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…

Arts & Culture Featured

7th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend [Video]

A perfect late summer night brought large crowds to Boston’s waterfront for the 7th Annual Illuminate the Harbor fireworks show. Festivities kicked off at Columbus Park where Berklee’s Them Fantasies performed as families enjoyed lawn games. Boston Harbor Now also handed out special viewing glasses at Piers Park and Fan Pier to create an added fireworks effect. The dazzling displays 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…

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…

Health & Environment Kids & Families

Connecting Kids to Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about getting kids connected with Boston Harbor below. In this five-and-a-half minute vlog, Horwood and Brown talk about their own childhood connections to the water and relate Read More…

Health & Environment

Dogs & Grills on the Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about what makes public parks welcoming below. In this five minute vlog, Brown and Horwood talk about what makes public parks feel welcoming to visitors. The first Read More…

Announcements

Boston Harbor Now Seeks Director of Policy to Advance Vision for Boston Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now has launched a search for a Director of Policy – a role that stands at the center of the organization’s work enhancing public access to the Harbor while protecting the region from the increasing risks and impacts of climate change. The Director of Policy will lead the development and implementation of creative Read More…

Transportation

Waterfront Wednesdays: Cruisin’ Into Boston

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about Boston’s cruise ship community below. In this five minute vlog, Brown and Horwood discuss Boston’s cruise ship terminal, Flynn Cruiseport Boston, previously called the Black Falcon Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston Harbor Now’s “Waterfront Wednesdays” Episode 9: Park Partnership

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about the many partners that care for and maintain the Boston Harbor Islands below. In this four and a half minute vlog, Brown and Horwood discuss the Read More…