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    Puerto Rican Festival

    at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    July 31 - August 2, 2015

    The annual Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share, learn, and celebrate our culture. Our three day event is held at the City Hall Plaza honoring our history, values, traditional music, typical Puerto Rican food, and local arts and crafts for the entire family. The Festival includes kiosks that will feature different activities, including a health fair, face painting ...more


    Light/Dark, White/Black

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    January 17 - July 31, 2015

     Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich...more

    South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts, Duxbury

    July 17 - July 31, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly...more

    NOVI

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    NOVI is a collection of inspired individuals driven to provide a complete artistic experience. NOVI is a home for expression, experimentation, and a new form of collaboration. This...more

    Free Fun Friday! Sandwich Glass Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    In addition to traditional glassblowing, they will feature demonstrations by torch glass artist Bryan Randa .


    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    A free day of creativity and fun for kids of all ages, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. There will be Kite Making,  Plein Air Painting and girl scouts...more

    Free Fun Friday! Wenham Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    Each Friday during the summer months, the Highland Street Foundation sponsors free admission at over 70 museums and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts.  Visit the Wenham Museum for...more

    Free Fun Friday! American Textile History Museum

    Presented by American Textile History Museum and Highland Street Foundation at American Textile History Museum, Lowell

    July 31, 2015

    On July 31, 2015, enjoy free admission to the museum thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. - See more at: http://www.athm.org/programs-events/special-events/#sthash.AfEj1bdu.dpuf


    Free Fun Friday! The Eric Carle Museum

    Presented by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Highland Street Foundation at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

    July 31, 2015

    Special storytime guests and book signings; picture book tattoo station; Very Hungry Caterpillar mini-parade, daylong film series; outdoor play in our orchard and courtyard; Food by Foley’s...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and Highland Street Foundation at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    Thanks to the seventh annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the ICA will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long! Activities for the whole...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    August 1, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    After Hopper Plein Air Artists' Reception

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    August 1, 2015

    Featuring works created plein air by contemporary artists of places painted by the great American painter, Edward Hopper.


    Laughing Wild

    Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe, Boston

    July 17 - August 1, 2015

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston will continue its third season this summer with Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild at Club Café, Friday, July 17 through Saturday, August 1.
    ...more

    Cultural Survival Bazaar: Harvard University the Plaza

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    August 1 - August 2, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World.

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    LEXINGTON ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY 11th Annual Artisans Market

    Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington

    July 27 - August 2, 2015

    The Parsons Gallery hosts a Summer Exhibit.  Original arts and crafts created by artists from our 9 Guilds: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay/Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts and...more

    NewTV Orientation

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV, Newton Highlands

    August 3, 2015

    NewTV’s orientation is a one-hour welcoming session to NewTV, and an explanation of what’s possible here at the station.  This class not only familiarizes you with our rules, policies,...more

    The Coolidge at the Greenway: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 4, 2015

    Experience cinema classics under the stars! The Coolidge is thrilled to be partnering with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a free outdoor screening series this...more

    "Fun Tunes, Fun Times" Concert on Chelmsford Common

    Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

    August 4, 2015

    The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 4th with a concert celebrating the awesome and absurd music of...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Wavelength: Sounds Convey

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers....more

    Tito Puente Latin Music Series 2015

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    July 2 - August 6, 2015

    The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series returns to Boston parks on Thursdays in July...more

    Neighhorbood Nights: Isabella in Wonderland

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    Everyone’s invited to the Gardner for a free summer evening of art, music, and family fun – especially ISGM neighbors from the Fenway, Roxbury, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester...more

    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: Matt and Kim

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents indi-pop duo Matt and Kim. The duo, who love hip-hop and pop, have made music of undeniably...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Greenway Carousel

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Highland Street Foundation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 7, 2015

    Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, we'll host free rides on Friday, August 7 from 11am-6pm as part of their Free Fun Friday preview.


    Free Fun Friday! The Old State House

    Presented by The Old State House Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Tours will occur every half hour throughout the day and will include, The Old State House Tour, The Boston Massacre Tour , and our Revolutionary Characters LIVE.


    Free Fun Friday! Concord Museum

    Presented by Concord Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Concord Museum, Concord

    August 7, 2015

    Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on Friday, August 7 as part of Free Fun Fridays. At the Concord Museum, visitors...more

    Free Fun Friday! Worcester Historical Museum

    Presented by Worcester Historical Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    WHM has a new exhibit, “The Sky is Not the Limit,” celebrating 80 years of the David Clark Company in Worcester.  They will have space-related activities during the day, including a...more

    Free Fun Friday! Springfield Museums

    Presented by Springfield Museums & Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Keith Johnson presents Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (2 shows, 11:30 & 1:30), Live Reptile Demos (Noon-3 pm), Activity: Help Build a Chinese Dragon (Hasbro Games Art Discovery...more

    Free Fun Friday! Hancock Shaker Village

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Activites include demonstrations, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, hiking tours, and a bouncy house. Free parking and overflow parking; also convenient drop-off at entrance.


    Free Fun Friday! Boston Harbor Islands National Park

    Presented by Boston Harbor Island Alliance and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Visit Spectacle or Georges Island for FREE as part of Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays!

    Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island's sandy beaches and...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial...more

    The Lawn on D Porchfest

    at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    A national movement, Porchfest encourages community musicians to get together and perform on their front porches for one day a year. The Lawn on D Porchfest will feature New...more

    Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Charley's Aunt

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 29 - August 8, 2015

    Join us for our Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015! A summer long festval of music and wine. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday one hour prior to each Peterborough Players...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 8 Live Stream

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Copley Square, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair for a free live video transmission of a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 from Tanglewood, with Andris Nelsons conducting, to Copley Square for the...more

    Boston Fuzzstival 2015

    Presented by Illegally Blind at The Middle East Corner, Cambridge

    August 6 - August 9, 2015

    The goal of Boston Fuzzstival is to highlight some of the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock and to help bring people together to celebrate our local music...more

    In/Sight exhibition and opening reception

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

    July 9 - August 9, 2015

    Opening reception (July 9, 6-8 p.m.) and art exhibition (July 9-Aug. 9) for "In/Sight," featuring professional visual artists from Cambridge and Somerville.


    MFA: Fine Arts (Low Residency) Thesis Exhibition

    Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston

    July 27 - August 10, 2015

    MassArt’s MFA: Fine Arts (Low-Residency in Boston) program will present a special exhibition featuring the work by the Low-Residency program in Boston. The work included in the show represents a...more

    "Band Favorites" Concert on Chelmsford Common

    Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

    August 11, 2015

    The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 11th with a concert program entirely planned by band members. The fun...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Andrea Charls

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 12, 2015

    Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee...more

    Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

    Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    July 15 - August 12, 2015

    Now celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Mayor Martin...more

    Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 13, 2015

    Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

    Alexa Tarantino


    Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National...more

    Theater Things

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage. Designs and confections by artists of Acting Out Theater Company Inc.

    Image credit: Captain...more

    A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    "A Show Within A Show" by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney is a storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator. The space is transformed into a theatre with an...more

    ParkARTS presents Rosalita's Marionette Puppets

    Presented by City of Boston

    July 8 - August 13, 2015

    These whimiscal puppet shows will delight the child in everyone. Experince the unique charm of Rosalita's Marionette Puppets in Boston's beautiful parks.

    Wednesday, July 8 / Lt. Edward...more

    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness. Former vocalist for Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon is now writing solo material and...more

    Free Fun Friday!

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 14, 2015

    Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

    Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that...more

    Skinny Pigeons

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one...more

    Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 14, 2015

    Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students.

     

    Artist Website: www.skiphadden.com


    Suzuki Preschool Summer Camp

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    June 29 - August 14, 2015

    Come and join us for a fun filled summer at the Suzuki Preschool of Newton.  Enjoy weekly themes with daily crafts/activities, lots of water play with sprinklers and small pools and...more

    Free Fun Friday! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    All guests will be invited to take part in our complimentary Highlights Tour, a guided visit led by trained volunteer docents that is especially popular with families.


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