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

Movie Nights | 7:00pm

Charlesgate Movie Night: Fever Pitch
Friday, September 20 | 7 – 9pm
Tour of Charlesgate at 6pm
Charlesgate East @ Beacon Street

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