Fun Friday, Farmer's Market, a Fabulous Fourth & More
What's happening this July 4 weekend, including events in nearby communities.
Where: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
When: Friday, 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Why go: Thanks to the Free Fun Fridays program of the Highland Street Foundation, admission to the Museum of Fine Arts is free today. Some of the special exhibitions currently on view at the MFA include Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass, Violet Isle: A Photographic Portrait of Cuba, and Modernist Photography 1910-1950.
Where: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South Street
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Why go: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop sponsors this leisurely ride through the neighborhood’s bike paths and parks. For more information stop by the shop or call 617-524-BIKE.
Where: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Why go: The Jamaica Plain Historical Society’s series of free walking tours continues today in this neighborhood of fine Victorian houses. Highlights of today’s tour include the Dole Pineapple House and a street of Civil War colonels.
Where: Bank of America (Parking Lot) 677 Centre Street
When: Saturday, 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Why go: Need some fresh fruits or vegetables for your Fourth of July BBQ? Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all in season, as well as a variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, and other products.
Where: Jamaica Pond, 507 Jamaicaway (Pinebank Promontory)
When: Sunday, 6 p.m.
Why go: This week’s Summer Sundays in the Park features a performance by The Berklee College of Music Ensemble. The series is present by presented by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
When: Sunday and Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Why go: Happy Fourth! You have two chances to hear the Pops this holiday weekend. On Sunday evening, the orchestra performs a preview concert. The real deal with one of the country’s most spectacular fireworks displays occurs, of course, on Monday, the Fourth of July.
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