As we approach the last few weeks of summer (sob!), Union Park Press is pleased to present an engaging talk and book signing event with Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces. Bring your friends and family to Spectacle Island on Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 PM for a fun and refreshingly unique summer afternoon.

With just a few days remaining in August, you will be able to cross off a few more items on that Boston summer bucket list, such as:

  • Visit the new Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway!
  • Hop on a ferry, climb to the upper deck, and soak up the sun and surf while motoring through beautiful Boston Harbor.
  • Disembark at Spectacle Island, where you can hike through wildflowers, catch incredible views of the Boston skyline, and cool off with a swim from one of the island’s sandy beaches.
  • Listen as Meg Muckenhoupt shares fascinating tidbits about the origins of Boston’s spectacular parks — such as the history of Spectacle Island, a former landfill that once smelled so foul that ships could navigate the harbor in foggy weather by its stench… (happily, this is no longer the case)

While you’re there, be sure to make the best of the last days of summer with Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, an in-depth guide that will always give you a reason to get outdoors.

For more information about the event, the Boston Harbor Islands, and how to get there, visit this site.

Can’t make it to Meg Muckenhoupt’s talk on Spectacle Island this weekend? Not to worry! Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces is available in bookstores and online and check back here for upcoming author events.