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Community Boating July 4 SAILabration Fundraiser for Junior Scholarships

Community Boating

Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, yet preserve the spirit of camaraderie and the sounds and sights of the Boston POPS as you enter our gates. A summer cookout, ice cold beverages, big screen, family fun, and an awesome waterfront view of the fireworks.   This Independence Day option is by far the best that Boston has to offer.

People of all ages and from all places join us for our safe and festive party; this event is especially appealing to families as it offers a refuge from the chaos of hundreds of thousands that line the shores of the Charles. Feel free to bring extra non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs. Our doors open at 4PM so you can enjoy the day and keep your front row seat on the dock or sit in one of our sailboats.

We sell out EVERY YEAR!  Don't miss out, get your tickets now for the best seats!

Admission includes:

Spacious Seating Under the fireworks,
DJ and Broadcast of the Boston Pops Concert
Awesome Cookout with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
3x21 foot Big Screens to Watch the concert
Face painting*, Glitter Tattoos, and PhotoBooth,
An amazing community minded event that you will talk about for years to come!


Community Boating Boathouse on the Esplanade;between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge next to the Charles Circle footbridge.


Admissions bracelets allow people to come and go throughout the evening.

4:00pm: Doors open, DJ, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, and PhotoBooth 
5:00pm: Cookout 
5:30pm: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
7:00pm: Cookout ENDS
7:00pm: Whole Foods Chocolate Cookies
8:00pm: Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, and PhotoBooth ENDS
8:30pm: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream ENDS

7:30pm:Audio broadcast of Boston Pops concert begins 

8:30pm: Screens go up, Video of Boston Pops concert begins 
9:30pm: Fireworks begin
10:00pm: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends


Gourmet burgers by b.good with all the fixings,
Scrumptious Sides and Salads
Fruit smoothies
hint Water and

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Stations


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I see the Pops Concert from your location.
  • A: While the Pops Concert is in the Hatch Shell which faces away from the boathouse we will have a projector screen that will go up at 8:30 so you can see what is going on at the concert.  If you want to catch the concert in person we recommend you go to the Free Pops Concert on the 3rd. Check out the official July 4th website for more info. Please note that due to the earlier start to the festivities we will be unable to show the whole concert.
  • Q: Can I go to the Pops Concert and then come back to the docks to see the fireworks.
  • A: You can try, but we do not recommend it.  When the concert begins the entire Esplanade is packed very tightly and movement is restricted.  It is very likely you'd be unable to get back to the Boat House in time for the fireworks.  We broadcast the entire show over loud speakers and on the big screen.
  • Q: Do I need to bring a chair or blanket?
  • A: No, we provide seating. However, some people prefer to bring there own lawn style folding chair to use instead of our folding chairs.  In addition seating is available in some of our smaller boats on a first come basis.
  • Q: Is any part of the ticket price tax-deductible?
  • A: Community Boating is a 501c(3).  The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the ticket price over the value of goods and services received.  Our good faith estimate of the value of goods and services received is $35.  As such, if you purchased 1 adult ticket for $125 the tax deductible amount would be $90.  Please consult your tax advisor for more information.  
  • Q: Is your dock handicap accessible?
  • A: Yes. Our new dock has been built to be 100% accessible.
  • Q: Will there be anything vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free to eat?
  • A: b.good will be serving vegi-burgers and 3 different salads;  these options are vegetarian.  One salad will be vegan. Gluten Free Buns are available by special request from the catering manager and burgers are 100% beef, in addition some of the salads are gluten-free.  All items will be marked in regard to dairy, eggs, gluten, etc.  
  • Q: Can I bring my Pet (Dog, Cat, Lizards, etc.) to the event?
  • A: No, the only animals that are allowed on the dock are certified Service/Therapy animals providing service to their owner.
  • Q: Can we bring alcohol to the event? 
  • A: No alcohol is allowed on the docks or on the Esplanade.  We're not kidding, please don't bring any alcohol.
  • Q: What else do I need to bring?
  • A: We recommend you bring sunblock and a sweatshirt, even on hot days it sometimes gets cold at night.
  • Q: Where can I stay?
  • A: The Liberty Hotel, Located steps from CBI is our preferred hotel partner.  
  • Q: Is parking available?
  • A: Please see parking and other transit options on the Boston 4 website.
  • Contact our Front Office at 617-523-1038 with any other questions.

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Additional Terms and Conditions:

Tickets are Non-Refundable and may not be re-sold.  Resale or attempted resale may subject the ticket to revocation without refund.  CBI reserves the right to request ID upon entrance.

Commercial use of this ticket is prohibited without written consent from CBI. This includes but is not limited to travel package promotions.

By use of this ticket you consent to our use of your images, likeness, actions and statements in connection with recorded audio, video, or photography of this event.

Tickets using a member discount must provide a valid full year membership number that is valid thru 7/4/2013.  Full Year and JR Family members are limited to 4 tickets at discounted prices.  Orders that exceed this will be canceled.


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When & Where

Community Boating
21 David Mugar Way
Boston, 02114

Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Community Boating serves the metropolitan Boston Community by enhancing the overall quality of city life. The scope of our organization encompasses a diverse population. Annually Community Boating serves roughly 1,500 juniors, 3,000 adults, 300 universal access sailors, and 250 high school sailors from over 30 towns and communities in the metropolitan Boston area. Many of our members are residents of Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods. On the larger scale though, thousands of people worldwide have learned how to sail at CBI. Our Junior members span all economic levels and ethnic groups.

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