Monday, June 11, 2018

Fort Point Channel Opens To Rowers & Painters Plus Fireworks Tonight

Updated 6/11/18: The Tuesday, June 12th World Trade Center fireworks show is confirmed at 9 pm. Earlier that evening from 5 pm - 7:30 pm is the Taste of Seaport at Fan Pier featuring 25 restaurants, lawn games and music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the event. If that is not enough the Portuguese tall ship Sagres is in dock and available for tours.

Look up to the sky tonight, Friday June 8, beginning at 9:30 pm to see fireworks over the Boston Harbor. Fireworks will be launched from Columbia Point, displayed over Dorchester Bay and viewable from beaches along Dorchester and South Boston.The fireworks show is a part of a series of public activations and celebratory events being offered in part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting being hosted in Boston this week. There is also talk of fireworks on Tuesday, June 12th around 9 pm in the vicinity of the Seaport World Trade Center.

Paint The Channel
Saturday, June 9, 2018
8 am - 4 pm

Artists are invited to paint (or draw!) the vibrant Fort Point Channel scene, including the museum’s traditional wooden boats and colorful race day. The Paint Out will take place at InterContinental Boston on Friday and Saturday, June 8th & 9th from 8 am to 4 pm.  A reception at InterContinental Boston will immediately follow the conclusion of the Fort Point Channel Open race on Saturday, June 9th, during which all works of art will be sold by silent auction.  The museum will receive a 30% commission on all auction sales to support our Boston Rowing Center, which provides free rowing to more than 300 Boston Public School students each year.

Fort Point Channel Open
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Boston Rowing Center
at the Barking Crab Marina
88 Sleeper Street, Boston
Race Start: 11 am

The Fort Point Channel Open will take place on Saturday, June 9th at the Hull Lifesaving Museum's Boston Rowing Center. Entering its 7th year, the Fort Point Channel Open is a community-wide event, bringing rowers and spectators from all over the region to Fort Point.  Competitors from across New England and New York come primed and ready to lay claim to the title of crewmaster.
This event is a Coxed Four challenge.  Teams line up side by side in a series of round-robin style heats. The course runs around the Boston Tea Party Museum ships, blasting under bridges and around tight turns, ending in a sprint for the finish line in front of Martin Richard's park next to the Boston Children's Museum.  
The race is open to crews of all skill levels. 

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