Press Coverage

2021

September

Gift Of Over $20 Million For Boston’s Esplanade Would Fund New Visitors Center, Outdoor Spaces: WBZ | CBS Boston
Here’s how a $20M donation could change Boston’s Esplanade: Boston.com
Esplanade Association unveils makeover for key section near Museum of Science: The Boston Globe 
A guide to Boston’s parks and green spaces: Boston.com

August

First “Community Day” on Esplanade August 29: Boston Neighborhood Network Media
Georgette Arato is running to preserve the Charles River Esplanade for future generations: Boston.com
Esplanade 5K Returns Aug. 29: Beacon Hill Times 
The best Boston-area parks, according to Globe readers: The Boston Globe

July

Esplanade Association Announces Summer Programs and Events Schedule: Beacon Hill Times 

May

Baby Swans Make Their Debut Along Boston’s Charles River: NBC10 Boston
Baby Swans Are Back on the Charles River Esplanade: WBZ NewsRadio
Make way for cygnets! Eggs begin hatching at swan’s nest on Esplanade: WHDH 7News Boston
Rob Gronkowski returns to Boston, donates $1.2 million for playground renovation: The Boston Globe
Gronk Donates $1.2 Million Toward Boston Playground Renovation: NBC Boston
Rob Gronkowski donates $1.2 million to renovate Boston playground: CBS News
Gronk returns to New England to donate $1.2 million to Charlesbank Playground renovation: Patriots
Rob Gronkowski donates $1.2 million to renovate Boston’s Charlesbank Playground: Boston25News
Rob Gronkowski thanks Patriots, Robert Kraft during Boston park donation [+video]: Boston Herald
Governor Baker announces playground donation from Rob Gronkowski: 22News WWLP
Rob Gronkowski hand delivers $1.2 million to renovate Boston Playground: ‘Special Connection to New England’: CBS Sports
Rob Gronkowski Donates $1.2 Million For Renovation of Boston Playground: NESN
He’s back in Boston! Gronk returns to donate money for playground renovation: WCVB
Rob Gronkowski returns to Boston to donate $1.2 million for Charles River Esplanade playground renovation: Boston.com
NFL star Rob Gronkowski gives $1.2M to renovate playground: Fox 61
Sports in Brief: The Berkshire Eagle

April

Esplanade Association Named Official Charity of the 2021 Boston Marathon: Beacon Hill Times
Esplanade Association Holds 20th Annual Meeting: Beacon Hill Times
Longing for signs of spring? Here’s where to look: Boston Herald
Owl’s Nest Beer Garden Set to Reopen on the Esplanade Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9: Beacon Hill Times
Bald eagle spotted perched on branch on Charles River Esplanade Boston: WHDH 7News
These Boston-area beer gardens are now open for the season: Boston.com
12 fun (and safe) things to do in Boston now that a normal-ish spring is upon us: The Boston Globe
GALLERY: Spring flowers bloom across Boston: The Daily Free Press
Here’s Where You Can Find The Most Gorgeous Japanese Cherry Blossoms This Spring: Narcity

March

 50 things to do outside this spring across Massachusetts: Boston.com
10 Best Cities to See Cherry Blossom in the USA This Spring: Time Out

February

Boston has one of the 10 best riverwalks in the U.S., according to USA Today readers: Boston.com

Outdoor Art Show ‘Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence’ Brightens Boston Winter: The Heights
The best spots to go if you need to cry in the Boston area, according to readers: Boston.com
Michael Chiklis loves Aspen, Capri, and of course, Boston: The Boston Globe
How to Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Boston This Year: Boston Magazine
Audio Art Is Blossoming During the Pandemic: Vulture | New York Magazine

January

Light-and-sound show will kick of Jan. 22 at Hatch Memorial Shell: The Boston Globe
Colorful, socially distant public art campaign planned for Boston’s Hatch Shell: WCVB News Center 5
Winter Light And Sound Show Coming To Esplanade For One Month: WBZ, CBS Channel 4 Boston
A Team of Artists Will Turn the Hatch Shell into a “Four Week Illumination and Sound Experience”: Boston Magazine
Colorful, socially distant public art campaign planned for Boston’s Hatch Shell: News Break
The Esplanade Association celebrates 20th Anniversary: Beacon Hill Times
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Bond Bill Boosts Proposal to Reconfigure Boston’s Charles Circle: Streetsblog Mass
West Roxbury musician’s multimedia program to light up the Hatch Shell: MetroWest Daily News
A dazzling ‘illumination and sound experience’ is coming to the Hatch Shell: Boston.com
Winter illumination experience at Hatch Shell begins next week: WHDH Channel 7
State Bond Bill Could Mean Reconfiguration of Charles Circle and Expansion of Esplanade: Beacon Hill Times
Esplanade Virtual Wellness Challenge: Patch.com
Esplanade’s Hatch Shell transformed into winter experience: WCVB ABC 5
Projecting joy: ‘Hatched’ light and sound installation:Bay State Banner
Staring Down The Gaping Maw Of Winter? A New Light And Music Installation At Boston’s Hatch Shell Could Help: WBUR The ARTery
Artist Maria Finkelmeier lights up the Esplanade with her feminist vision for ‘Hatched’: The Boston Globe
10 things to do in Boston this weekend: Boston.com
Light And Sound Show On The Esplanade Begins Friday:WBZ Channel 4 CBS Boston
5 Things To Do This Weekend, Including An Interactive Art Installation And A ‘Yarnstorm’:WBUR The ARTery

 

2020

December

49 New Trees Planted Along Esplanade: Beacon Hill Times
EA Seeks Resident Input on Public-Park Usage: Beacon Hill Times
2020 Year in Review: Beacon Hill Times

November

‘Essie,’ the Charles River Esplanade duck who was adopted by a family of geese, is looking for a new home: Boston Globe
Seven Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend Outdoors: Boston Magazine
You can soon adopt the ‘wayward’ white duck that befriended geese on the Esplanade: Boston.com
Essie, beloved duck ‘adopted’ by geese on Esplanade, up for adoption: WHDH 7News
Esplanade Duck Looks for a Home: Beacon Hill Times
‘Wayward’ duckling adopted by geese on Boston Esplanade now seeking human home: Boston Herald

REI Joins Esplanade Association to Sponsor Park Cleanup Days on Nov. 17 and 19: Beacon Hill Times
Pandemic impacting trash accumulation, cleanup efforts on Charles River: Fox25 News
Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner: Beacon Hill Times

October

BAA to decide within weeks on postponing Boston Marathon: Boston Business Journal
GroundBeat Nominated for Boston Music Award: Beacon Hill Times

September

Canada geese on the Esplanade ‘adopted’ a wayward white duck, and now they’re all best friends: Boston Globe
Goose, Goose, Duck: Flock adopts duckling as one of their own on Boston’s Esplanade: WHDH 7News

August

Owl’s Next Beer Garden Returns to the Esplanade: Beacon Hill Times
Hubwonk Ep. 18: Non-Profits Facing COVID-19: Esplanade Association on Why It’s No Walk in the Park: PioneerInstitute
GroundBeat Holds Concert Series Virtually: Beacon Hill Times
August 28 Boston Guardian Print Edition

July

Moondance Gala Canceled for this Year: Beacon Hill Times
Bill Authorizing Long-Term Lease of Lee Pool Complex Filed: Beacon Hill Times
Esplanade Association’s Capital Project Manager Is at Home Either in the Park or on the Job: Beacon Hill Times
Pandemic Causes Esplanade Events To Go Virtual: Beacon Hill Times
July 10 Boston Guardian Print Edition

June

Overall Winners Announced in EA’s Virtual 5k: Beacon Hill Times
Esplanade Association Welcomes New Director of Development: Beacon Hill Times
June 26 Boston Guardian Print Edition
With No Income, the Garden Club Funds Pared-Down List of Grant Recipients: Beacon Hill Times
Fundraising Now Underway for ‘Super Doc’ Memorial on the Esplanade: Beacon Hill Times
Rollerblading Making a Comeback in Days of Pandemic: NECN
30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Boston: WCVB ABC 5

May

2020 Boston Marathon canceled: Boston Business Journal
Walsh: 2020 Boston Marathon Canceled: WBUR
To Do List: Virtual Baking Class, Beer Tasting, Esplanade 5K: CBS Boston
What’s happening (digitally) in the arts world: Boston Globe
Runner Disappointed, Not Surprised Boston Marathon Was Canceled: CBS Boston
Esplanade Association Hosts Virtual 5k, and Tour of Park: Beacon Hill Times
Gyms May Not Be Open, but We Can Look Forward to Outdoor Fitness: Boston Magazine
Peter Faneuil House Recommended for $340,000 Community Preservation Grant: Beacon Hill Times

April

Fox25 News Interviews Michael Nichols
Tips for Getting Outdoors While Staying Close to Home: The Fenway
Downtown Parks More Indispensable Than Ever: Beacon Hill Times

March

March 6 The Boston Guardian Print Edition

February

Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving: CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/
Michael Nichols and 103.3 AMP Radio
Esplanade Association Launches L.E.A.F. Initiative to Help Sustain Park’s Tree Canopy: Beacon Hill Times
Neighborhood Roundup: Beacon Hill Times
Frost Fit Winter Series Returns to the Esplanade: Beacon Hill Times

January

Esplanade Association Receives a $50,000 Matching Grant from State to Implement Tree Plan: Beacon Hill Times
The Esplanade’s Free Winter Fitness Series Returns This Year: Boston Magazine
Photos: Amid balmy temperatures, a day to be out and about in Boston: Boston Globe
Second day of record warmth bathes parts of New England: Associated Press