Boston Parks to Hold Photography Workshop

August 14, 2012

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Pics in the Parks program will be visiting the wilds of Allandale Woods on August 13 and hosting its first-ever free photography workshop on Boston Harbor when the program comes to Spectacle Island August 18.

The workshops, the last in a summer-long series hosted by ParkARTS, are open to people of all ages and skill levels who have a camera.  Now in its 16th year, ParkARTS continues to make the arts accessible throughout Boston’s parks with generous support from Bank of America.

The Pics in the Parks workshops are led by photography instructor Sarah Berry.  Sarah has her Masters of Arts Administration from Boston University, is experienced in introducing photography to children, teens, and adults, and has worked as a photographer in different settings including an internship with the Smithsonian Institution.  Her work is part of collections around Boston and has been shown both locally and internationally.

The Allandale Woods workshop meets Monday, August 13, at 6 p.m. at the entrance to the woods located behind Annunciation Melkite Catholic Church at 7 VFW Parkway on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.  Limited designated parking is available to the right of the church.The Spectacle Island Pics in the Parks workshop takes place Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  The ferry departs from Long Wharf North at 10:30 a.m. and leaves Spectacle Island at 1 p.m., giving participants an extra hour to explore and enjoy the island and its features.

Pre-registration is required for the Spectacle Island workshop.  Online registration begins August 6 at  The first 30 people who sign up will be given a free ferry pass to and from the island.   Food is available for purchase at the Snack Shack or bring your own.  Please note that Long Wharf North is located on the north side of the Long Wharf Marriott, next to Christopher Columbus Park.  For more information about Spectacle Island, visit

For more information on these and other fun free events, call (617) 961-3051.

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