Photo Gallery: Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park
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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. It was that renovation that spurred the creation of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Today, FOCCP funds the lights among its many efforts throughout the year to benefit the park. FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines and Parks Commissioner Toni Pollak moderated the festivities with a holiday program headlined by NEMPAC students, saxophone extraordinaire, Scott Boni, Magic 106.7 and, of course, Santa! The Greenway Conservancy also opened up the carousel for complimentary rides that night.
After the lighting, Tia’s new owners from the Cronin Group, John Cronin and Ciaran Mc Nelis, hosted the FOCCP volunteers at the waterfront restaurant adjacent to Christopher Columbus Park. The Friends group presented awards to recognize long time officers to celebrate a successful year.
For nearly 20 years the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) has been dedicated to creating a vibrant urban oasis in the Park. This has always been a vital mission and never more meaningful than now. Christopher Columbus Park offers solace and even some fun, in this precarious time. FOCCP member, Katie Kelly, shares her Read More…
The Infrastructure Committee of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, led by Chair Ford Cavallari, has been busy working on a major project to replace the old trellis lights that were failing. New LED lights are being installed to serve both for holiday and year-round use. The white lights which have been on for several months are Read More…