Park Alert

End of public ferry season: As of October 9, regular public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands has ended for the season. Visit the calendar page for information about off-season cruises and programs.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Tropical Sounds Get Down on Spectacle Island

Join A Trike Called Funk on Spectacle Island for a funky & festive trip through the Americas without ever leaving Boston Harbor!

Each Tropical Sounds Get Down will run for two hours:

The first hour will feature a dance class led by an instructor specializing in dance traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The second hour will be an open dance party featuring music by a guest DJ specializing in the musical genres from those same geographic regions, with a focus on Latin traditions on July 4th, Brazilian traditions on July 9th, and Caribbean traditions on August 14th.  

So come on out to dance the day away with A Trike Called Funk!

About A Trike Called Funk
A.a.Ron Myers and Ed Word Galan are a dynamic duo who share a love for music, dancing, and community building. In the summer of 2021, they co-founded A Trike Called Funk, which is a quirky front-loading tricycle with its own sound system and portable dance floor. Through interactive mix of family-friendly, funk-related music and movement, A.a.Ron & EdWord energize spaces, unleash creativity, and build community everywhere they pedal & park A Trike Called Funk. For more on their creative venture,  visit and check out @ATrikeCalledFunk on social media.

*NOTE* Ferry tickets must be purchased to attend this event.


Innovation Islands is a mini grant program, enabling organizations from communities in and around Boston to curate events on the Boston Harbor Islands. It is presented by the National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Boston Harbor Now as part of the commemoration of the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.

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