Copley Connect Temporarily Closes Off Part of Dartmouth Street

 The City of Boston and Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) are now partnering for Copley Connect – a 10-day pilot that launched Tuesday, which opens Dartmouth Street between Copley Square Park and the Boston Public Library to pedestrians while closing it to motor vehicle traffic.

The street will be closed to vehicles every day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. until Friday, June 17 to study the future use of Dartmouth Street between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue.

During this time, this area of Dartmouth Street will host numerous activities for the public to enjoy, including food trucks, programming from the Boston Public Library, and performances, as well as various activities for youth and families. Events there will include  the Mobile Makers pop-up a youth design and skill-building workshop – on Sunday, June 12, at 10 a.m.; Family Zumba on Sunday, June 12, at  3:30 p.m.; Donna Summer Disco Party on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., and the Juneteenth Chalk Art on Friday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m.; and the Farmers Market on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

This pilot imitative will “unify and complement planned initiatives and investments into Copley Square Park and the Public Library’s Plaza,” according to  the BPDA, which has committed $200,000 to public realm and wayfinding planning in Copley Square, as part of the Winthrop Square project mitigation. Visit https://tinyurl.com/TBS-copleyconnect for more information

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