North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

50 + Years and Running Strong through the heart of NBPT

For more than 50 years, the Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been inviting runners and athletes of all ages to run through the heart of Newburyport. Imagine a beautiful summer evening in the beautiful town of Newburyport, MA. Each year, hundreds of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the bucolic seaside town, running along the ocean for several miles before winding through a state park and charming New England neighborhoods. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.

 

Market Square Day has been a Newburyport tradition for 55 years and running!

Market Square Day features a their 57th annual juried craft show spotlighting amazingly talented artisans.  Hand made items from some of New England's most gifted artists and crafters will be selected through the jurying process. Join Yankee Homecoming in Market Square as this tradition continues!

 

Boston Ballet School Northshore Children's Programs Register today!

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS School Year Session where children ages 16 months and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.

 

Manchester Festival by the Sea celebrates art on Cape Ann and the local bounty o

"Celebrating locally grown art, music, and food" in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous. Featuring local talent including musical and artistic performers alike, visitors will enjoy music, art, food, and good times while taking in the sights of Masconomo Park. This family-friendly festival will feature free fun and excitement for all ages all day long! Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods! For more information, please contact Ken Riehl.

 

 

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy in Gloucester is hosting a blood drive to collect a goal of 50 donations in a single day in August! There is a always a huge need for blood, and many people need blood today! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Your donation is needed right now.

 

Brookwood School Manchester MA Speaker Event, New York Times Best Selling Author

Mark your calendars and save the dates for Brookwood School 4 to 14 Speakers Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids.

Bruce Feiler, one of America’s most thoughtful and popular voices on contemporary life, comes to campus on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, to discuss his work The Secrets of Happy Families, a top-five New York Times bestseller.

 

Have an adventure at Ipswich River Wildlife Sancatuary!

Come venture along the sanctuary trails on a sensory tour. We will explore the magic of the outdoors by using our many senses. Let's see what we can discover using our eyes, ears, nose, hands, and even taste. Using found materials from nature, we will create a nature collage.

 

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up.

 

The B Street Bombers fill the waterfront with music for Yankee Homecoming in New

Returning to the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series... The Legendary B Street Bombers! This ten-piece powerhouse has been performing all over the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston areas for years. Come join the fun at Newburyport's Annual Yankee Homecoming.

 

YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.

 

Sparhawk School

Sparhawk is the premier independent progressive day and boarding school on Boston's North Shore where the intellectual vitality of each student's educational experience is considered paramount.

Valued above all else, students benefit from and have a responsibility to foster a culture of kindness.

Location: Sparhawk School

 

If you were born at Anna Jaques Hospital, you're invited to the Annual 'Born at

Were you born at Anna Jaques Hospital? If the answer is yes, then join us as we recognize generations of people who were born here at AJH during our annual “Born @ Anna Jaques” reunion on Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. on the front lawn of the hospital. Registration will begin at 5:00p.m. and the program will start at 6:00p.m., with a group photograph at 6:15p.m., followed by the singing of “Happy Birthday” and birthday cake.

 

North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe

Check out North Shore Community College Youth Programs this summer. NSCC is offering a lot of super cool classes and all we need is YOU!  Have fun while getting to know other kids who share the same passions and interests as you. 

 

Kids are invited to enter the Kid's Talent Showcase - Newburyport Homecoming

Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.

 

Cultural Care Au Pair Sale, Promotional code, discount code for northshore

Cultural Care Au Pair July Sale: New families who register from July 25, 2014, through July 29, 2014, using promo code PCJULB2014 can register for free ($75 value) and receive a $400 program fee discount when welcoming an au pair by October 3, 2014. As an added bonus, families who select their au pair by August 12, 2014, will receive an additional $400 program fee discount  - for a total savings of $875!

For 25 years, Cultural Care Au Pair has provided flexible, affordable childcare solutions for parents across the country. Costing about $360 a week per family, not child, Cultural Care Au Pair is the best kept secret in childcare.

 

The Waldorf School Story Hour offers a parentsa chance to check out the school

The Cape Ann Waldorf School has designed their story hour specifically to inspire a love of learning in young children, and offers a chance for parents to experience the Waldorf Summer Program first hand. Our Story Hour experiences are tied closely to the school's mission. Teachers strive to educate the whole child - head, heart, and hands - to develop each child's gifts to their fullest potential. Children learn in a natural, experiential, and age-appropriate manner so that learning is meaningful, satisfying, and joyful.

 

STEELFINGERS perform at the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert!

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series kicks off the 2014 series with a live performance by Steelfingers! STEELFINGERS is a local, high energy, four man, rock and roll band featuring classic rock songs from the 60's to the present. STEELFINGERS' music ranges from The Doors and Bad Company to AC/DC and Black Sabbath and everything in between. This concert is preceded with an act by the winner of the High School Battle of the Bands, 'Sharp 5'!

 

Come learn about butterflies and other insects at Joppa Flats Center Newburyport

All kinds of bugs live in our backyards, including butterflies! At this family fly-by kids will learn about butterflies' and bugs' lives, their births, their diets and their survival skills.  Join us at Joppa Flats Education Center for a magnified look into their bug sized world!

 

The Swampscott Farmers Market happens every Sunday through October.

Rain or shine, the Swampscott Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of produce, meats, fish, breads, flowers and crafts from farmers, food producers, and artisans from around Massachusetts and nearby New England states. Anchoring the market, Swampscott will have Clark Farm providing a large variety of produce, as well as John Crow Farms bringing produce, meats and poultry. Other vendors include Maitland Mountain Farms (known for their pickles and flowers), Fille de Ferme (producer of homemade jams and jellies), Cherry Street Fish Market, Big Sky Breads, and more.

 

Find out what "In the old days..." really means in at Olde Fashioned Sunday!

Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport is a full day of activities with a taste of by-gone days. Activities range from live musical performances to Antique car viewing to kids games and pony rides!

Location: Bartlet Mall

 

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!

 

An iRobot representativewill bring some robots to Hamilton Wenham Library!

Curious about robots? A representative from iRobot will bring their robots to the library. Enjoy a presentation and hands-on demonstration of robots used both in the home and by soldiers and emergency response teams.

 

Old Ipswich Days Craft Fair for families and children on Cape Ann

The Old Ipswich Days fair runs Friday-Sunday, July 26-27, 2013 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the South Village Green on Route 1A. Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, browse the booths and do some early holiday shopping, or make some timely indulgences.

 

Debbie & Friends tell stories that children know and love with music and song!

Debbie & Friends will perform a FREE show at the Boston Summer Arts Weekend main stage in Copley Square on Saturday, July 26! Debbie and Friends' performances include a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. The group's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational! Come catch this free performance and stick around for the other acts including Steve Songs, and the Gizmo Guys!

Location: Copley Square

 

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! From fruit to chocolate, shakes are fun any time of the day. We’ll teach you how to combine different  flavors – or even swirl in a fruit sauce or add a crunchy topping. Sign up now!