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The City of Boston is relaunching Open Newbury Street starting on July 2, 2023, through October 15, 2023, for 16 consecutive Sundays of car-free Newbury Street.
Open Newbury Street will occur on these Sundays in 2023:
Newbury Street is a mile-long, eight-block stretch of shops, salons, galleries and restaurants. This famous Boston street becomes a pedestrian-only walkway on Sundays in the summer. The street is closed to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity to use the full width of the street, from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.
The intersections of Exeter Street, Fairfield Street, Gloucester Street and Hereford Street will be car-free. The remaining intersections will be open to vehicular traffic for public safety access. Parking will be restricted beginning at 5 a.m.
Open Newbury Street 2023 road closures
HISTORY OF OPEN NEWBURY STREET
The Transportation Department first piloted Open Newbury Street in 2016. Thousands of people enjoyed food, shopping and dining in the street on one Sunday in August. To build on the success of the first event, we expanded Open Newbury Street to three Sundays a year in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Open Newbury Street returned for three Sundays in 2021 after a one-year hiatus.