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Free Fun Fridays
August 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for FREE Exhibition Tours, Fun Photo Activities, Frosty Treats and More! Get creative and have some fun with our Photo Activities including a Sun Print station. Free Fun Friday sponsored by Highland Street Foundation.
Tour the Griffin’s three exciting exhibitions currently on view: The 24th Juried Show in the Main Gallery, Force of Nature by Russ Rowland in the Griffin Gallery and Scratch by Craig Beckerin the Atelier Gallery.
As a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s tenth annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, visitors will have free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31st to the Griffin Photography Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA.
Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the Commonwealth. “We have organizations like the MFA in Boston, but then we’re able to bring in small groups like the new Telephone Museum in Waltham,” said Blake Jordan, the foundation’s executive director. “There really is something for everybody.”
Free Fun Fridays is a summer program that offers visitors free admission to many cultural venues in Massachusetts. One hundred institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an increase from the 85 venues that took part in 2017.
“2018 marks the most extensive Free Fun Fridays yet and we are excited to welcome a number of new venues, from the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, to the Berkshire Theatre Group, Maritime Gloucester on the North Shore and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton,” said Jordan. “Reaching the 1,000,000 visitor milestone last year was a real testament to Free Fun Fridays impact. The Highland Street Foundation remains committed to enriching the lives of people of every age and background by providing easy access to the diverse cultural institutions that call Massachusetts home.”
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the series is helpful to keep kids busy in summer. “It is very important to keep our children active and productive during the summer months,” Walsh said in a statement provided by the foundation. “Free Fun Fridays are a great opportunity for kids and families in Boston and throughout the Commonwealth to spend time together.”
Two-hour parking for the museum is available on Shore Road, and three-hour parking is available on Skillings Road.