Summer in the Fenway Cultural District

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Beat the summer heat  in the Fenway Cultural District!
The sun is shining and it is official; summer is upon us! When swimming at the local pool and eating ice cream becomes monotonous, here are some suggestions about what to do.
The Muddy River Project
Aren't you a little curious as to what has been happening with the muddy river? Here are the highlights of the restoration process: they have been working on preserving the natural essence of the waterway while making major change to the water quality, enhancing local wildlife habitats and improving flood control practices. The new plants look great; can't wait to see the finished product! Learn More
Tanglewood 2016
The Boston Symphony Orchestra presents its annual concert series Tanglewood and this years lineup is nothing short of impressive. It opens July 1 with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. There are concerts for the kids too, such as the Tanglewood family concert on July 9. Exciting events are occurring all summer so make sure to be n town for Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma on August 7. Learn More
What's Happening This Summer @MFABoston
In celebration of the Teen Arts Council's 10 year anniversary, the MFA worked in tandem with Boston Public Schools to present "HOMiE: In Our Eyes", a new exhibition featuring artwork from local student artists. The exhibition opens July 16 and is comprised of 44 works of art chosen by the members of the Teen Arts Council at the MFA. This exhibition is unlike anything else in the entire museum, it deals with issues of identity, socioeconomic status, and reflects societal change all from a young person's perspective. Make sure to attend one of the panel discussions, meet and greet with the artists or a related spoken word and poetry event.
If the 16th is too long of a wait to see new art, all July long the MFA will run "Making Modern" which focuses on 20th century artists from Kahlo to Picasso. The MFA is also hosting French cinema as part of the 21st annual Boston French Film Festival running from July 7-24.
More Events at the MFA
Summer on the Emerald Necklace
The Emerald Necklace is the epitome of natural beauty in Boston. Take a stroll, walk your dog, have a picnic, simply find any reason to be in any of the parks that make up the Emerald Necklace. If you are someone that would prefer a guided activity instead, check out Movie Night at the Sugar Bowl by Jamaica Pond August 18 and 25 or catch Boston Opera Collaborative at Olmstead Park August 7. Learn More
Northeastern U Presents: Keepin' It Cool
Looking for some good music and ice cream to break up the monotony of the work week? Take your lunch break at Northeastern University from 11:45-1pm students will be serving cool treats and there is even a chance you could win a novelty prize. Best part of this event is that everything, the ice cream, music, even the prizes, are free. Learn More
List of Other Events Occurring in the Fenway Cultural District This Summer:
All Summer Long...
Concerts at Berklee, almost everyday there is concert, pick a genre, pick a day and show up https://www.berklee.edu/events/concerts
Saturdays July 2 - 23; August 6 - 27- The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society https://www.masshist.org/calendar/monthly
Wednesdays through August 10- Keepin' It Cool  http://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/keepin_it_cool#.V30LvleV9FI
July 10 - August 25- Summer on the Emerald Necklace http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/park-events/summer-on-the-necklace/
July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16- One World 2016  http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/event/one-world-2/2016-07-12/
July 16- Jan 22, 2017 HOMiE: In Our Eyes http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/homie-in-our-eyes
Specific Dates...
July 6- Summer Lecture Series by Mass Art hosted @ MFA  http://www.massart.edu/about_massart/events_calendar.html
July 13- Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1891
July 17- Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra http://necmusic.edu/met-flute
August 18- Third Thursdays: Chill  http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event_series/third_thursdays