision: a coffee and ice cream shop as a local neighborhood spot.

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