Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival

Boston Bike FridaysFriday is National Bike to Work Day and a great reason to ride your bike to work on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Friday is also Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival where there will be celebrations for riding your bike to work.

There will be several bike convoys in and around Boston and the route will finish at City Hall Plaza where there will be free breakfast, coffee, and music.

Below is the schedule for the free bike festival in Boston:

6:45 AM: Meet with convoy.
7:00 AM: Convoys depart (except from Concord)
7:30-8:30 AM: Convoys finish at City Hall Plaza
7:00-9:00 AM: Free breakfast and expo
*Exact times will vary by route; see detailed list of convoy stops and times for exact times

For more information or to sign up for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival, please head here.

Will you be riding your bike to work on Friday?

 

Free Trolley to Columbia Point

Shuttle

From May 1st to November 1st, hop onto the Free Trolley from Back Bay to Columbia Point on the weekends in Boston. Look for the free shuttle on the corner of Dartmouth Street and St. James Avenue in the Back Bay.

The shuttle leaves Copley Square at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm and leaves Columbia Point at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

This is a great chance to check out the Commonwealth Museum (always free), JFK Library and Museum, and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate with the free shuttle opportunity.

Don’t forget to check out the discount attractions page, for discount admission for the museums in the area and more!

For more information, please head here and then scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.

Will you be taking advantage of this free transportation to Columbia Point? Have you in the past?

 

Enter to Win a Free Apartment in Boston

Win Free Apt in Boston
Boston is expensive. Rent is expensive in Boston. This we know.

However, Sumu is teaming up with Flutter to give away one year of rent-free living and a fully-furnished Boston apartment by Wayfair.

For a $10 entry, you could win 12-months of rent-free living at Chroma Cambridge while benefitting Y2Y Harvard Square, the first student-run shelter for homeless youth in the country.

This is a great way to help fight homeless in Boston as well as win a very awesome prize, all for $10!

Image not paying rent for an entire year… what would you do with all that extra rent money?

For more information or for your chance to win, please head here.

Good Luck!

 

Discount Tickets for Codzilla in Boston!

Codzilla Discounts in Boston

Are you looking for discount tickets to ride Codzilla in Boston?

The 40-minute wet ride is Boston’s first and only high-speed thrill boat ride and goes approximately 40 miles an hour on the ocean! This is an unqiue sightseeing tour that combines the Boston sites with fun on the water– and be prepared to get wet!

Regular-priced tickets are $29 for adults 12-64, $27 for adults 65+, and $25 for children 3-11. Children under 3 are free but you need to call 877-733-9425 to order tickets as they are based on availability for the youngest ones.

However, I do have some discount tickets to share with you— and I rarely see Codzilla discounts, so I’m excited to share!

Goldstar Boston just released discount tickets for Codzilla for weekday tickets available from May to September 18, 2016. Discount ticket prices range from $17.50 to @23.20 (+ ticket fees) depending on the age and dates. Tickets are only available Monday-Friday and exclude Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

Codzilla departs from Long Wharf in Boston which is next to the New England Aquarium and Codzilla is operated by Boston Harbor Cruises.

For more information or for more terms & conditions for the Codzilla discount tickets through Goldstar Boston, please head here.

Codzilla sounds like a fun activity if your are visiting Boston or looking for something unique to do on a hot day!

Have you ridden Codzilla yet?

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 14-15, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

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 your favorite events!

Boston Bubbles Festival: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Boston Common from 11am to 2pm. Head to this fun new festival featuring all things Bubbles! Free.

MayFair in Harvard Square: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 12-5pm. This annual spring time tradition has been postponed to this Sunday with a lot of fun and free activities in Harvard Square!

Together Boston: May 15-22, 2016 around Boston and Cambridge. Check out this annual music festival with week long events throughout the city. Cost varies based on event.

Spring Perennial Drive: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 10am to 2pm. Celebrate the start of the growing season by sharing plants and discovering new ones!

Revere Beach Kite Festival: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 11am. Head to Revere Beach on Sunday where kids 12 and under can decorate and fly their own kites!

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11-2pm at Simons Shoes in Brookline. Enjoy free chocolate chip and Nutella crêpes from the Paris Creperie while you try on the newest spring styles at Simon Shoes on Sunday.

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

If you are heading to the Cape this weekend, it is currently Cape Cod Restaurant Week so you can grab 3 &4-course meals from $25-$35 a person!

Don’t forget you can also get free guided tours every Saturday at the Boston Public Market at 10:30am if you are looking for an indoor event!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling ConcertEvery Thursday from May 12, 2016 until September 15, 2016, head to Dewey Square Park in Boston for Boston Calling’s FREE Block Parties! Enjoy live music and fun from 5-8pm every Thursday for free.

The events are free and open to the public but keep in mind these events are 21+ as alcohol is served (via cash bar) at these events as well.

Here’s the free Boston Calling concert schedule:

May 12, 2016 – Tigerman WOAH
May 19, 2016 – The Almighty Buck
May 26, 2016 – The Swinging Johnsons
June 2, 2016 – Nemes
June 9, 2016 – hi8us
June 16, 2016 – Cask Mouse
June 23, 2016 – Bourbon Chasers
June 30, 2016 – The Absolute Gentleman
July 7, 2016 – Await Rescue
July 14, 2016 – The Way Ways
July 21, 2016 – The Almighty Buck
July 28, 2016 – TBA
August 4, 2016 – The Swinging Johnsons
August 11, 2016 – Salem Wolves
August 18, 2016 – SYM
August 25, 2016 – Workman Song
September 1, 2016 – The Nonplussed
September 8, 2016 – TBA
September 15, 2016 – TBA

For more information or updates, please head here.

Discount Tickets to the Provincetown Fast Ferry

Cape Cod Ptown Ferry

Looking to head to Cape Cod this summer without the traffic? You may want to consider taking the Provincetown Fast Ferry which travels from Boston to Ptown in 90 minutes!

Goldstar Boston has discount tickets to the Provincetown Fast Ferry starting May 16, 2016 to October 10, 2016 for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Discount ferry tickets range from $45.50 to $61.60 + service fee and ticket quantities are limited.

Keep in mind you do need to purchase tickets together if you would like to be seated together to take advantage of this deal.

For more information about discount tickets on the Provincetown Fast Ferry via Goldstar Boston, please head here.

Groupon also releases discount tickets every year, but they usually go fast– which happened last week as they were on sale for less than a day I believe. Hopefully they will release some more!

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

 

Boston Public Market Free Guided Tours

Boston Public Market

Have you been to The Boston Public Market yet? Did you know they now offer free guided public tours of the marketplace?

The free 1-hour tours are offered Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10:30am where guests can explore the market, learn facts and tips, meet the growers, and learn what’s new with the marketplace.

Tours and topics will change with the season as well as customized topics for specific dates and groups.

Tours are on a first come, first serve basis and can accommodate between 5 and 20 people.

For more information about the free tours at the Boston Public Market, please head here. To sign up for a free tour, please e-mail tours@bostonpublicmarket.org.

Will you be taking a free tour of Boston Public Market soon?