30 November 2013

Free Fun Fridays...Highland Street Foundation

Do you have kids? Are you from Massachusetts or New England? Have you heard of Free Fun Fridays? Have you ever heard of the Highland Street Foundation?
Free Fun Fridays is an amazing program run by the Highland Street Foundation. The program runs every Friday throughout the summer – starting the last Friday of June through the last Friday of August. What the program offers is ~ Free Admission ~ to 6 different venues each Friday. You can view the list of venues on their website here: http://www.highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.
There is a wide variety of venues that participate in this wonderful program…so each Friday there really is something for everyone. There are zoos, children’s museums, art museums, theater productions, ferry rides, and more. The program has certainly grown over the past 5 years. The first year we found out about it, they offered 1 or 2 venues each Friday, then last year it was 5, and this year it is up to 6.

This program has been great for my family, as we are working on a tight financial budget, and it still allows us to take the kids to fun things throughout the summer. One of our favorite Free Fun Fridays venues is the Boston Harbor Islands ferry ride to Georges or Spectacle Island. The kids have loved going to Georges Island to explore Fort Warren, which is a Civil War era fort.
There is still one more Friday left this summer – August 30th. Check out what’s on the schedule if you are going to be around on Friday. If you don’t get a chance to participate this year, definitely check back to find out what is offered next year.
Has your family taken advantage of Free Fun Fridays? I’d love to hear what venues you and your family love to go to. If you’re not from New England, I’d love to hear if there are programs like this near you. Leave me a comment below to share your thoughts and stories and feel free to share this information with your friends.