Arts, history and education are at their peak in May — from Mother’s to Memorial Day and the graduations in between. The Kendall extends deep gratitude to all those who have fallen while serving our country, we extend warmest congrats to those graduating, and endless thanks to all mothers around the world! With so many things to commemorate this month, the Boston area is blooming with color and activity.
This weekend on the South Boston Waterfront in the Fort Point area, 75 artists participate in the semi-annual Open Studios and invite the public into their creative spaces. This former warehouse district now houses one of New England’s largest art communities, where paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and other artistic disciplines are practiced. Speak with the artists, buy artwork and browse on Friday, May 15, 4PM – 7PM and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 5PM.
Mid-May launches the ancient Fishweir Project on Boston Common, running through mid-June. The project teaches locals and visitors about fishing methods of the native peoples that are over 5000 years old, and were uncovered almost 100 years ago during construction of the Green Line. Each year members from local Wampanoag and Massachusetts Nations work with the school children of Boston to build a 150 foot fish weir sculpture. For more information, please visit the Fishweir website.
The Boston Museum of Science is hosting three temporary exhibits during May : ‘Animals Without Passports’ follows the journey of humpback whales, ‘Colossal Fossil’ gives a close-up view of an ancient fossil, and ‘Modern Cuisine’ — photography for a new view on food. For more information on the museum, tickets and times please visit their website.
Memorial Day Weekend is popular for a short getaway, but those visiting or staying in Boston will find it’s the perfect time to explore a quieter city. Weekend events to honor our fallen heroes can be found all over the city, from the impressive Garden of Flags on Boston Common to a concert by Boston Children’s Chorus and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony Orchestra on the Boston Waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park. The Museum of Fine Arts is also offering free admission on Memorial Day.