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

Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead

Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive their continually changing environment.

 

Play golf, have fun and raise money for the Newburyport Education Fund!

The NEF Open has raised more than $75,000 to date for the Newburyport Public Schools, and you are invited to join the fun! Golf at one of the best courses around and help raise fund for the Newburyport Public Schools! The 6th Annual NEF Open will be at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill. Ticket price includes box lunch and dinner. You will receive a $25 Oregano Pizzaria & Ristorante gift card if signed up by June 30.

 

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

 

Come watch Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Water in Gloucester MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

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.

 

MIT Museum proudly presents InventionS: 2014 Student Showcase features a range of inventions created by MIT graduate and undergraduate students for courses, in labs or just for fun! Inventions on display  exemplify MIT's legendary values of creativity, ingenuity and practical problem solving.  Inventions on display include phone-controlled appliance that grows food, a user interface that converts everyday objects into musical instruments, and other projects that may well be the next big thing in technology! Come see what the future holds, and get a first-hand look at the inventing process!

Location: MIT Museum

 

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

 

Take a guided kayak paddle to Choate Island with the Trustees of Reservations!

A paddle and a hike – what better way to spend a summer day? Join us as we paddle across Essex Bay from the Trustees of Reservations boat dock to Choate Island. We’ll beach our boats for a tour of the island, stopping in at the Proctor Barn, the White Cottage and the Choate House, then continuing to the highest point on the island where Cornelius and Miné Crane are buried.

 

The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival brings MORE fun to the beach w

The 11th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival will be held Friday–Sunday, July 18-20, 2014. The festival is a greatly anticipated annual summer event in the Greater Boston area with approximately 350,000 attendees. Master sand sculptors from around the world compete in this national contest that attracts international, national and regional media coverage.

Location: Revere Beach

 

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!

 

Reid's Ride is a annual fundraiser to help young adults with cancer!

Reid's Ride is a true North Shore event where participants travel at their own pace along the town and country roads of Essex County to travel from Lynnfield to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  This annual fundraiser ride is 28 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities because it's not a race, its a ride, and participants are encouraged to ride according to their ability. At the end of the ride, participants are greeted with food, refreshements, music and prizes!

 

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great family time at the Downtown Gloucester Block every Third Saturday through September! Five music stages, shopping 'til 11pm, outside sidewalk dining, live dance performances and all kinds of other fun things to do make the streets come alive. Kids will love the singers and roaming magician, and they'll find games, facepainting, kids snacks, balloons, giant chess and more in 'Kids Town'!

 

The Rockport Farmers' Market runs every Saturday in Harvey Park in Downtown Rock

The Rockport Farmers' Market is a small market that runs each Saturday through the Summer (June - early October). Sponsored by Rockport Festivals, the market is limited in size due to the size of the Harvey Park - a quaint setting in the heart of downtown found on the corner of Mount Pleasant Street and Broadway, across from the entrance to T-Wharf.

 

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!

 

This River Ecology Cruise aboard the Yankee Clipper is about the estuary

Join Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center on a Beach Creature Cruise aboard Newburyport Harbor Tours Inc.'s Yankee Clipper through the Merrimack River Estuary! Teacher Naturalist, Lisa Hutchings will provide her expert pair of eyes to help your family find all the exciting sights and sounds of the marshes and varied habitats of  Plum Island as you cruise along the Merrimack River.

 

Discover, explore and learn through art at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Salamanders are often found in dark, wet places such as under a rock or log in the soil, while their eggs can be found in vernal pools. We will go for a walk, looking under rocks and logs for salamanders, and visit a vernal pool to discover where they lay their eggs each spring. Each participant will create a clay salamander to take home.

 

Join us as we look for elusive river mammals at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Have you ever seen a muskrat swimming or a beaver slapping its tail in alarm? Join us as we look for these elusive mammals and discover some of the clues they leave behind as we make our way along the Ipswich River.

 

Gloucester Education Foundation Cruise for Schools

Cruise for Schools on the Beauport Princess – supporting innovation in education in Gloucester Public Schools

The Gloucester Education Foundation’s 2014 summer fundraiser, “Cruise for Schools” is coming Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 5-8pm. The event will be a sunset cruise aboard the Beauport Princess, docked at Cruiseport in downtown Gloucester, and will feature live music, including performances by local musicians and musically talented teachers and administrators.

 

Join a living historian presentation in Rockport Massachsuetts

Join living historian Maeve, an Irish immigrant who fled Ireland during the potato famine and settled in America for an afternoon of tales, history and myth! At the 1:00 p.m. performance Maeve will be entertaining the children with stories of life in Ireland and her immigration experience. She will be reading an Immigrants Tale- a storybook- for the younger members of her audience.

 

Kids and adults alike will learn a lot about military history at Wenham Museum

Salute the United States Armed Forces at the Wenham Museum’s Military History Day. Uniformed members of the Living History Association will be on the museum’s lawn available to answer questions, show memorabilia from the Civil War through WWII, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI and help you explore inside antique military vehicles. Meet author Richard Rubin as he presents a conversational history of America’s experience in World War I as recalled by its last surviving veterans.

Location: Wenham Museum

 

Discovery Adventures offers kayak shoreline adventure programs on Cape Ann.

Discovery Adventures' Summer Children's Program encourages children ages 8-15 to explore Cape Ann's incredible surroundings by kayak and dive into learning about the local marine life through snorkeling. They will learn and practice all of the safety skills involved with these sports while they enjoy being on the water with friends. This is an incredible way for them to experience the ocean.

 

This jumbo blueberry was picked at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Blueberry picking is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors. It's fun, educational and has the added payoff of an abundance of delicious, sweet blueberries to enjoy in all kinds of baked goods and treats.

 

Theater in the Open presents story telling, dance, and fairy tale theater in a p

Theater in the Open invites you to bring the family to Maudslay State Park! Bring the kids, the dog, and the picnic blanket out to beautiful Maudslay State Park! The third Saturday of every month, we will be joined by many of our good friends in the community to present storytelling, song, dance, fairytale-theater and a fun group activity, all right here in the park and all entirely free! Come make a friend, sing a song, take in some sun and get to know your park better.

 

Schooner Ardelle turns into the love boat for date night!

Maritime Gloucester and  Schooner Ardelle have teamed up to create Date Night! Schooner Ardelle becomes the 'Love Boat' for moms and dads, while kids (ages 4-12) enjoy the care of the staff at Maritime Gloucester, the aquarium and lots of fun activities. You'll have a nice romantic sail around Gloucester, and can rest easy knowing that your child is happy and engaged with a trusted team of professionals!

 

Appleton Farms is looking for teen volunteers to help with the Flower Project!

Appleton Farms needs volunteers for their Flower Project service learning program that engages youth in the planning, growing, cutting and arranging of flowers. The program culminates as participants deliver their arrangements weekly to area nursing homes and hospice patients. The program meets weekly in July and August.  Teens are encouraged to sign up for the whole Summer season.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

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