Picnic for the Planet - Boston

Set the World Record Picnic

Join us this Earth Day, April 22, and be part of the world's largest picnic.


Sunday, April 22
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boston Common
by the Frog Pond

From the Antarctic to the South Pacific, to right here in Boston, people will celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy’s second annual Picnic for the Planet. The annual event celebrates the role that nature plays in daily life, by reminding people to stop and take a few minutes to enjoy being outside and sharing a meal with their families and friends.

“From the fish in our rivers and seas, to the forests that keep our air and our drinking water clean, to the vegetables we buy at the local farmers’ market; nature touches our lives every day,” Alison Bowden, of the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 5 pm

WHERE: Boston Common Frog Pond

DETAILS: We’ll be celebrating, rain or shine, cohosting the family-friendly event with The Skating Club of Boston, at the Boston Common Frog Pond.

  • Take the Planet Out to Lunch: The Nature Conservancy will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the largest global picnic, to the soundtrack of live music courtesy of Radio 92.9. Learn more about nature in Massachusetts, sample great local and natural foods, and enter to win free tickets to Earthfest in May.
  • Get Down 2 Earth: The Skating Club of Boston, which manages the Boston Common Frog Pond, will sponsor a D:2:E Green Spot, with local vendors offering information about living green in the city and activities for families.
  • Great Music:
    12pm-1pm - Ocean*Transfer
    1pm-2pm – The Ground Up
    2pm-3pm – Jackson Weatherbee

Partners who have generously supported this event include: The Skating Club of Boston, Radio 92.9, the Boston Parks and Recreation and Food Should Taste Good.


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