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Museum Day

The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Ave., and the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will participate in the annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides educational experiences, programs, and exhibits featuring the Publishing House Lobby and the Mapparium, the world-famous, threestory, stained-glass globe that is one of the key attractions at the library.

The MFA is one of the great art museums in the world, with collections comprising more than 500,000 objects representing all time periods and cultures and more than 140 galleries displaying its collection.

The institutions will offer free admission for one person plus a guest.

Visit to download a ticket for free admission to the museums and a 10 percent discount in the stores.

Food festival

The annual Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 along Lansdowne and Ipswich streets. The entrance is at 82 Lansdowne St.

The indoor and outdoor afternoon event will feature parties inside the restaurants and fun and food all along Lansdowne Street. It is requested that attendees wear purple. Festivities will include parties, karaoke, live and more. VIP ticket includes admission to a private party at the Lansdowne featuring special catering and performances.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 on the day or $100 for VIP tickets. AAA members can purchase tickets for $30. This event is for adults ages 21 plus. Tickets include food but not beverages.

Further information can be found at

‘College Fest 2018’

College Fest 2018 will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fenway Park, Gate B, on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets.

The festival will take over Fenway Park with live music and activations by over 70 brands including Lyft, Contiki, GrubHub and Red Rock Deli, photo ops, free swag, prizes and the rare chance to see Fenway Park for free. This event is for active college students only who must present college I.D. to enter. Students can also register in advance to avoid lines.

Visit for more information and to register.

Fenway tours

The Museum of Fine Arts will present walking tours of the Fenway area at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29 and on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Walkers will leave from the Sharf Visitor Center, 465 Huntington Ave.

Visitors will learn about the architecture of the MFA and nearby buildings, outdoor works of art, the Japanese Garden and the Back Bay Fens. The hour-long tour is free with museum admission.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-267-9300.

Muddy River tour

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the restored Muddy River from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, meeting at REI at the Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive.

Led by an Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent, this tour will traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens.

Walkers will learn about the project that brought portions of the Muddy River aboveground and hear the story of how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades used as a parking lot. They should wear walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Tours are cancelled for rain or extreme weather.

Check or call 617-522-2700 for updates.

Tuesdays with roses

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help take care of the roses in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Training, tools and gloves will be supplied. Pre-registration is required, by calling 617- 522-2700 or online at

Jazz singer at the museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will present the first RISE concert of the 1018-2019 season with Terri Lyne Carrington at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Jas Kayser will open the evening.

Tickets are $27 adults, $24 seniors, $17 members and $15 students and children, ages 7 to 17, and include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

Visit or call 617- 566-1401 for more information and to purchase tickets.