Things to do in Boston

July 16, 2018

There's more going on in Boston than just the 2018 PYTA Conference (even if we all know that's the best thing happening). Check out these fun activities, events, and places to see to fill your conference free time!



Duck Tours 

Location: Prudential Center (Copley Square)
Tours are daily, 9am-6pm
Youth friendly, day event, $31-$42



Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts
Location: City Hall Plaza (Government Center) 
Dates: July 27th-29th
Time: Friday 6pm-11pm; Saturday 12pm-11pm; Sunday 12pm-11pm
Youth Friendly, Free



Have a Look

Boston Center for the Arts

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts campus that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works; develops new audiences; and connects the arts to community.


Check out the current program to see art exhibitions and performances.

Youth friendly


Museum of Fine Arts
Open Wednesday-Friday, 10am-10pm, Saturday-Tuesday, 10am-5pm


Adults: $25, Seniors & Students: $23
For youths ages 7–17: admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10. 

See list of current exhibitions



Get Outside

Figment Boston
Location: The Rose Kennedy Greenway (South Station)
Dates: July 28th & 29th
Youth friendly, Free


Shakespeare on the Common: Richard III
Location: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common (Park Street)
Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, July 28th @ 8pm & Sunday, July 29th @ 7pm
Youth friendly, Free

North End Summer Concert Series
Location: The Prado (Paul Revere Mall) (Haymarket)
Date: July 27th
           5:30 NEMPAC Student Feature
           6:00 - 7:30 Mainstage Concert: Caio Afiune, Brazilian Ensemble
Youth friendly


The Lawn on D (seaport district) -- Various activity!!! 

The Lawn On D is an event space designed for both public and private events and to encourage community engagement, foster creativity and integrate the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage, and other original programming.


Open lawn hours: Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Food, Bar, & Game hours: Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Youth friendly, Free entrance



Night Life

Machine Night Club (1254 Boylston St. near Hynes Convention Center)

Karaoke Thursdays, downstairs
Thursday, July 26th, 10pm
Night event, 21+

Machine Fridays, downstairs
Fridyay, July 27th, 10pm - 2am
Night event, Youth friendly, 18+


Latin Fridays, upstairs
Friday, July 27th, 10pm-2am
Night event, 21+


Hip Hop Saturdays, upstairs
Saturday, July 28th, 10pm-2am
Night event, PoC, 21+



Club Cafe (209 Columbus Ave. near Back Bay)
*while events are 21+, if you’re there before 9 eating, you can stay regardless of age

THURSDAYS (21+) after 9
#YAASSS! Thursdays at Club Cafe with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and Neon Calypso.  With weekly guest performers, dancers, and monthly competitions.  Resident DJ BEGBICK plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40.

FRIDAY (21+), 10pm
XO: Join us Club Cafe as they kick off the weekend with Friday resident DJ Stevie Psyclone.  No Cover before 11PM

SATURDAYS (21+), 10pm
UNITE: Boston’s best high energy music video dance party with Resident DJ Susan Esthera. No Cover before 11pm


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