Heading to Boston for the Day? Fun Family Activities all happening in Boston’s Historic Boston Common.

The Boston Common Frog Pond has several upcoming activities that are perfect for the whole family.  Below is the schedule:

Free Movie Night, Thursday, Sept. 1st 
– Bring your sweet tooth and channel your inner Oompa Loompa for the wonderful world of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which is this year’s featured movie for the Boston Common’s free movie night on Thursday, September 1st. Movie begins at dusk (around 7:30 pm) so bring your lawn chair or blanket for a fun end-of-the-summer evening.

Frog Pond Spray Pool, Through Monday, Sept. 5th – One of the largest spray pools in the Boston area, the Frog Pond Spray Pool is open through Labor Day from 11:00 am-6:00 pm (weather permitting.) It’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer day with restrooms conveniently located onsite.

Free Weekly Outdoor Yoga, Through Thursday, Sept. 29th – Get your stretch on in the oldest park in the U.S. with free weekly yoga classes taught by Boston area yoga teachers. Hosted every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm, there is no need to pre-register, just bring your mat and join the fun. The weekly yoga sessions will take place until September 29th.

Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel, Through Monday, Oct. 10th– The old-fashioned carousel is a family favorite for both locals and visitors alike. Open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm every day of the week, the carousel will be open through mid-October. Tickets are $4 per ride or a 10-ride card for $30 and can be purchased onsite.

For more information on these Boston Common Frog Pond activities, check out their website at https://bostonfrogpond.com/

About The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond is one of Boston’s most visited destinations with the popular outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter months and a free spray pool in the summer. The Boston Common was established in 1634 making it the oldest city park in the United States. The original swimming holes and pond skating were replaced with the spray pool in the 1970s and the ice rink in 1996. Now year-round family-friendly activities include the summer spray pool, historic carousel, winter ice skating, professional figure skating shows, and special events for kids, families, citizens, and visitors. The Boston Common Frog Pond is managed by The Skating Club of Boston in a public-private partnership with the City of Boston. More information on the Boston Common Frog Pond can be found at https://bostonfrogpond.com/.

About The Skating Club of Boston

The Skating Club of Boston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, is the third-oldest skating club in the country and a founding member of U.S. Figure Skating.  The mission of The Skating Club of Boston is to be the leader in advancing participation, education and excellence in all disciplines of skating for people of all ages, abilities and means.  In addition to managing numerous training programs, the Club produces many local, national and international competitions.   It also manages the Boston Common Frog Pond in a year-round partnership with the Boston Parks Department.  Its Skating Academy, New England’s premiere skating school, offers skating instruction for children and adults of all ages, with nine campuses in the Boston and Metro Boston region.  More information about the Club and its programs can be found at www.scboston.org.


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