Saturday, April 24, 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 24th, in conjunction with Mayor Menino’s Boston Shines. Volunteers of all ages gather with Chairs Ellen Rooney, Chris Mitchell and Roseann Colot at the Clarendon Street Playground at 8:30 am 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.  Bring your own fashionable gloves, of course.