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    50+ Fun Ways to Celebrate Summer This Week in and Around Boston

    Summer is in full swing and so are the events throughout the area this week. From Boston Calling block parties on the Greenway to Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival to Cornhole on The Lawn on D and more, we’ve got plenty of fun to choose from all week long.

    Monday, June 24 

    Preschool Movies

    Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4246 Washington St., Roslindale.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30.11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    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., Boston.

    Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Neel Nanda

    Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar with some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. Tonight it’s Neel Nanda! (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Devine's House Party). There’s no cover charge, it’s 21 plus and it’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Neel Nanda 

    Tuesday, June 25

    Boston Public Market At City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

    Enjoy bands, cocktails, games and more every Thursday night and select Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, 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 World Premier Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Miss Saigon

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    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.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $35. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

    On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

    Wednesday, June 26

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 2-10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 3:30-10 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston. 

    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 Steve Memmolo for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 7-10 p.m., Gloucester.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House 

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 

    Thursday, June 27

    Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening

    Celebrate summer with the opening of the Frog Pond’s Spray Pool with giveaways, games, food, refreshments, face painting and more including Frog Pond Freddie, “Bubble Guy” Jim Ditcher and more. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    Boston Public Market At City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 2-10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Beer Garden at Boston Landing

    Night Shift Brewing brings their craft beers to Boston Landing tonight for a pop-up beer garden at Athlete’s Park. Enjoy live music, tasty fare and more. 4-7 p.m., Athlete’s Park, Guest Street, Brighton. 

    Greenway Play Session

    Enjoy some free play in Chin Park complete with books, games and more. 5-7 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Chinatown Park, John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston.

    ICA Free Thursday Night

    Did you know the Institute of Contemporary Art is free for all visitors every Thursday? It sure is. 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

    Enjoy bands, cocktails, games and more every Thursday night from 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

    Summer in The City: Berklee School of Music Performance Series

    Head down to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on the last Thursday of the month for a summer evening of music on the plaza. 5:15-6:45 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. 

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, 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 Sonya Rae Taylor for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 

    Boston Grown-Ups Museum: County Fair

    The Boston Children’s Museum is open to grown-ups only tonight with County Fair - offering a wide variety of activities from face painting to ring toss, corn hole, spin art and more, plus a baby animal petting zoo and donut eating competition. Sample som beers from Jack’s Abby, buy something from the Melt Food Truck all while special guest DJ Kupah James keeps the music going. This is a 21+ event (valid ID required). 6:30-9:30 p.m., Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 6:30-11 p.m., Gloucester.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $35. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House 

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Friday, June 28

    TGIF at The Lawn on D

    Celebrate the end of the week at The Lawn on D. Play, enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Swipe Right at 6 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 2-10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 3:30-10 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 4:45-11:30 p.m., Gloucester.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    The weekly cornhole 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 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 “Casablanca” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $35. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House 

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    New Kids on the Block at TD Garden

    The New Kids on the Block are coming to Boston as part of its 2019 The MixTape Tour bringing with them special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.95. 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 

    Astronomy After Hours

    Enjoy a free night full of astronomy themed fun. Hope for good weather and small telescopes will be available for a hands-on experience, plus visitors can view the evenings featured astronomical object through the 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory. 8:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, Gilliland Observatory, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Saturday, June 29

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music on the lawn from Rebels / Joshua Tree at 6 p.m.., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Gloucester.

    Greenway Open Market

    The Greenway Open Market is back for another season featuring area artists, crafters and independent designers. Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and shop at this original Boston experience. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Rings Fountain, Milk Street, Boston. 

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery.11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 1-9 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House 

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Frank: The Man. The Music

    Frank Sinatra tribute “Frank: The Man. The Music” is bringing his Las Vegas production and 32-piece orchestra to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.50. 8 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

    New Kids on the Block at TD Garden

    The New Kids on the Block are coming to Boston as part of its 2019 The MixTape Tour bringing with them special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.95. 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 

    Sunday, June 30

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston. 

    SoWa Open Market

    The award-winning SoWa Open Market is back for its 16th season. Stop by and enjoy Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. Celebrate opening day with Fiddlehead Brewing Company taking over the beer garden to pour some exclusive taproom only brews, live music by Elisa Smith and The Tiny Little Lies, the 15th annual SoWa Art Walk, plus Boston’s favorite food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Gloucester.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

    Sunday Funday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games during Sunday Funday at The Lawn on D. Noon to 11 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. Noon to 6 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House 

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $40. 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.