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Ferry service to Georges Island will be cancelled Friday, July 12 returning on Saturday, July 13. Service to Spectacle and Peddocks islands continues to operate on the regular summer season schedule.

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DCR Summer Nights

Earlier this week, DCR kicked off the tenth year of the agency’s successful annual Summer Nights Program that provides free recreational and educational opportunities for young people, ages 13 to 21, in urban areas across the state, fostering community engagement and personal development. Programming will continue through late August, featuring a wide range of activities such as basketball, volleyball, yoga, dance, martial arts, flag football, corn-hole, fishing, ping-pong, cardio boxing, swimming, camping, rowing, kayaking, cooking, painting, Zumba, dodgeball, tennis, and nature exploration. Programming also includes sessions on leadership skill-building, health and wellness, poetry, academic tutoring, storytelling, animation, music, media production, and career and college readiness programs. Additionally, three providers will provide accessible and adaptive programs, including theater, swimming, and kayaking.

As part of the Summer Nights program, Boston Harbor Now will be hosting free summertime evenings with dinner, kayaking, volleyball, cornhole, games, art, and more at Carson Beach on July 17, 24, and 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please visit bostonharbornow.org/events/ or call (508) 377-3003 for more information.

Boston Harbor Now is also offering free ferry passes to the Boston Harbor Islands for Summer Nights participants and their families. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, explore the fort, do a scavenger hunt, become a Junior Ranger, or stop by the visitor center to delve into history — and learn about the legend of the Lady in Black! Information will be shared directly with Summer Nights partners on how to obtain passes.

For a full list of programs visit the DCR website.

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