Saturday, April 25, 8:30 – noon – Alley Rally

What’s a good way to get to know your neighbors and work in a little exercise as well? The Back Bay Alley Rally! This annual neighborhood cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 25th, in conjunction with the Mayor’s City-wide Cleanup. Volunteers of all ages gather at the Clarendon Street Playground just before 9:00am to fortify themselves with juice, coffee and doughnuts provided by our local stores. We then divide into teams and — using the rakes, shovels and brooms provided by the City of Boston — volunteers fan out to clean the alleys and side streets. Your labors will end at noon, when everyone returns to the playground for a picnic lunch, with food donated by our local businesses. (Note: Memorial Service for Stella Trafford scheduled for 3 pm at Trinity Church, so you’ll have plenty of time to clean up before the tribute to Stella)

It’s fun and, after a long winter, you will certainly make a difference in our Back Bay neighborhood! Contact Ellen Rooney at if you can help or for further information.