Sunday, September 20, 2015

Over 400 Enjoy an End of Summer Beach Party with Mayor Martin J. Walsh!

This past Saturday, September 12th, more than 400 people joined Mayor Marty Walsh at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston for a spectacular end of summer beach party on one of the cleanest urban beaches in America! 

The beach was covered in fun activities such as KanJam, Cornhole, Spikeball, volleyball, hula-hoops, beach balls and more! Joanne and Jethro Mills provided fun music at the start of the party and were followed by the band Endless Summer for some classic beach-worthy tunes! 

Endless Summer rocked the beach!
 Boating in Boston provided free stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking for kids and families to enjoy- it was a perfect day to be out on the water! During the afternoon, Sweet Cheeks Q was there to feed everyone a fantastic pig roast that included burgers, salad, fruit and more!

Larry the Lobster even made an appearance thanks to Save the Harbor's marine educators! Everyone was fascinated by his size- it's not often we find a 5lb lobster! The kids loved picking him up and holding him for a photo opportunity, what a great photo to bring back to school for show and tell!

Larry the Lobster making his beach party debut! 
Also on the beach were hundreds of blue and white marbles hidden by Save the Harbor's staff. These marbles are part of Save the Harbor and JetBlue's Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt! Finding one of these marbles will enter you into a contest to win a pair of round-trip flights with JetBlue! If you found one on the beach, or any beach in Boston for that matter, please send a photo of yourself holding the marble along with your contact information and where you found it to Please see our blog here for more information on the Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt

Mayor Walsh found a marble, will you?!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this beach party happen! 
We would especially like to thank:
The City of Boston
The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment
Boston Centers for Youth and Families and the BCYF Curley Community Center
Sweet Cheeks Q 
Endless Summer
Joanne & Jethro Mills
Boating in Boston
Boston Police Department

Thank you to the Department of Conservation and Recreation
the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and all of our
Better Beaches Program Partners and Funders

For more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay visit their website at, their blog Sea, Sand & Sky at or follow savetheharbor on Facebook and Twitter

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