Circle the City: Connecting People to Parks

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Move Dorchester

Circle The City, “Boston’s first Open Streets initiative connecting people to parks,” is launching on June 24, July 15 and August 5, 2012! Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness,  LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition, and the City of Boston as we walk, bike, dance and roll on open, car-free streets in and between our parks. Circle The City  is free to people of all ages and will feature Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, the Southwest Corridor Park, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Through creating safe, car-free public space on selected streets, we are celebrating the opportunity to get out and play together.

June 24, 2012, 1 to 5 p.m.

Franklin Park kick-off featuring free activities for people of all ages and a live performance of the Boston POPS Brass Ensemble

July 15, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk, bike, roll and play with us on Open Streets! Featuring a car-free corridor between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond.

August 5, 2012, 10a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebrate the city with us along the Rose Kennedy Greenway!  Featuring a car-free corridor along the downtown waterfront.

Dorchester Event Schedule:

1:00 – 4:00pm  Giant Kickball Game with Hike4Life

1:00 – 4:00pm Youth Street Hockey -Boston Bruins

1:00 – 4:00pm  Tennis Clinic - Franklin Park Tennis Association 
1:00 – 4:00pm  Open Basketball Courts
2:00 – 4:00pm  Super Soccer Stars Soccer
Music with a bike-powered generator!
1:00 – 2:00  Marcos Santos and Grooversity drumming
2:15 – 3:15  Afrika Gente Band with Cornell Coley 3:30  Mayor Menino and the Circle The City team


Get Moving 

10:00  Common Boston presents a 5-mile walking tour of the Emerald Necklace.
1:00 – 2:00  Personal Best Fitness Coaching
1:00 – 4:00  Big Brothers Big Sisters Frisbee Golf
1:30 – 2:30  Yoga and Interpretive Historic Walking Tour with Adrienne Sharigian
1:30 – 3:30  Fitness Walks – BPHC NeighborWalk andWalkBoston
1:00 – 4:00  Women’s fitness clinic with Weights and Exercise with Karna Fitness 

1:00 – 6:00  Bike Valet with MassBike
1:00 – 4:00  Free bikes, rodeo and learn-to-ride with Boston Bikes

1:30, 2:30, 3:30 Bike tours of Franklin Park
1:00 – 4:00  Bikes Not Bombs Pedal Powered Generator
2:00 – 4:00  Ride The Necklace with Common Boston (Meet at Boston Common, registration in advance)
2:00 – 4:00  Bike tour with veteran Boston cyclist Jessica Mink (Meet at Bike area)

Kids Activities
1:00 – 2:00  Boston Climate Action Network Skit
1:00 – 4:00  Energy and Environment – Museum of Science
1:00 – 4:00  Boston Fire Department Obstacle Course
1:00 – 4:00  Activities with the Boston Nature Center 
1:00 – 4:00  Sun Printing and ART with the MFA 
1:00 – 4:00  Tibetan Sticks Game with Acropolis Boston
1:00 – 4:00  Face Painting and Hula Hooping
1:00 – 4:00  Kites with Blue Hill Observatory
1:00 – 4:00  US EPA and Federal Partners

AND on the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park stage …
4:00 – 5:30  The
Boston Pops Brass Ensemble live performance!

1:00 – 4:00  Farmers’ Market with The Food Project
PLUS Lobsta Love and Grilled Cheese Nation Food Trucks and other treat


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