While the days are getting shorter and colder weather is setting in, there’s still so much to see and do on your waterfront! In the midst of a challenging year, Boston’s harbor and waterfront are an open and accessible resource you can safely enjoy – either in person or virtually from home. Explore miles of Boston’s Harborwalk, wind your way through neighborhoods with a scavenger hunt, warm up at a local business, or tap in to virtual events at home. Whatever you choose, go ahead and #BundleUpBoston, and get ready to enjoy your waterfront!
Boston Harbor Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our programs would not be possible without the support of our generous donors. We hope you will consider joining your neighbors with a gift in support of our community programming.
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Waterfront Run Club
Tap into beautiful views and a supportive community when you take your 2021 running goals to the waterfront with us! Each of these small-group, socially distanced runs are led by a Boston Harbor Now staff member and feature a unique section of Boston’s Harborwalk. Each route is roughly 5K, and nobody will be left behind.
- Sunday February 28th, 2021 – Charlestown REGISTER
- Sunday March 28th, 2021 – Downtown/Seaport REGISTER
- Sunday April 25th, 2021 – South Boston REGISTER
Ocean Therapy Winter Walks
Get outside and breathe in the fresh winter ocean air on a guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness areas of the Boston Harbor. Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings.
- Saturday, January 16 – at 10am & 12pm REGISTER
- Saturday, February 6th, 2021 – at 10am & 12pm REGISTER
- Saturday, March 6th, 2021 – at 10am & 12pm REGISTER
First Day Hikes
Join this special annual tradition in your local Massachusetts State Parks! Start your year off on the right foot with a self-guided walk along Boston’s Waterfront. Check out one of four recommended walks to jump start your 2021.
- Castle Island – Dorchester Heights – 2.2 miles
- Paul Revere House to Bunker Hill Monument – 1.3 miles
- Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center to Seaport – 1.3 miles
- Maverick Station to Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor – 1.5 miles
Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts and Games
Explore new sites and neighborhoods with our waterfront-wide scavenger hunt, or help support local businesses when you check off the boxes on our waterfront bingo boards. Head out any time you like with these self-guided expeditions around your local waterfront neighborhoods.
Harbor at Home
Harboring at Home: A Virtual Arts Series
Join Boston Harbor Now and Victoria L. Awkward for an evening of performance and discussion surrounding as part of a new virtual arts series. Additional dates coming soon!
- Victoria L. Awkward Dance – Monday, January 18, 7PM – 8PM REGISTER
A virtual festival featuring guided activities, lectures, panels, and workshops focused on education, stewardship, and conservation of our harbor and its wildlife.
January 30 & 31, 10am – 6pm
Revolutionary Harbor Lecture Series
Join the National Parks of Boston for this special virtual winter lecture series.
- The Transatlantic World of Peter Faneuil – February 17 at 7pm REGISTER
- Working Women of the Harbor – March 31 at 7pm – link coming soon
- Climate Change on the Harbor with Stone Living Lab – April 28 at 7pm – link coming soon
New Years Eve On The Waterfront
Our signature Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll is back! Get ready to count down to 2021 with over a dozen ice sculptures hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront.
#BundleUpBoston Coat Drive
Help make a winter spent outdoors accessible to everyone when you participate in our winter coat drive! Bring your gently used winter coats to one of our selected local drop-off locations, and know you’re helping to make someone’s winter a little warmer this year. Tag a photo of yourself dropping off your coat with #BundleUpBoston and receive a free ferry ticket to the Boston Harbor Islands to enjoy when the weather gets warmer.
Support our programs!
If you are thankful for our Harbor programs, and all they provide to our community, we hope you will take this opportunity to make a donation in support of them.