Arts & Culture

Daffodils Arrive at Christopher Columbus Park

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) members Robyn Reed, Pauline Cuoco, and Terese O’Connell, under the direction of Meredith Piscitelli, have placed nearly 200 pots of daffodils under the trellis and nearby at Christopher Columbus Park. These flowers have come to symbolize hope and resilience in the aftermath of the 2013 Marathon Bombings and have Read More…

Health & Environment

“Boston Blooms with Daffodils” This October

The City initiative “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” returns this October when 20,000 daffodil bulbs will be distributed citywide for volunteers to plant over the weekends of October 25 and November 1. The Parks department worked with over 100 community groups last year to plant these bulbs in public areas across the city. Anyone from individuals to civic Read More…

Health & Environment

“Boston Blooms With Daffodils” This October

The City initiative “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” returns this October when 20,000 daffodil bulbs will be distributed citywide for volunteers to plant over the weekends of October 26 and November 2. The Parks department worked with over 100 community groups last year to plant these bulbs in public areas across the city. Anyone from individuals to civic Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Marathon Daffodils Placed in Neighborhood Parks, Marking 5 Years After Bombings

“Boston Strong” Marathon Daffodils not only line the 26.2 mile route, but potted daffodil plants are spread throughout Boston’s neighborhood parks this weekend, including Christopher Columbus Park on the North End waterfront. The respectful gesture honors those who were lost five years ago on the April 15th bombings. Organizers including the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park ask Read More…

Community Government

Apply Now for 2014 Boston Blooms With Daffodils

News from Boston Parks and Recreation: The application process is now open for the 2014 Boston Blooms with Daffodils program. For more than a decade, Parks Partners have helped to plant hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs in public spaces throughout our wonderful city. We wish to continue to beautify our city. Attached, please find a Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Marathon Daffodils Project Taking Shape and Boston Strong

The daffodil days are coming back, bigger than ever and with an ambitious focus to line the entire Boston Marathon route. The project is called Marathon Daffodils. Inspired by last Spring’s Daffodil Day on the North End Parks, Marathon Daffodils is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, gardeners, cities and towns, organizations, businesses, and citizens interested Read More…

Arts & Culture Commentaries Community Transportation

Downtown View: Cleaning Up

Things change. Life happens. People move around and do new things. There is not enough time, there is not enough space to consider all that needs considering. So a few items need addressing. Here they are. Marathon Daffodils There has been a change in the organization that will accept contributions for this effort. A couple Read More…