JB Parrett watched the skaters on Frog Pond.
With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.
The folks who oversee the Frog Pond report their Zamboni is hard at work today, getting the surface just right for the opening of skating season at 10 a.m. on Friday.
David Phillips, who sculpted six frog statues at Frog Pond, says Macy's violated his copyright when it used a replica of one of them in a Christmas display at its Downtown Crossing store.
In a ribbeting lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Phillips, whose studio is in Medford, charges:
Police responded to the Frog Pond around 5:30 p.m. when a guy got on the ice for some skating clad only in a bikini.
Darrell Daniel offers another sign of impending spring: The annual melting of the ice on Frog Pond.
A Zamboni operator was smoothing out the ice on the Frog Pond skating rink this morning. Yes, the ice.
A big frog led a parade around the Frog Pond today during the city's Halloween pumpkin festival, which featured floating pumpkins, giant bubbles, kettle corn and a chance to go down a slide while dressed as a princess.
And Tom Menino was there, making his last Halloween appearance on the Common as mayor. He moved slowly through a dense knot of people as parents brought their kids up to meet him. He greeted and posed with every one of them:
Frog Pond Freddie will be there to lead opening ceremonies for the spray and wading area at 11 a.m. that day, the city announces.
The city alerts us that skating on the Common has been canceled today due to weather.
Jump in the Frog Pond, of course. Photographynatalia snapped kids cooling off at the Common pond.
The Frog Pond wading pool will officially open on Friday at 11 a.m.
The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, Fuel Up to Play 60 program activities featuring Hood Milk, face painting, ReadBoston book giveaways, and activities and giveaways from media sponsor Mix 104.1. Children of all ages are eligible to enter a summer raffle for a chance to win great prizes.
Open-night skating festivities scheduled for Nov. 18 have been indefinitely postponed due to warm weather.
Cat posts a cool photo of kids under the spray at Frog Pond, then adds this account:
NotifyBoston alerts us that Frog Pond is closed today because of yesterday's rain - too much debris and dirt got dumped into the pond by the storms. Could be open tomorrow, but call first: 617-635-2120.
Richard Beaubien reports the Frog Pond carousel was originally supposed to be up for a two-week test go-round. But it already seems like a Common tradition:
Right now it's only running until about 9pm. Still it's a really nice addition to summer evenings. Word is if all goes well, it may become a permanent fixture. How can you help? Well if you're down there spend a couple of bucks to put the lid on the ride. And call 617-635-2120 or email [email protected]. Let them know that you like it.
Copyright Richard Beaubien.
The playground next to Frog Pond on Boston Common is decorated in a frog and tadpole motif. Mark O'Neill wonders why the frog sitting atop the Tadpole Playground entrance is holding a test tube.
Ed. ribbetting note: It used to be a party toot-tooter (2004 Frog Pond photos, including one of the frog), but, of course, somebody had to go and rip the top of it off.