The Weekender: September 12 to 15 Seaport pop-up featuring makeup, local food festival, and a free screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The skincare and makeup brand Glossier has a temporary pop-up shop in the Seaport, open through October 4. Photo courtesy of Glossier
It’s the weekend of Friday the 13th, but we have a way to beat off the scaries with fun things to do around the city. Below is our lineup of a makeup pop-up, free museum and movie nights, and a chance to stroll one of Boston’s most famous streets without the hassle of cars.
Rose Kennedy Greenway Food Festival
Just a T-ride away, you can stroll through the Greenway and taste-test tons of dishes this Sunday. Run by the
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, this food festival features vendors like Cabot Creamery, Granary Tavern, Lavender Bee Baking Company, Hometown Cafe and Poké Bar, and more. The festival will also have live music and interactive events such as food demos and a seafood throwdown.
The 2019 Boston Local Food Festival is on Sunday, September 15, 11 am to 5 pm, at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave., Boston. The event is free and open to the public. Find optional registration here. Glossier Boston Pop-Up
Decked out in pink, this makeup pop-up shop in the Seaport is not to be missed. Scan the displays of skincare and makeup products by Glossier, known for products like the Boy Brow eyebrow groomer and the Cloud Paint cheek tint. With only two permanent stores, in New York and Los Angeles, this pop-up is one of the few chances to view the wide variety of products Glossier offers in person.
The Glossier Boston Pop-Up, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, is open through Friday, October 4, 11 am to 7 pm. Find more information on the Glossier pop-up here. Museum of Science College Fridays
Take a trip to the
Museum of Science for a fun, informative, and cheap night. This Friday is the second of four College Nights in September, where the museum opens its doors to anyone with a valid college ID. Enjoy Exhibit Hall admission, the Theater of Electricity, Boston Duck tours, and more for free, and take advantage of discounted rates for additional spectacles like the Mugar Omni IMAX Theater and the Butterfly Garden.
Museum of Science College Fridays, Museum of Science, One Science Park, Boston, are held September 13, 20, and 27, from 5 to 9 pm. Find more information here .
Photo courtesy of the Museum of Science No-Car Newbury Street
Enjoy the final breath of summer at the last No-Car Newbury Street event of the season. This Sunday afternoon, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the city of Boston will close down traffic on Boston’s famous Newbury Street, from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue. Whether you want to shop, listen to local musicians, or stroll down to the Boston Common, this will surely make a trip to Newbury Street unique.
No-Car Newbury Street is Sunday, September 15, from 10 am to 6 pm. Free Outdoor Movie Event:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Head over to the Wheelock Family Theatre for an outdoor viewing of the original
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder as the purple-clad ringleader) this Friday. Enjoy food trucks, face-painting, ice cream, and raffles—this event will bring out the child in anyone who has watched this timeless classic. The festivities start at 6 pm and the movie will begin at approximately 7 pm. Find more details here.
The free outdoor movie event at the Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston, is Friday, September 13, from 6 to 10 pm. The movie will start at approximately 7 pm.