Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Pride Week begins, Newburyport welcomes spring, and more things to do in and around Boston this week.

Gary Ende with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps color guard twirled a flag during the Boston Pride Parade.
Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff; Matt Light photograph by Susie Light
Gary Ende with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps color guard twirled a flag during the Boston Pride Parade.

May 26-27


Live music, a juried arts and crafts show, games and a puppet show for kids, plus local food vendors in Market Square are highlights of the free Newburyport Spring Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Memorial Day. 978-462-6680;

May 31-June 1


Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Boston Children’s Chorus performs a program that includes the world premiere of a piece by Haitian-American composer Daniel Roumain at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27. 617-478-3103;

May 31-June 9


Boston Pride Week kicks off on Friday with a flag raising at City Hall, followed on Saturday by Pride Day at Faneuil Hall. Encompassing Pride Night at Fenway Park, a tea dance for seniors, and more, the week culminates in the Pride Parade on June 8, and block parties in Jamaica Plain and the Back Bay on June 9. For the full schedule, go to

Retired New England Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light getting ready to host the first annual Cornhole Tournament at Gillette Stadium.

June 1



Saturday’s the day to check out one of those historic houses you’ve been meaning to visit. Thirty-two properties — mansions, estates, and farms dating from as far back as the 1600s — waive admission fees as part of Historic New England’s open house. For a list of participating properties, visit 617-227-3956


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Former New England Patriot Matt Light plays the backyard game of Cornhole, and he thinks you should, too. To benefit his Light Foundation, the three-time Pro Bowler will host the Cornhole Commotion at Gillette Stadium from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Watch local teams compete or toss some bags yourself . There are additional activities for kids, too. Tickets, sold at the door, start at $

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