TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Starting Monday > June 2-August 30
The city of Boston is offering free exercise classes in 18 parks this summer for residents and nonresidents alike. Yoga’s on Thursdays at Frog Pond, line dancing on Wednesdays in Franklin Park — and loads more. (See the full schedule at bostonmovesforhealth.org; click on Community Calendar.) Get a free footstep counter and try Zumba or boot camp at the program’s launch party Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End.
Starting Wednesday > June 4
Monet’s cottage on a cliff, Van Gogh’s bearded postman, and Renoir’s Dance at Bougival — recently returned from a show touring Japan — are moving back in together in the just-renovated Museum of Fine Arts’ gallery dedicated to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Just don’t get too attached to the 39 pieces on display, as other works will rotate in and out of the room. mfa.org
RIVER? WHAT RIVER?
Saturday > June 7
From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, the free Cambridge River Festival will NOT occur along the banks of the Charles River. Instead, it will take over Central Square. It’s a temporary location for the festival’s 35th year — with performances at multiple stages, food, and even a beer garden. cambridgema.gov/arts
Starting Friday > June 6-15
Day and evening events from block parties to DJ nights to, of course, the 2014 Boston Pride Parade are planned for Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, and all kinds of venues across Boston. bostonpride.org
CALLING ALL CONE HEADS
Tuesday-Thursday > June 3-5
A three-day orgy of all-you-can-eat ice cream? Yes, it’s the Scooper Bowl, a benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. This Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. on City Hall Plaza, $10 ($5 for kids 3-9; $20 for a three-day pass) buys all the Edy’s, Hood, Garelick Farms, and other ice creams that you care to eat. scooperbowl.org
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