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Open Newbury Street dates announced

The Back Bay street will be car-free on Sundays.

Boston couldn't let Newbury Street hog all the fun. | Photo by Neslihan Sahinkaya

Take a scenic stroll down a car-free Newbury Street.

Pedestrian-only days are coming back to Newbury Street. The city of Boston has announced the return of Open Newbury for the summer. This year, Open Newbury will also be held on two days in December to support holiday shopping, with exact dates to be announced later.

For ten consecutive Sundays beginning in late June, cars will be prohibited along eight Back Bay blocks to allow for visitors to walk freely to local restaurants and businesses.

The closure will impact the area from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The intersections of Fairfield Street, Gloucester Street, and Hereford Street will be car-free. The remaining intersections will be open for public safety access and general traffic flow.

Open Newbury Street will commence on June 30 through Sept. 1.