The Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays again this summer, starting this Friday, June 24th. The program was created 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 open for free. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Tanglewood, Lyric Stage Company, Mass MoCA, and more.
For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – June 24.
One month from today the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will open their nearly 3 week run of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common. This year’s production will feature one of the Bard’s comedies: Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directed by Steven Maler
July 20 – August 7, 2016
FREE and open to the public
I will write more about the free performances later this summer. Please plan on coming down to the Boston Common one night with friends or maybe a special friend to enjoy the production directed by Steven Maler and the excellent cast.
The November Project Wednesday morning workout at Harvard
Warmer weather in Boston means that staying fit is definitely cheaper. Group workouts are offered throughout the city weekday mornings and evenings and they are open to the public and free. Below are a few suggestions so get off your butt and check out one or more of these classes.
Esplanade and DCR Hatch Shell has many classes in the evening including Zumba every Tuesday, Yoga every Wednesday and CrossFit classes each Thursday, but note most of these classes do not begin until next month.
Frog Pond at the Boston Common is currently hosting yoga classes every Thursday at 6PM through September 1 by the carousel. Bring your own mat and blocks if you can.
Post Office Square (a.k.a. Norman B. Levanthal Park) hosts morning and evening workouts that are free to the public. Weekday workouts start daily on Monday, June 20th and include bootcamp, pilates, yoga and zumba. For the full schedule, please click here.
Rose Kennedy Greenway is hosting free boot camp classes every Wednesday at 6PM for all levels at the intersection for Cross and Hanover Street courtesy of Next Level Fitness.
November Project: Work out with a positive support group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free workouts through the November Project.
Free Run Clubs in Boston are so plentiful it would be an entire post just listing all the clubs. Check out the link and pick a club that is convenient for you.
This post only lists a handful of the free fitness classes that will be available this summer. You can view and print the full Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series 2016 brochure here.
Tomorrow, Friday – June 19th, marks the return of Boston’s second annual Donna Summer outdoor Roller Disco at City Hall Plaza.
Friday, June 17th Boston hosts 3rd Donna Summer Roller Disco
More than 4,000 people come to this free annual outdoor party in Government Center. Skates are for rent, food is available for sale and of course there is some excellent music courtesy of DJ Kon. Check out these photos from last summer’s Memorial Roller Disco to Boston native, Donna Summer. #HotStuff
Champagne Opening, Thursday, June 2nd 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Alternative Art Space Gallery
60 Harrison Avenue, Suite 21C
8:15 pm – 10:00 pm | Lawn After Dark Movie Night: Fever Pitch
Don’t want the weekend to end? Head over to the Lawn on D this evening. To celebrate their opening weekend for the 2016 summer they will be showing Fever Pitch on a 40′ drive-in movie scree with a high-definition and concert grade sound system. Popcorn and other movie snacks will be available for purchase.
Link here for more information
One of Boston’s most popular parks is opening for the summer season this weekend, starting Saturday, May 21st.
Tom, a.k.a. @BostonTweet, snapped this photo earlier this week and posted it on Twitter with the caption, “The swings on @LawnonD are all set for opening day on Saturday“.
More details about the programming they have scheduled for their opening weekend is available on their website or on Facebook here.