Monday, September 12, 2022

Register Today for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's Free Fall Cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands

More than 5,000 kids set sail to Spectacle and Georges on Bay State Cruise Company's
flagship Provincetown II and Mass Bay Lines Freedom as part ofSave The Harbor/Save the Bay's
free All Access Boston Harbor and Share the Harbor Program expansion.

So far this year more than 5,000 people from 30 communities joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on free Marine Mammal Safaris in April, and free trips to Spectacle and Georges Island three days a week this summer as part of their expanded Share the Harbor and All Access Boston Harbor programs.

Though the summer is nearly over, the free fun on Boston Harbor will continue well into the fall.

In September and October, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host three free day trips to Spectacle Island from 10am - 2:30PM on Sunday September 18th, Sunday September 25th, and Sunday October 2nd. They will also host three free Sunset Cruises towards Boston Light from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Tuesday September 27th, Wednesday September 28th, and Saturday October 15th.

“Our free island adventures and harbor cruises give kids and families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these beautiful natural resources firsthand," said Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Executive Director Chris Mancini. “All of us are proud to share our spectacular harbor, beaches and islands with everyone.”

Mancini expects these trips to fill up fast, and urges people to make their reservation today at

“These free trips to the Boston Harbor Islands are my favorite part of our programs,” said Kristen Barry, Deputy Executive Director at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “No matter what community they come from or what group they are a part of, people always come back to shore with new experiences and a fresh perspective.”

These free Share the Harbor cruises are made possible with leadership support and partnership from Cronin Development, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Office of Environmental Protection, Bay State Cruise Company, and Mass Bay Lines.

According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Director of Development Patricia Salic, “The work Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay does would not be possible without the support of our 2022 Youth Program Champions, including the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, The Coca-Cola Company, Eastern Salt Company, Inc., National Grid, Comcast Foundation, Constellation Generation, John Hancock Financial Services and JetBlue.

"We are also grateful to our Youth Program Sponsors the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Alexandria, The Boston Foundation, Boston Consulting Group, Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf, Camp Harbor View Foundation, Cell Signaling Technology, City of Boston Department of Youth, Engagement & Employment, Comcast Foundation, Cronin Group, LLC, Exelon Generation, Goody Clancy, Hood Business Park, HYM Investment Group, Income Research and Management Charitable Fund, Leader Bank Pavilion/Live Nation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Massport, National Development, National Grid Foundation and Vertex."

You can find a full list of Save the Harbor’s 2022 Youth Program Funders at 

To find out more about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the work they do to restore, protect and share Boston Harbor, the Harbor Islands and the region’s public beaches, visit their website at or follow savetheharbor on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Malibu Beach’s Beats On The Beach Block Party Can’t Be Beat!


LDER, ximena, Leo the Kind and Rilla Force joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for the Beats on the Beach  

Block Party on Malibu Beach 


On Saturday, August 27th, 300 people celebrated clean water and great music on Malibu Beach in Dorchester for the first annual Beats on the Beach Block Party, a free music festival featuring Boston Music Award-winning artists, over 20 local vendors, pedicab and dragon boat rides, and great food. Leo the Kind, DephraseLightfoot, LDER, Rilla Force, ximena, Beats by Girlz house DJ 1800shortking, and the Hip Hop Transformation performed DJ sets and original songs throughout the dayTopo Chico sponsored the event and handed out free mineral water and Beats on the Beach towelsThis event was made possible through a grant from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation 


Rilla Force and LDER  launched Beats on the Beach in 2020 as a way to connect the community through music during a time of isolation. Starting as an online community music contest, they collected samples from Boston’s beaches and Boston Harbor, recording unique sounds from nature. Local musicians used these samples to create their own personalized tracks inspired by the beach. This year, local producers Dephrase and Lightfoot collected the audio samples from Malibu Beach. The featured producer Leo the Kind, Dorchester native and 2020 Boston Music Award winner, chose the winning track he found the most unique and inspiring, made by Chris Theodat. The contest came full circle as Leo the Kind added vocals to the track live at the Beats on the Beach Block Party on Malibu Beach, where the original samples for the track were collected.