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Mayor Martin Walsh to host Boston neighborhood coffee hours

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Between May 12 and June 16, Mayor Martin Walsh will embark upon his first neighborhood coffee hour tour of Boston to hear your suggestions for how the city can improve services, public spaces and parks.

“The neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about open space and other needs in the neighborhood,” said Ryan Woods of the Parks and Recreation Department in a press release.

These coffee hours, co-hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation department, begin at 9:30 a.m and last one hour. The mayor will begin in Charlestown at the Doherty Park and will work his way through every neighborhood of the city on most weekday mornings. Three newly opened parks will serve as venues, including the Joyce Playground in Allston/Brighton on May 21, the Sweeney Playground in South Boston on May 29, and the Billings Field on June 4.

Dunkin’ Donuts will provide coffee and doughnuts, Whole Foods Market will serve fresh fruit, and the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives will distribute seeds to urban gardeners at each session. As a special gift from the mayor, attendees will receive a flowering plant that was grown in the city’s greenhouses.