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    3rd Annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank at Copley Square

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder will headline the festival, designed to celebrate and promote Boston’s arts ...more


    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    29th Annual Free Friday Flicks at DCR’s Hatch Shell

    Presented by Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    June 20 - August 22, 2014

    WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 29th Annual Free Friday Flicks movie series at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston! Movies...more

    LIGHT MINUS ZERO – Photography by Rick Macomber

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    July 25 - August 22, 2014

    DP/Director and photojournalist Rick Macomber is the winner of four prestigious Emmy Awards, nominated for eight Emmys in Videography and Editing and ten time first place winner for the Boston...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 23, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

    Presented by Historic Newton

    August 24, 2014

    East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
    Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series

    Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

    June 12 - August 29, 2014

    This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on...more

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 29, 2014

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    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

     

    Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.


    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 27 - August 29, 2014

    The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites...more

    Play Date: Making and Moving

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 30, 2014

    Spend the day exploring artistic expression and art-making with your family. David Parker and the Bang Group return to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater...more

    Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival

    Presented by Magic 106.7

    July 5 - August 30, 2014

    Join us for free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival! The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South...more

    SUMMER - FREE FOR ALL

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    May 27 - August 31, 2014

    Admission is free for Smith College Museum of Art through August 2014 while the second and third floor galleries are closed for reinstallation and reinterpretation. Free...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House (Northshore Studio)

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

    September 2, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from On Your Toes Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special...more

    Timeless Journeys at Boston's International Poster Gallery Through Labor Day

    Presented by International Poster Gallery

    July 15 - September 2, 2014

    International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Poster Show: "Timeless Journeys." Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School

    September 3, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special Adult...more

    First Saturday Open Studios

    Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

    January 4 - September 6, 2014

    Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  See painters,...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    BCMFest Celtic Session

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 8, 2014

    BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. CMFest showcases Greater...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 14, 2014

    Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation
    From skating in winter to swimming in summer, Crystal Lake has been an important community resource for outdoor recreation. Did you know that it also...more

    9th Annual Films at the Gate

    Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film...more

    5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

    Presented by The Williams Agency

    September 14, 2014

    For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Mass transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food...more

    CCM Free Faculty Concert: Xonor Trio

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 19, 2014

    The Concord Conservatory of Music will start its Free Faculty Concert Series for the year with the Xonor Trio, featuring CCM violin instructor Yumi Okada, and piano instructor Rasa Vitkauskaite,...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    Revels RiverSing

    Presented by Revels at Weeks Footbridge

    September 21, 2014

    Wave goodbye to summer at this joyous celebration of the Autumnal Equinox filled with singing, music, and more by the Charles River in Cambridge. Enjoy pre-show festivities in Harvard Square...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS: Great Old Trees of Newton Centre

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 28, 2014

    Great Old Trees of Newton Centre
    Newton has many beautiful old trees, and they can tell the story of the city’s development just as well as its buildings. Marc Welch, Director of Urban...more

    Sunday Parkland Games

    Presented by Charles River Conservancy and Knucklebones

    June 22 - September 28, 2014

    The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games...more

    THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS with Fresh Haggis

    Presented by notloB Music

    October 4, 2014

    notloB Parlour Concerts presents...THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS in their only Boston-area appearance with FRESH HAGGIS

    The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    2014 Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    October 8, 2014

    Are you a college-bound high school student interested in pursuing a college degree in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, or graphic design?  Explore your college options and...more

    Kira Seamon's Bird Ballet

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

    October 10, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 180,000 total view of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    Public Space? Lost & Found Exhibition

    Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

    April 18 - October 30, 2014

     Since 2001, Antoni Muntadas has taught a graduate seminar in public space at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (formerly the Visual Arts Program). In addition to the Public...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES Dance at Traditions of Dedham

    November 26, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Boston Open Studios 2014

    Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

    June 7 - December 7, 2014

    Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! ...more

    Feast Your Eyes

    Presented by Wellesley College

    September 17 - December 21, 2014

    Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still...more

    Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    August 14, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod....more

    New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

    Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Faneuil Hall

    May 25, 2012 - January 1, 2015

    The National Park Service visitor center at 15 State Street closed its doors on May 21, 2012 and was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art, visitor center in historic Faneuil Hall on Friday, May 25,...more

    2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

    Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

    March 26, 2014 - March 25, 2015

    Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.


    Fridays At Trinity

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    February 10, 2012 - on going

    Enjoy this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation...more

    Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

    March 12, 2011 - on going

    Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the...more

    The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

    Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery

    May 18, 2011 - on going

    Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family....more

    AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

    Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

    May 14, 2009 - on going

    AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

     


    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH

    February 9, 2010 - on going

    Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.


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