December 10, 2019
2nd Annual Sing & Stroll
A Busy Spring
Saturday, May 18, 2019 was an absolutely perfect Spring day here in the Navy Yard! NYGA volunteers rolled up our sleeves, grabbed trowels and worked alongside members of the Flagship Wharf Garden Committee to plant 300 pots of New Guinea Impatiens in the circle garden at the end of 8th Street and the adjacent Sea Walk garden. Annuals were also added to the rectangle garden near the ferry area by Pier 4.
This season NYGA volunteers look forward to assisting Mike Manning, president of Friends of the Boston Harbor Walk, to refresh plantings around the Korean War Memorial in Shipyard Park. We also will partner with the U.S. Constitution Museum to help with a selection of plantings for its new outdoor seating area on Pier 3.
You may have noticed that the popular red Adirondack chairs have returned to the western slope of lawn below the amphitheater observation deck. We’ve added six more chairs and invite you to come by and sit a while in one of the most relaxing areas of the Navy Yard.
The USS Constitution Museum Creates New Waterfront Patio
The USS Constitution Museum has opened a new waterfront patio. It is an attractive and relaxing public space located at Dry Dock #2 on Baxter Road, adjacent to the backside of the popular Navy Yard museum. The public is invited to enjoy the patio’s bright blue umbrellas and comfortable tables and chairs. Accenting the patio are attractive flower boxes filled with cheerful seasonal plantings. This summer the Navy Yard Garden Association collaborated with museum staff on this new addition to the Navy Yard landscape.