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Hike Boston - Horse of Course Program

Hike Boston is a week-day day-time hiking series where we invite you to join us for a walk in one of Boston's parks or urban wilds.

October 13, 2022
2022-10-13T11:30:00 - 2022-10-13T12:30:00

Boston Park Rangers, Urban Wilds staff, and Parks employees will provide formal and informal discussions or tours during the hikes. Some hikes may be more focused on taking a walk in the park, while others may be more informational.

Hikes will explore different wilderness or park areas of Boston. Hikes will take place primarily on unpaved paths. Programs will last about one hour and length may vary.

This is a "Horse-of Course" program presented by the Boston Park Rangers. Meet a Boston Park Ranger horse, learn about their role in the park, and how they are cared for.

For more information visit the Hike Boston home page.

Rangers on horses on flier

October 13, 2022
2022-10-13T11:30:00 - 2022-10-13T12:30:00
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2022 Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country

Join us for the 32nd Annual Mayor's Cup Cross Country Race.

October 23, 2022
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Franklin Park
    Pierpont Road
    Boston, MA 02119
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Dorchester
  • Posted:
2022-10-23T09:30:00 - 2022-10-23T12:30:00

2022 marks the 32nd edition the Mayor's Cup. Founded in 1990 by legendary Boston coach Bill Squires to bring open cross country back to Franklin Park, the first race drew just nine runners. The event now draws nearly 1000 entrants from youth development runners to international caliber harriers. All races get at least one shot at Bear Cage Hill.

In 2022, the event will feature 6 youth races, a 5K All-comers, 5K Women's Championship, and 8K Men's Championship. 

The Mayor's Cup is supported by and partners with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department with generous support from the B.A.A.  For more information, call (617) 961-3047 or visit the website.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Please see the link below to register.

Mayor's Cup Cross Country Registration

 

October 23, 2022
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Franklin Park
    Pierpont Road
    Boston, MA 02119
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Dorchester
  • Posted:
2022-10-23T09:30:00 - 2022-10-23T12:30:00
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Parks Fall Fitness: Strength and Conditioning class

Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by one of our certified instructors. Our classes are a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

October 8, 2022
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
    Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from October 8, 2022, until November 19, 2022
  • Harambee Park
    930 Blue Hill Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Dorchester
  • Posted:
2022-10-08T08:00:00 - 2022-11-19T09:00:00

This all-levels class is designed to increase physical strength and mobility through bodyweight exercises! The circuit style workouts will work all major muscle groups so you feel it from head to toe. All movements will have modifications to progress down or up depending on how you feel.

Click the link below to sign up for the class on Eventbrite. This will allow you to add it to your calendar and receive updates if there are changes or cancellations.

Register for class here

October 8, 2022
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
    Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from October 8, 2022, until November 19, 2022
  • Harambee Park
    930 Blue Hill Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02124
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Dorchester
  • Posted:
2022-10-08T08:00:00 - 2022-11-19T09:00:00
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Hike Boston - Commonwealth Avenue Mall Program

Hike Boston is a week-day day-time hiking series where we invite you to join us for a walk in one of Boston's parks or urban wilds.

October 18, 2022
2022-10-18T14:00:00 - 2022-10-18T15:00:00

Boston Park Rangers, Urban Wilds staff, and Parks employees will provide formal and informal discussions or tours during the hikes. Some hikes may be more focused on taking a walk in the park, while others may be more informational.

Hikes will explore different wilderness or park areas of Boston. Hikes will take place primarily on unpaved paths. Programs will last about one hour and length may vary.

This event is an interpretive program - a tour led by a Boston Park Ranger.

For more information visit the Hike Boston home page.

Promo image of Park Ranger giving tour

October 18, 2022
2022-10-18T14:00:00 - 2022-10-18T15:00:00
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Hike Boston - Allandale Woods

Hike Boston is a week-day day-time hiking series where we invite you to join us for a walk in one of Boston's parks or urban wilds.

October 17, 2022
2022-10-17T10:00:00 - 2022-10-17T11:00:00

Hike Boston Allandale Woods promo with image of people walking.

Boston Park Rangers, Urban Wilds staff, and Parks employees will provide formal and informal discussions or tours during the hikes. Some hikes may be more focused on taking a walk in the park, while others may be more informational.

Hikes will explore different wilderness or park areas of Boston. Hikes will take place primarily on unpaved paths. Programs will last about one hour and length may vary.

This hike through the Urban Wilds and may be a longer distance.

For more information visit the Hike Boston home page.

October 17, 2022
2022-10-17T10:00:00 - 2022-10-17T11:00:00
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Mayor's Cup Adult Pickleball Championship Tournament

Join us to support Boston's elite pickleball players as they compete to crown a champion in the first annual Mayor's Cup Adult Pickleball Championship Tournament.

October 2, 2022
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • South Street Mall
    52 South Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mavrick Afonso
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Jamaica Plain
  • Posted:
2022-10-02T09:00:00 - 2022-10-02T16:00:00

Registration starts at 8 a.m. First round begins at 9 a.m.

This event is sponsored by P&G Gillete and Insight.

October 2, 2022
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • South Street Mall
    52 South Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mavrick Afonso
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Jamaica Plain
  • Posted:
2022-10-02T09:00:00 - 2022-10-02T16:00:00
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Canceled:
'Souledad' Mural Celebration

Reason for cancellation: Canceled due to inclement weather.
October 1, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Washington Manor
    1701 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T12:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00

The City of Boston commissioned Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez to create the mural "Souledad" at Washington Manor in the South End as part of the Transformative Public Art Program. Join the artist, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Housing Authority, Youth Lead the Change, and local community members for a celebration of the new artwork. The event will be held at the mural site (1701 Washington Street) on October 1 from 12 - 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

Souledad event flyer

October 1, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Washington Manor
    1701 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T12:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00
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Love Your Block - Downtown

Mayor Michelle Wu invites you to Boston's annual Love Your Block Cleanups! Join us for a morning of beautification in every neighborhood of Boston as we clean up our streets, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.

September 16, 2022
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
  • 30 Winter Street
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2022-09-16T09:30:00 - 2022-09-16T11:30:00

This year's Downtown Love Your Block will be hosted by the Downtown Boston BID take place on Friday, September 16 with check-in starting at 9:15 a.m. at 30 Winter Street. Groups will be repainting light posts and beautifying the Downtown Crossing area. 

September 16, 2022
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
  • 30 Winter Street
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2022-09-16T09:30:00 - 2022-09-16T11:30:00
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Love Your Block

Mayor Michelle Wu invites you to Boston's annual Love Your Block Cleanups! Join us for a morning of beautification in every neighborhood of Boston as we clean up our streets, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.

September 24, 2022
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Multiple Locations
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Brighton
    Chinatown/Leather District
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Mission Hill
    South Boston
    South End
    West Roxbury
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T09:00:00 - 2022-09-24T12:00:00

This year's annual Love Your Block cleanup will take place September 16, 17, and 24. Projects will be hosted by your local neighborhood and civic organization. 

Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

  • Allston

  • Brighton

  • Back Bay

  • Bay Village

  • Beacon Hill

  • Chinatown

  • Kenmore

  • Fenway

  • Mission Hill

  • East Boston

  • West Roxbury

  • South Boston

  • South End

September 24, 2022
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Multiple Locations
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Brighton
    Chinatown/Leather District
    East Boston
    Fenway/Kenmore
    Mission Hill
    South Boston
    South End
    West Roxbury
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T09:00:00 - 2022-09-24T12:00:00
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Love Your Block

​​​​​Mayor Michelle Wu invites you to Boston's annual Love Your Block Cleanups! Join us for a morning of beautification in every neighborhood of Boston as we clean up our streets, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.

September 17, 2022
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Multiple Locations
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
    Dorchester
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    West End
  • Posted:
2022-09-17T09:00:00 - 2022-09-17T12:30:00

This year's annual Love Your Block cleanup will take place September 16, 17, and 24. Projects will be hosted by your local neighborhood and civic organization. 

Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

  • Charlestown

  • Dorchester

  • Mid-Dorchester 

  • Fields Corner

  • Mattapan

  • Hyde Park

  • Jamaica Plain

  • Roslindale

  • Roxbury

  • West End

  • North End

  • Wharf District

September 17, 2022
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Multiple Locations
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Civic Organizing Team
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
    Dorchester
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    North End
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    West End
  • Posted:
2022-09-17T09:00:00 - 2022-09-17T12:30:00
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