Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of the new “City Hall Porch,” an area accessible through the 3rd-floor mezzanine of City Hall. The launch of the City Hall Porch is another project designed to encourage Boston residents and visitors to enliven City Hall and the Plaza. City Hall Porch will remain open to the public throughout the summer during lunch hours, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Porch builds off City Hall Plaza’s front lawn, which was launched earlier this summer and features astroturf grass and lawn games on the steps of City Hall Plaza.
“Opening the City Hall Porch for the summer is a simple and creative way to make City Hall more inviting for residents and visitors,” said Mayor Walsh in a press release. “Everyone is welcome on the Porch, whether it is to socialize with friends or to relax in the summer sun. The opening of the space is just one more step towards making our most prominent civic space in Boston more resourceful and welcoming for all who visit.”