Surveying The Summer on The Greenway
From the return of splash pads where people can unwind on hot summer days, to the new public art activations and screening of movies where people can gather to enjoy and discuss shared experiences - summer is in full swing on The Greenway. While there is much to survey and explore along the 1.5 miles of the park that connects our downtown neighborhoods and fosters connections within our city, we’re also eager to hear about your experience with The Greenway and ask you to participate in our 2022 Greenway BID stakeholder survey.

We’re hoping that you will complete this short survey (should only a few minutes to complete!) to help us understand how our membership uses The Greenway, learn more about your current impressions of the park, and inform future enhancement spending in support of bettering the park for all. 
This survey is a follow-up from when we last polled BID members, property managers, and tenants in 2019 – you can find a high-level overview of our findings here. Your responses this year will help us to establish a benchmark of how Greenway BID stakeholders like you view the park outside their properties as well as the park system overall.
Everything that happens on The Greenway and the future of this special piece of the public realm benefits from the support of Greenway BID members and its Board of Directors. By sharing your experience with the park, you’re helping us to engage in thoughtful planning and placemaking, consensus building, and civic engagement that is critical for the future vibrancy of The Greenway, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth.

North Meadow on The Greenway Reaches Completion 
North Meadow on The Greenway is now complete, and will come online June 24 as Boston’s newest park space. Please be on the lookout for an email from us over the coming weeks sharing more details about the ribbon cutting.  
Greenway Conservancy News & Events
‘Breathe Life Together’ Mural Block Party – June 25
Free and open to all, the Breathe Life Together Block Party will feature a pop-up roller rink, free skate rentals, live music, performances, DJs, painting, and food trucks to celebrate and activate Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs’ mural Breathe Life Together. Through this activation and celebration, the Conservancy and partners aim to cultivate an accessible, collective public space of joy, care, sustenance, and belonging that centers and supports diverse communities, families, and youth from across Boston.
Read more about the event and the art installation in the Boston Globe - When a mural is a mirror: In Dewey Square, Rob ‘ProBlak’ Gibbs pays tribute to youth around the city.
Boston Calling Block Parties
The Boston Calling Block Party Series at Dewey Square on The Greenway take place in the heart of the city, giving Bostonians the chance to get outside and enjoy live music paired with several beer selections.
In addition to great local music artists, attendees will be able to play various lawn games such as bean bag toss and kick back to enjoy a beverage in an Adirondack chair. Boston Calling’s Block Party Series is presented by Miller Lite. Each party will have refreshments available for purchase; fans must be 21+ to enter.
Private Events: Bring your department, company, or party to the beautiful Greenway and leave the workday behind by reserving the Dewey Garden Room, the private party space for groups at the Boston Calling Block Parties. If you are interested in reserving the space for an event or company outing, please fill out this form.

Science on the Screen movie nights
On June 16, the Conservancy hosted the first “Science on the Screen” event of a series in partnership with the Coolidge Corner Theater. Upcoming events include ‘Tremors’ on July 13 and ‘Fast Five’ on August 10. Read more from Coolidge Corner Theater and in the Boston Globe

2022 Greenway Fitness Season
The Conservancy invites you to stretch and unwind on The Greenway this year through FREE fitness classes across the park every Monday through Friday, with additional classes taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. This year offers a range of options including yoga, zumba, HIIT, bodyweight circuit, and labyrinth walking; there’s truly something from everyone!
Check out the full schedule here

Gala on The Greenway & Glow in the Park 
Thank you for helping make this year’s Gala on The Greenway and Glow in the Park events the most successful ever! The 500 revelers who attended these events helped to raise a record sums to support the Conservancy’s stewardship, operations, and programming of The Greenway. This year, The Greenway’s beloved Rings Fountain served as a stunning centerpiece for this unforgettable outdoor cocktail party where Mayor Michelle Wu was the featured honoree.
The support of these events, along with the ongoing support of the Greenway BID, helps to ensure The Greenway will continue to be a vibrant gathering place that showcases public art, enthralling performances, film screenings, food trucks, drinkeries, markets, and more to draw people back to downtown and re-energize the city.
***Images courtesy of the Greenway Conservancy, City of Boston Mayor's Office, and Hills3 Studio***
As always, we sincerely appreciate your support and dedication to The Greenway and the Greenway BID. If you have any questions or feedback on this newsletter, please contact Tom Ryan at [email protected].