Event Notices

A Weekend in Boston: Events Throughout the City May 3 – 5

Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.

Mother’s day is next weekend. I’ll remind you again in next week’s post, but now is the time to get your gift ideas together for Mom! This upcoming weekend looks like we may get by with at least a day or two without rain. Saturday is looking like the best bet to get out of the house for some spring-like weather! Let’s see what’s going on this weekend in Boston.

Friday, May 3

Museum of Science Astronomy After Hours

Friday nights from April through October, the Museum of Science offers free “astronomy-themed fun.” Be sure to show up early because once the observatory fills up, there will be no further admittance. Astronomy-themed activities will be available for attendees should the observatory be full. Viewers will see a “featured astronomical object through the 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory.”

When: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Arrive early for best chances of getting in.)
Where: Museum of Science Boston – 1 Science Park
Price: Free!
Age Restriction: None Listed

TEDx Cambridge

TED is famous for their educational talks that are widely shared online. TEDx is having an event in Cambridge this weekend. Some of the speakers include Anthony Jack, Ashley Whillans, Erin Kelly. For a complete list of speakers see the event website.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Citizens Bank Opera House – 539 Washington Street
Price: $65+
Age Restriction: None Listed

Saturday, May 4

Learn to Research Your Historic Home

Do you live in a historic home? The Charlestown Preservation Society and the Charlestown Historical Society are offering a light brunch before a workshop that will walk you through how to research your home and the occupants of the building.

When: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bunker Hill Museum – 43 Monument Square, Charlestown, MA.
Price: None Listed
Age Restriction: None Listed

First Caturday Boston

First Caturday Boston aims to bring cat owners together at the Boston Common to learn about leashing your cat and how to bring your cat outdoors with you. “First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends!” The event description says to meet at the Parkman Bandstand.

When: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common
Price: Free!
Age Restriction: None Listed

Sunday, May 5

Cinco De Mayo Party at The Lawn on D

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the Lawn on D featuring music from DJ Teal Camner and Fiesta Del Norte Mariachi Band. See here for more information about the Lawn on D. Something worth noting is that May 5 is not Mexico’s independence day, but “Cinco de Mayo, which isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico, commemorates an underdog victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.” Read this New York Times article to learn more about Cinco De Mayo.

When: 12 noon – 10 p.m.
Where: The Lawn on D Street – 420 D Street
Price: None Listed
Age Restriction: None Listed, contact Lawn on D for more information.