things to do in boston this week

Our picks for fun things to do on a budget in Boston this week (April 19 – 25) include: Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine, Kiddos in the Kitchen: April Vacation, Trillium Pop-up Beer Garden, Useful Plants Among Us Walk, and more!


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Looking for things to do during Spring Break in Boston? Our 2021 guide includes museums, outdoor fun & more to make your April Vacation Week a success!





Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

What: Starting today, the COVID-19 vaccine is open to the general public. Using the state’s website, be sure that you’re pre-registered in advance to secure an appointment.

Where: All eligible vaccine sites in Massachusetts can be found here

When: Open to all Massachusetts adults beginning Monday, April 19th

How Much: Free to the public


Senior Mondays at Icon Theaters

What: Every Monday, Icon theaters offers Seniors ages 60+ movie tickets at a reduced rate.

Where: Showplace Icon Boston, 60 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

When: Mondays from 10 AM – 11 PM

How Much: $7.50- $8.50 per ticket

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Kiddos in the Kitchen: April Vacation

What: This class is perfect for children ages 7-12 and is limited to 8 students to enforce social distancing. The class is designed to help build confidence for children and their cooking skills.

Where: Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA

When: Tuesday, April 20th at 9 AM

How Much: $75


Taco Tuesdays ($3 Tacos) at Savvor Lounge

What: Enjoy $3 taco specials (Steak, Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Fish ) and trivia! To note, Savvor Lounge takes a limited amount of table reservations of no more than 4-6 people.

Where: Savvor Lounge, 180 Lincoln Street, Boston

When: Tuesdays at 6 PM

How Much: $3 tacos

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Somatic Musicians’ Lab

What: Check out the Somatic Musicians’ Lab’s weekly sessions, which are an online space for musicians. Each session consists of a twenty-minute Feldenkrais® movement lesson, an hour of individual musical practice time, and ten minutes of reflection. 

Where: Online

When: Every Wednesday at 10 AM

How Much: $5


New England Aquarium Virtual Visit

What: Each day at 11 AM, the Aquarium hosts a live stream of the creatures and also includes a Q&A session with some of the employees.

Where: New England Aquarium Website

When: New videos premiere every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 

How Much: Free

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Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day! Boston has a number of events to celebrate the beauty of our planet. There are events for kids, and for families. Events include Gardening, River Clean Up and more!

Check out our post on Earth Day Celebrations in Boston! 


ICA Kids April School Vacation Week

What: It’s school vacation week for many kids – why not register them for a free virtual cinema, by the Institute of Contemporary Art. The virtual cinema includes films that are hand-selected by the ICA and are best suited for those 10-and-under.

Where: Virtual

When: Now until Sunday, April 25th

How Much: Free


Cisco Brewers Seaport Pop-Up

What: The Cisco Brewers Beer Garden is back. The patio is located in the Seaport District and will offer a menu by a local restaurant, Rexicana Surf Cantina.

Where: Cisco Brewers Seaport, 65 Northern Avenue, Boston

When: Open daily 12 PM – 11 PM beginning Thursday, April 15th until Octber

How Much: Free admission, pay as you go

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Trillium Pop-up Beer Garden

What: Trilliums Greenway beer garden is back! Starting this Friday, the public can enjoy tasty beers right near the Boston Harbor Walk. You can make a reservation in advance here.

Where: Trillium Greenway Pop-up Beer Garden, High Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston

When: Begins Friday, April 23rd

How Much: Free to enter, pay as you go


Soar Into Spring at the USS Constitution Museum

What: The USS Constitutional Museum has a variety of activities for Spring for the family, including an encounter with an American Bald Eagle.

Where: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown or Virtual

When: Saturday, April 17th until Sunday, April 25th

How Much: Free

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Useful Plants Among Us Walk

What: Living in a city, it’s easy to forget the wonders of nature. Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for this free walk to learn and identify the helpful and edible plants all around us.

Where: Franklin Park, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston

When: Saturday, April 24th at 10 AM

How Much: Free


World Water Day Virtual Race

What: Ready, set, go! This virtual race can be completed from anywhere or at any time during the given timeframe. You can walk o run 1K, 5K or 10K. All registrants will receive a digital bib, a certificate, and finisher’s medal along with a fact sheet on World Water Day.

Where: Virtual

When: Now until April 25th 

How Much: $29

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Boston Harbor Running Club

What: Stretch out your legs after a long winter with Boston Harbor Now’s Winter Running Club. The three mile loop showcases views from the South Boston Harbor.

Where: Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse, 165 Day Boulevard, Boston

When: Sunday, April 25th at 10:30 AM

How Much: Free


Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays

What: River Bend Park is now open! Bikers, skaters, walkers, and runners are welcome. Memorial Drive will be closed to traffic between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street, so you can enjoy your activities safely.

Where: Riverbend Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge

When: Sundays now until November, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

How Much: Free

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Know of any other fun things to do in Boston this week? Tell us about them by commenting below.


And if you are still looking for Spring Break Camps for your kids, check out our comprehensive guide that includes indoor, outdoor, virtual, cheap and free options!