Community People

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Announce Elected Officers

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) recently held their annual election of Officers and two Directors-at-Large. The election was uncontested. Congratulations to the elected officers: President: Joanne Hayes-Rines Vice President: Ann Babbitt Treasurer: Ann DeLuca Clerk: Patricia Thiboutot Directors-at-large: Susanne Lavoie and Rita Pagliuca In addition, the following FOCCP members have agreed to serve as committee chairs: Patricia Sabbey, Fundraising Robyn Read More…

Event Notices

Summer Fun in Christopher Columbus Park: Independence Day Celebrations, Lawn Games, Movies, Arts & Crafts, and Fitness Classes

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host a variety of free family-friendly events all summer! Join the FOCCP at 110 Atlantic Avenue for weekly lawn games, movies and exercise classes. Mark your calendar for ParkArts events and special Independence Day celebrations. See the full schedule below. Special Events to Celebrate Independence Day Saturday, Read More…

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Christopher Columbus Park’s Tunnel of Love February 10

Join The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) at the park’s well-known trellis for the Tunnel of Love this Valentine’s Day! The trellis will be decorated for the entire month of February with cupids and lighted hearts. Stop by for a special event on Saturday, February 10th. More details below. FOCCP is looking for volunteers to help Read More…

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Valentine’s Day Comes Early to One of the “Most Romantic Places” in Boston

Christopher Columbus Park Trellis To Become a Tunnel of Love on Feb. 10, 2018 The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are gearing up to turn Columbus Park’s well-known trellis into a Tunnel of Love in honor of Valentine’s Day. The trellis will be decorated for the entire month of February with cupids and lighted hearts. On Saturday, February Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks Return to Boston Harbor to Ring in 2018!

Update: The 7pm family fireworks on Boston Common have been cancelled due to the cold, but the midnight fireworks are still on over Boston Harbor!Get your party hats and noisemakers to ring in 2018 because New Year’s Eve fireworks are returning this year to Boston Harbor. The 40-year tradition is back with two, yes two, fireworks Read More…

Event Notices

Summer Lawn Games on Saturdays at Christopher Columbus Park; Croquet on Wednesdays too!

Summer lawn games are at Christopher Columbus Park every Saturday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. courtesy of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. That means corn hole, giant jenga, horseshoes and bocce ball! As a bonus, every Wednesday, there will be croquet from 5:30pm-7:30pm. It’s all free and open to all!

Event Notices Kids & Families

Christopher Columbus Park Independence Day Celebration

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is pleased to continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly free event on Saturday, July 1, from noon to 4:00 pm. This free celebration will be kicked off with the fun “Kids Parade” led by Uncle Sam on stilts. Other entertainment throughout the day will include Read More…

Community Featured

Tot Lot Cleanup and Celebration Gets Christopher Columbus Park Ready for the Season [Photos]

Threatening storm clouds didn’t stop the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park from holding its Annual Tot Lot Celebration on Saturday, May 6.  The annual event celebrates the Friends cleaning up the playground area, adding new sand to the sandbox and buying new sand toys. Moms and Dads braved the off-and-on drizzles so their little ones Read More…

Community Event Notices

Cupids Come to North End’s Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate Valentine’s Day by making one of Boston’s most kissable places even more romantic. Illuminated heart-holding cupids will grace the north and south ends of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park during mid-February. FOCCP invites you to the park to see the new red and white cupids, Read More…