Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh helped flip the switch on Monday night turning on the thousands of blue lights to create Boston’s iconic holiday scene at Christopher Columbus Park. (See the video.) After leading a complete renovation of the park thirteen years ago, this will be Tom Menino’s last lighting as Boston Mayor. […]
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The annual trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Park marked the start of the season during this Thanksgiving week. Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh helped flip the switch on Monday night turning on the thousands of blue lights to create Boston’s iconic holiday scene. The trellis lights are sponsored by the Friends of Christopher […]
Bundle up on Monday night and come out for the big Annual Trellis Lighting ceremony in Columbus Park! Mayor Menino will throw the switch and Mayor-Elect Walsh will be part of the festivities! Beginning at 5:30 pm, Santa Claus will talk with those who’ve been naughty and nice while music from Magic 106.7 will fill […]
On the day before the September 24th Preliminary Election, mayoral candidate and poll front-runner John Connolly spent about an hour visiting with North End / Watefront parents at the popular tot lot in Christopher Columbus Park. Photos by Jane Gorham Connolly.
I have lived in the North End for most of my 74 years on earth. It has always been the greatest place to live and the people are the best neighbors in the city. In my opinion, Columbus Park is one of the nicest and most beautiful parts of the area. It has a charm […]
Less than 24 hours after it was installed at Christopher Columbus Park, the “Pulse of the City” interactive art exhibit was stolen. Bruce McCue shares the news and photo exclaiming, “Heartless!” The City and lead artist said they will to replace the $5,000 heart that creates music based on the pulse of the people who […]
A unique public art installation was unveiled today at Christopher Columbus Park entitled “Pulse of the City.” The interactive art is on the sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue and encourages fitness by creating music based on the heartbeats of the people who approach it. “This is a truly unique project that connects Boston’s residents and visitors […]
Now in its 11th year, the Boston “ahts” Festival has grown into a citywide event right here at Christopher Columbus Park. For 2013, there will be dozens of artist exhibitions, continuous music, theater and poetry performances using both the waterfront stage and the west garden area. The mural kids painting board is always popular as […]
Cinema Paradiso film will be screened at Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday, August 29, 2013 starting at 8:00 pm. The event is free.
At the August 13, 2013 meeting of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), Tia’s on the Waterfront owner, Lori Lilly, introduced the new prospective owner of the restaurant, Cronin Restaurant Group. Cronin is the owner of Jerry Remy’s at the Seaport as well as other regional eateries and developments. Tia’s is located at 200 […]
The lawn at Christopher Columbus Park was filled with opera lovers on Sunday afternoon enjoying performance of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte presented by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. The free public outreach event came following two nights at Faneuil Hall where the opera was fully staged in the Grand Hall. The opera was […]
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park held an Independence Day celebration in the park featuring a full day of fun family events on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Free activities included a parade through the park, led by Uncle Sam on stilts followed by entertainment from Big Joe the Storyteller, T-Bone the modern pied piper, Tanglewood […]
The North End Waterfront Heath & Beauty Alliance put on the inaugural NEWHBA-Fest at Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Joined by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), a full day of planned activities delighted young and old by bringing good health, physical fitness and beauty to the downtown Boston community. Some […]
It’s a lot of fun to bring Fido to the park and lay out on the grass. But when all the lawn areas at Christopher Columbus Park are open and inviting, would you select the one spot literally within INCHES of the “No Dogs, Please” sign? The sun was beaming down, I took out my […]
Santa Maria di Anzano was honored on June 2, 2013 with a procession through Boston’s North End. The procession coincided with the Festa Nazionale della Reppublica and the statue was presented at the celebration in Christopher Columbus Park by Society President Elio LoRusso. Accompanying the procession of was the traditional Italian marching music of the […]
The 67th Anniversary of the Italian Republic was celebrated at the annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana on June 2, 2013, held outdoors with a “Piazza Italia” at Christopher Columbus Park. The day long festa featured various exhibits, children’s games and Italian treats including gelato from Caffe Paradiso. Earlier in the day, there were some […]
Kicking off the first summer 2013 procession in Boston’s North End was the Societa Santa Maria di Anzano. The Italian religious procession was held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 starting at St. Leonard Church and continuing through the neighborhood streets to be honored by devotees. The procession coincided with the Festa Nazionale della Reppublica and the […]
Saturday, June 22, 2013 brings the first annual NEWHBA-Fest to Christopher Columbus Park from the North End / Waterfront Health and Beauty Alliance and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The all-day event runs from 8am-8pm with free exercise classes (8am-3pm), health & beauty expo tables and free live music from Hadrian’s Heros, Classic Isotti […]
A large citywide crowd came out on Memorial Day 2013 for a new tradition at the North End Waterfront’s Christopher Columbus Park, honoring America’s soldiers that have paid the ultimate price. Officially known as “Remembrance 2013: A Musical Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes,” the concert replaces a Memorial Day observance previously held at McGillivray Park […]
Spring 2013 was a banner time for the annual blooming of tulips at Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy this musical video slideshow to see a selection of photos from this year’s display. There are more photos from various sections of the park below. Click any image to start a full screen slideshow. Photos by Matt Conti.
Wisteria does not necessarily bloom every year so we’re lucky to see it hanging in all its glory this year from the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park. The FOCCP Horticulture “Hotties” Volunteers trim and take care of the winding vines including the bark knots that have their own intricate patterns. The ladies also are actively […]