This Week at Harvard: Out of the Square and Across the River
This week, Flyby is bringing you more events outside the Harvard Bubble. We encourage you to journey beyond Harvard Square, and if you’re feeling daring, maybe even cross the Charles to enjoy one of the many summer activities taking place in Boston this week.
Sunset Yoga on the Esplanade
Wednesday at 6 p.m. | The Esplanade, Fielder Field
There’s no better way to get through hump day than to zen out with some outdoor yoga. If you can’t make it this week, don’t worry, this free yoga class runs every Wednesday throughout the summer. Whether you’re new to yoga or a certified master, you’re welcome to a relaxing evening of Warrior II and Child’s Pose. Remember to bring your mat!
“Abroad” Themed Evening at the Gardner Museum
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Ever wanted to experience a museum after hours? Every third Thursday of the month, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum stays open until 9 p.m. complete with music, a cash wine bar, and other activities throughout the galleries. This Thursday’s theme is “abroad”—tickets are required for admission, but you can get one for free with your Harvard I.D.
Free Ferry to Spectacle or Georges Island
Friday at 8 a.m. | Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center, 1 Long Wharf
With the weather looking sunny for Friday, it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a free ferry to Boston Harbor’s Spectacle Island or Georges Island. Tickets are available starting at 7 a.m. with the first ferry leaving at 8 a.m.—make sure you set your alarm and get to the docks before tickets run out.
Saturday at noon | Boston Common
Instead of awkwardly running into fellow Pokémon Go players, this Saturday you can intentionally meet up with them. Begin at the Boston Common anytime after noon, and continue your quest for virtual greatness, befriending other Pokémon-catchers along the way.
Beyonce v. Rihanna Dance Party
Saturday at 9 p.m. | Middle East Restaurant and Dance Club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue
Whether you’re team Team Bey, Team Riri, or can’t decide, for $15 you can dance the night away to some of your favorite pop hits at Central Square’s Middle East this Saturday. As the Facebook event advertises, there will be “no remixes, no mashups, all originals.” This event is 18+.
South End Open Market
Sunday at 10 a.m. | Inkblock, 375 Harrison Avenue
Conclude your week with an adventure into the South End of Boston to explore food trucks, an arts market, and a farmers’ market all in one place. Located less than a 10 minute walk from the Red Line stop at Broadway, the South End Open Market is both artsy and accessible.