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19th annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series coming to local parks

Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 19th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 25 to July 11.  

"Our Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents the opportunity to come out and spend time in their neighborhood parks and playgrounds, while meeting and talking to City representatives about issues that matter to them, their family, and their community," said Mayor Walsh. "I encourage residents to stop by to chat and enjoy a morning outdoors with coffee, snacks, and flowers from our Parks Department greenhouses."

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services.

Image for mayor martin walsh spoke to mattapan residents during a neighborhood coffee hour

All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the City's greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prizes from Dunkin' Donuts. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.  

All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh's 2018 Neighborhood Coffee hours are below. Locations are weather permitting, unless otherwise noted. Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park openings are also noted.

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505 or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

All Neighborhood Coffee Hour events

April - May

Wednesday, April 25
Martin Playground

95 Myrtlebank Avenue, Dorchester

Tuesday, May 1
Titus Sparrow Park

75 West Rutland Square, South End

Thursday, May 3
LoPresti Park
33 Sumner Street, East Boston

Tuesday, May 8
Adams Park (9 a.m. - 10 a.m.)

4225 Washington Street, Roslindale

Wednesday, May 9
Winthrop Square

55 Winthrop Street, Charlestown

Thursday, May 17
Flaherty Park

130 B Street, South Boston

Late May - June

Thursday, May 24
Commonwealth Ave. Mall

15P Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay
(Between Arlington and Berkeley Streets)

Wednesday, May 30
Iacono Playground

150 Readville Street, Hyde Park

Thursday, May 31
Mozart Street Playground

10 Mozart Street, Jamaica Plain

Tuesday, June 12
Fenway Victory Gardens

20 Park Drive, Fenway

Tuesday, June 19
Ronan Park

92 Mt. Ida Road, Dorchester

Wednesday, June 20
Elliot Norton Park

295 Tremont Street, Bay Village/Chinatown

Late June - July

Thursday, June 21
Brighton Common

30 Chestnut Hill Ave, Allston/Brighton

Tuesday, June 26
Almont Park

40 Almont Street, Mattapan

Thursday, June 28
Christopher Columbus Park

110 Atlantic Avenue, North End

Tuesday, July 10
Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot

369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury

Wednesday, July 11
Gertrude Howes Playground

68 Moreland Street, Roxbury

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