Category Archives: Free Stuff

Harvard Art Museums open and free to public Monday, May 18th

Harvard Art MuseumsMuch thanks to one of my most faithful readers Daniel for sending along this tip about The Harvard Art Museums offering free admission tomorrow, Monday, May 18th in celebration of International Museum Day and Art Museum Day.


If you have the day off and have yet to visit the Harvard Art Museums, use this as an excuse to explore the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, featuring works from the ancient world to the present, and from the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Asia.

ICA Boston free today after work

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonThe Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is free on Thursday evenings. It has been a while since I last posted this and thought I’d remind those of you who may be looking for something a little different to do after work. Free Thursdays at the ICA run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Curious to see what is on display at the ICA? Check out their website here:

32nd MayFair music festival returns to Harvard Square Sunday, May 3rd

The 32nd Annual MayFair Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The 32nd Annual MayFair
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Boston has a long, proud history of churning out really excellent bands.  Some have gone on to enjoy significant commercial success and many others have gone on to have long, successful careers outside of the mainstream.  Part of the reason so many bands come to Boston is our city’s embrace of music in all its forms.  Next weekend is a good example of what I’m talking about.

Sunday, May 3rd is the 32nd Annual MayFair festival in Harvard Square.  This free, all day event includes an impressive line up of some of Boston’s favorite local acts including The Sheila Divine, Freezepop, Bent Shapes, M’Bolo, Air Traffic Controller, Hallelujah The Hills, Grey Season, the Luxury, Vundabar, Funeral Advantage, Parks, and the Novel Ideas.  All twelve bands will play on two different stages between 12PM and 6PM while various vendors and events take place in Harvard Square. The event is free and open to the public. ​​

ArtsEmerson free season preview event May 7th

Boston Theater, ParamountEarlier this week ArtsEmerson announced they would host an open house 2015-2016 Season Preview event on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson / Paramount Center (located at 559 Washington Street). The event is free and open to the public with reservation by calling 617.824.8400 or by clicking here.

Guests will be able to tour the Emerson / Paramount Center facilities, hear from ArtsEmerson’s new leaders, and enjoy performances by some of next season’s artists.  For more information visit

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo is open

Boston MarathonPart of the Boston Marathon experience is the build up of excitement, starting the weekend before, as tens of thousands of visitors come to Boston ahead of the race, which takes place this Monday.   One of those events that is fun to check out (and free) is the three-day John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Expo in Back Bay.  Last year, more than 100,000 attendees participated.

In addition to possibly meeting  some of the world’s top runners and fitness enthusiasts, the Expo also offers an opportunity for bargain shoppers looking for health and fitness related apparel and products.

Where: Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston

When:  Friday, April 17:  2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, April 18 – 19:  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Donna Summer outdoor roller disco returns in June

Flashback FridayMark your calendars because on Friday, June 19th City Hall Plaza will once again play host to a Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco.

Friday, June 19th Boston to host Donna Summer Roller Disco

Similar to last year when more than 4,000 people came down to Government Center, the event will be free and open to the public, with skates for rent, food on hand and of course some excellent music courtesy of DJ Kon.

Check out these pictures from last summer’s inaugural Memorial Roller Disco to Boston native, Donna Summer. #HotStuff

BosGuy, Boston Guy

Salon Sunday in SoWa

Salon Sunday SoWaClearly Mother Nature is a harlot who has it bad for Old Man Winter.  Since it is too cold to enjoy the outdoors, head inside on Sunday, March 29th from 12 pm – 5 pm and check out “Salon Sunday in SoWa” at 450 Harrison Avenue.  More than 80 artist studios will be open for you to peruse.

More details are available on the SoWa Artist Guild Facebook page.