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Summer Readers' Prize Program

South Boston Hot Reads, Hot Wheels! Students who read during the summer return to school ready to learn! Our race car themed program will help you encourage reading at home. Register at our front desk any time beginning June 20. Your child can earn Hot Wheels cars and recognition in the "derby" in our front window. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, July 27, 2016. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McKinney Playground 74 Faneuil St Boston, MA 02135.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Iacono Playground 150 Readville St Boston, MA 02136.

Baby Dance Party

Central Library Let’s dance. Children ages 0-5 and caregivers move and groove together. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Children's Library.

Gmail for Beginners, Week 3

Central Library Gmail for Beginners Get started using Gmail with this Three week course. We will create a Gmail account, practice opening emails and attachments, send an email with an attachment, learn to recognize and deal with spam, search your email, change your password, and customize the way your Gmail account looks. Registration is required, please call 617.859.2323. Computers for Beginners and mouse skills are prerequisites. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Free Gentle Yoga Class @ Christopher Columbus Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges your mental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: North End. MBTA: Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Christopher Columbus Park 110 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

HiSET Prep Class

Grove Hall The HiSET test (High School Equivalency Test) is the replacement to the GED. Passing this test can open opportunities such as college or more advanced career options. The class will focus on preparing students to take the test, which covers the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. We offer rolling admission, so students of any level or background can drop in throughout the 9-week class. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Children's Films

Connolly Short, fun films for young children. Groups welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

All-Star Story Time

Dudley Exercise your imagination by joining our librarians as they take you on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Story Time

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for story time. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Baby Lapsit

East Boston Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, songs, and activities. For children under 2, accompanied by an adult. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing-a-long

Faneuil Songs, Games and Fingerplays in English and in Spanish for young children with caretakers. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

English Conversation Class

Faneuil Practice speaking English with other new learners. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Films and Fun

Fields Corner Preschool fun for kids ages 2 and up. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration required. Free and open to the public. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga Storytime

Lower Mills Come join Ms. Jenn for a story and some yoga inspired by it. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Toddler Time

Mattapan Toddler Time (ages 0-3), groups, please register in advance 617.298.9218. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Baby/Toddler Music

South Boston Guest Musician Sarah Gardner leads children and caregivers through favorite children’s songs. Suggested for children under 24 months. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Spanish in Motion with Jouveth Shortell

South End Preschool music, song, and dance in Spanish! with Jouveth Shortell from ABC Spanish in Motion. Especially for 2-5 year olds. Classes, please call Margaret at the SE Library to register, 617-536-8241. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Toddler Story Hour

West End Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for children 18 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Coffee Hour

Codman Square Please join us for our Coffee Hour and Conversation at our beautiful branch Library. Coffee and Friends The Perfect Combination. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin in the McKim Building Vestibule at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties smaller than eight people. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

All-Star Story Time

West Roxbury Exercise your imagination by joining our librarians as they take you on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Grove Hall The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for Ages 3-8. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Mommy and Me Story Time

Hyde Park This story time is for little ones ages 1- 4 years old accompanied by an adult. Enjoy stories, a song, and a paper craft. Puzzles and soft blocks will be available for playtime. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Baby Lapsit

Uphams Corner Children ages 0-3 and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library for a special story time developed especially for the youngest children. Come sing songs, make music, discover books, and develop key early literacy skills. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

CANCELED - BCYF Summer Fun Stop

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-1328. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Mildred Avenue, Community Center 5 Mildred Ave Boston, MA 02126. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5144. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Holland Community Center 85 Olney St Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5174. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Clougherty Pool Bunker Hill St Boston, MA 02129. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5162. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: South End. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Blackstone Community Center South End, MA. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5125. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: East Boston. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Paris Street Pool 113 Paris St Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5153. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Allston. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Jackson-Mann Community Center Gordon St Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Clerk NO MEETING (Summer Break). Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staffing. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall Iannella Chambers 5th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Wednesday afternoon ESOL group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Drop in Computer Help

Lower Mills Drop in with your computer questions or for help downloading e-books or magazines to your device. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Midweek Midday Matinee--Summer of International Film

Honan- Allston Diarios de Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries). Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:10 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Parker Hill The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for Ages 3-8. Groups please register in advance. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Basic Computer Instruction

North End Join us for informal classes using the North End Branch’s laptops, which run windows 7. Also, we can show very fundamental things on Mac computers running OS X Lion. Classes may include basic searches using Google search or help setting up a Gmail account. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun including free arts, sports, and games from 2 to 8PM for ages 8-18! Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. BCYF Leahy-Holloran Neponset Ave Boston, MA 02122. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Genealogy for Beginners, Week 3

Central Library Join our six-part series of classes starting with basic techniques for beginning and organizing your genealogy research. Gradually add to your skills by learning the major research tools and databases such as Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and AmericanAncestors.org. Pre-registration is required to reserve a computer. Please call 617-859-2323. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Juntos Leemos

Central Library Children discover Spanish language vocabulary through stories and activities. Ages 2-5. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Bernoulli's Race with a Ball

Faneuil Bernoulli's Race with a Ball--Have fun while learning the physics behind Bernoulli's principle with Dr. Can-Do Science; inquiry based science experiments for young learners. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit drcandoscience.com.

Sharks

Adams Street Conversations about tide pools, sharks and lobsters are on the schedule when educators from the New England Aquarium visit. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Ready, Set, Make! DIY Balloon Racers

Uphams Corner In this special summer reading themed craft session, children will make a simple car out of paper, recycled materials, and balloons. For children ages 6 and older. Please call the Children’s Librarian at 617.265.0139 to register. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Computer Instruction for You

South End One on one user instruction. Please call 617.536.8241 to reserve a 30 minute spot for an informal one-on-one computer session with the South End Branch's generalist librarian, Matt. Please bring in your laptop to learn on. These sessions are intended for experienced users who already know how to browse the internet, use a mouse, type, cut and paste, other basic computer skills. This class will not be available on July 12, 13, 20, 21. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Computer Instruction

Charlestown Do you need help with computers, your electronic device, or the library's online catalog, collections, or resources? Drop by for some friendly one-on-one instruction of Wednesday afternoons between 3 to 5 p.m. No registration is required. Can't make it to the branch during that time frame? Make an appointment with the Adults Librarian by calling 617-242-1248. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

6 Week Python Code Club

Central Library Learn the coding basics of Python programming language with other beginners.This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Teen Central Lap. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Board Games Afternoons

Dudley Children are invited to play board games with friends. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Cooking Club

Dudley This summer, you *can* eat at the library! Come to the Auditorium on Wednesdays to cook with your friends and then eat your creations. This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Henna Tattoos

Grove Hall Pick out your own design to have applied by Ms. Nimmi. Henna is safe, natural, and temporary. This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Gardening at the Library

Mattapan Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 to help plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables in the garden beds in the library’s backyard! Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

BCYF Girls Night at Boston Bowl

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Girls ages 6-18 are welcome to enjoy a free night of bowling! Phone: 617-635-4920x2314. Contact: Erika Butler. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boston Bowl 820 William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02122. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Listening to Radio & Music Online

Central Library Listening to Radio & Music Online. Music - Learn how streaming music services like Spotify, Beats Music, Pandora, Grooveshark, and SoundCloud help you listen to and discover bands, albums & genres. Internet Radio - Discover how you can listen to your favorite radio stations and find new ones from around the world with online services like Tunein and more. Online + BPL Resources: Search free online and BPL streaming audio resources in a variety of musical genres. Figure out where to find the music you love. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Free Night at the MFA

Tourism Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25). Phone: 617-267-9300. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green E Line - Museum of Fine Arts. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Visual Arts. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.mfa.org.

Meet the Lenders and Realtors

Neighborhood Development A great opportunity to meet with several different mortgage lenders to understand their products and your purchase and refinance options. Cost: free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit dnd.cityofboston.gov.

Concerts in the Courtyard: Shirhan Agabeyli

Central Library Shirhan Agabeyli is a bass player, composer, and singer born in Ukraine. His parents immersed him at a very young age in different musical environments: jazz, funk, fusion, R&B, and Azerbaijan’s traditional music Mugam, a highly complex art form that merges poetry and musical improvisation. As a performer and improviser, Agabeyli combines influences that represent his ethnic Azerbaijani background with intricate rhythmical structures of jazz harmony and Mugam. He is currently pursuing a performance degree at Berklee College of Music. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Library Program Series: Concerts in the Courtyard. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. McKim Courtyard Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Wednesday afternoon ESOL group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Library Olympics

Adams Street Perform a series of bookish challenges to light your Olympic torch, including - crossing the Pool of Alphabet Soup, Humpty Dumpty's Egg and Spoon Race, and Percy Jackson's Lightning Bolt Toss. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Boston Harbor Hotel - Rat Pack Wednesdays

Tourism Free entertainment summer nights at the Boston Harbor Hotel! Rat Pack Wednesdays: June 15 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band June 22 Chris Jason Sinatra Live June 29 Patrick Tobin July 6 Bo & Bill Winiker Band July 13 Justin Beech Band July 20 Alex MacDougall Band July 27 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band August 3 Patrick Tobin August 10 Chris Jason Sinatra Live August 17 Justin Beech Band August 24 Bo & Bill Winiker Band August 31 Alex MacDougall Band September 7 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line - South Station. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Food & Dining. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Boston Harbor Hotel 20 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02201. For more info visit www.bhh.com.

Free Family Zumba Class @ LoPresti Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Zumba involves energetic dance and aerobic elements. Instructors provide choreographed moves of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also part of the workout. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: East Boston. MBTA: Blue Line - Maverick. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. LoPresti Park 33 Sumner Street East Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Summer Rides 2016

Tourism Join MAPC and the LandLine Metro Boston Greenway Network for a series of bicycle rides this summer! The Boston region has a growing network of greenways that MAPC has branded as 'LandLine'. Please join MAPC and its partners this summer on a series of eye opening bicycle rides to explore these varied and scenic corridors. Rides will generally last about 3 hours, and include stops and discussion along the way, often ending in post ride drinks or food. Contact: alice.brown@boston.gov. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line-Kenmore Station. Type of Event: Environmental Events. Health / Fitness. Nature. Park Event. Sports. Walks & Races. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM. Emarald Necklace- Fenway to Columbia Point. For more info visit www.mapc.org.

Beginners beading class

North End Beginners beading class. Date Wednesdays, Through July Time 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Making a simple beaded bracelet. Please call to reserve a spot. We will be providing instruction and beads. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Boston Rhythm Riders - Line Dancing

Tourism Please join us Wednesday, June 8th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Refectory Hill in Franklin Park as we kick off Line Dancing, part of the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, run by The Boston Public Health Commission and The Boston Parks and Recreation Department. For more information regarding the summer fitness programs please. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Franklin Park, 1 Circult Way, Dorchester Ma, 02121. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Free Family Fitness Class @ Walker Playground

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Mattapan. MBTA: Commuter Rail - Morton Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Walker Playground 550 Norfolk Street Mattapan, MA 02126. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Free Line Dancing Class @ Franklin Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Line Dancing Move to the music in a fun workout that involves choreographed steps and upbeat dancing with a group of people. Our instructors will have you ready for your Dancing with the Stars audition in no time! Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Commuter Rail - Four Corners Geneva. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Franklin Park 1 Circuit Drive Dorchester, MA 02121. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

ParkARTS Concert featuring Chris Mathison & Nick Leydon

Parks Events Neighborhood Concerts are made possible by Berklee College of Music, Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Mavrick Afonso. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 PM. George Wright Golf Course 420 West St Boston, MA 02136.

Shakespeare on the Common: Love's Labour's Lost

Tourism By William Shakespeare Directed by Steven Maler July 20 - August 7, 2016 FREE and Open to the Public In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood. “Love’s Labour’s Lost for me is about growing up, about leaving behind adolescent attitudes towards love and gaining an understanding of the power and responsibility of loving another person,” says Maler. “Though it’s an early play, it has terrific language and indelible characters. Many of the themes, characters and situations in the play are explored in Shakespeare’s later plays, so you get to see the young Shakespeare at work in Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play for me became an anchor for the 2016 season, "Love On The Rocks" as we explore refractions and reflections on the enigmatic, magical and effervescent mystery of love.”. Phone: 617-426-0863. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Red Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Park Event. Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common. For more info visit commshakes.org.

Summer Readers' Prize Program

South Boston Hot Reads, Hot Wheels! Students who read during the summer return to school ready to learn! Our race car themed program will help you encourage reading at home. Register at our front desk any time beginning June 20. Your child can earn Hot Wheels cars and recognition in the "derby" in our front window. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ramsay Park 1917 Washington St Boston, MA 02118.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Christopher Columbus 110 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02110.

Baby Lapsit

Central Library Pre-walking babies up to 6 months old and caregiver enjoy stories, songs, and movement. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Free Gentle Yoga Class @ Almont Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Yoga Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges your mental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Mattapan Trolley - Mattapan Square. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Hunt Almont 40 Almont Street Mattapan, MA 02126. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Free On the MOVE! (for kids) Class @ Moakley Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. On the MOVE! (On the MOVE is a fun, play-inspired fitness program for kids ages 5-12 of all fitness levels. Classes incorporate fun obstacles, agility drills and body-weight movements to get kids more active and strong. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Red Line - JFK Umass. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moakley Park 1005 Columbia Road South Boston, MA 02127. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Free Tai Chi Class @ Symphony Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Tai Chi Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is used as a slow-moving exercise to achieve relaxation and stress reduction. Tai Chi offers benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. South Boston. MBTA: Green E Line - Symphony. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Symphony Park 30 Edgerly Road The Fenway, MA 02115. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Courtyard Story Time

Central Library Children’s librarians from Boston Public Library branches read stories, sing songs, and have fun in the courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Kids' Yoga

Adams Street Join us for a fun, action-packed session of children's yoga, followed by a story and craft. Space is limited, so please call to register. Recommended for preschool age and up. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

CANCELED - BCYF Summer Fun Stop

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5153. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Allston. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Jackson-Mann Community Center Gordon St Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5125. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: East Boston. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Paris Street Pool 113 Paris St Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-1328. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Mildred Avenue, Community Center 5 Mildred Ave Boston, MA 02126. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5144. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Holland Community Center 85 Olney St Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5162. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: South End. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Blackstone Community Center South End, MA. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5174. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Clougherty Pool Bunker Hill St Boston, MA 02129. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Navigating Illustrator

Central Library Learn the basics of Illustrator. Users will learn the difference between Photoshop and Illustrator, how to navigate the interface, explore the tools panel and resources to bolster their skills.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-illustrator-tickets-26381828760. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA Room: The Exchange(Lower Level) Johnson Building.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Connolly The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for Ages 3-8. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Honan- Allston The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for ages 3-8. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Hyde Park The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for ages 3-8. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Adult Yoga

Dudley Join yoga instructor Tara Jackson for an all-levels yoga class for folks ages 18-70! Students should come with their own mats or beach towels to participate. Part of the Boston Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun including free arts, sports, and games from 2 to 8PM for ages 8-18! Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. BCYF Leahy-Holloran Neponset Ave Boston, MA 02122. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Film: Woman in Gold

Central Library Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among the possessions is Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. 109 minutes. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Library Program Series: Never Too Late Group. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Creative Collage

Dudley Come in to make your own creative collage. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Drop in Craft

Lower Mills Come in at your own time and do some crafts! Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Afternoon Movies for Kids

Parker Hill Enjoy a family-friendly movie for kids. Movies are rated G or PG. Groups must register in advance. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Ready, Set, Make!

Adams Street On your marks, get set, be crafty! Crafts will include, DIY high-bounce balls, spinner toys, and pom-pom mazes. Please call the Children’s Librarian at 617.436.6900 to register. For children ages 6 and older. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Tidepools

Codman Square Conversations about tide pools, sharks and lobsters are on the schedule when educators from the New England Aquarium visit. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new learners. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Teen Anime Club

Hyde Park Different titles streaming online including Yuyu Hakusho, Erased, Gintama, Other classic and brand new titles online. This club includes Build the Future Teen summer programs. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Film. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Menino Hall Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

9-Week Lego Robotics Club

Central Library Over multiple program sessions you’ll use Lego Mindstorm Kits to learn how to build a robot and program it to interact with the world. Registration required at teencentral@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Central Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Ready, Set, Make!

Central Library On your marks, and get ready to be crafty! Join the librarians for sports-themed activities. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Scratch Club

Central Library Have you used Scratch? Maybe you haven't, if not or if you have, come to Teen Central and use Scratch for creating games, music, animation and more!This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Teen Central Lap. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Tween Thursdays

Grove Hall Kids ages 10-12 are invited to come sit back, relax, and hang out with other kids their own age. Each week we'll have a different activity ranging from crafts, to gaming, to movies, to science- the possibilities are endless! Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Computers/Technology. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Programming Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Vinyl Thursday

Mattapan Every Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. come listen to a record and do a fun craft. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Science Explorations with Dr. Can-Do Science

South Boston Guest Teacher Dr. Can Do Science inspires children to ask questions and investigate through hands-on experiments. Suggested for students entering K0 through 2nd Grade. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Computer Instruction for You

South End One on one user instruction. Please call 617.536.8241 to reserve a 30 minute spot for an informal one-on-one computer session with the South End Branch's generalist librarian, Matt. Please bring in your laptop to learn on. These sessions are intended for experienced users who already know how to browse the internet, use a mouse, type, cut and paste, other basic computer skills. This class will not be available on July 12, 13, 20, 21. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Crafts and Games

Dudley Cool off this summer with a low-key afternoon at the library playing board games and working on crafts. This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Pandora & Painting

Mattapan Come join us every Thursday at 3:30 to listen to various types of music while we create art with different supplies! This is a Build the Future Teen Summer Program. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Teen Room Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Yoga for Children

South Boston Guest Teacher Ms. Jen leads children through silly poses such as telephone foot and the noodle test. Children learn balance and confidence as they giggle, wiggle, and stretch. Suggested for students entering K0 through 2nd Grade. No Class August 4 and 18. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Yoga for Children

South Boston Wiggle, giggle, stretch, and balance with Jen from Radiant Yoga. Children enjoy silly poses like the washing machine and the noodle test. We close with relaxation and coloring. Adults are invited to participate or watch. Recommended for ages 3 and up. No class August 4 and 18. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Summer Reading Pizza Party

Charlestown Children grades 1-5 part of the summer reading program.Enjoy a pizza party and a chance to earn prizes. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Free Night at the ICA

Ongoing FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Phone: (617) 478-3100. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Seaport. South Boston. MBTA: Red Line: South Station. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.icaboston.org.

After-Work Tai Chi

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. If you have any questions you can contact Nicky & John Collins at tai-chi@macheads2.net. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Boston Calling Block Party

Tourism Open to the public. Bands, cocktails, and more. FREE . 21 plus. Every Thursday at Dewey Square in the Rose Kennedy Greenway from 5p - 8p. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line - South Station. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Food & Dining. Park Event. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dewey Square, Rose Kennedy Greenway. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

CANCELED - Boston Disability Commission

City Clerk Phone: 617-635-3682. Contact: Kristen McGosh. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Night

Grove Hall Every Thursday Night, is Family Night! Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room for a night of family fun with either games, crafts, or a film. Questions? Call the branch at (617) 427-3337. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Film. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties smaller than eight people. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Navigating Illustrator

Central Library Learn the basics of Illustrator. Users will learn the difference between Photoshop and Illustrator, how to navigate the interface, explore the tools panel and resources to bolster their skills. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-illustrator-tickets-26381977204. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Nutrition & Fitness Apps

Central Library Nutrition & Fitness Apps Mobile apps can help you stick to your health and fitness goals. Learn about 10 different apps and how they can help keep you focused. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Solving Family History Mysteries with DNA

Central Library Returning for the third year of our summer genealogy series, Jennifer brings us the latest tips and tricks to get the most out of DNA testing for genealogy. Join us to investigate issues in the news, review some interesting ways to use DNA results, and explore what the future holds for genetic genealogy. Jennifer Zinck is a professional genealogist, speaker and educator who specializes in the intersection of traditional and genetic genealogy. Jennifer serves as President of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council and as a member of the Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee. Her work focuses on using DNA combined with genealogy research skills to solve family mysteries created by traditional brick walls, unknown parents, or adoption. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free to all. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.ancestorcentral.com.

Building Pathways Information Seminar

Lower Mills Learn about the Building Pathways program. Building Pathways is a six-week program designed to prepare qualified applicants for an apprenticeship in the building trades- the pathway to a rewarding career in construction. Building Pathways is sponsored by the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development and the Boston Housing Authority. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

In the Night Garden: Seed Bombs

Mattapan Join us for gardening events this summer as part of Exercise Your Mind: READ! our Adult Summer Reading program. All participants will receive one raffle ticket for entry into our weekly raffle. In the Night Garden: Seed Bombs July 28, 6 p.m. Spread the love of flowers and growing things with seed bombs. We’ll pack seeds into special clay balls that can be tossed anywhere there is a free patch of dirt. Be prepared to have fun and get your hands and clothes dirty! Part of the Boston Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program  #BPLfit2016. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126. 617.298.9218.

ESL Conversation Group

South Boston Come practice speaking English with our Conversation Group at the South Boston Branch. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

South Boston Come practice speaking English with our Conversation Group at the South Boston Branch. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton An ESL conversation group meets at the Brighton Library on Thursdays at 6 p.m.. Come practice your language skills with other new English speakers. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is required and all are welcome. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Boston Harbor Hotel - Blues Thursdays

Tourism Free entertainment summer nights at the Boston Harbor Hotel! Blues Barge Thursdays June 9 James Montgomery June 16 Louis Bello June 23 Bruce Marshall June 30 Jeff Pitchell July 7 Fat City Band July 14 Toni Lynn Washington July 21 Louis Bello July 28 Jeff Pitchell August 4 Greg Burroughs August 11 Bruce Marshall August 18 James Montgomery August 25 Fat City Band September 1 Greg Burroughs September 8 Louis Bello. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line - South Station. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Food & Dining. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Boston Harbor Hotel 20 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02201. For more info visit www.bhh.com.

Free Summer Yoga

Tourism A vibrant group of instructors leads power vinyasa flow for over 200 students of all levels. This style of yoga provides a space for all to challenge themselves, release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel. Frog Pond’s sixth season of FREE Summer Yoga will welcome back familiar instructors to provide power vinyasa flow for students of all levels. This talented group of instructors include musicians, writers, former college athletes, coaches, runners and cyclists. This style of yoga and this group of instructors will provide a space for you to challenge yourself, release stress, expand your energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic green space, The Boston Common. Bring your mat, blocks, towels, belt and positive energy. Important Schedule Notices: June 2, 2016 – First day of FREE Summer Yoga! June 9, 20… Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Red Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Boston Common Frog Pond. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

Free Yoga Class @ Boston Common Frog Pond

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Yoga Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges your mental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boston Common Frog Pond 38 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA

Tourism This partnership with Berklee College of Music – a perennial summertime favorite – brings the city’s most talented young musicians to the waterfront for ICA Free Thursday nights all summer long. Thursday, June 30, 2016 Dashina Thursday, July 7, 2016 Lula Wiles Thursday, July 14, 2016 noé / Mar|Co Thursday, July 21, 2016 RickExpress Thursday, July 28, 2016 Selah Poitier Thursday, August 4, 2016 Sudacas Thursday, August 11, 2016 Chorobop & +55 Group Thursday, August 18, 2016 Sleeping Lion / iives Thursday, August 25, 2016 NikKollective Thursday, September 1, 2016 Niu Raza and the Wilder Project. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Seaport. MBTA: Silver Line - Courthouse Station. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Concerts / Live Music. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.icaboston.org.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Concerts in the Garden

Hyde Park Join us for an outdoor concert featuring Ron Goldman performing the American Song Book and classic rock. In the event of rain the concert will be held inside the library. Funded by the Boston Public Library with support from the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Children's outdoor reading garden Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Free Evening Groove Class @ Elmhurst Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Evening Groove After a full-body warm up, enjoy fun, HIIT-paced dance exercise followed by rhythmic movement recovery periods to induce an efficient balance of cardio and fat burning movements to motivating familiar beats. Cool down breath & stretching. All fitness levels welcome. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line - Ashmont. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Elmhurst Park 27-35 Elmhurst Street Dorchester, MA 02124. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

ReadBoston Storymobile

West Roxbury Storyteller; free book; for ages 3-10. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Tito Puente Latin Music: Clave & Blues

Parks Events Created in honor of Tito Puente, Latin music icon, this series is celebrating 10 years of bringing live Latin music with a strong salsa influence to Boston parks. This series is sponsored in part by Berklee College of Music, IBA, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Zumix, Hyde Square Task Force, and Sociadad Latina. Free salsa lessons by MetaMovements. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Mavrick Afonso. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Mission Hill Playground 60 Smith St Boston, MA 02120.

Shakespeare on the Common: Love's Labour's Lost

Tourism By William Shakespeare Directed by Steven Maler July 20 - August 7, 2016 FREE and Open to the Public In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood. “Love’s Labour’s Lost for me is about growing up, about leaving behind adolescent attitudes towards love and gaining an understanding of the power and responsibility of loving another person,” says Maler. “Though it’s an early play, it has terrific language and indelible characters. Many of the themes, characters and situations in the play are explored in Shakespeare’s later plays, so you get to see the young Shakespeare at work in Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play for me became an anchor for the 2016 season, "Love On The Rocks" as we explore refractions and reflections on the enigmatic, magical and effervescent mystery of love.”. Phone: 617-426-0863. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Red Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Park Event. Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common. For more info visit commshakes.org.

Summer Readers' Prize Program

South Boston Hot Reads, Hot Wheels! Students who read during the summer return to school ready to learn! Our race car themed program will help you encourage reading at home. Register at our front desk any time beginning June 20. Your child can earn Hot Wheels cars and recognition in the "derby" in our front window. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Free Fun Fridays: Commonwealth Museum

Tourism Presented by the Highland Street Foundation: Welcome to 2016 Free Fun Fridays! Since 2009, we have been proud to partner with cultural institutions across the Commonwealth to provide free admission to these wonderful treasures. With 80 participating institutions this year is bigger and better than ever. We hope you enjoy the program. Don't forget to like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates and more details around the events. Info about the Commonwealth Museum: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mus/index.html. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line - JFK/UMass. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Historical. Friday, July 29, 2016. 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125. For more info visit highlandstreet.org.

Free Fun Fridays: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Tourism Presented by the Highland Street Foundation: Welcome to 2016 Free Fun Fridays! Since 2009, we have been proud to partner with cultural institutions across the Commonwealth to provide free admission to these wonderful treasures. With 80 participating institutions this year is bigger and better than ever. We hope you enjoy the program. Don't forget to like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates and more details around the events. Info about the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: http://commshakes.org/. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Park Event. Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, July 29, 2016. For more info visit highlandstreet.org.

Free Fun Fridays: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Tourism Presented by the Highland Street Foundation: Welcome to 2016 Free Fun Fridays! Since 2009, we have been proud to partner with cultural institutions across the Commonwealth to provide free admission to these wonderful treasures. With 80 participating institutions this year is bigger and better than ever. We hope you enjoy the program. Don't forget to like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates and more details around the events. Info about the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: http://www.jfklibrary.org/. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line - JFK/UMass. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Historical. Friday, July 29, 2016. Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125. For more info visit highlandstreet.org.

Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts

Tourism The annual Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share, learn, and celebrate our culture. Our three day event is held at the City Hall Plaza honoring our history, values, traditional music, typical Puerto Rican food, and local arts and crafts for the entire family. The Festival includes kiosks that will feature different activities, including a health fair, face painting for kids, storytelling of Puerto Rican traditional stories and legends, presentations of eco-friendly gardening and cooking techniques, and teaching of Puerto Rican musical percussion. Our proven ability to attract 185,000+participants in the course of the three day celebration, coupled with this year’s outstanding program of events, musical bands, artists and sponsors, makes the Festival the perfect venue to market and outreach to the fastest growing ethnic population in New England and in the United States. Also, for the very first time this year the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts wil… Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Blue Line - Government Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Feasts & Festivals. Food & Dining. Parade. Performing Arts. Friday, July 29, 2016. City Hall Plaza. For more info visit puertoricanfestivalofma.org.

Free Boot Camp Class @ Christopher Columbus Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Boot Camp Boot Camp classes are high energy and fun. They target your cardiovascular system and muscles, utilizing exercises such as jumping jacks, push-ups and lunges. The instructor will use outdoor elements to conduct the exercises and will encourage you to push through the workout. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: North End. MBTA: Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Christopher Columbus Park 110 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hynes Playground 502 VFW Pkwy Boston, MA 02132.

Artists in Residence Workshops

Parks Events This series of arts and crafts workshops is perfect for budding artists ages 3-10. Local artists will lead take-home craft projects and all materials provided. For groups of 8 or more, registration is required by emailing parks@cityofboston.gov with subject line: Arts and Crafts Registration. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hunt/Almont Park 40 Almont St Boston, MA 02126.

Baby Play

Central Library Explore developmentally appropriate toys and the Children’s Library’s Pathway to Reading. Ages 0-5. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Reading Roundup

South Boston Preschool children will enjoy this story time with puppets, activities, and stories that emphasize learning the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Suggested for ages 18-36 months. No class August 12. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups, please call 617.859.2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Study Room 1&2, Community Learning Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Open Tech Lab

Central Library Open Tech Lab Are you having trouble with your email? Looking for tablet or smartphone help? Curious about social media? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Sing Along 10a & 11a

Central Library Babies up to 18 months old and their caregivers sing and move together to live music. This program is generously donated by the Louise H. Allen Children’s Music Program Fund. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Egleston Square The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for ages 3-8. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Friday afternoon ESOL group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Caravan Puppets: Ready, Set, Show!

West End Three puppet tales: The Fox in the Vineyard - The greedy fox learns that you have to keep in shape to leap a vineyard fence! Tortoise And The Hare – In Caravan’s version, Tortoise and Hare race around a shopping mall. Hare is overconfident, but Tortoise wins. Washing Up! – An original tale which turns the simple act of washing one's hands into an epic microscopic puppet adventure! Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Story Time at Adams Street Branch/Hemenway Park

Adams Street Join us at the park, weather permitting, for stories, songs, games, and more. Open to all ages. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Lap-Sit Story Time

Dudley Stories, songs fingerplays & movement for 0-2 year olds. (pre-registration required). Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Morning Music with Miss Judy

Dudley Join us as we rock with Miss Judy as she plays guitar. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Lap Sit Story Time

Fields Corner Join Ms Cindy as she reads books and shares rhymes, stories, and songs parents and caregivers can use at home. For families with children ages birth to three. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Preschool Movie Hour

Grove Hall Children ages 2-6 are welcomed to kick-off the weekend by watching movies and shows chosen just for them. Pre-registration for groups is encouraged. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Programming Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Ready, Set, Sing! Walkin' For Miles! Energizing Musical Fun With Scott Kepnes

Hyde Park Funny, funky, energizing folk-rock music and storytelling for kids and families. On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! is sponsored by the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136. For more info visit www.scottkepnes.com.

Preschool Movies

Lower Mills Movies to entertain the Preschooler in your life. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

All-Star Story Time

Mattapan Exercise your imagination by joining our librarians as they take you on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Storytime

North End Stories and activities for those ages 2 - 5 accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary; groups please call ahead. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Baby Lapsit

Brighton Stories, songs, and lapsit activities for children under 2 years of age with a caregiver. Adult participation is required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Come to the Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library for three stories, songs, and fingerplays every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Room Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties smaller than eight people. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Baby Circle

South Boston A low-key opportunity for babies and caregivers to sing songs, enjoy books, and play together. Includes a simple puppet show. Suggested for children under 18 months. No class August 12. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Baby/Toddler Music Time

Egleston Square Sing, bounce, read, and play with the children's librarian in this interactive musical story time for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Large groups must call ahead. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

CANCELED - BCYF Summer Fun Stop

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-1328. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Mildred Avenue, Community Center 5 Mildred Ave Boston, MA 02126. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5144. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Holland Community Center 85 Olney St Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5174. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Clougherty Pool Bunker Hill St Boston, MA 02129. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5125. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: East Boston. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Paris Street Pool 113 Paris St Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5162. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: South End. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Blackstone Community Center South End, MA. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun for youth ages 8-18 including arts, sports, and games! Phone: 617-635-5153. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Allston. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. BCYF Jackson-Mann Community Center Gordon St Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Friday Fitness

Fields Corner 7/1-Qi Gong. 7/8-Zumba. 7/15-Hatha Yoga. 7/22-TBA. 7/29-Beginner’s Hip Hop.  Join us in our Community Room every Friday in July to try a different free exercise class. Space is limited. Please speak to Emily to register. Part of the Boston Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Splash Dance Party

Parks Events Bring the children to the park to cool off in our spray features and enjoy tasty treats,music from Mix 104.1, with games and dancing in the parks. Phone: 6176354505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Park Event. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Hynes Playground 502 VFW Pkwy Boston, MA 02132.

Friday Afternoon Concert Series

Tourism Presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Friday Afternoon Concert Series showcases the best of Boston's local musical talent. Every Friday in July and August, a band sets up in front of the Sam Adams statue by Faneuil Hall. Grab a lunch and a friend and enjoy, it's completely free! July 8: The Dingo Babies  July 15: Honeysuckle  July 22: Sumner & Moss  July 29: Dear June  August 5: Acoustic Roadshow August 12: Erica Russo   August 19: Bulldog  August 26: Helena Ruffen. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Orange Line - Haymarket. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Park Event. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sam Adams Park (Faneuil Hall).

Guided Imagery Meditation with Polly Fletcher

West End Want more energy and focus? Join Polly Fletcher, Get Your Vibe On Coach and Occupational Therapist, for Guided Visualization Meditation. Strengthen your mental focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Concerts in the Courtyard: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program

Central Library The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program (ICP) is a rigorous string instrument training program within the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) that brings quality classical music instruction to underrepresented communities. Each ICP student takes on the challenge of learning to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Through discipline and creativity, individuality and teamwork, students accomplish personal and group goals, resulting in young people who develop high aspirations and work hard towards both musical and personal excellence. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Library Program Series: Concerts in the Courtyard. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. McKim Courtyard Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Cary Grant Film Series

Lower Mills Five Cary Grant Films will be screened on Fridays in July. The film for July 29th will be "Houseboat.". Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Free Yoga Class @ Clifford Park

Tourism Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods. Yoga Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels. Yoga challenges your mental and physical being, releases stress and expands your energy. Phone: 617-534-2355. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Red Line - Andrew Square. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Clifford Park 171 Norfolk Ave Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit www.bphc.org.

ReadBoston Mobile

Mattapan The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for Ages 3-8. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

ReadBoston StoryMobile

Charlestown The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits twelve Boston Public Library locations once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Appropriate for ages 3-8. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

BCYF Summer Fun Stops

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Weekday fun including free arts, sports, and games from 2 to 8PM for ages 8-18! Phone: 617-635-5150. Cost: Free. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. BCYF Leahy-Holloran Neponset Ave Boston, MA 02122. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Friday Flicks

Dudley Come in to see an exciting summer flick every Friday. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Campy films on Friday- Science Fiction Edition

South End Campy films on Friday. Science Fiction Edition. Join us here at the South End Branch on Fridays at 2pm for the greatest in camp the world has ever known. This is one free ticket you don't want to turn away but run to the branch right away!!!! See you then or become toast. July 1, 2pm Independence Day (1996). July 8, 2pm Mars Attacks! (1996). July 15, 2pm Star Trek (2009). July 22, 2pm Ed Wood (1994). July 29, 2pm Escape from New York (1981). Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Campy Films on Friday: Science Fiction Edition

South End Join us here at the South End Branch on Fridays at 2pm for the greatest in camp the world has ever known. This is one free ticket you don't want to turn away but run to the branch right away. July 1st, Independence Day (1996) July 8th, Mars Attacks! (1996) July 15th Star Trek (2009) July 22nd Ed Wood (1994) July 29th Escape from New York (1981). Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: FREE. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Friday Craft Time: Make it, take it!

South End Every Friday, make a cool craft from our growing stash of supplies and also from what you bring to share. Call Margaret, Children's Librarian, with any questions. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Baby Story Time

Codman Square This story time consists of fingerplays and songs for children 18 months and younger. It lasts about twenty minutes. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Movie Friday

Mattapan Join us for a weekly Disney movie showing on Friday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Garden Goodies

Uphams Corner Whether from your garden, our garden or some other source we all want to learn new ways to make use of the healthy food we grow. Join us for a monthly make and share program. July 29 - Make use of Greens: From salad greens to collards, what are green and what can we do with them. Bring copies of your favorite greens recipes and taste an option or two. August 12th - What to do with you garden harvest. Did you plant tomatoes or squash? What can you do with the bumper crop? Bring copies of your favorite greens recipes and taste an option or two. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 1900 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Ashmont MBTA plaza.

Kid's Book Club

Central Library Kids ages 8-12, join us as we discuss the first half of Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, by Chris Grabenstein. Book discussion to be followed by craft. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Children's Library.

Boston Harbor Hotel - Classic Movie Fridays

Tourism Free entertainment summer nights at the Boston Harbor Hotel! Classic Movie Fridays / Movies by Moonlight June 10 Dirty Dancing June 17 Jaws June 24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Restored) July 1 An Affair to Remember July 8 The Wizard of Oz July 15 Letters to Juliet July 22 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom July 29 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade August 5 Back to the Future August 12 Toy Story August 19 The Sandlot August 26 Some Like It Hot September 2 Star Trek (2009) September 9 Mamma Mia! Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line - South Station. Type of Event: Film. Food & Dining. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Boston Harbor Hotel 20 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02201. For more info visit www.bhh.com.

Free Friday Flicks @ Hatchshell : STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

Tourism Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr! Movies begin at sundown. June 24 - Minions July 15 - Cinderella  July 22 - Inside Out July 29 - Star Wars the Force Awakens August 5 - The Good Dinosaur August 12 - Jurassic World August 19 - UP August 28 - Ant- Man. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line - Charles MGH. Type of Event: Film. Park Event. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit boston.cbslocal.com.

Shakespeare on the Common: Love's Labour's Lost

Tourism By William Shakespeare Directed by Steven Maler July 20 - August 7, 2016 FREE and Open to the Public In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood. “Love’s Labour’s Lost for me is about growing up, about leaving behind adolescent attitudes towards love and gaining an understanding of the power and responsibility of loving another person,” says Maler. “Though it’s an early play, it has terrific language and indelible characters. Many of the themes, characters and situations in the play are explored in Shakespeare’s later plays, so you get to see the young Shakespeare at work in Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play for me became an anchor for the 2016 season, "Love On The Rocks" as we explore refractions and reflections on the enigmatic, magical and effervescent mystery of love.”. Phone: 617-426-0863. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Green Line, Red Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Park Event. Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common. For more info visit commshakes.org.