50+ new programs coming this summer throughout The Greenway for residents, workers, and visitors to enjoy

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy announced the Rediscover The Greenway Programmatic Series, a collection of 50+ new programs for the 2021 Greenway Season supported and funded by the Greenway Business Improvement District (BID).

“We are delighted to partner with the Greenway BID on this new programmatic series,” said Greenway Conservancy Executive Director Chris Cook. “We look forward to bringing a diverse new series of performances and live music throughout the park to create a joyful gathering space for visitors, residents, and returning office workers.”

Rediscover The Greenway will both activate the downtown core as workers and tourists return to Boston, and support community arts activations that will bring people together in support of organizations that have had a very difficult year. Through a boosted engagement and events program, the Conservancy and BID will enliven The Greenway and bring vibrancy to Boston’s downtown as our city continues to safely reopen.

“There is no doubt that the downtown public realm is improved by thoughtful, accessible placemaking that enhances and enlivens shared spaces like The Greenway,” said Rick Dimino, Executive Director of the Greenway BID and President and CEO of A Better City. “These exciting outdoor programs and additional amenities supported by BID enhancements funding are a demonstration of our collective dedication to fostering an attractive and vibrant experience in the BID district for workers, residents, and visitors alike.”

Tuesday Tunes Unwind with free concerts every Tuesday
  • Lunchtime performances at Dewey Square Park, curated by AfroDesiaCity, mid-August through October, 12p-1p
  • Youth Music & Movement sessions at the Rings Fountain, by Boston Music Project, August, 4p-5p

Wandering Wednesdays
Explore all 1.5 miles of The Greenway with performances that move every week.
  • Lunchtime performances with a new location weekly, curated by the Boston Music Project, mid-August through October, 12p-1p

Takeout Thursdays
Grab a meal and enjoy your park with music and movies.
  • Lunchtime performances at Dewey Square Park by Berklee College of Music students, mid-August through October, 12p-1p
  • After work performances at Chin Park play sessions, curated by Pao Arts Center, August, 5p-6p
  • Evening movies at Dewey Square Park, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 in partnership with the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment

Lion Dances
Celebrate Chinatown, with Lion Dance performances parading through the streets in a new weekly tradition weekly on Saturdays from mid-July through September in Auntie Kay & Uncle Frank Chin Park. These events are possible with the support of Chinatown Main Street, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, the Chinatown Business Association, and the City of Boston.

Details on the musicians, artists, and movie selections will be available on the Greenway Conservancy’s website. Additional programming will likely be added, including likely caroling programs in December in partnership with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.

In addition to these programmatic initiatives, the Greenway BID has funded new sets of park-grade tables, chairs, and umbrellas for parkwide along The Greenway. These additional amenities will welcome residents, visitors, and downtown workers to gather and unwind.

Reflecting a commitment to making thoughtful enhancements along the entirety of The Greenway, abutting property owners who serve as members of the Greenway BID provided and leveraged enhancement funds to make these programmatic initiatives and placemaking improvements possible. The Greenway BID plays an essential role in supporting an appealing, accessible, and vibrant experience for all that visit The Greenway to gather, play, unwind, and explore.

The Greenway Conservancy is committed to the safety of all visitors, staff, and partners on The Greenway. Programs are weather-dependent, will follow all current COVID-19 guidelines, and may be rescheduled.