Event Notices

Columbus Day Family Event Set For October 8, 2012 by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
Host Columbus Day Celebration in the Park

Free Family Fun Day in the Park!

WHAT: Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Hosts Columbus Day Celebration

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2012.  10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 10:45 a.m.: Line up for the Kids’ Parade through the park
  • 11:00 a.m.: Ceremony at the statue of Christopher Columbus with Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli
  • 11:30: The fun and games begin with Jenny the Juggler, Tanglewood Marionettes, Magician Peter O’Malley, Big Joe the Storyteller and more!

WHERE: Christopher Columbus Park, 100 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA

On Monday, October 8, 2012, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host a day of family-friendly events that begins with a parade through the park at 11 a.m. and Includes a variety of entertainment and games.

“Our Columbus Day celebration has been an annual event since 2009,” says FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines. “Kids love marching in our little parade through the park!  It’s a great time for North End and Waterfront families and those who visit the Park on Columbus Day.”

Entertainment, including a marionette show, magician, juggler, storyteller, games, will begin after the parade and ceremony at the statue.  The event is free to all thanks to the generous support of Boston PushCart, CL Waterfront Properties LLC and Tia’s. The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will participate with musicians, singers, and fun art projects.

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (www.foccp.org) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization comprised of North End and Waterfront neighbors and businesses who work together to maintain and enhance the park and to sponsor special events in the park.


The current officers FOCCP are Joanne Hayes-Rines (President), Trish Baumer (Vice President), Virginia Kimball (Treasurer) and Audrey Tortolani (Clerk).  Board members are Joe Bono, Meghan Denenberg, Mary Ann Esparo, Beverly Knight, Cole Landers, Robyn Reed and Christina Sperry.