18 Boston landmarks will join the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to celebrate the season’s grand opening
[Boston] – This year, the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership celebrates the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park. In commemoration of this milestone, 18 famous Boston landmarks, including Boston City Hall, South Station, the Atlantic Wharf, and the TD Garden, will light up “Harbor Blue” and “Sunset Orange” on May 20, from dusk until midnight.
Media and the public are invited to visit the sites as it marks the season’s grand opening of the Boston Harbor Islands. The additional iconic buildings participating are the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway, Government Center Station, Boston Convention, and Exhibition Center, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Longfellow Bridge, Fore River Bridge, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, University of Massachusetts Boston, John Hancock Tower, One Financial Center and the Boston Properties’ 100 Federal Street, Hub on Causeway and 888 Boylston Plaza properties.
WHAT: Boston Harbor Island’s Anniversary Lighting
WHEN: Friday, May 20th at dusk
WHO: Boston Harbor Now
ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARIES
2021 marked the beginning of a special Anniversary year at the Boston Harbor Islands: one that celebrates 50 years since the Boston Harbor Islands entered the State Park system, and 25 years since the establishment of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park – its national significance signed into law as part of the National Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996.
ABOUT THE PARK
Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is the largest recreational space in Eastern Massachusetts, attracting over half a million visitors annually. Made up of 34 unique islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands have something for everyone. A top destination for locals and tourists alike, the park also functions as an important ecological habitat for local wildlife.