Free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston on July 13-14, 2017!

On July 13-14, 2017, keep an eye around Boston’s Financial District for Kayem Franks! Pedicab drivers dressed as hot dogs will be handing out free Kayem Franks on Thursday and Friday.

Even better, select hot dog wrappers will include vouchers for prizes such as Red Sox tickets, Kayem grill kits, a year supply of hot dogs, and more.

For more information about free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston this week, please head here.

There will be 5,000 Free Hot Dogs up for grabs– will you be getting one?

Free Admission to the Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum BostonThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for FREE on Thursday, July 13, July 27, and August 10, 2017 from 5-9PM for Neighborhood Nights this summer in Boston!

Everyone is invited for Neighborhood Nights at the Gardner Museum especially neighbors from Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester. This is a great chance to check out amazing art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for free.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is such a unique art museum and one of my favorites in Boston! I went to a Neighborhood Night a few years ago and it wasn’t too busy and it was very easy to get in the door for free!

I’ve included Neighborhood Nights in the weekly free things to do this week series, but I also wanted to highlight this event because it’s such a great museum and there isn’t as many free offers as other art museums in the city.

For more information about Neighborhood Nights and more, please head here.

Have you been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before? Will you be attending Neighborhood Nights?

The Best Prime Day Deals 2017

Prime Day 2017

If you are an Amazon Prime holder, you likely know that today is Prime Day where there are many exclusive deals just for prime owners.

Thee are a lot of good deals to be had today if you do have Amazon Prime and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Amazon Prime Deals.

You can also sign up for Amazon Prime for free for 30 days if you would like to take advantage of these deals. If you are a student with a valid .edu address, you can sign up for a free 6-month trial of Amazon Student as well.

Keep in mind that Amazon deals can end at anytime and lighting deals especially can go quick, so make sure you are fast if you really want a deal.

Here are a few of my favorite Amazon Prime Deals for 2017 valid for TODAY ONLY, if not sooner:

Also, if you don’t need an item within two days, make sure to see if Amazon is offering some great perks for slow shipping, so make sure to consider those to make your purchase a little sweeter.

For more information or to see even more deals, please head here.

 

Free Lunch on the Lawn for Youth

Free Lunch for Boston YouthYouth 18 and younger can receive a free lunch this summer at Boston City Hall Plaza thanks to Lunch on the Lawn.

Simply stop by City Hall Plaza and grab a free lunch from 11:30AM to 1:30PM during the weekdays. No ID or registration is required, but meals are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This is a new initiative run by The Mayor’s Office of Food Access, City Hall Property Management and Boston Public Schools to help youth access healthy and free food options this summer.

For more information about free summer lunches for youth, please head here.

 

2017 Entertainment Book for $7.76 and Free Shipping


Entertainment.com

Heads up! Entertainment Book Sale!

From now until July 4, 2017, grab an Entertainment Book for $7.76 + Free Shipping with promo code JULY4. This is the lowest price I’ve seen for the 2017 Entertainment Book.

Keep in mind that coupons are good until the end of November and December, depending on the coupon so you do .

The Greater Boston Entertainment Book includes coupons for national and local companies throughout the Boston area including restaurants, museums, retailers, and much more!

The book usually pays for itself with just one or two coupons. For example, there are Buy 1, Get 1 Admission Tickets for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Admission is $15 to the Art Museum so the book would pay for itself!

The book comes in handy for traveling as well as there’s lot of travel and attraction coupons. Also, check out the Boston Attractions page for more discounts and coupons included in the book and more.

If you are active and use coupons, this is a good book to throw in your car or bag.

For more information or to purchase a 2017 Entertainment Book, please head here and use promo code JULY4 before July 4, 2017 to get the $7.76 price.

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for June 19-23, 2017!

Free Things to Do in Boston This WeekI’m introducing a new weekly post for the summer– Cheap Things to Do This Week. The post will highlight all the fun and (almost) free things to do during the week in Boston– hopefully I don’t miss too many events because there’s a lot of them this summer.

I’ve been wanting to do this series for awhile now but it’s always been intimidating since there’s SO many fun things to do in a week! However, I figured what better way to experiment with something new than a month or two before having another baby, right ;)

As we get deep into summer, this post may be more of a template of all the great reoccurring and weekly events, and may change a little bit.

Please make sure to do your due-diligence to make sure an event is happening before heading out– especially if the weather is dicey.

Here are some (mostly) free events this week in Boston for June 19-23, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston

Free Fitness Classes:

Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 6PM and 7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Salsa Dancing at Blackstone Square in the South End  at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at McGann Playground in Hyde Park at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hill in Dorchester at 6:30PM

Tuesday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston
Summertime at the Street: Free kid-friendly fun at the Street in Chestnut Hill on Tuesdays at 3PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Music:

Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Tuesday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Pop Soul Tuesdays: Free live (pop soul) music every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Tuesday from 12-2pm

Free Fitness Classes:

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 6:30AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Adams Park in Roslindale at 7AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Chair Yoga at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Franklin Square in the South End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free GetFit: Full Body Fusion at Elmherst Park in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Summertime at the Street: Free Kick It by Eliza! class at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 7PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Wednesday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston
Summer Solstice Celebration 2017: Enjoy this annual Summer Solstice Celebration in Cambridge from 5-9pm with free admission to with free evening admission to the Collection of Historical Scientific InstrumentsHarvard Semitic MuseumPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History as well as circus performers, music, food trucks, and more!
Summer Soulstice: Enjoy this South End block party with free music, treats, and more at Blackstone Square from 5:30-9PM
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)

Free Music:

Make Music Day: Live free performances all around the city today from 9am to 9pm at various venues!
Rat Pack Wednesdays: Free live (rat pack) music every Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm

Free Fitness:

Summertime at the Street: Free Summer Body Blast w/ Healthworks at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 10AM, RSVP encouraged but not required (select dates)
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On The MOVE! (For Kids) at Thomas M. Menino Park in Charlestown at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 12PM and 7PM
BollyX Fitness: Free Bollywood workout at Faneuil Hall South Market at 6PM
FIT on the Garden: Free Fitness Class on South Garden at the Prudential Center at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Family Zumba at LoPresti Park in East Boston at 6PM
Assembly Row Summer Solstice Yoga: Free yoga at Assembly Row at 6PM and 7PM for special yoga sessions
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hall in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Brighton Square in Brighton at 6:30PM
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Wednesday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 6-7pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed)

Thursday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: The Tall Ships depart
#ShopPru Summer: Free event at the Prudential Center with shopping discounts, food, and fun from 5-8pm
The Institute of Contempory Art: Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm

Free Music:

Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Thursday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Free Boston Calling Block Party: Free live music, bar and more on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Dewey Square Park
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Thursday from 12-2pm
Blues Barge Thursdays: Free live (blues) music every Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square: Free music at lunchtime at Kendall Square starting at 12pm
Berklee After Five: Free music every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center
Live Music Thursdays: Free live music at Assembly Row from 5-8pm
Summetime at the Street: Free Acoustic Evenings at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 6PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Fitness:

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On the MOVE! (For Kids) at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Almont Park in Mattapan at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
POUND Fitness: Free cardio jam session at Faneuil Hall South Market from 5:45PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Boston Common Frog Pond at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Mothers Rest @ Four Corners in Dorchester at 6PM

Friday Events

Free Fun Fridays:
(Free admission all day to the following attractions for Free Fun Fridays, open to everyone)
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
The Sports Museum, Boston
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
The Discovery Museums, Acton

Free Fun:

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party: Free roller skating rink, music, and more from 6-10pm at City Hall Plaza
Boston Children’s Museum: $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target!

Free Outdoor Movies:
Free Friday Flicks: Free outdoor movie screening at the DCR Hatch Shell at dusk, fun starts at 6PM
Movies by the Moonlight: Free outdoor movie screening at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk

Free Music:

Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Friday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 12:30-1:30pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall)

Free Fitness:

Seaport Sweat: Free Yoga in the Seaport District at 12PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Bootcamp at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6:30AM

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any awesome free events this week or made any errors. Thanks! Have a great week!

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Where Dad Gets in Free on Father’s Day in Boston

Father's Day Freebies in Boston

Are you looking to celebrate Dad on Sunday, June 18, 2017?

Here are a few places in the Greater Boston area where Dad gets in FREE on Sunday:

Franklin Park Zoo: Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Stone Zoo (Stoneham, MA): Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Southwick’s Zoo (Mendon, MA): Dads get half-priced admission this weekend, can’t be combined with other offers

Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA): Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Heritage Museums and Gardens (Sandwich, MA): Free admission for Dads on Sunday

Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH): Dad gets in free (with free lunch too) on Sunday with paying child

Davis Farmland (Sterling, MA): Dads get in free on Father’s Day (and a free massage too)!

Passim (Cambridge): Dads eat free at Club Passim on Father’s Day from 10-2pm, call for reservations

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any freebies or discounts for Dads this year in the Boston area.

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there!

Sail Boston 2017 with Tall Ships Coming June 17, 2017!

Sail Boston 2017 is coming Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017. Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, the only U.S. port, with the tall ships visiting six countries and traveling over 7,000 miles.

Tall Ships visit often in the summer but Boston is hosting the Parade of Sail for the first time since 2000.

Below is the Sail Boston 2017 Schedule with events open to the public:

Grand Parade of Sail, Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10-3PM
Event at Boston Harbor

Enjoy this amazing parade of where the vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into Boston Harbor. Public viewing areas of the Parade include: Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Downtown Waterfront, the North End, Charlestown and East Boston.

Public Boarding of Ships, June 17-21, 2017 from 10-10PM,*3PM start on Saturday
Event at Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier, Charlestown Pier 1 and Pier 4

Following the Parade on Saturday, the Tall Ships will be docked at various piers for the public to view and board at the discretion of the ship’s captain. Note: Fish Pier is tentative.

Sail Boston Festival, June 17-June 21, 2017 from 10-10PM, *3PM start on Saturday
Event at Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier, Charlestown Pier 1 and Pier 4

Music, food, and entertainment will be available at each of these festival sites that are adjacent to berthing areas.

Downtown Crossing Crew Parade, Monday, June 19, 2017 from 12-1PM
Event at Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing

Marching bands and cadets from the visiting ships will parade along Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing as the city to welcome guests from around the world.

Crew and Cadet Soccer Tournament, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 8-2PM
Event at Moakley Park

Crews and cadets of the Tall Ships will participate in a friendly soccer tournament and the public is welcome to watch.

Sunset Salute, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 7-9PM
Event at Charlestown Navy Yard on Tuesday and Fan Pier on Wednesday

Maritime pageant featuring fife and drum, bagpipes, and nautical regalia.

Tall Ships Depart, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 8-11AM
Event at Various Venues

The Tall Ships will depart Boston Harbor on Thursday morning for their next visit to Canada.

Many of Boston Sail 2017 events are free; however, there are some events that are not. There are private companies offering cruises and whatnot on the harbor for a chance to see the tall ships from the water.

Goldstar Boston (affiliate link) is a great website that offers discount tickets to a lot of events and attractions in Boston, including some Tall Ships Cruises! Some Tall Ship Cruise tickets start at $6 through Goldstar. Daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial may have a few offers too, but many will direct you back to Goldstar anyway.

For more information about Sail Boston 2017, please head here.