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:

Date: December 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
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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

Fireworks Spectacular Over Boston Harbor for Labor Day Weekend

For the sixth year in a row, a group of local non-profits have illuminated Boston Harbor for Labor Day weekend.

→Source: North End Waterfront

How can we encourage more socially inclusive public art and audiences?

We are headed in the right direction towards this initiative by sustaining an arts and culture community as diverse as our city.

→Source: Boston Harbor Now

5 for Good: East Boston programs work to make the waterfront accessible to all

The Piers Park Sailing Center and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay have joined forces in East Boston to education local kids about the environment and get them out onto Boston Harbor.

→Source: WCVB5

‘The People’s Harbor’ AFH Interactive Art Series

Participate in one or all of these community-based collaborative art experiences along our meandering harbor, culminating in an all-inclusive public exhibit in “A Street” Park in South Boston.

Date: July 23-August 11
Location: Various Locations
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The Harborkeepers Marine Science and Maritime Festival

Be part of the first annual East Boston Marine Science & Maritime Festival, organized by The Harborkeepers. Have a fun day by the waterfront with art, science, music, and food!

Date: July 14, 2018
Location: Constitution Beach, East Boston
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