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Join us at 3rd Space in Downtown Boston

Visit us at 3rd Space -- Downtown Boston's destination space for downtown visitors, workers, students, shoppers, and residents looking for an inviting community space with cultural exhibitions, live performances, places to meet, and free public amenities. Stop in, have lunch, stay a while, and discover!

 3rd Space currently features two free art exhibitions, “Soft City” and “ISUs,” which reflect the Downtown Boston BID’s intention to provide exposure and economic opportunities for creatives, as well as a platform for exciting new voices in community conversations that challenge the status quo.


Getting Here
12 Summer Street (across from Macy's)
Boston, MA 02110

Just steps from the Downtown Crossing T Station (Orange and Red Lines); and a short walk from Park Street (Green Line), South Station (Silver Line and Commuter Rail), and State (Blue Line)


This Week 


What To Do

Free Art Gallery & Gathering Space
Tues – Sat | 12-6 | Now through Sat, April 22

Enjoy interactive art exhibits, seating areas, public bathrooms, and complimentary WiFi and hot chocolate

Free Lunch Club @ 3rd Space
Tues-Fri | 12-3 | Tues, March, 21 through Fri, April 21

Bring your lunch to 3rd Space or order from a Downtown restaurant for delivery.

Bring in your same-day receipt and receive a FREE lunchbox!

Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, hot chocolate, water & dessert, as well as FREE entertainment:

Tuesdays: Trivia hosted by Morgan White Jr. from The Morgan Show on WBZ Radio. Drop in any time between 12:30-2 pm to play.

Wednesdays: Games Day, including a putting green, Connect 4, Jenga, and more.

Thursdays: Live jazz by rotating musicians.

Fridays: Games Day, including a putting green, Connect 4, Jenga, and more.

For a full list of local lunch options, click here.
The delivery address is 12 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110



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The group just practice, founded by Amanda Ugorji and Sophie Weston Chien, have installed its large-scale textile series “Soft City,” which recounts Boston’s systemic history of racist redlining and its past, present, and future impact on Black residents in Greater Boston.



The studio VERS Collab, founded by Chelsea Jno Baptiste, Sahil Mohan, and Savannah Cheung, brings “ISUs” (short for ‘integrated sheltering units’) – an interactive, socio-political artwork that comments on concepts of shelter, housing equity, and ‘“hostile architecture.’”


host your event here

We welcome artists, musicians, and community groups who are interested in applying for complimentary use the 3rd Space venue (which can accommodate up to 200). We will co-market your program(s) and provide operational support to help create a turnkey space that will serve as a destination for single and multi-use programming. Non-profits, community groups, individuals, and social impact organizations are encouraged to reach-out and discuss your ideas for 3rd Space activations. Email us at [email protected]