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Boston blooms with a spring block party

The event will bring free coffee, entertainment, a beer garden, and food trucks to downtown.

Dewey Square along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston in 2016. There will be food trucks and performances there during the Boston Blooms Block Party. Carolyn Bick for Boston.com

As spring has sprung and the city is eager to get back to business, there’s no better time for a party. And Boston is ready.

In partnership with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID), the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and the Greenway Business Improvement District, Boston Blooms Block Party is on tap to welcome everyone back to downtown Boston on April 13, as we slowly come out from underneath a rough winter and an even rougher pandemic.
 
Stretching from South Station to Downtown Crossing on Summer and Winter Streets, the all-day event will consist of food trucks, live music, local performers, street art installations, and a pop-up beer garden.
  
“As we plan for our long-term economic recovery, bringing people back together in person will help our small businesses, restaurants, and arts and culture scene grow,” Mayor Michelle Wu said in a press release. “I am grateful to all of our partners for working to ensure that Downtown remains a vibrant and inclusive destination and encourage everyone to stop by the Boston Blooms Block Party.”
 
Rise and shine from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with music by Fabiola Mendez and DJ Dephase, free coffee, and a breakfast food truck by North American Catering. From 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., Dewey Square will offer food trucks and performances by OrigiNation and JunkMusic. Stroll the artistic mural walls of Street Theory, and even leave with a few plants to bring home (thanks to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department). Heading from late afternoon into the evening, guests can check out Democracy Brewing beer garden from 4 to 8 p.m. and lawn games, all set to performances headlined by rapper Oompa.

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This event is the kick-off for a series of summer programming across downtown Boston as part of Mayor Wu’s downtown revitalization plan as Boston continues to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To assist in boosting attendance, Bluebikes’ title sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and operator Lyft have teamed up to offer two discounts for riders of Boston’s public bike share system — free, 30-minute rides to Boston Blooms with the code BlueBlooms in the Bluebikes app and discounted Bluebikes Annual Memberships available April 12 through April 30.

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