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Beach-goers in South Boston and Dorchester will soon have more entertainment opportunities at their local shoreline.
On Saturday Save the Harbor/Save the Bay awarded grants to a number of groups to support events at area beaches.
Part of the clean water advocacy group’s Better Beaches program, $30,000 was split between 14 groups. The recipients were announced at the organization’s Better Beaches Awards Breakfast held on the Boston Fish Pier.
“The Boston Harbor region's public beaches are important assets to the region's residents and visitors alike,” Patricia A. Foley, president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, said in a statement. “We are proud to support our partners in the city's waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities as they work to share their beaches and the harbor with the region’s kids and families.”
In Dorchester, the Friends of the Savin Hill Shores received $2,000 to help support its Beach Festival Family Movie Night, said a release from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The summertime screenings are held yearly at Malibu Beach.
Over in South Boston the Curley Community Center was awarded $3,500 to support its Summer Youth programs. The South Boston Neighborhood House was also awarded $3,500 to support its Family Fun Night on the Beach and The City Point Neighborhood Association was awarded $1,000 to support its Beat the Summer Sizzle at Pleasure Bay.
Founded in 2008 and supported by the Boston Foundation, the Better Beaches program seeks to help local beach advocates and “friends groups” organize and put on events that bring residents to the waterfront.