May is the month when we would normally be welcoming you back to the Harbor and opening up the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park with public ferry service. Things are different this year as we stay home to keep each other safe, and now we’re visiting our parks with masks and social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus. The Harbor is in our hearts, and we’re working hard with our many non-profit and public partners to bring it home for you.
Our new Harbor at Home video series gets updated with fresh content each week. You can do yoga, hear from harbor historians, or experience harbor-inspired art and music from local artists. This month, our Waterfront Wednesdays vlog focuses on resilience and our friend Walter Hope’s (Chair of the Friends of the Harbor Islands) life on a boat.
As we look towards the future, we’re working with our Island partners to develop plans for reopening the park when it becomes safe to do so. Please keep an eye on www.bostonharborislands.org for updates.
Meanwhile, we hope you’ll join us for the next Harbor Use Forum about Moakley Park on May 27th at 8:30 AM and mark your calendars for June 4th, our next Boston Harbor for All Summit. We are working with a terrific team to bring you a day of conversations and perspectives about waterfront parks and public spaces from across the country.
Please take care of yourselves and those around you and stay connected to the blue and green spaces near you,
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now