Free Weekend Festivals
I love that Boston is welcoming May with an awesome collection of free, family friendly festivals. On the university circuit, consider: the Boston College Arts Festival (now through May 1; special kids activities run tomorrow from 12-4pm), the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis University (now through May 2), and the Harvard University Arts First Festival (now through May 2; check out the impressive roster of kid-friendly entertainment). And in the general community, there's the Wake Up The Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain (May 1), and MayFair in Harvard Square (May 2). Finally, browse in awe of the plethora of local talent at Somerville Open Studios (May 1-2). Enjoy!