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The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!
The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday at Derby Square on Front Street ! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!
Location: Downtown Salem
campout with the Trusteees at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts for Fathers Day!
The Trustees of Reservations hosts an adventure-filled weekend of camping at the Crane Estate this Father's Day weekend! Our special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Lynnfield MA, Market Street, MarketStreet Lynnfield, MA family entertainment, Things to do, events for families
Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield's Music in the Square. Enjoy a new style of music each week. The outdoor musical concert series is great time for families, friends and neighbors to meet up and enjoy the summer season together and the kids always enjoy meeting new friends.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
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 29, 2017 the free event will feature special programs and activities, including an original, multimedia installation and concert by high-school students from Sociedad Latina’s Youth Music Ambassadors. Another highlight of the day is Songs of Freedom, a performance by The Welcome Strangers—an ensemble composed of some of the regions finest immigrant musicians from around the world.  Commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and led by Frank London, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and Iraqi-born, Jordanian violinist Layth Sadiq, the performance features songs of liberation and tolerance. 
Location: Museum of Fine Arts
Fathers Day Bluegrass BBQ at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm to celebrate the special fathers in your life. You’ll find local BBQ, your favorite breweries and vintners, and live music to keep the whole family happy. 
Location: Appleton Farms
Join us as we paddle through the winding backwaters at IRWS with the family
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. Being on the water is one of the best ways to explore and discover the wonders of wetlands. We will paddle through the winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants, looking for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, we'll stop and sample the rich aquatic life to learn more about what lives under the water.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
At ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary we'll look and listen for owls as we paddle
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. Many kinds of owls "call in the night" with their hoots and screams as the sun begins to fade. As we paddle along, we'll look and listen for owls, talk about the types of owls we're likely to find at this time of year, and do some hooting ourselves.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Join us as we look for elusive river mammals at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: American Beaver ©Scott Santino
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.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Take a paddle on the Summer Solstice and explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary!
Explore the Ipswich River on the Summer Soltice! The longest day of the year is almost upon us, and what a fun way to start the summer! Join us for a paddle to observe nature from the river as we look for plants and animals that are equally excited for summer. This special paddle ends with s'mores around the fire and a solstice tale.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Join a Summer Owl Prowl Campout at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home and then come with your family, your tent, and a dessert to share. Join us as we explore the habitats of the elusive owls.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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