Boston Public Garden swans returning during special midweek ceremony

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BOSTON - In a sure sign that summer is on the way, the swans are returning to the Public Garden in Boston.

The live swans dubbed Romeo and Juliet, will be returned to the park's lagoon Wednesday during a special ceremony that includes a parade, a brass band, face painting and other activities for children, including a reading of "Make Way for Ducklings."

It's the 26th year the return has been marked with a special celebration.

Mayor Martin Walsh and Interim Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook are scheduled to attend.

The swans have spent the winter at Franklin Park Zoo.

The Public Garden's famed swan boats are already plying the lagoon's waters.

Organizations: Franklin Park Zoo

Geographic location: BOSTON

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