Ok D23s (AND the rest of TUSDM!)!! Ask and you shall receive… at least some of the time. Nancy Marks, community service coordinator, has compiled a sampling of some Free summer Fun in the area. Click more below to view list of all the events!
FREE CAMBRIDGE FUN:
Cambridge’s Free, Outdoor Performance Series: Opera On Tap • Indie Pop – Performances for the week of July 29
Cambridge Arts’ “Summer In The City” is back with free performances for families outdoors in parks all across Cambridge from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2019.
July 30, Tuesday: Opera on Tap – “Alice in Operaland” 10AM
@ Dana Park, Magazine St. between Corporal McTernan & Lawrence St., Cambridge MA 02139 (Rain Site: Amigos School, 15 Upton St.)
Journey with us down the rabbit hole as we present some of your favorite opera storybook characters from Dvorak’s Little Mermaid to Mozart’s Queen of the Night. Make way for the Fairy Queen, Cinderella, and the Sea Witch!
August 1, Thursday: Bee Parks and the Hornets Band 10AM
@ Riverside Press Park, River St. & Memorial Dr., Cambridge MA 02139 (Rain Site: MLK School, 102 Putnam Ave.)
Discover what it means to “be a bee” with this indie pop-rock band. Featuring all-original tunes, insect puppets, and lots of dance moves!
August 6, Tuesday: UNH’s Little Red Wagon – “Who Came Up With That?” 10AM
@ Magazine Beach Park, 668 Memorial Drive Cambridge MA 02139 (Rain Site: Amigos School, 15 Upton St.)
Follow along with the UNH Little Red Wagon Time Travelers as they travel through time to discover who was responsible for some of their favorite inventions.
August 8, Thursday: Inman Square Movie Night featuring Boston Lightsaber Stage Combat Club 7PM
@ East Cambridge Savings Bank Parking Lot, 1310 Cambridge St.
Heroes, villains, true love…lightsabers? Jedi Master Buttercup has been captured by a motley crew of mercenaries! Chasing them are mysterious figures in black…but are they friend or foe?
MOVIE HINT: In a galaxy far, far away…our heroes defend themselves from a hot pursuit on a cold planet.
August 13, Tuesday: Cambridge Crossing Movie Night featuring Ricardo Frota – “Ecology of Sound” 7PM
@ Cambridge Crossing at North Point Common, 30 North Point Blvd
Join Ricardo Frota as he combines traditional rhythm instruments like African drums, Brazilian percussion, and indigenous sounds with instruments made from recycled and natural-found objects.
MOVIE HINT: A magical board game releases jungle-themed creatures and a man who has been stuck inside the game for decades. Can they win his freedom by surviving the game?
August 15, Thursday: Harvard Square Business Association Movie Night featuring The Busted Jug Band 7PM
@ Palmer Street, Harvard Square
High energy music from the ‘20s and ‘30s that gets everyone dancing! Enjoy swinging rhythms and fun instruments like a washboard, washtub bass, banjoleles, kazoos, and rubber chickens!
MOVIE HINT: You won’t need a spoon full of sugar to enjoy this magical story of a family who receives a new nanny.
August 20, Tuesday: Kendall Square Association Movie Night featuring Jeghetto – “Time Machine” 7PM
@ Alexandria Technology Square Lawn, Main St. and Technology Sq., Cambridge MA 02139
Jeghetto uses puppets built from recycled and found materials to tell the story of two robots. The advanced robot shows the young robot boy a time machine that takes him to faraway places and lands.
MOVIE HINT: The last robot on earth spends his days organizing trash until he falls in love and finds the key to saving humanity.
August 22, Thursday: CambridgeSide Movie Night featuring Mad Science – “Air and Ice” 7PM
@ Lechmere Canal Park at CambridgeSide, East Cambridge
What’s colder than ice? Why does a teakettle whistle? How do you make fog? These answers and more will be answered in this show involving windpower, flash fire, and frigid ice!
MOVIE HINT: What do sisters, reindeer, trolls, and a snowman have in common? Protecting the kingdom from bad men and accidental icy storms!
August 27, Tuesday: Community Art Center Movie Night featuring Kemp Harris 7PM
@ Clement Morgan Park, 60 Columbia St.
Kemp Harris is a Cambridge musician, storyteller, teacher, composer, author—you name it! Join him for a warm evening of grand storytelling.
MOVIE HINT: Ease on down the yellow-brick road as a Harlem schoolteacher tries to get back to Manhattan with help from her new friends.
August 29, Thursday: East Cambridge Business Association Movie Night featuring Leland Faulkner – “Visions of Peace” 7PM
@ East Cambridge Savings Bank Parking Lot, 292 Cambridge St.
Prepare to be astounded! Classical conjuring, lighthearted humor, physical theatre, and amazing shadows create a unique performance.
MOVIE HINT: A fiery, red-headed princess must use her bravery and archery to save her family from a beastly curse.
August 31, Saturday: Bread & Puppet Theater “Diagonal Life Circus” 3PM
@ Cambridge Common
Visually stunning and mentally invigorating, Bread and Puppet Theater presents a colorful interpretation of life and culture. Powered by stunning painted puppets and a bold brass brand, “The Diagonal Life Circus” brings humor to urgent themes of the day through song, dance and magical, diagonal movement.
FREE BOSTON FUN:
August 10, Saturday: 9th Annual Boston African Festival, 10am-7pm
@ 139 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
This Annual event typically features over 15,000 guests and several dozens of vendors and organizations. Please view past Festivals : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4AYrNmk9b8&t=2s
Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/368340187162693/
August 14, Wednesday: Dudley After Dark: Into The Spider-Verse, 7pm-10pm
@ Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119
August 28, Wednesday: JPNDC’s Hip Hop and Soul Showcase, 6pm-9pm
@31 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
It’s an event that will showcase music in our community and beyond.
It will be outdoors in the brewery complex lot. Featured artists + open mic!
September 7, Saturday: 9th Annual JP Music Festival, 12-7pm
September 8, Sunday: Immersive Afro-Caribbean Brunch 12-3pm
@Suya Joint; 185 Dudley St Ste 2, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119
An immersive Afro-Caribbean brunch, where you will have an opportunity to network with young professionals, taste West African and Caribbean Food, listen to great music, and learn about the immigrant experience. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/383082352561267/
September 15, Sunday: The 2019 Latin Quarter World’s Fair (LQWF) will be held in the heart of Boston’s Latin Quarter on Sunday, September 15, 2019, and serve as the Latin Quarter’s kick-off to National Latinx Heritage month in Boston. Building off the 20-year history of the JP World’s Fair, the LQWF will be a true community festival celebrating the cultural traditions of the neighborhood.