Family-friendly, pedestrian-focused event is expanding to Hyde Park, in addition to existing five neighborhoods.

Mayor Michelle Wu recently announced six Open Streets events, including once again East Boston for the popular car-free event series earlier in the year. Similar to years past, more than a mile will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to create room for community and play. The half-day events will allow local businesses to expand into the street, and to safely make space for music, games, bicycling, community tabling, and more. This year, Open Streets will be in Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, East Boston, and Allston-Brighton, with events throughout late spring, summer, and early fall.

These pedestrian-focused events build on Mayor Wu’s commitment to re-imagining our streets and making Boston the best city in the country for families.

“Over the last two years, we have seen Open Streets events transform public streets into shared community spaces where residents can experience the full liveliness of our neighborhoods and small businesses can be supported,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “We’re thrilled to keep this going this year.”

The timing of the Open Streets series has been extended from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year, streets will close to vehicular traffic at 9:00 a.m. and reopen at 6:00 p.m.

“Expanding our Open Streets events gives residents more opportunities to explore new neighborhoods in their city,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets. “Open Streets bring neighborhoods together to enjoy a safe, fun environment for walking, biking, and recreation.”

“Open Streets events are a wonderful opportunity for Boston residents to support small businesses and enjoy their neighborhoods,” said Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion. “I appreciate the Mayor and colleagues across the Administration, our partners in the field, and the women- and BIPOC-led businesses helping to grow the number of safe and successful Open Streets events.”

This year’s Open Streets dates are as follows:

Sunday, May 5, 2024 - Dorchester
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - Roxbury
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - Jamaica Plain
Sunday, August 11, 2024 - Hyde Park
Sunday, September 15, 2024 - East Boston
Sunday, October 20, 2024 - Allston-Brighton