Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series will run in local parks citywide from May 4 to June 22.
“We’ve increased our Neighborhood Coffee Hours this year to give even more residents the opportunity to learn about and discuss city services,” said Mayor Walsh. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy our parks at these coffee hours as the warm weather approaches.”
The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and other city officials about needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, the coffee hours give the City insight on how to improve city services.
Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts.
All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh’s 2016 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are as follows. Locations are weather permitting unless otherwise noted.Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park openings are also noted:
Wednesday, May 4
Doherty Playground (rain or shine)
349 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown