Saturday, June 30, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – US Navy Band Northeast at Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a family friendly day on Saturday, June 30, beginning with a parade through the park at 10 am, followed by numerous family activities including a magician, juggler, storyteller, and face painting.  At 1:30, the US Navy Bank Northeast will perform a concert (they are pictured below performing on the Today Show.)  The Park is located at 100 Atlantic Avenue in Boston.  The event is the kickoff of a week long celebration commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812, culminating in the Tall Ships/Fourth of July Celebration.  The event is free, and has received the generous support of Al Dente Restaurant, Benevento’s Restaurant, Boston Pushcarts, and Century Bank.  The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will participate with musicians, singers, and its unique musical petting zoo.  For more information, contact Joanne Hayes-Rines at 617-283-0981, or email