Basking In A Boston Summer
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
From June 29 to July 6, Boston will be celebrating its naval history in conjunction with the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. While such an academic topic might not be high on one’s priority list while the sun is blazing, Navy Week is more than worth the time with special exhibits, tours, and demonstrations. The astounding Tall Ships will be returning to Boston this summer, along with the U.S.S. Constitution, and special tours of our resident Old Ironsides. Outside of the water, the unbelievably fast Blue Angels, the “Leap Frogs” (Navy parachute team), and the Navy Band will entertain Boston residents throughout the weeklong festivities. These additions will make for an even more hectic Fourth of July celebration, for which the traditional Pops show will feature songstress Martina McBride and host Michael Chiklis, in addition to the annual six-plus tons of fireworks over the Charles.