Eat, drink, and play lawn games on the Greenway at ‘Glow in the Park’

The Greenway Conservancy’s annual party returns this month.

A photo of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
A photo of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. –Matt Conti

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Not even a decade ago, the Rose Kennedy Greenway rose from the ashes of the Central Artery following the completion of the Big Dig. Now, it’s one of the prettiest green spaces in Boston, and, as the weekly Boston Calling block parties have proved, the perfect place to spend a warm summer night.

The Greenway Conservancy looks to maintain the momentum with their second annual Glow in the Park party on Friday, June 17, from 7-11 p.m. The event is hosted by the Conservancy’s Young Leaders program, and will feature lawn games from Social Boston Sports and live music by Legends of Summer and popular T violinist Vivian Luo.

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Tickets are $95 in advance ($85 for Boston.com readers who use the promo code BDCGlow on the event website), and $115 the day of the event. A ticket buys you all-you-can-eat and drink, with beverages from Sam Adams, wine from 90+ cellars, and dinner from popular Greenway food trucks like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Chicken & Rice Guys available.

A photo of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
A photo of Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. —Matt Conti

“As we launched our Young Leaders program we wanted to punctuate it with the quintessential Greenway event — food, drinks, live music, photo booth, lawn games, an afterparty, and more — all in support of the non-profit Greenway Conservancy,” said Elana Price, who manages membership for the Conservancy. “Last year’s event sold out of 300 tickets and this year we’ve made the event even better.”

Attendees also receive a one-year membership in the Greenway Young Leaders, which, according to Price, comes with access to an additional 4-6 free events over the course of the year, including a VIP Boston Calling Block Party in Dewey Square.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to supporting the Conservancy, a nonprofit established in 2004, first to strategically guide the vision for the park, then to raise funds for an endowment and operations. The park now operates under a 50-50 public/private funding model, where every dollar from the state for the Greenway’s upkeep is matched by private support.

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Note: Despite the promo code for its readers, Boston.com does not see or receive any portion of the revenue from ticket sales to this event.

A photo of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
A photo of Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. —Matt Conti

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