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ART FOR US AND OUR PLACE - Art in public places workshop


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Saturday April 29, 2023

Amphitheater in Shipyard Park

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Walking Tour with the Artist
History & Art in the Navy  Yard

Join Artist Michael Alfano & Friends of the Boston Harborwalk for a stroll along the sculpture route to learn about Charlestown Navy Yard History and the   “Of Many Minds” public art exhibit 20 sculptures exhibited along the harbor.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Co-sponsored by Navy Yard Garden & Art with Friends of the Boston Harborwalk (FBHW)

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Summer Solstice Celebration

Magic Show, Pedicab Rides.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023
5:00 PM to Sunset

Amphitheater in Shipyard Park

Co-Sponsored with Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard & Charlestown Mothers Association

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Artist Workshop with Courageous Sailing Campers


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August, 2023


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Navy Yard Stroll & Sculptures


Join  Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and Artist Michael Alfano for a stroll along the sculpture route to learn about Charlestown Navy Yard History and the   “Of Many Minds” public art exhibit with 20 sculptures exhibited along the Boston Harborwalk..


Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Co-sponsored by Navy Yard Garden & Art with Friends of the Boston Harborwalk (FBHW).

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Sing & Celebrate


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December, 2023



By Michael Alfano

Come to the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to experience and enjoy a new sculpture exhibit by award winning Massachusetts artist Michael Alfano whose work is in private and public collections throughout the world.

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Liquid Sunshine

This free exhibit brings museum quality art to the public realm and offers a welcome outdoor activity while walking, biking and enjoying views of the City of Boston skyline.

Of Many Minds consists of 20 sculptures extending from the USS Constitution in the Boston National Historical Park to various sites along the Boston Harborwalk and ending at Mayor Menino Park at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Sculpture Walk Map

Michael Alfano is known for creating figurative and surrealistic sculptures that go beyond the literal, adapting the human form to convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts.



The exhibit is intended to be accessible and understandable to people of all walks of life. Each of the sculptures has a quote to further the conversation and foster different ideas. The artist expects there can be as many meanings as there are people viewing the art.


Cosmic Vision

Visitors of all ages will enjoy viewing and interacting with the sculptures.

Of Many Minds runs until December 2023.


The exhibit is hosted by the Navy Yard Garden & Art, Inc. in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the National Park Service and USS Constitution Museum with the generosity of sponsors including  Click Here for a Complete List of our Sponsors.

Nighttime is the Right Time

Navy Yard Night Skies


Our first-ever permanent art installation was dedicated on a clear March night in 2022. Located in the amphitheater of Shipyard Park, it's called “Navy Yard Night Skies."  The piece is a large suspended series of light panels that can be infinitely programmed by video artists. The first installation was created by Zach Lieberman, a renowned New York based digital artist and innovator who also teaches at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Navy Yard Night Skies activates at sunset, and quietly whispers away at sunrise every day of the year.  Go to the brick “ghost building” between the fountain and the dry dock in Shipyard Park, look up to the second floor, and enjoy the 10 minute loop.

Portfolio submissions for future installations are very welcome. Artists should contact us at:  
We anticipate updating the piece later in 2022.

Navy Yard Garden & Art is proud to receive funding for Navy Yard Night Skies from The Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund.  In addition to the Browne Trust, this innovative video art installation was funded by a gift from the Norma M. Ricci Trust, and by in-kind donations by Boston Light Source, Available Light and the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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