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    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
    Barbara Shirvis, soprano ...more


    The Greenway Sessions

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

    June 17 - August 19, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

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

    August 20, 2015

    Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed...more

    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: X Ambassadors

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents X Ambassadors. Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark and literate music that mixes acoustic,...more

    Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple!

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

    August 21, 2015

    With over 300,000 views of her artistic works, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman Concert!

    Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple...more

    Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store, Boston

    July 6 - August 21, 2015

    Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

    Enjoy paintings, collage, photography and more all created by members of the Fort Point Arts Community exploring themes of summer....more

    Free Fun Friday! Museum of African American History

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus and Highland Street Foundation at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Free Fun Fridays at MAAH Boston & Nantucket (8/21)


    Free Fun Friday! Buttonwood Park Zoo

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    The zoo will be open to the public for free all day as a part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program, a full schedule of which can be found ...more

    Free Fun Friday! Emily Dickinson Museum

    Presented by The Emily Dickinson Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    For the second year, the Emily Dickinson Museum is participating in the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Admission to the museum is free all day, and we will be...more

    Free Fun Friday! Franklin Park Zoo

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo and Highland Street Foundation at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    On Friday, August 21, Zoo New England is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation! The Free Fun Fridays program includes 70 museums...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Freedom Trail Foundation

    Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    The Freedom Trail Foundation is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Freedom Trail Foundation will...more

    Free Fun Friday! Discovery Museums

    Presented by The Discovery Museums and Highland Street Foundation at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 21, 2015

     Both museums will be open for exploration and there will be activities, music, and food outside all day on our grounds and in our tent.

    The Discovery Museums are participating in...more

    Free Fun Friday! Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

    Presented by Jacob's Pillow Dance and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    Rehearsals at The School at Jacob’s Pillow will be open for observation beginning at 9am. A free all –ages, all-levels hip-hop class will be offered on the Great Lawn 2:30-3:30pm, followed by...more

    The Cambridge Open Market

    Presented by New England Open Markets at Harvard Square, Cambridge

    July 10 - August 21, 2015

    The Cambridge Open Market, in collaboration with the Harvard University Common Spaces, sets up on Fridays in the freshly transformed Plaza at Harvard University, just steps from vibrant, eclectic...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    August 22, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the...more

    8th Annual Boston GreenFest

    Presented by The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    August 21 - August 23, 2015

    Boston GreenFest offers more than just great music and food. It has something for everyone, and is free to attend. Boston GreenFest provides festival-goers with the chance to learn, connect,...more

    Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 7 - August 27, 2015

    Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
    Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

    Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

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

    August 27, 2015

    Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy...more

    Harborwalk Sounds

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

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the...more

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh Summer Movie Series

    Presented by City of Boston and Northeastern University

    August 3 - August 27, 2015

    Bring a blanket and join your neighbors for free family-friendly movies under the stars in Boston's beautiful parks.

    Monday, August 3 / Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan / The Lego...more

    Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    July 7 - August 28, 2015

    Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
    Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
    6:00-7:30pm
    Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape...more

    The Colonnade

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

    August 28, 2015

    The Colonnade is four relatively sad boys making jangly indie rock out of Boston since the summer of 2014. Infectious hooks and dreamy, sparkling guitars pulled from a Californian surf-rock...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    June 3 - August 28, 2015

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday...more

    Free Fun Friday! Plimoth Plantation

    Presented by Plimoth Plantation and Highland Street Foundation at Plimoth Plantation , Plymouth

    August 28, 2015

    Plimoth Plantation is free to all. Share with your friends!


    Free Fun Friday! Clark Art Institute

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 28, 2015

    Enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm and lots of fun as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Gallery admission is free to all,...more

    Free Fun Friday! Mass MoCA

    Presented by MASS MoCA and Highland Street Foundation at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 28, 2015

    Public tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.  Additionally, throughout the day, our famous ArtBar will be open and drop-in art-making will be offered in Kidspace, and a scavenger hunt (prizes will be...more

    Free Fun Friday! EcoTarium

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum and Highland Street Foundation at EcoTarium, Worcester

    August 28, 2015

    Explore our exhibits, stroll our nature trails, and enjoy science programs for FREE throughout the day!


    Free Fun Friday! Griffin Museum of Photography

    Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography and Highland Street Foundation at Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

    August 28, 2015

    On Friday, August 28, 2015 the Griffin Museum will be open from 10am – 5pm with free admission to all exhibitions thanks to the Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street...more

    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 28, 2015

    Visit Cape Cod's Nature Place!  Naturalist guided walks at 10:30am and 2pm

    Join our Aquarium feeders 12noon - 1pm for live feeding demonstrations.

    Nature Knowledge...more

    Free Fun Friday! Old Sturbridge Village

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village and Highland Street Foundation at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    August 28, 2015

    Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 28, 2015, when visitors get into OSV for free!  Watch hearth cooking...more

    Free Friday Flicks

    Presented by WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    July 10 - August 28, 2015

    Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    August 29, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes...more

    Black Heritage Trail Guided Tours

    Presented by Boston African American National Historic Site at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    May 25 - August 29, 2015

    During the 19th and 20th centuries, Boston’s free African American community led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. These remarkable patriots established...more

    Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's The Winters Tale

    Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company

    August 14 - August 30, 2015

    Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its summer production, William Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz. In this re-imagining of a Shakespearean classic,...more

    Allison Beonde: 1947, Rosewell

    Presented by Aviary Gallery at Aviary Gallery, Boston

    August 6 - August 30, 2015

    Aviary Gallery is excited to present Allison Beonde’s exhibition of thrilling photographs ‘1947, Roswell.' Beonde explores the famous UFO sighting of 1947, and the fictionalized and...more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Kendall Square

    Presented by Club Passim at Kendall Square, Boston

    June 9 - September 1, 2015

    Come to a free concert at Kendall Center every Tuesday from 12-1 pm for 13 weeks in June, July & August!

    Presented by Passim and Boston...more

    Alison Horvitz: Memory Jars Series

    Presented by Brookline Arts Center

    July 31 - September 4, 2015

    The Brookline Arts Center presents the works of Alison Horvitz, July 31-September 4. She studied painting at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts....more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 5, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or...more

    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City 2015

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 7 - September 6, 2015

    Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Cambridge Arts offers a wide array of free, multicultural, interactive arts programs,...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 7, 2015

    The 30th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day, September 7, 11:30 am to 6 p.m., on the Common in Lawrence, MA. It is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration for the whole...more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Harvard Square

    Presented by Club Passim and Berklee College of Music at Harvard Square, Cambridge

    June 25 - September 10, 2015

    Come to a free concert in Harvard Square every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm for 12 weeks in June, July, August & September!

    This series will...more

    Images of Grief and Healing

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    August 10 - September 11, 2015

    Grief may be a universal human emotion, but the expression of grief is highly individual, as evidenced by “Images of Grief and Healing” at the Chandler Gallery. The exhibit, juried by...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 12, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    September 12, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete, which promotes healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. Cambridge...more

    Author Talk with Erika DeSimone, Voices Beyond Bondage An Anthology of Verse by African Americans

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 17, 2015

    Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century is a collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era. These poems...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 19, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

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

    September 19, 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

    One Hundred Years of Solitude Reading Marathon

    Presented by Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    In honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Prize of Literature, the Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee will hold a 24-hour readng marathon of One Hundred Years of Solitud....more

    2015 Design Biennial Boston Exhibition

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 16 - September 25, 2015

    The winners of the fourth Design Biennial Boston, a program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with pinkcomma...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 26, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz...more

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