'FLIGHT' at Cox Reservation

FLIGHT by Dale Rogers installed at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachsuetts

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts for an outdoor sculpture experience! 'FLIGHT',  a large-scale public installation produced by award-winning sculptor Dale Rogers. Come see this wonderful display the blends into the beauty of the Essex River marshes as the backdrop! The size and scope of the sculpture make the experience fun and interactive, so bring the kids!

September 11-30, 2013 Dawn to Dusk

Second Fridays at MIT Museum: The Thread That Binds Us

Clara Wainwright works on the Mending Boston Collage Quilt. Photo: PD Rosso

Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum! Second Friday Programs are oriented for open exploration with opportunities to attend performances, demonstrations, and lectures through out the museum galleries. September's 2013's Second Friday will focus on the "Mending Boston" memorial collage quilt - a collaborative project that is intended to encourage communication about the Boston Marathon Bombings and to open channels of healing.

Friday, September 13, 2013 5:30-7:30pm

Wenham Museum: Castles in the Clouds

Children will learn about medieval castle, castles, princess, lords, knights at

Wenham Museum Family Discovery Gallery is proud to host Castles in the Clouds at Wenham Museum.
Our fascination with castles and the people who lived in them is so strong that even here in the "New World" lots of people have built replicas of medieval masterpieces. Come to Castle Wenham in the Family Discovery Gallery this summer to learn about Lords and Ladies, knights and maidens, and all the hardworking peasants who made up the busy community of a medieval castle.

June 11 - September 29, 2013

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle at Wenham Museum

children’s’ author & illustrator Mary Newall DePalma book, Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle

Follow a red bouncing ball through a whimsical story of a boy and his dog who discover their love for each other during a game of fetch. Children of all ages will enjoy this small display of original watercolor illustrations created by children’s author and illustrator Mary Newall DePalma for her latest book, Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle.

Now - August 25, 2013

The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography

Equanimity: The Diamond Queen, Rob Munday, 2012 at the MIT Museum

The MIT Museum shows an exhibit of the art and science of holography with The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography. The exhibition created in conjunction with the 9th International Symposium on Display Holography, co-sponsored by the MIT Museum and the MIT Media Lab. Over 20 holograms created by international artists, as well as several from the MIT Museum collections, will be on display, and will remain open to the public through September 28, 2013.

Through September 28, 2013
Closed on Major Holidays

Second Fridays at MIT: MIT's DLab

Meet the students of MIT's Dlab and see their latest inventions!

Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum!  Second Friday Programs are FREE and are oriented for open exploration with opportunities to attend performances, demonstrations, and lectures through out the museum galleries. May 2013's Second Friday will introduce vistiors to MIT's D-Lab, andf the student that are making lives better around the globe through innovation! See the final presentations, projects and prototypes from the growing MIT D-Lab family of classes: Design, Dissemination, Energy, Health, Education, Biodiversity and Supply Chains!

Friday, April 12, 2013 5:30-7:30pm

Alice in Wonderland Tea at the Wenham Tea House

The Alice in Wonderland Tea at the Wenham Tea House is cohosted by Wenham Museum

The Wenham Tea House is joining forces with the Wenham Museum to host an Alice in Wonderland Tea in Recognition of the Museum’s 'Pop Goes the Book Exhibit. Give your child a memory that will last a lifetime at a tea with their favorite storybook character and a visit to the museum.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:30-5pm

April Vacation at PEM 2013

PEM has a great lineup for kids and families during April Vacation 2013!

Looking for stuff to do during April Vacation on the North Shore? Peabody Essex Museum has a fabulous line-up of fun activities, performances and tours for kids and families. Explore movement and sound through the Nick Cave exhibit, art and textile activities, story times, gallery tours and live performances! Come to PEM to create memorable family experiences that will keep minds engaged and hands busy during school break!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 10am - 4pm

Draw Me a Story: Monsters with Ed & Rebecca Emberley

Monsters from the cover of Ed Emberly's 'Weirdos'

Beloved local author and illustrator Ed Emberley and his daughter Rebecca present a special exhibit of illustrations from their collection of frightfully-friendly Monster books. This award-winning author-illlustrator team uses brightly colored simple geometric shapes and thumbprints to teach young artists the basics of drawing. Young visitors will delight in the silly stories and playful images the Emberly's use to help demystify the imaginary world of monsters.

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, April 28, 2013


Luxury condos at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester Massachusetts

Spirit of Place Outdoor Exhibit

Red Owl sculpture by Andreas von Huene part of the Spirit in Place Exhibit at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. The “Spirit of Place" exhibition includes 32 pieces created by New England's finest sculptors and placed in...

Your Pup Could Be MarketStreets First Official Mascot!

Your pup could be MarketStreet Lynnfield first official mascot! Enter to win.
Your pup could be the MarketStreet Lynnfield first official mascot! This is the contest you’ve been waiting for! The winner will be celebrated with a topiary-twin of their adorable pooch, to be displayed for a year at MarketStreet Lynnfield! Here’s how to enter. It's SUPER EASY!

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works!
U. S. National Park Rangers host free tours at the Saugus Iron Works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon...

Boston Public Market - Boston

Boston Public Market - Boston
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 40 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items. Residents and visitors alike can find seasonal, locally sourced food from Massachusetts and New...
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

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

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Classes: Haverhill

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kidleidoscope at Bradley Palmer

Kidleidoscope is a programs designed for preschoolers at Bradley Palmer State Park
Kids ages 3-6 are invited to join this fun, engaging activity session where they will learn about nature through stories, craft and outdoor activitiies. Topics vary by week, so come for them all! Meets at the Nature Center at 40 Asbury Street.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Salem Farmers' Market

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...
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Come sing, dance and get the wiggles out at Beverly Public Library
Beverly Public Library  invites families with kids under 5 (or so) to join the musical rhythmic fun! Come Dance, shake, move and sing and get the wiggles out.
6:30 pm

Saturday, June 22

Groundwork Farmer's Market at the Academy

Groundwork Lawrence hosts farmers markets three days a week in the greater Lawrence Area
Groundwork Lawrence hosts three farmer's markets per week because fruits and vegetables grown locally are best for you, your health, and your family's health, because it supports local businesses, keeps money in our community, and is the best for the environment. Come and support your local farmers...
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Strawberry Festival at Russell Orchards

The Strawberry Festival at Russel Orchards features lots of fun and live music! Photo: ©Bill O'Connor
Join Russell Orchards for their annual strawberry fest as they celebrate the "first fruit". Favorite outdoor activities include: strawberry picking, hayrides, pony rides, shortcakes (with real whipped cream!), face painting, tie dye, cooking demo, wine tasting, and loads of other farm fresh goodies...
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Families can learn through hands-on science at MIT Museum's Idea Hub in Cambridge Massachusetts
Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission for kids ages 12 and up.
Where: MIT Museum
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Teddy Bear Picnic at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Bring your favorite Stuffies to the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Trustees of Reservations' Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens Coolidge Place for a a fun afternoon of Teddy Bears and Tea! There will be a storytime and picnic at the teddy bear garden.  We will begin with crafts, bubbles and a Bear Scavenger Hunt, followed by a storytime at 2PM and a picnic with light...
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hamilton-Wenham Block Party

Hamilton Wenham Community Center organizes the Annual July 4 Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day in a park named after one of America's most patriotic sons.  What could be more American than that?
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

TitO presents The Tempest

Theater in the Open presents a Shakespeare's The Tempest at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport Massachusetts
Theater in the Open continues its 40th Anniversary Season with William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" directed by Stephen Haley. Join us for a play about love, loss, and magic as we celebrate 40 years as a company! Free and open to the public. There is a small parking fee at the State Park.
4:00 pm

Family Campout: Tracks and Scat

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night
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 and your tent. We will explore nature through games and hands-on activities, set up our tents near the Barn before sundown, and...
6:00 pm

Bradley Palmer Firefly Foray

Come learn about fireflies at Bradley Palmer State Park!
Join us for an evening park adventure for families.  Fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show!  Learn about the life of a firefly, and take a walk led by the park interpreter.  The walk is moderately paced for 3/4 mile. There is a gentle uphill slope which may pose...
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 23

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works!
U. S. National Park Rangers host free tours at the Saugus Iron Works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon...

Vintage Bazaar at Woodsom Farm

Woodsom Farms in Amesbury, Massachusetts hosts a vintage Bazaar in June 2019.
Get Bazaar! Get your JUNK on this June in Amesbury, MA. Join us at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA for a two-day vintage & hand makers festival you won’t soon forget. Named one of the TOP VINTAGE MARKETS in the Country!
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