Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Museum of Science: POPnology

Museum of Science: Museum of Science Boston
Experience a fusion of science fiction and science fact in POPnology, the Museum's newest temporary exhibition celebrating and exploring the greatest works of innovation and imagination in history. Discover how the most innovative breakthroughs often have surprising beginnings — how movies, books,...
(All day)

Amesbury Memorial Day

The Amesbury Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hosts the Memorial Day celebration. The day’s events will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Alliance Park, where a ceremonial wreath representing lost sailors and Marines will be tossed into the Merrimack River. Post 2016 will render a rifle salute.
7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Marblehead Memorial Day Parade

Glover's Regimment Fires a Salute on Memorial Day in Marblehead Massachusetts. Photo: Eyal Oren, Wednesdays in Marblehead
Marblehead's Memorial Day activities start at an 8am muster, where Veterans leave from the Old Town House on Washington Street march along Pleasant Street to Memorial Park for a speech by Armey Ranger Jamie Wallace. The main parade begins and participants will march the following route:
8:00 am

Manchester Memorial Day Parade

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...
8:30 am

Essex Memorial Day Parade

Don’t miss the small town charm of a Memorial Day Parade in Essex. The parade begins at 9 am and progresses to the Town Cemetery for a military rifle salute to our country’s war veterans and then up Main Street to the Causeway Bridge.
9:00 am

Danvers Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day in Danvers MA. Photo: All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore
The Danvers Memorial Day parade begins at Town Hall at 9 a.m. sharp, and will follow the traditional route of previous years - down Sylvan Street, through downtown and back to Town Hall.
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Middleton Memorial Day Parade

Middleton's Memorial Day Parade begins at Memorial Hall and marches to Middleton Flint Library and Veterans’ Monuments for a brief prayer, laying of wreaths, a salute and “Taps.” The parade resumes down Maple Street to the Oakdale Cemetery for a ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument with active...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Gloucester Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Events in Gloucester Massachusetts.  Cape Ann Veterans Sevices
NOTE: 2017's ceremony will most likeley be held inside! See Good Morning Gloucester for more info! The annual Memorial Day parade in Gloucester forms at 8:45 and begins at Monday at 9 a.m. at Gloucester High School . All veterans are encouraged to participate, joining members of AMVETS, Veterans of...
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Topsfield Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade starts on Grove Street and continues along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Green for a service.  The parade reforms, and will continue to Pine Grove Cemetery for another service.
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Peabody Memorial Day Parade & Services

Peabody Mass 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 am.  Parade begins on Washington Street at the corner of Allen's Lane and ends at C
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Open Bounce at Boston Bounce - Peabody

Boston Bounce in Peabody MA
"Come Bounce Off Our Walls" Inflatable fun for everyone at Boston Bounce Peabody!
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Boxford Memorial Day Parade

Parade steps-off from Community Center in East Boxford Village and marches to Village Cemetery. 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.
9:30 am

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

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ropes Course for Kids

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

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

Ipswich Memorial Day Parade

2011 Ipswich Massachusetts Memorial Day ceremonies. Photo: Nancy Gallant
Ipswich's Memorial Day Parade begins on North Main Street and proceeds to the Civil War Monument on Town Hill. Following services at the Civil War Memorial on Town Hill the parade will proceed to the County Street Bridge where a wreath will be dedicated to departed Naval veterans.
10:00 am

MFA: Memorial Day Open House

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

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

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...
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 and Thursday 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, Brian...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Monday Knitting Group

Hamilton Wenham Knitting Group for All ages
The knitting group at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library welcomes experienced & beginning knitters and crochet folk.
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Wenham Memorial Day Parade

The Wenham Memorial Day Parade kicks off at the Wenham Council on Aging. The COA Van will be available to help with transportation to and from the Wenham Cemetery as needed. The pararde route is as follows:
1:00 pm

Beverly Memorial Day Ceremonies

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.
2:00 pm

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids Sandra Stolle North Shore Kid Hamilton Wenham Library
Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and popular chess instructor for some chess fun! Meet for strategies, games, and more! Learn how to play the game, learn new moves, and sharpen your skills! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 3:30 for special instruction, and more experienced players may arrive...
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Tuesday, May 30

Museum of Science: POPnology

Museum of Science: Museum of Science Boston
Experience a fusion of science fiction and science fact in POPnology, the Museum's newest temporary exhibition celebrating and exploring the greatest works of innovation and imagination in history. Discover how the most innovative breakthroughs often have surprising beginnings — how movies, books,...
(All day)

Tuesday Tours at Glen Urquhart School

Glen Urquhart GUS 2017 Best Education North Shore Children
Drop in for a tour on a Tuesday morning in May! Observe lessons and activities in any grade or subject area, tour our 23-acre campus, meet our dedicated teachers, and learn about our innovative academic program. There are limited spaces available for the fall of 2017. For more information or to...
8:30 am to 10:30 am

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Class - Newburyport

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 answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered...
10:00 am to 11:45 am

Ropes Course for Kids

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

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

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sawyer Free LEGO Club

Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library
Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31

Museum of Science: POPnology

Museum of Science: Museum of Science Boston
Experience a fusion of science fiction and science fact in POPnology, the Museum's newest temporary exhibition celebrating and exploring the greatest works of innovation and imagination in history. Discover how the most innovative breakthroughs often have surprising beginnings — how movies, books,...
(All day)

Open Bounce at Boston Bounce - Peabody

Boston Bounce in Peabody MA
"Come Bounce Off Our Walls" Inflatable fun for everyone at Boston Bounce Peabody!
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Ropes Course for Kids

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm