what was once Nix's Mate
_Upcoming Events 2013: (items following an orange FBHI notation are FBHI sponsored activities, in the interest of spreading the word about other Boston Harbor Island activities we will list many other harbor related items on this page). Text in BLUE is a clickable LINK and will bring you either to a page of interest on the FBHI web site, or will open another page to a web site of interest. Thank you for visiting, come back often!
- FBHI - Library Legacy Project: The following libraries have are hosting FBHI displays about the Boston Harbor Islands starting in May - Avon,Everett - Parlin & Shute Branchs, Holliston, Lincoln, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plympton and Whitman. Can't make it to the harbor - come visit our displays at these wonderful libraries!
- May - November: A 72- foot tall contemporary lighthouse art installation will be at the Christian Science Plaza this May through November. Made of wool from New England sheep and scaffolding, this lighthouse refers to an iconic New England architectural form with a rural material that interacts with the wind. I drew a lot of my ideas and concepts from reading the history of Boston’s lighthouse.. Here are some links:
- June 14th Boston Light Tours begin.....they run Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 30th. FBHI members get a sizeable discount. Must pay online through the Park's ticket reservation system.
- FBHI - June 22nd Southern Lighthouse Tour co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- FBHI - June 26 First Sunset Trip - We're going to Boston Light on Little Brewster Island 6:00-9:00
- FBHI - July 6th Northern Lighthouse Tour co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- FBHI - July 10th Sunset Trip to Long Island 6:00-9:00
- FBHI - July 20 Southern Lighthouse Tour co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- FBHI - July 31st FBHI Sunset Trip to Lovells Island 6:00-9:00
- FBHI - August 3 and 31 Northern Lighthouse Tours co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- FBHI - August 17th Southern Lighthouse Tour co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- FBHI - September 21st Rainsford Island boat trip (tentative date)
- FBHI - September 28th Fall Foliage Northern Lighthouse Tour co-sponsored with FBHI and Boston Harbor Cruises 10:00-3:00
- September 28th Annual Boston Harbor Educators Conference at UMass Boston - Public is invited (There is a registration fee).
- September 28th Most likely date for the annual Boston Harbor Islands Regatta
- FBHI - New Years Day 2013 - Island Seafarers trip to Spectacle Island. Island Tour, Photo Safari, Bird Watching, Snowman building contest for the kids (weather permitting). This event will be an official FIRST NIGHT event.
- FBHI - New England Boat Show, booth staffed full-time by volunteers selling memberships, books, shirts and meeting new friends.
- March 27 Harbor Island Programs at the Boston Public Library (Main branch/Boylston Street/Back Bay) (evening 6:00 pm.)
- April 20 Boston's Best Cruises Junior Ranger Day boat trip to Spectacle Island
- April 21 - 27 National Volunteer Week coincides with
April 24 - 26 National Park Week
- April 28 - FBHI Annual Meeting at Building 114 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. 2-4pm.
- FBHI - May 4th was our Rainsford Island boat trip with Elizabeth Carella guide