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|July 11, 2019|
The Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens is a great way to experience Boston. Hop on board and enjoy a few minutes around the Boston Public Gardens.
This is what the lagoon water looks like in the early March 2018. As you can see the lagoon is very shallow:
|July 4, 2019|
One way to enjoy Boston is to take on the views from the Charles River. Certainly, you can do this by the Boston Duck Tours, but it would much more adventurous and rent a sailboat.Community Boating Inc, has small sailboats available for daily retails. They have two boat types available:
Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is the nation's oldest, continuously running public sailing center, incorporated in 1946. The mission of Community Boating is to enable ?Sailing for All". We offer sailing and other water sports to people of all ages, abilities, and means in the greater Boston area.
|June 27, 2019|
As you walk around the Boston Public Gardens you may see a strange white box on some of the Elm Trees. This is Elm Bark Beetle trap. The beetles transmit Dutch Elm disease which have been killing trees.
This is an experimental trap to monitor Elm Bark Beetles. These beetles transmit Dutch elm disease which threatens the health of our historic elm tree population. There are no pesticides or harmful chemicals in this trap. Any questions or concerns can be answered by calling the Boston Parks Department Tree Division: 617-635-7275. More details online at: www.boston.gov/parks
This program is made possible through the Friends of the Public Garden. 617-723-8144 or www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org
|June 13, 2019|
On Dartmouth Street, between the Boylston Street and Newbury Street, is a special memorial to one of Boston's community activist Kip Tiernan.
Cui Bono? Who sets the terms of the debate around poverty and homelessness? Who decides who gets the condo and who gets the cardboard box?
The pain of being homeless- the endless waiting in welfare offices, the thoughtless dismissal, the terror of the streets the endlessness of the long, dreary days, especially Sundays. The burdensome struggle to carry every you own with you, the desperation of loneliness, the fear when the sun goes down, the dining cold of a careless February afternoon. The longing to have just five minutes alone with your kid for just one night, the distant memory of shared moments of joy and peace a long, long time ago. These are all real thing that happens to real people.
All words are taken from Kip Tiernan's writings.
|June 6, 2019|
As you ride on the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden, you may spot a large lantern near the pond island. There's a lot of history behind the lantern.
|May 30, 2019|
In Boston's North End is a small monument to the Merchant Marines that died in World War Two. The monument is located in Langone Park.
On one of the side, where the bush is growing next to the monument, you can see a U.S. Maritime Service Logo with the slogan, "By Their Deeds Measures Yours"
Names that appear on the front side:
On the bottom it says, "Presented to the people of Boston by the U.S. Maritime Service"
Names that appear on the right side:
|May 23, 2019|
This past weekend we visited Happy Place in Boston. It's a temporary exhibit designed around creating interesting Instagram photos. There are various stations where you can interact with the exhibits to create interesting photos.
Happy Place opened on April 5th. It was supposed to close on June 1st, but due to popular demands, they have extended the time until the 30th.
It's a fun place to go with the whole family. It's a quick trip as the whole experience probably won't last longer than a 1/2 hour - depending on the crowd size.
Happy Place is located at 500 Boylston Street. The nearest T stop is the Green Line Copley station. Parking is available at the Clarendon Street garage.
|May 16, 2019|
Located between Berklee College of Music and Boston's Symphony Hall is a small community park. This park is mostly for the seniors that live in the near-by Morville House.
Park has been around for many years, I wasn't able to find any history of when it started. I did find some events mentioned in the mid-1970s but overall it's not a park with a lot of history.
Since 2007, local organizations, such as the Fenway Civic Association, has been busy updating the park.
Jacob Kulin's musically-theme artwork is the largest visible artwork in the park. The design is 16-foot tall made of granite, Corten sweet, bronze and stainless steel. The design helps tie the connection of the park with nearby musical surrounding. The sculpture was unveiled on August 18, 2016.
There are free fitness classes, morning Yoga and Line Dance classes going on regularly in the park. All classes are free and open to the public. See the schedule on the plaza for today's events.
On Tuesday Evenings, Berklee College of Music takes over the park and selectively invites alumni to perform in the park. (Check out this summer's schedule.)
The park is located near the Edgerly Road and Norway Street in the Fenway section of Boston. The nearest T stop would be the Orange Line's Symphony Station.
This is a nice quiet park. If your visiting Boston, this might be a nice Tuesday stop on a nice Summer Night concert. (Not a lot of events happen on Tuesday nights.)
|May 9, 2019|
Next to the Massachusetts State House is a building with some unusual architecture. This is the home of the American Congregational Library.
Did you know: A Massachusetts law of 1659 punished offenders with a hefty five shilling fine for celebrating Christmas. It would be interesting to read up on documents from that time period about this - something that can only be done at the American Congregational Library.
Sign on the Building
This is the transcript of the sign on the building:
The primary purpose of this building, The Property of the American Congregational Association, is to provide housing for Congregational Societies and other religious and Charitable Organizations. It is the Fifth home of the Congregational Library. The building was dedicated on December 21, 1898 to the last ideals lived by those First Congregationalists to settle on American Shores.
The carvings above represent four of those ideals:
The American Congregational Building is located next to the Massachusetts State House. It's located on the second floor of 14 Beacon Street.
The library collection is open to the public.
|May 2, 2019|
Every year the Boston Public Library has a contest with the ultimate goal to encourage students to read and write over the summer break. It's called "Read Your Way to Fenway."
This contest encourages students to read over the summer and get a chance to see the Red Sox. This contest is open to all Boston Public Library holders.