Free Summer Meals for Boston Youth

Free Food for Boston Kids for Summer 2018This Summer Boston Public Schools is providing free breakfast and lunch to anyone under age 18 at more than 100 locations citywide from now until August 24, 2018. No registration or ID is required.

To find a meal site location near you, simply text “food” to 877-877 or head to Summer Meal Site Locations to find one of the 100+ site locations.

The free meals are available weekdays for breakfast and lunch and hours are subject to change.

Also, BPS is partnering with the City of Boston and Project Bread for two events this summer on Monday, July 9, 2018 in East Boston and Friday, July 13, 2018 at Boston City Hall Plaza to kick off the summer meal program.

For more information regarding these free events and the youth summer meal program, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 7-8, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonThere’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond. Since this is a little unusual week with the holiday, I’ve included a few Friday events in this week’s cheap weekend fun.

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

Free Fun Fridays: Friday, July 6, 2018. Enjoy free admission to Boston Children’s Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Battleship Cove, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Gore Place, Falmouth Museum on the Green, Hancock Shaker Village, Pilgrim Hall Museum, and the New England Quilt Museum.

The Lawn on D Summer Block Party: Saturday, July 7, 2018 at The Lawn on D in South Boston. Enjoy this popular festival with live entertainment, rock climbing wall, bubble soccer, and much more!

JP Porchfest: July 7, 2018 from 12-6pm. Head to the porches of local musicians in Jamaica Plain for a day of free music and fun!

Chinatown Main Street Festival: Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10-6PM. Head to Chinatown for this festive event with a lion dance, arts & crafts, food vendors, and more. Free.

Red Sox Showcase: Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 12-2PM at Faneuil Hall. The Red Sox Showcase is bringing baseball to Faneuil Hall with a batting cage, pitching stations, and more!

Tango in the Park: Every Saturday in July & August from 6:30-9:30PM at Rose Greenway Conservancy (across from Boston Harbor Hotel). Enjoy, dance, and delight in the magic of the Tango in the Park with free beginner lessons at 7:30PM.

Summer in the City Movie Night: Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Enjoy a free screening of Field of Dreams at dusk in the courtyard of the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 starting at 6PM. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in the courtyard of the Prudential Center with a free screening of The Lion King starting at dusk.

Movies in the Park: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 at Sylvester Baxter Park in Somerville. Head to Assembly Row for a free outdoor movie with a free screening of Despicable Me 3 starting at dusk.

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 Museum: 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!

Fourth of July Festivities and Free MBTA Transportation!

Fourth of July Boston

Happy (almost) Fourth of July!

The Annual Harborfest is well underway in Boston and celebrates Independence Day and the history of Boston with so many fun things to do!

There are so many fun events during Harborfest and many events are free or have a small admission fee. You can find the entire schedule and events here if you haven’t already.

If you are looking for information regarding the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, please head here for more information and head here for everything else you may need to know.

As always, people are encouraged to take the MBTA for the Fourth of July events and the MBTA will be FREE on July 4, 2018 after 9:30pm on all modes of transportation. Parking meters are also free on July 4, 2018 due to the holiday but keep in mind that some parking restrictions may be in place.

Also, there will be no posts tomorrow for the Fourth of July and posts will resume back on Thursday!

Hope you have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

Provincetown Fast Ferry Discounts

Ptown Ferry Discount TicketsThe Provincetown Fast Ferry is a great way to enjoy Cape Cod without a car or traffic. The ferry leaves from Boston and arrives in Provincetown in 90 minutes!

Regular price ferry tickets are $93 for adults roundtrip and $65 roundtrip for children ages 3-11. One way tickets are $61 per adult and $39 for children. However, there are a few ways to save on the ferry ride to Provincetown.

If you go often, a 10-ride pass is available for $400 and the pass can be used for up to two people at a time.

Goldstar Boston also has discount tickets to the Provincetown Fast Ferry available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from now until October 8, 2018.

Discount ferry tickets range from $48.75 (for kids 3-11) to $69.75 for adults + the cost of service fees. You must reserve these discount passes from Goldstar in advance.

Viator is also another option for tickets; however, they are selling at full-price. If you are a first-time visitor though, you may see a little pop-up for an offer for 10% off tickets or something similar at You can also sign up through a referral link for a free $10 credit if you’d rather. The discount isn’t huge, but sometimes an extra 10% off can still help, especially if you were going to pay full-price anyway.

Groupon also releases discount tickets every year in Mid-May, but they usually go fast. However, there are currently discount tickets from Plymouth to Provincetown starting at $36 for one round-trip ticket on Groupon if you are looking for an alternative and don’t mind the drive to Plymouth for the ferry!

Have you taken the ferry to Provincetown before? What is your prefer method to travel to Cape Cod?

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Free Friday Events in Boston for June 29, 2018!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun things happening on Friday this summer from Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays to free outdoor movies. This post rounds up all the fun and free events on Fridays this summer!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, June 29, 2018:

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:

  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
  • MIT Museum
  • Theatre Group
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
  • Concord Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Clark Art Institute
  • Children’s Museum in Easton
  • Edward Gorey House

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!

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Entertainment Books for $7.76 for a Limited Time!

Heads up! The 2018 Entertainment Book is currently on sale for the lowest price I’ve seen so far this year!

From now until July 8, 2018, or while supplies last, grab an Entertainment Book for $7.76 + Free Shipping. No promo code is needed, just click and follow the affiliated link to grab the $7.76 price.

Keep in mind that coupons are good until the end of November and December, depending on the coupon so you have some time to use them.

The Entertainment Book has many editions with local and national coupons inside, including a book specially for the Greater Boston area.

The Greater Boston Entertainment Book includes coupons for national and local companies throughout the Boston area including restaurants, museums, retailers, and much more!

The book usually pays for itself with just one or two coupons. For example, there are Buy 1, Get 1 Admission Tickets for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Admission is $15 to the Art Museum so the book would pay for itself!

The book comes in handy for traveling as well as there’s lot of travel and attraction coupons. Also, check out the Boston Attractions page for more discounts and coupons included in the book and more.

If you are active and use coupons, this is a good book to throw in your car or bag and use while your out to eat, at the mall, or plan to have some fun out.

For more information or to purchase a 2018 Entertainment Book, please head here.

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Free Admission to the Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for FREE on Thursday, June 28, July 12, and August 9, 2018 from 5-9PM for Neighborhood Nights this summer in Boston!

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! The architecture of the Museum is just as great as the art!

I went to a Neighborhood Night a few years ago and it wasn’t too busy at the time and it was very easy to get in the door for free!

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 Neighborhood Nights?

Top Free Things to Do in Boston for Summer 2018

Free Boston Events Summer 2018

There are so many FREE things to do in Boston, especially during the summer!

Here are a few things to add to your summer bucket list that are completely FREE:

1. Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays with free admission to 10 attractions across Massachusetts every Friday for 10 Fridays this summer! Fridays from June 29, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

2. Free Outdoor Movies in Boston with Free Friday Flicks at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Friday nights this summer starting at dusk. Fridays from June 22, 2018 to August 24, 2018, no movie July 6. 

3. Magic Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center Courtyard on Saturday nights at dusk this summer. Saturday nights from July 7, 2018 to August 25, 2018. 

4. Free Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park on Sunday nights this summer. Sunday nights from July 22, 2018 to August 26, 2018. 

5. Head to Assembly Row in Somerville for Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series on Saturdays at dusk this summer. July 7, 2018 to August 25, 2018.

6. Mayor Walsh’s Free Movie Nights in various Boston Neighborhoods on various nights. August 2, 2018 to August 30, 2018.

7. Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Series with free music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights this summer and free moonlight movies on Friday nights this summer. June 7, 2018 to August 28, 2018.

8. Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Every Thursday night until August 28, 2018.

9. Berklee’s Summer in the City Series with over 200 free music performances all over the city. Now through end of September, 2018.

10. Boston Public Library’s Free Concerts in the Courtyard with free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm. Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed. Now through August 31, 2018 

11. Midday Music at Post Office Square with free music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm. Now through the end of August.

12. Free Summer Concert Series Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 5-August 30, 2018.

13. Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Wednesday evenings from July 18, 2017 to August 22, 2018.

14. Free Summer Concerts at Brewer Plaza in Boston Common almost every weekday during lunchtime during the month of July and more dates too!

15. Free Concert Series sponsored by the city of Boston throughout the summer + many more free concert series this summer! Ongoing.

16. So many Free Fitness Classes and Events in the Greater Boston Area this summer. Dates vary.

17. Free fitness classes, live music, children activities and more at Summertime at the Street in Chestnut Hill. Now until August 30, 2018. 

18. Celebrate with one the largest Patriotic celebration in the nation with Boston Harborfest! June 28-July 4, 2018.

19. Cheer on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp for free for select dates this summer. Starting July 26, 2018.

20. Head to Boston Common for Shakespeare on the Common with Richard III by William Shakespeare. July 18-August 5, 2018!

21. Free fitness, outdoor movies, music, and open lawn time available at The Lawn on D. All summer long.

22. Check out a North End Feast this summer. Dates vary, but most weekends in August and more.

23. Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening Day with food, games, and more! June 29, 2018.

24. Active Military can receive free museum entry until Labor Day from Blue Star Museums from many attractions across Massachusetts and more. Through Labor Day.

25. Free Museums and discount attractions with your Boston Library Card with advanced reservation.

26. Free Admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights. Thursdays nights from 5-9pm on June 28, July 12 and August 9, 2018.

27. Kids Bowl Free all summer long at over 20 participating bowling alleys across Massachusetts!

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite free summer events in Boston! 

What is your favorite free event in Boston this summer? Is your favorite Boston activity on the list?

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