City planning ‘Boston Blooms Block Party’ for Wednesday, April 13

City planning ‘Boston Blooms Block Party’ for Wednesday, April 13

Plans include coffee, music, food and a pop-up beer garden

Boston is preparing to host a block party aimed at welcoming workers, visitors and residents of the city’s neighborhoods to enjoy spring downtown without pandemic-related restrictions.The Boston Blooms Block Party is scheduled to take place throughout the day on Wednesday, along Summer and Winter Streets between South Station and Downtown Crossing. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the event will include free coffee, entertainment, a pop-up beer garden, plant giveaways and food trucks.During an announcement Monday, Wu characterized the event as a “big reopening celebration” involving efforts coordinated among the city, businesses and other downtown organizations. “We wanted to come together and remind everyone just how special it is when we can all bump into each other, support our small businesses and enjoy being together in person across our city,” Wu said. Wu and members of her administration said the event is aimed at helping local businesses and restoring a sense of togetherness that was prevented by COVID-19 restrictions. “As that foot traffic dropped, our businesses have struggled to keep going, and we’ve lost out on our sense of community,” Wu said. “Our downtown area is finally reopening for business for pleasure and everything in between,” said Segun Idowu, Boston’s Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion.Boston Blooms Schedule:7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Music & breakfast food truck (North American Catering), hosted by the Greenway Conservancy and Greenway BIDFree coffee, hosted by Downtown BIDMusic by Fabiola Mendez and Dephrase11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.Music & food trucks at Dewey Square hosted by the Greenway ConservancyPerformance by JunkMusic, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & CulturePlant giveaways, hosted by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Downtown BIDStreet Theory- 2 Walls, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture4 p.m. – 8 p.m.Beer Garden at Downtown Crossing hosted by Democracy Brewing and Downtown BIDLawn Games, hosted by Downtown BIDPerformances by Oompa, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & CultureMural crew and photobooth, hosted by Boston Parks & RecreationPlant giveaway, hosted by Boston Parks & RecreationPerformance by OrigiNation

Boston is preparing to host a block party aimed at welcoming workers, visitors and residents of the city’s neighborhoods to enjoy spring downtown without pandemic-related restrictions.

The Boston Blooms Block Party is scheduled to take place throughout the day on Wednesday, along Summer and Winter Streets between South Station and Downtown Crossing. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the event will include free coffee, entertainment, a pop-up beer garden, plant giveaways and food trucks.

During an announcement Monday, Wu characterized the event as a “big reopening celebration” involving efforts coordinated among the city, businesses and other downtown organizations.

“We wanted to come together and remind everyone just how special it is when we can all bump into each other, support our small businesses and enjoy being together in person across our city,” Wu said.

Wu and members of her administration said the event is aimed at helping local businesses and restoring a sense of togetherness that was prevented by COVID-19 restrictions.

“As that foot traffic dropped, our businesses have struggled to keep going, and we’ve lost out on our sense of community,” Wu said.

“Our downtown area is finally reopening for business for pleasure and everything in between,” said Segun Idowu, Boston’s Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion.


Boston Blooms Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

  • Music & breakfast food truck (North American Catering), hosted by the Greenway Conservancy and Greenway BID
  • Free coffee, hosted by Downtown BID
  • Music by Fabiola Mendez and Dephrase

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Music & food trucks at Dewey Square hosted by the Greenway Conservancy
  • Performance by JunkMusic, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture
  • Plant giveaways, hosted by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Downtown BID
  • Street Theory- 2 Walls, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Beer Garden at Downtown Crossing hosted by Democracy Brewing and Downtown BID
  • Lawn Games, hosted by Downtown BID
  • Performances by Oompa, hosted by Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture
  • Mural crew and photobooth, hosted by Boston Parks & Recreation
  • Plant giveaway, hosted by Boston Parks & Recreation
  • Performance by OrigiNation