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Canceled:
BCYF Girls Open House

Reason for cancellation: Contact the organizer

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact erika.butler@boston.gov.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
BCYF Vine Street Community Center
339 Dudley Street
Roxbury MA  02118
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Roxbury
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Children's Winter Festival 2020

The Children's Winter Festival returns to the Boston Common!

Looking for some fun & free activities during BPS February school vacation week?

Join us on Thursday, February 20th from 11 a.m - 2 p.m on the Boston Common for our annual Children's Winter Festival! Hosted by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, this is the perfect afternoon activity for kids of all ages.

This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, crafts and much more! This event is FREE and open to all. Make sure to dress warmly!

Attractions include:

  • a 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure
  • Snow Mazing maze
  • Snowzilla Jr., an inflatable winter-themed slide
  • a three-car Trackless Train
  • hands-on games including Giant Connect4, Baggo, Giant Horseshoes, Inflatable Skee Ball, and much more.
  • L.L. Bean's Bootmobile will be on-site for a photo-op and their Outdoor Discovery Program team will offer sledding and snowshoeing (weather permitting) or a Maps and Compass Challenge if there is no snow.
  • Free giveaways from Disney's Frozen 2 and a chance to win a copy of the movie
  • XFINITY is providing a vintage 1960s Volkswagen bus converted to a photo bus, so bring your best pose and let XFINITY’s Photobus take your group’s photo.
  • The Magic 106.7 street team will be there with giveaways
  • Additionally, there will be activities with the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the New England Aquarium, a family Zumba class, and hot tea from DAVIDsTEA.

For more information, please call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at 617-635-4505 or visit Boston.gov/Parks

11:00am - 2:00pm
Boston Common
Parade Ground (Corner of Beacon & Charles Street)
Boston MA  02111
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Nora Doherty
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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2019 Copley Square Tree Lighting

Please join us in celebrating our annual tree lighting at Copley Square.

Weather Update Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.: We are still on for tonight's tree lighting in Copley Square, with a shortened program due to the inclement weather. We will light the tree promptly at 5 p.m. and families are invited to the Fairmont Copley Plaza immediately afterward (approximately 5:10 p.m.)  for treats, activities, and photos with Santa.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family reception immediately following for all in attendance.  The reception will include cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and treats from the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

For additional information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505.  To learn more, about The Friends of Copley Square, please visit their website.

5:00pm
560 Boylston Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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As You Were concert at Boston City Hall

Please join Mayor Walsh and the United States Army on Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. for the band, As You Were.

The U.S. Army’s national touring pop-rock band As You Were is comprised of active-duty soldiers. They play approximately 230 shows yearly across the country at high schools, colleges, and music festivals.

Performances include covers of top 40 music and original songs from the band’s brand new album, scheduled for release this summer.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
1 City Hall Square
Boston MA  02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Event Type:
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Canceled:
Family Gym at BCYF Gallivan

Reason for cancellation: All Family Gym dates have been canceled to keep our members and their families safe and to adhere to the event and programming guidelines established by the City of Boston.
Please note:
  • Drop-in, no pre-registration required.
  • We require a caregiver to participate during Family Gym. Fun and safety are our priorities.
  • Caregivers must remain in the gym with their children at all times.
  • Legal guardian must sign a waiver before child can participate.
  • Children of all abilities welcome
  • Immigrant-safe space.

Learn more about BCYF Gallivan

10:00am - 11:30am
Repeats weekly on Saturday, starting from March 21, 2020, until April 11, 2020
61 Woodruff Way
Boston MA  02126
Price:
FREE
Contact:
BCYF Family Gym
Neighborhood:
Allston
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Brighton
Charlestown
Chinatown/Leather District
Citywide
Dorchester
Downtown
East Boston
Fenway/Kenmore
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Mission Hill
North End
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
South End
West End
West Roxbury
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Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will return to Boston’s Greenway North End Parks for their Jazz in the Park concert series. The concerts take place Tuesday evenings in July, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The North End Music and Performance Arts Center is kicking off their 2019 Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series this July! All four concerts are free, family-friendly, and open to the public. 

performers 
  • July 9 — MIXCLA (Blend of sounds from the mountains of Chile, traditions of Japan, and fires of Cuba)
  • July 16 — Gabrielle Godoman (Jazz, R&B, Classic, and Gospel)
  • July 23 — Scanzonati (Blend of Italian Leggera with Jazz harmonies) 
  • July 30 — Sawaari (Mix of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Repeats weekly on Tuesday, starting from July 9, 2019, until July 30, 2019
North Street and Cross Streeet
Boston MA  02113
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Rose-Marie Gomez
Neighborhood:
North End
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Tanglewood in the City

Join us for a live simulcast on Boston Common of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from their summer home Tanglewood in the Berkshires.

Bring your lawn chair and picnic to enjoy music Tanglewood-style!

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

Music

Betsy JOLAS A Little Summer Suite
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL La Valse

8:00pm
139 Tremont Street
Boston MA  02111
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Parks and Recreation
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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Canceled:
Cavern Club Beatles Concert

Reason for cancellation:

The Cavern Club Beatles are a Beatles cover band. We'll have more details about this event as the date approaches.

7:00pm
1 City Hall Square
Boston MA  02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Event Type:
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Kurtis Rivers and Alain Pacowski Quartet

Greater Ashmont Main Street and Mandorla Music Series are very pleased to co-present Kurtis Rivers, guitarist Alain Pacowski, and their quartet.

The two have played together for decades, first meeting at Wally's in the South End. They'll be joined for this show by bassist Paul Dilley and drummer Miki Matsuki, the dynamite rhythm team that propelled their VFW residency.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the ticket includes dessert, as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
209 Ashmont Street
Boston MA  02124
Price:
$15
Contact:
Mark Redmond
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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2019 Children's Winter Festival

Join us for this fun, free, festival celebrating winter activities in Boston Common.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Additional support is being provided by XFINITY, Capital One, the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, L.L. Bean, and Cricket Wireless. 

“The Children’s Winter Festival gives kids and families the opportunity to enjoy a day of outdoor fun in downtown Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “Come join us for free games and activities on the Common during public school vacation week.”

Among the attractions will the 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure with twin roller lanes, the 30-foot-high inflatable Everest Climb N Slide, a Ski Lift photo op, and much more.  In addition, the Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring a week-long Winter Camp at the Boston Common Frog Pond with free skating and rentals for all ages from Monday, February 18, through Friday, February 22.  You can find more information on Winter Camp skating online.

The festival will also feature 103.3 AMP Radio’s JD, giveaways (while supplies last) from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Signature Collection 30th Anniversary Edition and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and refreshments from Power Crunch protein energy bars, Cabot Cheese with Fuel Up To Play 60, KIND Snacks, and Nature’s Path.

Additional support is being provided by Magic 106.7 and 103.3 AMP Radio.  For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505, visit our the Parks homepage, or go to our Facebook page.

10:00am
38 Beacon Street
Boston MA  02116
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks & Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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