Friday, August 18, 2017

It's A Festiv(al) Time Of The Year

updated 8.18.17 at 3:00pm: Today's South Boston Italian Pride is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date. 

Show your pride at the South Boston Italian Pride event on Friday, August 18th and at the Fort Point Festival on Sunday, August 20th.

Join neighbors and friends at Medal of Honor Park (aka M Street Park) on August 18th from 4-7 p.m. There will be free food and entertainment, a magician, balloons animals, a bounce house, and more. 

In 1897, the park historically known as Independence Square was set aside by the City of Boston for public open space. In 1981, the first memorial honoring Vietnam Veterans in the nation was constructed at Medal of Honor Park. Each September a ceremony to rededicate the memorial is held.

This year the park underwent renovations including improvements to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial plaza, ornamental fencing along East Broadway inspired by Victorian era fence removed in 1899, new play equipment, water play, site furnishings, lawn improvements, pathway and infrastructure upgrades.

If you haven't visited the park, this is the perfect time to bring your family, friends and enjoy the free festivities.

Closer to home is the 2nd Annual Fort Point Festival on Sunday, August 20 from 12 - 5 pm.

The Friends of Fort Point Channel invite you to a day of music, beer, games, artist vendors, dance performances, workshops, community groups, sponsored giveaways and more. The street party and festival takes place at Thomson Place and Stillings Street, which will be closed to cars for this community event featuring a Trillium Beer Garden, music by LoVeSeXy (Boston's premiere Prince tribute band), and a cornhole competition by Boston Cornhole. 

Stop by the PLAY section on Stillings St to dance your heart out at the Kids Jam Dance Party led by Urbanity Dance, get up close and personal with Boston Fire Museum touch-a-truck, view the universe through #popscope‘s solar viewing telescope, find your zen with yoga from The Monica Method, and build the fort of your dreams with our giant building blocks. 

The Festival is free and open to the public. From noon to 2pm, the Trillium Beer Garden will host EAT, a 2-hour ticketed tasting session featuring the best bites from Fort Point's favorite restaurants with the opportunity to purchase select brews from our Trillium Beer Garden. After 2 pm, the Trillium Beer Garden will open to the rest of the Festival for excellent beer for sale and music, Purchase your EAT Tickets today.

For more festival information visit the Friends of Fort Point Channel.

originally published 8.14.17

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