1. See the 1812 Marines in Action! , observe a cannon or musket firing, see sewing demonstrations, smell what's cooking, and learn some of the trades and drills practiced by the matrons and uniformed 1812 Marines. This event is free and open to the public!
2. Early notice. Boston Proper trash and recycling is collected on every holiday with the exception of Christmas. On Wednesday July 4 there will be regular trash collection in Beacon Hill, North End, Chinatown, Financial District and in CHARLESTOWN. Charlestown, is rarely impacted by holiday collection, the whole of Charlestown is serviced weekly on a Wednesday. There will be no delay in Charlestown on the 4th.
3. Some Pictures of the Infinite: Josiah McElheny has a 15-year art career under his belt and the ICA has a wide variety of his work on display. This exhibit explores McElheny’s questions about history, time, space and design.
4. Mr. Madison’s War: The War of 1812 divided the Commonwealth amongst political lines. This exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society will highlight the controversial war through letters, artifacts and images. Come celebrate the bicentennial of the war and read up on our history. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5. Screening of "All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film": Explore the late '80's Boston Hardcore Punk Rock scene in this film for a glimpse into the energetic DIY scene in Boston. There might be some loud music and a few dirty words thrown araound, but if that doesn't bother you, swing by The West End Museum at 8 p.m. Costs $10 plus a $2 processing fee.