Summer on the Emerald Necklace 2017

It’s our 10th year of Summer on the Emerald Necklace and we’re pulling out all the stops. Bring family and friends and enjoy outdoor music, movies, yoga and a playspace filled with fun and games for the young and young-at-heart. From cool jazz and powerful vocalists to big band sounds and indie folk our music spans the genres offering something for everyone. And added to the line-up this summer is a movie night at the Fenway Victory Gardens and Sunday morning yoga in July. It’s summer at its best!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Boston Parks and Recreation
Brookline Parks and Open Space
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Fenway Garden Society
Friends of Jamaica Pond
Focus Real Estate

Music • Movies • Yoga
& Knucklebones Playspace!
All events are free.

At Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park, Brookline

Jul 9 | 6 pm
Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

12-year-old guitar phenom is joined by his father and uncle, both Berklee grads, for some jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

Jul 16 | 6 pm
Boston Opera Collaborative

Vocalists whose power and passion will transport you through time and space. Selections from favorite operas and musicals.

Jul 23 | 6 pm
Lauren Henderson & Combo

Latin jazz vocalist Henderson, accompanied by bass, drums and piano, sings jazz standards and original music.

At Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain

Jul 30 | 6 pm
Metropolitan Wind Symphony

Led by musical director Lewis Buckley,”MetWinds” offers up the crowd-pleasing big bold sounds of a 50+ piece symphony.

Aug 6 | 6 pm
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble

An audience favorite, musicians of the acclaimed Boston Landmarks Orchestra come to Pinebank to perform musical delights.

Aug 13 | 6 pm
Melissa Ferrick
Rain date 8/20

Singer-songwriter Ferrick has recorded 17 albums and won eight Boston Music Awards. Reserved seating available soon.

Morning Yoga at the Arnold Arboretum

Jul 9, 16, 23 & 30 
10 am – 11:15 am
Yoga in the Park

Join us on 4 Sunday mornings in July for yoga in the park. Meet at Hunnewell Visitor Center. Moves indoors for rain.

Fenway Victory Gardens in the Fens

Aug 22 | 7:30 pm
Rain date 8/29
Movie Night!

New! Join us in the Back Bay Fens for a movie on the big screen. Come early for lawn games.

Fun & Games before every Concert!

Jul 9,16, 23, 30
Aug 6 & 13 | 5 – 6 pm
Knucklebones !

Enjoy fun & games for the young and young-at-heart before every concert.