End of Summer Programming & Children’s Tag Sale! 

September 14th Back to School Pizza Party

September 24th Children’s Tag Sale

Children’s Tag Sale, Sunday, September 24th

On Mount Vernon Street between Charles and Brimmer Street.

Donations accepted at our tables between 8:30am-11am. Sale begins promptly at noon.

The Tag Sale is part of the fun day planned for the HillFest on the streets of Beacon Hill, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association.

The Tag Sale is the perfect chance for you to clean out last year’s closets and pick up items in the next size up! Snow gear, rain boots, snow boots, used children’s clothing in great shape, we’ll take it! We also sell toys, books, strollers, bicycles–everything in good condition please!

The funds we raise at the Tag Sale pay for all our events at the playground throughout the year. Anything we do not sell at the sale, we donate on to the wonderful organization Cradles to Crayons.


Drop off your donations on the day of the sale from 8:30 to 11am at our tables on Mount Vernon Street, near the Hill House. If you need to drop off donations in the days beforehand, email Renee Walsh at rpicardwalsh@gmail.com Come back and shop at 12pm!

Clothing: Clean, with no major stains. Bottoms, tops, outerwear, pajamas, accessories. Sizes 0—16. Swimwear, socks and underwear must be new. Shoes: sneakers, sandals, casual and dress shoes, boots. Secure matched pairs with rubber bands, and tag with the size, that will be so helpful for our shoppers!

Books: board books, picture books, Easy Readers, coloring books, chapter books, and foreign language
books. No explicitly commercial books.

Equipment: infant and toddler car seats, pack ‘n plays, swings, bouncy seats, safety gates, high chairs/booster seats, changing tables, cribs/toddler  beds/mattresses, excersaucers, strollers. All equipment must be less than 5 years old (verify by inspecting manufacturer’s date), in perfect working order, with manufacturer’s instructions, and all hardware and attachments. Package hardware and attachments in a Ziplock bag and attach to equipment. If batteries are required for operation, please discard old batteries and include  new ones. *If cribs do not include complete instructions and all the hardware, we will not be able to accept them. Copies of instructions are often available by contacting manufacturer directly.

Toys: action figures, scientific and educational toys, bikes/scooters, building sets/blocks/models, dolls, electronics, musical toys, pretend play/dress up, puzzles, games, vehicles, sports equipment. Toys should be in perfect shape, cleaned, and must contain all pieces and instructions. If batteries are required for operation, please discard old batteries and include new ones.

We do not accept stuffed animals, videos, computer games or violent toys.


Myrtle Street Playground Enhancement sponsors! 

Sarah & Walter Donovan
Tom Kershaw
Lisa & Patrick Taffe

Barbara & Amos Hostetter

Beth Johnson

Amelia & Michael Larsen

Liz & Tim Morningstar

Sun & Moon
Beacon Services

Beacon Hill Wine and Spirits

Fiona & James Benenson

Susan Boney

Jaclyn Brawler

Gail Bray in Memory of Eileen Fitzpatrick 

Cambridge Trust

Rebecca & Rob Coffin

Diana Coldren

Marybeth Nelson & JC Considine

Dellbrook/ JKS 

Jackie & George McCabe 

Alex & Alexis Rogers

Jessica & Daniel Shmitz

Kimberly & JC Stamler

In kind sponsorships
Sensible Sitters
Boston Beer
M.S. Walker 


Every summer the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground sponsor  weekly Thursday afternoon programming from June through August. In the fall,  the Playground hosts a Back to School BBQ,  an annual Tag Sale Fundraiser, and Halloween BOO Party.  Spring brings the Easter Egg Hunt and an annual  playground clean-up.

Click around here to find out more about the committee and our events! We recommend you join our mailing list below as is it the very BEST way to keep up with the events and last minute changes. We look forward to seeing you at the playground!

Thank you from a group of neighborhood moms!

Amanda, Amelia, Debra, Jeannine, Jessica, Katelyn, Kristen, Linda, Lisa, Marybeth, Namrita, Patty, Rachael, Rebecca, Renee, Tara

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