The 28th Boston Freedom Rally is the largest annual gathering of pro-marijuana supporters on the East Coast and the second largest festival of it’s kind in the world, surpassed only by Seattle’s Hempfest. So unless you are planning to fly out to Seattle this is a unique opportunity to experience a fun, peaceful multi-day festival / rally on Boston Common that features live music, arts and crafts as well as food for all those munchies that you’re bound to experience.
Boston Freedom Rally starts this afternoon and runs from 12-8PM on Saturday and then again from 12-6PM on Sunday. The rally is organized by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCANN), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) also known as MassCann/NORML.
Photo Source: bostonharbornow.org
The city of Boston would like to celebrate the end of summer with a harbor fireworks show by Boston Harbor Now; suggested public viewing locations include the Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Piers Park in East Boston and Fan Pier in the Seaport.
This is the fifth year fireworks over Boston Harbor will take place this evening at sunset. For more details visit 5th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Boston Harbor Fireworks.
Here is to hoping the weather improves this evening in time for Providence’s free public art / show Waterfire scheduled for later tonight, at 8PM.
Tonight’s full installation includes over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park, occurring shortly after sunset (7:59PM tonight) until half past midnight. For more information about tonight’s lighting and the schedule for future events visit here.
Photo Credit & Source: Greenway Website
Did you know there is something called The Greenway Fitness Program that is free for you to attend? Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the fitness classes are free and open to the public. To see the full schedule of classes (dates, times and locations) visit the Greenway website or link here.
Later today there are two free classes / events:
Workplace Wellness Bootcamp starts at 5:30PM at the Rings Fountain on Milk Street ()
Social Boston Sports Cornhole starts at 6PM at the intersection of Milk Street & JFK Surface Raod ()
This year’s production, Romeo & Juliet, concludes Sunday, August 6th so make plans with friends if you have yet to go down to the Boston Common to enjoy one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays. I saw the production earlier in the run and it is definitely worth the effort but be sure to get there early to stake out space so you can enjoy the production.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm; with one 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, August 6.
Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Thru August 6, 2017
FREE and open to the public
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.
Participants 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 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.