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Friday, June 17
 

9:00am

Playdates! Fort Warren
Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday June 17, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, June 18
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Peddocks Island
Come join other park stewards at Peddocks Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday June 18, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday June 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday June 18, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday June 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday June 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday June 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday June 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday June 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday June 18, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, June 19
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday June 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday June 19, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Best to take the 10am boat to Georges Island 


Sunday June 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday June 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch
Relax on the porch to the sounds of Jazz Standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles.


Sunday June 19, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:30pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday June 19, 2016 2:30pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, June 23
 

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Join a staff member to learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and older must have a Massachusetts saltwater fishing license.


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

1:30pm

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday June 23, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, June 24
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with City Stage
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!

Friday, June 24th:
City Stage presents The History and the Adventures of Tom Thumb
Enjoy a lively 40 minute comedy with audience participation.

It is recommended that you take the 10am ferry from Boston to Georges Island, a 50 minute ride. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 


Check out our other Playdates! on Georges Island: 

June 24: City Stage: The History and the Adventures of Tom Thumb 
July 1: Jackson Gilman: Once Upon a Tide 
July 8: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Henry 
July 15: City Stage: Folk Tales Near and Far 
July 22: City Stage: The History and the Adventures of Tom Thumb 
July 29: Vanessa Trien 
August 5: Mamasteph 
August 12: Kidstock: Goldi Lochness 
August 19: Kidstock: Little Red Robbing Hood 
August 16: Toe Jam Puppet Band 
September 2: Kidstock: Planet of the Grapes 

Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands! 


Friday June 24, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday June 24, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, June 25
 

8:00am

Stewardship Saturdays on Thompson Island
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday June 25, 2016 8:00am - 2:30pm
Thompson Island EDIC Pier

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday June 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday June 25, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday June 25, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday June 25, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday June 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday June 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday June 25, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday June 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday June 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday June 25, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, June 26
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday June 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

215th Army Band
Catch a brass quintet, fife and drummers a popular music from the 215th Army Band, the acclaimed military music group. The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard has been touring throughout New England and the world for over 60 years. Enjoy fave bands with back-to-back performances at Fort Warren!

11am - 1pm

Commonwealth Brass Quintet and Liberty (woodwind quintet) at the Visitor Center
Minuteman Brass Band and Revolution (fife and drummers) march across the island

1pm - 3pm

Official Party (popular music) on Fort Warren's outdoor stage

 


Sunday June 26, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Summer Island Fitness Frenzy
One day. One Island. Eight Stellar Workouts, Five of Boston's hottest fitness professionals, an incredible community, and the Boston skyline! That is an outrageous day of fitness! Fitness programming including coached running, bootcamp and yoga classes will run simultaneously between 11 and 2.



Join PUBLIC BODY trainers Chad Flahive, Maryanne Blake and Ian Kilpatrick, Heartbreak Hill Running Company's running coach Dan Fitzgerald and Equinox yoga instructor of the year Ian Lemieux for this unique day of fitness with breathtaking views of Boston from beautiful Spectacle Island. Fitness programming including coached running, bootcamp and yoga classes will run simultaneously between 11 and 2.

 

Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Registration is required. Tickets will also be available for pickup starting at 9:00am. Guests can choose between the 9:30, 10:15 or 10:30am ferries to Spectacle Island. Arrive 20 minutes prior to ferry departure.


Sunday June 26, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step into the 1860's and watch Civil War-era base ball games played at historic Fort Warren with original rules and uniforms!

Pack a picnic lunch or grab a bite at the café and learn about the Civil War while watching vintage base ball games played at historic Fort Warren. Marvel at the Civil War-era rules and uniforms and compare them to baseball today. Meet on the parade ground and step back in history.

Sunday June 26th - NH Granite vs. Boston Beaneaters

 

Saturday July 9th - Portsmouth Rockinghams, Lowell Nine, Colorado Vintage BB Association

 

Sunday July 31 - NH Granite vs. Providence Grays

 

Saturday August 6 - Mudville BBC vs. Dirigo BBC

 

Sunday August 21 - Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Lynn Live Oaks


Best to take the 10am ferry to Georges Island. 


Sunday June 26, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday June 26, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday June 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor
  • Program Sponsor Department of Conservation and Recreation, National Park Service, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, Open Doors Yoga Studios
  • Tags Yoga

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday June 26, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday June 26, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Emy Tseng
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday June 26th:
Emy Tseng is a Boston-based vocalist specializing in Brazilian jazz. She is currently working on her second album “Love Fool”, an eclectic collection of jazz versions of pop hits from the 80s and 90s with some of New York's best Brazilian and Latin jazz musicians.  She performs regularly in the Boston area and New York.

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:30pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday June 26, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  
 


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Island-themed arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under.

Weekly arts activities include watercolor, kids crafts, and drawing. Join park staff for a weekly kids arts and crafts activity where kids can creatively explore the islands. Each week will have various activities. Groups over 10 may not be accommodated. 

Best to take the 9:30 ferry to Spectacle Island.  


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, June 30
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday June 30, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday June 30, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday June 30, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday June 30, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, July 1
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Jackson Gillman
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!

Friday, July 1st:
Jackson Gillman presents Once Upon a Tide

Jackson Gillman is so adept at changing into a wide variety of colorful characters, that he is called the "Stand-Up Chameleon."  He might be a salty lobsterman one moment, and then one of the various creatures he comes across while fishing.  Join Jackson for a rollicking mix of interactive songs, movement and stories that is guaranteed to delight and enchant all ages.  For this educational show, he will draw on his fishy repertoire from the sandy beach and the briny deep.

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 16 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday July 1, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday July 1, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, July 2
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday July 2, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday July 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Funk & Soul
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 2nd, come enjoy an afternoon of Funk & Soul, including:

Viayra:
Viayra comes from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, mixing her roots with electronic beats and R&B/Pop influences.

https://www.facebook.com/viayraa
https://soundcloud.com/unviayje

Mafalda:
Singer-songwriter Mafalda is just beginning to make her mark on the music scene. Building on the success of her 2015 debut single, “Don’t Let Go”, the London native is in the process of releasing her first EP with New York-based producer Jack Dine. Mafalda’s "slow-building songs and dark pop sound has left listeners wanting more.”

https://www.facebook.com/MafaldaOfficial
https://soundcloud.com/mafalda-s-c
https://twitter.com/Mafalda_SC
https://www.instagram.com/mafalda_sc/

Blogs:
http://www.edmsauce.com/2016/02/09/mafalda-run-premiere
http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2016/02/listen-to-mafaldas-stunning-new-song-run/
http://www.hillydilly.com/2015/08/mafalda-dont-let-go/


Saturday July 2, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Filmmaking 101
Learn to capture footage and tell a story during this free filmmaking workshop open to all levels of experience.

Learn video production basics during a 2-hour workshop that covers story structure, video camera set-up, and indie filmmaking production strategy! During the workshop you will practice skills with fun activities geared towards beginning and intermediate video-makers. During the second half, come up with your own video concept and head into production!

 

Bring your DSLR camera, point-and-shoot or phone with video capabilities.  Registration recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Instructor Elliot Higger is a Boston-based filmmaker and owner of Sunny Mind Productions.  Contact elliot@sunnymindproductions.com with questions about the skills covered in this workshop.


Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday July 2, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering features chowder, steamers, Maine lobster, barbecue chicken, sides and dessert.  Enjoy beachside lawn games and make your own s'mores at the fire pits.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.

$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout




Saturday July 2, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, July 3
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Nicolas Emden
Relax on the porch to the sounds of Jazz Standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles.

Sunday, July 3rd:
Nicolas Emden is a Chilean singer-songwriter who lives in Boston. His music is influenced by everything from South American folklore to the Beatles. He joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet 


Sunday July 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Monday, July 4
 

11:00am

Gone But Not Forgotten: Tour of Fort Warren

Today Fort Warren stands empty and silent, the individuals who brought life to her walls of stone, earth and cement are gone but not forgotten.  Please join us on a walk through Fort Warren as we share their lives, their stories, their laughter and their tears.


Monday July 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
  • Program Sponsor Department of Conservation and Recreation
 
Tuesday, July 5
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday July 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday July 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, July 6
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

The Art of BBQ
Enjoy an island barbecue plus backyard games, beachside firepits and watercolor painting led by Airbrush Boston.

Meet your friends, grab your co-workers and join us for an "The Art of BBQ" on Georges Island.  Enjoy a hearty meal with sunset views, relax with backyard games and beachside firepits, and paint a masterpiece with instruction in watercolor painting.  Advance registration is required.

 

$85 - Barbecue and Cruise

$6 - Drink Ticket

$85 - Vegetarian Entree

$36 - Children's Cookout





Wednesday July 6, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
  • Host Organization Rita's Catering
  • More Information Call the Park Rangers at 617-223-8666
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, Department of Conservation and Recreation, National Park Service
 
Thursday, July 7
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday July 7, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday July 7, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday July 7, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday July 7, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, July 8
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Henry

 From the producers of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common, CSC's "Henry" is an original performance piece specifically for elementary aged audiences, adapted from Henry IV, 1, 2 and Henry V. This show modernizes content, themes and characters from these three plays to highlight the importance of decision-making in the face of peer-pressure. Join young Henry on a daring adventure from his father's grocery store to the battle field of Agin-food-court and back!

 


Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday July 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday July 8, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, July 9
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Grape Island
Come join other park stewards at Grape Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday July 9, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
Join a fun and interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids!


Best to take the 9:30am ferry to Spectacle Island  


Saturday July 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday July 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday July 9, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday July 9, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step back in time and watch a Civil War-era base ball game with original rules and uniforms.

· 10:30 am Game 1 - Lowell vs Colorado

· 11:45 am Game 2 – Lowell vs Portsmouth NH

· 1:00 pm Game 3 – Portsmouth NH vs Colorado


Saturday July 9, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday July 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday July 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday July 9, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Latin Pop
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 9th, come enjoy an afternoon of Latin Pop, including:

Daniel Patiño:
Daniel has been an active member of the Costa Rican artistic community for the past decade. In 2007, alongside his brother Andres, Daniel formed a band called Patiño Quintana. Patiño Quintana recorded 3 albums and performed in some of Costa Rica’s major music festivals such as Festival Imperial and FIA.

Daniel has also worked as a composer and producer for the Costa Rican web series Dele Viaje and has been a guest singer with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica.

Daniel is currently performing as a solo act, with repertoire that covers some of Patiño Quintana's best work, as well as new music that showcases his most recent influences as a Berklee student in Boston.

www.danpatmusic.com
facebook.com/danielpatinoquintana
youtube.com/patinoquintana

Idelle:
Singer-songwriter from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Idelle brings a fresh new away of sharing folk songs from her home country. Recently she has worked with different arrangements on songs such as Ven from Tommy Torres, Mira la Vida by Julieta Venegas and many more. Recently she started working on her EP that will be released by the end of this year.

https://www.facebook.com/IdelleMusic
https://soundcloud.com/idellemusic14
https://www.youtube.com/user/beatriz714


Saturday July 9, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday July 9, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday July 9, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday July 9, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00am

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday July 10, 2016 12:00am - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, July 10
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday July 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday July 10, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday July 10, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday July 10, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - SMS Jazz Project
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, July 10th:
Based in the Boston area, the SMS Jazz Project plays jazz standards featuring saxophone, piano, bass and drums. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday July 10, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday July 10, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, July 12
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, July 13
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, July 14
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday July 14, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday July 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout

Thursday July 14, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, July 15
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with City Stage
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



CIty Stage presents Folk Tales Near and Far

 Enjoy a 30-minute show dramatizing folktales from around the globe.


Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday July 15, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday July 15, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, July 16
 

8:00am

Stewardship Saturdays on Thompson Island
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday July 16, 2016 8:00am - 2:30pm
Thompson Island EDIC Pier

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Birding on Spectacle with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Spectacle Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
  • Program Sponsor Department of Conservation and Recreation, Boston Harbor Now, National Park Service, MA Audubon
  • Tags education, Nature, Wildlife

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday July 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday July 16, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday July 16, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birding on Spectacle with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Spectacle Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Dress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.


Best to take the 11am ferry to Georges Island. 


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Outside/Inside
Wander the island as performance artists enliven the trails with engaging, interactive, site-specific performance pieces.  Two site-specific performance art events happening on Spectacle Island, and Georges Island in the Boston Harbor

Enjoy two fun-filled days with entertainment as artists perform on the Boston Harbor Islands curated by Alice Vogler, Drik Adams, Jan Willett and Vela Oma.

 

On July 16 the Spectacle Island Outside/Inside event will happen - all work will happen outside. On August 13 the Georges Island Outside/Inside event will happen - all work will happen inside the fort barracks.

 


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Soul & Pop
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 16th, come enjoy an afternoon of Latin and Pop, including:

Seven to Five:
https://www.facebook.com/seventofivemusic/?fref=ts

Joaquina:
Joaquina Mertz is from Mexico City, brings her soul and funk music and arrangements and makes of her performing a special and one to remember.

https://soundcloud.com/joaqueen


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday July 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday July 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, July 17
 

TBA

Birding on Lovells with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Lovells Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Talk in the Visitor Center and then a longer walk down to look for birds. 


Sunday July 17, 2016 TBA
TBA

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday July 17, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step back in time and watch a Civil War-era base ball game with original rules and uniforms.

July 17th: Bristol vs. Hingham 

Sunday July 17, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, The Department of Conservation and Recreation, The National Park Service

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday July 17, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday July 17, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago?  Meet at the Parade Ground inside Fort Warren and try your hand at a hoops race or a game of graces.

Best to take the 11am ferry to Georges Island. 


Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Family Fun Day
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of music, puppetry, games, crafts and outdoor play on Peddocks Island, part of the Boston Harbor Islands!



Dance and sing with Karen K and the Jitterbugs and see a puppet show by Brookline’s award-winning Puppet Showplace Theater.  Play games with Knucklebones, create beautiful arts and crafts with Kidcasso, and even learn how to be a pirate with Boston’s Rogues Armada.  Advance registration recommended.Don't forget to leave time to explore beautiful and historic Peddocks Island, featuring miles of wooded trails, sandy beaches, and historic Fort Andrews and our new Fairy Garden.

Bring your own lunch.  Limited snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat. 

Boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am and returns at 3:45 pm from the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North.

 


Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Daniel Patiño
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, July 17th
Native Costa Rican Daniel Patiño is a singer-songwriter studying at Berklee College of Music. He has performed at many of Costa Rica's major music festivals with his band Patiño Quintana and is currently performing as a solo act with a repertoire that covers some of Patiño Quintana's best work as well as new music that showcases his most recent influences as a Berklee student in Boston. Patiño joins us as part of Berklee's Summer in the City music series. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday July 17, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday July 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday July 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday July 17, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Monday, July 18
 

10:30am

Kayak with a Ranger
Join our staff for a short paddle in the waters surrounding Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor while leaning more about the island itself!

These outings are intended for beginner sea kayakers, ages 12 and up.

The trips are both weather and staff dependent and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Come see the Rangers for more information.


Monday July 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
  • More Information Call the Rangers at 617-223-8666
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, National Park Service, Department of Conversation and Recreation

12:30pm

Kayak with a Ranger
Join our staff for a short paddle in the waters surrounding Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor while leaning more about the island itself!

These outings are intended for beginner sea kayakers, ages 12 and up.

The trips are both weather and staff dependent and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Come see the Rangers for more information.


Monday July 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
  • More Information Call the Rangers at 617-223-8666
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, Department of Conservation and Recreation, National Park Service

2:30pm

Kayak with a Ranger
Join our staff for a short paddle in the waters surrounding Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor while leaning more about the island itself!

These outings are intended for beginner sea kayakers, ages 12 and up.

The trips are both weather and staff dependent and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Come see the Rangers for more information.


Monday July 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
  • More Information Call the Rangers at 617-223-8666
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, Department of Conservation and Recreation, National Park Service
 
Tuesday, July 19
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, July 20
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, July 21
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.

$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$10 - Two Drink Tickets
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, July 22
 

8:00am

Free Fun Friday
Visit Spectacle or Georges Island for FREE as part of Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays!

Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island's sandy beaches and winding trails.  Catch the ferry to either island right from downtown Boston's Long Wharf North... for free!

Tickets are first-come, first-served and limited to parties of four or fewer.  No advance reservations.  Tickets become available starting at 7am the day of the event at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North.  Arrive early, as this event will sell out fast!

Don't forget to stop in and enjoy more FREE programs at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center throughout the day.

Birds of Prey with Mass Audubon 
Backyard Games 
Meet a Pirate (located at Long Wharf North)
Arts & Crafts with Kidcasso 
Yoga Class with South Boston Yoga 
Tide Pooling with the New England Aquarium 


Friday July 22, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Georges Island and Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with City Stage
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



City Stage presents The History and the Adventures of Tom Thumb

 Enjoy a lively 40 minute comedy with audience participation.


Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday July 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday July 22, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, July 23
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Peddocks Island
Come join other park stewards at Peddocks Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday July 23, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

9:30am

Early Birds on Peddocks with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Peddocks Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Saturday July 23, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday July 23, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest point in Boston Harbor!
Learn to make your own kite with materials provided.  First-come, first-served.  Meet on the Visitor Center porch. One kite per family.


Best to take the 11:30am ferry to Spectacle Island. 


Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Dress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Pop
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 23rd, come enjoy an afternoon of Pop, including:

Stephanie Parsons:
Stephanie James is a singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. Stephanie brings the soul of Amy Winehouse and the storytelling of Sara Bareilles in her artistry. Stephanie is known for her powerful live performances as she combines her skilled vocals with great emotion and vulnerability through her storytelling. Stephanie James aims to bring people together with her music. You can learn more and listen to her music at www.stephaniejamesmusic.com.

Lisa Oduor-Noah:
Kenyan singer Lisa Akech Oduor-Noah, was quickly introduced to music through her sibling’s playing of varied styles of music- from Rhythm and Blues to Lingala- yet unbeknownst to her, her family had a deep love for music that she came to know and love at a young age. Lisa hopes that, through her music, she would tell stories of hope and love and be an agent of healing and restoration to a world she feels is in desperate need of love and light.Aside from this, she desires to bring higher levels of the quality of music education to Africa as well as being an aide to better emotional and mental health through music.

https://soundcloud.com/lisa-a-noah


Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, July 24
 

TBA

Birding on Lovells with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Lovells Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Talk in the Visitor Center and then a longer walk down to look for birds. 


Sunday July 24, 2016 TBA
TBA

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Lydia Harrell
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, July 24th:
Lydia Harrell is a jazz/soul singer and songwriter in the Boston area. While her focus is in jazz/ soul, her musical versatility has led her to collaborate with a variety of different groupsranging from the Boston Pops to world renowned jazz musician, Bobby Floyd.

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday July 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:00am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, July 28
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday July 28, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday July 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, July 29
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Vanessa Trien
Playdates! with Vanessa Trien has been cancelled due to weather.  Please join us next week!

Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!


Live Music with Vanessa Trien

Vanessa Trien has been performing music for kids and families since 2005, many of those years in collaboration with her lively folk/roots/pop band, the Jumping Monkeys.  She has three Parents' Choice award-winning CDs for kids and families and is currently working on her fourth album, due out this winter.  Vanessa packs concert halls, preschool fundraisers and outdoor venues with dancing kids and families.  She is known for her highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement.

 

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday July 29, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday July 29, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, July 30
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday at Worlds End
Come join other park stewards at Worlds End to help maintain and enhance your park, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. We'll be working with our partners from the The Trustees of Reservations, in one of our habitat restoration areas as we maintain clusters of native biodiversity, enhance natural processes, and improve visitor experiences in the park.

For questions about Stewardship Saturday please call 617-223-8106 or email andrew_petit_de_mange@nps.gov


Saturday July 30, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
Worlds End 165 Martins Lane, Hingham, MA 02043

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Lovells Island
Come join other park stewards at Lovells Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday July 30, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
Lovells Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday July 30, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Birding on Spectacle with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Spectacle Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Saturday July 30, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday July 30, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday July 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday July 30, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday July 30, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday July 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birding on Spectacle with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Spectacle Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Talk in the Visitor Center and then a longer walk down to look for birds. 

 

Saturday July 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday July 30, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Latin Jazz
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 30th, come enjoy an afternoon of Latin Jazz, including:

Fabiola Mendez:
Fabiola Mari Méndez Quiñones was born on February 20, 1996 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She started taking music classes at age 6.

Fabiola has had the chance of playing large venues in both Puerto Rico, and the United States. In 2008, she was invited to participate in the 3rd Cuatro Festival in California. In this Festival she performed in San Diego and Los Angeles together with other recognized musicians. In 2009, she performed as an invited soloist with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra and has played as a soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra on several occasions. In 2011, the municipality of Gurabo honored Fabiola by dedicating her the 2011 “Mapeye Festival”, a yearly activity dedicated to music.

In 2013, she had the privilege of performing the Puerto Rico and US National Anthems in the State Senate Inauguration Ceremony. Fabiola has also played in several jazz festivals around the island such as Long Weekends Jazz Fest, Humacao Jazz Fest, and Heineken Ventana al Jazz Fest.

Fabiola has also had the privilege of receiving scholarships from Berklee College of Music, Méndez & Company and APAOSS to cover the costs of her Bachelor in Music Degree.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRa61Jsbx8sjE1b7VB7y-g
https://soundcloud.com/fabiola20http://fabiolamendez.weebly.com

Orlando Retana:
A drummer directly from Costa Rica, Orlando Retanas focuses on Latin Jazz, Fusion and World Music. He has performed with different artists well known in the music industry such as: el Pulinario, Sabaa Tovar, Chris Allen, Luis Morales Jr, Jonas Guerra, Susana Bacca and many more. Orlando will be graduating from Berklee in May, with plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams a freelance drummer.

https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoRetanaMusic/?fref=ts


Saturday July 30, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday July 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday July 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Filmmaking Workshop: Capture Your Adventure
Learn how to capture exciting point-of-view footage outdoors with this free workshop!

Are you a sports or outdoors enthusiast who wants to capture the action? Are you a creative mind who thinks outside the box? This action-packed 2-hour workshop is filled with activities for all ages and levels of experience who are interested in action-camera video recording. Learn new, exciting angles for first-person shooting and innovative strategies to use your action camera to its fullest potential!

 Bring your GoPro, DSLR, smartphone, or other action camera.  Registration recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Instructor Elliot Higger is a Boston-based filmmaker and owner of Sunny Mind Productions.  Contact elliot@sunnymindproductions.com with questions about the skills covered in this workshop.

 


Saturday July 30, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday July 30, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, July 31
 

TBA

Birding on Lovells with MA Audubon
Join a MA Audubon Naturalist for a walking tour on Lovells Island and identify the sounds of songbirds and spot local species that call the island home. 

Talk in the Visitor Center and then a longer walk down to look for birds. 


Sunday July 31, 2016 TBA
TBA

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday July 31, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Civil War Day
Civil War Day will be cancelled due to weather

Step back in time and meet the 54th regiment, the first all-African American regiment of the Civil War.  Hear from a Confederate doctor imprisoned at Fort Warren.  See an 1860‘s-style ball game, and learn to dance at an authentic Civil War Ball.


Sunday July 31, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step back in time and watch a Civil War-era base ball game with original rules and uniforms. Teams will include NH Granite vs. Providence Grays.

Sunday July 31, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday July 31, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday July 31, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday July 31, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday July 31, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday July 31, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - a l e a
Jazz on the Porch with a l e a will be cancelled due to weather

Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, July 31st:
a l e a is the stage name for Maria Alejandra Jimenez, a Colombian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by the culture and festivities of the indigenous communities that surrounded her growing up. She joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday July 31, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday July 31, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, August 2
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, August 4
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday August 4, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, August 5
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Mamasteph
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Live Music with Mamasteph

Stephanie Chase has been delighting audiences for years with her Mamasteph performances which feature music,puppets,stories and many smiles and much laughter. As Mamasteph she has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore and her performances are very well attended and received. She keeps a full schedule performing at schools ,libraries and private events.  Her three cd's "Simply Mamasteph" ; "There's A Little Light" and "Mamasteph A Family Christmas Album" have sold thousands of copies. 


Join us for our other Playdates! this summer:
June 24 - City Stage
July 1 - Jackson Gilman
July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
July 15 - City Stage
July 29 - Vanessa Trien
August 5 - Mamasteph
August 12 - Kidstock
August 19 - Kidstock
August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band
September 2 - Kidstock


Friday August 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday August 5, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, August 6
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Thompson Island
Lend a hand and make a difference in your local National and State Park!

Experience a different park location each week to clear non-native invasive plants, protect local ecosystems, study the flora and fauna of the islands, and build community.  Advance registration is required.




Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
Boston Harbor Islands Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step back in time and watch a Civil War-era base ball game with original rules and uniforms. Teams will include Mudville BBC vs. Dirigo BBC.

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Funk & Soul
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On August 6th, come enjoy an afternoon of Funk & Soul, including:

Viayra:
Viayra comes from the caribbean island of Puerto Rico, mixing her roots with electronic beats and R&B/Pop influences.

https://www.facebook.com/viayraahttps://soundcloud.com/unviayje

Maddie Jay & The pH Collective:
Maddie Jay & The pH Collective brings to the table a unique blend of acid jazz, old school beats and psychedelic girl rap. They serve up steaming plates of groovy original music, sautéed with spicy synth lines, creamy vocal harmonies and meaty bass fills. All music is composed by bassist and front woman Maddie Jay, and is guaranteed to dish out something you have not heard before.

www.facebook.com/maddiejaymusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS2-qoNHhxY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__eKHVVwxmM


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday August 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday August 6, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, August 7
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Let's Get Active! Fitness Day
Enjoy an afternoon of fitness activities geared towards adults 50 and up. Ferry and Event are FREE!

Programs include yoga, zumba, tai chi, guided trail walks and more!  Advance registration recommended.

12 - 1:30 Tai Chi

12 - 1 Ranger Walk

1:45 - 2:30 - Zumba

1:45 - 2:30 - Yoga

1;45 Pa Gua

 

2:45 pm Board the Boats

3:30 pm Arrive in Boston



https://letsgetactivepeddocks.eventbrite.com


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday August 7, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday August 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Zumix Jazz All-Stars
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, August 7th:
ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts. The ZUMIX Jazz All-Stars are a group made up of talented young musicians from the area. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday August 7, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, August 9
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:00am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, August 10
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109

1:00pm

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109

3:00pm

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109
 
Thursday, August 11
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday August 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday August 11, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday August 11, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday August 11, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout

Thursday August 11, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, August 12
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Kidstock
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Kidstock! presents Goldi Lochness

Goldi-Lochness is always lurking in the shadows, looking for someone to believe she isn’t just an imaginary friend. Everyone imagines her to be too tall, too small, too big, or not there at all! But once she finds the Bears that Care, will they be able to convince her she is “just right” the way she is, whether people believe in her or not? 

 

 

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday August 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday August 12, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, August 13
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Grape Island
Come join other park stewards at Grape Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday August 13, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday August 13, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Georges Island! Learn about unique species of marine life and examine our impact on the world's oceans as you take part in this drop-in touch tank activity.

Saturday August 13, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Outside/Inside
Wander the island as performance artists enliven the trails with engaging, interactive, site-specific performance pieces.  Two site-specific performance art events happening on Spectacle Island, and Georges Island in the Boston Harbor

Enjoy two fun-filled days with entertainment as artists perform on the Boston Harbor Islands curated by Alice Vogler, Drik Adams, Jan Willett and Vela Oma.

 

On July 16 the Spectacle Island Outside/Inside event will happen - all work will happen outside. On August 13 the Georges Island Outside/Inside event will happen - all work will happen inside the fort barracks.


Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Latin
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On August 13th, come enjoy an afternoon of Latin, including:

Laura Salgado:
Laura's dream was to become a professional singer since she was 5 years old, and she started performing in several presentations of music and theather. After graduating high school she studied at Berklee College of Music, majoring in Performance. She is also a Voice and Piano instructor who works all over the Massachusetts area.

During her student years, she experimented and learned several music genres such as Jazz, Classical Broadway songs, Pop and Rock, but her biggest focus was and still is Latin American music, going from traditional music from many countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Cuba, to more contemporary styles such as Latin Jazz, Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue among others.

Her passion has allowed her to perform in groups such as Ricardo Monzon's Orchestra and her own musical project, which will be recording her first studio album on May 2016.

https://soundcloud.com/laura-catalina-salgado-alvarez
http://laurasalgado.my-free.website/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv6-0UfwXT4

ALEA:
a l e a is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez singer and songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia. She grew up surrounded by local indigenous communities and cultural events like the Barranquilla Carnival and other Colombian festivities that have most certainly influenced her musical perspective and compositions.

Berklee College of Music Alumni, a l e a has represented Colombia performing in events such as the Berklee International Folk Festival 2013, the Rhythm of the Universe's highly anticipated 'Welcome to Earth' premier debut at the Boston Out of the Box festival 2013, the second version of the Latin America VIVE Music Festival, and has been highlighted in Berklee's Youtube Channel with her composition “Navegando Bocabajo“.

Today a l e a presents her new project that debuted at the Brown Bag Music Series, in Worcester Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, and is currently producing her new album titled “a l e a“ that will be released in March 2016.

www.alealeamusic.com
www.facebook.com/aleajimenezmusic
www.instagram.com/aleajimenezmusic
www.twitter.com/MariaAleJimenez


Saturday August 13, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday August 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday August 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday August 13, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, August 14
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday August 14, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday August 14, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday August 14, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday August 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday August 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday August 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Jacob McCaslin
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, August 14th:
Multi-instrumentalist Jacob McCaslin is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced at a young age by the work of soul and blues artists, he has been advancing in all aspects of the music world. He joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - James Dozet


Sunday August 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday August 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday August 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday August 14, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, August 16
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, August 17
 

10:30am

Beach and Below
Join the New England Aquarium to discover what lies beneath the water and Spectacle Island! Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, August 18
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday August 18, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!

Thursday August 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday August 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday August 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday August 18, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, August 19
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Kidstock
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Kidstock! presents Little Red Robbing Hood

Max & Suzy ride along with Little Red Robbing Hood as she steals from the Wall Street Wolves and gives to the Grannies at the KnittingHam Recovery Center, all so that they can see, hear, & eat better! Will Maid Merrymen teach her that stealing is never the answer, or will Little Jane tempt her with too much fun besting the big, bad wolves?

 

 

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday August 19, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday August 19, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, August 20
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturdays on Peddocks Island
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  We will be joined by our resident artist who will use our debris in their artistic creations!


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday August 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Each class taught by a yoga instructor from South Boston. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.
The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga.

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 

Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!




Saturday August 20, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Beach and Below
Join New England Aquarium staff to discover what lies beneath the waves and Spectacle Island!

Learn about unique species of marine life, take part in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on tides) and examine how our actions impact Boston Harbor and the world's oceans.

Best to take the 10am ferry to Georges Island.


 


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday August 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday August 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday August 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Middle Eastern & World Music
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On August 20th, come enjoy an afternoon of Middle Eastern and World music, including:

Aliya Cycon Project:
The "arabic-inspired" band, Aliya Cycon Project was formed in the Summer of 2014, at Berklee College of Music by 'oud player/pianist/singer Aliya Cycon. A life-long musician, Cycon discovered the beauty and allure of the 'oud when she travelled for a summer in the West Bank, Palestine.

Since that life-changing trip 4 years ago, Cycon has long held the goal of presenting the lilting charm of Arabic music, blended with her own style, to musical lovers of all genres. By elaborating on a melodic idea, which is the basic unit of Arabic music, ACP aims to salute the rich tradition and step just outside its colorful borders.

ACP released their debut album We Will Be Light in March 2015, and they have had the opportunity to play alongside major international artists like Vieux Farka Toure, Amir el-Saffar and Tony Vacca. Cycon has performed her arabic-inspired music in Palestine, Lebanon, Senegal, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

"...an alluring, shimmering dance between world-pop and traditional Arabic music. Her Arabic [oud] sometimes projects a palpable effervescence, other times an incisive ambiguity." - Downbeat Magazine

www.aliyacycon.com

Naty Hernandez:
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist from the city of Medellín, Colombia. Naty Hernandez is an instrumentalist and musician of EAFIT University with an emphasis on jazz guitar. She is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Her music is a sonic journey of merging the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombia with jazz and sonorities from world music. She has toured different cities of Colombia as well as México, D.F. and Boston.

Her intention is to renew and support traditional music from Latin America so new generations can be part of it. In the last year she has shared the stage with great artists such as Marta Gómez and María Isabel Saavedra. She is currently one of the youngest members of the Colombian Andean music songwriters corporation ̈CANTANDINA ̈ with whom she has made numerous workshops and concerts. She has also cooperated in “The New Songbook of Andean Colombian Music” with her song “Chico de Nubes” highlighted as a new trend.

Youtube: natyhernandezoficial
Instagram: natyhernandezoficial
Twitter: @natyhernandezof
Facebook: natyhernandezoficial
Soundcloud: natyhernandezoficial


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday August 20, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, August 21
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday August 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Boston Light Day
Visit Georges Island and celebrate the 300th anniversary of America’s first light station.

Enjoy history tours, stories of the harbor by local historian Edward Rowe Snow, kids’ activities, demonstrations from Hull Lifesaving Museum, and even a visit from the Flying Santa. Experience Fort Warren as it was in the 1860's with Vintage Baseball, period dancing, and children's Civil War Lawn Games.

Full Schedule:
11:00a-3:00p: Vintage Baseball
11:15a: Opening Ceremony
11:45a: Flying Santa arrives via helicopter
12:00p: Cake cutting
12:15p: Shanty performances with Three Sheets to the Wind, Rowing boat demonstrations with Hull Lifesaving Museum
12:15p-3:00p: Children's Civil War Games
1:00p: Tour of Fort Warren by Dolly Snow Bicknell, daughter of Edward Rowe Snow
1:00p-3:00p: Learn to Dance in the Style of the 1860's with the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers
2:15p: DCR "Lady in Black" Narration
Recurring: DCR Fort Tours


Ongoing 12:15p-3:00p in the Edward Rowe Snow Shade Pavillion:
  • BOSTON LIGHT: Learn more about the country's oldest light station and meet the current lighthouse keeper.
  • EDWARD ROWE SNOW:  Although Edward Rowe Snow was a teacher, historian, and author, he is best known as "Flying Santa", helping to deliver presents via airplane to lighthouse keepers and their families along the coast of New England.  Hear stories about his life and meet his daughter, Dolly Snow Bicknell.
  • FRIENDS OF THE BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS: Learn more about the history of the Boston Harbor Islands.
  • GRAVES LIGHT: Build lighthouse models and learn about Boston Harbor's other lighthouse with the keepers of Graves Light.
  • HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM: Join the Hull Lifesaving Museum for a children's craft activity.


Sunday August 21, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Vintage Base Ball
Step back in time and watch a Civil War-era base ball game with original rules and uniforms. Teams will include Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Lynn Live Oaks.

Sunday August 21, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday August 21, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday August 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday August 21, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday August 21, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Ervin Dhimo Trio
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, August 21st:
Ervin Dhimo is a New England-based Albanian bassist who performs with different jazz groups both locally and internationally. Keyboardist Steve Hunt and drummer Vancil Cooper form the rest of the trio. Together the versitile group plays a wide variety of jazz and more.

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - Emmanuel Davis Escobar


Sunday August 21, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday August 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday August 21, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, August 23
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:00am - 10:00am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, August 24
 

11:00am

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109

1:00pm

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109

3:00pm

Tour of Long Wharf

Explore Long Wharf and examine the mercantile and financial history of Boston. The tour will begin at Faneuil Hall and is led by Don Cann. Tours will be every other Wednesday (starting July 27) at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.  Each tour is about 45 min.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA 02109
 
Thursday, August 25
 

8:30am

Free Founders Day
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service with a free trip to Spectacle or Georges Island!

Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island's sandy beaches and winding trails.  Catch the ferry to either island right from downtown Boston's Long Wharf North... for free!  Enjoy other free activities and events just steps from where the ferry departs in Christopher Columbus Park.

Ferry tickets are first-come, first-served.  Limit four tickets per adult.  No advance reservations.  Tickets become available starting at 8am the day of the event at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North.  Arrive early, as this event will sell out fast!


Not sure which island to visit? Check out some of the (free!) activities you can do on each:

GEORGES ISLAND (50 min ferry ride)
  • Learn about the island's past on a Civil War Living History Tour
  • Search for the Ghost of the Lady in Black
  • Explore Fort Warren
  • Enjoy activities just for kids: Build-a-Fort (11a-1p) and Art Cart (1:30p-3p)
  • Listen to a traditional Fife & Drum core as you stroll the island

SPECTACLE ISLAND (30 min ferry ride)
  • Relax to Jazz on the porch with Berklee College of Music
  • Enjoy a professional kite-flying demonstration
  • Swim at Spectacle Island's beach (life guard on duty)
  • Explore the island's miles of trails while taking in the view of Boston

Waiting for the ferry or staying ashore? Enjoy a full program of events right by Long Wharf:

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK (Boston)
9:00a -10:00p: Healthy Hearts, Healthy Bodies Fitness program
10:00a-10:45a: Josh and Jamtones Kid's Concert
10:00a-12:00p: New England Aquarium touch tank
11:00a-11:30a: Centennial kick-off celebration
12:00p-1:00p, 2:00p-3:00p: Berklee College of Music concerts
1:00p: Freedom Trail photo workshop with Elliot Higger
1:15p-2:00p:Sea Shanty Music
3:00p-4:00p: Zumix DiverCity Concert


Thursday August 25, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm
Georges Island and Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday August 25, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Birds of Prey
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. Meet live birds of prey right in downtown Boston with a fascinating presentation from the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum!


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday August 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout


Thursday August 25, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, August 26
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Toe Jam Puppet Band
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Live Music with Toe Jam Puppet Band

Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The Dynamic group is great with kids, but best when teachers or parents are having fun with the little ones. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.

 

 

 

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday August 26, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday August 26, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, August 27
 

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday at Worlds End
Come join other park stewards at Worlds End to help maintain and enhance your park, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. We'll be working with our partners from the The Trustees of Reservations, in one of our habitat restoration areas as we maintain clusters of native biodiversity, enhance natural processes, and improve visitor experiences in the park.

For questions about Stewardship Saturday please call 617-223-8106 or email andrew_petit_de_mange@nps.gov


Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
Worlds End 165 Martins Lane, Hingham, MA 02043

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Bumpkin Island
Come join other park stewards at Bumpkin Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Bumpkin Island Boston Harbor

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the spectacular views of Boston Harbor. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Island yoga is first come, first serve.

The 9:30 ferry from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island right on time for yoga. Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Please register to ensure your spot in the class!

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 





Saturday August 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Saturday August 27, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 

 


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Rock the Fort: Pop
Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On August 27th, come enjoy an afternoon of Pop, including:

Seven to Five:
https://www.facebook.com/seventofivemusic/?fref=ts

Belinda:
My vision is to release an authentic sound that will bring life and freedom through the expression of my triumphs and my losses, my battles and my victories, my brokenness and my redemption. My art reflects the beauty found in the chaos.

http://belinda-huang.com/


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Try your hand at backyard games like bocce ball, corn hole and frisbee, or bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

Saturday August 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Photography Workshop: Creating Time Lapses
Learn to create stunning time lapses during this free workshop open to all levels of experience.

Learn the basics of time lapse photography and set-up frame within historic Fort Warren. Create one 30-minute time lapse and one 1-hour time lapse during this workshop to learn the basics of time lapse creation and predicting how light and subjects change over time. Fundamental understanding of image exposure (ISO, shutter speed, and F-stop) is helpful but not required.

Bring your DSLR camera, point-and-shoot or smartphone with time lapse capabilities.  Tripod, and trigger release or intervalometer recommended but not required.

 

Registration recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Instructor Elliot Higger is a Boston-based filmmaker and owner of Sunny Mind Productions.  Contact elliot@sunnymindproductions.com with questions about the skills covered in this workshop.


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday August 27, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, August 28
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday August 28, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com

Sunday August 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Aliya Cycon Project
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, August 28th
The Aliya Cycon Project is and Arabic-inspired band formed by oud player, pianist, and siger Aliya Cycon. Their music blends elements from traditional Arabic music with Cycon's own style. The group joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - Emmanuel Davis Escobar


Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday August 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:00pm

A Maryland Rebel in a Yankee Bastille
"Join the spirit of Dr. Charles Macgill of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a stroll around Fort Warren as he reminisces about his confinement here as a political prisoner during the Civil War."


Sunday August 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Sunday August 28, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Tuesday, August 30
 

10:00am

Toddler Tuesday
An island exploration for toddlers and preschoolers!  Join island staff for a short nature walk, beach exploration, or storytelling.

Fun for kids up to 5 years old and their caretakers.

Take the 9:30 boat to Spectacle Island for this program.  


Tuesday August 30, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Kids' Crafts
Join us for an island themed arts and crafts activity for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday August 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, September 1
 

11:00am

Build A Fort
It took 17 years to build Fort Warren! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Warren.

Thursday September 1, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Youth Fishing
Learn the basics of saltwater fishing off the Peddocks pier. Learn about the fish species in the harbor and the state fishing regulations. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older requires MA saltwater fishing license.


Thursday September 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

ArtCart
Visit the ArtCart to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative outside! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop in and enjoy pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, coloring books and more.

Best to take the 12pm ferry to Georges Island.  


Thursday September 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.

$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout

Thursday September 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Friday, September 2
 

11:45am

PLAYDATES! with Kidstock
Enjoy a fun and interactive theater performance, or groove into the afternoon with some of Boston's most popular kids' bands!



Kidstock! presents Planet of the Grapes 

Max and Suzy "monkey around" as they explore the Purple Planet! The gracious, greedy & good-natured grapes look to the Friendly Fruit Force to defend against an invasion from CandyLand! Will sweet success be found in the Candy Cosmos or will it be Sour Grapes for our "Natural Sugar Heroes" as they "wine down" to the ultimate challenge?

 

 

 

Here's the calendar for the rest of the Summer 2016
June 24 - City Stage

July 1 - Jackson Gilman

July 8 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

July 15 - City Stage

July 29 - Vanessa Trien

August 5 - Mamasteph

August 12 - Kidstock

August 19 - Kidstock

August 26 - Toe Jam Puppet Band

September 2 - Kidstock


Friday September 2, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with South Boston Yoga.

Step up your lunch hour with a refreshing 45-minute yoga class on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.  Bring your own mat or towel or borrow ours.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday September 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, September 3
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Saturday September 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

10:15am

Island Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class overlooking Boston Harbor with Open Doors Yoga Studios.

Take your morning yoga class outside to beautiful Grape Island, just five minutes by ferry from Hingham Shipyard.  Bring your own mat or towel.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. 




Saturday September 3, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Grape Island Boston Harbor

10:30am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Get fit and have a blast with this all-levels class hosted by Z-Spot. 
Your workout has never been this fun!  Join Boston's popular Zumba studio for a dynamic workout appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class is located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.  Registration is recommended.  Walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday September 3, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
Join an interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids!


Imagine you were a soldier at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.  What might life have been like? What would you have done to train for war? What if an enemy attacked the fort?
Join rangers and island staff as families explore the Fort and learn about the role it played in defending Boston.
Recommended age: 6-12

Best to take the 10am ferry to Georges Island.


Saturday September 3, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Fairy Houses
Help us welcome our tiny woodland visitors in the island's "secret garden".

Visitors are invited to welcome the magical creatures by building fairy-sized homes for them on Peddocks Island with natural materials collected on the island.  Explore your surroundings to find natural elements such as sticks, stones, and leaves to adorn their fairy houses. 


Best to take the 10:30am ferry to Peddocks Island.


Saturday September 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Go Fly A Kite
Fly a kite from the highest pojnt in Boston Harbor! Bring a kite or make your own with materials provided. First-come, first-served. One kite per family.

Saturday September 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil WarDress Up
Kids can step back in time as they try on children's clothes in the style of the 1860's. Join a Civil War soldier or lady in the parade ground and learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago.

Saturday September 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Marching Orders: Street Band Parade
Brass bands descend upon the island, filling Fort Warren with music!

Stomp your feet to the infectious beat of New Orleans jazz, gypsy swing, and big band music brought to you by some of Boston's favorite brass ensembles. Catch performances by the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass BandEmperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, and School of HONK as they wander throughout the island and Fort Warren. 

Try on larger than life puppets with the help of professional puppeteers and become a part of the spectacle. Or, stop by our crafting station to make your own noise makers and New Orleans-style masks and join in the fun!


Saturday September 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Field Day Games
Play classic field day games and backyard favorites! Head to the "saddle" on Spectacle Island and try your hand at backyard games like corn hole Kan Jam, and giant frisbee.  Or, bring a team for relays, potato sack races and more!

 
Take the 11:30am or 1:30pm ferry to Spectacle Island.


Saturday September 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Saturday September 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Saturday September 3, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

6:00pm

Spectacle Island Sunset and Fireworks Clambake

For a perfect summer treat, join us for an evening Clambake on Spectacle Island presented by Rita's Catering.  Enjoy the beautiful setting, time with family and friends and a delicious menu - all in an urban oasis, complete with spectacular views of the Boston skyline. After your full New England style clambake watch the sunset followed by the fireworks. There's no better place to enjoy a jaw-dropping view of the Boston Harbor fireworks than from Spectacle Island.


Saturday September 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Sunday, September 4
 

10:00am

Island Detectives
An interactive tour of Spectacle Island just for kids and their families.

Sunday September 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Storming the Fort!
An interactive tour of Fort Warren especially for kids and their families

Sunday September 4, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:30am

Yoga at Grape Island
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class at one of the most idyllic spots in Boston Harbor. Join an instructor from Hingham’s Open Doors Yoga Studios for a gentle hatha yoga class on Grape Island. Meet at the Boston Harbor Islands Information Kiosk at 10:30 to check in and pick-up your free parking pass. The boat to Grape Island departs promptly at 11:00am and space is first come – first served so arrive early to make sure you get on the boat. Tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands ticket kiosk. ($17.00 round trip) The yoga class on the island will take place under the willow tree from 11:30-12:30.  Boats return to Hingham at 12:45 and 2:45 so stay for just the class, or pack a lunch and make a day of it!!!!
Additional details: Bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one of ours (limited). Bring plenty of water since there is no water available on the island. Composting toilets available on island as well.

www.opendoorsyogastudios.com


Sunday September 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Civil War Lawn Games
Step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's. What did children and adults do for fun 150 years ago? Find out during this drop-in program inside Fort Warren!

Sunday September 4, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

12:00pm

Build A Fort
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews! Find out what it takes to build your own fort with our giant blocks. This drop-in program invites children of all ages to build with colorful interlocking blocks at the foot of historic Fort Andrews.

Sunday September 4, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

1:00pm

Jazz on the Porch - Emmanuel Davis Escobar
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. 

Sunday, September 4th
Multi-talented musician Emmanuel Davis Escobar brings you jazz on a variety of different instruments.

It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. 

Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: 
June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
June 26 - Emy Tseng 
July 3 - Nicolas Emden 
July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio 
July 17 - Daniel Patiño 
July 24 -Lydia Harrell 
July 31 - a l e a 
August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars 
August 14 - Jacob McCaslin 
August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio 
August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project 
September 4 - Emmanuel Davis Escobar


Sunday September 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

1:30pm

Under the Sea
Join a ranger and learn about the creatures that live below the tide line.

Participate in a guided beach exploration or touch tank activity (depending on the tide) and learn about marine life in Boston Harbor.



 


Sunday September 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor

2:15pm

The Legend of the Lady in Black
Hear the tale of Fort Warren's infamous ghost! Meet at "The Dark Arch" to hear the haunting fable of Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1861. Afterwards, explore the dark tunnel if you dare!

Best to take the 1pm ferry to Georges Island. 


Sunday September 4, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor
 
Thursday, September 8
 

6:00pm

Sunset Clambakes
Enjoy a classic New England Clambake by Rita's Catering. Catch the ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of Boston's best sunset views!  Classic New England Clambake features chowder, steamers, steamed lobster, sides and dessert.  Drink tickets are available for purchase.  Advance registration is required.


$95 - Clambake and Cruise
$6 - Drink Ticket
$80 - Vegetarian Entree
$36 - Children's Cookout

Thursday September 8, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
 
Saturday, September 10
 

8:30am

Stewardship Saturday on Grape Island
Come join other park stewards at Grape Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday September 10, 2016 8:30am - 2:30pm
Grape Island Boston Harbor

9:00am

Stewardship Saturday Tool Maintenance
Come join other park stewards at the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership Office to perform mid season tool maintenance and repair. 

Location: 15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:00am - 2:30pm
TBA
 
Sunday, September 11
 

10:00am

Harbor Dash 5K
Run the trails of Peddocks Island as you wind through historic Fort Andrews and catch picturesque views of the harbor.  Followed by kids’ race and after-party.  Registration required.


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peddocks Island Boston Harbor
 
Wednesday, September 14
 

10:00am

300th Anniversary of Boston Light
Celebrate the anniversary of this historic Boston icon with a performance by the U.S. Coast Guard Band and appearances by local officials.


Wednesday September 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
 
Saturday, September 17
 

8:00am

Stewardship Saturday on Thompson Island
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to help improve local wildlife habitats and important park ecosystems.  


Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am - 2:30pm
Thompson Island EDIC Pier
 
Sunday, September 18
 

10:00am

Boston Globe Island Run
Run a 5K or 5-mile race and enjoy a post-race party.  Registration required.


Sunday September 18, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor
  • More Information Call the Park Rangers at 617-223-8666
  • Host Organizations Boston Harbor Now, Department of Conservation and Recreation, National Park Service
 
Saturday, September 24
 

8:00am

Thompson Island Coastal and Migratory Bird Discovery: Guided Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Join local expert birders Bob Stymeist and Tim Factor to walk the beaches, marshes, fields and woodlands of Thompson Island. 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE

Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thompson Island EDIC Pier

9:00am

Biodiversity Discovery Activities & Event Information

Meet our staff and learn more about opportunities for stewardship across the park. Will include hands on activities for  youth.


Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

10:00am

Biodiversity Discovery at World’s End: Guided Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the photo-bioblitz on a ranger - led walk along the beaches, meadows, marshes and the only oak-hickory forest in the park! 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE 

Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Worlds End 165 Martins Lane, Hingham, MA 02043

10:30am

Little Brewster Intertidal Biodiversity: Guided Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants on the Boston Light tours will have the opportunity to explore the rocky intertidal biodiversity with Annie Evankow from Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center


More about the National Parks BioBlitz Festival

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Little Brewster Island

10:30am

Biodiversity Discovery Activities & Event Information

Meet our staff and learn more about opportunities for stewardship across the park. Will include hands on activities for  youth.


Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 10:30am - 4:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Discovering the Birds and Bugs of Spectacle Island: Guided Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Join local expert birders and all - around naturalist Soheil Zendeh for a photo-bioblitz of the fields, woodlands and shores of Spectacle Island!   
 
RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE 

Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor

11:15am

Exploring the Microwilderness of Georges Island: Guided Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Entomologist Alyssa Hernandez from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology will guide participants into the wild and wonderful world of the “microwilderness” underfoot and in the air! 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE

Boston Harbor Islands 2016 Centennial Bioblitz

Grab your backpack and explore the wilds of the Boston Harbor Islands like never before during our National Parks Centennial Biobiltz and concurrent Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service, this event is part of the larger National Parks BioBlitz, with more than one hundred national parks across the country celebrating biodiversity in parks to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial.

 

During BioBlitz, teams of scientists, students, teachers and YOU will join forces in a race to discover and document the flora and fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. From nature walks lead by expert scientist and a chance to visit multiple islands to biodiversity games for the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

 

Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading experts to discover, count and document the living creatures in the parks; to contribute to the park’s official species lists; to explore interconnectedness of plants, animals, the environment, culture and our daily lives; and to help protect the extraordinary biodiversity in our parks. With top scientists as their guides, participants will discover that our parks are more than tourist attractions and recreational spots, but also living laboratories rich in biodiversity.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public; however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team. Inventory teams are best suited for ages 8 and up. We will be updating and creating registration for the individual naturalist lead walks and inventory teams soon, so stay tuned!

 

Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2016-national-parks-bioblitz-boston-harbor-islands. For more information about the park, go to http://www.bostonharborislands.org/.

 

 



Saturday September 24, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor