It’s that time of year when Bostonians and others shake off the winter doldrums and get outside to enjoy everything that the city has to offer as soon as the weather turns nicer. What better way to experience history, shopping and dining than over at Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The historic festival marketplace is amping up its game this season with a full array of FREE outdoor activities that offer something for every member of the family. From outdoor chess and ping pong, to historic walking tours of Quincy Market, to free fitness classes to get your heart rate going that include BollyX, Cardio Dance, Warrior Sculpt Yoga, and Pound® lead by the leading fitness instructors in Boston. The outdoor programming is called “Summer Sampler” because there truly are a vast sample of programs and activities that will fit everyone’s style and abilities. Take a class, then enjoy a beverage and bite to eat from one of the Marketplace’s pubs or restaurants. Bring your friends and make Faneuil Hall Marketplace your “go to” spot for get-togethers all summer long.
Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall
On June 3, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall returns for the 17th consecutive year from 10:00 am to 5:00pm to kick-off Boston Pride week. The day will be packed with FREE family-friendly entertainment including Zumba classes, music and dancing performances, drag queens and new this year, a High Heel Dash for Charity to benefit Boston Pride’s Community Fund that gives grants to LGBTQ grassroots organizations.
Sail Boston 2017 – June 17-22
The 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will be sailing into Boston on June 17 with its Grand Parade of Sail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is proud to be a partner in Sail Boston. The Marketplace has many activities planned for the thousands of tourists and the 3,500 crew members who will be visiting the waterfront area. In keeping with the nautical theme, on Saturday, June 17, Faneuil Hall Marketplace will feature a boat-building demonstration from Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Mass. They’re bringing an unfinished dory to South Market where spectators will have the opportunity to try their hand at riveting, planing and cutting a sample set of wood. Representatives from Lowell’s Boat Shop will be there to assist and provide more information.
Street Performer Program
Nowhere else in Boston can you see the talent and variety of street performers than at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. A tradition that began when the Marketplace reopened after renovations in 1976, the world-famous street performers razzle and dazzle crowds throughout the season. The Marketplace is the perfect location for outdoor performances with its pedestrian friendly, car-free venue that has everything you need for a fun day in the City with friends and family: live performances, shops featuring unique local items as well as well-known international brands, a plethora of dining options for quick bites from the vendors in the Quincy Market Food Colonnade or enjoy a leisurely meal while dining at an outdoor patio and have the best seat in the house to watch the street performers from your table. New performers have just been added to the roster of acrobats, jugglers, escape artists, magicians, and musicians. You can catch all the acts throughout the season, or attend the Street Performer Showcase which will be scheduled in July and will be announced on the Faneuil Hall Marketplace website.
For more information: www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com