Category Archives: Free Stuff

South End open studios this weekend

South End Open StudiosI’ll miss this semi annual South End tradition, but I wanted to write about the fall South End Open Studios that will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21 from 11-6pm.

This marks the 28th anniversary of the South End Open Studios.  Over the years this event has grown and now it includes 12 major buildings and the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists who focus on a variety of mediums including multimedia, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and more.

If you don’t have plans this weekend, consider coming into the South End to walk through and see some of these working artists in their studios. You can get more information about this free event that is open to the public by linking here.

 

5th annual Boston local food festival today

Boston Local Food FestivalToday the Sustainable Business Network of Mass has transformed the Greenway into the nation’s largest local & sustainable food market.  This annual free festival showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, and a seafood throwdown competition.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Local Food for All” and will showcase the abundance of fresh, nutritious (and delicious) local food choices available to you so come down and check out this festival that runs from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check out their event map here.  More event information is available here.

American Field pop-up exhibition this weekend

American Field Boston Pop Up 2014The American Field pop-up exhibition and market which celebrates the best of U.S. made clothing, accessories, goods and furniture, and the people who made them is today and tomorrow. In addition to the many vendors the event will have speakers, live music, live demos, food and drinks.

The event is free and open to the public from 12:30 – 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District at 21-25 Drydock Avenue. Get your directions here (a free shuttle will be running from South Station as well).

More information about the event can be found on their website, americanfield.us.

 

Boston Freedom Rally this weekend

marijuanaThe 25th Anniversary Boston Freedom Rally is this Saturday and Sunday September 13th & 14th on the Boston Common starting at “High” Noon each day and concluding at 8PM.

Sergio and I have checked out this event in years past which is intended to raise awareness about cannabis.   This is actually one of the largest rallies / festivals hosted in all of the United States.

Here is a photo of the Boston Freedom Rally from a few years ago.  For more information about the event, including performance schedules for the two stages, visit their website, here.

Boston Freedom Rally

Artweek Boston 2014

ArtWeek Boston 2014Boston’s Fall Artweek (September 26 – October 5) updated their website last week.  This week encourages people to explore art through out Boston and rediscover your artsy side.

Artweek includes more than 70 free, unique and affordable events as varied as the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 27, The Art of the Cocktail: The Labor of Liquor on October 1 and a Writing workshop with GrubStreet on October 4.

You can view the full listing of events open to you on the Artweek Boston website, here.

MFA Boston free on Sunday

Museum of Fine Arts BostonSunday, September 7, 2014 
10 am–4:45 pm    Free admission

Admission will be free to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in honor of museum director Malcolm Rogers 20th anniversary. Details here.

 

Win 2 tickets to GiltCity Boston

Gilt City ShoppersGilt City Warehouse Sale is coming back to Boston the weekend of September 12-13th and I’ve been given the opportunity to offer two complimentary passes on Saturday, September 13th at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street).

Get 2 Free Tickets to GiltCity Boston Warehouse Sale

If you’d like to get two free tickets to Boston’s GiltCity Warehouse Sale on Saturday, September 13th Tweet @BosGuy and @GiltCityBoston.  For example:

Hey @BosGuy I want those two FREE tickets to the @GiltCityBoston warehouse sale on 9/13!

Every Tweet you send between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM today (Thursday, September 4) will  enter you in a drawing to get the two free tickets.  The more you Tweet – the better chance you have of winning.

Sergio will draw the winning Tweet at the end of the day, and I will announce the winner on Twitter and my blog.