DBSA-Boston List of Events


We Share – Featured Performers Showcase
03/07, 04/04, and 05/02

On the 1st Wednesday of each month a new event:  We Share – featured performer showcase. An extension of the Mill Street Open Mic Session, “We Share” is an artist series that features one of our Mill Street Open Mic performers who will perform 1-2 original or covered pieces, just before announcements and group room assignments.

Great way to kick off groups with art and music!

Starts 6:45 p.m. • The deMarneffe Building Cafeteria


NAMI Mass. Advocacy Day

Monday April 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Great Hall, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston. Let your legislators hear from you! For More Information: “”


Ice Cream Social with Mill Street Open Mic Session!

Come indulge at the DBSA-Boston Ice Cream Social Wednesday, April 18, 6–8 p.m. in the de Marneffe Building cafeteria. We are bringing in good cheer, mirth, and delicious ice cream to welcome spring and look longingly towards summer.

We will hold Mill Street Open Mic during the Social! Performer sign up will be in mid-March.

Support Groups?
Yes, of course! We will offer support groups from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Membership Drive
We are having our “Spring Drive” during the Ice Cream Social. It is a perfect time to renew memberships and receive a polar bear in return! Also, those who sign up that day will get free admission to the Ice Cream Social.

The Social is not a proper social without you!
Please join us! Bring family and friends. $2 for members, $3 for non-members, facilitators free!

If you would like to help at the Social, please see Lillian Cravotta-Crouch, Activities Chair.

NAMIWalks Massachusetts: Join the DBSA-Boston Believers Team!

Saturday, May 19: Join the DBSA-Boston team and partner with NAMI Central Middlesex for the NAMIWalks Massachusetts on May 19 at Artesani Park, Brighton, along the Charles River. Be a part of the largest NAMIWalks in the USA again this year. Walk with your peers, friends, and family in the premier stigma-busting event in the Boston Area. Together we can make a difference! Each walker that has pledges of $25.00 will get a free DBSA-Boston Believers Special Walk shirt. Learn more about this event and how you can participate, Wednesday evenings in April and May at our meetings. Or see Lillian Cravotta-Crouch, our Activities Chair.


Mill Street Open Mic Session

Every 5th Wednesday of the Month

Next regular Open Mic is Wednesday on the following dates:
May 30, 2018

Special Open Mic is Wednesday, April 18, as part of the Ice Cream Social

Hosted by Christian Tiongson
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Attention all musicians and poets!  Here is your chance to share your music and writing with the DBSA-Boston community at the Mill Street Open Mic Session! The purpose of the open mic session is to appreciate and showcase creative individuals in our community.

Each performer will have a 10-minute time slot for 2 songs or poetry pieces that are family friendly (i.e. no swearing, drug/sexual content). All music and poetry must be live; no karaoke  tracks, loud amplifiers, or drum-kits allowed.

If you are interested in performing, sign-up sheets will be found at the Welcome Table.  For any questions, please see Christian or email him at

Come by to play your favorite tune, recite your poetry, or cheer on your peers!  See you there!

Lillian Cravotta-Crouch
Activities Committee Chair

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