FOCCP to Hold Independence Day Celebration

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly free event on Saturday, July 1, from noon to 4:00 pm.

This free celebration will be kicked off by a fun “Kids Parade,” led by Uncle Sam on stilts.  Other entertainment throughout the day will include visits by Benjamin the Juggler, the Trolls from the upcoming movie, Station 8’s Fire Truck, the New England Aquarium’s Touch Tank, Magician Peter O’Malley Jim the Bubble Guy!.  For more information go to

Ann Babbitt, chair of the event and FOCCP vice president said,  “This is a particularly exciting event because it coincides with HarborFest’s activities that include Boston ARTS Festival during the afternoon and a special presentation of the movie, ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy.’  We are proud and thankful to have the support of responsible and generous corporate sponsors for this event:, Sanibel Electrical Corporation, CL Waterfront Properties LLC, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Marriott Long Wharf and Tia’s Restaurant.  We also thank our members whose yearly contributions help fund this and many other events in the Park.”

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