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Boston’s Circle The City, an Open Streets initiative connecting people to parks, will launch this summer on three Sundays: June 24, July 15 and August 5. Featuring free activities for all ages that promote healthy, active living, Circle The City will draw people out of their homes and cars and onto safe, car-free streets to walk, bike, roll, play and celebrate some of our greatest urban resources—our parks.
A 2012 Urban Signature Project of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, Circle The City Circle The City is a collaborative venture of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition and the City of Boston. Demonstrating an innovative model connecting conservation and recreation, Circle The City will serve as a national leader for exemplifying healthy living in the city and improved accessibility to urban green spaces.
Circle The City events this summer will highlight Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the Southwest Corridor Park and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
1. Sunday, June 24th, 1-5pm: Franklin Park Kick-off
Circle The City launches with a kick-off event in Franklin Park! Free activities for all ages will include:
- Fitness and Yoga classes, Zumba and Hula Hooping
- Street Hockey clinics with the Boston Bruins and Bruins Defenseman Andrew Ference. Pre-register here for these clinics.
- Bikes and instruction with Boston Bikes
- Kids’ art and nature activities with the Boston Nature Center and Museum of Science
- Walks and bike rides
- Kickball, Basketball, Frisbee golf, Tennis
- Healthy Food Trucks
- Kite Flying
- Music and dance performances
- A 4pm concert with the Boston POPS Brass Ensemble
Common Boston will also co-sponsor two exciting CTC activities Please pre-register here.
- 10am: Join Alan Banks of the National Park Service for a 5-mile walk of the Emerald Necklace from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Visitor Center to Franklin Park.
- 2pm: Join Laurie Pessah of Toole Design Group for a 2-hour bike ride from Boston Common to Franklin Park.
2. Sunday, July 15th, 11am-4pm:
Car-Free Corridor between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond
Circle The City will feature a car-free corridor between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond. Come out and walk, bike, roll and play with us on Open Streets!
3. Sunday, August 5th, 10am-1pm:
Car-Free Corridor along Rose Kennedy Greenway
Circle The City will feature a car-free corridor along the Rose Kennedy Greenway downtown. Come out and celebrate the city with us along the Greenway!
All Circle The City events will include free live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, Farmer’s Markets, bike clinics, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, roller skating, hula hooping, and countless other opportunities to have fun on the streets and in the parks. Join us as we walk, bike, roll, play and celebrate together on June 24th, July 15th and August 5th!
Circle The City is currently recruiting programming and other volunteers, as well as non-food vendors for all three events!
If you are interested in offering an engaging performance, fitness, yoga or dance class, art activity, kids activity or something else that is active and fun, click here.
If you are interested in volunteering at the events or in our outreach efforts prior to the events, click here.
To apply to be a non-food vendor in Franklin Park for the June 24th and/or July 15th events!, click here.
For further information, please email Jessica Parsons, Circle The City Project Manager at [email protected].
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