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Nothing but love for Youkilis upon his first return to Fenway with Chicago…his Sox will always be red.

Congratulations to Gary Rubin of Back Bay on being our winner of the weekly giveaway!  Gary has won a Gift Card to to Pinkberry.
Here’s a quick list of some of Gary’s local favorites:
Thornton’s (150 Huntington Ave.) My family’s go-to breakfast spot when a quick, basic morning meal is in order. Its low-fi, understated ambience underscores its brilliant simplicity.
The Beehive (541 Tremont St.) What every Boston nightspot should strive to be. An eclectic - often superb - lineup of live music every night of the week, fine food and drink, and an atmosphere that doesn’t induce jaded Bostonians to whine about the fact that they don’t live in Manhattan.
The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St.) Hands-down, the finest venue in the area in which to experience live national and regional musical acts. Not a bad seat in the house (primarily due to the fact that they barely have any), and the sound system is superb. Scant few other places dare to offer up Buddy Guy waxing nostalgic about “Champagne And Reefer”.
We’re giving away a cool prize every week, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already @ localhint.com.  We’re also giving away a $500 cash prize to the person who can refer the most people to sign up - so tell your friends about us!

Congratulations to Gary Rubin of Back Bay on being our winner of the weekly giveaway!  Gary has won a Gift Card to to Pinkberry.

Here’s a quick list of some of Gary’s local favorites:

  • Thornton’s (150 Huntington Ave.) My family’s go-to breakfast spot when a quick, basic morning meal is in order. Its low-fi, understated ambience underscores its brilliant simplicity.
  • The Beehive (541 Tremont St.) What every Boston nightspot should strive to be. An eclectic - often superb - lineup of live music every night of the week, fine food and drink, and an atmosphere that doesn’t induce jaded Bostonians to whine about the fact that they don’t live in Manhattan.
  • The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St.) Hands-down, the finest venue in the area in which to experience live national and regional musical acts. Not a bad seat in the house (primarily due to the fact that they barely have any), and the sound system is superb. Scant few other places dare to offer up Buddy Guy waxing nostalgic about “Champagne And Reefer”.

We’re giving away a cool prize every week, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already @ localhint.com.  We’re also giving away a $500 cash prize to the person who can refer the most people to sign up - so tell your friends about us!

Oyster Lovers Tonight and every Monday Night (5pm – 8pm) is $1 Island Creek Oyster Night at Barlow’s. After 5pm enjoy all the fresh shucked Island Creek Oysters you can eat for only $1 each while supplies last!
Oyster Lovers Tonight and every Monday Night (5pm – 8pm) is $1 Island Creek Oyster Night at Barlow’s. After 5pm enjoy all the fresh shucked Island Creek Oysters you can eat for only $1 each while supplies last!

Mojito Mondays at RumBa on the Waterfront
When: Mon, July 2, 4pm – Tue, June 26, 12am
Where: InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (map)
Description: RumBa (a Bostonian’s classic pronunciation of “Rum Bar” with the ‘r’ in ‘Bar’ being silent) pays tribute to New England’s historic rum trade period and covers the spectrum with more than 100 sipping rums from around the globe to great base mixers for signature cocktails including the ever popular mojito. RumBa on the Waterfront will also feature a new and improved version of Mojito Mondays every Monday beginning July 2 - September from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. In partnership with Bacardi® celebrating 150 years, a signature mojito menu will be featured weekly and complimentary mojito tastings will take place all night. The mojito menu will change weekly. And, Mix 104.1 will be on hand weekly giving away free tickets to Bank of America Pavilion summer concerts throughout the Mojito Mondays 2012 season.


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Mojito Mondays at RumBa on the Waterfront
When: Mon, July 2, 4pm – Tue, June 26, 12am
Where: InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (map)
Description: RumBa (a Bostonian’s classic pronunciation of “Rum Bar” with the ‘r’ in ‘Bar’ being silent) pays tribute to New England’s historic rum trade period and covers the spectrum with more than 100 sipping rums from around the globe to great base mixers for signature cocktails including the ever popular mojito. RumBa on the Waterfront will also feature a new and improved version of Mojito Mondays every Monday beginning July 2 - September from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. In partnership with Bacardi® celebrating 150 years, a signature mojito menu will be featured weekly and complimentary mojito tastings will take place all night. The mojito menu will change weekly. And, Mix 104.1 will be on hand weekly giving away free tickets to Bank of America Pavilion summer concerts throughout the Mojito Mondays 2012 season.
Dear LocalHinters with kids,
Boston.com Moms has rounded up a list of restaurants around Boston where kids eat free. Let us know if there’s one near you that didn’t make the list, and we’ll add it. And please call first in case restaurant policies have changed.
New Addition(s):
Barlow’s Restaurant
241 A Street Boston, MA 02210(617) 338-2142
Wednesday Kids Eat Free* (One child per adult)
The menu features a unique mix of American dishes, both classic and contemporary, and an intriguing wine, craft beer and cocktail list.
1.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub
Locations throughout New England. Find one near you
Free: The day after the Red Sox win a game, no matter what day of the week.
Parents have something extra to smile about when the Red Sox win this baseball season. Kids age 10 and under can enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, and more for free. And don’t forget the free ice cream sandwich. Go Sox!
2.
John Brewer’s Tavern
Locations at 39 Main St., Waltham, 781-894-9700; 7 Highland Ave., Malden, 781-324-8800.
Free night: Monday
Kids eat free after 5 p.m. John Brewer’s Tavern menu items for kids include fish and chips, grilled cheese, hot dog, and more. Patio dining when the weather is nice.
3.
British Beer Company
Locations in Cedarville, Falmouth, Framingham, Franklin, Hyannis, Pembroke, Plymouth, Sandwich, Walpole, and Westford
Free night: MondayBring your kids age 10 and under to British Beer Companyon Monday nights for a free meal. Kids can choose from Shepherd’s Pie, hot dogs, fish ‘n chips, and more.
4.
Abby Park
550 Adams St., Milton
617-696-8700
Free night: Monday - Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
If you don’t mind eating on the earlier side, take your kids to Abby Park during the week for a free meal. Kids can enjoy grilled cheese, sliders, chicken fingers and more.
5.
Turner Fisheries
10 Huntington Ave., Back Bay, Boston
617-424-7425
Free nights: Monday - FridayOrder your kids a Shirley Temple, a Roy Rogers, or just a glass of milk. Whatever they wind up drinking, their meals will be free if you dine before 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Turner Fisheries. For kids under age 12. The kid’s menu includes clam chowder, grilled chicken breast, and baked cod.
6.
Longwood Grill & Bar
342 Longwood Ave., Boston
617-232-9770
Free nights: Monday - FridayDoes your child crave a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and do you crave a night out? Head over to the Longwood Grill & Bar any night of the week. Kids must be under age 12. Other kid’s meals include Kraft macaroni and cheese and mini pizzas.
7.
Halfway Cafe
Locations in Dedham, Watertown, Marlborough, Canton, Holbrook, and Maynard
Free nights: Monday and TuesdayKids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights after 4 p.m. at the Halfway Cafe. Kids can enjoy mozzarella cheese wedges, chicken fingers, burgers, and more.
8.
Red Rock Bistro
141 Humphrey St., Swampscott
781-595-1414
Free nights: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
Kids can enjoy burgers, chicken fingers, pizza, hot dog, fish, crunchy veggies, and more after 5 p.m. at Red Rock Bistro. Kids must be under age 12.
9.
The Village Manor
427 Sprague St., Dedham
781-407-9191
Free night: Tuesday
Bring kids to The Village Manor on Tuesday night for hamburgers, pizza, pasta, seafood, salads, and more.
10.
Uno Chicago Grill
Locations across New England. Check the website for a location near you.
Free night: Tuesday (free all day)
Kids eat free at Uno Chicago Grill every Tuesday, day or night. Kids can eat pizza, grilled chicken, pasta, and more. Some locations even have entertainment for kids, such as a face painter at the Newton, MA location.
11.
The Engine House Restaurant
71 Lafayette Street, Salem
978-745-1744
Free night: Tuesday
Kids under age 12 can nosh pizza and other foods off theFire Chief Jr. Menu for free Tuesday nights between 5 and 8 p.m.
12.
Owen O’Leary’s
50 Turnpike Rd., Southborough. 508-481-1714; 1280 Belmont St., Brockton/Easton. 508-584-2221.
Free night: Tuesday
Your kids can enjoy vanilla ice cream for dessert and kiddie hot dogs, cheeseburgers, spaghetti, and more for dinner at Owen O’Leary’s.
13.
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Locations at 523 Fellsway, Medford. 339-674-9010 &
366 Broadway, Saugus. 781-231-0760
Free night: TuesdayBring your kids age 12 and under to Qdoba Mexican Grillon Tuesday nights. Your kids can enjoy burritos, quesadillas, and tacos for free.
14.
Miller’s Boston Ale House
617 Arsenal St., Watertown
617-926-2500
Free night: TuesdayBring the kids to Boston Ale House on Tuesday nights for free pizza, shrimp, grilled cheese, burgers, and more.
15.
IHOP
Look for a location near you on the IHOP website
Free night: TuesdayWhat’s more fun than breakfast for dinner? Kids can enjoy free pancakes, french toast, and more Tuesday nights after 4 p.m. at IHOP. For kids age 12 and under. Call to make sure your local IHOP is participating.
16.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Locations in Chelmsford, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Natick, Plymouth, and Hanover
Free night: TuesdayKids age 12 and under can eat free at Moe’s Southwest Grillon Tuesday nights. As a bonus, your kids will get a chuckle out of eating entrees with names like “Moo Moo Mr. Cow” (a kid-sized burrito served with your choice of protein, beans, seasoned rice, and cheese).
17.
Denny’s
Find a location near you on the Denny’s website.
Free nights: Tuesday, Wednesday, ThursdayWhether your child is in the mood for spaghetti or chocolate-chip pancakes for dinner, you are covered at Denny’s. Kids eat free Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights after 4 p.m. Call to make sure your local Denny’s is participating.
18.
The Charlie Horse
674 Old West Center St., West Bridgewater
508-583-7252
Free night: WednesdayTreat your kids to a “hot diggity dog,” a “pssgetti,” or some simple mac and cheese at The Charlie Horse. Side dishes range from french fries to Parmesan mashed potatoes.
Please note, this deal is not available at the Kingston location.
19.
Samba Steak & Sushi
1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham.
508-628-0288
Free night: Sunday
Kids 10 and under eat free at Samba on Sunday nights. Kids also receive free cotton candy and a free magic show presented by Magic by George between 5 and 8 p.m.
20.
Jack Tar
126 Washington St., Marblehead
781-631-2323
Free night: Sunday
Kids eat free every Sunday night at Jack Tar. Children must be under 12. Kids can choose from fish ‘n chips, salad, chicken fingers, and more.Ravi’s Pasta & Pizzeria
156 Highland Ave., Malden
781-333-5463
Free night: SundayKids love pizza. And adults love free. Bring your kids for free pizza on Sunday nights at Ravi’s Pasta & Pizzeria. Kids must be under 10.
21.
88 Wharf
88 Wharf St., Milton
857-598-4826
Free night: SundayDoes your family like to go out to eat for Sunday dinner? If so, then check out Family Night at 88 Wharf, where kids eat free on Sunday nights. Adults can enjoy oysters, salmon, steaks, and more while kids feast on pizza and grass-fed beef burgers.
22.
Jack Tar
126 Washington St., Marblehead
781-631-2323
Free night: SundayKids eat free every Sunday night at Jack Tar. Children must be under 12. Kids can choose from fish ‘n chips, salad, chicken fingers, and more.
23.
Hale Street Tavern, Sushi & Oyster Bar
717 Hale St., Beverly Farms
978-922-9232
Free night: SundayBring the kids to Hale Street Tavern, Sushi & Oyster Bar to try a kid’s sushi roll (with cucumber, carrot, and cream cheese), kids pasta made three ways, haddock, corn dogs, and more.

Dear LocalHinters with kids,

Boston.com Moms has rounded up a list of restaurants around Boston where kids eat free. Let us know if there’s one near you that didn’t make the list, and we’ll add it. And please call first in case restaurant policies have changed.

New Addition(s):

Barlow’s Restaurant

241 A Street Boston, MA 02210
(617) 338-2142

Wednesday Kids Eat Free* (One child per adult)

The menu features a unique mix of American dishes, both classic and contemporary, and an intriguing wine, craft beer and cocktail list.

1.

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

Locations throughout New England. Find one near you

Free: The day after the Red Sox win a game, no matter what day of the week.

Parents have something extra to smile about when the Red Sox win this baseball season. Kids age 10 and under can enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, and more for free. And don’t forget the free ice cream sandwich. Go Sox!

2.

John Brewer’s Tavern

Locations at 39 Main St., Waltham, 781-894-9700; 7 Highland Ave., Malden, 781-324-8800.

Free night: Monday

Kids eat free after 5 p.m. John Brewer’s Tavern menu items for kids include fish and chips, grilled cheese, hot dog, and more. Patio dining when the weather is nice.

3.

British Beer Company

Locations in Cedarville, Falmouth, Framingham, Franklin, Hyannis, Pembroke, Plymouth, Sandwich, Walpole, and Westford

Free night: Monday

Bring your kids age 10 and under to British Beer Companyon Monday nights for a free meal. Kids can choose from Shepherd’s Pie, hot dogs, fish ‘n chips, and more.

4.

Abby Park

550 Adams St., Milton

617-696-8700

Free night: Monday - Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

If you don’t mind eating on the earlier side, take your kids to Abby Park during the week for a free meal. Kids can enjoy grilled cheese, sliders, chicken fingers and more.

5.

Turner Fisheries

10 Huntington Ave., Back Bay, Boston

617-424-7425

Free nights: Monday - Friday

Order your kids a Shirley Temple, a Roy Rogers, or just a glass of milk. Whatever they wind up drinking, their meals will be free if you dine before 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Turner Fisheries. For kids under age 12. The kid’s menu includes clam chowder, grilled chicken breast, and baked cod.

6.

Longwood Grill & Bar

342 Longwood Ave., Boston

617-232-9770

Free nights: Monday - Friday

Does your child crave a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and do you crave a night out? Head over to the Longwood Grill & Bar any night of the week. Kids must be under age 12. Other kid’s meals include Kraft macaroni and cheese and mini pizzas.

7.

Halfway Cafe

Locations in Dedham, Watertown, Marlborough, Canton, Holbrook, and Maynard

Free nights: Monday and Tuesday

Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights after 4 p.m. at the Halfway Cafe. Kids can enjoy mozzarella cheese wedges, chicken fingers, burgers, and more.

8.

Red Rock Bistro

141 Humphrey St., Swampscott

781-595-1414

Free nights: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

Kids can enjoy burgers, chicken fingers, pizza, hot dog, fish, crunchy veggies, and more after 5 p.m. at Red Rock Bistro. Kids must be under age 12.

9.

The Village Manor

427 Sprague St., Dedham

781-407-9191

Free night: Tuesday

Bring kids to The Village Manor on Tuesday night for hamburgers, pizza, pasta, seafood, salads, and more.

10.

Uno Chicago Grill

Locations across New England. Check the website for a location near you.

Free night: Tuesday (free all day)

Kids eat free at Uno Chicago Grill every Tuesday, day or night. Kids can eat pizza, grilled chicken, pasta, and more. Some locations even have entertainment for kids, such as a face painter at the Newton, MA location.

11.

The Engine House Restaurant

71 Lafayette Street, Salem

978-745-1744

Free night: Tuesday

Kids under age 12 can nosh pizza and other foods off theFire Chief Jr. Menu for free Tuesday nights between 5 and 8 p.m.

12.

Owen O’Leary’s

50 Turnpike Rd., Southborough. 508-481-1714; 1280 Belmont St., Brockton/Easton. 508-584-2221.

Free night: Tuesday

Your kids can enjoy vanilla ice cream for dessert and kiddie hot dogs, cheeseburgers, spaghetti, and more for dinner at Owen O’Leary’s.

13.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Locations at 523 Fellsway, Medford. 339-674-9010 &

366 Broadway, Saugus. 781-231-0760

Free night: Tuesday

Bring your kids age 12 and under to Qdoba Mexican Grillon Tuesday nights. Your kids can enjoy burritos, quesadillas, and tacos for free.

14.

Miller’s Boston Ale House

617 Arsenal St., Watertown

617-926-2500

Free night: Tuesday

Bring the kids to Boston Ale House on Tuesday nights for free pizza, shrimp, grilled cheese, burgers, and more.

15.

IHOP

Look for a location near you on the IHOP website

Free night: Tuesday

What’s more fun than breakfast for dinner? Kids can enjoy free pancakes, french toast, and more Tuesday nights after 4 p.m. at IHOP. For kids age 12 and under. Call to make sure your local IHOP is participating.

16.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Locations in Chelmsford, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Natick, Plymouth, and Hanover

Free night: Tuesday

Kids age 12 and under can eat free at Moe’s Southwest Grillon Tuesday nights. As a bonus, your kids will get a chuckle out of eating entrees with names like “Moo Moo Mr. Cow” (a kid-sized burrito served with your choice of protein, beans, seasoned rice, and cheese).

17.

Denny’s

Find a location near you on the Denny’s website.

Free nights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Whether your child is in the mood for spaghetti or chocolate-chip pancakes for dinner, you are covered at Denny’s. Kids eat free Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights after 4 p.m. Call to make sure your local Denny’s is participating.

18.

The Charlie Horse

674 Old West Center St., West Bridgewater

508-583-7252

Free night: Wednesday

Treat your kids to a “hot diggity dog,” a “pssgetti,” or some simple mac and cheese at The Charlie Horse. Side dishes range from french fries to Parmesan mashed potatoes.

Please note, this deal is not available at the Kingston location.

19.

Samba Steak & Sushi

1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham.

508-628-0288

Free night: Sunday

Kids 10 and under eat free at Samba on Sunday nights. Kids also receive free cotton candy and a free magic show presented by Magic by George between 5 and 8 p.m.

20.

Jack Tar

126 Washington St., Marblehead

781-631-2323

Free night: Sunday

Kids eat free every Sunday night at Jack Tar. Children must be under 12. Kids can choose from fish ‘n chips, salad, chicken fingers, and more.Ravi’s Pasta & Pizzeria

156 Highland Ave., Malden

781-333-5463

Free night: Sunday

Kids love pizza. And adults love free. Bring your kids for free pizza on Sunday nights at Ravi’s Pasta & Pizzeria. Kids must be under 10.

21.

88 Wharf

88 Wharf St., Milton

857-598-4826

Free night: Sunday

Does your family like to go out to eat for Sunday dinner? If so, then check out Family Night at 88 Wharf, where kids eat free on Sunday nights. Adults can enjoy oysters, salmon, steaks, and more while kids feast on pizza and grass-fed beef burgers.

22.

Jack Tar

126 Washington St., Marblehead

781-631-2323

Free night: Sunday

Kids eat free every Sunday night at Jack Tar. Children must be under 12. Kids can choose from fish ‘n chips, salad, chicken fingers, and more.

23.

Hale Street Tavern, Sushi & Oyster Bar

717 Hale St., Beverly Farms

978-922-9232

Free night: Sunday

Bring the kids to Hale Street Tavern, Sushi & Oyster Bar to try a kid’s sushi roll (with cucumber, carrot, and cream cheese), kids pasta made three ways, haddock, corn dogs, and more.

Friday Jun 29, 2012

Boston Children’s Museum Free Admission from 5pm-9pm*

308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Tel: (617) 426-6500

Regular admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $12, Children: $12
Note: This is a $1, “nearly” free admission from 5–9pm.

Friday Jun 29, 2012

Boston Children’s Museum Free Admission from 5pm-9pm*

308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

Tel: (617) 426-6500

Regular admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $12, Children: $12
Note: This is a $1, “nearly” free admission from 5–9pm.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Visit the waterfront and view the ICA galleries for free on Thursday nights, 5-9 p.m.; Families (two adults and children 12 and younger) can also enjoy free interactive programming the last Saturday of every month. Go to icaboston-.org to learn more. (Visitors 17 and younger are also free.) 100 Northern Ave.; 617-478-3103; www.icaboston.org.

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Visit the waterfront and view the ICA galleries for free on Thursday nights, 5-9 p.m.; Families (two adults and children 12 and younger) can also enjoy free interactive programming the last Saturday of every month. Go to icaboston-.org to learn more. (Visitors 17 and younger are also free.) 100 Northern Ave.; 617-478-3103; www.icaboston.org.

FREE ADMISSION
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Beat the summer heat with a splash of culture at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday nights. The museum opens its doors for free (contributions welcome). Visitors can explore special exhibits, such as the “Alex Katz Prints” collection, through July 29, or enjoy the standing exhibits. 4-9:45 p.m. 465 Huntington Ave.; 617-267-9300; www.mfa.org.

FREE ADMISSION

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Beat the summer heat with a splash of culture at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday nights. The museum opens its doors for free (contributions welcome). Visitors can explore special exhibits, such as the “Alex Katz Prints” collection, through July 29, or enjoy the standing exhibits. 4-9:45 p.m. 465 Huntington Ave.; 617-267-9300; www.mfa.org.

Boston Health is the focus and it’s free to participate in the following activities:

The free classes on City Hall Plaza will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout June, July, and August. Fitness on the Plaza partners plan to offer classes at the following times:
· Health Yoga Life: Yoga classes every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:30am, from June 6 to July 25. If the outdoor class is rained out, it will be held at Health Yoga Life’s nearby studio at 12 Temple Street.
· South Boston Yoga and The Sports Club/LA: Teachers from these organizations will team up to put on yoga classes every Thursday Morning from 7:00-8:00am, from July 12 to August 30.
· Beantown Bootcamp: Boot camp sessions starting at City Hall Plaza every Friday morning from 6:30-7:30am, from July 6th to August 31. A more family-friendly afternoon session will take place Fridays from 2:30-3:30pm. Boot camp classes will happen rain or shine.
Check out and sign up to stay in shape:
https://boston.fivi.com/
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Boston Health is the focus and it’s free to participate in the following activities:


The free classes on City Hall Plaza will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout June, July, and August. Fitness on the Plaza partners plan to offer classes at the following times:

· Health Yoga Life: Yoga classes every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:30am, from June 6 to July 25. If the outdoor class is rained out, it will be held at Health Yoga Life’s nearby studio at 12 Temple Street.

· South Boston Yoga and The Sports Club/LA: Teachers from these organizations will team up to put on yoga classes every Thursday Morning from 7:00-8:00am, from July 12 to August 30.

· Beantown Bootcamp: Boot camp sessions starting at City Hall Plaza every Friday morning from 6:30-7:30am, from July 6th to August 31. A more family-friendly afternoon session will take place Fridays from 2:30-3:30pm. Boot camp classes will happen rain or shine.

Check out and sign up to stay in shape:

https://boston.fivi.com/

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2012 Summer Concert Series at the Hatch Shell
Concerts usually start at 7:00 pm with a warm-up artist. As the sun recedes, excitement builds for the main act. By nightfall, the Esplanade paths and knolls surrounding the shell are full of happy concert-goers. The acoustics are great at this fun family-friendly event.
Also of course, the oldest tradition at the Hatch Shell is the annual July 4th concert with the Boston Pops. In recent years, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has performed here, bringing classical music and opera to the Esplanade; another great public service.
May, 2012
Saturday May 19, 11:30 am - 4:45 pm (main concert)Radio 929 EarthFest 2012Eve 6SwitchfootSpin DoctorsThird Eye Blind
June, 2012
Saturday June 16, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm103.3 WODS ConcertStarship featuring Mickey Thomas
July, 2012
Tuesday July 3, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pmBoston Pops Orchestra Independence Day ConcertWrist Bands Available at 4:00 pm1812 Overture Played at 9:30 pm
Wednesday July 4, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmBoston Pops Orchestra Independence Day ConcertSpecial Guest Performers: Jennifer Hudson & Michael ChiklisWrist Bands Available at 9:00 amFireworks at 10:30 pm
Wednesday July 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraBoston Sings, Works by Aaron CoplandAppalachian SpringPrairie Night and Celebration Dance from Billy the KidOld American SongsThe Promise of Living from The Tender Land
Wednesday July 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraFiesta SinfónicaCaribbean Bacchanal by Miguel Del AguilaPolovstian Dance by Alexander BorodinMambo from West Side Story by Leonard BernsteinViaje (Afro-Latin Suite) by Gonzalo GrauDanzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez
Saturday July 21, 7:00 - 9:30 pm103.3 WODS ConcertBurton Cummings formerly of The Guess WhoMark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad
Wednesday July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraAt The RiverThe Moldau by Bedřich SmetanaThe River by Duke EllingtonSymphony No. 3 Rhenish by Robert SchumannOn the Beautiful Blue Danube by Johann Strauss
August 2012
Wednesday August 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks FestivalGuest Orchestra: Boston Civic SymphonyJupiter from The Planets by Gustav HolstSymphonie Espagnole by Édouard LaloSymphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Saturday August 4, 7:00 - 9:30 pm103.3 WODS ConcertRick Springfield
Wednesday August 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraIn Concert with Boston Lyric OperaWorks of Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, and Bernstein.
Wednesday August 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks FestivalGuest Orchestra: Longwood Symphony OrchestraPiano Concerto No. 21, Wolfgang Mozart
Wednesday August 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraLandmarks VirtuososConcertstück for Four Horns by Robert SchumannSinfonia Concertante by Franz Joseph HaydnSymphony No. 4 Italian by Felix Mendelssohn
Wednesday August 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLandmarks OrchestraBoston Loves ShakespeareCoriolan Overture by Ludwig van BeethovenHenry V by William WaltonMusic to Hamlet by Dmitri ShostakovichA Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn

source:http://www.celebrateboston.com/hatch-shell/concerts.htm

2012 Summer Concert Series at the Hatch Shell

Concerts usually start at 7:00 pm with a warm-up artist. As the sun recedes, excitement builds for the main act. By nightfall, the Esplanade paths and knolls surrounding the shell are full of happy concert-goers. The acoustics are great at this fun family-friendly event.

Also of course, the oldest tradition at the Hatch Shell is the annual July 4th concert with the Boston Pops. In recent years, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has performed here, bringing classical music and opera to the Esplanade; another great public service.

May, 2012

Saturday May 19, 11:30 am - 4:45 pm (main concert)
Radio 929 EarthFest 2012
Eve 6
Switchfoot
Spin Doctors
Third Eye Blind

June, 2012

Saturday June 16, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
103.3 WODS Concert
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

July, 2012

Tuesday July 3, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boston Pops Orchestra Independence Day Concert
Wrist Bands Available at 4:00 pm
1812 Overture Played at 9:30 pm

Wednesday July 4, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Boston Pops Orchestra Independence Day Concert
Special Guest Performers: Jennifer Hudson & Michael Chiklis
Wrist Bands Available at 9:00 am

Fireworks at 10:30 pm

Wednesday July 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
Boston Sings, Works by Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
Prairie Night and Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid
Old American Songs
The Promise of Living from The Tender Land

Wednesday July 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
Fiesta Sinfónica
Caribbean Bacchanal by Miguel Del Aguila
Polovstian Dance by Alexander Borodin
Mambo from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Viaje (Afro-Latin Suite) by Gonzalo Grau
Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez

Saturday July 21, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
103.3 WODS Concert
Burton Cummings formerly of The Guess Who
Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad

Wednesday July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
At The River
The Moldau by Bedřich Smetana
The River by Duke Ellington
Symphony No. 3 Rhenish by Robert Schumann
On the Beautiful Blue Danube by Johann Strauss

August 2012

Wednesday August 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Festival
Guest Orchestra: Boston Civic Symphony
Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst
Symphonie Espagnole by Édouard Lalo
Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Saturday August 4, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
103.3 WODS Concert
Rick Springfield

Wednesday August 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
In Concert with Boston Lyric Opera
Works of Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, and Bernstein.

Wednesday August 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Festival
Guest Orchestra: Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 21, Wolfgang Mozart

Wednesday August 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
Landmarks Virtuosos
Concertstück for Four Horns by Robert Schumann
Sinfonia Concertante by Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 4 Italian by Felix Mendelssohn

Wednesday August 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmarks Orchestra
Boston Loves Shakespeare
Coriolan Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Henry V by William Walton
Music to Hamlet by Dmitri Shostakovich
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn