Office of Fellowship Training
Activities and Entertainment
The Office of Fellowship Training wants to emphasize the importance of balance between work and personal/family life. The following sections provide a few suggestions:
Arts and Entertainment
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5597
General Information: 617-267-9300
The Museum of Fine Arts, located very close to Boston Children's Hospital, has free general admission to everyone on Wednesdays after 4:00pm and allows children at no charge every day after 3:00pm and on weekends. For further information, visit the MFA Boston website.
Now you can buy discount tickets in advance--online! Over 70 shows to choose from--without leaving your home.
BosTix: Boston's only half-price, same-day ticket booth
As Boston's exclusive half-price, in-person day-of-show ticket booths, BosTix offers tickets to performances all over town-from touring blockbusters to hot local productions. They are also a full-service Ticketmaster Outlet. They have booths in Copley Square and Faneuil Hall.
BostonUSA for Visitors - For information about Boston visit the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Page.
Boston City Squares helps you find local businesses near you.
Boston Yelp provides reviews of businesses.
Groupon.com offers daily deals for local businesses.
Livingsocial.com is another daily-deal website.
BuyWithMe.com is another website that offers local discounts.
Restauraunt.com offers discounts on gift certificates for local restaurants.
Sports and Fitness
BCBS reimbursement for joining the YMCA, Curves, and other fitness programs
Blue Cross Blue Shield (new to Boston Children's Hospital for 2006) offers its members up to $150 in reimbursement for membership or exercise classes at a health club, including the YMCA or Curves. The facility you choose must have a vast array of cardiovascular and strength-training exercise equipment, such as traditional health clubs, Ys, and JCCs. Fees paid for attending aerobics/fitness classes at a qualified health club without an annual membership will also be covered, but make sure you get full documentation from the club. For more information, check out Blue Cross Blue Shield website or call 1-800-241-1263. The form is downloadable.
Malkin Athletic Center
Access to the Malkin Athletic Center:
- To enter the Malkin Athletic Center, you must be a current member of the Harvard community with access to the facility. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office to determine your usage fees (M-F 9 am-5 pm, 65 N. Harvard Street, 617-495-2211; www.athletics.harvard.edu).
- Please present your valid Harvard University ID at the front desk each time you visit the Malkin Athletic Center. You will not be admitted without your ID card. Expired cards or cards without MAC access will not be accepted. Do not loan your card to anyone: misused cards will be confiscated, and you may lose your MAC access.
- It is your responsibility to make sure that your card is up to date and that your usage is current. You will not be admitted without a green-swiping Harvard ID. Please call the ticket office (495-2211) with questions.
- All Malkin Athletic Center guests must be accompanied by a MAC member with a valid Harvard ID. Please register all guests at the front desk by completely reading and filling out a guest form and paying the $10 guest fee. Members are limited to one guest per visit.
Red Sox Baseball
Fenway Park is a short walk from Boston Children's Hospital. Visit the Red Sox Web site for more information.
Family Activities in the Greater Boston Area
See The Boston Parents Paper (search event calendar by date, location or type of event: information on museums, plays, sites, classes for children and families
Discounted tickets: subscribe to ArtsBoston
BostonCentral: The Center for Boston Families, events calendar - events categorized by price
Things to Do in Boston Things to Do in Boston
- HarvardSquare.com: Annual and Holiday Events in Harvard Square
Jill Dobriner, Coordinator of the Office of Faculty Development, has written a column on activities in the Boston area, "Leisurely learning." She has given permission for us to have this on our web site. Click Leisurely learning