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Swing Time at The Lawn on D Will Be Powered by the Sun This Year

Last fall, the official opening of The Lawn on D featured what became the experimental park's most popular feature, Swing Time – a set of 20 engaging swings outfitted with LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights. As The Lawn on D's programming slate is poised to be bigger and better than last year, so too is Swing Time, which underwent environmentally sustainable improvements.

The product of Höweler + Yoon, a local and renowned architecture firm, Swing Time differs this year in that it will be powered by solar energy. This way, its flagship lighting feature will be maintained completely off the grid. It's aptly being called Swing Time 2.0.

"We call it 'eco-literacy,' the idea that architecture and design can help people become more ecology literate – that they are empowered to understand the relationships between their actions and the ecology that they are a part of," said Eric Höweler on the combination of environmentally friendliness and park innovations.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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D Street Tunes: Here is the full DJ schedule for Lawn on D’S summer series ‘Lester Bangs Presents’

With only about a year of programming under its belt, outdoor space The Lawn On D might be this summer’s hottest music destination in Boston. This past weekend, the Southie-slash-Seaport multi-purpose venue hosted a jam-packed Narragansett party with Bearstronaut, and two upcoming Bowery Boston shows — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on June 17 and Passion Pit on July 23 — are already sold out.

 

Saturday nights at Lawn On D are taking a more chill approach, with a series of various personalities in the Boston music scene DJing parties that pay tribute to their favorite artists and musical moments in time.

 

It’s called Lester Bangs Presents, and it kicked off this past weekend with Eli “Paperboy” Reed spinning southern soul, and future events include the Boston Herald’s Jed Gottlieb spinning local favorites, DJ ABD throwing down all things related to Prince, and this writer tapping into his former life as DJ of the Pill for a night of Cool Britannia.

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

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Swing Time at The Lawn on D Will Be Powered by the Sun This Year

Last fall, the official opening of The Lawn on D featured what became the experimental park's most popular feature, Swing Time – a set of 20 engaging swings outfitted with LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights. As The Lawn on D's programming slate is poised to be bigger and better than last year, so too is Swing Time, which underwent environmentally sustainable improvements.

The product of Höweler + Yoon, a local and renowned architecture firm, Swing Time differs this year in that it will be powered by solar energy. This way, its flagship lighting feature will be maintained completely off the grid. It's aptly being called Swing Time 2.0.

"We call it 'eco-literacy,' the idea that architecture and design can help people become more ecology literate – that they are empowered to understand the relationships between their actions and the ecology that they are a part of," said Eric Höweler on the combination of environmentally friendliness and park innovations.

Read more.

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Testimonial

“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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Late Night MBTA Service to Continue on a Reduced Schedule

On Wednesday afternoon, the MassDOT board approved the continuation of Late-Night T Service, but will operate on a reduced schedule due to budgetary constraints. This means, according to the Boston Globe, that passengers will have to wait for a longer duration of time between rides.

 

The initial trial period for the service allowed for the subway and certain bus lines to operate as late as 2:30 a.m. but the latest approval, for which $10 million is dedicated, curtails that time to just 2 a.m. It's part of "a $2.02 billion budget for the T’s 2016 fiscal year," reports the Globe.

 

Further, starting June 27, the 15, 22, 71, 73, and 77 bus routes will not operate past 12:30 a.m. Ten other bus lines will remain.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

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Swing Time at The Lawn on D Will Be Powered by the Sun This Year

Last fall, the official opening of The Lawn on D featured what became the experimental park's most popular feature, Swing Time – a set of 20 engaging swings outfitted with LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights. As The Lawn on D's programming slate is poised to be bigger and better than last year, so too is Swing Time, which underwent environmentally sustainable improvements.

The product of Höweler + Yoon, a local and renowned architecture firm, Swing Time differs this year in that it will be powered by solar energy. This way, its flagship lighting feature will be maintained completely off the grid. It's aptly being called Swing Time 2.0.

"We call it 'eco-literacy,' the idea that architecture and design can help people become more ecology literate – that they are empowered to understand the relationships between their actions and the ecology that they are a part of," said Eric Höweler on the combination of environmentally friendliness and park innovations.

Read more.

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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