Category Archives: Free Stuff

Good Will Hunting on Friday in Fort Point Channel

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin WilliamsGood Will Hunting, the 1997 breakout film for writers and actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck that also stars the late Robin Williams (who won an Oscar for his role as the caring Sean Maguire) will be showing for free outdoors in Wormwood Park in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood tomorrow (Friday, August 22nd) at 8PM. Should weather be an issue a rain date has been set for Tuesday, Aug 26th.

Free showing of Good Will Hunting, Friday, Aug-22 at 8PM

With summer wrapping up take advantage of these free outdoor movies. In a few months you’ll be missing summer something fierce and wishing you could enjoy an evening outside.

Unsure where Wormwood Park is located? I’ve included the map below.  For more information follow @fortpointstage on Twitter or visit their website here.

Wormwood Park in Fort Point Channel Boston

Roman Holiday in Cambridge Wed., August 20

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.

For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Free Friday Flicks: Frozen

This Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing the final movie of the 2014 summer series, Frozen.  Show time starts at 6PM so don’t dally.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm

Free Fun Fridays

Institute of Contemporary ArtThanks to the Highland Street Foundation summer program, Free Fun Fridays, several different museums and cultural venues are  free and open to the public each Friday.  Tomorrow, August 15th, seven more institutions will be open and free, including the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston (I.C.A.).

All these venues are FREE this Friday, August 15

Thank you Highland Foundation for your continued, generous support of these institutions. I hope readers take advantage of these weekly treats and visit one or more of these venues this summer.

Fisherman’s Feast starts today

The North End’s annual Fisherman’s Feast and street festival that starts evening and runs through this weekend.

The feast is a Catholic tribute to the Virgin Mary, originating in the ancient town of Sciacca in Sicily. The Grand Procession of the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca through the streets of the North End will start at 12:30 on Sunday. 

For a full calendar of events this weekend visit www.fishermansfeast.com.

Stah gazing at Coit Observatory in Boston

Free stuff in BostonDo you like free? Are you looking for something different to do?  Did you know Coit Observatory gives you a chance to observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things you otherwise might not be able to see? Open nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting starting at 8:30pm during the spring and summer and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program lasts about an hour.

More information here.

Free Friday Flicks: Beetlejuice

This Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Beetlejuice, in HD at the DCR Hatch Shell.  Show time starts at 6PM so don’t dally. This 1988 movie staring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder was a personal favorite back in the day.

WHEN: Friday, August 15,  6:00 pm

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark in Cambridge Wed., Aug 13

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Chinese Moon Festival on Sunday, August 10

Chinatown Moon FestivalTomorrow is Boston’s outdoor party in Chinatown to celebrate the end of the harvest season (A.K.A. The Chinese Moon Festival). All the fun will be centered by the Harrison / Beach Street stage, visitors  can watch dancing, musicians, and martial artists.  More information about Boston’s Chinese Moon Festival can be found here.

Fun fact: Did you know this festival takes place in early Autumn but in Boston we celebrate this a few weeks earlier in August because back in 1969 the city was funding cultural events that would take place in the summer; thus the Chinatown Moon Festival was born. Thanks to Boston Magazine for sharing this fun fact.

Boston Harbor Hotel presents A Street Car Named Desire

Free movies at Rowes WharfThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel has been showing  movies for free all summer on a large outdoor screen set up to the side of the large gazebo by the waterfront.

This Fridaythey will be showing, A Street Car Named Desire.

The movies are open to the public  but they are most comfortable watching from the patio of The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.

A Street Car Named Desire
Starring:  Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter
Movie time: Sunset at 7:55PM

For the full calendar of free movies at Rowes Wharf link here.

Princess Bride in Cambridge: Wed., August 6

Rob Reiner, River and a Movie, EF EducationEF Education is bringing back their River & A Movie series again with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Free Friday Flicks: Men in Black 3

Free Friday FlicksThis Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Men in Black 3, in HD down at the DCR Hatch Shell.  This free movie series is very popular and people arrive early to claim a patch of grass and set up picnics to enjoy a night under the stars watching movies.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun FridaysThanks to the Highland Street Foundation summer program, Free Fun Fridays, seven different museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public on Friday, August 1st.  My pick for this week’s free admission would be to check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

All these venues are FREE this Friday, August 1

Thank you Highland Foundation for your continued, generous support of these institutions. I hope readers take advantage of these weekly treats and visit one or more of these venues this summer.

Shakespeare on the Common starts Wednesday

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Company returns to the Boston Common for their 19th season, bringing free performances of William Shakespeare to the public.

This year the CSC presents Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  The play has a romantic bent and centers on twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated by a shipwreck.

Performance Schedule for 2014:  July 23 – August 10, 2014 by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common; Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM / Sunday at 7 PM with a matinee show at 3PM on Saturday July 26th.  Details here.

The Welcoming Committee:  TWC is encouraging the LGBT community to join them on Thursday, July 24th.  While the event is free, they are asking anyone planning to join and watch with them to RSVP here so they know how much space to save.

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Friday

Source: Rose Lincoln /Harvard University Staff Photographer

Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation summer program, Free Fun Fridays,  seven different museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public on Friday, July 25th. This program features a wide variety of free admissions this week including places like Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum and Battleship Cove.

All these venues are FREE this Friday, July 25

Thank you Highland Foundation for your continued, generous support of these institutions. I hope readers take advantage of these weekly treats and visit one or more of these venues this summer.