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BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department  announced that the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series will run in local parks citywide from May 4 to June 22.
“We’ve increased our Neighborhood Coffee Hours this year to give even more residents the opportunity to learn about and discuss city services,” said Mayor Walsh. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy our parks at these coffee hours as the warm weather approaches.”
The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and other city officials about needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, the coffee hours give the City insight on how to improve city services.

Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts.  
All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh’s 2016 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are as follows. Locations are weather permitting unless otherwise noted.Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park openings are also noted:
Wednesday, May 4  

Doherty Playground (rain or shine)  

349 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown
Thursday, May 5

Almont Park

40 Almont Street, Mattpan
Tuesday, May 10     

M Street/Medal of Honor Park

775 East First Street, South Boston
Wednesday, May 11

Iacono Playground (rain or shine)    

150 Readville Street, Hyde Park
Thursday, May 12   

Little Scobie Playground (with opening celebration)

36 Copeland Street, Roxbury


Tuesday, May 17     

Peters Park   

230 Shawmut Avenue, South End
Wednesday, May 18

Adams Park

4225 Washington Street, Rosindale
Friday, May 20        

American Legion Playground (with opening celebration)   

35 American Legion Highway, Franklin Park, Dorchester
Friday, May 27                

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

1 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay
Wednesday, June 1  

Joyce Playground    

80 Union Street, Brighton
Thursday, June 2     

LoPresti Park (with opening celebration)     

33 Sumner Street, East Boston
Wednesday, June 8  

Christopher Columbus Park (rain or shine)  

110 Atlantic Avenue, North End
Thursday, June 9     

Arnold Arboretum   

125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain
Tuesday, June 14     

Ramler Park

130 Peterborough Street, Fenway
Wednesday, June 15

Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot  

369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury
Thursday, June 16   

Myrtle Street Playground     

50 Myrtle Street, Beacon Hill
Tuesday, June 21     

Hemenway Playground (with opening celebration)  

540 Adams Street, Dorchester
Wednesday, June 22

Elliot Norton Park (with opening celebration)

295 Tremont Street, Bay Village/Chinatown
For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505 or online at Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept.

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