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Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Aug 02, 2014

yogaWhat better way to get in shape and enjoy summer than excerising at the park?

The Boston Parks & Recreation Department has been hosting a summer fitness series where people can go and get a free workout at their favorite park! 

Choose from an array of activities, including Boot Camp, Yoga and Zumba! The classes are going on at parks all around the city, including The Brighton Commons, Franklin Park, Mission Hill Playground and Symphony Park!

Click here for a list of classes, locations and times! 

 

Tags: free, fitness, boston parks and recreation, boston parks

Arts on the Arcade at Faneuil Hall

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

faneuil hallThe Arts on the Arcade event has been going on all summer in Faneuil Hall

"Arts on the Arcade is a two-tiered program that provides free summer fun for residents and tourists alike with local visual asrits and local music performers."

There has been a variety of artists this year, including jewelers, photographers and painters. Alongside these artists have been the Fanueil Hall performers. These family friendly performers consists of musicians and street performers. The next group of performers are Township with The Blue Ribbons on Saturday, August 1st.

Check out the vendors and performers before the summer ends! Click here for more information on this free event going on all summer long! 

 

Tags: summer, faneuil hall, free, arts on the arcade

Boston Sports Clubs Offers Free Open House

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

In celebration of Boston Sports Club's 39th Anniversary, they will be having a free open houseboston sports on Wednesday, September 25th. The open house will allow non members to use their facilities all day in honor of their birthday! 

"Attendees are invited to come try a new class, meet with instructors, and experience all the fitness facilities have to offer first hand. "

In Boston, participating clubs include the Prudential Center, Beacon Hill, South End and Allston locations. Please check mysportsclubs.com for all open house locations. 

 

Tags: free, exercise, boston sports clubs, work out, open house

Night of Stars On The Boston Common

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 19, 2013

The Boston Ballet will be having their Night of Stars event on Saturday, September 21st atboston ballet 7pm. The performance will be free and located at the Boston Commons

"This free program exhibition showcases the diverse repertoire and versatile talent that compose Boston Ballet's 50th season. The full company performs works that range from beloved classics like Florence Clerc's La Bayadère to Balanchine's contemplative Serenadeand crowd-stirring contemporary pieces like Christopher Bruce's Rooster set to the music of The Rolling Stones.  The Boston Ballet Orchestra joins the Company live on the Common."

The seating arrangements will be first come, first serve so arrive early for ideal seating. Please go to the Boston Ballet website for further information. 

 

Tags: boston common, free, Boston Ballet, Night of Stars

Free Pinkberry!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 05, 2013

The Pinkberry craze is taking over Boston! Pinkberry will be coming to Somervillepinkberry and will be offering free frozen yogurt during their grand opening! 

The grand opening event will be on Thursday, September 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The event will include free frozen yogurt, giveaways, live DJ and a presentation of a donation check to the Somerville Homeless Coalition

The Davis Square location is partnering with the Somerville Homeless Coalition during the opening and hosting events for the non-profit throughout the year. "The organization offers supportive services and tailored housing solutions to homeless and near-homeless persons with the goal of finding and maintaining affordable housing. "

Regular hours of operation will start on Friday, September 6th.

 

Tags: davis square, Pinkberry, Somerville Homeless Coalition, somerville, free

Free Twilight Yoga in the Wellington Park

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Aug 26, 2013

There will be a free yoga class available in Newton on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00pm. yoga

Relax and enjoy yoga with Well Within's instructor, Jill, in Wellington Park. Take in the beauty of the park while enjoying a soothing work out. This is an open event and welcomes those of different levels of experience.

It is highly suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring their sunglasses and yoga mats.  

Please note: Yoga in the Park will be canceled in the event of rain. Please check their Facebook page the day of to confirm.

 

Tags: Newton, free, Wellington Park, yoga, relax, Well Within

Summer Arts Weekend 2013

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Summer Arts Weekend is coming back to Copley Square! The Summer Arts weekend will be from July 26-28 and "features a dynamic variety of musical artists from across the classical, jazz, blues, folk, and Americana worlds as well as a number of new arts, food and cultural programs."Summer arts weekend

On Friday, Noe Socha will kick off the event with his take on blues at 7:00pm. Della Mae, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers will follow. The last performance of the night will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band which will start at 9:20pm.

Saturday's events will take place all day. The morning events from 11:00-2:00 will be family friendly with performances from Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Airborne Comedians and Ben Rudnick & Friends. Families are more than welcome to stick around for the following shows that will include ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro, Red Baraat and Angelique Kidjo! 

"The last day of Boston Summer Arts Weekend focuses on the classical music tradition. Expect a lively lineup of musicians who bring innovative spins on the genre as well as some surprise collaborations among groups." Performances include the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Grammy winner Alison Krauss

There are also ticketed events for this weekend. Friday & Saturday's After Dark events will give guests the opportunity to relax and hear their favorite performers in a intimate setting. On Sunday, the "H&H musicians offer a cornucopia of Baroque classics during brunch with 99.5 WCRB Classical New England’s Laura Carlo".  All ticketed events are available through Eventbrite and will be at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

 

Tags: Copley Square, free, music, Summer Arts Weekend, cultural programs, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Roslindale Summer Concert Series

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Roslindale VillageCheck out the Rolindale Summer Concert Series in Adams Park! The event is every Thursday until August 15th. All concerts start at 6pm. All Thursday night events are free of charge and presented in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events and Roslindale Village Main Streets.

Below is a list of the concert series schedule: 

July 25th: Zili Misik 

August 1st: Jack Colombo & Friends 

August 8th: Chris Mathison and Nick Leydon 

August 15th: Outdoor movie featuring Madagascar 3, (starts at 7:45 pm)

Adams Park is located at 4225 Washington Street in Roslindale. For further information  please call (617) 635-4505 or visit the Parks Department online.

 

Tags: Roslindale, adams park, free, Summer Concert Series

Outside the Box Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

outside the boxOutside the Box is currently taking place in Boston! The festival runs til the July 21, 2013 and features a week of free music, dance and theater performances! 

Some of the theater performances have two-three shows but the musical acts are scheduled to have one performance. The Outside The Box website has a schedule of the performances and demonstrations. Performances vary from The Boston Children's Chorus to Mighty Mighty Bosstones!

This is a family friendly event located in the Boston Common. There are multiple stages set up with various performances throughout the day. There is even a children's area with acts and various actives, including magicians and jump rope!

And don't forget the Fork Lift Food Festival that will be scheduled from July 18th-21st! 

 

Tags: festival, theater, boston common, free, Outside the Box, music, performing arts

Radio 92.9's Earthfest

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, May 15, 2013

earthfestThe 20th Annual EarthFest, sponsored by Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods Market, will be held on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Hatch Shell in Boston. The Radio 92.9 EarthFest is usually the largest free outdoor radio station concert in Boston and promotes the importance of reducing the environment impact. 

The concert usually starts around 11:30 am and will feature performances by Vertical Horizon, Camper Van Beethoven, Fastball, Gentlemen Hall & Cracker. Make sure you get there early to set up a seating area for you and your friends because the arena area does fill up quickly.

The festival will also feature exhibits, environmental displays, and food booths. There is also a area set aside for kids called The Kids Planet which is an interactive family area filled with musical acts and entertainment! 

*Please note that there will be limited access into the event this year due to heightened security measures. Big bags are not allowed and all smaller bags are subject to search. Please check website for further details.

 

Tags: Downtown, free, earthfest, Radio 92.9, Whole Foods Market, Hatch Shell. concert, The Kids Planet