Monday, May 20, 2013

East Boston Greenway Meeting (May 23) and Future Events

This just in from Candace Cook:

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street
All are welcome. Agenda attached.
*Please plan to attend, your input is essential! The BRA will be presenting a project update and conceptual design of the new Greenway section that will serve as the final connection to Constitution Beach.

Programs & Volunteers
Greenway Gardeners - Volunteers Needed
Saturday June 1, 9am - 12pm

East Boston Greenway – Meet at caboose at Bremen & Marginal Streets. MAP
Help lend a hand to maintain perennial beds on the East Boston Greenway! Tasks include weeding, mulching, and planting of beds with daylilies and native shrubs. We'll provide gloves and tools. Families welcome.
To volunteer, contact Candice Cook or 617.542.7696 x16

New Balance Foundation Let's Get Movin' Walk/Run for Fitness - Free Family Event by EBNHC
Route includes the East Boston Greenway!
Saturday June 1, 10am
Memorial Stadium Park, Logan Airport Service Drive MAP
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is organizing an event to celebrate all the accomplishments of our young participants in the Let’s Get Movin’ program. The New Balance Foundation Let’s Get Movin’ Walk/Run for Fitness will take place on June 1, 2013 at 10:00 on East Boston Memorial (Airport) Park. Free registration is available to the whole community online at or in person between 10am and 4pm, at the Let’s Get Movin’ office at 120 Liverpool Street, East Boston. The first 100 people to register will also receive a free t-shirt. They are going fast!  Awards will be given to both male and female first-place finishers for the following age groups: 8-11, 11-14, 14-18, and 18 and over. The run will be electronically chip-timed. Come to the Let’s Get Movin’ office on Thursday May 30, from 10am-7pm to pick up your race bib. You can also register on the day of the race at Memorial Park starting at 9:00. For more information, please call or email Joshua Hardester, at (617) 568-4701 or We hope to see you and your whole family there! Flyer attached.

East Boston Greenway Walking Tour - Part of the Common Boston Series

Sunday June 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Bremen Street Park gate at Brooks St, near Airport T station
Join BNAN and the Friends of East Boston Greenway on an excursion from Bremen Street Park to Maverick Square to discover the neighborhood’s historic railroad and maritime elements that are now transformed into treasured park spaces. Although the Greenway is the connecting thread of open space areas, it also provides a buffer between the Logan Airport edge and the city. This tour will highlight how this international transportation hub has significantly altered the face of the neighborhood and the greenway’s role in reclaiming East Boston’s splendor.
Register online or by phone 617.391.4017. This is part of a series of East Boston tours happening that day. Learn more on the Common Boston website.