PAUL REVERE MALL “THE PRADO” RE-OPENING WITH MAYOR MARTIN WALSH
What: Performance by St. John School and Eliot K-8 Innovation School Performance and Neighborhood Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh
Date: June 4th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Paul Revere Mall (The Prado), 370 Hanover St., Boston MA 02113
Free and Open to the Public
@marty_walsh will celebrate the re-opening of Paul Revere Mall “The Prado”, located at 370 Hanover St., Boston’s North End, with a neighborhood coffee hour on Tuesday, June 4th at 9:30 am. Students from St. John School led by Alexandra Dietrich (NEMPAC’s Artistic Director & Music Instructor @surlyalexandra) and Eliot School led by Stefano Marchese (NEMPAC’s Artistic Director & Music Instructor @smarcheseofficial), will join the event with a celebratory performance.
The Paul Revere Mall dates all the way back to 1925 and was designed by Arthur Shurcliff, an early 20th century landscape architect known for his work at Colonial Williamsburg. The space, also known as “The Prado”, sees a great amount of foot traffic as part of the Freedom Trail that connects Hanover Street with the Old North Church.
This celebration marks the completion of a comprehensive renovation project that officially broke ground almost one year ago, on July 25th, 2018, with @marty_walsh and @BostonParksDept. The project included fountain and masonry restoration, accessibility improvements, planting of new trees, more lighting, tree pruning and new brick paving. The budget for the project is $2,900,000 of which $1,900,000 came from Mayor Walsh’s Capital Plan with the remainder provided by the George Robert White Fund.
Mayor Marty Walsh has expressed that “the improvements will make this portion of the North End safer for residents.” This is a space where residents and visitors have gathered for many years and these improvements will continue to provide a wonderful experience #NorthEnd.