THIS WEEK'S LOCAL PICKS

View handpicked activities and weekly highlights for your visit to the Boston area, chosen by our staff of locals. 

Our Top Picks

Juneteenth Celebration at Franklin Park Jun 15
  • Franklin Park

Join us on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 for a Juneteenth Celebration at Franklin Park! Enjoy picnics, barbecues, music, dancing and more at the Shattuck Picnic Grove and all over the park.

Father's Day Pickleball Tournament Jun 15

Join us on Saturday, June 15th between 10AM and 3PM at the Pickleball Social Club for our Father’s Day Pickleball Tournament! We will be running three different divisions with BIG champ prizes! This will be a bracket play event with a single elimination knockout round followed by…

Lana Del Ray Jun 20

Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to welcome Lana Del Rey to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark on Thursday, June 20, 2024. The show is part of the Nucar Fenway Concert Series, presented by Wasabi Technologies.

A Juneteenth Celebration Jun 15
  • The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Join us for a free concert in celebration of Juneteenth! Landmarks Orchestra, in collaboration with Castle of Our Skins, is starting the 2024 summer season with a performance at the Kroc Center! Featuring works from Florence Price, William Grant Still, Jessie Montgomery and more…

Juneteenth at the MFA: Open House Jun 19

In honor of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally observed commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, admission to the MFA—including access to “Hallyu! The Korean Wave”—is free for all Massachusetts residents on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Join us for performances…

Yellow Face Jun 14

An Asian-American playwright and activist gets tangled in a complicated and humorous web of lies as he struggles to win back his integrity. Truth and fiction blur in David Henry Hwang’s satiric memoir about DHH, a playwright plunged into a whirlpool of missteps and unintentional…

SOWA Open Market Jun 16

The SoWa Open Market is one of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets in Boston. With a variety of regional and local vendors, plus food + beverage trucks, nestled among artist studios, galleries, and retail shops on the pedestrian-only Thayer Street, the SoWa (South of…

Glass Flowers Gallery Jun 14

One of Harvard University’s most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, better known as the “Glass Flowers." This unique collection was made by Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf Blaschka (1857-1939), a father and son…

Swan Boats in the Public Garden Jun 14
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Recurring daily

Embark on a uniquely Boston experience with a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Swan Boats have been enchanting visitors since their opening in 1877, preserving a glimpse of Boston's rich history while offering a serene escape from the…

Greenway Carousel Jun 14

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove on The Greenway. Take a spin on one of our native New England carousel creatures, located in the heart of downtown Boston. This is the only carousel of its kind. The hand-carved…

Ethiopia at the Crossroads Jun 14

This extraordinary exhibition celebrates the artistic traditions of Ethiopia from their origins to the present day. Explore nearly 2,000 years of Ethiopian art and culture through more than 200 objects, including painted religious icons, illuminated manuscripts, gospel books…

WNDR Museum Jun 14
  • Downtown Crossing
  • Recurring daily

WNDR Museum is an interactive experience: a multi-sensory showcase of art and technology. The message is simple: We are all artists. And as artists, visitors are more than passive onlookers. Whatever they do in the museum, IS art. Tickets are now on sale for visits beginning…

One Reason Garden Bar at The Charles Hotel Jun 14

Come to The newest addition to the Charles Hotel, a casual and "come as you are" bar! The special Garden Bar menu will feature favorites from Taqueria El Barrio’s full menu, including Pollo, Birria, Carnitas, and Veggie tacos, all served with their signature homemade ‘Mi Tierra'…