The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is pleased to continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly free event on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4:00 pm. This free celebration will be kicked off by the fun “Kids Parade,” led by Uncle Sam on stilts. Other entertainment throughout the day will include visits by Roselita the Puppeteer, Daniel the Tiger, Station 8’s Fire Truck, the New England Aquarium’s Touch Tank, Magician Peter O’Malley and more!
Ann Babbitt, chair of the event and vice president of FOCCP said, “This is a particularly exciting event as we celebrate FOCCP’s 15th anniversary this year. We are proud and thankful to have the support of responsible and generous corporate sponsors for this event: Al Dente Restaurant, Boston Pushcart, Benevento’s Restaurant, CL Waterfront Properties LLC, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Marriott Long Wharf, NorthEndBoston.com, Medical One, Sanibel Electrical Corporation and Tia’s Restaurant. We also thank our members whose yearly contributions also help fund this and many other events in the Park.”
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization comprised of North End and Waterfront residents and businesses whose purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care, enhancement, improvement, and maintenance of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The FOCCP works closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department to keep the Park clean and well maintained, and with other city and state organizations to improve the Park to enrich the lives of both residents and visitors to Boston.