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Moondance After Dark

Moondance After Dark invites over 250 of Boston’s young professionals and emerging influencers to experience the Moondance Gala after-party. Guests enjoy cocktails, late night bites, dessert, and dancing in a tent alongside the twilight riverfront. Register here. 

B.A.A. & Esplanade Association Morning Run Club

Join the Boston Athletic Association and the Esplanade Association for a weekly run club that meets Thursdays at 6:30am at the Fiedler Head Statue.

This run club is FREE and open to all! Can’t make it this week? Join us as your schedule allows – for one run or all eight! Pre-register here

Help us Paint the Pumphouses!

Two years ago, with your support, we commissioned talented local artist, Silvia Lopez Chavez, through a partnership with Now + There to install the beautiful Patterned Behavior mural.

Now we are working to install THREE new murals on the Esplanade’s often-vandalized pumphouses. We are grateful to have received a Partnership Matching Fund Grant from the DCR to paint these three murals. We have the artists… we have the permission… now we need YOU!

Please donate to help close our gap of $10,000 to bring these murals to the park!

GroundBeat: the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series

At GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series, each month from June to September the Esplanade Association will partner with a different local nonprofit to showcase a wide range of musical styles from local nonprofits in an effort to promote local arts in the park and attract audiences from throughout Greater Boston. . All events in the series will feature food trucks, games, and new seating!

See the full line-up of concerts

River Fit Summer Fitness Series

This year, the River Fit Summer Fitness Series on the Esplanade will begin on Tuesday, July 16 and continue through Thursday, September 5, featuring eight weeks of FREE fitness!

Read on for the full schedule and learn more at!

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged

What We Do

The Esplanade Association is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.

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