Virtual Events Continue – Autumn on the Emerald Necklace

Our popular annual series of summer events, Summer on the Emerald Necklace went virtual this year with a slew of virtual programs and resources for park lovers of all ages to enjoy from home, or while on a socially-distant walk in the parks.

This fall, we are excited to continue virtual programming into the colder months by offering more online yoga classes, park tours, a trivia night and so much more!
See our current live virtual events and on-demand resources below, new events will be added regularly, check back here for updates.

Contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio with questions or inquiries at

Upcoming Live Virtual Events:

Virtual Yoga Classes

Join the Conservancy for a series of virtual vinyasa yoga classes – the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day! Registration is required, click on the date to sign up for each class: 11/11, 11/17, 12/3, 12/9 and 12/15

Saturday Storytelling with Valerie Stephens

Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for a Saturday Storytelling with Valerie Stephens on 12/5 and 12/12. Each event will feature two stories and includes take-away activities. Ideal for kids ages 5-12. Registration is encouraged but not required.

On-Demand Resources:

Emerald Necklace Bingo

A fun activity for kids of all ages. Discover new parks, hidden gems, plant and animal life, all while learning more about our parks and enjoying a fun Bingo game with family or friends.

Virtual Tour: Fall in the Fenway Victory Gardens

Fall is not just for foliage! Gardens President Elizabeth Bertolozzi leads us through the Gardens showcasing delightful dahlias, zinnias and more.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Music in the Park
Learn about Olmsted with Music by Michael Leidig


Virtual Tour: Evening Garden Stroll
Explore the Fens’ Kelleher Rose Garden and the Fenway Victory Gardens on a guided tour led by a Conservancy docent.

Webinar: Forest Bathing with Tam Wiley
Learn about the healing benefits of walking in nature with Certified Forest Therapy Guide Tam Wiley of Toadstool Walks

Identify the Necklace’s Flora and Fauna
Use the iNaturalist app to survey more than 1,200 plants and animal species found in the Emerald Necklace

Build Connections with a Nature Journal
Learn how to observe and document the environment around you with a nature journaling activity

Discover Invasive Plants: Japanese Knotweed
Learn to identify invasive Japanese knotweed, found in rural and urban settings across New England, with our educational video

Peaceful Pauses with Kent Jackson
Find peace in nature with the Conservancy’s Director of Education, Kent Jackson, in this short, informative video

Birding in the Emerald Necklace Webinar
Learn about common birds in the Emerald Necklace! Hosted by Conservancy Staff Erica Holm, Kent Jackson and Stephen Lin

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors and Partners!

City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund

Boston Parks and Recreation | Brookline Parks and Open Space | Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Tune in tomorrow night for a Charlesgate project update and listen to Conservancy President, Karen Mauney-Brodek alongside Parker James of the Charlesgate Alliance, and Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio discuss the work done so far as well as upcoming advocacy projects.