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Boston’s City Hall Plaza reimagined with ‘The Patios’

Friday, May 4, marked the latest installment of “Boston Seasons presented by Berkshire Bank,” a three-year initiative overseen by Delaware North subsidiary Boston Garden Development Corporation to activate Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

Through a collaboration with Boston artist Jeff Smith, “The Patios presented by Berkshire Bank” reimagines the southeast corner of City Hall Plaza and features design elements grounded in reclaimed wood, private patio appeal and the infusion of greenery. The Patios is open to the public and will serve as a local gathering spot with nine custom patio areas and a main pavilion structure. The space, which will also feature weekly pop-up events, will be home to Wachusett Brew Yard, Honeycomb Creamery and mini-golf stations.

“We’re excited to welcome the next round of family-friendly and fun activations to City Hall Plaza as the weather continues to get warmer here in Boston,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Our partners at Boston Garden Development Corporation have shown the potential in making the plaza a downtown destination for all with a record number of visitors at Boston Winter this year, and I look forward to another season of success.”

Weekly pop-up events include Wag Wednesdays in partnership with Schultz’s Guest House, a dog rescue organization in Dedham, Mass. Visitors can meet and play with puppies every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and learn about rescuing animals.

Additional programming includes five mini-golf holes, free for public use; the Boston Public Library’s Bibliocyle, which will visit weekly with books from a variety of genres and provide story-time sessions; and Boston Public Market, which will provide picnic menus, samples and giveaways.

“We are excited about our latest effort to transform City Hall Plaza and debut ‘The Patios presented by Berkshire Bank,’ open and available to all this spring and summer,” said Amy Latimer, president of Boston Garden Development Corp. and the Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden. “Like the rest of Boston, we are ready for spring — and what better way to celebrate than with outdoor patios, pints and puppies?”