City of Boston
Democratic National Convention
Site Advisory Committee
June 24-26, 2002

Monday, June 24, 2002

Mid-Morning Arrivals SAC Members will be met at Logan International Airport by City of Boston Greeters and transported to the New England Aquarium via water shuttle.  For those arriving early, take advantage of a trip through our world-renowned aquarium or view a film at the Aquarium's brand-new IMAX theatre.
1:00 PM "Here's Boston"

Test your knowledge of Boston during a private screening of "Here's Boston" an interactive video highlighting Boston's historic and diverse neighborhoods.

1:30 PM Welcoming Lunch

Join Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Senator Ted Kennedy for a welcoming lunch at the Aquarium's Discovery Center.

2:30 PM Transportation to Hotel

Board an Old Town Trolley for transportation to your hotel, the Boston Park Plaza.  You'll have some downtime to check out the sites, send emails or just relax.

The Host Committee hospitality suite will be open and staff will be available to answer and questions or assist you with any special needs.

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tour of the FleetCenter

Boston "Ducks" will be waiting to take you to the Fleet Center, the site of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, for a tour complete with surprises and special guests.  We'll end our visit with cocktails followed by dinner.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Late Night at Whiskey Park

Whiskey Park is located in the lobby of the Park Plaza hotel and is ready to welcome the SAC members to Boston.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Early Morning Walk with Mayor Menino

Take a walk around Castle Island, the site of Fort Independence and the gatekeeper of Boston Harbor.

8:15 AM Depart Park Plaza for the BC Club
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Host Committee Breakfast and General Bid Overview

The City and Host Committee will present Boston's bid to host the Democratic Nationa Convention.  Panoramic views will re-enforce Boston's reputation as the "Hub of the Universe."

10:00 AM Depart for Subcommittee Meetings
City Obligations Parkman House
Convention Complex Fleet Center
Hotels & Housing BC Club & Nine Zero
Telecommunications Boston Latin School Library
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Subcommittee Meetings & Lunch
1:00 PM Return to Hotel for Downtime or Big Dig Tour
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Optional Big Dig or JFK Library Tours

Depart from hotel lobby for a tour of Boston's Big Dig - the largest and most complex public works project in the history of the United States.  This is a walking tour on an active construction site.  Hard-soled shoes are required.  This is a tour not to be missed.

While looking our over Boston Harbor, tour the nation's official monument to President John F. Kennedy that features three theaters, period settings and twenty dramatic exhibits highlighting JFK's presidency.

5:00 PM - 7:15 PM Clambake Dinner

Head to the Museum of Science for a special presentation in the Theatre of Electricity.  Now that your heart is racing, relax outside in the Pavilion and enjoy a traditional Boston clambake overlooking the Charles River.

7:15 PM Depart Museum of Science for a short trip to "Friendly Fenway."
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

The owners of the Red Sox will be our hosts as we watch the Sox play the Cleveland Indians.  Transportation will be available to take you back to the hotel at your convenience.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM "Beantown Threedown"

For those with some energy left, join...for the "Beantown Threedown" featuring three of Boston's hottest nightspots.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Private Shopping at Filene's Basement

No trip to Boston would be complete without a visit to the original Filene's Basement.  Special early shopping privileges will be given to SAC members so that you'll have time to make your purchases before the store opens to the general public.

9:00 AM Depart Park Plaza for Wang Center for Performing Arts
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Closing Breakfast celebrating Boston's vibrant cultural and community groups.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Transportation to Logan International Airport for flights home.