BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The City of Boston is welcoming back workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy the arrival of spring with an all-day party stretching through downtown Wednesday.
The Boston Blooms Block Party is an effort to help bring customers back to downtown Boston and help out small businesses and food trucks as they work to recover from the pandemic. It's hosted by the city in partnership with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and the Greenway Business Improvement District.
The event begins in the Greenway with live music and a breakfast food truck. It next heads to Dewey Square at 11:30 a.m. for more live music and food trucks along with a plant giveaway by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and performances sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.
Cus Campbell played trombone in the band playing at the Greenway and told WBZ's James Rojas he was excited to play for a crowd in the nice weather.
"We've got a full band later," Campbell said. "We're trying to get people off their feet, especially at lunchtime when the weather gets nice."
Festivities will then move to Downtown Crossing at 4 p.m. where Democracy Brewing will host a beer garden. Other activities in the area include lawn games, more live musical performances, a mural and photobooth crew, along with another plant giveaway. The event will end at 8 p.m.
Brian Reidy, the owner of North American Catering, said the event is a great way for food trucks to show off to the city all of the food they have to offer.
"Mayor Wu and her council have given food trucks a lot of ability to sample the food to the city," he said. "So we're giving away fries and coffee this afternoon."
The event is meant to be a kick-off for a series of programs sponsored by the city in Downtown Boston that will run throughout the summer.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.