Update: Due to Hurricane Henri, the Magazine Beach pool will close for the season at 6:45pm TODAY, Saturday, Sept. 21.  The spraydeck will be open through Sept. 6. 

The spray deck is open 8am-8pm daily until the weather turns cool. The pool will be open 11:15am-6:45pm, daily, through Sunday, August 22. 

Due to COVID this spring, programming is pretty light this summer, but we’ll be adding a few more events soon. Stay tuned. Also, good news: DCR hopes to have a tenant in the Powder Magazine this summer!


2021 Programs

CHARLES RIVER CONSERVANCY BIOBLITZ, Tuesday, Sep. 14, 3-5pm (Rain Date: September 15)

Survey the CRC’s floating wetland and Magazine Beach for species, using the iNaturalist App. Register by emailing your name and contact information to Taylor Leonard at by Thursday, September 9th! Registered participants will receive event updates and travel information prior to the Blitz. Organized by the CRC and Mass Audubon.

Measure Everything math walk at Magazine Beach overpass near Morse School, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. © Copyright 2021 Veasey Conway, All Rights Reserved

MATH TRAIL ACTIVATION: TOUR WITH CRC STAFF, Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 19, 3-4pm & Saturdays, Sept. 25 & Oct. 16, 10-11am

Visit the Magazine Beach footbridge at the foot of Magazine Street and take a stroll across the MathTrail designed in partnership with MathTalk, a Cambridge-based organization. The MathTrail introduces playful math opportunities that interact with the environment. Enjoy a gigantic number line, find animal footprints, and explore the free learning app, Measure! Everything! 


June 22-July 13 and probably through August 10. If raining, cancelled. FREE.

Meet under trees in field in front of Powder Magazine. Bring your own yoga matt. 

Taught by Alicia McCabe. No donations requested.

STORIES & SONG, Mondays, 10am 

June 28-August 2 (but not July 5)  If raining, cancelled.   FREE.

Meet under trees beside picnic tables not far from pedestrian footbridge (at the bottom of Magazine Street).

Led by the Cambridge Public Library’s Central Square Branch Staff


July 12-August 9 

Meet under trees in field in front of Powder Magazine. Connect to nature with Mass Audubon naturalists and drop-in activities featuring live wildlife (owls, hawks and more!), nature exploration, art -making with natural materials and local ice cream.

Offered: teen kayaking along the Charles River July 19 and August 9. You’ll need to preregister for this and sign a waiver. Click on the QR code below or email FREE!


Food, refreshments, fun and games, all at the pedestrian footbridge at the foot of Magazine Street, just as you enter the park.

Courtesy of the Charles River Conservancy

7 Responses to “EVENTS”

  1. Sosa Samura June 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    I am planning on attending the Zumba classes on Magazine beach however, I’m concerned about receiving information for weather cancellations. For example, today is supposed to have rain and thunder storms. I’m ok with dancing in the rain, however I’m not making assumptions for everyone. Please let me know and thank you for your time in advance.

    • Cathie Zusy October 2, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      Sorry for the late reply. We were noting rain cancellations at, under events. Can you think of a better way to communicate this? Lots of rain on Tuesday nights this past summer!

    • Cathie Zusy August 19, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

      The Zumba and Yoga classes now being held at the park are not organized by us and I don’t think that they’re officially permitted by DCR. I’d like to know more about them!

      We’re hoping to offer some FREE yoga classes this fall with Cport’s own Carol Faulkner. Stay tuned! I’ll be posting at once DCR approves them.

  2. Love September 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    Is charcoal grilling allowed?
    If yes, is there a specific area of the park to do so?
    Thank you

    • Cathie Zusy September 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

      Grilling at the park is against DCR regulations, however, folks grill there all the time. Please dump coals next to trash bins and NOT at the foot of trees. We want those old trees to be there for the decades to come….


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