Six weeks of Open Newbury Street

Get your walking shoes ready — the Open Streets concept will return to Newbury Street this year and keep Bostonians walking for even longer. The popular shopping street will be pedestrian-only for six Sundays in a row.

Walk this way:

  • The first event will be on Sun., Aug. 21 and the last is on Sun., Sept. 25.
  • The street will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Newbury Street will be closed to motor vehicles for seven blocks from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Parking will be restricted on Newbury Street and adjacent streets, with enforcement beginning at 5 a.m.

How to get there:

Public transit is highly encouraged since parking will be limited in the area — however, there are parking garages near the Boston Common. Take the T to the Arlington + Copley Stations on the Green Line, the Commuter Rail to the Back Bay Station, or one of the Orange Line shuttles. You can also pedal your way and use one of the many bike corrals stations (or take a BlueBike).

Businesses and attendees are encouraged to share all the walkable on social media using the hashtag #OpenNewbury. To participate as a business, you must have a brick-and-mortar location on Newbury Street. If you want to be where the people are, sign up to set up outside and fill out this form.

Ready for more open streets? The City of Boston has one more event planned in Dorchester on Sat., Sept. 24. Happy walking.

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