The Haitian-American Unity Parade will be held on Sunday, May 17, with an estimated 7,000 participants gathering in Mattapan Square. The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed on Blue Hill Avenue from Babson Street to Talb
The City of Boston wants to give to the heads up!
Boston drivers are advised that the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and other special events being held this weekend may delay traffic and will result in additional pedestrians using local streets. The Boston Transportation Department is urging drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to proceed with caution while travelling around the city. As always, those coming into Boston for these events are encouraged to take the MBTA. Information on MBTA service can be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round trip rather than a one-way ticket.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Will be held on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, beginning at 6 AM, with an estimated 2,000 participants expected on both days walking on sidewalks throughout Boston. For route information, please see attached maps.
To accommodate the event, temporary Tow Zone, No Stopping restrictions are currently in effect and will remain so through Saturday at the following locations.
- Summer Street, north side, from South Boston toward Fort Point Channel, across from Westin Boston Waterfront, including parking meters
- D Street, northwest side, from Summer Street toward Fargo Street, next to Westin Boston Waterfront, including parking meters
- Temporary Tow Zone, No Stopping, Saturday restrictions will be in effect on Saturday at the following locations.
- Atlantic Avenue, east side, from East India Row to Milk Street, including parking meters.
- Atlantic Avenue, east side, from Commercial Wharf to Commercial Street, and Commercial Street to Fleet Street
- Beacon Street, Boston Common side, from Charles Street to Spruce Street
- Charles Street, Public Garden side, heading north, between the Center Gate and Beacon Street for the length of eight parking spaces, including parking meters.
- Commercial Street, skating rink side, from opposite Charter Street to opposite Hull Street
The annual Youth Pride March will be held on Saturday, May 16, with up to 2,000 participants gathering on Boston City Hall Plaza at Noon. The group will march from Cambridge Street to Tremont Street, right onto Boylston Street, right onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Bowdoin Street, right onto Cambridge Street to City Hall Plaza.
The annual Harpoon Brewery 5 Miler Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 17, beginning at 10 AM with 3,500 runners gathering on Tide Street. The route to be followed is Tide Street, left onto Drydock Avenue, right onto Black Falcon Avenue, right onto Design Center Way, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, left onto Summer Street, left onto East First Street, right onto Farragut Road, left onto East Broadway Extension, left onto Day Boulevard, left onto Shore Road, right onto East First Street, right onto Summer Street, right onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Design Center Way, left onto Black Falcon Avenue, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Tide. The race is expected to finish by 11:15 AM.
The Haitian-American Unity Parade will be held on Sunday, May 17, with an estimated 7,000 participants gathering in Mattapan Square. The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed on Blue Hill Avenue from Babson Street to Talbot Avenue.
Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Noon to 4 PM from River Street to Talbot Avenue