The city launched a pedestrian-friendly experiment on Tuesday, closing Dartmouth Street between Copley Square for 10 days.
“Opening Dartmouth Street to pedestrians will unify and complement planned initiatives and investments in Copley Square Park and the Public Library Plaza,” the city’s planning authority said in a press release.
The street is open to pedestrians and closed to cars daily from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until June 17. Dubbed “Connect Copley,” the pilot is part of the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s effort to study the future use of Dartmouth Street between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue.
Visitors can expect food trucks, library programming and special events throughout the week, including a Donna Summer Disco Party next Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m.
Additional activities include Family Zumba, Sunday, June 12 at 3:30pm; a June 16 chalk art event on Friday, June 17 at 3:30 p.m.; and a farmers’ market on June 10, 14, and 17 at 10 am