Timeout.com’s 10 Ways to play outside in Boston highlights the variety of outdoor options Boston has to offer. Some of our favorites (because they are free) are:
This summer, go to The Hatch Shell on Fridays (celebrateboston.com/free-friday-flicks.htm) for family-friendly hits including Kung Fu Panda 2, Cars 2 and Happy Feet Two. If CGI sequels aren’t your thing, head over to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, which shows classic films every Friday night (June 15–Aug 31, bhh.com); selections range from An American in Paris (July 13) and Jaws (July 27) to The Princess Bride (Aug 3) and Dirty Dancing (Aug 24). Finally—and awesomely—Films At the Gate will be showing their outdoor kung fu extravaganza in a lot near the Chinatown Gate on Hudson Street over the course of four TBA days in August (filmsatthegate.org).
Summertime harvest festivals
Get excited, locavores—summer is the perfect time to celebrate fresh, regional and seasonal goods, and Verrill Farm in nearby Concord is getting in on the fun with interactive festivals: strawberries (June 23), blueberries (July 21), and corn and tomatoes (Aug 18).These family-friendly events include live music, recipe contests, hayrides and the oh-so-awesome pick-your-own opportunities. Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Rd, Concord (978-369-4494, verrillfarm.com).