The Weekender: May 26-29


Happy Memorial Day weekend! We love this time of year, and can’t wait until the sunny skies are back. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend. Here are a few ideas on what to do…

Memorial Day Garden of Flags on Boston Common. Volunteers plant more than 37,000 flags on the Boston Common each year to represent those from Massachusetts who lost their lives serving our country. Such a moving tribute, and definitely something to see. Find out how to support their efforts here.

Museum Open House. To mark the holiday weekend, two of our favorite local museums are offering free admission on Monday! The Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute for Contemporary Art will both be free to the public from 10am-5pm. Plus, on Saturday bring the family to the ICA for their Saturday Play Date (free admission for 2 adults accompanying children 12 and under).

Summer Kick-Off. Though summer is right around the corner, it looks like a cool weekend with a few showers. We hope you enjoy some clear skies long enough to fire up the grill, or whatever other summer activities you are excited to revisit. What’s on your summer bucket list?

Boston Calling. The music festival is back, this time at a larger location in Allston. The lineup on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday includes Tool, Weezer, Mumford and Sons, Major Lazer, Solange, Sylvan Esso, and many more. Take a look at the full lineup on the website.

Gather Around the Campfire. This weekend is the 19th annual campfire. festival at Club Passim. The weekend is structured around celebrating music and community, with performances ‘in the round’ as songwriters and musicians swap tunes and audience members participate. Find out more here.

Road Trip. Three-day weekends often mean travel, and lots of people will be hitting the road for a little fun away this weekend! We are always so amazed by all the great destinations within a few hours drive/train/boat away. Check out our Wanderlust section to see a few of our favorite destinations.

Building 6. The new building at Mass MOCA opens on May 28, and it looks amazing! The space will feature installations from Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer, Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell (can’t wait to see), and more. I am so looking forward to checking it out sometime soon!

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