From Jackson Square to the Monument, Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today was turned into the sort of long block party that previously only Newbury Street in the Back Bay had had (more are planned for other major streets this summer).
With no cars allowed on Centre Street, what better use for the municipal parking lot opposite the Curley than a food-truck stop?
Singing "La Bamba" in front of the old Blessed Sacrament Church:
Several chess tables were set out in front of JP Licks:
Across the street, was an even larger chess set:
Note: Despite what Twitter thinks, the video below is not in the least "sensitive" - it just shows some kid doing a cartwheel right down the middle of Centre Street:
Pedicab drivers worked the stretch, offering free rides to weary walkers.
One woman found a way to relax above the crowds: