Community Event Notices

Cupids Come to North End’s Christopher Columbus Park

Love is in the air, literally! (FOCCP photo)

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate Valentine’s Day by making one of Boston’s most kissable places even more romantic. Illuminated heart-holding cupids will grace the north and south ends of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park during mid-February. FOCCP invites you to the park to see the new red and white cupids, along with the beautiful blue lights on the trellis and the twinkling blue laser lights on the pathway.

“The whimsical cupids will welcome lovers of all ages as they celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Waterfront and North End. We love to bring special events to Columbus Park that delight and entertain neighbors and everyone who is lucky enough to visit one of the most romantic and lovely places in Boston.” — FOCCP PRESIDENT JOANNE HAYES-RINES

Valentine’s Day visitors are invited to tag @foccp when sharing their Columbus Park Valentine’s Day photos on social media. #lovefoccp

FOCCP has been illuminating the trellis since 2002 and, this year, added twinkling blue laser lights that are a delight for all – especially children — as they walk under the trellis.  “FOCCP is only able to bring special events to the park because of the tremendous support of the membership and businesses,” says Hayes-Rines. “Our Platinum Level corporate sponsors are CL Properties,, and Sanibel Electrical Corporation. Gold Level sponsors are Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston PushCart, Capitol One, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Marriott Long Wharf Boston, and Tia’s Waterfront.”

FOCCP is an all-volunteer non-profit comprised of North End and Waterfront neighbors and businesses committed to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The Friends work closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, along with other city and state organizations to make this Park a special place to be enjoyed by residents and visitors to Boston.

In 2016 the Massachusetts House of Representatives recognized FOCCP for “15 years of being the Best Friends Group in the City of Boston.”