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Free Fun Fridays

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WHAT: The Highland Street Foundation will kick off its sixth annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that opens doors at no cost to visitors to treasured cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts, with seven venues on Friday, June 27. For 10 weeks this summer, five or more cultural venues will be open free-of-charge every Friday. A total of 67 museums and cultural venues will participate in the program, an increase from the 60 venues that participated in 2013. WHO: “Free Fun Fridays” is open to patrons of all ages and incomes. Since being established in 2009, “Free Fun Fridays” has drawn more than half a million visitors to its participating venues. Last year, the event saw 165,000 visitors. This year, the Foundation hopes to reach more than 200,000 visitors. WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2014 WHERE: Franklin Park Zoo (Dorchester) Cape Cod Maritime Museum (Hyannis Port) Worcester Art Museum (Worcester) Tanglewood (Lenox) The Sports Museum (Boston) Mass MoCA (North Adams) MIT Museum (Cambridge) HOW: All “Free Fun Fridays” events are free and open to the public, thanks to grants from The Highland Street Foundation. The Highland Street Foundation has invested $650,000 to support the 2014 “Free Fun Fridays” program. WHY: The Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts and California. Highland Street directs their efforts to provide access and opportunities in the areas of education, housing, mentorship, health care, the environment and the arts. INFO: http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html Contact: Beth Gibbons, Elevate Communications, 515.291.7995, bgibbons@elevatecom.com
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