Boston Harbor Hotel’s Free Summer in the City Series

Boston Harbor Hotel Free Music and Movie Series

The Boston Harbor Hotel’s popular Summer in the City series is back for summer 2018 with free live music and outdoor movies in their courtyard.

Summer in the City kicks off June 7, 2018 and ends on Friday, August 28, 2018 with free events happening every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this summer open to everyone! Free music is from 6-10pm and the free movies start at dusk.

Below is the 2018 Free Summer in the City schedule at the Boston Harbor Hotel for Summer 2018:

Pop-Soul Tuesdays

6/12: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies
6/19: Young Love and the Thrills
6/26: World Premier Band
7/3: Sweetbeats Band
7/10: Soul City
7/17: Ray Greene
7/24: Pulse of Boston
7/31: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies
8/7: Mystique
8/14: Young Love & the Thrills
8/21: World Premier Band
8/28: Ray Greene

Rat Pack Wednesdays

6/13: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band
6/20: Rich Dimare
6/27: Alex MacDougall
7/4: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band
7/11: Rich DiMare
7/18: Steve Memmolo
7/25: Justin Beech
8/1: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra
8/8: Steve Memmolo
8/15: Alex MacDougall
8/22: Justin Beech
8/29: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band

Blues Barge Thursdays

6/7: Bruce Marshall Band
6/14: Jeff Pitchell Band
6/21: Racky Thomas Band
6/28: Fat City Band
7/5: Jeff Pitchell  Band
7/12: Bruce Marshall Band
7/19: Fat City Band
7/26: Racky Thomas Band
8/2: Fat City Band
8/9: Bruce Marshall Band
8/16: Racky Thomas Band
8/23: Jeff Pitchell Band
8/30: Bruce Marshall Band

Movie by Moonlight Fridays

6/8: No Movie
6/15: When Harry Met Sally
6/22: It Happened One Night
6/29: Grease
7/6: Field of Dreams
7/13: The Lion King
7/20: Splash
7/27: Wizard of Oz
8/3: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
8/10: The Karate Kid
8/17: Hook
8/24: Dr. No
8/31: Out of Africa

For more information or for a printable schedule about this fun and free event series at the Boston Harbor Hotel, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 2-3, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s always some fun and free to do in Boston and beyond on the weekends. Here are some ideas of some cheap things to do for the first weekend of June!

Cambridge Arts River Festival: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11-6pm at East Cambridge Waterfront. Enjoy this annual festival with music, dance, workshops and more for people of all ages!

Historic New England Open House: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at participating Historic New England properties. Most Historic New England properties are free this weekend for their annual Open House, including the Otis House in Boston.

Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12-5pm. Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for free family-friendly entertainment featuring local artists, youth acts, drag performances, and more.

Dorchester Day Parade: Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Dorchester. Enjoy this annual Dorchester Day parade that kicks off at 1pm in the streets of Dorchester.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11-6pm in Coolidge Corner. Shop the work of over 100 makers, enjoy food trucks, and live music this Saturday!

Free Fishing Weekend: June 2-3, 2018 across Massachusetts. No license is required to fish in Massachusetts this weekend so fish for free this weekend!

Arlington Greek Festival: June 1-3, 2018 at 4 Appleton Street in Arlington. Head to Arlington this weekend for this annual Greek Festival with games, rides, food, fun activities, and more! Free admission and free parking.

Coda’s 10th Birthday: June 2, 2018 from 2-4pm at Coda Bar & Kitchen. Head to Coda Bar & Kitchen in the South End to celebrate their 10th Birthday with complimentary oysters and rosé!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 2018. 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.

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

Free Fitness Classes in Boston for Summer 2018

Boston Free Fitness Classes

Summer is a great time to ditch the gym membership and take advantage of all the amazing FREE Fitness Opportunities in the Boston area!

There are so many free fitness classes and programs in Boston and Beyond and here’s a list of them all:

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free bootcamp, yoga, zumba, salsa dancing and much more at local Boston parks from June 4, 2018 to September 29, 2018. For the full schedule, please head here.

Seaport Sweat: Free outdoor workout series with 9 classes a week for 20 weeks on weekdays as well as a new weekend series with 15 classes on Saturday mornings! This free series kicks off Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to October 12, 2018 on the Seaport Common at 85 Northern Avenue. Registration is mandatory.

FIT on the Garden: Free fitness every Wednesday from 6-7pm from June 6, 2018 to August 29, 2018 on South Garden at the Prudential Center!

Summer Yoga at Frog Pond: Free yoga classes on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel at 6:00pm every Thursday night this summer starting June 7, 2018.

Yoga in the Park: Free yoga classes at Assembly Row in Somerville from May to September on Saturdays at 9am at Baxter Riverfront Park. Registration is required, and bring your own mat. Rain location: 521 Assembly Row, next to David’s Tea.

MSL Pilates Summer Bootcamp: Free MSL Pilates Bootcamp is once a month on Monday nights from 6:30-7:15PM at Rose Kennedy Greenway in the North End starting June 18, 2018. Sign up required.

Free Salsa in the Park: Enjoy free salsa dancing this summer at the Blackstone Community Center (50 West Brookline Street) on Mondays at 6PM starting June 11, 2018.

Summertime at the Street: The Street Summertime Sweat Series is offered Mondays at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 9:30am on the Green at The Street Chestnut Hill.

Norman B. Leventhal Park: Free yoga, bootcamp, pilates barre, and more offered Mondays-Fridays at Post Office Square starting June 25, 2018. For the full schedule, please click here.

Harbor Fitness: Free outdoor fitness from 6-7PM on Waterfront Plaza starting July 9, 2018 to August 27, 2018.

Healthy Fit and Fun from the Esplanade Association: The Esplanade Association partners with organizations across the city to bring free fitness and fun from July 10, 2018 to September 6, 2018. Registration is required. Here’s the schedule:

  • Free Zumba: Tuesdays at 6pm at the Hatch Shell.
  • Sunset Yoga: Wednesdays at 6pm at the Fielder Field (must bring a mat)
  • Run Club: Wednesdays at 6:30pm at 671 Boylston Street (Marathon Sports).
  • Bootcamp: Thursdays at 6pm at Fielder Field.

Yoga in the Park: Free all-levels yoga on Sunday mornings from 8-9AM in the Minot Rose Garden at Browne & St. Paul Streets in Brookline from July 1, 2018 to August 26, 2018.

Marathon Sports Run Group: Marathon Sports sponsors a run group every Wednesday night at 6:30pm which meets at their Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Wellesley store locations as well as other days/times for their other store locations.

lululemon athletica Run Club: Free run club every Monday at 6pm in store.

November Project: Work out with a positive support group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free workouts through the November Project.

Keep in mind that the majority of classes, if not all, are outside and some may cancel due to rain so make sure to do your own due-diligence before heading out to a free class.

You may also need to register for some classes before heading out or bring a yoga mat (affiliate link) with you. Just make sure to head to the event’s website before heading to make sure you have everything covered.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free fitness programs or classes this summer in Boston. There’s so many great classes, it’s hard to keep track of them all!

Thanks! Happy free fitness!

Concerts in the Courtyard Returns to the Boston Public Library This Summer

Boston Public Library Free Concerts

Boston Public Library’s Free Concert in the Courtyard music series is back!

Boston Public Library hosts Concerts in the Courtyard every summer with free one hour concerts in the courtyard starting Friday, June 1, 2018 in one of Boston’s most beautiful spots!

The free concert series takes place in the courtyard of Boston Public Library in Copley Square every Wednesday at 6pm and every Friday at 12:30pm for one hour with a variety of free music from jazz, folk, classical, and more.

Concerts are moved from the Courtyard to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

For more information or to view the Concerts in the Courtyard schedule, please head here.

Have you been to Concerts in the Courtyard at the BPL before? Will you be going this year?

Free Museum Admission for Active Military!

Blue Star Museums BostonBlue Star Museums is a great initiative that provides free museum admission to active military personnel and their families starting on Memorial Day through Labor Day each year!

Over 75 museums in Massachusetts participate in this program including Museum of Fine Arts, ICA, JFK Library and Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and more!

This is a great way to see many different museums and attractions across the U.S. for free!

To find more information about this great program for active military personnel, please head here.

Free Lunch at Noon Mediterranean in Boston

Noon Meditterean

Noon Mediterranean is celebrating their new name (formerly Verts) and new menu with an “Eat at Noon – On Us” series. Noon will be giving away free food from 11-1PM at each participating restaurant when you download the Noon Rewards App and fill out a short survey in line.

You can grab a free bowl, salad, or pita with this promotion and below is the schedule for all participating locations in Boston and beyond:

Noon Free Food Schedule

This is a great way to try Noon for free on May 30, 2018 at the Summer Street location and June 1, 2018 25at the Washington Street location for lunch.

For more information about “Eat at Noon – On us”, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 26-28, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston There’s so many fun things to do this extra long weekend in Boston for Memorial Day weekend. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any of your favorite free events.

Free Ferry Day: *Postponed, new date: Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Boston Harbor Islands return for the season this Saturday and you can take a FREE ferry to George’s Island or Spectacle Island to celebrate! First-come, first-serve.

Memorial Day Open House at the MFA: Monday, May 28, 2018. Enjoy free admission all day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for their annual Memorial Day Open House.

Free Admission at the ICA: Monday, May 29, 2017. In honor of Memorial Day, the ICA is offering free admission to all to the art museum on Monday. Also, FREE admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under on Saturday. 

MIT Museum: Sunday, May 27, 2018. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

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 looking for a Memorial Day Parade, Boston Central has a great list of Memorial Day parades around Boston and Massachusetts.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pass Available This Summer!


MBTA Commuter Rail

The MBTA announced yesterday a summer pilot program with a $10 summer weekend fare aboard the commuter rail for unlimited travel. The pass would be available for travel through all zones, except CapeFlyer, beginning June 9, 2018 to September 2, 2018.

The $10 weekend fare will be valid for all Commuter Rail zones on both Saturdays and Sundays. The $10 fare will be available on mTicket, onboard trains, and ticket windows at North, South, and Back Bay Stations.

The pass applies to customers 12 and above and paying adults can bring two children under 12 for free.

Some commuter rail fares are over $10 for one way, so this pays for itself in less than one trip!

This is a great deal and a cheap and easy way to get into or out of the city, depending on where you live.

For more information about this weekend pilot program, please head here.

Will you get this summer commuter rail pass? Do you love this idea?