We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. — Thornton Wilder
Each Wednesday, we try to list some of the fun and free things that are available to do on a weekly basis with the posting of, “Fun Freebies in New England”. With the long Holiday Weekend coming up, there's a bunch more stuff going on in addition to the cookout.
If you know of something fun and free that is going on, please forward it so it can be added to the weekly feature. The “Contact Me” is located on the home page. You can also find many other events that will be held throughout New England during the year. To see more events, Click on any of the drop down tabs from each page of this web site.
The Berklee Sumer in the City Concerts Series Greater Boston Ma
This concert series, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through September. Bringing neighborhoods alive with free programs of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, and more, some of Berklee’s most promising young artists are poised to share the skills they hone on campus with the local community.
Thursday Gallery Night Providence Ri
On the third Thursday of each month ,Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated, guided bus tours to Providence Galleries, Museums and Art Spots from March to November.
Thursday Third Thursday Street Festival Willimantic Ct
Every third Thursday, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Seven stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Willimantic's diversity really shines through in the delicious authentic international cuisine. Enjoy locally produced artwork, beer, music, and soda. More
Thursday Third Thursday Street Festival Pittsfield Ma
Every third Thursday the downtown district comes alive with live music and performances on multiple stages setup for the event, local food and craft vendors set up booths, street performers are entertaining people and plenty of fun is to be had. If you want to experience a little more, businesses are open late for shopping, theater and there are plenty of dining options available as well. More
Saturday Waterfire Providence RI
This will be the first full lighting this year for Waterfire. Over eighty bonfires will be lit along the river in downtown Providence. As you walk along the paths in Waterfront Park, past the arched bridges and beautiful sculptures; your senses will be captivated by the flames, aromas of burning wood and music from around the world. There will be torch-lit vessels that travel down the river to light the bonfires. Also, there are numerous street performers and performances by Fire Dancers, The Gargoyles and the Phantom Boatman. WaterFire has been enjoyed by of over ten million visitors since its flames were first lit in 1994. This is a must see event for 2014, It is free but donations are what keep it going.
Saturday Riverfront Summer Pops Concert East Hartford Ct
Spend an evening on the Riverfront with the professional concert band, the Middletown Symphonic Band. This event will celebrate Memorial Day and features wind, brass and percussion instruments.
Sunday Blackstone Valley River Tour Central Falls, RI
On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Blackstone River cruise offer's, free cruises along the river. You may see swan, herons, geese, ducks, turtles, hawks and beautiful plants and trees! The tour guide explains the ecology of the river and surrounding wetlands along with stories about the people and history of the region. Every time you go out on the river, you’re bound to see something cool !
Many museums also offer free admission during specified days of the week. You may find them in the Good Diggin Museum Listing of New England
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I would like to thank my friends, who took time out from their Busy Schedule today to call me on the phone. It was so nice to hear from everyone. I was happy to hear that everyone was having such a great time at the airport. I’m sure that kicking back and watching the aircraft arrivals for this weekend’s Air Show was relaxing. I’ll bet that the Blue Angels practice session this afternoon was a great sight to see. It is good to know that you were thinking of me, and wanted to let me know how much of an enjoyable day everyone was having. My day also went well thank you. To answer your questions, there was nothing to see where I was today, not even a cloud in that beautiful blue sky.
Each Wednesday, we will again try to list some of the free events that are available to do on a weekly basis. This weeks posting of, “Fun Freebies in New England” is the first for this season. The weather is finally starting to get right and a lot of good things are just getting under way. Here are a few of the events that you can look forward to this week.
Saturday ........Waterfire ......Providence RI
This will be the opening night for the 2015 season. Basin lighting will take place. It will be a smaller version rather than the full eighty bonfires along the river in downtown Providence.
Without a doubt, your senses will be captivated by the flames, the aromas of the burning wood and music from around the world. WaterFire has been enjoyed by millions of visitors since its flames were first lit in 1994. This is a must see event in everyone's life, It is free but donations are what keep it going.
The 2015 Great New England Air Show will be held this weekend at Westover AFB. The Blue Angels Air Demonstration Team will be headlining the show this year. Also making appearance at the show are the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds demonstration teams, the Army Golden Knights and the Geico Skytypers. This will be the first air show at Westover in three years and promises to be one of the best.
The Brimfield Antique Show...All Week...............................................................................Brimfield Ma
Saturday Windsor Shad Derby Parade & Festival................................................................Windsor CT
Many museums in New England offer Free admissions on certain days, You can check them out from this web site and see if they offer specials. Good Diggin Museum Listings.
If the crowds aren’t for you and you have a Green Thumb. The weekend after Mothers Day, in most towns throughout New England, is the time when the local garden clubs of the towns will be holding their annual plant sale. Yes there were plant sales held last week, but as a rule, this Saturday will be the big sale day. It’s now getting towards the end of the Spring Planting season, and there will be bargains to be had. From organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, and specialty perennials, there will be something out there for everyone. "Good Diggin"
If you know of something fun and free that is going on, please forward it to us so it can be added to the weekly feature. The “Contact Me” is also located on the home landing page. You can also find many other events that are held throughout New England during the year on this web site. To see more events, Click on any of the drop down tabs from each page of this web site.