Today is Thursday, July 4 – Happy Independence Day! If you’re running some errands before or after the day’s celebrations, be sure to check out the Boston Globe’s list of what’s open and closed around the state, read more here.
Here’s what else you need to know for today…
6:00AM First Day of Thursday Trash Pickup. As of July 1, trash and recycling collection will begin at 6 a.m., moving up one hour from the current start time of 7 a.m. In the North End, collections will be changed to take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Thursday street sweeping will be moved to Fridays, see additional details here.
9:00AM July 4th Parade at City Hall Plaza. Elected officials join the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company for a Fourth of July flag-raising on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, followed by an Independence Day Parade to the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street, where patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock are buried, and the parade then marches to the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence is read.
10:30AM USS Constitution Turn Around. To celebrate the birth of the US Navy, the USS Constitution leaves it berth in Charlestown and cruises to Castle Island at the entrance to the harbor. The historic cannon salute celebrates the USS Constitution being the oldest fully commissioned Naval vessel in the world and the birth of the US NAVY.
10:30PM Fireworks over Charles River. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is held at the Hatch Shell, featuring headliner Queen Latifah, Thursday, concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
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Friday, July 5
6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for the summer fitness series. This morning’s class will be bootcamp, see additional details and a full class schedule here.
1:00PM Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs. Join the Paul Revere House at 19 North Square where, in the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty & Deirdre Sweeney will perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife, & other instruments.
Saturday, July 6
11:00AM MA National Guard’s 215th Army Band & NH 39th Army Band. Stop by the West End of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to hear music from military bands. Performing will be the Massachusetts National Guard’s 215th Army Band, the second oldest band in the United States Army and known as one of the nation’s finest military bands. Joining the 215th Army Band is the 39th Army Band from New Hampshire.
1:00PM Fife and Drum Concert by the Boston Alarm Company. Stop by the Paul Revere House at 19 North Square and treat yourself to a sprightly concert of fife and drum music! Dressed in civilian clothing reproduced from period originals, alarm company members play marches and beat out cadences used to warn citizens of impending attack, see additional details here.
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