Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s annual Independence Day Celebration will be held this year on Saturday June 28 from 10:45AM to 3PM. This free celebration will be kicked off by the family favorite “Kids Parade”, led by Uncle Sam on stilts. Other entertainment throughout the day will include visits by T-Bone, Mr. Balloon Wizard, Station 8’s Fire Truck, the Tanglewood Marionettes, and Magician Peter O’Malley. A Musical Petting Zoo, a performance by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center, and a host of family-friendly games on our West Lawn like bean-bag toss, tic-tac-toe toss, and hula hoops complete the day’s activities.

Said Kathleen Tedesco, co-chair of the June 28 Independence Day event: “The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park group organizes and funds many free events in the Park like our Independence Day celebration. To encourage year-round Park activity, we also fund and sponsor the Winter Trellis lighting, the Columbus Day celebration, Sunday Free Movie nights, and our Tot Lot Celebration. We are proud and thankful to have the support of responsible and generous corporate sponsors for this event: Al Dente Restaurant, Boston Pushcart, Benevento’s Restaurant, the Chiofaro Company, CL Waterfront Properties LLC, Marriott Long Wharf, and Sunstone Hotel Investors. We also thank our membership whose yearly contributions also help fund this and other events.”

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