Category Archives: Free Stuff

World Naked Bike Ride Boston

Saturday night temperatures in Boston will be in the low 70s and dry (if you believe our local forecast). If you happen to be out and about you may end up seeing a bunch of naked bicyclists who will be participating in the World Naked Bikc Ride, while this event has been happening around the world since 2004, Boston joined in on the fun back in 2010 and interest and participation continues to grow with each year.

WNBRParticipants are asked to meet in Jamaica Plain at 6PM for pre-ride revelry. The ride is scheduled to begin at 8PM and will conclude at Midnight in Cambridge. If you are interested, check out the link I shared above or visit the World Naked Bike Ride – Boston Facebook Page for details.

If you decide to participate, let me know how it goes and feel free to send me a photo or two of the ride. 😉

Donna Summer roller disco party is tonight

Boston, Together Boston, Donna Summer Roller Disco

Donna Summer Tribute Roller Disco at Gov’t Center – Friday, June 23rd

Last month Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the fourth annual Donna Summer roller disco party would return to City Hall Plaza on Friday, June 23.

The free event in honor of the late, great disco queen from Boston features live music, a roller skating rink, and is a guaranteed fun time.  This year’s festivities start at 6PM and end at 10PM so plan on coming down for some fun.

Free Fun Fridays start later this week

Highland FoundationThe Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays again this summer, starting this Friday, June 23rd.  The program is designed to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

Starting this Friday, and each Friday through the end of August, multiple sites will be free – thanks to the generosity of The Highland Street Foundation.

This week enjoy the following free venues: The Mary Baker Eddy Library (and Maparium), The Sports Museum, The Peabody Essex Museum and more. For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – June 23.

Below is a listing of all the participating venues through out the summer so you can make plans to enjoy one or more of these opportunities.

Click on the image to enlarge. Highland Street Foundation

Shakespeare on the Common: Romeo & Juliet

bosarts, shakespeare on the common, boston theaterIn July the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will return for their annual free performances of William Shakespeare on the Boston Common.

This year’s production, Romeo & Juliet, is certain to draw large crowds so plan ahead and add this to your summer bucket list. The CSC production opens on Wednesday, July 19th and will run for approximately 3 weeks on the Boston Common.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm; with one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 5.

Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Allegra Libonati
July 19 – August 6, 2017
FREE and open to the public

Lawn on D is now open

Boston public park, Southie Park

Lawn on D opened Monday, May 1, 2017 

One of Boston’s coolest parks, Lawn on D, opened this Monday, May 1, 2017 and as with each year it seems like the park offers something new to attract people to this patch of green surrounded by concrete.

Probably the biggest change (for the better) is that the Lawn on D now has a liquor license through their full-service bar, starting today, Thursday, May 4th. No surprise that the addition of alcohol has also led to an upgrade and changes with food options so check it out this weekend.

Lawn on D

Large Chess Set at Hotel Brava in Buzios, Brazil

Look for new games to play like giant chess – perhaps like the set Sergio and I played when we were in Buzios, Brazil.  Additionally Lawn on D will also have lawn checkers and a HUGE version of Connect Four.

SoWa Art Walk is May 6-7

Boston South End Art WalkThis coming weekend, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7  be sure to check out the annual SoWa Art Walk from 11:00AM to 5:00PM both days.  The art walk will coincide with the SoWa Open, Vintage and Food Market which is now also open both Saturday and Sunday.

The SoWa Art Walk is really an amazing and fun way to spend a few hours of your day perusing art in a variety of mediums and includes hundreds of local artists and artisans (many in their studios located at 450, 460 and 600 Harrison Avenue,  35, 49 and 59 Wareham Street and 46 Waltham Street).

Visit the ICA Boston tonight

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonThe Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is free on Thursday evenings, starting at 5PM. I realized it had been a while since I last posted this so I thought I’d remind those of you who may be looking for something a little different to do after work.  The good news is that since I last posted this reminder in the spring of 2015 a bunch of new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood giving you several options after strolling through the the ICA.

Free Thursdays at the ICA run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Curious to see what is on display? Check out their website here:  www.icaboston.org/exhibitions.