MAYOR WALSH TO DEBUT CITY HALL’S EXTERIOR LIGHTS DURING THIS YEAR’S FINAL BEER GARDEN ON THE BRICKS CELEBRATION

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BOSTON – Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – On Thursday, October 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will debut City Hall’s exterior lighting installation, a permanent fixture to highlight and enhance the building’s original design while livening up City Hall Plaza and increasing public safety. The unveiling will be made during this year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event, themed ‘Light Bright Beer Garden.’
The new lighting fixtures will wash the building in a warm white light, and also have the capability of projecting a wide-range of color options which will allow the City to light the building to acknowledge a variety of civic and celebratory events. Next Thursday’s light unveiling will serve as the first opportunity for members of the public to see the lights’ capability and see a short light demonstration during the final Beer Garden on the Bricks event. Both of these efforts are part of Mayor Walsh’s vision to make City Hall and the plaza a more welcoming and enlivened space.
The final Beer Garden on the Bricks is hosted in collaboration with Boston Main Streets and Boston Main Streets Foundation, and will be this year’s largest celebration with an expanded presence on City Hall plaza, more local food and drink options and glow lawn games. Attendees can enter for a chance to win a $2,500 holiday mad dash shopping spree through Boston’s Main Streets’ districts.
Partner hosts of Beer Garden on the Bricks include Mayor Walsh’s Operations Cabinet and Property Management Department, Civic Engagement Cabinet, SPARK Boston and Delaware North.
Admission to the Garden is free and open to members of the public. Food will be available for purchase, and drinks will be available for purchase for those who are ages 21 and above. Entertainment will be provided.
WHEN: Thursday, October 13

                   Beer Garden begins at 5:00 pm

                   Light Show begins at 6:30 pm
WHERE: City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq.

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