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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 2018 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.
Location: Downtown Newburyport
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School is hosting a special discussion about the importance of school climates and empowering the voices of youth. Glen Urquhart School is pleased to welcome Harvard School of Education lecturer and author Gretchen Brion-Meisels to campus on May 22 for “Middle School Voices: Student Perspectives, Empowerment, and Action.”
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Museum of Fine Arts Open House free admission event for north shore families
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. Spend your Memorial Day at the Museum and enjoy engaging performances and activities for visitors of all ages. Taking place on Monday, May 28, 2018 the free event will feature special programs and activities.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts
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
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 nationally recognized annual fundraiser 28 mile ride 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! Register before June 1st for a $25 discount on your registration fee.
Location: Lynnfield High School, Stage Fort Park
In Manchester, legion members and parade participants will assemble Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Amaral-Bailey Post 113 for a brief seaside service. Wreaths and flowers will be dropped into the harbor in remembrance of those lost at sea. The parade then will move on to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery to salute fallen armed-forces personnel.
Location: Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea
Start Your Memorial day with a run/walk to honor a local veteran
Start your Memorial Day weekend with a 5k, 10k, 15k or kids fun run or walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi Iraq. The Race will start in Saugus Center.
Parade steps-off from Community Center in East Boxford Village and marches to Brookside Cemetery via Washington Street to Main Street, then turns right onto Main Street. Scouts and veterans will decorate graves with accompanying music followed by chaplain led prayer, firearm salute, and playing of 'Taps'. The parade continues to James L. Melvin Green for placing of wreaths and Memorial Day ceremony. 
Beverly Massachusetts Memorial Day Ceremonies
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 Beverly High School Band, Classic Cars and motorcycles, 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.
Location: Downtown Beverly
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
Essex Bay Bay Sailing Club offers a wonderful value for kids to learn sailing!
The Essex Bay Sailing Club is a Non-profit club founded in 2000 reaches out to teach sailing to youngsters in the area surrounding Essex Bay. The goal of the club is to develop sailors who enjoy a strong knowlege of sailing while also learning to appreciate, and protect the beautiful resources of the Essex River.
Location: Essex Bay Sailing Club

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Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:30am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Beginning Birding at Harold Parker

Meet at Harold Parker State Park for beginning birding in North Andover Massachusetts
Come to Harold Parker State Forest, for a birding session with the park interpreter!
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

See The Addison’s Model Ship Collection - Andover

Addison Gallery of American Art Andover MA. Addison Gallery of American Art
Families are invited to explore The Addison Gallery's famed model ship collection, permanently installed in the building's lower level, consisted originally of 24 works commissioned by the museum's founder, Thomas Cochran, to document four centuries of American history.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Newburyport Spring Festival 2018

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 2018 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...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fitness on the Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield - Athleta

Workout and get fit on The Green with fitness and health experts at MarketStreet Lynnfield MA.
Join us on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield for sweat-inducing workouts. These complimentary classes run from May through October.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Secrets of the Gardens

Magnolia flowers are just one of the flowering trees you'll see at Maudslay State Park along the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts
The gardens of Maudslay are special landmarks, telling the stories of the Moseley family love of botanical history. Learn about how the gardens used to look and how they became the gardens they are today.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Seaside Cycle Family Trail Ride

Join Seaside Cycle on a family bike ride in the woods of Grodon College in Beverly Massachusetts
Do you have a kid or two that wants to get their mountain bike on the trails but aren't sure how to get them started? Or does your child ride at school and want to go out with you? We've got the perfect ride for you! How technical the ride is will depend on participant ability and we are happy to...
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Public Skate & Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Monday, May 28

Peabody Memorial Day Parade & Services

Peabody Massachusetts Memorial Day Ceremonies
Peabody Celebrates Memorial Day by remembering fallen veterans with services, a parade and a ceremony at the Peabody City Hall.  A service will be held at 9:30am the Cedar Grove Cemetary followed by a parade at 11:30 am.  Parade begins on Washington Street at the corner of Allen's Lane and ends a
9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Beverly Farms Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day ceremonies in Beverly Farms are hosted by the Michael J. Cadigan American Legion Post.
Where: West Beach
9:30 am

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Open House free admission event for north shore families
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. Spend your Memorial Day at the Museum and enjoy engaging performances and activities for...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Newburyport Spring Festival 2018

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 2018 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...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Rockport Memorial Day Parade

Rockport Massachusetts Memorial Day.  Photo: Tina Ketchopolos
In Rockport, the Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. from Legion Hall, proceed down Beach Street to Main Street and then to School Street, Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars lot in the cemetery.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Newburyport Memorial Day Parade

Newburyport celebrates Memorial Day with a parade, a memorial service at city hall and waterfront ceremony for fallen Coastgaurdsmen.
Newburyport celebrates Memorial Day with a parade, a memorial service at city hall and waterfront ceremony for fallen Coastgaurdsmen. Marchers in the parade are asked to assemble at the CVS on pond Street at 10:15am.  The parade will then head to City Hall for a ceremony at 11am.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man - Saturday

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
10:00 am to 11:45 am