FREE Events this week in Quincy
Week six of the Discover Quincy 50 Days of Freedom Program Series features many free, family friendly events with a focus on arts, culture, history and recreation.
Thursday, July 23: The free outdoor Concerts @ The Crane features Sweet Wednesday at 7pm on the lawn of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Singer/songwriters Dave Falk and Lisa Housman have released three albums to critical acclaim. The pair alternate lead vocal duties with sweet harmonies reminiscent of Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris.
Friday, July 24: The Gallery, Discover Quincy’s Own Pop Up Art Gallery at 64 Ross Way is open free to the public from 6-10pm. Featuring the artwork of 70+ local artists, and four pop up shops including E&T Ceramics and Wrench Works, a performance by Young World dancers and musical headliner Moe Pope. Moe is an indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter. As a lyricist, Pope chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships, and the human condition. In collaboration with Boston producer Rain, they released the critically acclaimed Life After God, an album that would change his career forever. They won the Boston Music Award Hip Hop Artist of the Year in 2013. Moe’s artwork is also on display in The Gallery.
Saturday, July 25: Start your day at 8am with the John Adams Health Walk departing Pageant Field at for a free guided tour walking in the footsteps of John Adams. As part of the Open Studios Series, watch the art demonstration at the Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Ave. Born in Ukraine, Tatiana Yanovskaya-Sink was exposed to the paintings of the greatest Russian and Ukranian traditional artists. Her favorite subject is paint portraiture with subtle relevation of the person’s mood and personality. Tatiana’s work is also on display in The Gallery.
Sunday, July 26: The Lincoln Hancock Community Pool at 300 Granite Street hosts an Open House from 1 – 3:30 p.m. with free recreational swimming at Quincy’s indoor community pool. The pool is open daily and schedule includes times specific for adult, family, and senior swims. Annual memberships are available. Family, two adults and all family members ages 6-18 for $135; Adult $100; Senior or Youth $70.
Monday, July, 27: The Thomas Crane Public Library hosts Quincy Unplugged on the last Monday of every Month. Sign up at 6:15 for this free Open Mic Night which entertains all ages from 6:30-8pm. As part of the Discover Quincy Open Studio Series, Square Attic Studio, 23 Mechanic Street, gives visitors an opportunity to explore the private art studio of Alison Palmucci from 7-9pm. Alison works primarily on canvas in acrylics and mixed media, but often enjoys watercolor, drawing and ceramics. Square Attic Studio is also a teaching studio offering private and/or group lessons for all ages and abilities.
Tuesday, July 28: Discover Quincy’s Quincy Rocks Concert Series is held from 6-8pm at the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater, One Merrymount Parkway. This free outdoor concert will open with Caroline Brennan whose folksy upbeat music with rhythm will have your foot tapping followed by The Loomers who transcend generations with their high voltage performance. Produced by Keep the Edge Studios, in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Central Middle School, 875 Hancock Street.
There’s a lot of activity this summer happening in Quincy, for more information on next week's events including Quincy Bay Race Week, Open Studios at Boutique on Billings and Salem Media Group, and Arts Affair Marina Bay, visit the DiscoverQuincy.com event calendar.