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Charlie Thomas' Drifters at City Hall Plaza August 20
August 07, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomes music fans of all ages to the grand finale of the 42nd annual Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series on City Hall Plaza with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Thomas performing the songs o...
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Mayor Walsh Announces Garden Contest Winners
July 30, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2014 Garden Contest presented with a Grand Prize from JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.  Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes garde...
Boston Enlists Goats to Fight Invasive Plants
July 23, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - The City of Boston is enlisting the aid of some skilled four-legged helpers in order to combat poison ivy, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed, and other invasive plant species growing on Boston Parks and Recreation Depart...
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Mayor Walsh's Movie Nights Begin August 4
July 17, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors plenty of chances to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and Se...
Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts Return July 16
June 30, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the Fab Four stylings of Beatlejuice, a dance night with Stardust, and the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will entertain music fans of all ages as the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night ...
Frog Pond Wading Reopens June 28
June 06, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Interim 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 2014 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond reopens on Saturd...
George Wright Course Jumps in National Golfweek Rankings
June 05, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston’s George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park has received double accolades in Golfweek’s annual ranking of “Best Courses You Can Play” This is the fourth consecutive year Golfweek has recognized the C...
Boston Parks Score Again
May 29, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
For the third year in a row, Boston has landed near the top of the ParkScore list compiled by The Trust for Public Land ranking how much access citizens have to parks and park amenities.  The annual report uses mapping technology and demograp...
City Officials Announce Free Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series
May 20, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Interim Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and Boston Public Health Commission’s Executive Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, will be joined by Blue Cross Blue Shield Vice President of Corporate Citizenship Jeff Bellows on Monday, June 2, from 5...
Beginner's Golf Lessons Begin May 7 at Franklin Park
April 09, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston is offering beginner’s lessons for adults who want to learn the game of golf at the William Devine Golf Course in Dorchester beginning Wednesday, May 7, and continuing with sessions monthly through August. Get Golf...
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