Museum Passes for a Day

The MFA Boston

The MFA Boston

Smithsonian Magazine is offering free passes for Sept. 28 to a number of museums.
Go to to download a free ticket for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! A ticket grants free admission, on Sept. 28 to the ticket holder plus a guest to participating museums across 50 states. The event celebrates knowledge and fun through the nation’s wide array of museums and cultural institutions.
The museums accepting the passes include:
-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
-Berkshire Museum
-The Discovery Museums
-Beverly Historical Society
-Historic New England
-Museum of African American History
-Old South Meeting House
-Otis House
-Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
-The Mary Baker Eddy Library
-The Shirley-Eustis House
-Tower Hill Botanic Garden
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
-Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
-Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
-Museum of Russian Icons
-Concord Museum
-The Old Manse
-Cahoon Museum of American Art
-Martha’s Vineyard Museum
-Cogswell’s Grant
-Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum
-New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods
-Fruitlands Musuem
-The Great House at Castle Hill
-And more

Musicians of All Levels: A Chance to Play Beethoven with Professional Orchestra

Quincy Symphony Orchestra

The QSO, with conductor Yoichi Udagawa

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra (QSO) invites string players of all ages and abilities to bring their instruments and join them on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a play-through of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. QSO music director Yoichi Udagawa will lead the ensemble through all four movements of Beethoven’s iconic masterpiece over the course of the evening. Community members joining in for the event will be paired with regular QSO members and seated right in the heart of the orchestra. This event will launch the QSO’s 60th concert season, which will also include three free concerts in the coming months.

“The Quincy Symphony is made up of fabulous amateur musicians from all walks of life. The orchestra is serious, focused, committed and disciplined. At the same time, we have a lot of fun and enjoy making music together in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. We take it seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously,” said Udagawa. “Even if you haven’t played in an orchestra for a while and just want to give it a try, come out and join us on September tenth. We are quite sure you’ll be glad you did.”

The Play Along event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at North Quincy High School, which is located at 316 Hancock St. in Quincy. Free parking is available on site. North Quincy High School is also walking distance from the North Quincy MBTA station.

Founded in 1955, the QSO consists of more than 50 volunteer musicians, including both amateurs and professionals, from the Boston Metro-South region. The QSO offers three free concerts every season, in addition to an annual Pops fundraiser and a holiday concert in partnership with the Quincy Public Schools. For more information, call 800- 579-1618 or visit