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Free Fun Friday on the Charles River
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Charles River Watershed Association's

Free Fun Friday on the Charles River

Friday, July 13th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Norumbega Park and Marriott Newton

Check in  at 
Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

#FreeFunFridays

Join Charles River Watershed Association for the first Free Fun Friday on July 13th in Newton at the Boston Marriott Newton and  Norumbega Park! There will be music, food, and free activities throughout the day. Charles River Watershed Association’s Free Fun Friday is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation and is a part of the foundation's Free Fun Friday summer program.

Free Fun Friday Charles River Activities

Canoeing the Charles River

Paddle along the Charles River in the Historic Lakes District and enjoy a scenic water adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for blue heron, turtles, ducks and other wildlife. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free hour long rentals. 

Aquatic Scientist for a Day 

Enjoy learning from our Aquatic Scientist, Elisabeth Cianciola, with hands on science experiments on the Charles River. Learn the tools that scientists use to measure and study the Charles River. Identify insects and bugs that live in the river, test water temperature and measure stream depth and flow at science stations throughout the park. 

Guided Nature Walk

Take a leisurely walk through the Norumbega trails and learn about the native fauna and animals of the Charles.

Fishing lessons

Learn to fish from an experienced fisherman on the banks of the Charles River. 

River Celebration

Gather by the gazebo next to the Marriott for music, storytime, music and more. Enjoy ice cream and food from two amazing food trucks. 

Partners

Charles River Watershed Association’s Free Fun Friday is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation and is a part of the foundation's Free Fun Friday summer program.

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At Charles River Watershed Association we protect and restore the Charles River through science, advocacy, urban design and education. We restore the Charles River for fish and wildlife, recreation and for future generations. Your support helps us expand our education and advocacy programs and helps us continue our cutting edge field science program. Please consider making a gift today. 

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