It was standing room only at the Friends Annual Meeting on April 12. After the usual Board business, Executive Director, Liz Vizza gave an inspiring summary of the year’s accomplishments to the attending members. Thanks to the generous donations of the members, the Friends was again able to make over a $1 million investment in the maintenance of the Common, the Garden, and the Mall focusing on trees, turf, and sculpture while also pursuing notable capital improvements.
The Trust for Public Land and Boston Park Advocates present:
Why parks and green space will make Boston climate-smart
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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The Friends of the Public Garden is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the following event.
FRIENDS OF FAIRSTED LECTURE SERIES 2016-2017
The Nature of Cities: Practice and Perception – investigates nature and the urban environment from the vantage point of a landscape architect, and a cultural historian.
DECEMBER 2016 LECTURE
From the Granite Garden to West Philadelphia (with a nod to the Fens):
Restoring Nature & Communities
Anne Whiston Spirn
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT
Anne Whiston Spirn, our speaker on December 1st, has raised awareness of the segregation of ecology from urban planning ever since her publication of The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design in 1984. For thirty years, Spirn has directed the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an award-winning program dedicated to restoring nature, rebuilding inner-city communities, and empowering youth. She will describe this research-in-action, its impact on Philadelphia’s planning policies, and its lessons for more equitable and sustainable communities.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Lecture
Wheelock College, Brookline Campus
43 Hawes Street, orner of Hawes and Monmouth Streets, Brookline, MA
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Reserve online or 617-566-1689, ext. 265
This past Tuesday, John Alschuler, Chairman of HR&A Advisors spoke to Friends members at our annual Members Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. John Alschuler gave an excellent and thought-provoking presentation entitled Sustaining Excellence: Legacy Parks in a Changing City. The capacity crowd was very engaged and asked John many interesting questions after his presentation. Attendees enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with old ones at the reception after the program.
The Friends annual Summer Party benefitting our work on the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Mall. A sold out crowd of over 225 people enjoyed socializing with excellent drinks and hors d’ouevres taking in the view from the famed Taj Rooftop overlooking Boston’s iconic parks. The Friends would like to thank First Republic Bank for their sponsorship.
Just over 1000 Boston elementary school students in grades 3-5 participated in the Friends of the Public Garden’s seventh annual Making History on the Common on June 6th.