Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Proceeds from the party will go toward the restoration and enhancement of the Esplanade.
Wednesday, January 23
The Esplanade Association’s young professionals group – the TEA Council – is host an Ugly Sweater Party on Jan. 31st from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. to benefit the Charles River Esplanade. Dig out your ugliest sweater and enjoy a night out at the exclusive Foundation Room at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne Street). Tickets are $25; buy them online or by calling 617-227-0365 x103. Your ticket will include: Proceeds from the evening will benefit the restoration and enhancement of the Charles River Esplanade.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The sculpture was completed this month.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The following is an edited release that was sent in by Christopher Timmel of The Esplanade Association: Work is now complete on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association eleven years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Though the sculpture and refurbished surrounding landscape are complete and open for use, The Esplanade Association plans to hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony in the upcoming spring. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree into a whimsical sculpture that is not only an attractive art piece, but also a practical resource for park users. Ryerson, who…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The state conservation department has teamed up with the American Heart Association to create the new path.
This Saturday the first of 12 new walking paths in the state will be unveiled along the Esplanade. The American Heart Association is partnering with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation to dedicate 12 official AHA walking paths throughout Massachusetts. “DCR is thrilled to partner with the American Heart Association, and to connect to its national network of official walking paths,” DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, Jr. said. The unveiling will be at 9 a.m. and will include a brief speaking program followed a performance of the song “Walkin’ Around Boston” by the musical group Didn’t Planet. The AHA walking path along the Charles River is sponsored the by CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess. In addition …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The whimsical piece was created from an oak tree that died.
The tree sculpture in the Sidney Stoneman Playground on the Esplanade should be finished in the next couple of weeks, according to Sylvia Salas, the executive director of the Esplanade Association. Last weekend 40 volunteers cleaned, raked and weeded, and painted the benches. In the next month, the Esplanade Association will be refreshing the landscape in the coming month. The Stoneman Playground opened in 2001 and featured a distinctive oak tree with a special curved bench at its base. The tree has since died was cut back to a 15-foot-tall stump, which was turned into a sculpture by artist Mitch Ryerson. "By turning the dead tree into a sculpture, we avoid the expense and disruption to park users that would be caused by the removal of …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The club was formed to promote safe running after recent assaults in the park.
This is a press release from City Councilor Mike Ross' office: Following the recent incidents of assault along the Esplanade, Councilor Ross, working with DCR and the State Police, has established a running club to help promote safe running along the park during the winter months up until the Boston Marathon. The program kicked off last week, and Sports Club/LA has provided instructors every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Runners will meet at Charles Circle by the Red Line on Beacon Hill (near CVS) at approx. 5:45 p.m. and from there cross to the Esplanade and begin a 5.1 mile loop (see attached pdf). New Balance has provided reflective materials and T-shirts in order to identify participants. There will be two running group speeds: "fast" …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The playground for older children is now complete.
The playground is complete! The community will come together for a ribbon-cutting Friday at 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening Esplanade Playspace, a playground designed for older children, and built by donations from residents over the past three years. "But our commitment is not finished," says the Friends of the Esplanade Playspace. "We still need to make sure the Playspace can be maintained and kept up. The good news - it was designed to be pretty easy on maintenance. The other good news we have a matching grant program on right now." For every dollar you give, they get $2. Donate online or send to Friends of the Esplanade Playspace, Cambridge Trust, 65 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, Attn: Donna
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
“Jeryl has brought unmatched passion, energy and creativity to a ten-year effort to improve the Esplanade,” said Margo Newman, board chair.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
From the Esplanade Association: After 10 years of service and countless contributions to The Esplanade Association and the historic Charles River Esplanade, Jeryl Oristaglio, co-founder and former president of the organization, has stepped down from its board of directors. Jeryl, along with co-founder Linda Cox, started The Esplanade Association (TEA) in 2001 to help restore and enhance the now 100-year old park. “Jeryl has brought unmatched passion, energy and creativity to a 10-year effort to improve the Esplanade,” said Margo Newman, board chair. The list of Jeryl and the Oristaglio family’s contributions is long and includes the hard work of raising funds to rebuild the Stoneman Playground and Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields and …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Police arrested Joel R. Webster, 37, of Boston, after finding the knife buried in the mud on the banks of the Charles.
State Police arrested a man who threatened a family – including a toddler – with a knife on the Dartmouth Street Footbridge just before 11:20 a.m. Troopers also found the weapon buried in the mud along the Charles River. This afternoon they arrested Joel R. Webster, 37, of Boston, and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon and threats to commit a crime. He was taken to the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court to be arraigned. At 11:20 a.m., a 35-year-old man called the State Police Barracks and said he, along with his mother and his 2 ½-year-old daughter, had been assaulted by someone with a knife on the footbridge. “According to the man, the suspect bumped into his 57-year-old mother, prompting the man to turn …
The free event is in partnership with the Boston Society of Architect's Common Boston Week 2011.
Architects, planners, landscape architects and engineers have collaborated with institutions to create what we now know as the Charles River Esplanade. It's a man-made environment, and you can learn about its interaction with the city, access improvements to the Longfellow Bridge, Community Boating, park redesigns and more, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Meet at Charles-MGH MBTA station entrance The tour is in partnership with the Boston Society of Architect's Common Boston Week 2011. The event is free, but there's a limited capacity. Register here.
She's being treated for injuries at Boston Medical Center and said there was no attempted sexual assault.
A 61-year-old woman said she was beaten and thrown into the Charles River while walking along the Esplanade early this morning. The woman told state police around 3:10 a.m. she was struck from behind and pushed into the Charles. She was able to get out and walked to the Prudential Mall, where a security guard spotted her and noticed she had a head injury. He called police and EMS. She's being treated for injuries at Boston Medical Center and said there was no attempted sexual assault. She was not able to provide a description of her attacker. Police said they aren't releasing the exact location of the attack, and it's under investigation. At this point, they don’t believe the assault is connected to a series of prior unsolved attacks on …