For some, August is the busiest month of the summer. Students and their parents are preparing for the new school year, summer camps are ending for the kids, and the heat can be oppressive.
For those who feel their mid-summer crisis needs a boost of adventure, we have put together a list of Brookline’s best for all ages.
- “After Midnite” Screenings at Coolidge Corner Theatre
Ditch the Netflix and takeout food for a night and enjoy a craft beer, popcorn, and a scary movie on the big screen. Every Friday and Saturday, The Coolidge Corner Theatre runs “After Midnite” films for audiences looking to extend their evenings a little longer. Good luck falling asleep after these screenings though, “After Midnite” films feature horrifying twisted movies. Some weeks they offer popular hits like “The Dark Knight”, and show hard-to-find cult films like “Cannibal Ferox – Make Them Die Slowly” (the most violent film ever made according to the Coolidge!) or classics such as “Blue Velvet” and “The Goonies”. All movies start a minute before the clock strikes 12 and serve as a thrilling date night for those couples who like to live life peeping through their fingers with their hands over their eyes. Visit their website , to look up the schedule and purchase tickets.
- Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course
Golfing was made for the summer. In Brookline, locals of all ages can spend their day enjoying the miles of green at Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course. This challenging public golf course is equipped with 18 holes, offers rental clubs and carts, and is open seven days a week. Private instruction rates are also offered anywhere from 1 hour to five hours with PGA teaching professionals provided by the club. Tee-times can be booked online along with rates and fees.
- Museum of Bad Art
Cheers to MOBA for dedicating an entire museum to a collection of bad art in all its raw wonder and glory. The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) established a Brookline gallery in 2010 and has been an underrated hidden gem ever since. Positioned in the lobby of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) on Tappan Street, this particular exhibit offers around 20-40 pieces out of a collection of 600 that have been divided among MOBA’s three locations in Massachusetts. Admission is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm,and Friday 10am-4pm.
- Outdoor Yoga at Minor Rose Park
What better way to wind down from a stressful day. Yoga is a workout that not only builds muscle, increases flexibility, and burn calories, it’s also a therapeutic method to calm your body and mind through an art that’s has been practiced all over the world for hundreds of years. Founded by Brookline residents, Coolidge Corner Yoga provides classes for all ages and abilities in a multitude of styles including “flow vinyasa” and “hot bikram”. Want to enjoy the nice weather while you still can? This local yoga studio even offers free outdoor yoga at Minot Rose Park every Sunday from 8-9am until the end of August. Make sure to visit their website to discover monthly schedules, class descriptions, training and events, and more.
- Tour JFK’s National Historic Site
This is the birthplace of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy, and the early years of the Kennedy Family. This national historic site is only offered for the public to explore from May 23rd-October 31st, Wednesday-Sunday, from 9:30am-5:00pm The Kennedy family’s first home is an educational attraction for the whole family.
Written by Emma Kandrac