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    Hub Picks: 20+ Fun Things to Do This Week in Boston

    Thursday, June 22

    Sail Boston: Tall Ships Depart

    The Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor this morning. The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada. 

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Yoga, On the MOVE! (for kids), Tai Chi & HIIT

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 10 a.m. - Gentle Yoga, Christopher Columbus Park, North End, 10 a.m. - On the MOVE! (for kids), Medal of Honor Park (M Street), South Boston, 10 a.m. - Yoga, Almont Park, Mattapan, 10 a.m. - Tai Chi (last class July 27), Symphony Park, The Fenway, 6 p.m. - Yoga, Boston Common Frog Pond, Downtown and 6 p.m. - HIIT, Mothers Rest @ Four Corners, Dorchester.

    Greenway Play in Chinatown Park

    Join us for Thursday nights in Chinatown Park for playing, reading and climbing on Chinatown Park Plaza (weather permitting). Bring your family, something to eat and spend the summer evening at Chinatown Park. 5-7 p.m., Chinatown Park, John F Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square

    Boston Calling Music Festival Block Parties return at Dewey Square for its fourth season. Enjoy the best of summer in the heart of downtown Boston each Thursday from 5-8 p.m. All block parties are free and open to the public and will feature music, lawn games and more. Each party will have a cash bar; fans must be 21+ to enter. Dewey Square, Boston.

    Free Summer Yoga Thursdays at Frog Pond

    Every Thursday from June 8 through Aug. 31, #BeTheFrogi as a vibrant group of instructors lead power vinyasa flow for more than 200 students of all levels at Frog Pond. Release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel. Bring your own mat. 6-7:15 p.m., Frog Pond, 38 Beacon St., Boston.

    The Roast of David Ortiz

    Head on over to House of Blues for the first annual Roast of David Ortiz, benefiting the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Josh Wolf, Dustin Pedroia, Rob Gronkowski, Lenny Clarke, Bill Burr, Sarah Tiana and Anthony Mackie will all be on hand to roast Big Papi for an unforgettable night. This is a 21+ event. Tickets start at $34. 6:30 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston.

    Friday, June 23

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Boot Camp

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 6:30 a.m. - Boot Camp, Christopher Columbus Park, North End.

    Today’s Fun Free Fridays Admissions

    Fun Free Fridays returns for the summer. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, this program offers free admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts all summer long. Fun Free Friday admissions today include: Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Mary Baker Eddy Library, The Sports Museum, Clark Art Institute, The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Worcester Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum and The Discovery Museums.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    Join Citizens Bank for its new weekly cornhole tournament at The Lawn On D. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. when the first eight teams of two will compete for some fun prizes. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Celebration of Summer IV: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party at City Hall Plaza

    Roller skate disco returns to City Hall Plaza for the 4th annual tribute to Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer, as part of Boston’s 2017 summer programming. Free and open to the public. 6-10 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston.

    Free Family Flick: “The Secret Life of Pets”

    Grab your blanket or lawn chair and head out for a free movie under the stars tonight. Tonight’s feature is “The Secret Life of Pets” at the Hatch Memorial Shell. All movies are shown at dusk, Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston.

    5th Annual Boston JerkFest Food Festival: Rum & Brew Tasting

    The 5th Annual Boston JerkFest returns. This outdoor/indoor, family-friendly festival is a Caribbean foodie event featuring Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ. Tonight enjoy unlimited samplings of everything from rum to craft beer, wine and more, along with cocktail demonstrations with Boston’s top mixologists. Tickets are $50. 6:30-9 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St., Boston’s South End.

    Saturday, June 24

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Walking Group, Yoga & Family Yoga

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Walking Group, 8 a.m., Franklin Park, Dorchester, Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Franklin Park School Master Hill, Dorchester and Family Yoga, 10 a.m., Almont Park, Mattapan.

    SoWa Open Market 

    The SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 through Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 14th season of Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Come visit the more than 150 vendors on hand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour

    Learn the history and life of chocolate, how high-end gourmet chocolates are created, and more with the Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour on Saturdays. The 2.5-hour walking tour highlights the Back Bay, boasting landmarks like Newbury Street, the Prudential Center and Copley Square. Some stops along the way include: a Swiss chocolatier famous for the Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle, a famous New England Ice Cream maker focused on Fair Trade chocolate, cupcakes, for the adventurous a chocolate covered cricket or chocolate worm, plus a few other surprises along the way. Advance tickets are required and the tour size is limited to 16. Tickets are $48. 10:15 a.m. and the tour meets at Gourmet Boutique, inside the Westin Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, 10 Huntington Ave. 

    5th Annual Boston JerkFest Food Festival

    The 5th Annual Boston JerkFest returns. This outdoor/indoor, family-friendly festival is a Caribbean foodie event featuring Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ. More than two dozen vendors will be on hand serving a variety of food, hot sauces and Caribbean specialty products, along with craft vendors, live music, kids activities and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Cambridge Carnival International. Tickets are $20. Two sessions available: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St., Boston’s South End.

    Greenway Open Market

    The Greenway Open Market's seventh season is underway. This vibrant arts market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers on Saturdays and every first and third Sunday through October. The market is located along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Greenway Open Market! It’s truly an original Boston experience! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, High Street at Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

    Sunday, June 25

    Boston Color Vibe 5K

    It’s sure to be the most colorful, fun-filled day of your life. Get blasted with color while you run the Cool Vibe 5K being held this year in Burlington. Grab your friends, your family, your kids and get in on the fun. Spots are still available. Registration is $32.99 (children 12 and under get a free registration with a paid adult). 8-11 a.m., Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington.

    SoWa Open Market 

    The SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 through Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 14th season of Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Come visit the more than 150 vendors on hand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Yoga

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Yoga, 2 p.m., Jamaica Pond, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain.

    Monday, June 26

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Zumba, Yoga, Salsa Dancing & Line Dancing

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Zumba, 6 p.m., Christopher Columbus Park, North End, Yoga, 6 p.m., Gertrude Howes, Roxbury, Salsa Dancing, 6 p.m., Blackstone Square, South End, Yoga, 6:30 p.m., McGann Playground, Hyde Park, and Line Dancing, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Park, Refectory Hill, Dorchester.

    Salsa in the Park Mondays

    Celebrate MetaMovements 10th Anniversary every Monday night. In collaboration with BCYF’s Blackstone Community Center, they will be present their weekly salsa outdoors party to promote health and wellness free June 12 through August 28. These events are free, 6-9 p.m., Blackstone Community Center Courtyard/Park, 50 West Brookline St., Boston (rain location indoors at the Blackstone).

    Tuesday, June 27

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba & GetFit Full Body Fusion

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 6:30 a.m. - Yoga, Medal of Honor Park (M Street), South Boston, 7 a.m. - Tai Chi, Adams Park, Roslindale, 10 a.m. - Chair Yoga, Symphony Park, the Fenway, 6 p.m. - Zumba, Gertrude Howes, Roxbury, 6 p.m. - Yoga, Franklin Square, South End, and 6:30 p.m. - GetFit: Full Body Fusion, Elmherst Park, Dorchester.

    Wednesday, June 28

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: On the MOVE! (for kids), Family Zumba & HIIT

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 10 a.m. - On the MOVE! (for kids), Thomas M. Menino Park, Charlestown, 6 p.m. - Family Zumba, LoPresti Park, East Boston, 6:30 p.m. - Franklin Park, Refectory Hill, Dorchester and 6:30 p.m. - HIIT, Brighton Square, Brighton.

    FIT on the Garden at the Prudential Center

    Under Armour is bringing Boston’s best fitness trainers and instructors to the Prudential Center for FIT on the garden every Wednesday this summer. Each week experience different heart-pumping fitness classes on the South Garden. Tonight it’s Bootcamp HIIT with Sarah Gaines. 6-7 p.m., Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 

    Thursday, June 29

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Yoga, On the MOVE! (for kids), Tai Chi & HIIT

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 10 a.m. - Gentle Yoga, Christopher Columbus Park, North End, 10 a.m. - On the MOVE! (for kids), Medal of Honor Park (M Street), South Boston, 10 a.m. - Yoga, Almont Park, Mattapan, 10 a.m. - Tai Chi (last class July 27), Symphony Park, The Fenway, 6 p.m. - Yoga, Boston Common Frog Pond, Downtown and 6 p.m. - HIIT, Mothers Rest @ Four Corners, Dorchester.

    Greenway Play in Chinatown Park

    Join us for Thursday nights in Chinatown Park for playing, reading and climbing on Chinatown Park Plaza (weather permitting). Bring your family, something to eat and spend the summer evening at Chinatown Park. 5-7 p.m., Chinatown Park, John F Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square

    Boston Calling Music Festival Block Parties return at Dewey Square for its fourth season. Enjoy the best of summer in the heart of downtown Boston each Thursday from 5-8 p.m. All block parties are free and open to the public and will feature music, lawn games and more. Each party will have a cash bar; fans must be 21+ to enter. Dewey Square, Boston.

    Free Summer Yoga Thursdays at Frog Pond

    Every Thursday from June 8 through Aug. 31, #BeTheFrogi as a vibrant group of instructors lead power vinyasa flow for more than 200 students of all levels at Frog Pond. Release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel. Bring your own mat. 6-7:15 p.m., Frog Pond, 38 Beacon St., Boston.

    Friday, June 30

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Boot Camp

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: 6:30 a.m. - Boot Camp, Christopher Columbus Park, North End.

    Today’s Fun Free Fridays Admissions

    Fun Free Fridays returns for the summer. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, this program offers free admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts all summer long. Fun Free Friday admissions today include: the Boston Children’s Museum, MIT Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Springfield Museums, EcoTarium, Maritime Gloucester, New Bedford Whaling Museum and The Gardens at Elm Bank (Massachusetts Horticultural Society).

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    Join Citizens Bank for its new weekly cornhole tournament at The Lawn On D. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. when the first eight teams of two will compete for some fun prizes. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Saturday, July 1

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Walking Group, Yoga & Family Yoga

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Walking Group, 8 a.m., Franklin Park, Dorchester, Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Franklin Park School Master Hill, Dorchester and Family Yoga, 10 a.m., Almont Park, Mattapan.

    Greenway Open Market

    The Greenway Open Market's seventh season is underway. This vibrant arts market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers on Saturdays and every first and third Sunday through October. The market is located along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Greenway Open Market! It’s truly an original Boston experience! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, High Street at Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

    Patriot Place Summer Outdoor Movie Series: “The Lego Batman Movie”

    Patriot Place’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tonight with a free showing of “The Lego Batman Movie.” Summer Flicks take place at Patriot Place’s NRG Plaza and are presented by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on the plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza for a better viewing experience. Rain date is July 12. Pre-show entertainment 6-8 p.m.. Movie begins at dusk. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

    Sunday, July 2

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Yoga

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Yoga, 2 p.m., Jamaica Pond, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain.

    Monday, July 3

    Free Outdoor Fitness Classes: Zumba, Yoga, Salsa Dancing & Line Dancing

    Take part in one of several free outdoor fitness classes being offered today through the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Twenty-six, free outdoor classes are offered all summer long in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Here’s what’s happening today: Zumba, 6 p.m., Christopher Columbus Park, North End, Yoga, 6 p.m., Gertrude Howes, Roxbury, Salsa Dancing, 6 p.m., Blackstone Square, South End, Yoga, 6:30 p.m., McGann Playground, Hyde Park, and Line Dancing, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Park, Refectory Hill, Dorchester.

    Salsa in the Park Mondays

    Celebrate MetaMovements 10th Anniversary every Monday night. In collaboration with BCYF’s Blackstone Community Center, they will be present their weekly salsa outdoors party to promote health and wellness free June 12 through August 28. These events are free, 6-9 p.m., Blackstone Community Center Courtyard/Park, 50 West Brookline St., Boston (rain location indoors at the Blackstone).

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    Saturday, July 8

    Free Family Flick: “The Secret Life of Pets”

    Grab your blanket or lawn chair and head out for a free movie under the stars tonight. Tonight’s feature is “The Secret Life of Pets” at Assembly Row in Somerville. All movies are shown at dusk, Sylvester Baxter Park, Assembly Row, Somerville.

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    Tuesday, July 11

    Free Family Flick: “The Secret Life of Pets”

    Grab your blanket or lawn chair and head out for a free movie under the stars tonight. Tonight’s feature is “The Secret Life of Pets” at Martini Shell in Hyde Park. All movies are shown at dusk, Martini Shell, Truman Highway, Hyde Park. 

    Wednesday, July 12

    Free Family Flick: “The Secret Life of Pets”

    Grab your blanket or lawn chair and head out for a free movie under the stars tonight. Tonight’s feature is “The Secret Life of Pets” at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. All movies are shown at dusk, 1 Beach Road, Salisbury.

    Thursday, July 13

    Free Family Flick: “The Secret Life of Pets”

    Grab your blanket or lawn chair and head out for a free movie under the stars tonight. Tonight’s feature is “The Secret Life of Pets” at Fall River Heritage State Park. All movies are shown at dusk, Fall River Heritage State Park, Davol Street, Fall River.


    Wednesday, July 19

    Patriot Place Summer Outdoor Movie Series: “Finding Dory”

    Patriot Place’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tonight with a free showing of “Finding Dory.” Summer Flicks take place at Patriot Place’s NRG Plaza and are presented by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on the plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza for a better viewing experience. Rain date is July 26. Pre-show entertainment 6-8 p.m.. Movie begins at dusk. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

    'No Kids Allowed' Adult Night at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

    Grab your friends and head on over to LEGOLAND® Discover Center Boston for its monthly “no kids allowed” adult night. One Wednesday each month, LEGOLAND® opens its doors to adults only for a themed-night where you can challenge the Master Model Builder and compete in build competitions for prizes. Tickets are $22.95 per person ($18 per person for groups of 10 or more). 7-9 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Wednesday, August 2

    Patriot Place Summer Outdoor Movie Series: “Moana”

    Patriot Place’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tonight with a free showing of “Moana.” Summer Flicks take place at Patriot Place’s NRG Plaza and are presented by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on the plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza for a better viewing experience. Rain date is August 9. Pre-show entertainment 6-8 p.m.. Movie begins at dusk. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

    Wednesday, August 16

    Patriot Place Summer Outdoor Movie Series: “The Little Mermaid”

    Patriot Place’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tonight with a free showing of “The Little Mermaid.” Summer Flicks take place at Patriot Place’s NRG Plaza and are presented by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on the plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza for a better viewing experience. Rain date is August 23. Pre-show entertainment 6-8 p.m.. Movie begins at dusk. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

    Friday, Sept. 1

    Patriot Place Summer Outdoor Movie Series: “Angry Birds Movie”

    Patriot Place’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tonight with a free showing of “Angry Birds Movie.” Summer Flicks take place at Patriot Place’s NRG Plaza and are presented by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on the plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza for a better viewing experience. Pre-show entertainment 6-8 p.m.. Movie begins at dusk. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

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