Thanks SO MUCH to our lead sponsor, Sanofi Genzyme, and to funders MIT, Kimco, Forest City and the Charles River Conservancy, for supporting our 2017 Summer Programs. (See list at bottom.)

How to Get to the Park: Magazine Beach Park is at the foot of Magazine Street, at 668 Memorial Drive, along the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the T at Central Square (red line) or Boston University, Central Station (green line, B). The 47 bus also has stops nearby. There is some parking–beside the BU bridge, at the foot of Magazine Street, and beside the Riverside Boat Club–but these lots are often full. Walking, biking or taking the T to the park are your best options!

Update: There will be another invasive removal event this Saturday, Dec. 2, 9am-4pm. Please register here so that we’ll know how many tools to borrow. We need you!

*Invasive Removal at Magazine Beach–Sat., Oct. 28, 9am-12noon and 1-4pm & Fri., Nov. 10, 9am-12noon and 1-4pm

Click here to register: The ONLY way that we’re going to get rid of the persistent phragmites is if we cut off the seed heads and dig out the roots. To restoring the swales with wildflowers for the benefit of birds and insects! 

FYI, this is part of a larger effort, and CRWA’s F&W grant, to improve the Charles River watershed at Magazine Beach and engage and educate the public in the process. We need your help!

*Cleanup at Magazine Beach–Saturday, Nov. 11, 9am-12noon

Rake leaves, pick up trash and plant bulbs! To sign up, contact Sasha Vallieres of the Charles River Conservancy.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 8am-8pm

*The NEW Spray Deck OPENS. It will be on from 8am-8pm, daily, while the weather is warm.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 5:30-6pm

*Open House of Powder Magazine & NEW Spray Deck. Very rarely does one have access to this 1818 Powder Magazine/1899 bathhouse. Meet DCR’s Peter Seweryn and learn about plans for the building. Bathrooms, lighting and more will soon be added to the interior.

And meet Rick Corsi, DCR’s Project Manager for the park, at the NEW spray deck. He will share landscape plans for the spray deck area and beyond. This is just the first of many planned park improvements! Note: All are welcome–not just Benefit ticket holders.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 6-8pm

*Benefit Party at the Riverside Boat Club–Celebrate the strides we’ve made and changes coming soon. Live music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres. $75/pp or $125 for 2.

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9.22 Update: If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, please pay by check or credit card at the door OR pay on Paypal. If you can’t join us, please consider at tax-deductible donation. Checks should be made out to the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (for: Magazine Beach revitalization).

Parking: If you need to drive, you can park in one of the 3 park parking lots, in the neighborhood, or in the Morse School parking lot, at the foot of Magazine Street.


*MassDOT’s Presentation to Cambridge about I-90–Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Morse School (40 Granite St.). Starting in 2019, MassDOT is slated to begin a 5-year, $460+ million construction project realigning the Mass Pike–right across from Magazine Beach. This project has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of Allston, Brighton and Cambridge residents. Come hear about the various plans being considered for I-90 and how they will impact Cambridge traffic, access, noise, views and the river environment during and after construction. Meeting organized by the Cambridge I-90 Committee. To see CCTV’s video of the meeting, click here.

*CNA Cambridge Community Meeting about I-90–Thursday, March 30, 7-9pm, at the Central Square Library (45 Pearl St.). Members of the I-90 Task Force, which has met since 2014, will present the major turnpike options (elevated and at grade), river and parkland issues, and other transportation issues, including West Station, the Grand Junction and connectivity. Speakers include representatives of A Better City, the Charles River Conservancy, Walk Boston, Charles River Watershed Association, Charles River Alliance, The People’s Pike, and Livable Streets. Led by Cambridge’s Task Force members Henrietta Davis and Bill Deignan and facilitated by Jack Wofford. For CCTV’s coverage of the event, click here


*3rd Public Meeting about Phase II Design–Oct. 20, 2016. DCR staff and landscape architects will present their latest plans for the park. Come listen and share your thoughts. At the Morse School (40 Granite St.)  The presentation will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website at 

If you have questions or concerns or wish to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973. 

2nd Public Meeting About Phase II Landscape Design at Magazine Beach–Nov. 18, 2015

If you missed the meeting, you can see the presentation at 

DCR Seeks a Tenant for the Magazine. DCR is seeking a tenant for the granite-block building that is the focal point for the park. Have an interest in the property? Contact: Want to see what the community would like the building to become? Click here: Curatorship Principles & Recomm finalUpdate: DCR may be looking for a tenant later this year. Bathrooms and lighting will be added to the interior this year.


Create Your Own Special Events at Magazine Beach

Magazine Beach is a DCR park. To learn how to organize your own special events at the park, click here. To schedule the playing fields, call 617-349-6238.


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4 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!


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