Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Harborfest, What to Know For the 4th, More MBTA Wifi on Hold, Garden Walks

What you should know for Monday!

Events for Monday, July 3rd:

All Day Boston Harborfest on the Waterfront. With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment and much more! More information at bostonharborfest.com.

1:00 PM Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs at the Paul Revere House, 19 North Square. In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty & Deirdre Sweeney perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife, & other instruments.

Notable news found elsewhere:

MBTA Commuter Rail Wi-fi and Cell Service Project Suspended

The MBTA saw great enough opposition from communities near commuter rail stations that the project to improve wi-fi and cell service was put on hold. The Commuter Rail project, which was planned since 2014, was supposed to begin this Summer. The project involved constructing over 300 75 foot tall towers along the commuter rail. Currently, the MBTA is carrying out a 30 day assessment on the project. Read the whole story from The Boston Herald.

Everything You Need to Know For The 4th on The Esplanade!

Tomorrow is the 4th of July! CBS Boston has created a list of everything you need to know about the celebration on the Esplanade. The concert begins at 8:30 PM. Most importantly, the fireworks begin at 10:30 PM and last until around 11 PM. Check here for the full schedule of tomorrow’s events on the Esplanade.

A look at north square before construction starts:

Trying the new zip line on the Greenway!


Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 4th

10:30 PM Fireworks at the Esplanade for Boston Pops Spectacular. 21-minute fireworks display taking place at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Tuesday night on WBZ-TV from 8-9 p.m. The national broadcast will be on CBS from 9-11 p.m. The show features musical guests Andy Grammar, Melissa Etheridge, and Leslie Odom Jr. from the musical Hamilton. The highlight is expected to be when the Pops play Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture,’ which will be accompanied by church bells and cannon fire.

Wednesday, July 5th

6:30 PM Next Level Fitness Bootcamp at Hanover Street and Cross Street. Get fit and stay healthy every week during the summer with Next Level Fitness!

From the Community: 

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Garden Walk and Library Lecture by Kerry Ann Mendez The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Friends of the North End Library are sponsoring this event on Saturday, July 22nd. The event is from 10 AM to 2 PM and is completely free! Kerry Ann Mendez will talk about the perennial plants at Christopher Columbus Park. Afterwards she will give a lecture at the North End Library. See the full story here.

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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