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Friends of the Public Garden & the Back Bay Association Host Annual All-Star Softball Game
The Friends of the Public Garden and the Back Bay Association will host their annual All-Star Softball Game on July 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Common ball field. Participants in the softball game are each donating $250 to the Friends of the Public Garden which will go towards maintaining the trees and gardens in the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Some of the local luminaries who are participating include: Boston City Councilor’s Michael Ross and Tito Jackson, John DeMatteo from Park Square Realty Corp., Rick Dimino from A Better City, Larry DiCara from Nixon Peabody, Kevin Heffernan from Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Michael Cantalupa from Boston Properties. The softball teams will be coached by Henry Lee, president emeritus of the Friends of the Public Garden and Jerry Carchedi, Assistant Boston Parks Commissioner. For more information go to www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org or call (617) 267-7366.
|Where||Boston Common 147 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111 (Ball Field corner of Boyston & Charles Street)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||5:30 pm–7:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Boston Common
Founded in 1634, the Boston Common bears the distinction of being the oldest park in America -- making it a longtime and excellent neighbor to Beacon Hill. The jumping off point for the Freedom Trail, the Common is host to everything from full-scale Shakespeare productions to Ultimate Frisbee and impromptu snowball fights. Its a fixture of life in Boston and Beacon Hill residents benefit from their close proximity to the nearly 50 acres of green space. While the Common has a rich history filled with revolution, political protest and a whole lot of cattle grazing (up until 1830), most of today's Beacon Hill residents enjoy the Common as a great place to take a blanket and relax in the sun or else grab some ice skates for a spin around Frog Pond in the winter.
City parks officials recently announced plans to remake the "Pink Palace" -- a now-defunct men's restroom near the Common tennis courts -- into a high-end restaurant. This park really has seen everything.
The Common is bordered by Beacon Hill to its north and the Boston Public Garden to its west, which was created 200 years after the founding of the Common. Together with the Public Garden, the Common makes up nearly 75 acres of green space in the heart of downtown Boston.
Other events here
- Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare on the Common: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July 6, 2013 / July 7, 2013 / July 8, 2013 / July 9, 2013 / July 10, 2013 / July 11, 2013 / July 12, 2013 / July 14, 2013 / July 15, 2013 / July 17, 2013 / July 18, 2013 / July 21, 2013 / July 23, 2013 / July 24, 2013 / July 25, 2013 / July 26, 2013 / July 27, 2013 / July 28, 2013,