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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.

2019-11-16T11:00:00 - 2019-11-16T15:00:00
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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.

 

2019-07-28T12:00:00 - 2019-07-28T18:00:00
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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!

2019-08-25T10:00:00 - 2019-08-25T18:00:00
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Day Square Pop-Up Plaza

Experience a temporary pedestrian plaza demonstration in East Boston's Day Square

Join the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) and the Solomon Foundation for the Day Square Pop-Up Plaza. We hope this plaza helps to show the community the possibilities for future public space possibilities in Day Square and the rest of East Boston. The plaza will be up from 10 am to 6 pm with programming scheduled throughout the day. Feel free to come in and out of the space and also just hang out and bring lunch to enjoy in the space.

(programming pending)

2019-07-19T10:00:00 - 2019-07-19T18:00:00
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Austin Street Pop-Up Plaza

Experience a street transformed into a pedestrian plaza on Wedensday July 17th

Join the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), the Boston Transportation Department, WalkBoston, and the Solomon Foundation for the Austin St. Pop-Up Plaza. We hope to demonstrate the possibilities for enhanced public space for seating and activities in Charlestown's Thompson Square. The plaza will be up from 10 am to 8 pm with programming scheduled throughout the day. Feel free to come in and out of the space and also just hang out and bring lunch to enjoy in the space.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm- Age-Friendly Summer Sidewalk Series Events (organized by the Age Strong Commission)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm- Games out on the Plaza
6:00 pm- BPD Ice Cream Truck (Free)

(more programing pending)

2019-07-17T10:00:00 - 2019-07-17T20:00:00
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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!

2019-07-14T10:00:00 - 2019-07-14T18:00:00
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Canceled:
Boston Bubble Festival 2020

Reason for cancellation: Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, join us Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., as bubbles fill the air with fun over Boston Common.

The celebration will include giant floating bubble demonstrations from various bubble performers, a DJ, live entertainment, giveaways, and more.

For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505This event is weather dependent.

2020-05-30T11:00:00 - 2020-05-30T13:00:00
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Boston-Kyoto Tree Planting and Festival

the Rotary Clubs of Kyoto South and Boston #7 invite you the international friendship ceremony at which a Japanese Stewartia tree will be planted in the Boston Public Garden.

In 2019 Boston and Kyoto, Japan will celebrate our 60th Anniversary as Sister Cities. Signed in 1959, Kyoto is Boston’s first Sister City. To celebrate the 60th anniversary, the Rotary Clubs of Kyoto South and Boston #7 invite you the international friendship ceremony at which a Japanese Stewartia tree will be planted in the Boston Public Garden.

MOre event information

This is a rain or shine event. The celebrations will continue at the Japan Festival happening in the Boston Common on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

  • 10:00am
  • 4 Charles Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Sarah Delude
  • 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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2019-04-27T10:00:00
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Bike to Work Day Festival 2019

On May 17, we’ll host a party for cyclists at City Hall and make it fun for you to meet your neighbors and get here by bike.

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.

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 City Hall Plaza! Because you rode your bike, you’ll get a free breakfast and coffee amid an expo at City Hall Plaza. Join a convoy, or just show up for the fun at City Hall Plaza. Going to work after the event is optional.

Registration is free and encouraged 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.

Register now


More Bike to Work info

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

Bike To Work Day details

  • 7:00am - 9:00am
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Tristan Djaafar
  • 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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2019-05-17T07:00:00 - 2019-05-17T09:00:00
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Fairy House Building

LET'S BUILD A FAIRY HOUSE! Ever wonder were fairies like Tinkerbell or Cinderella's Fairy godmother live? Fairy houses of course!

WHAT ARE FAIRY HOUSES?

Fairy houses are small structures for fairies and woodland creatures to live in. These whimsical habitats are build by children, families, gardeners, and nature lovers alike. 

Fairy house building is a fun and creative activity for children that encourages kids to go outside and connect with the natural world, in an environmentally friendly way. 

Not sure how to make a fairy house? Don't worry, members of the Mayor's Mural Crew have come up with step-by-step instructions of how to create your very own fairy house. 

This free, family event will feature:
  • outdoor nature play
  • storytelling, and
  • Fairy House Building.

Children are invited to wear their favorite fairy and elf costumes to encourage their tiny guests to alight in Franklin Park. Natural materials will be provided, but everyone is  welcome to explore their surroundings to find natural elements, including sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses.

Schoolmaster Hill is located on Circuit Drive between the William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse and Shattuck Hospital. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505, or visit the Parks website.

2022-04-21T10:00:00 - 2022-04-21T12:00:00
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