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 continue our summer tradition of movie night in the Back Bay Fens!

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

More classes will be added soon!

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

Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park
Registration opens soon!

Movie Nights | 7:30pm

Fenway Movie Night
Friday, 7/19 | 7:30pm
Fenway Victory Gardens
(Rain Date: 8/2)

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

Concerts | 6pm

Clave & Blues ft. Blue Island Project
Sunday, July 14
Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park

Henry Acker Jazz Trio
Sunday, July 21
Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park

Metropolitan Wind Symphony
Sunday, July 28
Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond

Sunday, August 4
Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble
Sunday, August 11
Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond

Karen K and the Jitterbugs (Kids’ Band)
Sunday, August 18
Valley Gates, Franklin Park