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

Market Street Lynnfield MA

Enjoy outdoor movies on The Green each Tuesday in August. Family fun activities will begin at 6:00 PM. The feature will start at dusk, around 8:30 PM.

  • August 4th  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • August 11th  The Incredibles
  • August 18th  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • August 25th  Home


Come join the fun as hundreds of Beverly area kids try to remember the words in

Hundreds of kids from the Beverly area come together to perform your favorite songs and compete for the title of "Grand Champion". Lots of fun, and air guitar too! Part of Beverly Homecoming.


Glen Urquhart School Beverly MA

Teachers are everything. The kind of teacher that many feel lucky to have once in a lifetime, Glen Urquhart students have an abundance each and every day.

Limited spaces are still available for this fall in grades K-8. Contact Leslie Marchesseault at or 978-927-1064 ext. 115 for more information and a personal tour.


Market Street Lynnfield MA

Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield's Music in the Square. Enjoy a new style of music each week until August 27th. 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.


Junior Chefs will make fresh pasta at this FREE Williams-Sonoma Class!  Mar

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! It’s lots of fun to create homemade pasta. We’ll make the dough and roll it out with a hand-cranked machine.


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.


Explore the tide pools of Crane Beach Ipswich w/ the Trustees of Reservations!

Join The Trustees of Reservations to investigate the tide pools and the wrackline on Steep Hill Beach.  Kids will discover and record the many creatures that live along the shore. Paritcipants will (carefully and gently!) use nets to capture specimens and magnifying glasses to take an up-close-and-personal look, before releasing their new friends back to where they were found.


Come watch a FREE showing of the Goonies on the waterfront in Newburyport MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Newburyport Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun. Order dinner and have it delivered by Bucciarelli's.  Click here for the menu choices.


Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac

This is a great farmers' market connected to a large grassy park in downtown Beverly.  There is always music and a lot of shade.  The market offers fresh local produce as well as cheese, meat, eggs, bread, muffins, dog treats, massage, jewelry, and books.  The kids have a blast playing tag, meeting new friends, and listening to music.  The park is dog friendly, has plenty of parking and access to the commuter rail. This is a wonderful spot for an impromptu picnic!

Location: Odell Park


Get muddy with Audubon at Long Wharf in Gloucester!

Come explore the wonders of a salt marsh at Long Wharf. Kids will use nets and trowels to look for mussels, clams, crabs, and fish. Then we will take a short walk to a nearby island and explore the unique upland forest to see what treasures it hides.


Downtown Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Family Fun in Massachusetts

The Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar brings together more than 5000 visitors to celebrate downtown Gloucester. This annual summer tradition, now in its 57th year, is a great time to shop from more than 40 artists and crafts-people, 40 merchants and restaurants, and learn the missions of many local nonprofits.


What could be better on a hot summer night than an Ice Cream tasting!  Come to S

Salem's Ice Scream Bowl is back! It's time to sample some of the best ice cream in the North Shore from some of the many ice cream shops the area has to offer. Salem's Ice Scream Bowl event will be held rain or shine. The event is a chance to taste some classic favorite flavors, as well as try a few new ones, from area's premier ice cream shops. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are purchased on site on the day of the event. A spoon and napkin will be supplied with the purchase of a ticket. Proceeds will go towards Salem Main Streets, a non-profit organization with the goal of revitalizing downtown Salem as a vibrant year-round retail, dining, and cultural destination.

Location: Salem Common


The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy in Gloucester is hosting a blood drive to collect a goal of 50 donations in a single day in August! There is a always a huge need for blood, and many people need blood today! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Your donation is needed right now.


Go Back to the Future at Cranes Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!

The beach is staying open late this summer so you can share a beloved movie with your kids at the Crane Beach Drive-In. Come in at 8PM to claim your spot, visit the snack bar, and enjoy the show! This week's movie is the classic

Location: Crane Beach


The 25th Annual High street Mile includes categories for kids races!

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 25th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will start at Atkinson Common. This is a fast, flat USATF certified straight line course (USATF certification MA07009JK). Separate start times based on age division and sex. Proceeds benefit the project to update and renew the Newburyport Track at Fuller Field and FONT (Friends of Newburyport Track).


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