The BWB Family Reunion '22
On Saturday, July 16th from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., we’re taking over the Lawn on D yet again for a day-long celebration of Black experiences, community and culture. Inspired by traditional family gatherings, we’re bringing together Black Bostonians from across neighborhoods, hometowns, and generations to experience joy and create memories with friends and family. Count on all your favorite Black-folk classics from line-dancing and a Spades tournament, to double dutch, relay races, trivia and of course good music. BWB members have access to a VIP reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., featuring a karaoke-style, Family Talent Show. RSVP for special access, first dibs on the family t-shirt and helpful information, like where to find parking.
Team Spades Tournament
Calling all Spades players! Announcing the BWB Spades Tournament sponsored by our Corporate Partner: DraftKings. Grab your favorite Spades partner and sign-up by 3:00 p.m. at the Lawn On D to join the official bracket. This is your shot at year-long bragging rights as the ‘Best Spades Players in Boston’, and 2 Tournament DK Branded prize boxes: 1 duffle bag, 4 whiskey glasses, 1 yeti coaster, 1 yeti mug, and 1 dog collar.
VIP Reception & Family Talent Show
BWB Members and special guests have access to a VIP Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. featuring a karaoke-style, Family Talent Show. The winning act will receive an Echo 10 Smart Display with Alexa courtesy of our Corporate Partner: Amazon. No solo acts allowed – we want Salt AND Pepa, Kid AND Play, Kriss AND Kross!
No Family Reunion is complete without the passing of generational knowledge and wisdom! We're excited to partner with the Teacher's Lounge for interactive oral storytelling. Join us at Lawn A to participate in this empowering revival of our traditions through our shared history as Black Bostonians (and transplants.)
What You Need to Know For the Lawn On D
Are there any age restrictions?
All ages are welcome to hang out at The Lawn On D! However, you need to be 21+ to be able to purchase alcohol.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, pets are NOT allowed at The Lawn On D (with the exception of service animals).
Is there any food available for purchase?
Yes, there will be food and beverages provided by Rebel Restaurants. They bring their restaurant experience to The Lawn On D with a concessions menu that includes grill favorites, wraps, deli sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages. We are also excited to have local food trucks Gourmet Kreyol and Fresh Food Generation on site.
Can I bring outside food and drinks to The Lawn On D?
Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Is smoking allowed at The Lawn On D?
No, the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes at The Lawn On D is prohibited.
Is there a public restroom at The Lawn On D?
There are restrooms available for public use inside the convention center. Follow the signage posted at The Lawn On D.
Is there Wi-Fi at The Lawn On D?
Yes, we have complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi available to all visitors of The Lawn On D.
Can I bring my own chair and/or blanket?
Yes, you’re welcome to bring a blanket or a personal lawn chair to The Lawn On D.
What is the exact address of The Lawn On D?
The Lawn On D is located at 420 D Street, Boston, MA 02210.
Can I get to The Lawn On D via public transportation?
Yes. The Lawn On D is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop. It’s also a 15-20 minute walk from South Station, which provides local services via bus and subway (Red Line), and a 30-minute walk from Broadway Station on the Red Line. There is also a Blue Bikes station in front of the BCEC on Summer Street and in front of The Lawn On D on D Street.
Is there any parking near The Lawn On D?
There is metered street parking available on D Street and valet parking located at the Lot On D across from The Lawn On D, accessible via the Element Boston Seaport Hotel. Please check the Getting Here section of this page for parking rates and alternative ways to get to The Lawn On D.
What do I do if I lost something at The Lawn On D?
Please check the Lawn On D's Lost & Found page where you can file a report with their Public Safety Team and get a case ID for any lost item(s).