Spectacle on Spectacle 2018 was a great success!

See photos from the event here

Many thanks to our sponsors. Next year’s date TBD

Spectacle on Spectacle 2018 Sponsors


This year we were delighted to honor Bud Ris, a dedicated member of our Board of Trustees. Bud has been at the forefront of many programs and initiatives that laid the foundation for, or have helped to advance, the mission of Boston Harbor Now. Back in 1978, he was a member of the senior team that produced the first MA Coastal Zone Management Plan, establishing guidelines for protecting public access and designated ports in Boston Harbor. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and as the head of the Union of Concerned Scientists for 20 years, he led some of the most successful efforts to forge consensus around the science of climate change. More recently, as an advisor to the Green Ribbon Commission and the Barr Foundation, he has played a key role in the design and implementation of the City’s Climate Ready Boston project – aimed at protecting Boston’s waterfront from rising seas. And, of course, for nearly ten years, he was the President and CEO of the New England Aquarium, one of our city’s finest waterfront institutions. In that role, he led a major turnaround of the Aquarium’s finances and exhibits, reconnected the Aquarium to the Harbor with a new Harborwalk and terrace, and spent countless hours on advisory committees focused on the future of the downtown waterfront. Today, he continues to dedicate his time and energy – and his passion for the Harbor and the oceans — to making Boston a truly great city.