Announcements Arts & Culture

“Lantern Stories”—New Greenway Art Celebrates Boston’s Chinatown Community

Lantern Stories, a new public artwork by Boston-based artist Yu-Wen Wu, is now on display in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway. The installation, which celebrates Boston’s Chinatown community, came together after a year and half of community listening sessions, design, and fabrication. Wu created thirty lanterns to illuminate the history Read More…

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Greenway Unveils New Public Art “Wind Sculpture (SG) V”

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced the installation of new artwork by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture (SG) V will be on display for one year and will join five other artworks currently on display on The Greenway. In his artwork, British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalization. Read More…

Health & Environment

Fitness Classes Return to the Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced their 2020 Greenway Fitness Series. Typically started in May, the series was postponed due to COVID-19. This summer’s program, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield, will feature a combination of in person and virtual classes. In person classes began on The Greenway on July 5, 2020. Participants are Read More…

Arts & Culture

Greenway Open Markets and Food Trucks Return; Fountains Turned on for 2020 Season

As Massachusetts continues its gradual reopening following the COVID-19 shutdown, The Greenway Conservancy is happy to announce the opening and return of some seasonal activities on the Greenway. The Greenway Fountains have been turned on for the 2020 season, with daily hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. The Chinatown Stream, Harbor Fog Sculpture, Rings Read More…

Arts & Culture People

North End Residents Conor Finley & Kirsten Hoffman Join Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway, has announced the election of two new members to its volunteer Board of Directors: Conor Finley and Kirsten Hoffman. Conor Finley, a Customer Experience Consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance, was nominated by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for a term Read More…

Arts & Culture

New Greenway Public Art Focuses on Global Connections, Cross-Cultural Exchanges

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced two new public art installations coming to the Greenway—one by Mexican-American master folk artist Catalina Delgado-Trunk and one by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. Delgado-Trunk’s work Global Connections: Mesoamerican Myths, the Domestication of Nourishment, and its Distribution, displayed on The Greenway’s “Light Blades,” illustrates Mesoamerican mythology, histories of Read More…

Arts & Culture

Greenway Launches At-Home Augmented Reality Experience

The Greenway Conservancy has launched a new at-home augmented reality (AR) public art installation that allows anyone to explore contemporary art and historic images of the Greenway without leaving their homes through the Hoverlay app. Each week new content will be released that shows the growth and change along the Greenway throughout the 20th and Read More…

Arts & Culture

Greenway Celebrates Chinese Zodiac with 6th Annual Art Installation

The Greenway Conservancy’s 6th Annual Chinese Zodiac Public Art installation, A Mouse with Ears & Tail, by artist Furen Dai, has been installed in front of the Essex Street Gate in Chinatown. Dai’s artwork explores the experience of viewing a Chinese character from both a native and foreign perspective, encouraging both Chinese speakers and non-Chinese speakers to see Read More…

Health & Environment People

Greenway Conservancy Board Announces New Leadership and Members

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced new leadership of its volunteer Board of Directors, as well as the election of one new member. The Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The new leadership positions are as follows: Chair of the Board: Doug Husid, Director at Goulston & Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Greenway Week Oct. 4 – 10 to Feature Dance Performances, Free Carousel Rides

In celebration of the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s tenth anniversary, the Greenway Conservancy will host “Greenway Week” October 4 through October 10. One of the highlights of the week will be dance performances at the Rings Fountain. Choreographer Peter DiMuro and his company Public Displays of Motion will create a site-specific dance work, free and open Read More…

Community

Requests for Ideas for Greenway Parcel 12 & Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

The Greenway Conservancy is seeking an operator to activate a highly-visible, open, and undeveloped space on parcel 12, located between North & Mercantile Streets, near the Armenian Heritage Park. Requests for expressions of interest (RFEI) are currently being accepted for initial concepts for all or a portion of the crescent-shaped area, approximately 8,500 sq. ft. Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Summer Fitness Returns to the Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced their summer line-up of free fitness classes along the Greenway! Over 130 classes will take place June through September, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. See the full schedule below, with classes near the North End and Waterfront in orange. Mondays: – Tai Chi by Wang Read More…