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Circle The City

Thank you!

Circle The City events were held in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Thank you to all who made Circle The City events so inspiring and festive. We are grateful for the efforts of former Circle The City Coordinators Olawumi Akinwumi and Jessica Parsons for launching this initiative in Boston and the many community partners, city officials, vendors and residents for their support and participation.

It was quite a day on Sunday, September 28, when a 1.5 mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue was closed to traffic and opened to people–thousands of people! “There were a hundred ways to move,” noted attendee Bill Nigreen, a member of the Conservancy’s Stewardship Council, marveling at the breadth of activities. From bikes and tennis and Double Dutch to music, dance and drumming, the street was alive with people coming together to share in all the event had to offer.


There are over 80 documented Open Streets projects in the U.S. alone that are sparking discussion around the role of streets and this way to engage new audiences in existing, but temporarily transformed, public space.  Circle The City offered a unique opportunity to safely enjoy the streets and explore new neighborhoods and parks.


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