On May 10th, 2023, The Baystate Banner highlighted Madison Park Development Corporation’s community center, The Dewitt Center, in honor of its five-year anniversary and inaugural celebratory event, Pick-Up Basketball. The event was hosted on May 17th, 2023, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and included live music, lawn games, food trucks, and a gallery walk of The Dewitt Center’s local art collection, featuring works from Ekua Holmes and Jaypix. Following the party, guests, both young and older, can join in a multigenerational pick-up basketball game.
The Dewitt Center’s Director, Erica Davis, explained that the Dewitt space does not only provide enriching/engaging programming and activities but also sustains a broader purpose of connecting residents of all ages. The Dewitt Center is home to various after-school programming, local events, and classes, all of which are always free and open to everyone.