The 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.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115website
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon Monday. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted. Understanding that museums can provide solace and peace during hardship, admission to the Gardner is free on Wednesday, April 17."
On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Cafeteria, located on Newbury Street, invites guests to its fifth anniversary celebration! Guests will enjoy complimentary signature hor d’oeuvres and sip on hot chocolate from the restaurant’s brand new second floor bar. DJ HotFlash will set the mood with music and a hot chocolate bar will heat things up. For those just stopping by or enjoying a night out on Newbury St., there will be an outdoor a cappella group performance with hot cider served to take the chill out of the night air.
If you are looking to improve your art skills than every Friday October 5 - November 20 from 4-6PM in South End is the place to be. You (or your teen artist) will discover new techniques and even create work with professional artists. These workshops are free but do have a required pre-registration.
"The BCA and USES have come together to engage youth with workshops that foster an appreciation for the arts and that serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement."
The workshops will cover figure drawing, collages, printmaking, and sculpture. After the workshop the teens will visit local galleries and art studios in the area. Sounds pretty awesome to me, and no money out of your pocket!
Head on over to 1325 Commonwealth Avenue tomorrow at noon and you will be in for quite the treat! Aerosmith has decided to play a free concert, in memory of the place where they created many of their top songs.
"On Monday at noon, the band will be immortalized at 1325 Commonwealth Ave. — the Brighton apartment building where Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford began it all.
Not only will the band stage a mini-concert on the back of a flat-bed truck, they will also do the Hollywood Walk of Fame thing and imprint their hands in cement in front of the building."
This is going to be awesome so make sure to go. If you plan on taking the train, keep in mind that it will be closed down for majority of the day. The green B line won't be running from Harvard Avenue to Washington Street from 630AM-430PM. This may cramp your style on the way to work, but for many it is completely worth it!
Tonight at 6PM at Boston Public Library in Back Bay (700 Boylston Street) make some last minute plans to attend today's author talk series. Tonight Chris Berdik, author of Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations, will grace us with his presence and insight on his powerful thoughts regarding the power of our mind.
"Mind Over Mindexplores the frontiers of expectations research, revealing how our brains work in the future tense and how our assumptions—about the next few milliseconds or the next few years—bend reality. It shows how expectations can sometimes make us healthier, stronger, smarter, and more successful while other times leave us depressed and defeated."
There is always room for improvement when it comes to improving our way of life (especially if it's free), so it can't hurt to stop by for a quick hour to hear how this guy has changed the lives of many. I mean, what do we have to lose? ...besides the terrible rush hour aggravation you're going to run into going home at 6pm.
There's nothing wrong with a little bit of music while enjoying your lunch in Downtown Boston- and if there is then you may want to avoid the Downtown Crossing Area during the month of October. But, if you are anything like me, you will be down to jam with the Boston Brass strolling musicians.
"The Downtown Boston BID brings a bit of brass to Downtown! A strolling quartet of two trumpets, a trombone, and tuba entertain lunchtime crowds with a selection of all-time favorites."
These guys will be rockin' the streets of Downtown Boston from noon to 2pm during the month of October 2012, entertaining many locals and tourists during lunch hour. You are sure to be impressed by their musical talent, and all for free. Make a lunch date downtown this October and enjoy these guys rock it like it's hot.
For many of us, Bank of America is part of our lives. I'm guilty of it. Yes, I pay the $15 per month to hold a checking account. (But I also have easy access to atm's on almost every corner.) Bank of America isn't cutting us short though you guys. Every first weekend of every month in 2012 they are giving all Bank of America (and Merrill Lynch) card holders free museum admission. So get your learn on people or just take a stroll through the participating museums FO' FREE!! Milk it for what it's worth if you ask me and make the first weekend of October a museum weekend. And going to the museum would make you smarter! DUHHHHHHH
Make a date on one of the following weekends:
• October 6th - 7th, 2012
• November 3rd - 4th, 2012
• December 1st - 2nd, 2012
• Amherst: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
• Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• Cambridge: Harvard Museum of Natural History
• Dennis: Cape Cod Museum of Art
• Lowell: American Textile History Museum
• North Adams: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)
• Worcester: Worcester Art Museum
The Boston Sports Club is going to be packin' and hot tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th. And why you may wonder... Well it is their 38th Anniversary and they mean it when they say EVERYONE is invited! No not to party- but to get your work out on! Oh yeahh people. With all of the newbe's in town (post September 1st move in rush) They have really hit it on the head with this one. They are offering a free guest pass to everyone tomorrow, and i'm sure are hoping to see an increase in membership- not that they need it considering they are pretty awesome.
They have multiple locations so I don't want to hear any excuses! ...Especially from all of you super sexy guys out there. Yes you heard me right. I will be there pretending like i'm working out. Call me boy crazy but I don't care.
Disclosure: I prefer no shirts. Thank you. very much.
Learn about youth classes at the French Cultural Center with sample activities and themed projects. All classes are taught in full immersion by native French speakers. (tell me that's not cool..)
This event will be held at French Cultural Center/Alliance Française of Boston which is located on 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Art workshops for children ages 4 - 7.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 01:30 pm
Cooking workshops for children ages 7-12 and teenagers
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm (ages 7-12)
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm (teenagers)
For reservations or any other questions, please contact the Children’s Program Coordinator at 617-912-0400 ext. 418