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Parks As Platform – Olmsted Park

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Parks As Platform: Celebrate Earth Week!
Presented with
 Brookline Parks and Open Space and following the morning’s Muddy River Clean-Up (part of the Annual Earth Day Charles River Clean up and the State’s Park Serve Day), enjoy music, games, tours, a food truck, activities with our friends at Culture House, and more! We will be joined by environmentally-friendly partners in celebration of Earth Week to share how we can all be great stewards of our environment! Learn more about each of the partner organizations by joining the event below.

This event is free and open to all, we hope to see you there!

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Performer – Tareq Rantisi 

  • Tareq Rantisi is a world percussionist, composer, and educator. Initially self-taught in the Arabic music tradition, he received a B.A. in Performance from Berklee College of Music in 2011 and a Master’s from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2019.His studies and practice have brought him into deep dialogue with Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Indian, West African, Brazilian, and other traditions which continue to transform his approach to music, performing, and composing. Also a seasoned educator Tareq has offered master classes, workshops, and private lessons throughout the world in collaboration with Boston College, Brandeis University, The Center for Arabic Culture, and The Arabic Music Retreat.

Bootstrap Compost (Learn more)

  • Bootstrap Compost is one of the forefront composting services in the northeast, servicing Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Bootstrap effectively allows for residential, commercial, and restaurant communities to compost their organic waste. They also strive to educate community members on the composting process and how they can get involved.

Brookline Greenspace Alliance (Learn more)

  • The Brookline Greenspace Alliance advocates for environmentally-focused town policies, provides free learning resources to the public and and hosts community programs. The Brookline Greenspace Alliance pushes for ecologically-healthy, safe, and beautiful parks throughout Brookline.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Learn more)

  • The famed landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, made his home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts. His estate, which he designed in 1883, now aims to engage the public with the deep history in the property. The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is co-leading Olmsted Now with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

GrowBoston! (Learn more)

  •  GrowBoston!: Office of Food Justice is a new office within the City of Boston and will work to increase food production throughout Boston; develop and implement innovative food production strategies; provide technical assistance to prospective and existing gardens and farms; develop food production resources for gardeners, farmers, and other residents; and coordinate with other City departments to expand citywide urban agriculture. GrowBoston will also contribute to Boston’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change while addressing injustices inherent in the current food system. 

Muddy Water Initiative (Learn more)

  • The Muddy Water Initiative’s goal is to advocate for the Muddy River and its surrounding communities. Through defending and restoring the Muddy River, a defining water feature of the Emerald Necklace, the Muddy Water Initiative has made changes that benefit the ecosystems and people along the river’s banks.

Speak for the Trees (Learn more)

  • Speak for the Trees advocates for tree health and the tree canopy cover in Boston. Recognizing how trees can benefit environmental health, the well-being of residents, and community ties, Speak for the Trees partners with groups across Boston to learn more and defend the tree population.

Learn more about Parks as Platform

For Olmsted Now, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy expands its annual free event series Summer on the Emerald Necklace into a shared resource for cross-neighborhood collaboration and community-generated public events from April through October 2022.

Each month, the Conservancy will collaborate with a site partner to anchor programming with extra support: securing permits, coordinating volunteers and providing amenities like signage, presentation/performance/convening space, portable utilities and restrooms, food trucks and more. The goal is to increase park access, amplify partner capacity to welcome expanded audiences and maximize impacts of diverse public offerings using the parks as platform.

 

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Olmsted Now
Email:
info@olmstednow.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Allerton Overlook
Olmsted Park
Brookline, MA United States
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Phone:
617-522-2700
View Venue Website

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Olmsted Now
Email:
info@olmstednow.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Allerton Overlook
Olmsted Park
Brookline, MA United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
617-522-2700
View Venue Website