Rose Kennedy Greenway Inaugural Celebration Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Come to the Greenway- Ride a Ferris Wheel. Honor mentors on the Mothers’ Walk. Get into the music of local bands. Hear renowned musicians too. Cheer for your neighborhood dance troupe. Learn to dance. Win prizes. Be in a parade. Get fit. Go Green! The parks are here! It’s time to celebrate the Greenway parks in downtown Boston with a free park-wide Opening Festival on October 4. With the City of Boston and our many sponsors, the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presents this once-in-a-lifetime celebration and applauds a vision completed… a park where there was once an elevated highway! Dozens of local organizations and individual artists will display Boston’s rich cultural heritage through art, dance and music. An interactive cell phone-enabled treasure hunt will lead visitors to learn surprising facts about Boston’s history. Other contests, games, and Go Green activities will showcase the park as an intersection between city life and sustainability.

Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Multiple locations along the Greenway.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Alanna Flood
September 29, 2008
Boston Urban Forest Coalition
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory