On Friday July 27th, more than 450 youth from 8 community groups, including South Boston Neighborhood House, BCYF Condon, and St. Peter Academy attended Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 8th Annual Youth Beach Bash & Splash at the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Carson Beach. This event was part of Save the Harbor’s free Life’s a Beach Events, which bring free programs to our region’s public beaches all summer long.
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The event included performances by pirates and entertainers from the Boston Circus Guild, featuring acrobats, an aerialist, and a hula-hooper, with support from Piers Park Sailing, YMCA Boston, and South Boston Neighborhood House.
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“It was a great day on a great beach in a great beachfront community,” said Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy & Communications for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “Thanks to all our friends and partners in South Boston for making it so much fun for everyone.”
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At noon everyone took a simultaneous plunge into the cool, clean waters of Boston Harbor. Activities of the day included fishing and crabbing on the shoreline, swimming lessons provided by the YMCA of Greater Boston, and kayaking provided by Piers Park Sailing Center staff. Harbor Historian David Coffin, along with Save the Harbor’s Youth Summer staff, led an inspiring rendition of the sea chantey “Haul Away Joe”. Youth joined in to sing along as a reflection on the collective work to preserve Boston Harbor and keep America’s cleanest beaches pristine.