The Aids Walk and 5K Run, the Dorchester Day Parade and other special events taking place between Saturday, June 1, and Monday, June 3, will impact traffic and parking in Boston. People coming into the City to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may 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. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.
Saturday, June 1
Colin’s Joy 5K will begin at 8 AM at 866 East Broadway at the South Boston Catholic Academy in South Boston. An estimated 350 participants will proceed east on East Broadway, turn left onto Day Boulevard, run around the outer walkway of Castle Island, proceed to Head Island, run around Head Island Causeway, to Day Boulevard, left onto Lovers’ Lane, left onto Farragut Road, right onto East Broadway. Brief traffic delays should be anticipated.
The Darlene Tiffany Moore and Jermaine Goffigan Community Peace Celebration will take place from 12 PM to 5 PM on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury. Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Walnut Avenue and Washington Street, will be closed to vehicles from 12 PM to 5 PM for this event.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Martin Luther King Boulevard, park side, Walnut Avenue to Washington Street
The Good Shepard School Street Fair will take place from 11 AM to 6 PM on Soley Street in Charlestown. Soley Street, between Monument Square and Warren Street, will be closed to vehicles from 11 AM to 6 PM for this event.
Sunday, June 2
Aids Walk Boston/5K Run will begin at 10 AM on the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Up to 7,000 participants are expected to walk from the Hatch Shell, crossing over Storrow Drive to Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, under Massachusetts Avenue, through Kenmore Square, right over the BU Bridge, into the City of Cambridge, returning to the City of Boston via the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, entering DCR Esplanade pathways, ending at the Hatch Shell. Traffic delays along the route should be anticipated through approximately 12:30 PM.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 5 AM to 1 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Arlington Street, both sides, Beacon Street to the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue
Dorchester Day Parade
The Dorchester Day Parade will take place from 1 PM until approximately 4 PM on Dorchester Avenue, between Adams Street in Lower Mills to Columbia Road. The parade route will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:
Dorchester Avenue, both sides, Pierce Square (Adams Street, Washington Street, Dorchester
Avenue) to Columbia Road
Adams Street, both sides, Pierce Square (Adams Street, Washington Street, Dorchester Avenue)
south to the Milton Line
Richmond Street, both sides, Washington Street to Adams Street
Butler Street, both sides, Adams Street to Richmond Street
Washington Street, both sides, from Gallivan Boulevard to Morton Street / Richmond Street
D.E.E.P. 5 K Road Race
The Project D.E.E.P. 5 K Road Race will begin at 12 PM at the Blarney Stone at #1509 Dorchester Avenue. An estimated 300 runners will proceed on Dorchester Avenue outbound to Lower Mills, turn around just before Mother Julia Road in Lower Mills, and return to the Blarney Stone. Traffic will be delayed at intersections as the runners pass through.
Corrib Classic 5K Road Race
The Corrib Classic 5K Road Race will begin at 12 PM at Billings Field, at the intersection of Lagrange and Centre Streets in West Roxbury. An estimated 2,300 runners will proceed from Lagrange Street, right onto West Roxbury Parkway, right onto Corey Street, left onto Weld Street, right onto Maple Street, right onto Centre Street, left onto Bellevue Street, right onto Howitt Street, right onto Lagrange Street, back to Billings Fields. Streets along the route will be closed to traffic from approximately 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Monday, June 3
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Parade will begin at 12:30 PM on North Street at Faneuil Hall. An estimated 300 marchers will proceed from North Street, left onto Congress Street, right onto State Street, straight onto Court Street, left onto Tremont Street, right onto Boylston Street, to Charles Street and enter the Boston Common for a ceremony scheduled at 1:30 PM. At 2:30 PM, the marchers will continue from the Boston Common to Charles Street, to Park Plaza, to Columbus Avenue, to Saint James Avenue, and arrive at Copley Square by 3 PM. Traffic delays should be anticipated as the parade proceeds along the route.