Fenway neighborhood opens its doors to Boston community
Simmons is fortunate to be located in what some consider "Boston's secret little neighborhood", an area that offers a mix of museums, historic landmarks, and music venues. The Fenway neighborhood is often associated with the city's beloved Red Sox, but did you know it's also home to numerous cultural, medical, and academic institutions?
Opening our Doors, an annual event organized by The Fenway Alliance, aims to highlight the neighborhood's vibrancy. The festival is held each year on Columbus Day and is considered the largest single day cultural experience in Boston. And it's free! Opening our Doors drew a crowd last year of more than 14,000 people and it's expected to attract even more attendees for this year's October 8 celebration.
The day will kick off with an opening ceremony at the Christian Science Plaza with an appearance by Mayor Menino. Numerous free events will continue around the neighborhood throughout the day, ranging from music and dance performances to historical tours and lectures. Some of the day's most anticipated events include; glass blowing demonstrations; free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum; and chalk art with Sidewalk Sam and ArtStreet.