Health & Environment

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Draws a Line in the Sand

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a non-profit public interest harbor advocacy group, shares this video above to encourage social distancing at beaches this summer. As part of the Massachusetts phased re-opening, beaches are permitted to open as early as May 25—Memorial Day. Beach goers and managers must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure public safety. Read More…

Community Meetings

Seaplane Docking Trial Approved at Long Wharf in Downtown Boston

Cape Air received final approval for a one-year trial to use Boston Waterboat Marina located at 66 Long Wharf for docking purposes. The move comes just after the FAA and Coast Guard authorized seaplane flights between Boston Harbor and New York’s East River. Releasing a memo this week, the Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) Board 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

Cape Air Information Session for Seaplane Docking at Long Wharf

Cape Air is looking into serving Boston with seaplanes to create a downtown-to-downtown connection between New York City using 9-seat seaplanes available to the public. The company is working with FAA and US Coast Guard on permitting, and now are working with BPDA on a dock location. They are proposing use of the Boston Waterboat 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…

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…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Featured

Illuminate the Harbor Returns with Fireworks Thursday Night, 8:30pm

Join a celebration of community, love, and the end of summer with Boston Harbor Fireworks on Thursday night. The waterfront and the harbor belong to all of us and we should take pride in all of the communities and public resources that make up the city’s waterfront. The free end-of-summer celebration will take place on Read More…

Community Featured

Hybrid Cargo Ship “Emerald Ace” Passes Through Boston Harbor

The EMERALD ACE, a 60,200 ton cargo ship built to carry up to 6,400 standard passenger cars passed through Boston Harbor on Saturday, August 24. The ship, completed in 2012, is the world’s first hybrid car carrier. It has a hybrid electric power supply system that combines a 160kW solar generation system with lithium-ion batteries Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families

Family Boat Cruise Supports North End Against Drugs [Photos]

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) hosted their annual family boat cruise in memory of Emilie Pugliano and Bobby DeCristoforo on Monday, August 5th. The cruise left from Long Wharf and was enjoyed by neighborhood residents and families, NEAA members, NEAD sponsors and friends. Thanks to the generosity of The Nolan Family, owners of Boston Harbor Read More…