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I Love a Parade

Friday, June 17, 2011, 15:49 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Not sure if you’ve heard this, but there’s going to be this parade in Boston tomorrow. Something about a sports team winning a really big trophy.


But seriously, for those of you who have been living on a deserted island and don’t already know, the Bruins’ victory parade will be tomorrow morning starting at 11:00. (And check this out—the NHL Network will cover it live starting at 10:00.) The route is about 1.4 miles long from the Garden and moving down Causeway to Staniford Street, onto Cambridge Street and past City Hall Plaza, then continuing down the east side of the Common, turning right onto Boylston Street and ending at Copley Square. Like the Red Sox and Celtics parades, Duck Boats will be involved, although they won’t be going into the Charles River (that was a one-time thing for the 2004 Red Sox).

2004 World Series Rolling Rally

A now-traditional "Rolling Rally" championship parade wends it way through the narrow streets of Boston

The weather is supposed to improve tomorrow morning, according to AccuWeather.com which predicts sunshine and temps from 75-80°F during the parade time. The city has parade information online, including a route map. Even though the Red Sox have rescheduled their 1:00 game to 7:00, it’ll still be insane getting into the city, so please do everyone a favor and DON’T DRIVE INTO TOWN. The T will run subways and buses on rush hour schedules, and several stations are right along the parade route: North Station (green and orange lines), Bowdoin (blue line), Government Center (blue/green), Park Street (green/red), Boylston, Arlington, and Copley (all green). Although the commuter rail will run the regular Saturday schedules, they’re offering a $10 round-trip discounted fare; stations in easy walking distance to the parade route are North Station (Fitchburg, Lowell, Haverhill, and Newburyport/Rockport lines), South Station, and Back Bay (Worcester, Needham, Franklin, Providence/Stoughton, and Middleborough/Kingston/Plymouth/Greenbush lines). Yours truly will be on the 9:25 from Worcester to Back Bay, because I’m not even going to try to get a parking space at Riverside. The Den Mother isn’t stupid.

It’s going to be quite a party, and I’ll see you there. Have fun, be safe, and keep it classy. We don’t want to make headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons, the way some people in that other, non-winning city did.

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