Community

Ferry Service to Spectacle Island Begins July 1st

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, National Park Service, Boston Harbor Now, and Boston Harbor Cruises have announced that public ferry service to Spectacle Island, one of the 34 islands and peninsulas in Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, has begun for the season as of July 1st. Spectacle Island boasts some of 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

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 People

Boston Harbor Now Appoints Aaron Toffler, J.D. as Director of Policy to Advance Vision for Boston Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now has announced the appointment of Aaron Toffler as Director of Policy – a role that stands at the center of the organization’s work to enhance public access to the Harbor while protecting the region from the increasing risks and impacts of climate change. As Director of Policy, Toffler will lead the development 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 Featured

Guide to New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront

Local businesses and cultural institutions on the Waterfront are bringing a full line-up of activities to ring in the new year! The fun starts at noon on New Year’s Eve and continues all day, culminating in harbor fireworks at midnight. The interactive ice sculpture stroll also returns this year, bringing 20 different sculptures to the Waterfront and Seaport! Use Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Harbor Use Forum Discusses One Waterfront Initiative; Potential Green Space at Sargent’s Wharf

Boston Harbor Now recently held a harbor use forum with the Trustees of Reservations for members of the public and local stakeholders to learn more about the One Waterfront Initiative. One Waterfront: Imagining The Future Of Boston, is a project to establish a network of new, green open spaces along Boston’s inner harbor. Nick Black, 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…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston Harbor Now Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Harborwalk with Panel Discussion

Boston Harbor Now, an organization dedicated to bringing the Boston Harbor back to the people, hosted a panel that invited waterfront leaders from across North America to talk about how their cities are developing their waterfront spaces on Thursday evening. Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Boston’s Harborwallk throughout the month of October, the organization invited 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

Boston Harbor Now Announces 2019 Onboard Awards Recipients

Boston Harbor Now has announced the recipients of this year’s Onboard Awards honoring innovative and socially responsible partners in waterfront development in the Boston region. The 2019 Onboard Awards recipients are: The Seaport/North Station Ferry Founders: Seaport Leadership Group (The Fallon Company, PWC, Vertex Pharmaceuticals), The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Seaport TMA, selected for increasing Read More…