Outdoor Movies, Theater, Events… Week of Jun 29 – Jul 7, 2009

More from New England’s largest list of outdoor movies, theatre, and concerts. Now listing nearly 75 summer concert series!

Outdoor Movies Tue 6/30 Wed 7/1 Thu 7/2 Fri 7/3 Sat 7/4 Sun 7/5 Mon 7/6 Tue 7/7
Boston, MAOutdoor – Movies by Moonlight

Outdoor films. Fridays. Free. Start at “dusk”.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.617.439.7000. more
Boston, MAWBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

At “sundown” (about 8:30pm, come early and bring a picnic dinner) at the hatch shell on the Esplanade. 617-787-7200.
Esplanade, Boston, MA.617 227-0627. more
Falmouth, MAMovies Under the Stars

Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth, MA.508-487-3424. more

Westerly, RIBig Screen Movie on the Beach @ Westerly

Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI.401-596-7761. more

Dorchester, MANeponset River Greenway Festival & Movie Series

There’s no single web page but look in the calendar on Tue & Thu to find events.
Either Martini Shell, Hyde Park, or Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester, Dorchester, MA.617-542-7696. more
Onset, MAOnset Bay Movie Co – Outdoor Movies Series

The Bandshell, behind 197 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA.508-295-9026. more

Outdoor Performance & Events Tue 6/30 Wed 7/1 Thu 7/2 Fri 7/3 Sat 7/4 Sun 7/5 Mon 7/6 Tue 7/7
Boston, MASpecial Live Concerts @ Boston Harbor Hotel

Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA. more
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Boston, MAGarden Concert @ Prudential Center

Prudential Center, South Garden, Boston, MA. more

Jamaica Plain, MAJP First Thursday

This is basically a gallery walk 6-8pm. And poetry reading. Every first Thursday of the month.
Centre & South Streets, Jamaica Plain, MA. more
Boston, MAMFA Concerts in the Courtyard

Concerts at 7:30pm.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.617-369-3189. more
Belmont, MAPayson Park Music Festival

Free but time not given. Call ’em.
Payson Park, Belmont, MA.617-993-2760. more
Boston, MAOutdoor folk dancing in Copley Square

2009: 7:30pm-10pm on Tuesdays.
Copley Square, by the fountain, Boston, MA. more
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Boston, MAJazz in July

Outdoors. More events (not listed) are indoors.
Various, Boston, MA. more
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Cambridge, MALongfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park

Sometimes live music, sometimes poetry reading. Participatory painting, drawing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Most events 4-5pm but see website.
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.617-876-4491. more
Boston, MAFriends of Fort Point Channel Summer Concert Series

2009: All shows 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Friends of Fort Point Channel.
Children’s Wharf, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA.617-426-6500. more
Cambridge, MATango by Moonlight

2009: 7:30-11pm. Rain date the next day. Also Oct 3.
On the Weeks Footbridge by the corner of JFK Street and Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. more
Cambridge, MADancing on the Charles

Outdoor dance in Cambridge. Sounds great. Buy tix in advance.
American Legion, 4 Gerry’s Landing, Cambridge, MA. more
Cambridge, MAKendall Square Concert Series

Sponsored by the Kendall Square Corporation. 2009: Tuesdays through Aug 25, & Thursdays through Sep 10, 12-2pm.
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA.617 577-7354. more
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East Sandwich, MAFull Moon Walk @ Green Briar

Animal walk at night by light of the full moon. 7pm or 8pm. 2009: June 7, July 7, Aug 6, Sep 4, Oct 4.
Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA. more
Waltham, MAOutdoor concert @ Gore Place

Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.(978) 314-6403. more

Natick, MAIce Cream and Bats! In Natick

2009: 7:30-9pm. Registration is required. Outdoor exploration at night at this Audubon park. With ice cream!
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA.508-655-2296. more
Framingham, MAConcerts on the Common, Framingham

2009: Fridays 6:30pm starting July 3rd. May go into August if they get funding.
508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”.. more
Norwood, MASunday Evening Concerts on the Common, Norwood

Washington St & Nahatan St, Norwood, MA. more

Acton, MATribute to the 60’s Concert Series

Nara Park, Acton, MA. more

Wellesley, MASummer Concerts @ Wellesley

Concerts are 7-8:30pm.
Town Hall Green, Wellesley, MA.781-235-2370. more
Hampton Beach, NHFireworks @ Hampton Beach

Every Wednesday, plus holidays.
22 C Street, Hampton Beach, NH.603-926-8717. more
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Salem, NHFireworks @ Canobie Lake Park


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Portsmouth, NHPrescott Park Arts Festival

Outdoor theatre. 2009: Grease. 2009: Thu & Sun @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @ 8pm.
Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH.603-436-2848. more
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Ipswich, MACastle Hill Summer Picnic Concerts

Dancing & music overlooking Crane Beach. 7-9pm. Come at 6pm for swing dance lessons! Call ahead to order a picnic dinner basket.
Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA.978-356-4351 x4015. more
Lynn, MASummer Beach Concerts

Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive., Lynn, MA. more

Harvard, MASundown Concerts @ Fruitland Museums

Open for picnicking at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA.978-456-3924. more
Westerly, RIBlues on the Beach / Concert in Watch Hill

2009: 6-8:30pm.
Westerly Town Beach or Village Green, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more
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Westerly, RIFireworks in Westerly

Various, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more

Braintree, MASummer Concert Series at Sunset Lake

2009: Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Free.
Sunset Lake’s Beachfront Gazebo Bandstand, Braintree, MA. more
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Springfield, MAStearns CityBlock Concert Series


Hadley, MAShakespeare Under the Stars

All shows start at 7:30pm.
The Hartsbrook School, lawn, Hadley, MA. more
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Williamstown, MAConcerts at the Clark

Other concerts on their calendar are indoors.
225 South St., Williamstown, MA.413-458-2303. more
Westfield, MASaturday Night Live Concerts on the Green

2009: All shows are 6-9pm outdoors, then inside to the Tea Pot Gallery for the finale.
On the Green, Elm St at School St, Westfield, MA.413-562-6966, or 413-534-0498. more
Greenfield, MASundays in the Park Concerts

Greenfield Energy Park, Greenfield, MA.413-774-9949. more

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Various near WorcesterUniBank Community Concert Series

Various, Various near Worcester. more

Upton, MASweet Summer Nights Music Series

Milford, MAFamily Night at the Bandstand

Some shows are NOT in Milford! 2009: 6:30-8:30pm. Bandstand music by the The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.
Milford Town Park, Congress & Walnut Street, Milford, MA.508-478-5924. more
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