Where Mom Gets Free on Mother’s Day in Boston

Mother's Day Offers in Boston

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 7, 2016 and I’ve rounded up fun and inexpensive things to do with mom– especially because she gets in FREE to a lot of places on Sunday!

Sturbridge Village: Free admission for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Franklin Park Zoo: Free admission for Mom all day long!

Stone Zoo: Free admission for Mom all day long!

Southwick Zoo: Half price admission for Moms this weekend!

Roger Williams Zoo (RI): Free admission for Mom with a paid child’s admission this weekend!

Canobie Lake Park: Free admission and free lunch for Mom with a paid child’s admission on Mother’s Day

Davis Farmland: Bring your mom for free on Mother’s Day!

If I missed any great Mother’s Day offers or freebies, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will try to add them! Thanks!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and Happy Mother’s Day to all those awesome moms out there! :)

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 7-8, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonHere’s some fun and cheap things to do this Mother’s Day weekend in the Greater Boston area!

Don’t forget to check out the post Where Mom Gets in Free on Mother’s Day for more fun and cheap things to do on Sunday!

Free Ferry Day to Boston Harbor Islands: Saturday, May 7, 2016. It is Opening Weekend for Georges and Spectacle Island and celebrate with a free ferry ride!

Lilac Sunday: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Arnold Arboretum. Celebrate the lilac with this daylong celebration with family activities, food vendors, and more!

Wake Up The Earth Festival & Parade: Saturday, May 7, 2016 in JP from 12pm to 6pm. Enjoy this festival with 4 stages of music and performances with fun for all ages!

Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at participating locations. Celebrate Free Comic Book day with a free comic book from over 2,300 comic book stores participating in this annual day!

First Free Yoga in the Park: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (and Every Saturday until September). Kicking off this Saturday for the spring/summer season, head to Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville for free yoga. Registration required.

ArtWeek Boston: April 29, 2016 to May 8, 2016. Enjoy this 10-day festival with over 100 different events celebrating the arts in Boston! Events are $0-$50, depending on the event.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market!

The Big Apple Circus The Grand Tour: Last Chance!! Daily until May 8, 2016 at City Hall Plaza. Check out the Big Apple Circus in Boston with many discount ticket options.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2016. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great and cheap events! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Ferry to Boston Harbor Islands for Opening Day!

Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Tickets CenterThis Saturday, May 7, 2016 is Opening Day at Boston Harbor Islands with the opening of Georges Island and Spectacle Island.

Better yet, celebrate the opening with FREE Ferry Rides to both Georges and Spectacle Island on Saturday!

Boats will leave Long Wharf starting at 10am with tickets available starting at 9am.

Tickets are first come, first serve with no advance reservations available. Keep in mind that this will most likely sell out so make sure to arrive early to guarantee a free ticket!

For more information about Free Ferry Day, please head here.

If you can’t make it on Saturday, keep in mind that you can request 2-for-1 ferry passes for the Boston Harbor Islands on weekdays through the Boston Public Library for cardholders!

 

Free Late Night Rides from Fasten in Boston!

Fasten Boston Free Rides

Are you familiar with the ride-sharing company Fasten? Fasten is similar to Lyft and Uber but Fasten says they charge less and does not surge charge when demand gets busy.

I have yet to use Fasten myself (but have used other ride-sharing companies) but they have a new promotion I wanted to share for those who work or play late.

For a limited time, Fasten is giving away free rides from 12am to 3am Monday-Thursday.

The meter will be at $0 for the first 20 minutes of your ride, then I’m assuming you will need to pay if your ride is longer than that as well as pay for any tolls or if you go outside coverage area.

For more information about Fasten’s Free Late Night Ride Night and all their terms and conditions, please head here.

If you are a new to Fasten and would like to download the app, head sign up here for a free $15 credit for your first ride (through my referral link) within 30 days of signing up.

Have you used Fasten before? What did you think?

 

 

 

South End Open Market at Ink Block

Boston South End Open MarketThe South End Open Market @ Ink Block is open every Sunday from May through October from 10-4pm! The South End Open Market is in its 13th season but first season at their brand new location at Ink Block!

The South End Open Market consists of three markets: Farmers’ Market, Arts Market and Food Trucks!

This is a great way to check out local produce, handmade goods, and chow down at your favorite food truck all in one place!

For more information about the South End Open Market @ Ink Block, please head here.

Have you been before? Are you excited about the new location?

Last time I went, it was rainy and we did Brunch at Masa beforehand for their 2-course brunch for $9.95, if anyone is looking for some budget-friendly date day ideas besides enjoying food trucks!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 30 to May 1, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s a lot of fun things to do in the Greater Boston area this weekend! Below are a few ideas of things to do that don’t cost much:

The 33rd Annual MayFair in Harvard Square: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 12-6pm in Harvard Square. Head to the streets of Harvard Square for a spring time tradition with four stages of music, over 30 dance troupes, food, crafts, street art, and much more!

ArtWeek Boston: April 29, 2016 to May 8, 2016. Enjoy this 10-day festival with over 100 different events celebrating the arts in Boston! Events are $0-$50, depending on the event.

CraftBoston Spring 2016: April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016 at Cyclorama in the South End. Enjoy this annual show with great art, craft, and design. Discount tickets for 3-day passes can be found at Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Harvard Arts First Festival: April 28, 2016 to May 1, 2016 at Harvard University. Check out Harvard’s Annual Showcase of creativity with art from both students and faculty. Free and open to the public.

Annual Boston College Arts Festival: April 28-30, 2016 at Boston College. Enjoy performances and exhibits in a celebration of the arts.

Cinco de Mayo Block Party: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1-5pm at Taza Chocolates in Somerville. Enjoy an afternoon of food, music and celebration! Free.

Walk for Hunger: May 1, 2016 at Boston Common. Join over 40,000 people to walk and help end hunger in this 10-mile walk along the Charles River. $45 registration fee for day of event.

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Greater Boston YMCA locations. Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA with free activities and fun open to everyone.

Somerville Open Studios: April 30-May 1, 2016 from 12-6pm in Somerville! Hundreds of local artists are opening their studio doors for free this weekend!

Brookline Open Studios: April 30-May 1, 2016 from 11-5pm in Brookline. Head to local artists studios this weekend as they open up their doors for free!

Opening Day at the South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market!

Out of the Blue Artist Market: Every Saturday in April in Cambridge. Are you looking for something out of the blue? Check out this pop up market happening every Saturday in April.

The Big Apple Circus The Grand Tour: Daily until May 8, 2016 at City Hall Plaza. Check out the Big Apple Circus in Boston with many discount ticket options.

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market: Every Saturday from January 9-April 30, 2016 from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy this local famers market at the Cambridge Community Center.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great and cheap events! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free EarthFest Concert at the Hatch Shell This Spring!

Free Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston

Save the Date for Radio 92.9′s Annual Free EarthFest Concert at the DCR Hatch Shell in Boston on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am to 5pm!

The FREE Concert in Boston is presented by Whole Foods Market and will feature The Strumbellas, Joywave and Fitz and the Tantrums.

More information will be posted in upcoming weeks about the free concert, but mark your calendars now!

For more information about EarthFest 2016 in Boston, please head here.

Will you be attending this free concert in Boston? Have you been to EarthFest before?