Community

Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch Delights Children at Columbus Park

“Find a Pumpkin—Take a Pumpkin” was the message in Columbus Park on the afternoon of Thursday, October 15, when the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) hosted its first pop-up pumpkin patch. Ann Babbitt, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Vice President, conceived of the idea for this alternative experience when the annual Fall Festival had Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

New Artwork: Bats! At Christopher Columbus Park

“Holy bat cave, Batman!” Robin of Batman and Robin fame might say this if he entered the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park these October days. Another Robin, Robyn Reed, Park Art Curator for the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, has created a whimsical art installation at the Park. When walking under the trellis, look up to see Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

Christopher Columbus Statue to be Replaced by Italian Immigrant Statue in North End’s Waterfront Park; Knights Will Display Old Statue

Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Monday evening to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that the fragile condition of the Columbus statue after its recent beheading by vandals means that it will not be returning to its pedestal in Christopher Columbus Park. Instead, the Boston Arts Commission will begin a process to design and Read More…

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“The Shape of Play” Art Installation Opens at Columbus Park

The Shape of Play, a new public art exhibit by Sari Carel, is now on display at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston’s North End Waterfront. Commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and curated and produced by Now + There, this temporary art installation features an ambient multi-channel soundtrack and sculptures made of pieces reflective Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Christopher Columbus Statue to Undergo Public Review Process

Boston Art Commission (BAC) voted to submit the Christopher Columbus statue for further public review to decide its fate, following a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The issue will undergo a citywide public engagement process to allow voices on both sides to express their opinions regarding the statue’s future. BAC will also establish a group Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Boston Art Commission to Begin Review Process for Christopher Columbus Statue on August 11th

Boston Art Commission’s monthly meeting is next Tuesday, August 11 from 4-6 p.m., and it will include public testimony on the Christopher Columbus statue (among other agenda items). The BAC will then vote on whether to formally review the artwork, and begin a process similar to what was done for Emancipation Group.  The head of Christopher Columbus Read More…

Community

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Receive Golden Trowel Award

The Golden Trowel Award was presented to Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP)’s Horticultural Committee Co-Chairs Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell for the Garden of Hope on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods presented the award, noting that the garden earned first place for its beauty and design and FOCCP’s mission to cut Read More…

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Garden of Hope Wins First Place in Mayor’s Garden Contest

The idea for the Garden of Hope at Christopher Columbus Park was born out of disappointment when, early last spring, dozens of hybrid roses in the classic rose garden failed to make it through the winter season. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Horticulture Chairs, Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell, teamed up to create the Garden of Hope. Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Schools

New Outdoor Preschool at Waterfront Park (CC Park)

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network is a nonprofit early childhood program committed to place-based learning and play. We are an inspired team of teachers with experience in public, private, and Montessori schools, who are thrilled to give children the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive outdoors.  We run outdoor early childhood programs at the Arnold Arboretum Read More…

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Come Visit the Trees of Love in Christopher Columbus Park

Come for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park and enjoy a fleetingly fragrant experience of honey, vanilla and citrus as the Park’s five Little Leaf Linden trees come into bloom. These lovely trees with heart-shaped leaves are distinctive with a rich symbolic history stretching back over a thousand years. Villagers in the German and Norse Read More…