Highland Street Foundation Announces 10th Annual Free Fun Fridays

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS, FREE FUN FRIDAYS 2018 WILL PROVIDE NO-COST ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE TO 100 MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL VENUES THIS SUMMER

Since 2009, more than 1.2 million visitors have enjoyed no-cost access thanks to $6.2 million in support from the Highland Street Foundation

Newton, Mass. (5/30/2018) – A record 100 cultural venues across Massachusetts will open their
doors for free on Fridays this summer, marking the 10th anniversary of Free Fun Fridays, funded
by the Highland Street Foundation to offer visitors no-cost access to museums, theaters,
historic sites, archives and treasured collections.

Free Fun Fridays 2018 will take place for 10 consecutive Fridays — beginning June 29 and
continuing through August 31— with 100 venues welcoming visitors in a free-of-charge public
celebration of culture and history that is unprecedented outside of the national museums in
Washington, D.C.

Over the course of the past decade, the Newton-based Highland Street Foundation, a familydirected
organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for Massachusetts children and
families, has invested $6.2 million in cultivating a game-changing opportunity for families and
the state’s cultural institutions, both small and large.

“When we started Free Fun Fridays, the goal was simple: make it free, make it fun and make it
happen on Friday,” Highland Street Foundation Executive Director Blake Jordan said. “Now in
its 10th year, Free Fun Fridays are here to offer enrichment, entertainment and education in
every region of the state. In 2018, we are proud to offer the most extensive list of participating
venues ever. It is going to be a great summer.”

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