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Longwood’s Public Programming Initiative

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Explore our sites to find games, books, and art. All programming is open to the public through October. Sites are open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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What is Outside//?
Outside// was created by Longwood Collective in 2019 in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to designate nearby private plazas and walkways into public spaces for all to relax, have fun, and connect with one another. What started as a pilot morphed into an essential service during the pandemic and has now become a cornerstone program for the neighborhood. During our 2022 season, we saw 200+ weekly attendees for our Wag Wednesday dog program, 20 hours of live music performances each week, 400+ titles offered in our Reading Room library, 2 weekly fitness classes, new public art, and weekly food trucks.
Learn more about us through this StoryMap.