Spectacle on Spectacle 2021



Boston Harbor Now presents Spectacle on Spectacle, a celebration of our waterfront and islands. This year, Spectacle on Spectacle kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. We’ll return to the harbor at this outdoor event featuring a cruise to Spectacle Island, delicious food and drinks prepared by local vendors, and a scenic sunset over the Boston skyline. Public health guidelines will be in place for the health of our guests.


Funds raised allow Boston Harbor Now to offer free and low-cost access for underserved communities to enjoy the Islands and waterfront, prepare for the impacts of climate change, and support Boston’s working port.


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Limited individual tickets will become available closer to the event. If you cannot attend the event and would like to make a donation, please donate here.

Elaine Richardson
Demetriouse Russell


Host Committee

Kathy Abbott

Catherine and Bob Barner

Brian Dacey

Geri Denterlein

Jamie Fay

Sarah Finnie Robinson

Bob Golledge

Elizabeth Grob

Thomas S. Gunning

Dean Hara

Meaghan Hooper-Berdik

Martha Ann Mazzone

Doug McGarrah

Jennifer and Robert McMahon

Tom McShane

Matthew Murphy

Charles Norris

Martin O’Neill

Charles Pappalardo

Jeff Porter

Bud and Margaret Ris

Veronica Robles

Cheri Ruane

Paige Scott Reed

Cathy Stone

Kishore Varanasi

Mark Walsh

Governor William Weld

Sheila Willard


New this year: Community Tickets

Our beautiful waterfront and islands are spaces for all, and to emphasize this commitment we are inviting 25 of our treasured community partners for the 25th Anniversary of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

These tickets, supported by your generous sponsorships, will be distributed to our community partners who are key leaders in resiliency and public access on Boston Harbor. We are excited to ensure their attendance at this year’s event. Boston Harbor Now serves communities underrepresented on the harbor and islands, including Chelsea, East Boston, Chinatown, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. Our partners include AfroDesiaCity, Artists for Humanity, Boston Children’s Chorus, Boys and Girls Clubs, Trillfit, Veronica Robles Cultural Center, and YMCAs among many others in the community.


For questions or information regarding Boston Harbor Now’s current event fundraising opportunities please contact Jack Garvey, jgarvey@bostonharbornow.org.


Check out a recording of last year’s virtual event here, and see a list of last year’s generous sponsors here.