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Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts Return July 15
July 02, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 15 through August 12 for another great season of outdoor music with R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the sounds of Ireland with the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, ...
Ricky "King" Russell Kicks Off Neighborhood Parks Concert Series
July 02, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
Legendary Boston bluesman Ricky “King” Russell – accompanied by the Cadillac Horns – will open the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s 2015 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series with a free outdoor concer...
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Nationally Recognized First Tee Youth Golf Program Coming To Boston
June 29, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
For the first time, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) are teaming up to offer young people (ages 6 to 17) an opportunity to participate in the First Tee of Massachusetts junior golf program at ...
Tito Puente Latin Music Series Returns With Free Outdoor Concerts and Salsa Dancing
June 29, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
The six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series returns to Boston parks on Thursdays in July and August with a soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee College of M...
Boston Neighborhood Basketball League Begins July 6
June 26, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
Boston’s favorite summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), is back as the 46th annual season kicks off on Monday, July 6. Presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partne...
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Mayor Walsh Announces Free Sunscreen Dispensers Coming to Boston Parks
June 25, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a joint partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE), Make Big Change (MBC) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to provide free sunscreen dispens...
Parks Department Announces Hyde Park Tree Removal Hearing July 9
June 25, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 9, to discuss the proposed removal of four public shade trees due to sidewalk construction in the vic...
Frog Pond Wading Reopens July 1
June 22, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2015 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond reopens on Wednesday, July 1.  The day will ...
ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts Begin July 14
June 19, 2015 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the 2015 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series presented in partnership with Hot 96.9, Metro PCS, and Berklee College of Music from July 14 to August 2 in parks citywide. ...
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Mayor Walsh Unveils New State-of-the-Art Street Hockey Rink At Garvey Park
June 10, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department today revealed a newly renovated street hockey facility at Garvey Park in Dorchester. The state-of-the-art facility, named for John and Ann O&...
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