As summer is winding down, it’s important to take some time to enjoy the fresh air. Although Governor Baker has postponed Step 2 of Phase 3 of Boston’s Covid plan, the city’s beloved parks are still open and operating under specific guidelines. Here’s what’s happening around the city’s green spaces.
STUDIOS WITHOUT WALLS
The Riverway | Emerald Necklace
A free museum featuring works of 13 sculptors, from mastodons to magic! Open through September 7.
Boston Common | Public Garden | Commonwealth Avenue Mall https://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2020/07/21/august-4-2020-bioblitz/
Join in on the fun! Now through Labor Day you can join the BioBlitz Challenge, where you will help to identify 400 species and record 2500 observations in the Common, Garden, and Mall. Record your observations for free through the iNaturalist app.
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: MUSIC IN THE PARK
This is a free Zoom call that discusses the life of the “Father of Landscape Architecture,” Frederick Law Olmsted. Set up a picnic along the Emerald Necklace and tune into the discussion on August 18 at 5:30pm.
2-hour kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals are $30 per person for non-members. Be sure to reserve in advance. Sailboat rentals are not yet available due to Covid.
LIVE AUDIO FOREST BATHING SESSION
Another free Zoom call that you can take from anywhere! A health and healing experience that will “weave together our connections with the more-than-human world.”