Happy Father’s Day! Want to know what to do with Dad this weekend to celebrate? Read on for all the best events going on around campus and Boston this weekend! Tag us on instagram or tweet us any cool pictures you take while going to our recommended events and activities and you could get featured on the NU Student Life instagram @huskystudentlife.
June 16th: Sail Boston Opening Ceremony
Join Boston in welcoming the return of Tall Ships at the Sail Boston Opening Ceremony! Witness the arrival of 55 Tall Ships in Boston Harbor, and celebrate the return of International Tall Ships with the Blessing of the Sails. The ceremony, where visiting countries will present sails bearing their home flags, will be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda at noon.
June 16th: Juneteenth at the Museum of African American History
Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in America, with the Museum of African American History. Enjoy a fashion expose by Iam Kreyol, the exhibit âPicturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the Nineteenth Centuryâ, and so much more from 6:00-8:00pm! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
June 17th: Sail Boston Grande Parade of Sail & Festival
From 9am-3pm watch the Grand Parade of Sail in honor of Sail Boston 2017! Visiting Tall Ships will travel through the main channel of Boston harbor, along the waterfront, then turn at Charlestown, to finally end the parade at their berthing areas. The best public viewing spots include Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Downtown Waterfront, the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston.
When you’re done enjoying the parade, make sure to check out the start of the Sail Boston Festival at 3pm! Head to Fish Pier, the World Trade Center, Fan Pier, Charlestown Pier 1, or Pier 4 to enjoy music, food, and entertainment adjacent to the berthing areas of the Tall Ships!
June 18th: Tour: History & Landscape of the Fens
Want to learn more about one of Boston’s biggest parks located right next door to Northeastern this Father’s Day? Take Dad on a historic walking tour of the Fens from 1-2:30pm with the Emerald Necklace Conservatory! Find out how Frederick Law Olmsted transformed an unsavory mudflat into the lush park that the Fens is today. For more information on this free tour, click here.