Free Fun Friday – Friday July 21 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 21st, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Tanglewood, Lenox
Boston Athenaeum
The Museum of the NCAAA, Boston
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
American Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston
Lynn Museum
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
Sandwich Glass Museum

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017

Free Fun Friday – Friday July 14 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 14th, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Cambridge
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017

Free Fun Friday – July 7, 2017

Here are the Free Fun Friday options for July 7, 2017! Let us know which ones you’re interested in!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Venford Hall Mansion, Lenox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
Children’s Museum, Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Friday for July 7 2017 – sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation

Free Fun Friday – June 30, 2017 – Ecotarium

Time to plan for the Free Fun Friday outing on June 30, 2017!

Here are the options:

Boston Children’s Museum
MIT Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Springfield Museums (all of them!)
Maritime Museum, Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Garden at Elm Banks

We’ll be meeting at the Ecotarium at 2pm by the sundial. Come out to get some great photos, get inspiration for paintings, and expand your mind!


Free Fun Friday – June 23, 2017

Here are the Free Fun Friday options for June 23, 2017!

* Lyric Stage Company of Boston
* Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
* The Sports Museum, Boston
* Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
* The Mount, Lenox
* Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
* Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
* The Discovery Museums, Acton

The BVAA will be doing a field trip to the Worcester Art Museum! They’re open from 11am to 5pm. Let us know if you’re interested in meeting up! We could even get dinner afterwards in the area.

Full details about the Free Fun Fridays:
Free Fun Fridays for June 23

Full details about the Worcester Art Museum:
Worcester Art Museum

Canal District Art Walk – April 2017

Here’s the photos from the first Canal District Art Walk of 2017, held on Sunday, April 9th. The weather was perfect, the crowds were great, and the live music was simply beautiful!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the May date – Sunday, May 14th! It’s always the second Sunday of the month.

For more information:

2017 Tower Hill Daffodil Field Trip

Breathe in the fresh spring air! The BVAA will be taking a field trip to the Tower Hill Botanical Garden sometime in April – whenever they announce their daffodil field is at full bloom. Usually it’s the last week in April, but it of course depends on the weather. As of 4/16 Tower Hill is reporting they’re on track for the last week of April. Let us know your availability in that time range.

We’ll be watching their website for updates on the field status.

More info on Tower Hill –

and info on the Field of Daffodils –

Comment here or let us know at the main INFO @ email address if you’d like to join us. The plan will be to go in mid-afternoon when it’s both sunny and warm. Contact Lisa via text or cell or her email address once you get there if you’d like to hook up. Or just meander over to the daffodils :).

Most libraries offer discount passes to get in.

In past years, Tower Hill has run an associated photography contest. The photo must have been taken between April 1 and April 30, 2016 at Tower Hill. We’ll let you know if we see any news of that happening again.

Flora at the Worcester Art Museum 2017

The field trip to the Flora show at the Worcester Art Museum on January 27, 2017 was stunning! Not only were the flower arrangements beautiful but the WAM also had a powerful show on civil rights. Well worth a visit.

Here are a few photos!

Flora 2017 Flowers and Art at the Worcester Art Museum

It’s that time of year! We’ll do a field trip to Flora! This fantastic show at the Worcester Art Museum has talented floral designers create flower arrangements to pair with specific works of art. The results can be stunning! Plus you get to roam the whole museum while you’re there, too. Always a treat.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

We’ll be meeting up there on Friday, January 27th, 2017 from 4-6pm. We’ll meet in the main Salisbury lobby (the one with the glass windows which overlooks the central courtyard).

The flowers are only put on display Thursday night so they will be fresh and colorful! The museum is open Friday night until 8pm so for members who show up late, just contact Lisa to find out where the group is.

Check your email for Lisa’s contact information – she provides it for email, text, and phone call, so you have three different options of finding her.

We hope to see you there!

Official Worcester Art Museum page on FLORA