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Free rowing

Boston Rowing Center will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Learn to row for free in the historic Fort Point Channel and the Boston Seaport. New rowers are encouraged – no rowing experience necessary. Instruction will be provided by experienced Boston Rowing Center staff and volunteers. Individuals and groups are welcome to participate. This is a chance to experience wooden boat rowing and see the Boston Harbor from a different perspective. Boston Rowing Center is located at 88 Sleeper St. at the Barking Crab Marina near the Boston Children’s Museum. Boston Rowing Center is a program of the Hull Lifesaving Museum. For more information and to register, call 781-925-5433 or email or visit

Crusaders Concert

The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corp. Concert will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on June 12 in the Norman B. Leventhal Park at l30 Congress St. For more information visit or

HI Boston Community Night

Hostelling International (HI) Boston Community Night will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and Friday, June 28 at HI Boston Hostel (19 Stuart St.). For more information visit Created by student volunteers, this is an opportunity for the local community and guests to enjoy the hostel atmosphere and have a meaningful exchange.

‘A Night with Friends’

“A Night with Friends is a fundraiser to support the Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s summer camp programs. The Friends Council’s 10th annual summer benefit party will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency at 1 Ave de Lafayette. Join youth supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a celebratory evening with a silent auction, fun games, DJ dancing and a special performance by the Boys and Girls Club members. Proceeds will support affordable summer camp for 2,300 Boston and Chelsea youth. The Friends Council is a young philanthropy group that supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, contact Gena Ricciardi at For more information, including ticket prices, check on line at

Walk to the Sea

The Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston Common, the Walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers. The Walk crosses ground that, centuries earlier, was not ground at all, but an active harbor. Boston’s history is tied to the sea, whose smells and sounds once pervaded the town. The Walk from summit to sea, spanning one mile and descending 100 feet, brings that history to life. Mayor Thomas Menino dedicated the Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea in 2008. For more information, visit

‘Boys Can’t Be Princesses’

In honor of Pride Month, The Pineapple Project will present “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” at the Chinatown Branch Library at 2 Boylston St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity. This event is recommended for children, ages 1 through 12. For more information, stop by or call the library at 617-807-8176 or visit

Elevating diversity

Boston-based designer Melissa Hines will be stopping by the Upstatement offices at 137 Portland St. (4th floor) from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14 to talk about “Elevating Diversity and Inclusion Values through Design.” She will discuss real ways teams can incorporate diversity and inclusion values into their culture and outputs. There will be time for Q and A. Stay for drinks and discussion at 5 p.m. To register, visit

Martin’s Park grand opening

A festival of celebration of the grand opening of Martin’s Park at the Smith Family Waterfront (64 Sleeper St., Seaport) will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. The park honors the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, Martin W. Richard. Martin’s Park, adjacent to the Boston’s Children’s Museum, is an inclusive, accessible park and play space for all children, families and individuals. Martin’s Park is a symbol of Martin’s welcoming, inclusive nature as well as his idea of an ideal park. This unique, public outdoor space will ensure that Martin’s legacy remains a vibrant and positive influence for future generations. The Martin Richard Foundation at 1452 Dorchester Ave. (4th floor) helps young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. The Foundation works to advance sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness and peace. For more information, visit