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BOSTON CALLING ANNOUNCES THE BOSTON CALLING BLOCK PARTY SERIES

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Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) and The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, announcesthe 2014 Boston Calling Block Party series. Kicking off May 8, 2014 and running through September 25, 2014, the parties will be held every Thursday evening from 5-8pm in Dewey Square, directly across from South Station. All events are free and open to the public, and are presented by Shock Top and Radio BDC. The Swinging Johnsons will perform this Thursday and fans can check the rotating schedule of local artists each week at www.facebook.com/bostoncallingblockpartieswww.bostoncalling.com. The Block Party series is in addition to Boston Calling’s three-day music festivals, which take place May 23-25, 2014 and September 5-7, 2014 respectively.

It’s official. Summer is in the house.

The folks who put on Boston Calling Music Festival feel like Boston could use even MORE fun and music throughout the warmer months, those jerks 🙂

But seriously, this is a great move to showcase the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway, local artists and DJs, as well as some delicious local produce from the farmer’s market.

Mayoral Walsh also chimed in to offer his approval:

“We are excited about Boston Calling’s creative activation of the City of Boston’s unique open spaces. The popular Block Party Series’ move to Dewey Square, where food trucks and the Boston Public Market already bring people together, will add additional energy to the square. It will create a new environment for friends to gather after work, and will make the Rose Kennedy Greenway and our whole city even more vibrant.”

So kick off those wingtips and heels, flower children, and enjoy the green grass beneath your feet because Boston’s ‘summah’ just got ‘funnah’.

If you want to enjoy some other great events put on by the great folks at Boston Calling check out the Music Festival coming up: http://www.bostoncalling.com/ 

 

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Got $1,200? You Can Rent the Greenhouse on Faneuil for Pop-Up Joy

I’ve always been curious by things like the Pop-Up shop trend. I’ll admit the concept was new to me until last year when something called One Direction set one up on the greenhouse space down on Fanueil Hall.

Now I realized that it’s just not that hard to get. In fact, there’s even a Airbnb type site for open store space (called Storefront) and, here in Boston, one of the available properties is said space. Three days minimum, at $1,200 a pop – that really doesn’t sound that bad.

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Your Roadmap to Wednesday’s Fenway Parking Nightmare

No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday & Thursday 4PM to 2AM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get my car towed/ticketed/flipped/broken-into-during-riots… so I checked out the City of Boston’s parking ban list… and I was lost as I read down the laundry list of roads.

I help myself out (and you) mapped out the bans… if it is in red…or close to the red… don’t even think about pulling over.

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From the Department of Transportation:

Red Sox fans are strongly encouraged by the City of Boston to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the T whether they are heading to Fenway or another destination in Boston to watch the World Series games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  On-street parking will be restricted on several streets in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of the City.  Parking will also be restricted on streets in Brighton, as well as near Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

Additional Parking Enforcement staff will be working before, during and after the games to assist with public safety needs.  They will also be concentrating on ensuring that only vehicles with Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Permits are parked in curbside spaces designated for residents in that neighborhood.

For more information on the parking ban check out the City of Boston’s Press Release for the official road closings… I wouldn’t want you to get mad at me if you park on a street that I missed!

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Third Boston Calling Festival Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2014

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With a second successful music festival notched on the bedpost, Boston Calling organizers revealed a third event is already on the books for next Memorial Day weekend, May 24 and 25, 2014. The lineup is not yet announced, but this summer’s past shows featured indie rock and electronica with a few slots for locally prominent acts. The festivals were anchored by headliners such as Passion Pit, fun., Vampire Weekend and The National.

We’re big fans of Boston Calling’s and Crash Line Production’s musical tastes, as well as anything that creatively uses Government Center’s urban hellscape.

For people who enjoy planning things nine months in advance that aren’t weddings or babies, limited $75 weekend passes will be on sale tomorrow only, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. via Boston Calling.