Memorial Day 2013 Events for Boston

Memorial-Day-248x300Free Memorial Day Community Weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts

May 25 – May 27 2013
10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 267-9300

To demonstrate its support of the City of Boston, The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will opens its doors to visitors from Boston and will feature three free days of art and family fun.

The event, called “Boston I Love,” will bring the community together to celebrate the spirit of the city in the wake of the attack at the Boston Marathon. Visitors will be able to contribute to The One Fund Boston at donation boxes located throughout the Museum.

Enjoy special exhibitions—including three paintings on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as art making, gallery tours, family activities, and a community art project. All on-site contributions this weekend will be donated to The One Fund Boston.

A 10 percent discount on select items will also be offered at the MFA Bookstore and Shop, Huntington Avenue Shop, and Exhibition Shop, as well as online at

“To Boston With Love” in the Shapiro Family Courtyard

This incredible, heartfelt exhibit will feature hundreds of hand-sewn squares created by quilters in the US and around the world, including Canada, England, Ireland, France, Holland, Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Africa. Each mini quilt delivers a message of peace and hope and is signed on the back by the artist, with his or her country. The project was a grass-roots effort conceived by Berene Campbell of Vancouver, Canada, and organized locally by Amy Friend of West Newbury.

Homer, Leighton, Manet: Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gallery 234

View three special paintings lent by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the people of Boston.

Community Art-Making Activity: “Boston, I Love“ in the Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Be inspired to create your message of hope, community, and love to contribute to our collaborative project.

Beethoven for Boston: A Memorial Concert to benefit The One Fund Boston

Sunday, May 26, 2013
7 p.m.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118

The Empire state Sinfonia is joined by members of the Boston classical music community in presenting a concert to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. This memorial will also celebrate the wonderful spirit of hope, resilience and community displayed by those affected by the tragedy.

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Remembrance 2013; A Musical Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

Monday, May 27, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Atlantic Ave. and Richmond St.
Boston, MA 02103

Phone: (617) 635-3607

In a special Memorial Day event, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston Veterans’ Services will present “Remembrance 2013; a musical tribute to our fallen heroes.” In collaboration with the Marriott Long Wharf, Boston Parks and Recreation and the non-profit organization Military Friends, the service will take the shape of a sunset event on the waterfront set to musical performances by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony and the Boston City Singers.

Event website

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