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Lynn and Nahant plan beach events thanks to $11,000 in grants

From left: Michael "Mooch" Mucciolo of the Boston Circus Guild, Justin Michelson of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Molly Baechtold of the Boston Circus Guild, Joe Newman of National Grid, Chairman of the Board for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Allee DeFronzo of Girls, Inc. of Lynn, Senator Brendan Crighton, Tiffany Bevis of Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach, Bruce Berman of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Joseph Taurus of Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach, David Gass of Friends of High Rock Park, Chris Mancini and Liz Whelan of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. (Katy Rogers)

Summer concerts, Kids Fest and other summer events are coming to Red Rock Park thanks to a grant from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

The $11,000 in small grants to Lynn and Nahant community organizations will support free summer beach events throughout Lynn and Nahant as part of Save the Harbor’s annual Better Beaches Program.

Grantees include Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach, Girls Inc. of Lynn, and Friends of Heritage State Park who will host events such as the Red Rock Summer Concert Series, the Kids’ Day Festival, and the 10th Annual World Music Festival.

“One of the best ways to ‘save the harbor’ is to ‘share the harbor’ with the region’s kids and families,” said Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy & Communications at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “These events create excitement and new stewards for our region’s public beaches, who understand the value of these extraordinary urban natural resources to all of us and our communities.”

With the support of The Boston Circus Guild, this year’s lineup also includes a July 28 Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach Kids Fest at Red Rock Park, featuring trapeze artists, acrobats and jugglers, along with Save the Harbors troupe of costumed storytellers, performing pirates, a community art project by environmental artist Robin Reed and mandalas in the sand by intertidal artist Andres Amador.

For more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay visit their website at www.savetheharbor.org.

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