Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is hosting a boatload of free events this summer, including harbor island excursions on Bay State Cruise Company’s flagship Provincetown II. All are welcome aboard to enjoy a ride to Georges or Spectacle Islands.
These free “Share the Harbor” cruises are open to the public and depart on Mondays at 10 a.m. from the dock at the World Trade Center in Boston’s Seaport. You can make a reservation at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSSuQjYWFrO0uDSAPmSuMSpuQRmgtjYsOnf5A58gBSg1FCQg/viewform.
Save the Harbor is also hosting free “Life’s a Beach” festivals all summer long on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. These community events will feature trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers and performing pirates.
“Thanks to our partners at Bay State Cruise Company, the Boston Circus Guild, and the Department of Conservation & Recreation, life will definitely be a beach this summer,” said Bruce Berman, the Director of Strategy & Communication at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “The best way we know to “Save the Harbor” is to “Share the Harbor” with the public with free events and programs like these.”
Save the Harbor’s remaining free “Life’s a Beach” festivals are scheduled in East Boston, South Boston, Lynn, Dorchester and Hull. You can find out more about the festivals and other free Better Beaches Program events at http://blog.savetheharbor.org/2018/06/free-events-and-programs.html.
Free ”Share the Harbor” Cruises
- Monday, July 23
- Monday, August 6
- Monday, August 13
Free “Life’s a Beach” Festivals
- July 20: East Boston YMCA Family Fun Day with intertidal artist Andres Amador at Constitution Beach
- July 27: Youth Beach Bash and Splash at Carson Beach
- July 28: Lynn and Nahant Kids Festival at Red Rock Park
- August 11: Tenean Beach Day at Tenean Beach
- August 25: Dot Beach Day at Malibu Beach
- September 15: Hull Endless Summer at Nantasket Beach/Reservation
“Save the Harbor/Save the Bay would like to thank our partners at Mass Humanities for their support of this new initiative, and Bay State Cruise Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation and Distrigas/ENGIE for their Leadership Grants which make all our free programs possible,” said Berman.
“Save the Harbor is grateful for Partnership Grants from Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf, Eastern Salt Company, Inc., Fan Pier – The Fallon Company, John Hancock Financial Services, The HYM Investment Group, LLC, The Llewellyn Foundation, Massachusetts Bay Lines, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid Foundation, P&G Gillette, Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, William E. & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, Vertex and The Yawkey Foundation,” he continued. “Save the Harbor also appreciates Stewardship Grants from The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, Blue Hills Bank Foundation, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Camp Harbor View Foundation, Circle Furniture, Comcast, Copeland Family Foundation, Inc., The Cricket Foundation, Cronin Group, LLC, The Daily Catch Seaport, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust, Enbridge, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Foundation for Sustainability & Innovation, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Nicholson Foundation, RMR Real Estate Services, Clinton H. & Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust, Skanska, South Boston, Community Development Foundation, Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, and Tishman Speyer.”
He continued, “Save the Harbor would also like to thank Program Funders 3A Marine Service, Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund, The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Beacon Capital Partners, LLC, Boston Bruins Foundation, Andrew J. Calamare & Marianne Connolly, CannonDesign, Circle Furniture, Kevin & Dee Colcord, Dark Horse Capital Partners, Diversified Automotive, Eversource, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Fort Point Framers, Goulston & Storrs PC, Legal Sea Foods, Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, George Lewis – Haven Trust, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Mass Bay Credit Union, Massachusetts Marine Educational Trust, National Park Service, Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg, SKW Partners, Inc., Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, Storm Duds, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, UDR, Kyle & Sara Warwick and Winthrop Parks and Recreation.”
“Special thanks to everyone who joined us on the cruise, and to the hundreds of individual donors for their generosity. Thanks as well to our partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, the Boston Centers for Youth and Families and the YMCA of Greater Boston for their support,” said Berman. “It means the world to all of us, and to all of those we serve.”