Category Archives: Free Stuff

Free fitness sessions this August in Boston parks

Emerald Necklace bike and running pathsThis summer nine parks in Boston will host FREE fitness sessions that are open to the public.  Participating parks include:

Blackstone Park – South End (BP)
Boston Common Frog Pond – Downtown (BCFP)
Christopher Columbus Park – North End (CCP)
Franklin Park – Dorchester (FLP)
Gertrude Howes Playground – Roxbury (GH)
Harambee Park – Dorchester (HP)
Jamaica Pond Pinebank Promontory – Jamaica Plain (JP)
Madison Park – Roxbury (MP)
Symphony Park – Fenway / Kenmore (SYP)

Use the park codes that I’ve included in bold above to check out the rotating schedule of free fitness activities in these Boston parks this August.  Click on calendar below to enlarge. Boston Summer Parks Fitness Calendar August 2015

Indiana Jones is playing at Christopher Columbus park tonight for free

Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomChristopher Columbus Park is showing movies for free on a large screen each Sunday starting at sunset.  This week check out Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Make a night of it by ordering from one of your favorite North End pizzerias and bring it with you to enjoy a movie outside.  Below is the calendar of movies for the rest of the season.

Sunday, July 12th – Driving Miss Daisy
Sunday, July 19th – Toy Story
Sunday, July 26th – Shrek 2
Sunday, August 2nd – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sunday August 9th – Money Ball
Sunday August 16th – Sabrina

Ghostbusters playing tonight at Hyde Square in JP

GhostbustersWhile Hollywood is busy using much of downtown Boston to film the sequel Ghostbusters 2 starring Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Cecily Strong (to name a few stars), you can enjoy watching the original 1984 hit starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver out in JP tonight.

The movie starts at 8:30 at Hyde Square by the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza at 361 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.  More details here.

Check out Indiana Jones Saturday August 1st

Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomThe Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have been hosting free movie nights along the Mystic River at Assembly Row every Saturday at dusk.

 

This week’s free movie is Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.  For more information check out their web page, Assembly Row Summer Movie Series.

Shrek 2 at Christopher Columbus Park tonight for free

Shrek 2 showing at Christopher Columbus ParkChristopher Columbus Park is showing movies for free on a large screen each Sunday starting at sunset.  This week check out Shrek 2.  Make a night of it by ordering from one of your favorite North End pizzerias and bring it with you to enjoy a movie outside.  Below is the calendar of movies for the rest of the season.

Sunday, July 12th – Driving Miss Daisy
Sunday, July 19th – Toy Story
Sunday, July 26th – Shrek 2
Sunday, August 2nd – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sunday August 9th – Money Ball
Sunday August 16th – Sabrina

FIGMENT Boston is July 25-26

Viktor Genel, MoleculeFIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines that began in July 2007 as a free, one-day event on Governors Island in New York Harbor.  Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly.  FIGMENT’s vision for art is to take it out of galleries and into the world we live in.  Check out this free interactive art event in Boston this weekend.

FIGMENT Boston – July 25-26

More info on FIGMENT Boston Facebook Page

 

Boston’s Summer Arts Weekend, July 25-26

Summer Arts Weekend BostonMark your calendars because starting on Thursday, July 23rd is Boston’s third annual Summer Arts Walk.  Come down to Newbury Street from 5-8 PM and visit participating art galleries.  Each gallery will feature a generously donated piece of art and display other works by local artists; participating galleries.

This weekend (July 25-26), the Summer Arts Weekend also returns.  The Summer Arts Weekend includes many free events, including performances by R&B singer, Aaron Neville, Blue Man Group “Boston Drum Off” and much more.  All events take place in the Back Bay’s Copley Square, starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday and again at 12:30 PM on Sunday.  You can view this year’s calendar here.