Upcoming Exhibit & Programs About Magazine Beach

22 May

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Exhibit: Magazine Beach—A Place Apart On View at City Hall

Where & When: at City Hall, May 11-Still up… (See it while you can!)

See how Cambridge’s second largest park came to be, from an island surrounded by marshes to a gunpowder depot and, later, a favorite Charles River swimming beach. As a public space, the site has inspired many plans and schemes. Consider the courses taken and passed by as we plan for the park’s future—this year.

Program: Magazine Beach—Its History and Your Stories!

When & Where: Cambridge Sr. Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue on Thursday, May 28 at 1pm

Magazine Beach Park, at the bottom of Magazine Street, is Cambridge’s second largest park, and it has long been a favorite swimming and picnicking site. Hear about its long history, about Captain’s Island and its powder magazine, and its becoming a popular beach for Charles River bathers. We’re eager to hear your stories, too!

Library Program: A Renaissance on the Cambridge Side of the Charles

Where & When: Main Branch, Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30pm

While the Esplanade has long been the jewel on the Charles, the Cambridge river parklands, at long last, are beginning to receive their due. Hear the latest about North Point Park’s skate park and Magazine Beach and Greenough Boulevard improvements. Presenters from the Charles River Conservancy, Solomon Foundation, CNA’s Magazine Beach Committee, DCR and the City of Cambridge will share current projects. A general discussion about best models for the public/private partnerships that have made these advances possible will follow.

And coming soon at the park: stories and nature walks for children, music, dance, theater, puppetry and swimming! The pool opens Saturday, June 27! Stay tuned for further information.

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