Summer on the Emerald Necklace Goes Virtual

Summer on the Emerald Necklace returns with a new format for 2020! This year, our signature series of summer programs will be offered online as a variety of live and on-demand events — including virtual tours and concerts, contests, online yoga and more.

The Emerald Necklace Live & On Demand

It’s your Summer on the Emerald Necklace — make the most of it by exploring, connecting with and learning more about these historic parks and the natural world. Whether you’re at home or on a socially-distanced stroll in your favorite park, we have an activity for you! New resources and live virtual events will be released regularly throughout the summer. Be sure to check our website frequently for the latest announcements.

Music • Tours • Fitness & More!
All events are free.

Contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio with questions or inquiries at

Upcoming Live Virtual Events:

Emerald Necklace Writing Contest
Share your stories and poems of the parks!
Entries Due Friday, August 14
Learn More and Enter

Virtual Live Yoga Classes
Join yoga classes streamed live from the Necklace
Vinyasa Yoga: Thursdays, 8/6 and 8/13 | 5:30pm
Click your preferred date to register.

Virtual Tour: Evening Garden Stroll
Explore two gardens in the Fens on a guided tour
NEW DATE! Tuesday, August 11 | 5:30pm
Instagram Live

Frederick Law Olmsted: Music in the Park
Learn about Olmsted with Music by Michael Leidig
Tuesday, August 18 | 5:30pm
Learn More and Register

Live Audio Forest Bathing Session
Find peace in nature with this Forest Bathing class
Sunday, August 23 | 10:00am
Learn More and Register

On-Demand Resources:

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

Thankful for beautiful summer evenings. 📸: Arnold Arboretum by Instagrammer @rfinkles || #EmeraldNecklaceParks