Boston Come Through: July 5-10

July 5

HOPE Inc Open Mic Feat. Ofats


We’re so excited to announce July’s feature is OFATS (with the DOPE RAPS)! You don’t want to miss this feature! Please come out and show him some support!

July 6

What to the Slave is the 4th of July? A Reading


Egleston Square Main Street invite all to the 2nd annual Egleston Square reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro. Physical location of the reading is at Robert Lawson Place in Egleston Square at the corner of Washington Street and Columbus Avenue.

July 7

Praise and Worship: Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, New Breed & Friends


This outdoor music event takes place in Franklin Park Zoo from 6:30pm to 12:00am. Children under five are free.

July First Friday Haley House Open Mic


Doors open and dinner is served at 7. Open mic begins around 7:30. Bring your friends! Bring your art! You are welcome! Free for under 26, $10 suggested donated for over 26

First Fridays: Summer Pop


Survive summer in the city with the magnetic Ed Balloon, a Boston-based musician who splits R&B and rap with a heady dose of glam-pop, plus a few ice-cold brews. Join us the first Friday of every month from 5 to 10 PM for an evening of art, music, fun activities, specialty cocktails, and dancing all night.

MFA First Friday


MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Dancing on the Row – Somerville Salsa Series


Join Assembly Row at Assembly Square and Metamovements Latin Dance Company as we go Salsa Dancing On The Row! Celebrate #10yearsofMMat our Somerville Salsa Series this summer to promote health and wellness while celebrating new developments in Assembly Row!

July 8

Mattapan Square Farmer’s Market Opening Day


Join us every Saturday in the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Spirit for our farmers’ market! This year we’ve partnered with the Summer Food Service Program to offer a free meal to all children 18 and younger.

Family Film Festival

Prudential Center

It’s show time! The MAGIC 106.7 Family Film Festival is back with fun, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s South Garden. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6:00pm. All movies are free and take place on Saturdays* at sundown.

Soca in the Park


This outdoor music event takes place in Franklin Park Zoo from 6:30pm to 12:00am.  Must be 21+ to attend!

Newport Kite Festival

Newport, Rhode Island

The Newport Kite Festival an annual event held on the second weekend of July at Brenton Point state park in Newport Rhode Island. The Newport Kite Festival is a free event!

July 8-9

Black Market


Join us for a weekend of SHOPPING + SUPPORTING over 20+ local Artists, Vendors + Entrepreneurs as Black Market hosts its’ FREEDOM Pop-Up Market- Saturday, July 8th + Sunday, July 9th! Meet us at 2136 Washington Street in Dudley Square from 11:00AM-3:00PM each day. Local Authors will read excerpts from their books in addition to a bonus reading of What July 4th Means to a Slave by Fredrick Douglass!

The Boston Lobster Party

South End

Back in action for the first time since 2010, the Boston Lobster Party is hitting the SoWa Open Market on July 8th and 9th. Located at the SoWa Food Truck Bazaar & Beer Garden (540 Harrison) your favorite food trucks will be creating special lobster-themed dishes. Plus we’ll have plenty of delicious craft beers, cider, and wine to keep you refreshed!

Boston Pizza Festival


Boston Pizza Festival is a 2-day outdoor festival featuring live music, food, wine and giveaways. If you’re not a pizza snob now, you will be by the time you leave this event!

July 9

8th Annual Save R Streets Silence the Violence Classic


The 8th Annual “Save R Streets” Silence the Violence Summer Classic Peace Weekend is here. Boston’s premier Basketball Tournament and Community Peace Weekend happening July 8th and 9th, 2017 at Jeep Jones Park from 10am to 8pm. This two day free community cookout will have children’s activities, arts & crafts, music & entertainment. Over 30 games of all-star quality basketball face painting, bounce houses and balloons as well as food trucks also available. A community peace ceremony will take place during the final four on Sunday, July 9th at approximately 4:30/5pm.

42nd Rhode Island Independence Day Festival


Since 1976, the Rhode Island Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival is the oldest celebration of the Cape Verdean community in the United States. It preserves the Cape Verdean culture and celebrates the Cape Verdean heritage. The festival goes from noon to dusk and features traditional music, dance and food, along with a cultural, health/wellness and educational tents. We will also have this year arts and crafts from local artists including various activities for children. Last year’s event was a huge success. We always make this a special occasion and we anticipate a memorable event with a crowd of thousands to come and experience the culture of the Cape Verde Islands.

Providence Flea Market


Providence Flea runs every Sunday, rain or shine from 10a-4p across from 345 South Water St in downtown Providence featuring local vintage vendors, artisans and makers, food trucks, community non profits and live music. Free and free on-street parking.

Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam


Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam & Slam with The Jeff Robinson Trio. Doors at 7:30pm.  $7 cover.

July 10


Vital Village Summer Samplers

South End (Boston Medical Center)

Vital Village has partnered with the BMC Demo Kitchen and the new Rooftop Garden to hold two ‘Sampler Sessions’ during the summer months where you can stop by for a healthy cooking class and taste some delicious food! Fun for the entire family! Part 1 – July 10th: Summer Veggies Galore! We will pick fresh veggies from the new BMC Rooftop Garden and back to the kitchen to cook up some delicious dishes!





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