Summer on the Emerald Necklace

When the ground thaws and the picnic blankets come out, Boston and Brookline gear up for our signature series of concerts, movies and fitness in the parks! Summer on the Emerald Necklace is a season-long celebration of our historic parks. It’s our favorite part of summer.

2019 Season

Summer on the Emerald Necklace returns in 2019 with an expanded lineup of concerts, fitness activities and movies- the perfect way to celebrate the season!

Six Sunday evening concerts, ranging from folk to jazz to classical music, will take place at Allerton Overlook, Pinebank Promontory and Franklin Park this July and August. We’re also excited to celebrate our third annual movie night in the Fenway Victory Gardens and, for the first time, a September movie night at Charlesgate!

Check below for this season’s schedule:

Music • Movies • Fitness
All events are free.

Please contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio with questions or inquiries at 617.522.2700 or

Fitness Classes | 10am

Sundays: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4
Arnold Arboretum
Registration open!

Boot Camp
Riverway Park
Registration open!

Register for Fitness Classes

By signing up for a Summer on the Emerald Necklace fitness classes, I understand that my participation in Fitness and/or any dance exercise fitness program thereof and any participation of fitness classes therein may involve risk, including, but not limited to: sprains, pulled muscles, aches and pains and overall general soreness. I also understand that any instruction provided is intended only to guide me in proper form and technique. I hereby release and waive the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and any entities affiliated with the foregoing from liability for any and all loss, damage, injuries, claims, demands, lawsuits, expenses and any other liability of any kind, of or to me or any other person, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with my visit or participation in any activity. It is up to me to monitor my own intensity levels and to make my own determination concerning the appropriate level of activity based on my physical health.

Movie Nights | 7:30pm

Charlesgate Movie Night
Friday, 9/6 | 7:30pm
Charlesgate East @ Beacon Street
(Rain Date: 9/7)

Concerts | 6pm

Karen K and the Jitterbugs (Kids’ Band)
Sunday, August 18
Games and Activities 5-6pm!

Valley Gates, Franklin Park

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!


Boston Cultural Council | Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital | Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Association | Carroll and Kate Williamson | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Brookline GreenSpace Alliance | Polkadog Bakery | The Print House | Whole Foods

Boston Parks and Recreation | Brookline Parks and Open Space Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University | Fenway Garden Society | Fenway Community Development Corporation | Franklin Park CoalitionFrederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site