Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for November 2-3, 2013!

Cheap Weekend Fun

If you are looking for inexpensive fun this coming weekend, here are a few ideas, including the added Red Sox Celebration this Saturday!

2013 World Series Champions Parade: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10am. Show your love and support for the 2013 World Series Champions as they hit the duck boats… again!

South Boston Open Studios: November 2-3, 2013 at The Distillery from 12-6pm. Enjoy local art from local artists as they open up their doors in South Boston. Free.

Roslindale Open Studios: November 2-3, 2013 from 11am-5pm. Local artists from Roslindale are opening their studio doors to share their art with the community. Free.

Taza Chocolates Dia De Los Muertos: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1-6pm at the Taza Chocolate Factory Store. Enjoy free hot chocolate and treats, music, face painting, and more. Free.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2013. 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.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, November 2, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

New England Home Show: November 1-3, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the New England Home Show, enjoy demos, and get inspiration for your home. Tickets are $7 but use promo code #123 online to get one ticket free when you buy one.

Enjoy!

EF’s River and a Movie: Free Wednesday Night Movies All August in Cambridge!

EF Movie Nights Cambridge

Head to North Point Park in Cambridge on Wednesday nights in August to watch some free flicks under the stars! The free movie screenings will take place at 8pm with restaurant specials happening at Lingo Restaurant and Bar beforehand from 6-8pm. Here’s the free screening schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Midnight in Paris
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013: Eat, Pray, Love
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013: Casablanca
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013: National Lampoon’s European Vacation

For more information, please visit here.

 

Rooftop @ Revere = Free Through June!

Rooftop @ Revere

The Revere Boston  has a rooftop lounge with a pool, cabana bar, beautiful skyline views, and more. Also, it is currently free to visit from 4-10:30pm daily. However, if you want to experience this urban retreat, you better do so soon while you can for free! Starting on July 1, 2013 it will be $30 for a non-guest to utilize the Rooftop @ Revere services.

For more information, please visit here.

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Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for April 13-15, 2013

Is there something going on in town this weekend?

Yep, there’s a lot happening in Boston and beyond for this extended 3-day Patriots Day weekend. Good news is there’s a lot of free/inexpensive events and activities to help keep costs down for the extra long weekend. Here’s a few ideas:

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The 117th Boston Marathon: Monday, April 15, 2013. Cheer on the runners of the world’s oldest annual marathon on Monday. Free to watch.

2013 Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride: Sunday, April 14, 2013 starting around 10:45-11:30pm. Bike the marathon route the night before with the route ready and roaring to go for the next morning. Free to participate, but you’ll have to figure out transportation to Hopkington and then back to your home from the Back Bay in the middle of the night.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo: Friday-Sunday, April 13-15, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center. Stop by the Sports and Fitness Expo to learn more about  new products and services in the running industry and more. Free and open to the public.

New Balance Fun Run: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 PM starting at the New Balance Boston store. Can’t wait until Monday? New Balance is hosting a 4 mile fun run around the city on Saturday night.

Free Ultimate Bootcamp Week: Starting, Saturday, April 13th to Thursday, April 18, 2013. Join Ultimate Bootcamp at various locations around town for a free bootcamp session this week.

Boston Breakers: Women’s Pro Soccer Game: Sunday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30pm at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. Cheer on the Boston Breakers as they take on the Washington Spirit. Free tickets (+ $4.75 service fee) via Goldstar (affiliate partner).

Catch a Red Sox Game: Red Sox games all weekend long at Fenway Park. Cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park this weekend. Friday Night, 4/12/13 is College Night with discount tickets, cheap dogs & pretzels, free t-shirts, and more. Not a college student? Fenway Park has discount concessions for the month of April to help keep costs down. Game tickets start at $12 this weekend (college student price).

Faneuil Hall

Street Theater Spring Showcase at Faneuil Hall: Saturday & Sunday, April 13-14, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy watching the best street performers in the world at this 2-day showcase. Free, but bring some dollar bills for tipping if something wows you.

Welcome Back, Swan BoatsStarting Saturday, April 13th at the Public Garden. Spring is in the air: The Swan Boats return for the season starting on Saturday, 4/13 through September. Tickets are $3 for adults, senior citizens are $2, and children 2-15 are $1.50.

Celebrate Patriots Day at Patriots Place (Foxborough): Looking to celebrate Patriots Day outside the city? Patriots Place in Foxborough is hosting an array of activities all weekend long including 20% off all purchases at the Patriots Pro Shop. On Monday, take pictures on the field with the Patriots cheerleaders and Pat the Patriot with a (jean or money) donation to Cradles for Crayons.

Celebrate Patriots Day at Lexington and Concord: All weekend long. I liked this Patriots Day round-up which includes an array of activities to celebrate Patriots Day at Lexington and Concord. Most are free, and makes for a great history lesson for kids (or yourself).

Also, meter parking is free on Sunday (per usual) and Monday meters are free due to the holiday. However, keep in mind that spots may be harder to find due to parking restrictions for the race. Make sure you read the signs and know the rules because getting a parking ticket or getting towed is not budget-friendly.

Also, if you are visiting Boston for the weekend, (welcome!) please check out my Cheap Things to Do page which lists all the discounts for area attractions as well as my Cheap Eats page.

Happy, Happy Patriots Day Weekend! And best of luck if you are running on Monday!

 
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Free Shakespeare on the Commons Starts Tonight!

Starting tonight, Wednesday, July 25th until Sunday, August 12th the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will be performing the 17th season of Shakespeare on the Common! This year the play will be the political drama, Coriolanus!

The drama starts at 8pm from Tuesday-Saturday and 7pm on Sundays at the Parkmand Bandstand. Please note that there is no show on Monday nights and may be cancelled due to bad weather. There is a matinee at 2pm on Saturday, July 28th if you prefer a daytime showing. All performances are FREE but they do encourage donations to support future projects. For more information about this fun series, please click here.

Patriots Training Camp Open to Public Starting July 26th!

Am I outdating myself by mentioning that I remember spending each summer piling into the car with my brothers for the journey down to Bryant University to Patriots Training Camp. Ah, the memories.

Now, you can head to Gillette Stadium instead to watch your favorite players proclaim their spot on the team. The first few open practices have already been announced, but don’t worry more dates will be available in the future if you can’t make the first few dates.

  • July 26: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • July 27: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • July 28: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • July 29: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

One of my favorite parts of Patriots Training Camp is that it’s free, and parking is too. If you have kiddos to bring, their is also the “Patriots Experience” which is an interactive playground. My favorite part of training camp as a kid was competing with my brothers for the most autographs, which I always lost, but it was still fun! Make sure to bring a hat, shirt, napkin or whatnot just in case you have better luck than me!

You can find more information about the Patriots Training Camp on the Patriots Website Here.