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New Year’s Eve Brief: Harbor Fireworks, Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll, Wharf District Walking Tour

Things to know for Monday

Today is Monday, December 31 – New Years Eve! In partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council, Boston Harbor Now and the City of Boston, fireworks will be shot off from a barge between Long Wharf and Fan Pier to celebrate the start of 2019, see additional details here

Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead…

1:00PM Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll. Boston Harbor Now is once again hosting the Waterfront ice sculpture stroll with seasonal favorites and some new designs hosted by Boston’s waterfront properties. A walking map is available here.

1:00 Free Walking Tour of the Wharf District Harborwalk. Join Boston Harbor Now and the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk for a free, one-hour walking tour of Boston’s historic wharves led by Friends of the Harborwalk Liz Nelson Weaver, see additional details here.

11:59PM Fireworks on the Boston Harbor. Brought to you by the Boston Harbor Fireworks Fund, which is administered by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now and the Wharf District Council with the support of harbor-wide businesses and generous sponsors.

Notable News:

Broken transportation system needs new revenue

The 18-member commission that has been evaluating the broken transportation system as it relates to the economy and the landscape of the Commonweath for the future has released the report requested by Gov. Charlie Baker almost a year ago. Read more of Senator Joseph Boncore and Jesse MerMell’s OpEd on CommonWealth Magazine.

City Lights from the Greenway:


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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, January 1

New Year’s Day

12:00PM New Year’s Day Hike. Join DCR, NPS, and Boston Harbor Now for their annual First Day Hike on the Harborwalk. Starting at Old North Church at noon on New Year’s Day, the one-hour guided city hike will venture through the North End to the Harborwalk in Langone Park, across the Charles River Locks to Paul Revere Park, and up to the Bunker Hill Monument.

From the Community:

Alford Street Bridge Work – New Traffic Configuration

For the next two weeks, traffic on the Alford Street Bridge will be shifted so that all vehicles will be traveling on the west span of the bridge, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, continue reading.

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