The Red Sox have a tendency to bring Bostonians closer together. This summer, the Sox will do so again, even when they’re on the road.
The City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday announced a new “Out of the Park” event series that will launch this summer. “Out of the Park” will feature three, free special events in which Red Sox away game are screened at Boston area parks.
The events will give fans an opportunity to enjoy many of the sights, sounds and amenities that have come to define the Fenway Park game day experience for generations of New Englanders.
Families are encouraged to picnic and cheer on the Red Sox during the “Out of the Park” events on the following dates and locations:
-Sunday, May 25, 1:40 p.m. at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury
-Sunday, June 22, 4:05 p.m. at Franklin Park in Dorchester
-Sunday, July 27, 1:40 p.m. at the Boston Common
“Attending a ballgame at Fenway Park is a cherished Boston tradition, and with ‘Out of the Park,’ it is now one that all Bostonians can enjoy as we bring the sights and sounds of Red Sox baseball to our own historic Boston Parks,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said. “Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation and the Boston Red Sox for their continued commitment to providing opportunities that bring families together and allow our youth to share in the experiences that a world class city such as Boston has to offer.”
Each “Out of the Park” event will feature a live viewing of a Red Sox away game, broadcast by NESN on a massive big screen with cut-ins by a live game announcer. The events also will include many special game day elements, including caricaturists, balloon artists, face painters, giveaways, free popcorn, ice cream by Hood and Kayem’s famous Fenway Franks. Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster, Fenway Park DJ TJ Connelly and the Hot Tamales Brass Band will make special appearances.