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2022 Watercolor Painting Workshops: Highland Park

Practice your landscape painting skills at this free and fun watercolor painting workshop series, hosted by a local artist every weekend in September. 

Join a local artist for a morning of watercolor painting. This series is completely free and open to Boston residents. Registration is required and supplies are provided by the instructor.

All watercolor painting workshop dates

2022-09-17T10:00:00 - 2022-09-17T12:00:00
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2022 Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Eguie Castrillo

Join us this summer in Boston Parks for live salsa music and dance.

Created in honor of Latin music icon Tito Puente, this series celebrates 15 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks.  The series is sponsored in part by:

  • Berklee College of Music, and
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion

Free salsa lessons are led by MetaMovements.

All Tito Puente Latin Music Series dates

2022-08-12T18:00:00 - 2022-08-12T20:00:00
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2022 TITO PUENTE LATIN MUSIC SERIES: ALEA

Join us this summer in Boston Parks for live salsa music and dance.

Created in honor of Latin music icon Tito Puente, this series celebrates 15 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks. The series is sponsored in part by:

2022-07-21T19:00:00 - 2022-07-21T20:30:00
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2022 Golf Course Summer Concert Series: Jon Hollywood

Enjoy a concert on the patio at one of the City's golf courses.

The Golf Course Concert Series is part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program. They are held in July, August, and September and shows begin at 6 p.m. These events are sponsored by Bank of America and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. We receive additional support from the:

ABOUT JON HOLLYWOOD:
  • Jon Hollywood was born in the busy city of Bridgeport, CT and is a musician who has a love for a wide range of music.  He was raised with a diverse musical background and was introduced to contemporary jazz, classical compositions and rock and roll at a young age. While his biggest inspirations are Michael Jackson, Queen, and Prince, he is a 90's kid at heart, enjoying hits from pop culture and the driving hard rock that followed.

Learn More about Jon Hollywood on his website.

2022-08-17T18:00:00 - 2022-08-17T19:30:00
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2022 Childrens arts and crafts workshop: North End

Looking for a free, fun activity to enjoy with the kids? Join us this summer for one of our arts and crafts workshops hosted in various parks throughout the City of Boston, hosted by a local artist.

Our arts and crafts workshops are led by local artists. They're held Tuesday through Friday in July and August and run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. These drop-in workshops encourage kids to explore their creativity through projects like mask making, crayon art, watercolor and much more. Supplies are provided, but you'll need to bring your creativity! 

This series is completely free and open to Boston residents. These workshops will take place in various parks throughout the City of Boston.

Registration is encouraged so we know how many supplies to bring (pre-registration is required for groups of 8 or more). Please email Shannon.murphy2@boston.gov to register.

This series is also weather-dependent. Check our social media pages for updated weather info regarding this series. Follow us on social media for the latest updates on events: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

ALL ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOPS DATES

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from August 4, 2022, 2 times
  • Langone Park
    529-543 Commercial Street
    North End , MA 02109
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Shannon Murphy
  • Neighborhood:
    North End
  • Event Type:
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2022-08-04T10:00:00 - 2022-08-11T12:00:00
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2022 CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP: ROXBURY

Looking for a free, fun activity to enjoy with the kids? Join us this summer for one of our arts and crafts workshops hosted in various parks throughout the City of Boston, hosted by a local artist.

Our arts and crafts workshops are led by local artists. They're held Tuesday through Friday in July and August and run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. These drop-in workshops encourage kids to explore their creativity through projects like mask making, crayon art, watercolor and much more. Supplies are provided, but you'll need to bring your creativity! 

This series is completely free and open to Boston residents. These workshops will take place in various parks throughout the City of Boston.

Registration is encouraged so we know how many supplies to bring (pre-registration is required for groups of 8 or more). Please email Shannon.murphy2@boston.gov to register.

This series is also weather-dependent. Check our social media pages for updated weather info regarding this series. Follow us on social media for the latest updates on events: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

ALL ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOPS DATES

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from July 7, 2022, 2 times
  • Howes Playground (Gertrude Howes Playground)
    68 Moreland Street
    Roxbury , MA 02119
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Shannon Murphy
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
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2022-07-07T10:00:00 - 2022-07-14T12:00:00
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Donna Summer Disco Party 2022

Get your groove on at our eighth annual summer disco party honoring five-time Grammy winner and Boston native, Donna Summer!

Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a five-time Grammy winner, and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and was raised in Mission Hill before rising to stardom in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 62 years old on May 17, 2012. This annual event honors her life and celebrates her music and legacy in Boston.

Donna Summer Disco Party will feature:

  • music provided by DJ Vince 1
  • a special tribute performance by Mary Gaines Bernard, Donna Summer's sister and longtime backing vocalist, and
  • appearances by Donna Summer’s nephew, O’Mega Red, and other members of Donna Summer's family.
2022-06-16T18:00:00 - 2022-06-16T21:00:00
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Parks Summer Fitness: Zumba

Participate in free fitness classes offered by one of our certified instructors. Our classes are a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Click the link below to sign up for the class on Eventbrite. This will allow you to add it to your calendar and receive updates, including if there are changes or cancellations due to weather.

Register for the class!

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Repeats weekly on Tuesday, starting from June 7, 2022, until September 27, 2022
  • Blackstone Square
    1535 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-06-07T18:30:00 - 2022-06-07T19:30:00
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Parks Summer Fitness: Strength & Conditioning

Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by one of our certified instructors. Our classes are a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

This all-levels class is designed to increase physical strength and mobility through bodyweight exercises! The circuit style workouts will work all major muscle groups so you feel it from head to toe. All movements will have modifications to progress down or up depending on how you feel.

Click the link below to sign up for the class on Eventbrite, which will allow you to add it to your calendar and receive updates, if there are changes or cancellations due to weather, etc.

Register here!

  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    Repeats weekly on Wednesday, starting from June 8, 2022, until September 28, 2022
  • Elliot Norton Park
    295 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
  • Posted:
2022-06-08T09:00:00 - 2022-09-28T10:00:00
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Parks Summer Fitness: Chair Yoga

Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by one of our certified instructors. Our classes are a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Chair yoga is great for everyone but particularly for those who prefer to move with the support of a chair. In this class we will energize our bodies, cultivate resilience, explore spinal movements and build core strength and flexibility through accessible seated postures. First thing in the morning -- it's better than a cup of coffee!

Click the link below to sign up for the class on Eventbrite, which will allow you to add it to your calendar and receive updates, if there are changes or cancellations due to weather, etc.

Register here!

  • 10:00am - 11:00am
    Repeats weekly on Thursday, starting from June 9, 2022, until September 29, 2022
  • Symphony Park
    39 Edgerly Road
    Fenway-Kenmore, MA 02115
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Jennifer Misiaszek
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
    Fenway/Kenmore
  • Posted:
2022-06-09T10:00:00 - 2022-09-29T11:00:00
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