Boston Percussion Group Performs Friday, July 25, 6-8pm

22 Jul
Boston Percussion Group

Boston Percussion Group

Come picnic to the music of the Boston Percussion Group this Friday, July 25th, 6-8pm! Traditional African music meets contemporary percussion ensemble repertoire in this eclectic program, including covers of popular hits from Jackson 5, ABBA, Chick Corea, Journey, Sufjan Stevens, and more!

The Boston Percussion Group (BPeG) is a versatile chamber group that challenges what “classical” music is with the use of marimbas, drums, cymbals, tin cans, cowbells, and more. The core musicians come from diverse backgrounds having performed with Sydney Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Bang On A Can, Sound Icon, and Zeltsman Marimba Festival. BPeG has presented concerts at The Boston Conservatory, College of the Holy Cross, Community Music Center of Boston, Boston Arts Festival, Circle The City, and the Outside The Box festival. BPeG also performed in Jordan Hall as a finalist in the 2012 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. Event produced by Tori Cheah.

Free! Bring a picnic! Foodtrucks, too: Whole Foods, Jamaica Mi Hungry and Snowy Joey Ice Cream. All 2014 programs at Magazine Beach are sponsored by Sanofi, the Charles River Conservancy and Knucklebones.

125  Savored Performance by Mariale Dance Fusion This Morning

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Mariale Dance Fusion performed newly choreographed pieces, including Spanish Harlem, Frozen, and A Bajo del Mar. Children and adults, too, delighted in the Latin dance program, which closed with a salsa lesson. Thank you to Cambridge Arts for bringing this Summer in the City performance to Magazine Beach.

Lovers of the Riv, and Yoga and Dance at Magazine Beach, too!

18 Jul
Lovers of the Riv

Lovers of the Riv

These local Cantabrigians, CRLS graduates, were hanging out at the Riv today. They love the place and have been hanging out there “forever.”

Why? “It’s a cool place to come to hangout with friends, to talk and relax…”

So head to the Riv to hangout OR to do yoga, dance or to picnic in the park this coming week!

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th @ 9am: Carol Faulkner will lead Saturday morning yoga. Meet on the park side of the pedestrian footbridge.Free, but donations are welcome. Bring your yoga mat and water, too. Once again, it will be gorgeous… Stop at the farmers’ market at the Morse School afterwards!

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 10am: Mariale Dance Fusion and Boston Dance Company perform and teach the Salsa and Cha Cha! Courtesy of Cambridge Arts. Free.

Friday, July 25th, 6-8pm: Boston Percussion Group performs. Free. Bring a picnic. Foodtrucks, too: Whole Foods, Jamaica Mi Hungry & Snoey Joey Ice Cream. In case of rain, this performance will be cancelled! For updates, check hear Friday afternoon.

And, remember, the pool is open daily, 11am-7pm, until August 24!

Riverside’s Cromwell Cup Regatta Brings Home Medals

16 Jul


The Cromwell Cup went wonderfully this past weekend thanks to great competitors,volunteers,and our Cambridgeport neighbors who came out and watched the races. The racing went smoothly, despite a bit of a breeze, and we were grateful the rain held off! We had over 700 competitors race in 40 events throughout the day, with many a Cromwell Champion crowned including our own Riverside men’s open 8+, women’s open 8+ (and quite a few more golds for the home team)!

We also had a few superstar rowers compete at the regatta: Gevvie Stone, the USA women’s single sculler, and the lightweight men’s quad (who are training at Riverside). These five athletes will be representing the USA at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam this August. More details to come on their performance abroad!

Mark your calendars for October 18-19 to celebrate the 50th racing of the Head of The Charles Regatta!

–from Amanda Milad, Riverside Boat Club



Warm Breezes, Yoga, Rowers and Soccer at the Park this Weekend

13 Jul

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Saturday Morning Yoga Begins This Saturday

10 Jul

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Starting this Saturday, July 12, at 9am, we’ll offer yoga at the park for 6 Saturdays: July 12, 19 & 26 and Aug, 2, 9 & 16. Our instructors are Cambridgeport’s own Carol Faulkner, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and Riverside Boat Club rower Monica Batkis-O’Donnell, MEd, LMHC, registered yoga and pilates teacher. About instructors, see: and

Where? Cross the pedestrian footbridge at Magazine St. and Memorial Dr. and look for balloons to guide you to the location. Afterwards, stop by the Cambridgeport Farmers’ Market in the Morse School parking lot.

Bring a yoga mat and water. Free, but donations are welcome. For all levels.

In case of rain, classes will be cancelled. If the weather looks iffy, check this page for updates.

Long-Awaited Roof Repairs Begin at Old Powder Magazine

8 Jul


Today, the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) began roof repairs at the 1818 powder magazine at Magazine Beach Park, Cambridge! In 2014, this structure—the oldest on the Charles River Basin and the focal point for the park—will get a new roof, windows, doors, masonry re-pointing and security lighting. Stanley Roofing will do the initial roof work.  “This project will meet a long-felt need,” said Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission.

The granite-block building once stored gunpowder for ships in Boston Harbor. In 1899, the Olmsted Brothers converted it into a bathhouse for Charles River swimmers. How would it best serve us in 2015? As a concession? Meeting space? Performance venue?

The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association and the City of Cambridge have partnered with DCR to make these improvements. Working together we are revitalizing Magazine Beach!

Thank you for your participation, contributions and advocacy!


Celebrating July 4th on the 3rd, and 5th, too…

3 Jul

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The Greene family won’t let Hurricane Arthur get in the way of picnicking in the park. They’re gathered there this evening, for an early 4th celebration, and the whole family will be there Saturday as well.

Thank you to DCR for the port-o-potties for July 4th! The pool will be open, 11m-7pm, if the weather permits!


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