For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461
City to host fun, free events for residents during Inauguration 2010 Weekend
Free public skating at Frog Pond in addition to family open houses, book giveaways, & live performances at libraries
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will sponsor a series of free public events in honor of the City’s 2010 Inaugural events. In the weekend leading up to the Inauguration of Mayor Menino and City Councilors, residents will have the chance to take advantage of free public skating at both the Frog Pond and Fenway Park in addition to a number of events, including open houses, book giveaways, and live performances, at branches of the Boston Public Library. Mayor Menino and City Councilors will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Monday, January 4 at Faneuil Hall.
Are you a non-profit that wants to plant trees?
The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.
Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010. Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper. Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010. For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/parks/streettrees/growbostongrants.asp.
Swim Team Experience Not Necessary
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, is currently enrolling youth participants in a citywide competitive swimming league.
The annual league involves boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants must be able to swim one length of the swimming pool. The league is a developmental league and serves as an introduction to swimming competitively for most young swimmers so experience on a swim team is not necessary. The regular season meets are held on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., beginning on January 8th and the last one is scheduled for March 26th .
To sign up to participate, contact the center directly or call Boston Centers for Youth & Families at 617-635-4920 x2150 and speak with Tony Rosario, Aquatics Manager.