Free Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade for FREE! People of all ages flock to the banks of the Charles River with their own chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy these Free movies under the stars. All movies are shown rain or shine at sundown (approximately 8:30pm). But come early to grab your spot on the lawn…and visit the WBZ Tent for lots of free giveaways, food samples and fun interactive games! For more information or cancellation due to weather, call the Free Friday Flicks Hotline: 617-787-7200 or visit wbz.com
2014 Schedule – What’s Playing This Week?
Free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival. Entertainment starts at 6:00 p.m., and movies start at sundown. The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South Garden with entertainment, games and gift card giveaways beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by the featured movie starting at sundown. Rain dates are scheduled for the following Wednesday, complete details can be found on The Shops at Prudential Center’s website. The schedule for the Family Film Festival is as follows:
Summer Arts Weekend – July 26-27th – Copley Square, Boston!
This free weekend event will again feature 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. Check back often for more details.
List of Fourth of July festivities across the Commonwealth http://www.myfoxboston.com/
FREE FUN FRIDAYS! 66 MUSEUMS & CULTURAL VENUES OPEN FOR FREE ON FRIDAYS ALL SUMMER http://highlandstreet.org/
Your Local Libray Hold Free Events for All Ages Some also have free passes for members to Museums (membership is free – you get a library card) http://libraries.state.ma.us/
Get Healthy Outdoors with the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series! The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series offers a wide range of free activities being offered during June, July, and August. Activities include boot camp, line dancing, tai chi, yoga, Zumba, Zumba Gold. and salsa dancing. Check the schedule and find an activity that works for you! Hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission, with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 2014 Summer Parks Fitness Brochure and Calendar: http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Summer_Fitness_Series_2014%20WEB%20Final_tcm3-44904.pdf
ParkARTS Performing Arts (Classical Concerts, Latin Music, Puppet Shows, etc.)
City of Boston ~ Mayor Martin J. Walsh ~ Boston Parks & Recreation Dept.
All events listed are free of charge. Boston celebrates the 18th anniversary of ParkARTS.
Events and event dates and times are subject to change. (617) 635-4505 www.cityofboston.gov/parks
Castlebery Fairs & Festivals (Massachusetts & New Hampshire)
Most Free Admission and Outdoor Events http://www.castleberryfairs.
The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities.
Friday July 25th – Sunday July 27th, 2014
FREE ADMISSION-DONATIONS WELCOME – $10 / DAY SUGGESTED http://www.lowellfolkfestival.
Salem CultureFest 2014 Events and Schedule
Saturday 10 am – 8pm and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, July 19-20, 2014
Free Admission, Donations welcome http://www.salemculturefest.
Some free admission, many outdoor events http://www.massvacation.com/
Laurie Martinelli, Executive Director, was asked to serve on a Stakeholders group to address Bridgewater State Hospital (as a result of Michael Resendiz’ articles in Boston Globe about Joshua Messier and conditions for people with mental illness). Governor Deval Patrick chaired the first meeting of Stakeholders at Bridgewater State Hospital in early May and then Laurie attended several Stakeholder meetings at DMH with DOC and other stakeholders. NAMI Mass was asked to submit recommendations which it did. Download the NAMI Mass Recommendations on Bridgewater State Hospital.
Bridgewater State given 45 days to address concerns. Facility given 45 days to act after concerns for patient safety bring surprise inspection http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/09/bridgewater-state-hospital-faces-surprise-inspection-over-patient-safety-concerns/ePKy8TViU8DfDKHZ5dLfhL/story.html