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BID Hosts Celebrate Downtown Boston Week September 23-30


Doug Meyer
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Celebrate Downtown Boston Week
September 23 – 30, 2012

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a week-long celebration inviting everyone to come and shop, eat, play and discover Downtown Boston.   “This celebration is designed to showcase the district, re-introduce this vibrant area of the city to residents and visitors, and to officially launch our completely re-designed and exciting new website, found at” said Rosemarie Sansone, President of the Downtown Boston BID.  

“There is so much to see and do in Downtown Boston. Celebrate Downtown has something for everyone! I hope residents and visitors alike will take part in the terrific offerings next week. What a wonderful time of year to be in the City,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

The week long program kicks off on Sunday, September 23, with the Boston Cup, a classic car exhibit on Boston Common of 100, invitation-only, concourse-quality vehicles, from the old to the new, organized by country: United States, Italy, France, Germany, and Great Britain The celebration continues with lunchtime concerts in Post Office Square Park and Summer Street; after work block parties in Downtown Crossing, from 5 – 8pm, on Tuesday and Thursday; live jazz at Avenue One Terrace, Hyatt Regency: 7 – 10 pm, on Thursday and Friday; the Summer Street Markets featuring arts, crafts, and artisan food on Friday from 11am – 6pm; the much  anticipated “Running With The Bridesmaids,” a one-mile fun run through Boston Common and  Downtown Crossing to benefit  the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston;  and Super Healthy Sunday on September 30 on  Summer Street, 11 am – 4 pm, that features  cooking demonstrations by local chefs, a farmers market, a Lexicon of Sustainability photo exhibit presented by the Museum of Science, and a home/garden (pots & plants) demonstration by Artefact.  For detailed information visit or call 617-482-2139.

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization created by property and business owners committed to achieving downtown’s full potential as a thriving destination. Its primary focus is to create a clean, safe, and vibrant environment, increase business activity, and attract further investment. The Downtown Boston BID serves a 34-block area that includes Downtown Crossing, the ladder district and part of the Theater, and Financial Districts. The area includes 165,000 office worker, 8,000 residents, 14,000 students, 250,000 pedestrian trips each day, over 400 retailers and 98, and counting, restaurants.