Thursday, June 21, 2018

Spectacle Island | Boston Harbor Islands

One Long Wharf, Boston, MA

6:00 – 9:30 PM

Honoring Bud Ris

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5:30 PM | 6:00 PM | 6:30 PM

Ferry Service to Spectacle Island

7:45 PM | 8:30 PM | 9:30 PM

Ferry Service returning to Long Wharf

7:30 PM

Brief Speaking Program

9:00 PM

Fireworks Display a “Spectacle over Spectacle”

Food stations with culinary surprises by Barbara Lynch, who was named

one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World!

Experiences by City Winery during the evening

Dressy Casual

Comfortable and functional footwear is encouraged

Thanks to overwhelming support tickets are SOLD OUT for tonight’s event.
See you next year!


Barbara Lynch, Co-Chair

Martha Mazzone, Co-Chair

Paige Scott Reed, Co-Chair

Senator Edward J. Markey, Honorary Co-Chair

Host Committee Members

The Honorable Michael S. Dukakis and Kitty Dukakis

Greg Erman

Bob Golledge

Elizabeth Grob

John Hamel

Meaghan Hooper-Berdik

Barbara and Amos Hostetter

Alison Nolan

Martin O’Neill

Shelly O’Neill

Jeff Porter

Alden Raine

Raj Sharma

Yanni Tsipis

Richard Walker

The Honorable William Weld

Marcelle Willock



Boston Harbor Cruises



Mintz Levin / ML Strategies

Cathy and Jim Stone and the Plymouth Rock Foundation


The Cabot Corporation

Barbara and Amos Hostetter



Joseph E. Corcoran Special Projects

HYM Investment Group

Mazzone Memorial Fund

Millennium Partners

Liz and Tim Morningstar

Venkat Srinivasan

Bud and Margaret Ris

Turner Construction

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

WS Development


Anderson and Kreiger

Enid Beal

Boston Boat Basin

Building Trades Employers’ Association

Casella Waste Systems

Brian Dacey and Cambridge Innovation Center

The Chiofaro Company and The Harbor Garage

Commodore Builders

The Cormier Family

Dewey Square Group

Paul English

Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Foley Hoag LLP

Fort Point Associates, Inc.

General Electric

Golledge Strategies & Solutions LLC

Green Ribbon Commission

John and Dina Hamel

Meaghan Hooper-Berdik

Ann R. Klee


Massachusetts Port Authority

Martha Mazzone

Newmark Knight Frank

New England Aquarium

Greg Erman and Deborah Norkin

O’Neill and Associates

Jeffrey R. Porter

Pyramid Hotel Group and Boston Harbor Hotel

Redgate and Hilco

Sasaki Associates

The Sharma Group at Merrill Lynch

Solomon Foundation

Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Tishman Speyer Properties

Yanni Tsipis

Richard and Betty Walker

Marcelle Willock, MD

To request an invoice or for questions-, please contact Jane Marks at or call 617-223-5148.


Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group

Boston Harbor Distillery

City Winery

Harborside Inn

Salt Water, Inc.

background photo credit: Jonathan Ugol


This year we are delighted to be honoring Bud Ris, a dedicated member of our Board of Trustees. Bud because he 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.  

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