Free Museum Fridays All Summer Long: Free Fun Friday

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2012 FREE FUN FRIDAYS SCHEDULE 


FREE ATTRACTIONS EVERY FRIDAY THROUGHOUT MASSACHUSETTS

JUNE 29 THROUGH AUGUST 31
Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation who underwrites this wonderful program, practically every museum plus performances in the Boston area is free on a particular Friday. Please see the Free Fun Friday 2012 schedule below to make plans to visit this summer. Bring the kids. Bring as many people as you want. Entry is FREE on that day.
June 29th
TANGLEWOOD 
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS
MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 
July 6th
July 13th
July 20th
July 27th
August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th
August 24th
August 31st
* EVENTS FAQ

Tanglewood Family Fun Fest (June 29, 2012)

On Friday, June 29 from 4-7pm, families are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Tanglewood campus while taking part in an educational scavenger hunt, watching a live musical performance and partaking in other fun family activities. The event is free, but advance registration is recommended. Visit www.tanglewood.org/familyfunfest for more information and to register.

Museum of African American History (June 29)

Please note that this includes free admission both museums – in Boston (46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill) and Nantucket (29 York Street).

Reagle Music Theatre (July 13, 2012)

This is an afternoon performance (2:00 p.m.) of Bye, Bye Birdie starring Tony Award Nominee Anita Gillette. This venue has a 1,000-seat capacity – no reservations accepted. Tickets will be distributed the day of the performance at the theatre, on a first-come first-serve basis(limit of four per person), between 8:00am and 2:00pm. The theatre is located at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. Unfortunately, children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

New Repertory Theater (July 27, 2012)

There will be two performances (2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) of Tales of Poe based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. This venue has a 340-seat capacity – no reservations accepted. Tickets will be distributed at the theatre, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting two hours before each performance.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (July 27, 2012)

This is a nighttime performance of the political drama CORIOLANUS as park of CSC’s 17th season of Shakespeare on the Common. The performance will begin at 8:00pm at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common and has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Note: This play may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental discretion is advised.

Boston Harbor Islands (August 24, 2012)

This is a free ferry ride to either (or both) of the two most popular Boston Harbor Islands – Georges Island (with historic Fort Warren and ranger-guided tours) and Spectacle Island (with a life-guard supervised beach and 5 miles of hiking trails).

Free tickets for the Harbor Islands Express Ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Long Wharf-North, 66 Long Wharf, in downtown Boston (near the Aquarium subway station). The ticket window will open at 8:00 a.m. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 am, with a 3 hour window to return. Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets. (There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry). Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed – last year, all tickets were distributed by 10:30 am.


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