Monday, June 10, 2013
Celebration on Boston Common will welcome a summer recreation favorite.
Want a sure sign of summer in Boston? Boston Common's Frog Pond will re-open to the public Saturday, June 29, according to a release from the city. “We welcome Boston’s youngsters back to the Frog Pond for a great place to cool off in the heat and play with other kids from throughout the city,” said Mayor Thomas Menino in a statement. The opening will include "a fun and exciting celebration" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29. “We welcome Boston’s youngsters back to the Frog Pond for a great place to cool off in the heat and play with other kids from throughout the city,” Menino said. Information on City of Boston and Boston Public Health Commission summer programs will be available at the opening. The city said in-kind sponsors H.P. Hood …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Wednesday event was cancelled because of rain.
Because of forecasted rain, the opening of the Boston Common's Frog Pond wading pool has been postponed until this Friday at 11 a.m. The day will kick off with a celebration and will be followed by the opening of the wading pool immediately after the ceremony, according to a press release from the city's Parks Department. In addition, information regarding upcoming summer programs offered by the City of Boston and the Boston Health Commission’s “Boston Moves for Health” initiative will be available to families and residents, and treats will be provided by in-kind sponsors H.P. Hood LLC, Nantucket Nectars, Snapple and the original Boston Frosty. The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Beacon Hill Civic Association is seeking the neighborhood's help; the Esplanade Association gets $1 million; share a shopping tip for $25; College Night at the Frog Pond; and rain today.
1. The Beacon Hill Civic Association is asking for the neighborhood's support. "For 89 years, it has been the very generous support of our neighborhood that enables the BHCA to sustain its efforts to preserve and enhance the quality of life on Beacon Hill. Now heading into its 90th anniversary, letters have been mailed, emails sent and phone calls made asking members to once again contribute to the Annual Appeal, which traditionally covers half of our yearly budget," its website states. Click here to Donate to the Annual Appeal . 2. The Esplanade Association announced Monday that it received a $1 million private donation "to help revitalize and re-landscape the Eliot Memorial area on the Esplanade as well as aid in improving and …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Frog Pond opened for skating; Thanksgiving menus; tips for travelers this week; what are you thankful for?; and a sunny and brisk day.
1. After a short delay, the Frog Pond quietly opened for ice skating Monday. The original plans to open last Friday, with a ceremony, were scrapped after the weather remained unseasonably warm. No word on whether there will still be opening celebrations. Click here for more information, including public skating hours. 2. Beacon Hill restauranteurs: Tomorrow Beacon Hill Patch is posting Thanksgiving menus from neighbhorhood restaurants. Send us yours! 3. For those of you traveling this week, take note: traffic is expected to be at its peak on Wednesday and Sunday, and MassDOT is urging travelers to consider traveling in the early morning or after 8pm. Heavy backups are expected along the Mass Pike near the Exit 9 connector to Interstate 84…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Dozens of kids and their parents turned out for the opening of the wading and spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond Wednesday. The festivities included storytelling, face-painting and a special visit from the official mascot, Frog Pond Freddie.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The wading pool will open immediately following a ceremony to celebrate the start of the summer season.
The Boston Common Frog Pond will once again open for the summer season on Wednesday. It will kick off with a celebration at 11 a.m., followed by the opening of the wading pool immediately after the ceremony - featuring Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia Antonia M. Pollak, and Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount. “The Frog Pond wading and spray pool provides a place for free family fun and a cool dip for Boston’s kids in the summer heat,” Menino said. The pool will be open daily from 11 a.m. - 6 a.m. until Labor Day. The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities with Sidewalk Sam, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Reach Out and Read and …