For Immediate Release
July 27, 2012
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Boston’s annual Puerto Rican Festival and Parade will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012. The parade will begin at Noon from in front of #55 Malcolm X Boulevard. An estimated 5,000 marchers will proceed onto Columbus Avenue, through Egleston Square, to Seaver Street and end at Walnut Avenue, where participants will enter Franklin Park for the Puerto Rican Festival which runs from Friday, July 27 through Sunday.
To accommodate the parade and festival, temporary parking signs reading “Tow Zone No Stopping Anytime, Friday through Sunday” will be posted and in effect at the following locations.
- Circuit Drive, north side (opposite the Golf Course), from Blue Hill Avenue to Forest Hills Street.
- Walnut Avenue, both sides, from Seaver Street to Sigourney Street
- Sigourney Street, both sides, from Walnut Street to Glen Road.
In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday Parade” signs will be posted and in effect as follows.
- Columbus Avenue, both sides, from Malcolm X Boulevard to Walnut Avenue
- King Street, both sides, from the driveway of the mosque to Malcolm X Boulevard.
- Malcolm X Boulevard, both sides, from Roxbury Street to Columbus Avenue
- Walnut Avenue, both sides, from Columbus Avenue to the Walnut Avenue entrance into Franklin Park.
Also on Sunday, July 29, drivers are advised to watch out for pedestrians as the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure makes its way into Boston. Starting at 9 AM, an estimated 2,500 participants will be walking on the sidewalks only along the following route through Boston.
- Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, across Arlington Street to the Public Garden, through the Public Garden, across Charles Street, through the Boston Common, exiting near Park Street, across Tremont Street, to Winter Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Franklin Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto Purchase Street, right onto Oliver Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto Northern Avenue, continuing onto Seaport Boulevard, right onto D Street, left onto Summer Street, continuing onto L Street, left onto East Broadway, right onto Day Boulevard, entering the Harborwalk, continuing into the University of Massachusetts.
The Hyde Park Arts Initiative will hold its annual ArtScene on Saturday, July 28, 2012 on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park. Fairmount Avenue, from River Street to Davison Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday from 2 PM to 10 PM. In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday Noon to 11 PM” parking regulations will be in effect as follows.
- Fairmount Avenue, both sides, from River Street t Davison Street.
The Saint Joseph Festival will be held in the North End this weekend. To accommodate the festival, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from Noon to Midnight, on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29.
- Hanover Street, from Charter Street to Commercial Street
- Battery Street, from Hanover Street to Commercial Street
The Boston Transportation Department is encouraging those participating in or attending either of these events to leave their vehicles at home and take advantage of the MBTA.