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

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

Meet the Cows at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Mass

Got Milk? Appleton Farms does! Come tour the dairy operation and meet the cows that make up the grass-fed dairy herd. Visit with calves, explore the pastures and meet the milkers in the dairy barn (ordinarily closed to the public). Lastly get a behind the scenes peek into cheese-making at our Dairy Processing plant.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Tour d'Elegance public display is FREE and open to the public

Praised by car aficionados as one of the best shows in New England, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a boutique car show that also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships at Endicott College. The show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England and has become the prime classic car event of the summer. Part of the Concours d'Elegance weekend includes the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday, a tour of the most elegant cars in existence today that winds along the Coastal Scenic Byway from Beverly to Newburyport and back.

 

Proceeds from the Newburyport Kitchen Tour benefit the NBPT Elementary PTO

The Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour features sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in our riverside coastal community.  Each kitchen has been selected to showcase the fine work of the best designers, contractors and vendors Newburyport has to offer. 

 

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.

 

The Ipswich Farmers Market is every Friday 4-7pm on the South Village Green

Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, eggs, herbs, flowers, local artisans and featured community initiatives as well as lively entertainment weekly! The Ipswich Farmers Market vision is “To support a vibrant local food-based economy and help nurture a more sustainable community.” The 2014 season runs from June 20-October 17.

 

Learn about song birds with a story and a wal at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuar

Bring your young naturalist to the sanctuary this summer and experience the joy of books and the wonders of nature. Participate in hands-on nature-related activities inspired by the stories. Sign up for one or more of these adventurous programs.

 

Kestrel Adventures present Wild Science with Clayton Kern!

Kestrel Educational Adventures invites you meet at the 'Get Outside Center' and caravan to a nearby wild to explore, get muddy, go wading, or stay dry and just watch! Kestrel naturalist Clayton Kern will lead an adventure in the study of reptiles and amphibians. Each week, participants will learn to catch and identify animals and will participate in a wildlife study. Your findings will be displayed at the Kestrel Educational Adventures Get Outside Center in Gloucester!

 

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann

The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!

 

The Beach Gourmet serves up lunch every Friday and Saturday at Maritime Gloucest

Where Should We Go For Lunch? Maritime Gloucester has teamed up with Beach Gourmet to provide lunch on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am 'til 3:00 pm throughout the summer. Beach Gourmet created a signature sandwich just for us, The Maritime Lobster Roll, made with locally caught lobster, bacon and avocado creating a unique take on the New England classic! Other assorted sandwiches, vegetarian options and kids meals will also be offered along with chips, water and baked treats. The sandwich station is located adjacent to our classroom on the walkway to the harbor.