Category Archives: Free Stuff

Stah gazing at Coit Observatory in Boston

Free stuff in BostonDo you like free? Are you looking for something different to do?  Did you know Coit Observatory gives you a chance to observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things you otherwise might not be able to see? Open nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting starting at 8:30pm during the spring and summer and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program lasts about an hour.

More information here.

Free Friday Flicks: Beetlejuice

This Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Beetlejuice, in HD at the DCR Hatch Shell.  Show time starts at 6PM so don’t dally. This 1988 movie staring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder was a personal favorite back in the day.

WHEN: Friday, August 15,  6:00 pm

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark in Cambridge Wed., Aug 13

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Chinese Moon Festival on Sunday, August 10

Chinatown Moon FestivalTomorrow is Boston’s outdoor party in Chinatown to celebrate the end of the harvest season (A.K.A. The Chinese Moon Festival). All the fun will be centered by the Harrison / Beach Street stage, visitors  can watch dancing, musicians, and martial artists.  More information about Boston’s Chinese Moon Festival can be found here.

Fun fact: Did you know this festival takes place in early Autumn but in Boston we celebrate this a few weeks earlier in August because back in 1969 the city was funding cultural events that would take place in the summer; thus the Chinatown Moon Festival was born. Thanks to Boston Magazine for sharing this fun fact.

Boston Harbor Hotel presents A Street Car Named Desire

Free movies at Rowes WharfThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel has been showing  movies for free all summer on a large outdoor screen set up to the side of the large gazebo by the waterfront.

This Fridaythey will be showing, A Street Car Named Desire.

The movies are open to the public  but they are most comfortable watching from the patio of The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.

A Street Car Named Desire
Starring:  Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter
Movie time: Sunset at 7:55PM

For the full calendar of free movies at Rowes Wharf link here.

Princess Bride in Cambridge: Wed., August 6

Rob Reiner, River and a Movie, EF EducationEF Education is bringing back their River & A Movie series again with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Free Friday Flicks: Men in Black 3

Free Friday FlicksThis Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Men in Black 3, in HD down at the DCR Hatch Shell.  This free movie series is very popular and people arrive early to claim a patch of grass and set up picnics to enjoy a night under the stars watching movies.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm