BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced three new Open Streets events Thursday.
Boston's Open Streets program will close three streets to motor vehicle traffic on three different weekends in the upcoming months:
- Sunday, July 10: Centre Street - Lamartine to Soldier's Monument (Centre & South)
- Saturday, August 6: Grove Hall - Dudley Street to Warren Avenue
- Saturday, September 24: Dorchester Avenue - Freeport Street to Gallivan Boulevard
Each event will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will let residents take part in activities on car-free streets, including music, games, face-painting, business and community group tabling, fitness classes, bicycle repairs and more.
"It is so freeing where the kids can just scooter down, or ride their bikes, or run around, and you don't have to worry about a thing except for taking in all the community that's there," said Mayor Wu. "The fun, the music, the offerings all the small businesses have."
Wu also announced a pilot initiative called Copley Connect, which will have the block between Copley Square Park and the Boston Public Library shut down to motor vehicle traffic and open to pedestrians from Tuesday, June 7 to Friday, June 17. It will offer food trucks, programming from the Boston Public Library, performances, as well as various activities for children and families.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports.