BCAE and Whole Foods Team Up for Free Food Classes


The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is teaming up with Whole Foods this summer for mini-classes celebrating good food. These pop-up classes are informal and free to attend.

Spotlight on Seaweed with Lisa Kelly
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Whole Foods Market Charlestown, 51 Austin Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

Food Photography with Brian Samuels
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Whole Foods Market Charlestown, 51 Austin Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

Uncommon Cheese and Condiment Pairings with Adam Centamore
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Whole Foods Market South End, 348 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

This is a great opportunity to expand your food knowledge in a fun and free way this summer!

For more information about the BCAE head here or head here for more information about Whole Foods!

If you can’t make these free classes or you live close to these Whole Foods locations, make sure to check out your local store’s event calendar as there’s usually fun and free events at Whole Foods!



Shakespeare on the Common Returns to Boston Common Soon

Shakespeare on the Common BostonShakespeare on the Common returns to Boston Common this summer with Love’s Labour’s Lost performed by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Free performances of Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Parkman Bandstand at Boston Common are July 20, 2016 to August 7, 2016. Performances on Tuesday-Saturday begin at 8 PM and Sunday performances begin at 7 PM. There is one matinee on Saturday, August 6, at 3 PM.

All performances are free and open to the public, although their is an option to buy reserved chairs in the Friends section.

For more information about Shakespeare on the Common, please head here or here.

Will you be going to Shakespeare on the Common this year? Have you gone in the past?


Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 16-17, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonHappy (almost) weekend! Here’s some fun and cheap things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston.

If you are looking for free things to do for this Friday, please head here.

Outside the Box Festival: July 13-17, 2016 at Boston Common. Enjoy this FREE Performing Arts Festival at Boston Common with local and national acts!

WGBH FunFest: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the WGBH Studios in Brighton. Enjoy a fun afternoon with interactive games, kid activities, ice cream and more! Tickets are $10 but you can get discount tickets for $5 through Goldstar Boston. (There’s also a WGBH Craft Beef Fest if that’s more your thing & discount tickets start at $30)

Boston Urban Arts Festival: July 16, 2016 from 12-5pm at Martini Shell Memorial Park in Hyde Park. Enjoy live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, giveaways, and more with this free arts festival.

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, July 16, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of The Good Dinosaur at the Prudential Center courtyard at dusk (rain date the following Tuesday if needed).

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, July 16, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Disney’s Cinderella at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Sunday, July 17, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Monsters Inc. on the lawn at Christopher Columbus Park at dusk.

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.

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

Sunday Parkland Games: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at North Point Park in Cambridge from 3:30-6pm. Enjoy free games and activities almost every Sunday afternoon in the summer.

Hope you have a great weekend!

You May Also Like:

Free Friday Events in Boston for Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun and free events happening every Friday this summer in Boston and across Massachusetts from free attractions, free outdoor movies in city, free live music and much more!

Here is a roundup of all the free events, activities, and more in Boston and Massachusetts for Friday, July 15, 2016:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

Enjoy free Outdoor Movie Screenings of your favorite movies every Friday night at dusk in Boston. Here’s what and where you can watch outdoor movies in the city:

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Looking for even more fun this Friday in Boston? Here’s some more free and fun events:

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun things happening this Friday in Boston. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find some more free fun happening this weekend in the city!

Hope you have a great day!

You May Also Like:

Amazon Prime Day Deals

If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you may have seen the many ads for PRIME DAY, which is today, Tuesday, July 12, 2016!

I wasn’t sure if I was going to share some Amazon deals, since last year there wasn’t too much to talk about. (I didn’t buy a thing last year).

However, I’ve personally already bought a few things this Amazon Prime Day. Nothing too share worthy– toilet paper (for $9.80), diapers (14.39), baby wipes ($10.40), trash bags ($7.74)… all things that point out I’ve increasingly aged in the past few years.

Keep in mind that you may need to head to the final checkout page to see what the final price before all the coupons and promotions apply. Most the deals I’ve done so far are Subscribe & Save items (with a 15% savings for the month) so the price may be slightly higher for you. If you are going for some Deals of the Day, you may need to click a few times before getting it in your cart.

It’s a little tricky to share Amazon deals because prices and deals change SO fast so if you are on the fence on something, you need to make your mind up fast if you really want it.

Here’s two great promotions happening today for Amazon Prime members that shouldn’t be so time sensitive:

Don’t forget to check out the Amazon Prime Deal page to find all their great deals today for Amazon Prime members only.

Did you find any great deals today? Or were you disappointed like I was last year?



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 14, July 28, and August 11, 2016 from 5-8pm for Neighborhood Nights!

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!

Don’t forget you can also get into the museum free on your Birthday as well as other discounts to the museum and Boston attractions including free admission for those under 18 or those named Isabella!

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 a Neighborhood Night?

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven on 7/11!

7-Eleven Day Free Slurpee 2014

I smile every year when 7-Eleven Day is near because free Slurpee’s was the very first deal post I shared on Boston on Budget FOUR years ago! Aw.

So once again, head to 7-Eleven for their 7-Eleven day where you can score a FREE small slurpee from 11am to 7pm on 7/11/16!

For more information, please head here!

Have you gotten a free slurpee on 7-11 before?