WalkBoston knows that nothing draws a crowd like a crowd, and sometimes the only thing it takes to get community members out and walking is an interesting event. WalkBoston offers our members and community supporters dozens of opportunities a year to learn more about WalkBoston and get to know their communities on foot. From lectures and historical walks to scavenger hunts and networking events we are constantly looking for new ways to get people walking and talking about walking.
Starting Friday, pedestrians and cyclists (ok, fine, rollerbladers, too) will have a new way to get from Charlestown to Cambridge, without hopping in their car. Wendy Landman, Executive Director of Walk Boston, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts, called it “a fantastic project.”
Join LivableStreets Alliance and the BSA for a social hour that celebrates vibrant communities and the value of building connections. Learn more about the work of both organizations, and view the BSA’s new Let’s Talk About Bikes exhibition, which explores the role of the bicycle in urban centers like Boston. The social hour is free and open to everyone; light refreshments and libations will be served.
On Sunday, July 31, 2011 children ages 5 to 15 years will be running and biking as part of Run & Ride @ CambridgeSide duathlon event. Children are invited to compete in the second annual, kids only Cambridge duathlon taking place in and around CambridgeSide Galleria.
Author Christopher Klein will take participants on a walking tour of the newly re-opened Peddocks Island, where they will tour Fort Andrews and the surrounding area to learn about the island's vast history and natural resources.
A much-loved event for Jamaica Plain as well as the Greater Boston community, the Lantern Festival draws its inspiration from the Japanese Bon Festival — a celebration held each year when a door opens to the world of their ancestors, allowing loved ones to send messages to the other side. It is a time when friends and family come together to share stories, to celebrate, and to honor the memories of loved ones.