IMAGINE BOSTON 2030 INTRODUCES FALL ENGAGEMENT TEAM AND ANNOUNCES LISTING OF ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

City of Boston MassachusettsBOSTON – Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Imagine Boston 2030 today announced the creation of their new Engagement Team, building on ongoing engagement efforts to reach residents in every corner of the City of Boston.  Utilizing new engagement tools to encourage interaction and hands-on involvement, including Legos, the Imagine Boston Engagement Team will visit community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to seek feedback from residents on refined strategies for guiding equitable growth through 2030.
“I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030’s engagement plan to make sure that all voices are included in our planning process,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The best way to engage with residents is in their own neighborhoods, and by bringing the conversation to them we hope for many productive discussions that will help shape our city’s future.”
Over the past year, Imagine Boston 2030 has engaged with more than 12,000 Bostonians, learning about their visions for Boston in 2030. After recording responses and working extensively within the community, Imagine Boston sent out a call to action in early September requesting community organizations throughout Boston to host the team at local events, and received a high volume of positive responses.
“We are excited to get Bostonians’ input on how we should collectively shape Boston’s future for 2030,” said Rebekah Emanuel, Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030. “The Legos make the choices we are looking at together both concrete and hands-on.”
At these events, Imagine Boston plans to host activities and discussions to engage with the attendees. These programs include:
  • Requests for resident input on areas where Boston can grow;
  • A presentation on types of ways to protect the Boston waterfront from the impacts of climate change;
  • An all-ages Lego activity to demonstrate key issues Imagine Boston is addressing
The current schedule of events is planned for the coming weeks, and Imagine Boston will add more as requests are received. To add your event listing, please click here.

All events are free and open to the public. The Engagement Team will be at events all around Boston from September 27-October 30, 2016.  A full calendar listing can be found here, and current event details are included below:

NEIGHBORHOOD
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
Allston
Wed., Sept. 28
5-8 pm
Aeronaut Beer Garden
267 Western Ave.
Fri., Oct. 28
3-7pm
Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market
224 Western Ave.
Back Bay
Tues., Oct. 11
3-6pm
Copley Square Farmers’ Market
560 Boylston St.
Tues., Oct. 18
3:15-5:15pm
Girl Scouts Meeting
107 Marlborough St.
Brighton
Sun., Oct. 16
10am-12:30 pm
Oaktoberfest 5K
Oak Square YMCA
Charlestown
Wed., Oct. 5
2-4 pm
Charlestown Farmers’ Market
Main Street & Austin Street
Chinatown/Leather District
Wed., Oct. 5
6:30-8 pm
Chinese Residents Association Monthly Meeting
885 Washington St.
Dorchester
Fri., Sept. 30
3-7 pm
Ashmont Peabody Farmers’ Market
1900 Dorchester Ave.
Sun., Oct. 9
11am-2pm
Dorchester Irish Festival
Florian Hall
Fri., Oct. 14
11am-3pm
Boston Job Fair
BCYF Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave.
Downtown
Tues., Sept. 27
6-7 p.m.
Mayor’s Youth Council Meeting
1 City Hall Square
Wed., Sept. 28
11am-2 pm
HUBWeek’s “Housing the Hub”
Rowes Wharf Plaza
Thu., Sept. 29
6-8pm
pARTy on the Greenway (HUBweek)
Ring Fountain, Rowes Wharf
Mon., Oct. 3
6-8pm
SPARK Council Meeting
District Hall
Mon., Oct. 17
7:30-9 pm
Meeting of Downtown Residents
Suffolk Law Library
East Boston
Sat., Oct. 1
10am-2pm
East Boston Social Center Health & Wellness Fair
68 Central Sq.
Wed., Oct. 12
3-6:30 pm
East Boston Farmers’ Market
209 Summer St.
Fenway
Coming Soon
Hyde Park
Mon., Oct. 24
6:30-8 pm
Wakefield Washington Citizens Group Meeting
Boston Police Academy, 85 Williams Ave.
Jamaica Plain
Coming soon
Mattapan
Sat., Oct. 1
10 am-1pm
Mattapan Square Farmers Market
525 River St.
Fri., Oct. 7
3-7pm
ReVision Urban Farm Stand
1062-1068 Blue Hill Ave.
Sat., Oct. 15
1-3:30pm
Love Your Block
5 Mildred Ave.
Wed., Oct. 19
7-8pm
Mattapan/ Dorchester Civic Association Meeting
Mission Hill
Tues., Oct. 25
4-7pm
Mission Hill Farmers’ Market
Roxbury Crossing MBTA T Station
North End
Mon., Oct. 10
12-4 pm
Columbus Park Fall Festival
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Roslindale
Sun., Oct. 2
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Roslindale Parade
Fallon Field
Sat., Oct. 8
9-1:30pm
Roslindale Farmers’ Market
Adams Park
Roxbury
Mon., Sept. 26
5:30-8pm
Roxbury Innovation Showcase
Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington St.
Tues., Oct. 4
11am-2pm
Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center
Thur., Oct. 6
2-4pm
Gateway Outdoor Summer Series
Ruggles Plaza (SW Corridor)
Thu., Oct. 6
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Nuestra Comunidad 35th Anniversary Festival
Dudley Square
Wed., Oct. 26
11am-3pm
Boston Job Fair
BCYF Shelburne Community Center
Sat., Oct. 29
11am-8pm
BuildBPS Open House
Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St.
Sun., Oct. 30
11am-8pm
BuildBPS Open House
Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St.
South Boston
Mon., Oct. 3
12-3 pm
South Boston Farmers’ Market
446 W Broadway
Wed., Oct. 5
5:30-8pm
District Hall Cafe Nights
75 Northern Ave.
Thu., Oct. 6
10am-1pm
Mayor’s Walk with Elderly Commission
1005 Columbia Rd.
South End
Sat., Oct. 8
6-9 pm
Future Arts Fest
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.
West Roxbury
Thu., Sept. 29
7:30 – 9 pm
Imagine West Roxbury
1885 Centre St.
Residents are encouraged to share their ideas and connect with Imagine Boston 2030 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #ImagineBoston.
About Imagine Boston 2030

Imagine Boston seeks to knit together citywide planning efforts, public engagement and feedback, and City priorities to guide our city into 2030. A citywide plan will serve to implement the ideas set forth and to offer additional ideas for the physical and economic development of Boston. Just as importantly, Imagine Boston 2030 will help Boston’s citizens articulate a shared vision for equitable prosperity, innovation, education, health, equity and arts and culture.

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