9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Intersection of the Arborway and St. Rose StreetBoston, MA
Plant new trees on Arborway Hillside as part of the “Gateway to the Arborway” Woodland Management and Restoration. Trees provided by Grow Boston Greener. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and gardening gloves if you have some! For more information please contact Ann Stillman at 617-524-2387 or Sarah Freeman at 617-276-5093.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fenway Victory Gardens
Cross of Park Drive & Boylston Street, Fenway
Back Bay FensBoston, MA
FREE Self-Guided Tour – The Fenway Garden Society invites you to explore 7 acres of historic park land in the heart of Boston! More than 40 Fenway victory gardeners will open their gates to visitors. Come view a spectrum of flower and vegetable gardens, take a special Emerald Necklace Conservancy tour, picnic in the meadow, play bocce, learn new gardening tips and get inspired! Rain Date: Sunday, June 2nd
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10:00 am -
"Giraffe" rear entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo
Pierpont RoadDorchester, MA
Explore Franklin Park with the National Olmsted Historic Site. The walk will include stops at the Valley Gate, the Playstead Overlook, White Stadium, and the old Bear Dens. Meet at the back entrance of the zoo.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm -
Between Brookline Road, Brookline Avenue and the RiverwayBrookline, MA
Free outside performance by the Red Herring Morris Dancers hosted by The Friends of the Muddy River. All are welcome! In case of rain, it will be held at Wheelock College, 150 the Riverway, Boston Campus Center, 103 Wolf Community Room.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelleher Rose Garden
85 Park Drive
Back Bay FensBoston, MA 02115
Join the Fenway Civic Association for a free picnic dinner, musical entertainment, and an evening with your neighbors and friends! All are welcome. Featuring live bluegrass music from The Whiskey Boys and refreshments courtesy of The Lansdowne and Shaw’s Fenway. Rain date is June 12.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
James P. Kelleher Rose Garden
Park Drive and Agassiz Road
Back Bay FensBoston, MA 02115
The Rose Garden Party is a fundraiser and kick-off event for ParkARTS, Mayor Menino’s initiative to present free yearlong arts, cultural, and enrichment programs and events in our park system. Now in its 17th year, the annual Rose Garden Party has become one of Boston’s signature events. Please join us!
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Franklin Park, Dorchester
25 Pierpont RdWest Roxbury , MA 02132
Meet at the dirt parking lot next to Pierpont Road – Learn about Historic Franklin Park and the animals and tree collection. Sponsored by Boston Parks Department.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
183 Roxbury Street
Eliot SquareRoxbury , MA
Co-led by Franklin Park Coalition & Discover Roxbury – This is where it all began! Starting in Eliot Square, we’ll ride through nearly 200 years of historic architecture to the top of Highland Park. From there it’s downhill into the 20th century past Malcolm X’s home and into areas where local arts leader Elma Lewis left a strong impression. Once inside Franklin Park, tour old ruins, enjoy the lush forest, and ride over Frederick Law Olmsted’s arched bridges. At the end of the ride, purchase a light meal at the Golf Clubhouse and relax on the terrace. Tickets for tour are $10.00. Bring your own bike and helmet. For more information and reservations: 617-442-4141 or www.franklinparkcoalition.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wheelock College Campus Center
Multipurpose Room - Room 103
150 The RiverwayBoston, MA
Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy – At this meeting, DCR and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy will present recommendations for Emerald Necklace Pathway and Crosswalk Treatment Guidelines. The Guidelines, on which input was obtained through an earlier public meeting and meetings with stakeholders, aim to improve visitor safety; enhance connectivity between the parks; balance the needs of the different users; preserve the historic landscape; and, improve universal access.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum Visitor Center - Hunnewell Building
125 ArborwayBoston, MA
At this meeting, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, DCR will present results of a draft traffic study charged with developing options to improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists who cross Perkins Street and Parkman Drive to Jamaica Pond. After the presentation, DCR will solicit public input on three potential solutions suggested by the draft study and respond to questions.