The city Parks and Recreation Department won't give organizers of the Allston DIY Fest permission for their annual music/arts festival at Ringer Park in Allston this year, citing noise complaints from some neighbors, but issued this statement today:
Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Antonia Pollak spoke to the DIY organizers this morning during an event at Ringer Park. Commissioner Pollak told the group representatives that she would be happy to meet to discuss alternative locations that would be more appropriate than Ringer Park for a day-long concert with more than two dozen bands. The Commissioner said that due to public safety concerns she would invite the Boston Police Department to attend the meeting.
There's an online petition asking the city to let the festival back into Ringer:
This year's festival--should our permits be approved--will be comprised of neighbors, local musicians and artists, Boston Public School students and their families, as well as local organizations and community based charities. If the community can’t use the park, who can--and what is it there for? This is a petition not just for our festival, but for all events in the park.