Photos & Videos

Hats Galore! Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Virtual Derby Party

The postponement of the Kentucky Derby did not stop some Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) from celebrating with a Zoom Derby Party. In the spirit of Derby Day, these fashionistas wore a variety of hats. There were bucket hats, fascinators, a French beret, and many bedecked, broad brimmed hats. A fun time was had Read More…

Health & Environment

Hug-A-Tree Project in Christopher Columbus Park by North End Girl Scouts Juniors Troop

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Tree and Bench Sponsorship Program was recently contacted by the North End Girl Scouts Juniors Troop #72158. They had been studying trees and created this “Hug-A-Tree” project to support the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park on behalf of the trees in the Park. The following letter is from the Troop: By: Nell Read More…

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…

Community

Heartfelt Love at Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

Love was in the air at the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Valentine event at the festively-decorated park trellis on Monday, February 17th. The Friends greeted visitors and invited them to write their love messages on small pink hearts and to share the love by attaching them to a ‘love column’ for all the world Read More…

Community

Craig Williams Honored with Bench in Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) recently had a bench ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating another bench sponsorship. Debbie Williams and her family celebrated her late husband, Craig Williams, by sponsoring a bench in his honor. The plaque on the bench reads: “Craig “Grumpy” Williams, Lived…Laughed…Loved.” Craig’s grandkids could not pronounce “Grampy,” but could pronounce “Grumpy,” Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

New Year’s Ice Sculptures on the Waterfront

The ice sculpture stroll returned for New Year’s on the waterfront this year, coordinated by the folks at Boston Harbor Now. Local businesses and groups displayed 20 different sculptures from the North End to the Seaport. A snow ball fight was on display at Christopher Columbus Park, courtesy of FOCCP. Neighbors posed at Battery Wharf Read More…

Event Notices

Christopher Columbus Park Holiday Trellis Lighting Nov. 25

The 17th annual holiday trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Park will take place on Monday, November 25 starting a 5 p.m. Join Mayor Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for this festive celebration! Entertainment will be provided by students and instructors from the North End Music and Read More…

Community People

Columbus Park Bench Program & Ribbon Cutting

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 5, 2019, the organization had its first official Bench Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to kick off their Bench and Tree Sponsorship Program.  William Abely and his family celebrated his mother Ann Tyrrell Abely by sponsoring a bench in her honor. The Read More…

Event Notices

2019 Fall Festival at Columbus Park Kicks Off on October 5th

The Annual Fall Festival is an afternoon of free fun and games for kids. Thanks to Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for making this fun day possible! Oct 05, 12:00 PM – 04:00 PMChristopher Columbus Park, Boston Fall Festival kicks off at noon as the children parade around the park led by a tall clown! Read More…