Summer on the Emerald Necklace
Our popular annual series of summer events, Summer on the Emerald Necklace, went virtual last 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. We received such a warm reception that we extended the series through fall, winter and spring.
This summer, we are excited to continue virtual programming by offering new virtual, in-person and hybrid events including fitness classes, park tours, live performances and so much more! See our current live events and on-demand resources below; new events will be added regularly, so check back here for updates.
Contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio with questions or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Live Events:
Twilight Music Series
Summer Fitness Series
Join us for yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi at home and in the parks! Click each event to sign up, and check back regularly for new dates:
Summer blooms, scented gardens, and a leisurely stroll all combine to make the perfect antidote to the work week! Join us on Tuesday, August 10 for a one-hour guided walk through the Kelleher Rose Garden and the Fenway Victory Gardens.
Help us make programs like this, and so much more, possible.
Support our work with a donation to the Emerald Fund today!
Thank you to our Summer on the Emerald Necklace Sponsors:
Brookline Community Foundation
Brookline Greenspace Alliance
Harvard Medical School
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Friends of the Muddy River
Hidden Gems: Revival of the Muddy River within the Emerald Necklace
On April 1, Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek joined Park Watershed for an educational virtual event about the history of the Muddy River in the Emerald Necklace, as well as the efforts of the Olmsted 200 movement as summarized by guest Barbara A. Yaeger of the National Association of Olmsted Parks. If you missed the live event, you can still watch the full event on YouTube.
First Peek into the Curley House
One year ago, we expanded our offices to the Curley House in Jamaica Plain, historic home of former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley. Thank you to everyone who attended our March 23 virtual tour! If you missed the live event, you can still watch the full tour on YouTube.
The Conservancy’s Director of Education, Kent Jackson, shares information about White-Tailed Deer habitat, behavior and how to find and identify tracking signals. Watch on YouTube and explore the Emerald Necklace parks to find signs of White-Tailed Deer right in our own backyard.
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.
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
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 2021 Sponsors and Partners!
City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund
Brookline Community Foundation