2019 Year in Review

As our 19th year as an organization comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the incredible things we accomplished together last year. The numbers speak for themselves: 23,500 estimated attendees at Esplanade Association events (concerts, fitness classes, tours & much more!) 5,400 miles run by participants in EA-sponsored 5Ks in the spring and fall 5,100 […]

Spring 2020 Tree Care on the Esplanade

The Esplanade is home to over 1,700 trees, making the park a critical green corridor along the Charles River. These trees provide valuable ecological benefits, including storing carbon dioxide, filtering stormwater, and providing a home for small mammals and birds. They enchant visitors in the spring when the cherry blossoms bloom, offer shade in the […]

American Association of Endodontists offering free endodontic care in Boston

WHAT: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is collaborating with endodontics departments at the schools of dental medicine at Boston University, Harvard University, and Tufts University to provide free endodontic care to patients, pre-qualified on the basis of need, in the Boston area. WHY: This past March, AAE launched a contest to spotlight four beautiful […]

Testimony on Senate Bill 158

Michael Nichols, The Esplanade Association Thank you, Nick and thank you to the Committee for having us here today. I am here to urge the Committee not to advance Senate Bill 158, which would effectively legislate beer and wine gardens out of existence in Massachusetts. In a former role as Chief of Staff at the […]

Arbor Day 2019 Tree Work

In support of Arbor Day 2019 (26 April), the Esplanade Association is pleased to partner with Barrett Tree Service East for a second consecutive year to improve soil conditions for the trees in the park. Soil compaction, which restricts oxygen, water, and nutrient availability to tree’s roots, is a serious concern relating to overall tree […]

Frost Fit Fest Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will bring hundreds to the Esplanade for Multi-Faceted Morning Workout

March 31 event headlined by Boston Marathon Survivor Adrianne Haslet will feature a warm-up workout, fun run, and silent disco (March 18, 2019) Boston, MA – An outdoor celebration event on the Esplanade will bring locals out of hibernation to enjoy a heart-pounding, energetic, and fun workout on Sunday, March 31, from 9:00am to noon. […]

Save the Dates for these Esplanade Events

During the month of February, buying our Esplanade Events Package gets you the lowest price ticket to all our signature events and other great benefits! Lock in your place at the Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the 9th Annual Summer Dock Party, and Moondance After Dark. Purchase the Esplanade Events Package!

Advice for Cold Weather Workouts

As seen in Boston Magazine, the Esplanade Association recently launched the Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to encourage people to get outside and enjoy outdoor recreation in winter. During the first part of this series, the November Project Boston will host workouts at the Hatch Shell every Saturday […]

Esplanade Association Announces Frost Fit Winter Series Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Series Will Include Free Outdoor Fitness Events on the Esplanade throughout February and March (January 22, 2019) Boston, MA – During these long, cold New England winters, Bostonians may be tempted to ‘freeze’ their regular exercise routine and hibernate indoors until spring appears. A new outdoor fitness series encourages people to venture outside and experience the beauty […]

My Road to the Boston Marathon: Ashley Perkins

There are 15 dedicated runners on TEAM ESPLANADE, an Official Charity Team of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Over the next few months, we’ll be profiling them in our e-newsletter, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Up first, Ashley Perkins (third from left, above)! Ashley has been a supporter of our organization since […]