Category Archives: Free Stuff

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:

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,

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.

Free coffee from Lavazza in Boston thru Monday

coffeeHey caffeine addicts look out for the Italian coffee company Lavazza driving around Boston and offering free coffee this weekend.  Their mobile cafe came to Boston yesterday and is driving around town through Monday.

First Friday in South End from 5-9PM

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Come down to the South End (450 Harrison Ave. to be exact) to meet local artists and view their work from 5-9PM tonight. The First Friday of each month more than 60 artists open their studios in the 450 Harrison building making it easy to walk around, socialize and see artists in their studios no matter what the weather is like outside.

Local galleries in the South End also support First Fridays by remaining open like, Boston Sculptor’s Gallery at 486 Harrison Avenue.  After chatting with local artists and viewing some of their work head over to one of your favorite South End restaurants to grab a cocktail and dinner. If you need any suggestions, give me a shout and I’m happy to play the role of concierge.

You can get more information about this monthly event by visiting the SoWa First Fridays Facebook Page.

Boston Athenaeum open house Nov. 2nd

Boston AthenaeumOn Sunday, November 2nd the Boston Athenaeum will host an open house that allows the public to come in and visit all twelve stories of this beautiful building; including the fifth floor reading room – only accessible to members.

No plans Sunday, November 2nd?  Head over to Beacon Hill when the Boston Athenaeum will be flinging open their leather -bound doors to the public.

Boston Athenaeum Open House Noon – 4pm at 10 1/2 Beacon Street


Final SoWa Open Market today from 10am – 4pm

SoWa Open MarketThe final SoWa Open Market of the 2014 season is today. So come down to Harrison Avenue and enjoy the Halloween themed event before everyone packs up at 4PM and the season comes to a close.  More details here.