It’s tough to beat a warm spring evening on the Greenway, enjoying the after-work ambience of our city’s public green space. Unless, of course, you throw in some good food, cold drinks and a couple hundred new friends in the making.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway has announced the return of its annual “Glow in the Park” event, going down Friday, June 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and High Street.
The event is hosted by the Greenway Young Leaders program. Proceeds from the $95 ticket (or $85 if you use the code GlowBostInno) go toward the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. The ticket price includes beer from Samuel Adams, wine from 90+ Cellars and food via Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and the Chicken & Rice Guys. Lawn games facilitated by Social Boston Sports will fill the gaps between trips to the bar.
Last year, it featured a ‘Glow Show’ LED Light Performance by ‘Cirque de Light’ and a light painting photo booth, but this year its upping the ante, with “new, experimental lighting inside our tent plus a few performance-related lighting elements that will help the event ‘glow,'” Michael Nichols, the Greenway Conservancy’s chief of staff, told me. There will also be a social-media enabled photo booth on hand to prove to all your lame friends how in-the-know you are.
“The Greenway is excited that Glow in the Park is back to offer young professionals an amazing night of music, food, drink and fun in support of the non-profit Greenway Conservancy,” Nichols added. “New for this year will be an event that includes lawn games, and indoor/outdoor event experience, and special light-based musical performance just steps from The Greenway’s new Ai Weiwei exhibit, which is a must-see at night!”
There will be an after-party at Trade. And Uber is offering 20 percent off rides to and from the event. Also included in the ticket price is a one-year membership to the Greenway Young Leaders program, affording VIP access to the Boston Calling Block Parties in Dewey Square, public art tours, a young professional volunteer night and more.
The event sold out last year, and expects to do the same this time around.
Check out some photos of Ai Weiwei’s “Zodiac Heads” illuminated at night, via photographer Matt Conti: