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    30+ Great Events Happening the Last Week of Summer

    It’s the last week of summer so make it count. From Boston Harbor Fireworks to the Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Boat Parade of Lights and event a Disney Trivia Night for the entire family, we’ve gathered more than two dozen fun things to do in and around the city.

    Monday, August 27

    Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try zumba at 6 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, salsa dancing at 6 p.,m. At Blackstone Square in the South End, Carnival Fit at 6 p.m. at Harambee Park in Dorchester, Afrobeat Bootcamp at 6 p.,m. At Malcolm X Park in Roxbury or Yoga at 6:30 p.m. at Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners in Dorchester.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: “Beauty and the Beast”

    Grab your chair or blanket and catch a free outdoor movie tonight with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Dept.’s ParkARTS program which features popular films under the night sky in 12 of the city’s parks throughout August and September. Tonight catch “Cars 3” at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.). Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres. Brophy Park, 192 Webster St., East Boston.

    Tuesday, August 28

    Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try chair yoga at 10 a.m. at Symphony Park in Fenway, bootcamp at 6 p.m. at Elmhurst Park in Dorchester, Yoga at 6 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park (M Street) in South Boston, cardio dance at 6 p.m. at Ross Playground in Hyde Park, Zumba at 6 p.m. at Gertrude Howes Playground in Roxbury or line dancing at 6 p.m. at Billings Field in West Roxbury.

    Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

    It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Pop-Soul Tuesdays

    Tuesdays are all about pop and soul during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Ray Greene for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Disney Trivia Night

    Grab the family and test your Disney knowledge at Disney Trivia Night tonight at Trident Booksellers & Cafe. This is an all-ages event. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St., Boston.

    Wednesday, August 29

    Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try chair yoga at 10 a.m. at Elliot Norton Park in Chinatown, family Zumba at 6 p.m. at LoPresti Park in East Boston, HIIT at 6 p.m. at Mission Hill Playground in Mission Hill, yoga at 6 p.m. at Brighton Common in Brighton or line dancing at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Park in Dorchester. 

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Rat Pack Wednesdays

    Wednesday’s are all about the Rat Pack during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    MFA Music: Patty Larkin

    Don’t miss Patty Larkin’s return for her annual MFA concert. Tickets are $24 for members and $30 for non-members. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

    Thursday, August 30

    Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try Gentle Yoga at 10 a.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Tai Chi at 10 a.m. at Symphony Park in Fenway, Yoga at 6 p.m. on the Boston Common in Beacon Hill, Yoga at 6 p.m. at Marcella Playground in Roxbury or Zumba Kids at 6 p.m. at Hunt/Almont Park in Mattapan.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

    Enjoy local bands, cocktails, lawn games and more every Thursday night as the Boston Calling Block Parties return for the season. Get outside, enjoy live music and DJs, along with several beer selections. 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Blues Thursdays

    Thursdays are all about the Blues during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Bruce Marshall Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Free Summer Yoga at Frog Pond

    Each Thursday night all summer long, enjoy free yoga outside at Frog Pond were instructors will lead a vinyasa flow class for students of all levels. Classes are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel. Bring your own mat. 6-7:15 p.m., the Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston.

    Harpoon Comedy Night

    Enjoy a comedy night at the Harpoon Brewery tonight. The first 45 guest get seating, after that it’s standing room only so get there early. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20. 6:30-9 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: “The Emoji Movie”

    Grab your chair or blanket and catch a free outdoor movie tonight with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Dept.’s ParkARTS program which features popular films under the night sky in 12 of the city’s parks throughout August and September. Tonight catch “Cars 3” at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.). Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres. Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St., Hyde Park.

    6th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Boston Harbor Fireworks

    Celebrate the end of summer with a harbor fireworks spectacular brought to you by Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council. 8:30-9 p.m. Best viewing spots: Christopher Columbus Park, North End, the East Boston Harborwalk and Fan Pier in the Seaport District 

    Friday, August 31

    Fun Free Fridays

    Highland Street Foundation’s Fun Free Fridays offers no-cost admission to some of the most treasured, cultural venues in the state. Today enjoy free admission to: Old Sturbridge Village, EcoTarium, Norman Rockwell Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, USS Constitution Museum, Cape Ann Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium.

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try Bootcamp at 6:30 a.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End or a walking group at 10 a.m. at Moakley Park in South Boston

    50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

    Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    The weekly cornhold tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Boston.Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Out of Africa ” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Saturday, Sept. 1

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. This morning enjoy a walking group at 8 am. At Franklin Park in Dorchester, yoga at 9:15 a.m. at Franklin Park, Dorchester, yoga at 10 a.m. at Healy Playground, Roslindale or bootcamp at 11 a.m. at Almont Park in Mattapan. 

    Greenway Open Market

    Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

    Boat Parade of Lights

    Head to Gloucester for the Annual Labor Day tradition of the Lighted Boat Parade of Lights during the Gloucester Schooner Festival. 7 p.m., Gloucester.

    Sunday, Sept. 2

    SoWa Open Market

    The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

    Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today enjoy Kids Yoga at 11 a.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, Yoga at 12:30 p.m. at Winthrop Square in Charlestown or Yoga at 2 p.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.

    Greenway Play Session

    Head on down to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and enjoy a day of fun with rangers from the National Park Service. Head over to the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion near The Greenway Carousel to play with their unique Imagination Playground. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

    Spectacle Island Luau

    Head to the tropics without leaving Boston Harbor at Boston Harbor Cruises’ weekly Luau on Spectacle Island. Enjoy a relaxing cruise to and from the island and a luau feast by renowned Chef Barbara Lynch. Tickets are $75 for ages 12 and over, $53 for ages 3-11 and free for children under 3. The boat boards at Long Wharf, Boston at 5:15 p.m. and departs at 5:30 p.m. sharp, returning from Spectacle Island at 8:30 p.m.

    Pearl Jam at Fenway Park

    Close out summer with Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekend. The iconic band is taking the stage at Fenway Park for two performances Sept. 2 and 4 at Fenway Park. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m.