Programs

TACC Waterways Data Walk – Connecting Residents of Roxbury and North Dorchester to Boston’s Waterfront

Explore what The American City Coalition (TACC) and partners Kelley Chunn & Associates and Denterlein have learned from their Waterways project and discuss solutions for building a stronger connection between Boston’s neighborhoods and the waterfront.

Date: May 31, 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Location: Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP: Email charlotte_rice@tamcc.org by May 24

Beyond Walls Launches an Idea for Lynn’s Waterfront

The creative nonprofit has partnered with MassDevelopment and the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity to build a temporary waterfront park at the Lynn Ferry Terminal, according to a press release. They need to raise $50,000 before they can get it up and running.

→Source: ItemLive

Piers Park Sailing Center 2019 Opening Day – Free Sailing

Join PPSC for free sailing kayaking, food, and live music to celebrate 21 years on the water!

Date: May 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Piers Park, East Boston
More Information: facebook.com/events

Three proposals to activate the Charlestown Navy Yard approved by the BPDA

The proposals include free public programming which will open up the Navy Yard and waterfront for residents and visitors from across Boston. The BPDA received a total of six proposals in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) released last year. After a thorough review that included significant community engagement, three proposals have been offered temporary licensing agreements for operation in summer 2019.

→Source: Boston Planning & Development Agency

Charlestown looks at bringing new life to an old navy yard

The South Boston Waterfront may hog the limelight these days. But city officials are turning their attention to Charlestown’s historic Navy Yard, where nearly 2,000 people live. The Boston Planning & Development Agency recently put out a request for proposals to “activate,” in planner-speak, the waterfront area and is accepting input on the private sector responses until Jan. 1.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Charlestown Navy Yard ‘activation’ proposals include observation wheel

Six firms have proposed ideas for furthering what the Boston Planning and Development Agency calls an “activation” of the Charlestown Navy Yard.

→Source: Curbed Boston

Charlestown Navy Yard Waterfront Activation Plans Review

Join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”) to hear from proponents looking to collaborate with the City to activate the Charlestown Navy Yard waterfront and watersheet. You can access the proposals ahead of time here: bit.ly/BPDA_CNYRFP.

Date: December 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

Meet the Aquarium’s New President

Walk into Vikki Spruill’s office with its views of Central Wharf and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and—apart from Boston Harbor—the first thing to catch the eye is a sign she placed on her bookshelf her first day as President and CEO of the New England Aquarium: If your ship hasn’t come in, swim out to it.

→Source: New England Aquarium

Charlestown Navy Yard to get repairs, gateway project

The Charlestown Navy Yard will get a major redevelopment and a new entrance to the U.S.S. Constitution and museum. A grant from the National Park Service will be announced next week to fund deferred maintenance to the Navy Yard and a new gateway to the Constitution.

→Source: Boston 25 News

Boston Harbor Now Partners with Greater Boston Community Groups to Provide Free Public Access to the Harbor and Harbor Islands

This summer, more than 6,700 residents of Boston and surrounding communities joined Boston Harbor Now for free cruises around Boston Harbor and to the Boston Harbor Islands.

→Source: North End Waterfront

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