Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for February 1-2, 2014!

Cheap Weekend FunHappy February! Here are some fun and cheap things to do in Boston and beyond for the first weekend in February:

Some Like It Hot Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1-2:30pm at Brattle Plaza in Cambridge. Sample some Chili from some of Boston’s hottest restaurants! Free.

Boston Public Library Book Sale: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10am-4pm at BPL Central Library in Copley Square. The Boston Public Library is having a book sale and most books are $1-2! Also, comment on this facebook page here to receive a $1 off coupon.

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

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, 2014. 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.

Free Admission for Kids at Zoo New England: Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, 2014. Kids can get free admission (with a paid adult) at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo!

Free Boston CrossFit: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12-1pm. Every Saturday enjoy free (indoor) CrossFit class in the Back Bay.

Hope you have a good weekend! And let’s try to forget about Sunday and try to enjoy the commercials and the Omaha Drinking Game as much as possible.

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 25-26, 2014

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend and happy last weekend in January of 2014! Here are some cheap or free events and things to do in Boston and beyond for this upcoming weekend! Enjoy!

Winter Warmer Craft Spirits Event: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 4-7pm at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge. Taste some delicious craft spirit to help you warm up this Saturday! Free.

Harvard Square Chocolate Festival: January 24-26, 2014 in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Stop by local Harvard Square retailers and shops for free chocolate tastings, discounts, and more!

LEGOLAND Brick Factor: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1-3pm at the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Entrance. Become the next Master Model Builder or watch and enjoy contestants build right before your eyes! Free and open to the public.

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

MIT Museum: Sunday, January 26, 2014. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

ICA: Saturday, January 25, 2014. The ICA is free for families (with kids 12 and under) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

WinterFest at Lansdowne Pub: Sunday, January 26, 2014 (rescheduled from last weekend) from 12-4pm at 9 Lansdowne Street. Celebrate the winter season with live music, giveaways, and $1 oysters. No cover.

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

April Macie at Laugh Boston: January 24-25, 2014 at Laugh Boston. Voted funniest and hottest comedian in 2008, April Macie is performing at Boston’s newest comedy club. Discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate) for $12.50 + service fees.

The Boston Home Show: January 25 & 26, 2014 at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. Find the latest products and services for your home with over $40,000 in giveaways! Free admission and free parking.

Although it looks like free passes to go Ice Skating on Frog Pond are now full for future weekends, you can still request your free pass for a weekday! I already went and it was (surprisingly) fun and not too crowded! If you live down in the Norton area, there will be free ice skating and cocoa on Saturday.

Also, the remaining Red Sox tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday, January 25th! Just in case you are interested and need to look forward to spring :)

Hope you have a great weekend and if you know of a great local event that is budget-friendly that may have been missed, feel free to leave the details in the comments!

Cheap Weekend Fun for January 11-12, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s a few ideas of budget-friendly and/or free events in the Greater Boston area for the second weekend in 2014! If you missed my post about Free Ice Skating at Boston Common Frog Pond, that would be such a great cheap weekend fun activity this weekend or for future weekends!

Road to Sochi Tour: Friday, January 10th to Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at Boston Common Frog Pond. Get excited about the Olympics and head to Boston Common to try out your Olympic skills with fun games and more. Free.

Healthy Snacks Roadshow 2014: Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10am-2pm at BodyScapes Fitness Gym in Brookline. Enjoy free healthy snack sampling, fitness demos, and more. Free. More info via BostInno’s article.

Mass Appeal Winter Concert: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at 3pm at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Mass Appeal is an a cappella group of local ladies who love to sing. Free.

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

Winter Trails: Free Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing: Saturday, January 11, 2014. Over 100 resorts and Nordic centers nationwide offer a chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free.  To find a participating Winter Trails location near you, please head here. (Note: Every resort may offer something a little different, so make sure to read the details for each one).

In addition to these great Boston/Massachusetts weekend events, Ski NH is offering a great chance to ski and snowboard for free this week, January 11-17, 2014. For more information or to get started, please head here.

Also, just a heads up, the Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place this Sunday, January 12th in the afternoon…

And most importantly, The Patriots take on the Indy Colts at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night! GO PATS!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

US Figure Skating Championship Boston 2014 Discount Tickets!

US Figure Skating Champshionship Boston

As you may know, The Prudential US Figure Skating Championship is currently behind held in Boston from Sunday, January 6, 2014 to Sunday, January 12, 2014. The US Figure Skating Championship is the nation’s most prestigious annual championship and was last held in Boston in January of 2001.

If you’d like to see Olympic hopefuls at the T.D. Garden, there is a promo code available for the US Figure Skating Championship Opening Ceremonies and Ladies Short on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Use promo code FIRSTNIGHT to receive buy one, get one free tickets.

You should see “got an offer code?” and a drop down from full-price ticket that says select Buy 1, get 1 and it will prompt you to enter the promo code FIRSTNIGHT. Tickets start at $25.00 + $14-$15 in service charges, which would make two tickets $53.10 after the promo code and fees.

Are you going to watch or go to the US Figure Skating Championship this year? Have you already been to any of the events in Boston?

Cheap Weekend Fun for 1/4-1/5/14 in the Greater Boston Area!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy first weekend of 2014! What are you doing this weekend? I am traveling for a belated Christmas party on Friday, and hopefully the weather won’t cancel or delay my trip too much! However, if you are hoping for an extended weekend thanks to Mother Nature, I’ll cross my fingers for you :)

Here’s a few ideas of fun and budget-friendly events in the Greater Boston Area:

Enchanted Village: Last chance! November 16, 2013-January 5, 2014 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! Free.

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

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5, 2014. 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.

Free Admission for Kids at Zoo New England: Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5 2014. Kids can get free admission (with a paid adult) at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo for the first weekend of 2014!

What are you up to this weekend for the first weekend in 2014?! Also, let me know in the comments if I missed any great and budget-friendly events this weekend! Hope you have a great weekend with whatever you decide to do!

Cheap Weekend Fun for December 28-29, 2013 (+ Winter Break Ideas)

Cheap Weekend Fun

It’s a little quiet for events and activities for the last weekend in 2013 in Boston and Beyond! Hopefully you will get a chance to relax and reflect on this past year! Since many of you may have more than just the weekend off, I included a few more extra ideas of fun things to do mid-week or anytime without breaking the bank! Enjoy!

Downtown  Boston Holiday Market 2013: Last chance! Starting, November 30, 2013 through December 28, 2013 at Summer Street Plaza. Enjoy the 5th Annual Holiday Market with artisan vendors and local entertainment.

Enchanted Village: November 16, 2013-January 5, 2013 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! Free.

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

MIT Museum: Sunday, December 29, 2013. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

Sound of Music Sing Along and Costume Contest: December 27-28, 2013 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Calling all Sound of Music Fans! Enjoy this sing along musical during December Vacation break with discount tickets from Goldstar Boston!

And if you are looking for even more ideas this weekend and during Christmas Break, here’s some more fun things to do in Boston!

Comedians Jimmy Dunn & Jim Colliton Co-Headline Laugh Boston: Friday, December 27, 2013 & Saturday, December 28, 2013. Enjoy a fun night of comedy with discount tickets for $12.50 from Goldstar Boston!

Frost Ice Bar: Do something cool and different and stop by Faneuil Hall to check out the Frost Ice Bar! Discount tickets for Sunday-Thursday from free to $12, depending on ticket. Family friendly hours are until 4:45pm.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics: December 31, 2013 at 1pm. Head to a Boston Celtics Game on NYE and find discount tickets starting at $18 (+ service fees) on Goldstar Boston! (The Friday, 1/3/14 at 7:30pm Celtics Game is also discounted too)

Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den Comedy Show: Select dates in December, January and February. Enjoy a comedy show at Dick Doherty’s Den during select dates for just $10 via Goldstar Boston.

Let me know in the comments if I missed any great and budget-friendly events happening this weekend and more in the Greater Boston Area for the last weekend in 2013!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun for December 21 & 21, 2013 in Boston!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy last weekend before Christmas! Do you still have a lot to do before the Holidays?! If you are finished with your holiday shopping (jealous) and holiday parties and looking for a something inexpensive to do, here’s a few ideas!

Caroling in the Park: Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 3pm at Hayes Park in the South End. Join your neighbors for some caroling and holiday cheer!

The Boston Merry Christmas Caroling Mob: Sunday, December 22, 2013 a 4pm; Meet at the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line. Join the 10h annual Caroling Mob and sing to the residents of JP! Free, but dress warm!

Downtown  Boston Holiday Market 2013: Starting, November 30, 2013 through December 28, 2013 at Summer Street Plaza. Enjoy the 5th Annual Holiday Market with artisan vendors and local entertainment.

Enchanted Village: November 16, 2013-January 5, 2013 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! Free.

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

And if you just need a break from everything, Goldstar Boston has some great comedy events at great comedy venues like Laugh Boston and the Improv Asylum! Check them out at Goldstar Boston! (aff. link)

Hope you have a great and productive weekend if you need to get a lot done! I have two birthday gatherings, a xmas tree to finally get up and a Patriots game to watch this weekend! What about you; what are you up to this weekend?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun for December 14-15, 2013 in Boston

Cheap Weekend Fun

Here’s some great and budget-friendly things to do in the Greater Boston Area for the second full weekend in December!

Free Ice Skating at the Charles Hotel: Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 12-6pm. Enjoy an afternoon of free ice skating at the Charles Hotel for their opening of the rink this season! Free (and free rentals too).

Free Ice Skating at the Boston Harbor Hotel: Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1-4pm at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The rink opens up for the first time this season, so stop by for some free ice skating.

SoWa Holiday Market: December 14 & 15, 2013 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street. Find local and handmade gifts at the SoWa Holiday Market with an array of options and crafters! $5, children under 12 are free.

The Davis Flea Holiday Vintage Market: December 8 & 15, 2013 from 11am-6pm at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Find some unique and great events at the Davis Flea Holiday Market for two dates this holiday season.

Polar Express Story Hour and Kids Concert: Saturday, December 7 & 14, 2013 from 11am-2pm at the Prudential Center Food Court. Enjoy a story hour of the favorite holiday story The Polar Express followed by a kids concert!

Downtown  Boston Holiday Market 2013: Starting, November 30, 2013 through December 28, 2013 at Summer Street Plaza. Enjoy the 5th Annual Holiday Market with artisan vendors and local entertainment.

Enchanted Village: November 16, 2013-January 5, 2013 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! Free.

Taza Chocolate Holiday Fiesta: December 14& 15, 2013 from 11-5pm at 561 Windsor Street in Somerville. Sample sweet and savory chocolates from various local vendors. Free– who doesn’t love free chocolate?

15th Annual Fort Point Holiday Sale: December 13-15, 2013.. Stop by the Fort Point Neighborhood to check out handmade gifts and more from local artists. Free.

3rd Annual Cookie Swap for a Cause: Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm in the South End. Swap and enjoy different cookies to help kids with cancer. Cost varies depending on how many cookies you bring.

Hope you have a great weekend in whatever you decide to do! (Just don’t spend too much holiday shopping!)