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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 3

Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, the North End, and South Boston.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings and more.

On the third day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 1 p.m. - M Street Park, South Boston
  • 2 p.m. - Beach Street and Harrison Avenue, Chinatown
  • 3 p.m. - Paul Revere Mall, North End
  • 4 p.m. - Thompson Square, Charlestown
  • 5 p.m. - Maverick Square, East Boston
  • 7 p.m. - Adams Corner, Dorchester

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, the North End, and South Boston
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    TOURISM, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Dorchester
    East Boston
    North End
    South Boston
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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 2

Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roxbury, the South End, and Brighton.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings and more.

On the first day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 1 p.m. - Codman Square, Dorchester
  • 1:45 p.m. - Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
  • 2:30 p.m. - J.P. Monument, Jamaica Plain
  • 3:30 p.m. - Brigham Circle, Mission Hill
  • 4:15 p.m. - Bolling Building, Roxbury
  • 5:30 p.m. - Blackstone Square, South End
  • 6:45 p.m. - Oak Square, Brighton

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

  • 1:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Dorchester, Jamaica Plan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, South End, and Brighton
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    TOURISM, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • Neighborhood:
    Brighton
    Dorchester
    Jamaica Plain
    Mission Hill
    Roxbury
    South End
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2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 1

On the first day of the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour, Boston continues the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees in Mattapan, Readville, and West Roxbury.

For the 25th year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, and includes visits with Santa, tree lightings, and more.

On the first day of the 2021 Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, the trolley will be stopping at the following locations:

  • 5:30 p.m. - Mattapan Square, Mattapan
  • 6:15 p.m. - Wolcott Square, Readville
  • 7 p.m. - Hastings Street Lot, Centre Street, West Roxbury

To learn more about the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings, and view the full, three-day schedule, visit the 2021 Enchanted Trolley Tour page.

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Bike to Work Day Festival 2020

Reason for cancellation: We are postponing this year's festival. We hope to have a new date soon!

Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival celebrates National Bike to Work Day and is our way of saying, “Thanks for riding your bike today.” We think it’s important to celebrate everyone who rides in Boston, and we want to make it fun for experienced and new bike commuters.

* Please note that this year Boston's National Bike to Work Day Festival celebration has been moved to Pemberton Square.

On Bike to Work Day, you can join a commuter convoy as it rides through one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area. These convoys are guided by experienced ride leaders and follow a fixed schedule and route. Everyone finishes together at Pemberton Square! Because you rode your bike, you’ll get a free breakfast and coffee amid an expo at Pemberton Square. Join a convoy, or just show up for the fun at Pemberton Square. Going to work after the event is optional.

Registration is free but it ends on Tuesday, May 12, at 5 p.m. We encourage you to register so we know to expect you. It will also help us ensure that we have enough food and free t-shirts for everyone. Breakfast is only for cyclists, so please be prepared to show us your bike, helmet, or Bluebikes key.


More Bike to Work info

Want to help out as a convoy leader? Want to exhibit at the event?

  • 7:00am - 9:00am
  • 1 Pemberton Square
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Daniela Sanchez Zamora
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Brighton
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Dorchester
    Downtown
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    Mission Hill
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    South Boston
    South End
    West End
    West Roxbury
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Children's Winter Festival 2022

The Children's Winter Festival returns to the Boston Common!

Looking for some fun and free activities during Boston Public Schools February school vacation week?

Join us on Thursday, February 24, from 11 a.m - 2 p.m on the Boston Common for our annual Children's Winter Festival! Hosted by Mayor Michelle Wu and the Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, this is the perfect afternoon activity for kids of all ages.

This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, crafts, and much more! This event is FREE and open to all. Make sure to dress warmly!

For more information, please call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at 617-635-4505 or email parks@boston.gov

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Boston Common
    Parade Ground (Corner of Beacon and Charles Street)
    Boston, MA 02111
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Shannon Murphy
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Brighton
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Dorchester
    Downtown
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    Mission Hill
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    South Boston
    South End
    West End
    West Roxbury
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2021 Copley Square Tree Lighting

Please join us in celebrating our annual tree lighting at Copley Square.

The City of Boston, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting starting at 5 p.m.  

This free event will feature appearances by Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer along with musical performances by vocalist Ackeem Hill, the Boston Children’s Chorus, the Boston Pops Esplanade Brass Ensemble, and Berklee College of Music’s own Esperanza Delgado.

Additional support provided by AT&T Mobility and H.P. Hood, LLC. Light refreshments provided by H.P. Hood, LLC. Event production partners include Boston Properties, Encore Global, and Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Other 2021 holiday celebrations hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department include the lighting of the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park on the Boston Harbor waterfront November 22, the lighting of the ship in Martin’s Park at the Children’s Wharf Harborwalk on November 27, and the Boston Common Tree Lighting followed by the lighting of the trees on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall on December 2. The arrival of Boston’s official 2021 Christmas tree, a 48-foot white spruce tree donated by L’Arche Cape Breton of Orangedale, Nova Scotia, will be celebrated on Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on November 18.  

Visit the Boston Parks programming page or call 617-635-4505 for more information.

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Employment and Resource Job Fair

Learn about local opportunities and get a professional headshot taken on-site. 

Join us Thursday, October 24 for a CORI friendly job fair hosted by the City of Boston's Office of Returning Citizens. 

Employers attending:

  • NECAT (New England Center for Arts and Technology)
  • Dorchester Bay
  • Duane Wrecking 
  • People Ready
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • BFIT (Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology)
  • Volunteers of America (Veterans)
  • IBEW Local 7 (Electricians)
  • and many more!

 

Sponsors:

  • City of Boston
  • Office of Returning Citizens
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • Suffolk County Sheriff's Department
  • MassHire
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • 650 Dudley Street
    Boston, MA 02125
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Office of Returning Citizens
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Brighton
    Charlestown
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Dorchester
    Downtown
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    Mission Hill
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    South Boston
    South End
    West End
    West Roxbury
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Fall Crafts Fair

Stop by BCYF Paris Street Community Center on November 16 and check out the crafts!

BCYF Paris Street Community Center is hosting a Fall Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16. In addition to great local crafts there will be food, door prizes and more. While you're there, check out all the center has to offer and see the plans for the renovation of BCYF Paris Street Pool across the street!

Are you a Boston crafts person who wants to host a table? Call Elaine at the center at 617-635-5125.

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Mattapan Square Pop Up Plaza

Experience a street transformed into additional pedestrian space in Mattapan Sq on Sunday July 28th

Join the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) and the Solomon Foundation in partnership with #MattapanLove for the Mattapan Square Pop-Up Plaza. We hope the pop-up in front of a local favorite, Brothers Deli & Restaurant, will be a space for the community to play, gather, and connect.  The plaza will be up from 12 pm to 6 pm. Feel free to come in and out of the space, stop by for a quick look or sit down and enjoy.

 

We are excited to be a #MattapanLove collaborator this summer! #MattapanLove is a series of community events sponsored by Boston's Food Forest, Farmer's Collaborative, Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council and Ideal Mixer. The purpose is to promote Mattapan as a destination and activate vacant spaces with art & culture with events in Ryan Park on July 28th and August 18th. Visit linktr.ee/mattapan.love for more information.

 

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Open Newbury Street

Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston invite you to experience a car-free Newbury Street.

On July 14, August 25, and September 15, 2019 shoppers, diners and pedestrians can explore new restaurants, local boutiques, and international brands — or rediscover your favorite Newbury Street gems on a street transformed and free of cars. Find meaning in the melodies of local musicians, challenge your friends to an outdoor game, or simply stroll along enjoying the festive atmosphere of Open Newbury Street. Celebrate Newbury Street, a uniquely treasured place in the heart of Boston.

HOW TO GET THERE

There are multiple MBTA stations in the vicinity of Newbury Street including Arlington, Copley and Hynes on the Green Line and Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and commuter rail. Ride your bike to Newbury Street and lock it to bike corrals stationed throughout the event. Take BlueBikes and dock at stations located throughout Back Bay. Multiple parking garages are located in the Copley Square area south of Boylston Street.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Newbury Street will be car-free from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. The intersections of Exeter Street, Fairfield Street, Gloucester Street and Hereford Street will be car-free with the remainder of the intersections open to traffic for public safety access. Parking will be restricted beginning at 5 am.

BUSINESS PARTICIPATION

The City of Boston encourages all businesses to take part in Open Newbury Street by activating outdoor spaces and taking advantage of the reclaimed public space. All outdoor activations are restricted only to those businesses that have brick and mortar locations on Newbury Street. If you are representing a business that is located on Newbury Street and would like set up an event outside, please fill out the online form or contact Jacob Wessel at jacob.wessel@boston.gov or 617-635-0025. We are excited to hear about what you're planning and look forward to helping make this year's Open Newbury Street days successful for your business!

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