The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has been moved from Friday, July 4th to Thursday, July 3rd due to Tropical Storm Arthur!
The public will be allowed to start entering checkpoints as of 5:00pm tomorrow near the Esplanade. The Memorial Drive, Mass Ave Bridge & Longfellow Bridge will be closed as of 6:00pm.
The Boston Pops Firework Spectacular event will start at 8:00pm.
Please check July4th.org & the CityofBoston.gov for further details.
"Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long."
This year, the presentations at the Hatchshell by the Esplanade will include Despicable Me 2, The Goonies, Men in Black 3 and The Lego Movie. The first featured film will be Monsters University on Friday, June 20th.
"Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night. Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games and giveaways with WBZ News Radio 1030."
Please click here for the full list of Free Friday Flicks.
It's almost time for the Radio 92.9 Earthest at the Hatch Shell!
The Earthfest concert is one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the nation.
"For two decades, Radio 92.9 has hosted EarthFest, a wildly popular all-day summer concert that’s not just well-curated and family-friendly, but also completely free and open to the public. "
Performances from this year's Earthfest include Neon Trees, The Wailers & Smallpools. There will also be a 'Kids Planet' Family Stage.
For more information on the event, please go to Earthfest.com.
Spring is in the air and that means community boating will be open on the Esplanade soon!
Join Community Boating, Inc. for a free orientation class starting on opening day, Sunday, March 30th, and learn more about the joys of sailing!
"To celebrate, Community Boating is offering a Spring Thaw Promotion for the month of March...all Adult Full Year memberships and gift certificates will be discounted $20. In addition, all renewing members and purchasers of Adult Program memberships or gift certificates above $99 will be entered into a raffle to win a CBI Package Prize valued at over $200.
Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is the nation's oldest and largest community sailing center, located on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade by the Longfellow Bridge and the DCR Hatch Shell, T-accessible from the Charles/ MGH stop on the Red Line."
Please click here for more information on Community Boating, Inc. and the Orientation Class.
Check out the lucy Light Forest at the Esplanade today! The lucy Light Forest will be along the Charles River until Sunday, October 13th.
lucy®, a performance apparel company for active women, put together an "inspirational and interactive light experience along the Esplanade in Boston.
Consisting of over 10,000 solar-powered LED lights, the lucy light forest responds to movement and transforms daily exercise into an enchanting and awe-inspiring experience."
Along with the lucy Light Forest, lucy is promoting various exercise events with different instructors. Work outs include boot camps, pilates and yoga. The full schedule is available on lucylightforest.com/events.
On Saturday, October 5th, the JDRF Boston Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held by the Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. The 5k walk starts at 10:30am. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) website allow visitors to register and donate online prior to the start of the event.
"The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun-filled charity walk held in locations all around the world. The Walk raises funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Participants, walking alone or in teams, raise money for JDRF—the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research.
Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults—approximately 80 people per day—are diagnosed with T1D in the U.S."
Mix 104.1's MixFest is back! On Saturday, September 14th, the MixFest concert will be at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
This year, MixFest will be headlining Of Monsters and Men and will also have performances by Backstreet Boys and Gavin DeGraw!
"In addition to this year's impressive roster of acts, the event will feature a special performance by the winner of MIX 104.1's 15 Seconds of Fame contest. The lucky local act will be selected out of a pool of applicants who have submitted videos of their performances on MIX 104.1's 15 Seconds of Fame contest page for the coveted chance to take the stage at this year's big show."
The gates open at 1:00pm with the concert starting at 4:00pm. The concert is free and open to all ages!
The AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013 will be held on June 2, 2013. The event will start & end at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston.
Registration is now open. Individuals can registrer by themselves, join a team or start a new team. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m on June 2nd. The Walk begins at 10 a.m. and 5K Run begins at 9:50 a.m. There are also opportunities to volunteer and be a "virtual walker" by donating online.
"Every year since 1986, thousands of dedicated participants have raised millions of dollars for AIDS Action’s innovative programs and services that are essential to maintaining the health of individuals living with the disease and preventing the spread of the epidemic. Just as important, the Walk also raises our awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community at-large, reminding us all that we must work together to stop the spread of HIV."
Cycling in the city is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, check out local attractions, and get some exercise. Below are a few suggestions on where you should go for your next adventure.
South End/ Jamaica Plain
"Making use of the Southwest Corridor and its paved bike paths, this route runs straight into the leafy Arnold Arboretum, where cyclists can enjoy the flora on miles of paths. From there, intrepid riders can go on to Franklin Park, or circle back toward the city along Jamaica Pond.
UMass Boston to Pleasure Bay
This trip is about 3 miles one way. Though dedicated bike paths are not available along the entire route, cyclists can share the wide and double sidewalks with pedestrians and joggers. Feel free to stop at the JFK Library & Museum or (one of my favorite stops) Castle Island!
The Esplanade is already a favored running and cycling destination for many Bostonians. The wide path is three miles long and connects to the city via several footbridges. The Esplanade offers several recreational perks. Take a lap around and expierence what Boston and Cambridge has to offer! Near Science Park and right along the bike path, riders will find public basketball and tennis courts. If you're traveling with a particularly athletic bunch, you can pack gear and play during a break from biking."
The Esplanade never fails to have some of the best, free events in Boston. Bring your listening ears, people, and join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for a night of Latin beats, including mambo and merengue on July 18.
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 2012 Landmarks Festival at the Hatch Shell will feature Latin music for its “Fiesta Sinfónica.” This special performance, which will showcase a salsa band, will take place on July 18 at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. And I'm sure it'll still end on time whether there is a fat lady or not, so don't be late! AND I will be doing the salsa so you don't want to miss my special performance either :)