Open Newbury Street 2024 to begin in June

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The program begins June 30.

People promenade and browse during Open Newbury Street.
Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the official dates for Open Newbury Street, a city program that opens the popular street to pedestrians only for shopping and family-friendly activities.

The 2024 edition of Open Newbury Street will run for 10 consecutive Sundays beginning on June 30 and ending on September 1. The street will be closed to cars and other vehicles from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

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In March, Wu alluded to the return of Open Newbury Street at a press conference announcing the dates for this year’s Boston Open Streets series, saying that the official dates would be announced at a later time.

“Open Newbury has become a beloved summer tradition in Boston, and I’m grateful to the many small business owners who work together with the City to make this possible,” Wu said in a press release. “This year we’re excited to add themed days for more special experiences, including a winter holiday Open Newbury.”

The newly-implemented winter dates are to “encourage holiday shopping in the Back Bay,” according to the release. The city will announce the exact dates at a later time.

“I encourage residents and visitors to come again and again starting this June, to experience dining, walking, and shopping in the heart of Back Bay,” Wu said.

Open Newbury Street 2024 will occur on the following dates:

  • June 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 1
  • Two December dates (TBD)

“I am so excited to see what was once an experiment becoming a tradition on Newbury Street,” said City Councilor Sharon Durkan in the release. “Open Newbury is coming to represent summer not just to residents of the Back Bay but those across the City and visitors coming from all over.”

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