Program Info

5–10 PM

FREE for ICA members
$15 nonmembers

Includes museum admission, live entertainment, and special programming.

This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are recommended. ICA Members can attend the event for free, but are encouraged to make advance reservations. The museum will not be open to visitors outside of the First Fridays event.

Please note: ICA First Fridays is a private, ticketed event. Admission is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Discounts, promotions and admission vouchers do not apply toward First Fridays admission.



First Fridays: Urban Beach


UPDATE: Please note this event is now SOLD OUT. As always, tickets for ICA members are still available.

Skip the Cape this weekend and head to our own waterfront escape right here in Boston!


We're bringing the boardwalk to the Harborwalk! Have your portrait taken by caricature artist Alejandro Yegros along Boston’s waterfront from 6-8 pm.

Oysters & Lobster Sliders
Island Creek serves up ocean-fresh oysters and mouthwatering lobster sliders for purchase from 5-9 pm. Shucking demonstrations available throughout the evening!

Beach Menu from the Water Cafe
A boardwalk-inspired menu available for purchase at the Water Cafe including Teriyaki Shrimp & Pineapple Kebobs, Swordfish Sliders with Jicama Slaw, Veggie Burgers with Avocado Cream, a hot dog cart with loads of toppings, and strawberry shortcake!

A lineup of Boston’s best DJs--including Wayne & Wax, False Witness, and Rizzla (Fade to Mind)--spin summer favorites from 5-10 pm and kickstart a beachside dance party!

Spotlight talks
Available in the galleries every 30 minutes from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Learn about the works included in Expanding the Field of Painting.

Open until 9:30 pm! Check out new exhibitions Steve Locke: there's no one left to blame and Mary Reid Kelley.

FREITAG Pop-up Shop
Celebrating the launch of their new pop-up shop at the ICA Store, FREITAG will host the "Life's a Beach" Pop Up Shop; proudly presenting the limited edition sweet-water beach bag. Plus, enter a raffle to win a FREE Freitag Bag! Stop by the ICA Store for details.

Photo Booth
Gather with friends and strike a pose from 6–9 pm! Images will be uploaded to the ICA Facebook page and available to download on Tuesday, August 6.

MINI Lounge
Exclusive seating for ICA members and MINI Cooper owners. Redeem your drink ticket for a complimentary Harpoon Brewery tasting (while supplies last)!

All First Friday events are 21+ 

Advance reservations for both ICA members and nonmembers are strongly suggested, as First Fridays generally sell out. Please visit this page for updates.


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