Flyby here, making sure you’re not letting your summer fly by! This week, we’re bringing you suggestions for some summer classics. From outdoor movies to sandcastles and ice cream, this is a week to escape the monotony of the Square and enjoy all that the greater Boston area has to offer.
Farmers Market in Central Square
Monday, 12-6 p.m. | Parking lot behind H-mart in Central Square
If the burrito-pizza-burger diet of the Square just isn’t cutting it, venture outside the Harvard Bubble to visit the Central Square Farmers Market. Every Monday, the market offers everything from seafood and pork to fresh produce and juice. While it might seem out of the way, the market puts your local CVS to shame with its variety, Cantabrigian-ness, and quality.
Back to the Future outdoor screening
Tuesday, 7 p.m. | Wharf District Park at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston (Red Line to South Station stop, then walk)
Let your cares McFly away at an outdoor screening of this 1985 classic. Doc might give you some ideas about building a time machine to take you back to the beginning of summer, but we would advise against trying. Insead, kick back and enjoy the summer evenings we still have left.
Vegan ice cream in Somerville
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. | Powder House Square, Somerville (Red Line to Alewife stop, then walk)
Whether you’re overjoyed that someone is finally serving ice cream that adheres to your dietary restrictions, or you’re just looking to mix it up, Somerville is the place to be this Wednesday evening. Head on over for some free, frozen treats at this “Vegan Ice Cream Social,” and don’t forget to bring your own bowl and spoon!
Romeo and Juliet on the Boston Common
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. | Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
Free plays! Free plays! Where art thou, free plays? Methinks there are multiple this summer on the Boston Common. Starting this Wednesday, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be performed every night except Mondays through August 6th. Whether you’re a Shakespeare superfan or you just want to impress a date, all you have to do is take the Red Line to Park Street, lay down a blanket, and enjoy the most tragic love story of all time.
Free Fun Friday at the MFA
Friday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. | Museum of Fine Arts (Red Line to Green Line E train to Museum of Fine Arts stop)
Harvard students can get into the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for free anytime, but—let’s be honest—you’ve never gone. Well, this Friday, you have no more excuses. Not only is the MFA free for all (so you can bring along a non-Harvard friend), but there are special art activities, like printmaking and drawing in the galleries. The Yard may be pretty, but it’s not a Jackson Pollock original.
Cheaper by the Dozen outdoor screening
Friday at dusk | Boston Harbor Hotel (Red Line to South Station stop, then walk)
Have you had enough of Steve Martin? No, you haven’t—you can never have enough of Steve Martin. Cheaper by the Dozen (a.k.a. the most indisputably Oscar-snubbed movie of all time) is playing outdoors at the Boston Harbor Hotel this Friday, so you won’t have to suffer from your Martin withdrawals any longer.
Salsa Party in Harvard Square
Friday, 7-10 p.m. | Brattle Plaza
Head into the Square this Friday for salsa samples and salsa dance lessons. Complete with tunes from DJ D. Martinez, the Brattle Plaza will be transformed into a lively dance floor for one night only—don’t miss it!
Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach
Friday-Sunday, 10-8 p.m. | Revere Beach (Red Line to Orange Line to Blue Line to Wonderland stop, then take the 411 bus to the Jack Satter House @ Revere Beach stop or walk)
End your week with a quintessential summer activity: sandcastle building. It takes about an hour to get to Revere by public transportation, but it’s worth the journey for a day at the beach surrounded by gravity-defying sand creations.