As the weather warms, indulge in the outdoors by exploring the neighborhood just beyond your front door. Just blocks from the Seaport’s luxury apartments at NEMA Boston, residents can enjoy an afternoon at The Lawn on D. This innovative outdoor venue combines Boston’s artistic culture with lovely green spaces and pavilions. The result is a location offering flexible staging that is ideal for everything from live music and large gatherings to a picnic or simply a walk in the park.
A first-of-its-kind for Boston, this outdoor interactive space moves beyond the traditional confines of a park or public performance venue. It was created as an experimental event landscape to bring together different communities of area residents from across South Boston and the Waterfront. Together, they could experience the rich tapestry of urban arts, music, food, and fun that makes Seaport and nearby environs so appealing. This experiment has evolved into a hub for innovative programming in the heart of South Boston.
Owned and operated by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), The Lawn on D is designed to accommodate both public and private events that engage the community, spark creativity, and celebrate the city. Composed of 2.7 acres on D Street next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the site is always hosting something new to see or do. Meander the grounds before taking a rest in a colorful selection of seating or lounge chairs. Bring a friend or two for a game of bocce or ping-pong, explore an interactive art exhibition, or settle in for an afternoon with your tablet using their free Wi-Fi. For play, work, or simply relaxation, you’re certain to find something at The Lawn to inspire thought and creativity.
For those looking to host their own event, The Lawn on D brings together everything that you need for that signature experience. With multiple venue options, The Lawn can host groups of all sizes and functions. The Pavilion On D is the larger of the space’s two event areas. It is centrally located next to Swing Time, the Lawn’s all-ages swing installation, and can accommodate 400 within its 4,800+ feet of event space. Or, you can add the adjacent lawn spaces to your plan and invite up to 4,000 to that next corporate retreat or live performance.
For more intimate gatherings, The Signature Pavilion provides 3,200 square feet for receptions of up to 350 or banquets up to 150, making it ideal for weddings or other smaller special occasions. The Signature Pavilion also offers a separate mini-lawn for games or outdoor seating, plus access to the Halo Swing: a six-person swing complete with motion-activated LED lights.
To complement your planning, we suggest you take advantage of the inventive offerings provided by The Lawn on D’s private food and beverage provider, Seaport Catering. Meanwhile, for those without party-planning experience or in need of further assistance, Signature Boston stands ready to help you with everything from transportation and public safety to lawn games and Wi-Fi.
For a truly vibrant experience like no other, come out and experience The Lawn on D. With freshly planted trees, a variety of green spaces, groomed walkways, and plenty of seating, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a community event or one of your own design. For a quick bit of afternoon fun, try their Open Lawn and enjoy Swing Time, or make a reservation for a drink and a snack from Rebel Restaurants, owners of some of Boston’s favorite restaurants and the official concessioner for The Lawn on D. For a full listing of upcoming events and offerings, check out the calendar. Your summer fun awaits just a few steps from the Boston Seaport apartments at NEMA Boston.