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Date/Time: Sunday 5/10/2015 9:30:00 AM
Contact: Michael Schuttenberg
|LILAC SUNDAY - Boston, MA - 5/10/15 9:30am|
Michael writes: The Arnold Arboretum's famed lilac collection is projected to be in peak bloom on Lilac Sunday---10 May (yes, I know it's Mothers' Day; all mothers are welcome to come on this event)--so I'll be very happy again to lead a walk to the arboretum along most of the Emerald Necklace.
Meet at the Hostelling International Boston Hostel at 19 Stuart Street, Boston (Chinatown/Theatre District area; it's located next to Jacob Wirth's Restaurant, directly across street from Tufts Medical Center) at 09:30 a.m Sunday morning. Meet inside the spacious reception/lounge area; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
This will go RAIN or SHINE--but PLEASE NOTE: I'm sending this notice out now for the event to be held on Lilac Sunday itself, but as that weekend approaches, if the weather looks to be significantly better for the Saturday prior, I will send out a re-schedule notice on Thursday or early Friday at the latest.
Starting at the hostel, the full route will be about 6 miles, following Boston's famous and historic Emerald Necklace--including the Commonwealth Mall with its interesting statuary-- to the Arboretum where we will spend time viewing and smelling the lilacs, bonsai collection, and a few other lovely spots. There may also be musical performances the group might enjoy on this special day. After the arboretum, walkers are free to stay longer, leave, or join those of us who may head to a local restaurant nearby for some nourishment.
We will always be in the cities of Boston or Brookline, so public transit bailout points will be nearby along the way.
Meet: The meeting point can be most easily reached by public transit using the Green Line's Boylston stop (two blocks away), the Orange Line's Chinatown station (two blocks or so), or the Silver Line's Chinatown or Tufts' Station (each a couple of blocks away); Red Line's Park St or Downtown Crossing are also convenient. Parking downtown is difficult at all times, perhaps less so on weekends. A good option is to park out near the arboretum, then take the T in from Forest Hills; your vehicle will then be near the end of the walk. If you'd care to do a somewhat shorter walk, there are many possibilities of meeting up with the group further along the route, such as Jamaica Pond (only a mile or so from the arboretum). Contact me offline for further info and queries.
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