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Sail Boston Unveils Transportation and Access to Viewing Areas Plan for North End / Waterfront

The long awaited Grand Parade of Sail will mark the official start of Sail Boston on Saturday, June 17. A number of security measures will be put in place on the North End / Waterfront. Read on to learn more!

The City’s Police and Transportation Departments, along with the Coast Guard, Massport, MBTA, and representatives from Sail Boston have decided on a series of security protocols, similar to those employed in recent years by the organizers of the Boston Pops July 4th celebration on the Esplanade, and the Boston Marathon from Kenmore Square to the finish line in Copley Square. These measures include street closings, restricted vehicular access and parking, and screening entry points along the Boston waterfront from Castle Island in South Boston, to Charlestown Navy Yard, and in East Boston.


Cars must be removed and parking will be prohibited on the following roads on Saturday, June 17 from 12:01 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

➔ Atlantic Ave. – Commercial St. to Seaport Blvd.
➔ State Street – Atlantic Ave to Old Atlantic Ave.
➔ Central St. – Atlantic Ave. to Old Atlantic Ave.
➔ Milk St. – Atlantic Ave to Old Atlantic Ave.

The following roads will be closed to traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. on June 17 and will reopen at 4:00 p.m. on June 17:

➔ Old Atlantic Ave. – Central St. to State St.
➔ East India Row at Atlantic Ave.
➔ Northern Ave. at Atlantic Ave.

Public viewing sites will be atLong Wharf, Sargents Wharf, Rowes Wharf, the Harborwalk and Christopher Columbus Park. Several additional viewing areas are in the Seaport District and East Boston. The map below highlights parking restrictions, viewing locations and other information for Saturday, June 17.

Prohibited Items Include:
•       Coolers on wheels
•       Backpacks
•       Firearms, Weapons, Sharp Objects or Fireworks
•       Glass Containers
•       Cans
•       Pre-mixed Beverages
•       Grills, Propane Tanks or Open Flames
•       Alcoholic Beverages
•       Pop up Tents/Canopies
•       Bicycles
•       Wagons or Pull Carts
•       Pets (Except Service Animals)
•       Drones

Allowed Items Include:
•       Blankets or Tarps (MAX Size 10’x10’)
•       Folding/Beach Chairs
•       Coolers, carried in by shoulder strap or single handle
•       Small clutch bags/purses that are easily searchable
•       Diaper bags that are easily searchable
•       Baby Strollers
•       Umbrellas
•       Glass baby bottles

For the most up to date information on street closings, event schedules, and more please visit www.sailboston.com and download the Sail Boston App for Android and iPhone.

More coverage of Sail Boston on NorthEndWaterfront.com!

One Reply to “Sail Boston Unveils Transportation and Access to Viewing Areas Plan for North End / Waterfront

  1. Excellent information, now we know what will be happening , we will email our guest advising them not to bring their cars, now we must have good weather! Thank you.

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