Event Notices Featured

Guide to New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront

Local businesses and cultural institutions on the Waterfront are bringing a full line-up of activities to ring in the new year! The fun starts at noon on New Year’s Eve and continues all day, culminating in harbor fireworks at midnight. The interactive ice sculpture stroll also returns this year, bringing 20 different sculptures to the Waterfront and Seaport! Use Read More…

Health & Environment

CDC Suggests Nine Tips for a Healthy 2019

For many, the new year is a time to reflect and consider making lifestyle changes that will improve aspects of their life. Resolutions are made to try new things or attempt to live healthier. For those interested, the CDC has put together a list of tips for living healthier in 2019: Commit to a healthier diet. Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Midnight Fireworks on Boston Harbor Ring in a Soggy Start to 2019 [Video]

It was a soggy 2019 New Year’s fireworks display over Boston Harbor as pouring rain at midnight dampened the longstanding tradition. Still, the show went on with bursts of color emerging from a barge between Long Wharf and Fan Pier. And, there were plenty of hearty souls that came out to the waterfront to cheer the Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Ice Sculpture Stroll on the Waterfront for New Year’s Eve [Photo Gallery]

Boston’s waterfront was the place to see 2019 ice sculptures on New Year’s Eve! Crowds came out during the day before the rain washed the artwork away in the evening. The ice sculpture stroll was organized by Boston Harbor Now, teaming up with local businesses and cultural institutions. We brought our own lights to shine Read More…

Event Notices

New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks Return to Boston Harbor

A spectacular display of fireworks will once again ring in the New Year over Boston Harbor on December 31 beginning at midnight! In partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council, Boston Harbor Now and the City of Boston, fireworks will be shot off from a barge between Long Wharf and Fan Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Hello 2018, First Day Hike, Inauguration Day

Welcome to 2018!! 11:45AM First Day Hike. Join the community for a First Day Hike at DCR’s Carson Beach Bathhouse, see here for more information and to register. Waterfront Ice Sculptures! Ta-da! The completed First Night ice sculpture all set for the waterfront stroll. This weather has to be good for something!! #freezing #bostonweather #icesculpture Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Video: Fireworks Light Up Boston Harbor to Ring in New Year’s 2018!

Fireworks once again lit up Boston Harbor to ring in 2018 for New Year’s! Two fireworks barges put on a colorful show starting at midnight, featuring plenty of special effects. With the double barges, the fireworks were visible across Boston’s waterfront and the inner harbor, including front row views from the North End, Seaport, South Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks Return to Boston Harbor to Ring in 2018!

Update: The 7pm family fireworks on Boston Common have been cancelled due to the cold, but the midnight fireworks are still on over Boston Harbor!Get your party hats and noisemakers to ring in 2018 because New Year’s Eve fireworks are returning this year to Boston Harbor. The 40-year tradition is back with two, yes two, fireworks Read More…

Community Event Notices

Imagine Double Fireworks Displays to Ring in 2018

We are very, very close to reaching our goal of $80,000 for 2 fireworks barges on the Boston Harbor this December 31 at midnight!  We are still reaching out to local businesses. Let’s not have another dark New Year’s Eve like last year! Please help us so the Harbor will be ablaze with a spectacular fireworks Read More…

Arts & Culture Commentaries

Why No First Night Midnight Fireworks over Boston Harbor? Not New York Enough

Dusty Rhodes, founder and president of event planning company, Conventures Inc., was hired by the City of Boston to put on this year’s First Night. In a Globe puff piece, she talks about their plans for the 2017 New Year’s celebration and why it has been consolidated in Back Bay. “What Times Square is to New Read More…

Event Notices

Waterfront New Year’s Eve Sculpture Stroll, Free Activities

Fourth Annual Waterfront New Year’s Eve Sculpture Stroll, Free Activities Announced  Waterfront Community Gives Back to Boston Residents, Visitors on New Year’s Eve  Waterfront businesses and non-profits led by Boston Harbor Now are partnering together for the fourth year in a row to provide an afternoon of free festive family-friendly activities along Boston Harbor for Read More…