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Mass. foundation announces 2018 'Free Fun Fridays'

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If you are looking for some ideas for free summer fun with the family, one group may have dozens of suggestions.

Highland Street Foundation of Newton has announced the locations for their 2018 'Free Fun Fridays.'

For ten Fridays over the summer, no-cost admission is offered to visitors at many cultural venues across the state.  

"This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months," the foundation noted.

Locations spanning each corner of the state take part in each 'Free Fun Friday', including several in western Massachusetts such as:

  • June 29 - Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
  • June 29 - The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox
  • June 29 - Clark Art Museum, Williamstown
  • July 6 - Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield
  • July 6 - Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
  • July 13 - Chesterwood, Stockbridge
  • July 13 - Venfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox
  • July 13 - Children's Museum of Holyoke, Holyoke
  • July 13 - International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke
  • July 13 - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
  • July 20 - Springfield Museums, Springfield
  • July 27 - Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Lenox
  • Aug. 3 - Naumkeag The Trustees, Stockbridge
  • Aug. 3 - Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
  • Aug. 3 - Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
  • Aug. 10 - Jacob's Pillow Dance, Becket
  • Aug. 17 - Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
  • Aug. 24 - MASS MoCA, North Adams
  • Aug. 24 - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton
  • Aug. 24 - Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst
  • Aug. 31 - Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

The group said that since 2009, more than 900,000 visitors have been drawn to venues through the Commonwealth on 'Free Fun Fridays.'

For more information and the complete list of dates and locations across the state, you can CLICK HERE.

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