“We used to take the Granite Street bus from Central Square to the Magazine pool.” ”We went to Magazine Beach if my father took me.” “The boat pulled up to the Magazine Beach pier. We jumped into the river to cool off.”
Did you ever swim in the pool or the river at Magazine Beach? Boat off the pier? Picnic under the trees? Get cotton candy from the snackbar there? Or just hang out on the terrace on late hot summer nights?
Young and old, we’re eager for your stories of the Maga and the Riv. Please share them over a complimentary lunch with us at a Memory Party on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 12-3pm at 344 Broadway.
We hope to gather stories of the park and then use them to inform landscape designers who will be working to update the western part of the park in 2015! The Memory Party will be at the Magazine Beach exhibit at Cambridge Arts on the 2nd floor of the City Hall Annex at 344 Broadway. The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Cambridge Arts Council, the Cambridge Historical Commission, and storytellers at massmouth are all working together on this and the stories you share will ultimately be archived at the CHC.
If you have photographs of family and friends at the park, please bring them. We’d love to see them. We’re looking forward to hearing how this riverside park has been part of your life. Let us know if you need a ride to the event. Also, if you can’t come but have stories, please send them to me at 202 Hamilton St., Cambridge, MA 02139.
See you Saturday, January 31st! The inspiration for all of this is our exhibit, Magazine Beach—A Place Apart, which we can’t wait to share with you! Questions? Contact me, Cathie Zusy at 617-868-0489 or email@example.com.