The 2017 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise, February 11-19, 2017. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine-days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and on-the-water accessories.
If your world’s just turned topsy-turvy, and current events have you feeling nervy; if thoughts of the season are making you blue -- then we have the perfect cure-all for you: announcing imaginary beasts’ annual winter jubilee: Panto 2017 The Princess the Pea!
Ring in Lunar New Year with free MFA admission all day on February 4. Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese art and traditions while enjoying art-making activities, tours and talks, and special events for families and adults throughout the day.
On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), offers free admission for its Lunar New Year Celebration (10 am–5 pm).
Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of his landmark publication Make Way for Ducklings (1941), a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), tracks the career of Robert McCloskey (1914–2003), award-winning author and illustrator behind some of 20th-century America’s most beloved picture books for children.
The Museum of Science, Boston unveils its newest exhibition, Chocolate, exploring every aspect of “the world’s perfect food," so described by nutrition researcher Michael Levin. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit examines chocolate’s unique place in history, ecology and popular culture. It reveals where chocolate is grown and how it’s made, from the most luxurious confections to the mass-produced treats doled out on Halloween.
Museum of Science brings to Boston Da Vinci –The Genius—a vibrant, interactive exhibition that explores every aspect of Leonard da Vinci’s world-changing innovations in the arts, science, medicine, engineering and design.
Through life-size interpretations of the great thinker’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art, the exhibit, will immerse visitors in the richness of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable work as a maker, painter, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The exhibit features more than 200 exhibit pieces including full-scale recreations of inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous painting, “Mona Lisa.” Museum-goers will be able to interact with many of these displays to gain an up-close, hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in 20th-century picture book art, and “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey” provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to enter the author’s delightful world.
RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is the most iconic, truly unique family-friendly fall event. See thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages!
Register today to walk to conquer cancer on Sunday, September 25.
The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It is the only event, other than the Boston Marathon® itself, sanctioned to travel along the famed 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton, Massachusetts to Boston.
Make every step count—walk along the Boston Marathon® route to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission to conquer all forms of cancer.
With four routes to choose from, everyone can take steps to conquer cancer.
Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family festival that brings together the country’s top family bands for a fantastic day of dancing, music and hands-on art activities.
In addition to two stages of live music for all-day entertainment, The Lawn On D will be packed with activities focused on kindness, community and creativity, like hands-on art projects created and overseen by some of the best art studios for kids in greater Boston; a musical playground where people of all ages can explore and play drums and percussion instruments; and more.