Video, Still, & Editing by: Olivia Moon Photography
Dancer: Victoria Lynn Awkward
In the midst of our long New England winters, we all need ways to connect with others and find joy through whatever means available. In February, we celebrate Black History Month, and we connect with people we love for Valentine’s Day.
School Vacation Week provides an opportunity for play during the year’s shortest month. Isabel Behncke, a behavioral and evolutionary scientist, reminds us that “Play is foundational for bonding relationships and fostering tolerance. It’s where we learn to trust and where we learn about the rules of the game. Play increases creativity and resilience, and it’s all about the generation of diversity – diversity of interactions, diversity of behaviours, diversity of connections.”
This month’s e-news is full of opportunities to connect with others in the spirit of play and community whether you decide to join our National Park Service partners’ eye-opening conversation on the legacy of Peter Faneuil; experience the groundbreaking presentation by Oompa, a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator for our virtual Harboring at Home performance series; or simply lace-up your running shoes for the kickoff of our Harbor Run Club.
See you on the Harbor,
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now