Category Archives: Free Stuff

The Sinclair Movie Night series continues this week with The Goonies

The Sinclair Cambridge Movie NightThe Sinclair in Harvard Square has launched their first annual Summer Movie Night series.  The series started last month on June 9 with a showing of “Spaceballs”.

Later this week a screening of  1980s film“The Goonies” will take place on Wednesday, July 8 and “Dirty Dancing” will be shown on Saturday, August 11.  Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Space is limited, so we recommend getting there early to snag a spot.  The Sinclair is located at 52 Church Street in Cambridge.

Free fitness sessions this July in Boston parks

3 Perfect Days in BostonThis 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 June.  Click on calendar below to enlarge. Boston Summer Parks Fitness Calendar July 2015

Boston Pops fireworks spectacular

Fourth of July in BostonBoston is a ghost town – that is unless you are in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill in which case it seems like the city is bursting at the seams as final preparations are made for the annual Boston Pops fireworks spectacular.  Earlier today Sergio and I visited the Hatch Shell and walked the Esplanade, and I was impressed by the incredible security and how efficient everything was operating.

If you want to see the fireworks but not go to the Esplanade, take the Red Line to Kendall Square and walk back to the Charles River.  You will be able to listen to the music, while watching the fireworks explode over Back Bay’s skyline.

7:00 PM     WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM broadcast begins
8:00 PM     Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins on WBZ-TV
8:00 PM     99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston broadcast begins
8:30 PM     Concert begins
10:30 PM    Fireworks begins
11:00 PM    Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends

More details about tonight’s celebration can be found here, july4th.org.

Ptown gallery walk

Ptown, art, AMP Gallery

Photo by: Keith Krisa at the AMP Gallery at 148 Commercial Street

While tens of thousands have descended upon Provincetown for Independence Week parties and celebrations, a weekly tradition worth checking out (if only to take a break from all the revelries) is the Ptown Friday Gallery Walk.

While many think of the East End when they think of Provincetown’s art galleries, don’t overlook West End galleries like the AMP Gallery at 148 Commercial St. where Keith Krisa’s exhibit opened and will run through Wednesday, July 8th.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Ptown offers a little bit of something for everyone.  While visiting try something you may not normally do.  You might be surprised by how much you enjoy perusing Provincetown’s art galleries.

Free Fun Fridays

Highland Street Foundation, Free Fun FridaysThanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Free fun Fridays has returned to Boston this summer. The following venues will be open and free to the public:

BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM in Boston
HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS in Sandwich
FALMOUTH MUSEUMS ON THE GREEN in Falmouth
BERKSHIRE MUSEUM in Pittsfield
AMELIA PARK CHILDREN’S MUSEUM in Westfield
NAUMKEAG, TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS in Stockbridge
OLD MANSE, TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS in Concord

Much thanks Highland Street Foundation.

Shakespeare on the Boston Common

Shakespeare on the Common King Lear 2015The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 20th season of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common, presents one of the bard’s most famous tragedies, King Lear.

King Lear – July 22 – August 9
All performances are free and open to the public

This tragedy tells the journey of an aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, who tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss—of status, love and loyalty—does King Lear learn what is truly resonant at the end of a life. Mark the dates in your calendar and plan on spending an evening on the Common to catch a performance.

Free Fun Fridays starts Friday, June 26th

Highland Street Foundation, Free Fun FridaysThanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Free fun Friday’s has returned to Boston this summer. Starting Friday, June 26th the following venues will be open and free to the public:

TANGLEWOOD in Lenox, MA
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM in Stockbridge, MA
THE MOUNT: EDITH WHARTON’S HOME in Lenox, MA
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM in Worcester, MA
MIT MUSEUM in Cambridge, MA
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM in Salem, MA
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES in Salem, MA

Much thanks Highland Street Foundation.