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 Viator.com. 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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Discount Tickets to Water Country Water Park


Water Country Discounts NH

Water Country is a water park in Portsmouth, NH and is a fun way to cool off in the summer heat. Lazy river anyone?

Regular price admission to Water Country is $44.99 at the gate but you can instantly save when you buy your tickets online. Online tickets are $35.99 and guests under 48″ and seniors 65+ are $26.99. Keep in mind there is a small processing fee of $3 per ticket for online orders.

There are also many ways to save directly through Water Country this 2018 season. If you have a specific date in mind and purchase your ticket 7 days in advance, tickets are $33.99 for online only.

If you live in New Hampshire you can get the Granite State rate and save $6.03 on tickets.

Active and retired military members can receive admission tickets for $27.99 and first responders and teachers can receive tickets for $34.99.

There are also a few “smart days” in June, July and August were rates for specific dates are $32.99. For the list of smart dates and other discount offers, please head here.

If you are planning to visit Water Country in New Hampshire for a few different visits this summer, you may want to consider a season pass. A weekday season pass is $59.99, a basic season pass is $69.99, and a premium season pass is $89.99.

For a limited time, in honor of the fourth of July, you can save $17.76 on a basic season pass when you buy two or more. A basic season pass would be $52.53 during the sale which would pay for itself rather quickly.

If you are looking for more ways to save, Goldstar Boston has discount tickets to Water Country for $30.99 for any operating day from through September 3, 2018. This is a great way to have some cool summer fun without paying full-price on admission if you are looking for other discount ticket options.

Groupon also has discount tickets to Water Country NH for $34.99 for a limited time for a single-day ticket.

If you find any other discounts or coupons to Water Country in NH, please let me know in the comments below.

To find discount tickets to Water Country through Goldstar Boston, please head here.

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 30 and July 1, 2018!


Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond! As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events for this weekend!

Don’t forget to check out this post if you are looking for some free fun for Friday, June 29, 2018!

Harborfest: June 28-July 4, 2018. There are so many fun (and some free!) events happening to celebrate Boston’s harbor and history including free fireworks on Saturday night at 9PM!

Free Admission to the USS Salem: Sunday, July 1, 2018. Head to Quincy to aboard the USS Salem Museum for free on Sunday.

Comedian Jeff Dye: June 30, 2018. Comedian Jeff Dye (Last Comic Standing, MTV) will be performing at Laugh Boston on Saturday night and Goldstar Boston has free tickets, just pay service fees (affiliate link).

Life’s a Beach Festival: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Wollaston Beach from 1-4PM. Head to Wollaston Beach on Saturday for this family-friendly festival!

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!

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!


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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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