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

Come learn some mountain biking tips and tricks at Maudslay State Park w/ NEMBA

Maudslay State Park hosts the North Shore New England MTB Association's kids ride.  Come on out and explore the trails alongside the Merrimack River and learn mountain biking skills!  For ages 6-16.  Certified Ride Leaders and the MTB Patrol will guide kids by their skill levels.


Kids will explore IRWS wetland in search of painted and snapping turtles.

As late Spring becomes early Summer, it means one thing: turtle time! Join us for an afternoon of exploring our wetlands in search of these fascinating reptiles. We'll visit areas where turtles like to nest in hopes of finding some eggs, and, with a little luck, get an up-close look at a painted turtle. We'll conclude with a trip to the Rockery to see if we can summon our resident snapping turtle, Godzilla.


Come to the Manchester Essex Regional High School and meet the Green Team!

Manchester Essex Green Team's showcase will event will start with Scholars and Interns presenting about their experiences, followed by an opportunity to talk with each Scholar's project in the halls with a light refreshment table. There willl also be tours where students will direct visitors through the school and show exactly what makes our school one of the greenest in the state! RSVP online now!


MFA boston celebrates Memorial Day with an open house - free admission to all!

The Museum of Fine Arts will honor Memorial Day with an Open House and will waive all admission fees. Visitors can enjoy complimentary admission to the MFA's galleries, family activities and performances.

Art-making activities for children and introductory tours to the Museum’s collection will be available. The MFA’s Memorial Day Open House also offers families the opportunity to view special exhibitions: “Hokusai,” “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11,” “Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott,” and “Elemental.”


Memorial Day is a big celebration in Saugus, MA. Come thank our veterans.

The Saugus Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will start on Jackson Street at 9:00 am to Cliftondale Square along Lincoln Avenue to Central Street then onto Winter Street to the Veterans’ lot at Riverside Cemetery for graveside services including an invocation and a '21 Gun Salute'. The parade will re-form and march to Saugus Town Hall for the memorial ceremony with Master of Ceremonies Captain Stephen Castinetti and a special tribut by the "Singing Trooper" Sgt. Daniel M. Clark


Memorial Day ceremonies in Beverly Farms are hosted  by the Michael J. Cadigan American Legion Post. Veterans march a 1-mile route from Private Anthony Rezza Road to West Beach, with stops at several locations to lay wreaths at memorials honoring veterans, where ancestors of veterans are active participants. The parade leaves Rezza Road at 9:30 a.m. and ends at West Beach with a tossing of wreaths into the water to honor those who died at sea.

Location: West Beach


Glover's Regimment Fires a Salute on Memorial Day. Photo: Eyal Oren, Marblehead

Marblehead's Memorial Day activities start at an 8am muster, where Veterans leave from the Old Town House on Washington Street and go to the State Street Wharf and then Clark Landing, where a service will be held for Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans. At 9am, the main parade begins and participants will march to Memorial Park then to Waterside Cemetery for a full memorial day service.


Teens can unplug from technology and connect with your friends at Abbot Library

Teens, ages 11 and up, are invited to join us in the Meeting Room for a night of board games, cards, snacks and drinks! We will provide some games, but please feel free to bring some of your own. Registration is encouraged!


Wolf Hollow Ipswich MA Memorial Day Weekend Free Family Fun Fest Day

Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable. Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE! Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.

Location: Wolf Hollow


Celebrate Spring in Newburyport on Memorial Day Weekend with the entire family!

The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce invites you to welcome Spring's arrival to Newburyport at the 2015 Spring Fest!  Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend in historic downtown Newburyport, Spring Fest is a two-day festival featuring great live music, art, fine crafts, food from Newburyport’s best restaurants and Kid’s Korner featuring entertainment for children and families.


come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.


Art and Nature Summer Program, Camp at Sparhawk School in Amesbury MA

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. We build strong community, encourage collaboration, and respect the uniqueness of each individual.  We create real and tangible experiences that stimulate curiosity and inspire inquiry.  Students are encouraged and guided in their journey toward deep understanding across disciplines, and benefit from positive adult and peer mentorship, secure in the knowledge that their strengths, needs and interests are recognized.

Location: Sparhawk School


The Memorial Day Parade will begin at The American Legion Spear Post on Judson Street. The Parade will cover two miles throughout downtown Beverly's Cabot and Rantoul Streets and feature military vehicles, including a halftrack and a tank. The parade will also include the Essex County Sheriffs Honor Guard, Beverly High School Band, Classic Cars, Junior ROTC group and many other local groups and bands. All military vehicles will be on display at the American Legion Spear Post after the parade.


Butterfly Walk at Ward Reservation

Spring Has Sprung! Enjoy the Best of the Season at the Ward Reservation! The volunteer Ward Reservation Property Committee will offer free Thursday morning experiences sharing the story of the best of property from multiple perspectives. An experienced expert who is on the Property Committee will lead each session. In this session Howard Hoople will share his knowledge of the butterflies that migrate through the Ward Reservation habitat! 


Glen Urquhart for Preschoolers

Glen Urquhart School welcomes Preschoolers this season. Children will enjoy the free Story Hour with Sharon Carter Grimes on Tuesdays for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years in the Glen Urquhart School Lower School Library. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.


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