Category Archives: Free Stuff

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.

IlluminusBoston Festival

BostonIlluminusBoston Festival tonight in the South End is a free and really cool. Filled with interactive and eye-catching displays that are really pretty awesome.

Food trucks are on hand for you to grab a bite or drink if you like so come down to 540 Harrison Avenue in SoWa and check out this one night only festival.

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Boston Book Festival kicks off tonight

Boston Book FestivalTonight Herbie Hancock kicks off the 2014 Boston Book Festival with his Memoir Keynote and on Friday evening Susan Minot gives the Fiction Keynote.  On Saturday the 2014 BBF starts in earnest with programs through out the weekend.

Peruse the full calendar of events for Saturday and Sunday which are mostly free and open to the public:  2014 BBF Calendar of Events.

Illuminus in South End Saturday, Oct 25

SoWa, South End, Boston Looking for something different to do this Saturday?  Check out Illuminus, an artistic event happening on October 25th in the SoWa neighborhood, across Harrison Avenue in the Power Station (by the BSC South End) and surrounding parking lots.

This is a free nighttime festival of creative innovation, featuring large-scale light projections and installations that include immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that are created to help you reimagine the Boston at night. The free event will be held from 6:00 PM – midnight and will include light projections, music, performances and food trucks.

More information is available on their FB event page.