Out and About- July

 

MULTI-DAY EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS:  

Free Teen Summer Membership at the YMCA All Greater Boston YMCA Locations The free summer memberships for teens (13-17) are a part of the Y’s Get Summer program. The program seeks to provide a safe, fun environment for teens to become well-rounded individuals, engaging them through sports, arts, leadership programs, community service projects, job skills training, college admission tutoring, technology, literacy, nutrition classes, dances, field trips, and more. Teens can visit any YMCA of Greater Boston branch starting June 23 to enroll with a valid state or student ID, or with a parent present.
The "24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock" Exhibit at NU Gallery 360 remains open until Jul. 12th.
Berklee Summer in the City Free/Multiple Locations The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through September. Festival Betances 2015 July 17th @ 6 pm- July 19th @ 7 pm/ Free/ Villa Victoria- South End Festival Betances has become a staple in New England’s Latino community. Every year it draws a 3,000 multi-cultural audience. Through the years, Betances’ stage has seen multiple musical and dance performances, ranging from local and regional acts to international Latin music icons such as Larry Harlow from Fania All Stars, Tony Vega, and Tito Rojas. Gallery 360 Monday through Friday, 11am -7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm / Free/ Northeastern University 24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock: Now to Jul 12th. Curated by Alexandra Midal presenting 18 student cuckoos and 6 cuckoo projects by designers and HEAD – Genève faculty. Bakalar & Paine Gallery Mon-Sat: 12 pm-6 pm, Wed 12 pm-8 pm/ Free/ Massachusetts School of Art and Design Above the Fold: Alumni Exhibition: Now to Jul 11th. Showcasing the breadth of talent and excellence embodied by MassArt's alumni, Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design features the work of thirty-nine designers and encompasses a range of disciplines, including architecture, dynamic media, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, and industrial design.  

WEEKLY EVENTS:

These events repeat on a weekly basis throughout the month. Handel and Haydn Society Bicentennial Exhibit Hosted Tours Every Friday 2 pm/ Free/ Boston Public Library Join H+H for a hosted tour of the Bicentennial Exhibition, every Friday afternoon at 2 pm.  Travel through time to explore the story of H+H through historical objects, music, and interesting characters. Discover how H+H has played an important role in Boston’s past and how it continually evolves to take part in the future of the city. Our knowledgeable hosts will give you an introduction to H+H, highlight “not-to-be-missed” elements of the exhibition, and be available for questions. Drawing in the Gallery Every Wednesday 6 pm- 9 pm/ Free with Admission/ MFA- Various Galleries Join us every Wednesday evening for an opportunity to sketch from live models and/or from objects in our collections. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork. Limited drawing materials are provided to encourage spontaneous participation. Revolve Dance Workshops Every Wednesday 7 - 9 pm/$1 donation/ NU- Curry Student Center Looking for a fun way to spend Wednesday nights over the Summer? Come out and werk it with Revolve Dance Crew! We will be holding new workshops every week taught by different members. The workshops are open to everyone and no dance experience is necessary!!! Just come to have fun, learn great choreography, and meet the lovely members of our crazy family 🙂  

SINGLE DAY EVENTS

  WEDNESDAY JULY 1 Herb Ritts- Gallery Talk 6 pm- 7pm/ Free with Admission/ Museum of Fine Arts Join Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, for this in-depth Gallery Talk.   FRIDAY JULY 3 Handel and Haydn Society: Concert in the Courtyard 12:30 pm/ Free/ Boston Public Library Celebrate Independence Day and the oldest continuously performing arts institution in the country with a performance by the Rowe’s Lane Quartet. Made up of members of the Handel and Haydn Society – currently celebrating its 200th anniversary – the acclaimed ensemble plays string quartets composed during the 1770's and the Revolutionary War era. The Rowe’s Lane Quartet performs on instruments that date from approximately that same time period. MFA First Fridays 6:00 pm-9:30 pm/ Ticket Required/ Museum of Fine Arts Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase. 21+ event.  
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
SATURDAY JULY 4 Boston Pops Firework Spectacular The 42nd annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under th e direction of Keith Lockhart, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary as conductor of both the Pops and the annual July 4th concert on the Charles River Esplanade. YMCA Independence Day 5k 11 am/ $30/ Charles River YMCA (Needham) Come join the Charles River YMCA's Annual 4th of July 5k Road Race! Post-race, participants can enjoy the 4th of July parade and other town festivities within walking distance of the start/finish line. We hope to see you there!   SUNDAY JULY 5 Gallery Talk- Contemporary Art 2 pm- 3 pm/ Free with Admission/ MFA In this gallery talk led by graduate student lecturer, Amanda Donahue, we will take an in depth look at how contemporary artists attempt to redefine the landscape of craft and decorative arts. We will discuss the ways familiar materials such as wood, metal, glass, ceramics, and fiber are used to stretch the boundaries of functional everyday objects in order to critique traditional definitions and celebrate the rich history of studio craft.   MONDAY JULY 6 Gallery Talk- American Musical Instruments 11 am- 12 pm/ Free with Admission/ MFA- Musical Instrument Gallery A collaboration between MFA curator Darcy Kuronen and Berklee College of Music faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies. They talk about a variety of early American musical instruments from the Museum’s collection, including violins, guitar, flageolet, piano, reed organ, and musical glasses. For the finale, Kuronen and Sherrah-Davies will perform Benjamin Carr’s 1805 battle piece, “The Siege of Tripoli: An Historical Naval Sonata.” Tanglewood Brass Spectacular! 7 pm/ Tickets $15-$50/ BSO- Tanglewood Members of the Boston Pops brass and percussion sections perform a one-of-a-kind concert with two of the world's best drum-and-bugle corps: the Boston Crusaders, the third-oldest drum corps in America, celebrating their 75th anniversary; and the sixteen-time Drum Corps International World Champion Blue Devils from Concord, California.   TUESDAY JULY 7 One World Program: Mali 10 am- 12 pm/ Free/ Mary Baker Eddy Library Each Tuesday, One World explores a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Mali, Italy, Colombia, Japan, India, and the Wampanoag Nation, including live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, face painting, and book giveaways—in addition to free admission to the Mapparium.   WEDNESDAY JULY 8 MFA Outdoor Tour 11 am- 12 pm/ Free with Admission/ MFA Soak up the warm weather with our free hour-long walking tours, available May through October. Hear about local history, art, and architecture from the MFA’s buildings and reopened Japanese Garden, to the fragrant Kelleher Rose Garden, to the nearby Back Bay Fens, the oldest of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in the Emerald Necklace.   THURSDAY JULY 9 Author Talk- John Ferling 5:30 pm- 7 pm/ Free (registration required)/ Massachusetts Historical Society John Ferling will speak on his new book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. Neighborhood Nights: Summer Celebration 5 pm- 9 pm/ Free / Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Kick-off the summer with an evening with music, art, and friends at the Gardner. Featuring live music by the Lance Martin Trio and the Tempo International Rhythm Section.   SUNDAY JULY 12 Summer on the Emerald Necklace- Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble 6pm / Free/ Jamaica Pond- Pine Bank Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera, the big bold sounds of a 50+ piece orchestra and more!   TUESDAY JULY 14 One World Program: Italy 10 am- 12 pm/ Free/ Mary Baker Eddy Library Each Tuesday, One World explores a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Mali, Italy, Colombia, Japan, India, and the Wampanoag Nation, including live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, face painting, and book giveaways—in addition to free admission to the Mapparium.
  WEDNESDAY JULY 15 FGS: Yoga in the Park 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm/ Free/ Fenway Victory Gardens The Fenway Victory Gardens are the oldest continuously operating Word War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Located in Fredrick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace, over 500 gardens spanning 7.5 acres are tended by a community of more than 350 members from every neighborhood in Boston, reflecting the diversity of our city and its rich history and culture. Orfeas 7:30 pm-9:30 pm/ Tickets $24- $30/ MFA- Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard Opa! North America’s premiere Greek American band returns to the Courtyard for a summer evening of music made for dancing.   THURSDAY JULY 16 Third Thursdays- Dog Days of Summer 5:30 pm/ $5- $15/ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Cool off with a refreshing drink and chill music by the Courtyard—and learn a little about puppy love in the Gardner's past. Open Mic Night 7 pm/ 5$/ Bristol Recording and Voice Studios Come enjoy a night of music or a chance to show off your skills! If performing, register early as only 20 artists are accepted.   FRIDAY JULY 17 MFA Free Fun Friday All Day/ Free/ Museum of Fine Arts What’s better than a Friday in the summer? A free Friday in the summer! Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on July 17, 2015, for tours, art, and more—all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! The MFA is one of 70 cultural venues from around the state offering free admission this summer, thanks to support of the Highland Street Foundation.   SATURDAY JULY 18 MFA Outdoor Tour 2 pm- 3 pm/ Free with Admission/ MFA  Soak up the warm weather with our free hour-long walking tours, available May through October. Hear about local history, art, and architecture from the MFA’s buildings and reopened Japanese Garden, to the fragrant Kelleher Rose Garden, to the nearby Back Bay Fens, the oldest of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in the Emerald Necklace. BU Tanglewood Intitute Youth Orchestra 2:30 pm/ $12/ Tanglewood- Ozawa Hall The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as one of the premier summer training programs for aspiring high school-age musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world's great symphony orchestras.   SUNDAY JULY 19 Summer on the Emerald Necklace- Metropolitan Wind Symphony 6pm / Free/ Jamaica Pond- Pine Bank Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera, the big bold sounds of a 50+ piece orchestra and more!   TUESDAY JULY 21 One World Program: Columbia 10 am- 12 pm/ Free/ Mary Baker Eddy Library Each Tuesday, One World explores a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Mali, Italy, Colombia, Japan, India, and the Wampanoag Nation, including live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, face painting, and book giveaways—in addition to free admission to the Mapparium.   THURSDAY JULY 23 Neighborhood Nights: Myths and Monsters 5 pm- 9 pm/ Free / Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Ancient creatures, mighty heroes and epic legends come to life with art and storytelling in the courtyard. Featuring music by DJ Adam Gibbons.   FRIDAY JULY 24 Festival Youth Orchestra Final Concert 7:30 pm / Tickets/ NEC- Jordan Hall FYO is a three-week full symphony orchestra program open to intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, and percussion between the age of 13-18.   SATURDAY JULY 25 FGS Open Garden 2 pm- 5 pm/ Free/ Fenway Victory Gardens The Fenway Victory Gardens are the oldest continuously operating Word War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Located in Fredrick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace, over 500 gardens spanning 7.5 acres are tended by a community of more than 350 members from every neighborhood in Boston, reflecting the diversity of our city and its rich history and culture.   SUNDAY JULY 26 Beethoven Symphony #9: A Community Celebration 12:30 pm/ Free/ Copley Square A free outdoor performance of Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) in the heart of Copley Square. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy one of the most recognizable works of classical music ever composed. Featuring the Handel and Haydn Society, the Harvard Summer Chorus, and Vocal Arts Program Choruses. Summer on the Emerald Necklace- Boston Opera Collaborative 6pm / Free/ Jamaica Pond- Pine Bank Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera, the big bold sounds of a 50+ piece orchestra and more!   TUESDAY JULY 28 One World Program: Japan 10 am- 12 pm/ Free/ Mary Baker Eddy Library Each Tuesday, One World explores a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Mali, Italy, Colombia, Japan, India, and the Wampanoag Nation, including live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, face painting, and book giveaways—in addition to free admission to the Mapparium. Continues into August.   WEDNESDAY JULY 29 FGS: Yoga in the Park 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm/ Free/ Fenway Victory Gardens The Fenway Victory Gardens are the oldest continuously operating Word War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Located in Fredrick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace, over 500 gardens spanning 7.5 acres are tended by a community of more than 350 members from every neighborhood in Boston, reflecting the diversity of our city and its rich history and culture.