What the Bay State Has Going on This Weekend
The Flag Garden, atop Flagstaff Hill on the Boston Common, is on display through Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Take any MBTA Green Line trolley to Arlington, Boylston, or Park Street.
The Unofficial kick off of the summer season begins this weekend. And Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has you covered with a host of family art-making activities, gallery tours and talks, musical performances, and film screenings. On Monday, May 28, the MFA – Boston is hosting a Memorial Day Open House. A multidisciplinary concert created by teens from Sociedad Latina. Make art inspired by the exhibitions on display, including “M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions” and “Phantasmagoria.”
The ICA Museum is also free for families on Saturday– as part of their monthly playdate series. Founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the ICA has paved the way for other museums of “contemporary art,” artists’ spaces, and alternative venues. Situated on the Boston Harbor, in the city’s dynamic Seaport district, the ICA is within walking distance from downtown Boston If you are coming to visit on Memorial Day I suggest that you take public transportation, car, bike, or water taxi.
From memorials commemorating fallen soldiers and music festivals, Boston has plenty to offer to recognize the contributions of our Armed services. The Flag Garden at the Boston Common, situated at the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Boston Common is transformed into a sea of red, white, and blue: 37,000+ American flags, one for each of the men and women from the commonwealth of Massachusetts who died defending their country, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The Flag Garden is courtesy of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. To travel there by public transportation take any MBTA Take any MBTA Green Line trolley to Arlington, Boylston, or Park Street.
Take a walking tour of the Freedom Trail. It’s just amazing, and you’ll learn about history and the city.
Visit the Public Garden. Boston’s famous public gardens are beautiful, and a great place for a picnic.
Eat a Lobster Roll. It’s a New England thing; you’ll just need to do.
Visit the Museum of Science. It’s easily the coolest science museum out there, and there are lots to do for kids and adults alike.
If you’re moving to Boston, finding things to do for your children and the entire family is critical. For more information on living in Boston, click here. We’ll look forward to seeing you in Boston soon!