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Beginning near Boston's Museum of Science, the Esplanade also known as the Charles River Esplanade extends west to the Boston University Bridge. The Esplanade is part of the larger Charles River Reservation, a linear waterfront park that starts in Boston Harbor and goes some 20 miles up the Charles River. The Esplanade stretches almost three miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge. "The Esplanade” is the popular name for the parkland, first used about 1910. It is a French word meaning promenade along a shore. The park is made land, created in several stages from landfill. An estimated two to three million people visit the Esplanade every year. The Esplanade is under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation DCR, part of the state’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Every July, the Boston Esplanade becomes the epicenter of Boston's huge multi-day Independence Day celebration. The free Boston Pops July 4th concert at the Hatch Shell, followed by the spectacular Boston fireworks display over the river, draws crowds of half a million and more. The Boston Pops also play a concert on July 3rd for those who just want to hear music. The beautifully ornate art deco-style Hatch Shell provides the perfect setting for these and other free outdoor concerts held throughout the warm months. Of these, the most famous are the Boston Landmarks Orchestra concerts, which start up in July. While you're there, take a close look at the beautiful inlaid wood that lines the interior. You can also see names of many famous composers along the edges. Bring a blanket to sit on, water bottles, and perhaps a cooler with picnic fixings. www.boston-discovery-guide.com The Esplanade went through a vast expansion beginning in 1928, which widened and lengthened the park land. The improvements were aided by a one million dollar donation from Helen Osbourne Storrow, in memory of her husband James. Today, the route which runs alongside the Esplanade, Storrow Drive, honors their name. It was during this expansion that the first lagoon was built, as well as the Music Oval, where a temporary concert shell was placed. The summer of 1929 was the first year Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops performed on the Esplanade. In 1941, the construction of the new music shell took place with a 300,000 trust, donated by benefactor Maria Hatch, to build a memorial for her late brother, Edward. Built in 1941, the 'Hatch Shell', as it has come to be known, is Boston's epicenter for large outdoor performances and open-air events. Emblazoned in bronze lettering on the face of the steps are the names of some of the world's greatest composers. Classical, local and international, Oldies, Blues, Jazz, and Rock and Roll performances are held from spring through fall amidst one of the most charming and historical cities of our nation. The most notable event happens every July 4th as Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops during Boston's Independence Day celebration. A patriotic score, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, accompanies a grand finale display of blazing fireworks over the Charles River. For many visitors, a blanket, picnic cooler, and family members on the Hatch Shell lawn is the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening. httpwww.hatchshell.com

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05 Boston Esplanade - Hatch Shell

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12 Boston Esplanade - Hatch Shell

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16 Boston Esplanade - Sign

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04 Boston Esplanade - Hatch Shell

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02 Boston Esplanade - Hatch Shell

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11 Boston Esplanade - Hatch Shell

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19 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge

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21 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge

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17 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge

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20 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge

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16 Boston Esplanade - Sign1

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18 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge

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22 Boston Esplanade - Arthur Fiedler Footbridge Dedication

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24 Boston Esplanade and John Hancock

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23 Boston Esplanade and John Hancock

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18 Boston Other - Boston Pops 4th of July concert banner

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