Far Shot Brings Axe Throwing to Downtown
Heads up at 44 Front Street. Axe throwing, knife throwing, and archery are safely afoot inside Far Shot Worcester, where safety is paramount, and fun is inevitable. See for yourself during the free open house on October 22 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and October 23 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP on Eventbrite to secure a free time slot for you and your friends, or book a one-hour session at your convenience for just $25. Far Shot prides itself on facilitating traditional American pastimes with a contemporary urban twist. Remember to wear a pair of closed-toe shoes and bring your own food and drink. Parental consent is required for youth under age 18.
September Street Report
During September, the BID Ambassador’s “Clean Team” deployed over 800 hours Downtown to make the neighborhood sparkle. They disposed of 12,500 cigarette butts and removed nearly 6,000 pounds of trash. Special projects like cleaning benches, removing weeds and beginning to rid business entryways and sidewalks of leaves kept the Ambassadors busy throughout the month. Out on the street daily, our Ambassadors are a very visible and friendly presence Downtown. They help guide visitors to places like Polar Park, the Worcester Public Library, the courthouse, or various businesses in Downtown Worcester. Last month, they provided directions to more than 750 visitors and completed 800 business checks to ensure Downtown’s needs were met. 
Holy Cross Students to Survey Downtown Business Owners
The Downtown Worcester BID prides itself on partnering with Worcester’s colleges and universities as a means for vital community building. Our organization is collaborating with The Holy Cross Donelan Office of Community Based-Learning once again this fall to leverage our local resources. Juniors and Seniors enrolled in “State and Local Politics” are eager to assist us by surveying business owners in the BID to help promote participation and gain a better understanding of how they can utilize our services. Students will work in groups of two to survey 10 businesses respectively and collect usable data to increase exposure and familiarity with the BID. We are excited to attract more people downtown and provide more targeted resources due to these meaningful conversations. If your retail business or restaurant would like to be surveyed, please contact us.
BOO! Halloween Returns Downtown
It’s official, Trick or Treating in the City of Worcester will take place on Sunday, October 31, from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Rest assured, the City will continue to follow the CDC guidelines and guidance as the date gets closer. Stay tuned for recommendations to keep your little ghouls and ghosts safe this All Hallows Eve. 
Save the Date: November Community Meeting
Our next community meeting will take place virtually on Friday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. We plan to discuss changes to on-street parking in Downtown Worcester with new multi-space meters and the convenient parking mobile app. The City’s Parking Manager will be in attendance to highlight changes and take any questions that arise. Our meetings are free and open to all; we encourage you to join us.

Learn more about Worcester’s new on-street parking program HERE.
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