Looking for fun things to do in Boston this week, from taking a cruise to seeing a concert? Look no further. We've got you covered for the rest of the summer. Here are five fun things to do in Boston this week.
Take a free cruise to the Boston Harbor Islands
Enjoy a free ride courtesy of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. You'll get the chance to sail from the World Trade Center dock to to Georges Island in Boston Harbor for a day of fishing, crabbing and fun. This is one of ten free cruises they're hosting for the public this summer; rides began in June and end in December.
August 13, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., World Trade Center Dock, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, free, savetheharbor.org
Take a free tour of Quincy Market
Ever wondered about Quincy Market's rich history? Take a one-hour, free historical tour of the market, an event in Fanueil Hall Marketplace's "Summer Sampler" series of free workshops.
August 13, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building, Boston, free, facebook.com
See Ben Folds at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
The singer-songwriter is coming to Boston this week for an evening at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. His solo career has been long and illustrious since the 1995 release of the "Ben Folds Five" debut album, but the singer isn't showing any signs of stopping. Catch him live right here in Boston.
August 13, 7 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston, $55+, songkick.com
Join a summer softball league
There's no better way to meet people than through a recreational sport. Meet up with people ages 21-42 to play softball each Tuesday with Simply Social Sports in downtown Boston. Bring your friends or plan to make new ones!
August 14, 7 p.m., Teddy Ebersol Field, Boston, $95, s3boston.com
Enjoy free admission and drawing at the MFA's galleries
On Wednesday nights after 4 p.m., admission to the MFA is by voluntary contribution. You can even hang around in the galleries until 9 p.m. with a sketchbook during the museum's drop-in drawing hours.
August 15, 4-9 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 435 Huntington Ave., Boston, free, mfa.org