Category Archives: Free Stuff

Lawn D hosts “Slopefest” this weekend in Boston

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It appears that the organizers over at Lawn D in Southie (near the convention center) are taking Dale Carnegie’s quote, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” to heart. Originally scheduled for Valentine’s weekend, the Lawn on D in Southie moved Slopefest to this weekend.

Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, downhill winter sport exhibition
Saturday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, snow tubing downhill winter sport exhibition
Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, snow tubing

A custom-designed illuminated bar carved out of ice will be present alongside the 70′ long slope that is made of fresh, packed powder snow.  The MCCA will supply snow tubes for anyone who buys tickets.  Tickets will be sold on site for $3 a run or $5 for two runs.  For all you voyeurs out there you can check out the Snow Riders exhibition on Friday and Saturday where experienced skiers and snowboarders will show off their moves.

DJs will be playing music and you can enjoy food and alcohol by fire pits.  Finally a use for all this snow. More details about is available here.

MFA Boston free on Saturday, Feb 21

Museum of Fine Arts BostonDid you know that this is the year of the Goat?  Neither did I, but you can learn a lot more about Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions and cultures at the MFA Boston on Saturday, February 21st because admission is FREE.

More information about the Year of the Goat.

More information about the MFA Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston is free on MLK Day

Museum of Fine Arts BostonAre you lucky enough to have the day off in observance of the MLK holiday? If so, you may want to consider heading over to the MFA Boston which is open and free to the public on Monday, January 19, 2015.  Special events and tours will be available to all who visit the museum between 10 – 4:45pm so take advantage of this opportunity.  The colder, winter months are the perfect time to check out and support these local institutions.  You just might be surprised by how much you enjoy yourself if you’ve not visited the MFA recently.

More about the MFA Boston events on MLK Day Open House, here.

Fire and Ice Festival moved to Jan 2-4

The Lawn on D, Winter on D, BostonThe Fire and Ice Festival on South Boston’s “The Lawn D” had to be postponed in December due to unseasonably mild temperatures.  The festival will now take place starting on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 4PM.  Organizers are calling the Winter on D programming for this weekend, “Fire and Ice Festival”.

Boston Magazine wrote in December that The Lawn on D will be “transformed into a winter wonderland during the daytime portions of the festival, with “hotter” entertainment lined up for the evenings.”   The “icy” features from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days will include the following:

• A winter-themed pavilion with ice bar serving beer, wine, and hot cocoa
• A giant five-foot-tall, 50′ x-50′ ice labyrinth with ice sculpture designs
• Food trucks

Evening “fire” programming runs  from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes:

• Live fire art performers from American Repertory Theater and the Oberon
• Free chowder samples from Legal Sea Foods
• Propane fire pits will be set up for visitors to warm up around

The Lawn on D  is in Southie at 420 D St. More info here: lawnond.com.

Fire and Ice Festival December 27-28

The Lawn on D, Winter on D, Boston South Boston’s most talked about public space, The Lawn on D, is planning some outdoor fun on Saturday and Sunday, December 27-28.  Organizers are calling the Winter on D programming “Fire and Ice Festival”.

Boston Magazine writes that The Lawn on D will be “transformed into a winter wonderland during the daytime portions of the festival, with “hotter” entertainment lined up for the evenings.”   The “icy” features from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days will include the following:

• A winter-themed pavilion with ice bar serving beer, wine, and hot cocoa
• A giant five-foot-tall, 50′ x-50′ ice labyrinth with ice sculpture designs
• Food trucks (Stoked Pizza and more TBA)

Evening programming from 5 to 8 p.m. include:

• Live fire art performers from American Repertory Theater and the Oberon
• Free chowder samples from Legal Sea Foods
• Propane fire pits will be set up for visitors to warm up around

The Lawn on D  is in Southie at 420 D St. More info here: lawnond.com.

29th Boston tuba Christmas concert today

Later today more than 150 tuba players are expected to participate in Boston’s annual Tuba Christmas Concert in Faneuil Hall.

Looking to take a break from the holiday shopping insanity?  Head down to Faneuil Hall – concert time is 2PM.  For more information visit, faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Public Body: Pay it forward

eventbrite bostonJoin PUBLIC BODY’s, Chad Flahive, and a guest team of some of Boston’s hottest trainers as they take you through an energizing workout designed to pre-burn calories prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Public body event on Sunday, Nov 23 at 10:30 AM

Get your free eventbrite ticket here

The cost for the free 90 minute training and pre-holiday calorie burn is that you bring some non-perishable food items (and your free eventbrite ticket). After the workout, Public Body representatives will deliver the food you and others donated to Rosie’s Place food pantry so that others who are less fortunate can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday a bit more.

South end athletic co.How this works:  Register and print your free ticket. Bring the ticket along with non-perishable food items to South End Athletic Company on Sunday, November 23rd at 10:30 AM.

From there you will head to the parks, complete the workout and do a little good for the community!

Help spread the word.