Summer is just getting started in Boston
As temperatures rise and you find yourself searching for ways to beat the heat – indoors or outdoors – we have you covered. From dance classes to movie nights, there is something in the City for everyone.
SUMMER FITNESS SERIES
We're holding free fitness classes this summer in neighborhood parks. Activities include:
- strength training
- cardio fit
- cardio dance, and
- much more!
There are classes every day of the week. Anyone is welcome to join, no matter what their fitness level is. Take a look at the Summer Fitness Map to find a class near you! The program ends on September 28.
MAYOR WALSH’S MOVIE NIGHTS
Grab your popcorn and a blanket and head to the park! Join us for movies under the stars in Boston Parks throughout August and September. These events start at dusk. Featured movies include:
- 'Incredibles 2'
- 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'
- 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
- 'Black Panther' and
CHILDREN’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOPS
The series of arts workshops for children gives kids the chance to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. From Allston to Mattapan, children ages three to 10 can enjoy:
- jewelry making, and
- treasure creations.
These events take place on Fridays at different locations across the City from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find a workshop near your family.
BCYF FUN STOPS 2019
These free drop-in programs provide structured games, sport activities, and arts projects for kids ages 8-14. Fun Stops are an affordable, flexible option for parents who are looking for a summer activity for their child for a couple hours a day.
Fun Stops run through August 16, 2019 at the following BCYF locations:
- BCYF Blackstone Community Center, South End; Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.
- BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center, Dorchester; Monday - Friday, 2 - 7 p.m.
- BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center, Mattapan; Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.
- BCYF Paris Street Community Center, East Boston; *Start date and hours TBD
Come visit City Hall!
19th ANNUAL GOSPEL FEST
GospelFest is New England’s largest Gospel music celebration and is free and open to all. Now in its 19th year, this gospel festival blends contemporary and traditional gospel melodies. GospelFest also showcases national and local gospel talent.
Head down to City Hall Plaza on August 11, 2019, from 5 - 8 p.m. for a concert the whole family will enjoy!FOURTH ANNUAL BOSTON SOCIAL FITNESS FESTIVAL
This day-long celebration, now in its fourth year, encourages Bostonians of all ages to move, cycle, play, and dance together. Boston Social Fitness Festival is a free, day-long celebration of getting Boston moving, featuring fun activities for all ages and fitness levels!
On September 21, 2019, make your way down to City Hall Plaza from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and enjoy a day in the sun! You can learn more about the Social Fitness Festival online.FOURTH ANNUAL COUNTRY IN THE CITY CONCERT
Swing by City Hall Plaza on September 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. and bring your dancing shoes! We’re holding a free country concert on City Hall Plaza. While we haven’t confirmed performers for this year, previous years have brought Eli Young Band and Scotty McCreery to the City Hall Plaza stage.
These are just a few of the many, many, events happening around Boston in August and September! You can learn about all of the fun and exciting events that await you this summer on our calendar page.
This blog post was written by Caroline King, a summer content fellow for the Digital Team. She's currently going into her senior year at Emerson College, where she's majoring in Communication Studies. Connect with her on LinkedIn.