Category Archives: Free Stuff

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-2016I don’t know how I missed this in my weekly post, “What’s Happening This Week” so I wanted to give the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival a shout out.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is free on Saturday, Sept. 24th

Billed as Boston’s biggest block party, this annual event is a free, outdoor concert that is worth checking out. The festival features jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances. The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts.

This year’s entertainment includes Al Jarreau, Marcus Santos Brazilian Drum Group and Dan Moretti. For more information on all the musicians who will be playing check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival performance schedule.

berklee.edu/beantownjazz

Ferris Bueller comes to the Boston Common

Ferris Buellers Day Off on Boston Common Frog Pond

Enjoy watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  tomorrow night under the stars, thanks to the City of Boston and Boston Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn will be provided.
The movie will begin at sundown. Specific timing is tentative.

There is a bit more information on the events page, here.

Note: All Movie Nights are weather permitting and free/open to the public.

Kiki Beach: Last gasp of summer 2016

Kiki Beach on M Street BostonThe final Kiki Beach of 2016 is Saturday, September 10th. Sergio and I have enjoyed making several visits to Southie on Saturdays this summer to partake in Kiki Beach on M and want to give a special shout of thanks to our friends for making this a reality. Check out this cute video montage of Kiki Beach 2016 posted on Facebook.

Kiki Beach: Last Gasp of Summer 2016

Minions on the Boston Common

Minions on Boston Common Frog PondEnjoy watching the Minions movie tomorrow night under the stars, thanks to the City of Boston and Boston Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn will be provided.
The movie will begin at sundown. Specific timing is tentative.

There is a bit more information on the Facebook events page, here.

Note: All Movie Nights are weather permitting and free/open to the public.

Fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight at 8:30PM

Fireworks-on-Boston-HarborTo celebrate Labor Day weekend Boston Harbor Now and the Boston Harbor Hotel will be hosting a fireworks display over Boston Harbor tonight, starting at 8:30PM. The fireworks will take place at two locations to provide multiple viewing options. According to the press release, the best places to watch will be from Pier’s Park in East Boston, Fan Pier in the Seaport, or Christopher Columbus Park in the North End.

The fireworks will be synced to music via music streaming app Atlas Pyrovision, and you can download the free app during the show to simultaneously listen to the soundtrack. NECN will also be airing the display in real-time for folks who would like to watch from the comfort of their homes.

Free Fun Fridays for August 26

Free Fun Fridays Highland FoundationThe Highland Street Foundation sponsored Free Fun Fridays again this year and tomorrow is the last for the 2016 summer season. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Franklin Park Zoo, Museum of African American History, Norman Rockwell Museum and more.

For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – August 26.

First Light: A decade of collecting at the ICA Boston

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its collection and signature waterfront building in the Seaport with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date.  

First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA
August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017

This exhibition is organized by the ICA’s curatorial department under the leadership of Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA is on view from August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017. During the first week of October, midway through the presentation, there will be a rotation of some of the sections (or “chapters”) enabling more of the collection to be showcased and new works and juxtapositions to be explored. 

Don’t forget that every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission to the ICA Boston is free to the public so if money is tight, you can still come by on a Thursday evening to see this special exhibit.