boston parkarts

Looking to get outside on a beautiful summer day? Want to get your kids involved in something to release their pent up energy? This summer, ParkARTS is returning to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s scheduled summer fun. With events for all ages, you won’t want to miss out on this free fun that will be taking place all summer long. These events are some of the best things to do in Boston this summer.

The Artists in Residence Workshop series is sponsored by Holly Bruce and gives kids a creative outlet. This program puts together a group of workshops set outdoors in Boston’s various parks. Local artists join children to participate in fun arts and crafts activities. They will draw, color, glue, and cut alongside one another, teaching along the way.

Kids can paint, create treasures, and build beautiful jewelry and stunning masks while enjoying the fresh air. What a great way to keep them entertained while you enjoy a few refreshing moments in the sun.

These Artists in Residence Workshops take place all over the city from Allston to East Boston, Dorchester, and Roxbury. Check out a full list of all participating parks on the City of Boston’s website under Children’s Artists in Residence Workshops. No matter the park, all activities take place from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M.

In addition to the crafty fun, the New England Aquarium and the Marionette Puppet Show series join in on certain locations. Check out the traveling tide pool where kids can interact with the underwater creatures.

There are also ParkARTS programs for adults. For instance, the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series. This series features a tribute performance to the band Chicago, a journey through the greatest Motown decades, and disco. Similarly, Movie Nights at Boston Parks is a great way to enjoy a night with the whole family. In various parks throughout Boston, at 8:00 P.M. you can find yourself watching new movies like The Incredibles 2 or Black Panther.

However, if these park activities aren’t enough to suit your fresh air sensibilities, check out our guide to the best parks in Boston. Pack a lunch and some coloring books, and enjoy your own arts and crafts day out on the grass.