Making The Most out of Memorial Day without leaving The Hub

When over 27 inches of snow blanketed the Boston area during the February blizzard, my mantra became “Memorial Day weekend will be here before we know it!” Much shoveling, and only 9 short weeks later, it’s finally upon us. Adventuring to coastal Maine, Cape Cod and Nantucket for some fun in the sun to “officially” kick off the summer season can be great, but who wants to sit in hours of holiday weekend traffic? We rounded up the city’s best bets for Memorial Day Weekend fun right here in the Hub…

Free Community Weekend

Saturday May 25, Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27 10:00a to 4:45p

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will demonstrate its support of the City of Boston with three free days of art and family fun during Memorial Day Community Weekend. The event, called “Boston I Love,” will bring the community together to celebrate the spirit of the city. Visitors will be able to contribute to The One Fund Boston at donation boxes located throughout the Museum.

Run to Remember

Sunday May 26, starting at the Seaport World Trade Center

The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club invite you to the ninth running of Boston’s Run To Remember. This race may be the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the many thousands of first responders, volunteers and marathon organizers who ran towards danger to help others and have continued to do so. This is a testament to our city, to the first responders and to the volunteers who continue to make a difference.

Beethoven for Boston: A Memorial Concert to benefit The One Fund

Sunday, May 26 7:00p

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The Empire State Sinfonia is joined by members of the Boston classical music community in presenting a concert to celebrate wonderful spirit of hope, resilience and community in recent weeks.  The Sinfonia will present an exciting program of music that celebrates the human experience through the eyes of two great 20th Century American masters and The Universal Composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Proceeds from this concert will benefit The One Fund.

Remembrance 2013: A Musical Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

Monday, May 27 6:30p to 7:45p

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston Veterans’ Services have collaborated with the Marriott Long Wharf, Boston Parks and Recreation and the non-profit organization Military Friends, to present a sunset event on the waterfront set to musical performances by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony and the Boston City Singers.


Laura Schell

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