Category Archives: Free Stuff

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.

MFA Boston is free Saturday, Feb 4th

Museum of Fine Arts BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the Year of the Rooster Saturday with their annual Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring free admission all day, music and lion dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and art-making activities.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday.

The Theater Offensive presents St. Sebastian Festival

gay bostonNext Saturday The Theater Offensive will present Boston’s first-ever Saint Sebastian Festival (Festival de San Sebastian), full of  folklore music & dancing, a community parade, “cabezudos” (giant dancing head puppets), theater, poetry, performance, artisan crafts, salsa music, and a live Saint Sebastian installation.

The event will take place at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St in Boston, on January 28, 2017 from 4-10pm. For more information about this free event open to the public, click here.

Boston’s 10th No Pants Subway Ride is Jan. 8th

No Pants Subway Ride BostonMark your calendars for Boston’s 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 8th.  Details for participating and the inevitable “No Pants After Party” will be posted on the event page and will also appear in the Boston SOS email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride Facebook Page

If you are still unsure of what this is all about check out my video of all the fun from Boston’s 2012 No Pants Subway Ride, which I posted on YouTube.

Shakespeare Unauthorized opens at the Boston Public Library

BPLAre you a fan of Shakespeare? The Boston Public Library is hosting a major gallery exhibition about William Shakespeare that opens today, Thursday, October 13th on the first floor of the McKim building in Copley Square.

The exhibit which runs through March 31, 2017 includes rare first and early editions of some of his most loved plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice. Visitors will experience Shakespeare in his original language and spelling, just as he would have been read by book lovers and theater-goers hundreds of years ago.