Celebrate One Boston Day with These Events around the City
Celebrate One Boston Day by participating in acts of service across the city to honor victims, survivors, and first responders of the 2013 marathon bombings
With the 127th Boston Marathon only days away, it is important to honor and remember those impacted by the tragic marathon bombing, as its tenth anniversary looms. To honor those whose lives changed forever because of the attacks on April 15th, 2013, the 15th of April has been deemed as ‘One Boston Day.’ Mayor Michelle Wu explains that the celebration continues to be “a living demonstration of our strength when we come together as one.” One Boston Day will consist of a variety of events and activities that will be held throughout the city, to encourage citizens to spread kindness and inspire unity.
1. Franklin Park Community Cleanup
Stop by the Franklin Park Playstead from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a community cleanup on Pierpoint Road. Join the Mayor’s Youth Council and Office of Civic Organizing to help clean up Boston’s largest green space. To sign up for the event, click here.
2. Stepping Strong Center Blood Drives
In addition to the city’s events and activities, a handful of blood drives will be happening throughout Boston. The Stepping Strong Center will host a blood drive at City Hall Plaza and Copley Square Park. The center, which aims to turn tragedy into hope for trauma patients, will be partnering with the Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Donor Center for the drive. The Stepping Strong Center was founded in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and will be offering demonstrations to participants on how to help someone suffering from traumatic blood loss. The two drives take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can register for the drive at City Hall Plaza here and the drive at Copley Square Park here.
3. Red Bull Runs Powered By MoveStudios On The Greenway
Join experienced runner and coach, Drew LaCombe, for a morning workout to better your running skills through strength training. Join Coach Drew at Rowes Wharf Plaza at 375 Atlantic Avenue for this free and fun fitness class from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Not an avid runner? Drew can aid in modifying and adapting movements to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and pain-free workout. Sign up here.
4. Spark Joy: Boston Marathon Sign-Making Party
Help cheer on the Boston Marathon Runners by stopping at SPARK Boston’s sign-making party, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15th. This free event will provide snacks, signs, and all the supplies you may need. Bring along a friend and help support the community! For further information and to RSVP, click here.
5. Community Portrait Project With MassArt Museum
Check out the MassArt Museum and participate in a community portrait project, which will take place in the Barkan Big Ideas Studio. This free activity takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 621 Huntington Avenue. To learn more about the event, click the link here.
If you’re still eager to learn more about One Boston Day, the city’s events, or to register an event of your own, check out their page here.