Announcements

USS Constitution Family Activity Kits

Ready to have a blast? The USS Constitution Museum is selling activity kits to make and fire an Alka-Seltzer® Cannon at home. Each kit includes printed directions, two 35mm film canisters, 8 Alka-Seltzer® tablets, and three American flag temporary tattoos. This is a great family activity to do while virtually watching USS Constitution’s 21-gun salute on July Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

USS Constitution Celebrates Fourth of July with Trip Across the Harbor [Photos]

The USS Constitution left its dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard on July 4 and traveled through Boston Harbor to commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The USS Constitution traveled to Fort Independence at Castle Island where she fired a 21-gun salute. A return salute was fired by the Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Kids & Families

38th Annual Harborfest Celebrates Independence Day July 1 – 7

The 38th annual Boston Harborfest, celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history over the Fourth of July, will take place the first week of July, 7/1 through 7/7. Harborfest is a multi-day, family-friendly festival with activities celebrating American Independence, honoring the city’s colonial roots and showcasing Boston’s harbor. It is the largest Fourth of July festival in Read More…

Event Notices

Cancelled: Independence Day Celebration at Christopher Columbus Park June 29

Update: This event is cancelled due to rain. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park invite you to their annual Independence Day Celebration! This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. There will be a parade, singing and dancing, magic, storytelling and more! See the full event flyer Read More…

Commentaries Community

Letter from the Director: Neighborhood Service Center Independence Day

Letter from Maria Stella Gulla, Director of ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center. The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Independence Day Party to celebrate America’s birthday. Special guests included Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who visited with his constituents and passed out flags in honor of the Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Eat Like a Local, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, North End Streets, Plan Your Fourth of July Celebrations

Things to know for Tuesday Today is Tuesday, July 3 and if you’re looking for a way to beat the heat on Fridays this summer, check out the North End Library’s film series, showing a different Robert Mitchum movie every Friday afternoon in July and August. Notable News: How to eat like a local in the Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Kids & Families

37th Annual Harborfest Celebrates Independence Day June 28 through July 5

The 37th annual Boston Harborfest will kick off on Thursday, June 28 with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Harborfest is a multi-day, family-friendly festival with activities celebrating American Independence, honoring the city’s colonial roots and showcasing Boston’s harbor. It is the largest Fourth of July festival in the country. The festivities begin at Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Actors Dine, Fourth Festivities, Bootcamp

View this post on Instagram Stayed close to the hood tonight instead of venturing all the way to the river for the #fireworks in #boston and I'm glad I did. I found them really lack luster this year and a super fast disappointing finale. #july4th #4thofjuly A post shared by Jeff Tamagini Tamagini Leather (@tamaginileather) Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Featured Kids & Families

36th Annual Harborfest Kicks Off With Events Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4th

The 36th annual Boston Harborfest kicks off at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Friday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. with events running through the July 4th holiday weekend. Boston Harborfest is a multi-day festival with activities celebrating American Independence, honoring the city’s colonial roots and showcasing Boston’s vibrant harbor. Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local Read More…

Photos & Videos

North End July 4th Sunset F-15 Eagles Flyover [Video]

Two F-15 Eagles from the Barnes Air National Guard Base flew right over the North End and the iconic Old North Church steeple on the Fourth of July. The jets were on their way to the Esplanade Fourth of July show for the National Anthem. The spectacular video was captured by Dr. Joe Mendola.