Civic Events and Festivals

Michael P. Wasserman, Inc. has partnered with the City of Boston on a number of landmark events including

  • The 2004 Democratic National Convention Media Party attended by over 10,000 guests
  • Three Inaugural Celebrations for Mayor Thomas M. Menino
  • Hub On Wheels, Boston’s annual citywide fifty-mile bike ride

MPWI is recognized for having produced some of the area’s largest outdoor events, including:

  • The Inaugural Celebration of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
  • The Taste of Boston
  • The AltWheels Festival
  • Concerts on the Common

Services to this type of event include

  • site selection
  • event concept
  • budget development and management
  • site design and layout
  • all necessary permit processing
  • event design
  • banners and signage
  • staging, tents, portajohn rentals
  • power distribution
  • sound requirements
  • trash removal
  • security arrangements
  • on site management
  • travel and hotel arrangements
  • entertainment coordination
  • sponsor fulfillment

Integrity… Creativity… Experience

ahts: The Boston Arts Festival

The Boston Arts Festival, the city’s opportunity to share its amazing array of visual and performing artists, features the work of more than 70 of the area’s leading artists and also includes continuous entertainment on two outdoor stages at Christopher Columbus Park.

“Michael and Chris have become true partners in ahts: The Boston Arts Festival. They are as committed to producing a top tier festival as we are here at the Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. Their experience and professionalism have taken the event to a whole new level."
Julie Burns, Director

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Inaugural Celebration

MPWI partnered with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy on the Inaugural Celebration of the Greenway in October, 2008. The day included the dedication of the Mother’s Walk, a carousel, Ferris wheel, three stages, an outdoor movie screen and continuous activities along the entire 2 ½ mile Greenway.

“There is no way we could have done this without you. Thank you for shouldering the Herculean permitting….and for taking care of all of the things we never even knew about.”
Kate Miller , Special Events Manager, RFKGC

Governor Deval Patrick’s Inaugural Celebration

Governor Deval Patrick’s 2nd Inaugural Celebration was held in January, 2011 at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.  1500 guests sampled refreshments representing various counties from across the state in each of the Library’s rooms, where different entertainment and decor created distinct atmospheres – from a Jazz Lounge in the Abbey Room to Swing Band dancing in the Changing Exhibits Room.  The event was intimate, captivating and unique.

President Obama’s 2012 New England Campaign Kick Off

When President Barack Obama visited Boston in May, 2011, MPWI managed the Obama for America event at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. Joining the President on the speaking program were basketball legend Bill Russell, Celtic’s star Ray Allen, and Governor Deval Patrick. MPWI coordinated all aspects of this event working with the campaign staff, Governor’s staff, US Secret Service, and state and local police.