Announcements

Half Price Fridays to Spectacle Island in September

Throughout the month of September, ferry rides to Spectacle Island are half price every Friday. This special pricing was made possible by the generosity of The Highland Street Foundation, along with Boston Harbor Now. WhenHalf price tickets to Spectacle Island are available every Friday throughout September 2020. How To Purchase TicketsVisit https://www.bostonharborislands.org/ferryschedule2020/ to view the Read More…

Business

Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center Now Features Night Shift Coffee Cart

The Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway now features a coffee cart from Night Shift Coffee. Boston Harbor Now partnered with Night Shift Coffee from Night Shift Brewing to introduce the coffee cart to the Boston waterfront, offering Island and Harbor visitors an easy, quick way to grab a caffeinated beverage. Night Shift’s Read More…

Announcements Arts & Culture

2020 Art of the Parks Program Call for Participants

The 2020 Art of the Parks Program, presented by the National Parks of Boston, in conjunction with Artists for Humanity and Boston Harbor Now, has launched and is now calling for participants to submit visual artwork for judging. What Art of the Parks is a summer-long contest program inviting participants to create their own visual Read More…

Arts & Culture

Boston Harbor Now Launches Online Platform “Harbor At Home”

Boston Harbor Now has announced the launch of Harbor At Home, an online platform of video content created to help viewers form a stronger connection to Boston Harbor’s waterfront and Islands while life prevents them from physically enjoying these natural resources. Harbor At Home uses art, culture, fitness, history, and nature as connection points for Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Postponed: “Voyage of Mercy” Book Launch at USS Constitution Museum

Join the National Parks of Boston, the USS Constitution Museum, the USS Constitution, and Boston Harbor Now at the USS Constitution Museum on March 16, 2020, from 6 – 8 pm, to celebrate the official launch of author Stephen Puleo’s new book Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Explore Peddocks Island at Winter Wander on Saturday, Feb. 22

On Saturday, February 22, Boston area residents and visitors will have the rare opportunity to explore Peddocks Island during the winter season. Boston Harbor Now, in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and Boston Harbor Cruises, will host the Winter Wander, an unforgettable winter day of exploring, fun, and discovery. Bring Read More…

Announcements

Boston Harbor Winter Wildlife Cruise Sets Sail on January 25

On Saturday, January 25, Boston Harbor Now, in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and Boston Harbor Cruises, will host the Winter Wildlife Cruise, offering visitors the opportunity to witness how alive the Harbor is during the winter months. What: Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to Read More…

Event Notices

Military History Harbor Cruise to Honor U.S. Veterans Nov. 9

The Military History Harbor Cruise returns November 9 for U.S. military veterans and their families. Boston Harbor Now, the nonprofit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, has announced it will partner with the Arbella Insurance Foundation for the seventh consecutive year to sponsor this special cruise that honors veterans and active Read More…

Announcements

Piers Park Sailing Center Introduces Thousands of Local Youth to Sailing and Marine Life

This summer, 2,370 local youth took to the water to learn how to handle sailboats and kayaks while discovering the wonders of marine biology during summer programming put on by Piers Park Sailing Center, located in East Boston. Children age six to nine and youth 10 to 22 took part in a variety of summer Read More…

Community

100,000 Visitors Ferried to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park this Summer

This summer, more than 100,000 individuals traveled by boat to the Boston Harbor Islands to engage with the natural and historic wonders of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park through public programming and individual access. More than 40,000 youths, families and seniors traveled throughout the Harbor and to the Islands for free this Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Boston Harborwalk Celebrates 35 Years

Boston’s Harborwalk turns 35 this year, celebrating over three decades of waterfront public access to both visitors and local residents. In honor of this occasion, Boston Harbor Now, a non-profit dedicated to providing community access to the Boston Harbor and its Islands, is holding a series of four guided neighborhood Harbor[walk] strolls along the waterfront. Read More…

Community

“Saturdays on Spectacle” Bring Visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands

The great outdoors are calling, and L.L.Bean, in partnership with Boston Harbor Now and the National Park Foundation, is helping residents of Boston and visitors alike get outside this summer to explore their parks through weekly activities at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. During Saturdays throughout the summer until August 31st, L.L.Bean is Read More…