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Boston Harborfest 2018

Boston Harborfest

Boston Harborfest is a 37-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and history.

With  more than 100 activities and attractions over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, fireworks over Boston Harbor, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, an oyster festival, boat tours, live entertainment and an art show.

When: 
Thursday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MFA: Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century

Museum exhibits at Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

In the dynamic world of 18th-century Europe, people, ideas, and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Salons rich with opulent paintings and furnishings hummed with intellectual exchange, gossip, and flirtation. To a person like Giacomo Casanova—smart and confident, boastful and scheming—the possibilities must have seemed limitless.

When: 
July 8–October 8, 2018

Bunker Hill Day Parade 2018

Bunker Hill Day Parade 2018

The 2018 Bunker Hill Day Parade is Sunday, June 10, beginning at 12:30 PM in Charlestown.

The parade commemorates the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolution, fought on Breed's Hill in Charlestown on June 17, 1775.

Mayor Marty Walsh will participate, along with local marching bands and musicians, fire trucks, police motorcycles, military personnel and floats sponsored by local buisnesses.

When: 
Sunday, June 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

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 28, 2018 the free event will feature special programs and activities.

When: 
Monday, May 28, 2018 from 10am-5pm

"Lilac Day" at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Educational Program for Families North of Boston Arnold Arboretum Harvard

Take part in a beloved Boston tradition! Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a day long celebration. Tours of the lilacs, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities make for a memorable, family day.

When: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MFA Boston: Vacation Week Adventures

Museum of Fine Arts Children's Vacation Activities

From dragons and unicorns to ancient Egyptian objects, the Museum of Fine Arts is filled with artworks both magical and mythical. Make art, enjoy performances, go on a family art walk, and listen to spellbinding children’s stories. Enjoy free drop-in activities all week. All ages and abilities welcome; kids are free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Enjoy free drop-in activities all week, supported by the Cogan Family Foundation.

When: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Friday, April 20, 2018
Special hours: Wed, April 18, 10 am–8 pm

Get Outside This April Vacation Cruises with Charles Riverboat Company

Vacation fun for families and children

Bring the kids and spend April School Vacation week with us! Enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers!

When: 
Daily Cruises Available April 17th – April 21st

The Magic Beans Drool Baby Expo

Boston's Premier Baby Expo! Thank You Eli and Sheri Gurock of Magic Beans!

The Drool Baby Expo is an exciting event created by Magic Beans, Boston’s premier source for baby gear and toys.  It’s an exclusive expo that lets you connect with all the best brands in the baby industry for a one-night crash course on all things baby-related. I'm delighted to have an event like the Drool Baby Expo in Boston to explore what's available for baby gear, in a very short amount of time. Reserve your tickets today. Space is limited. VIP Tickets are available but sell out FAST.

When: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 3-9 p.m.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Faneuil Hall - Boston

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Events Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Join us on Saturday, March 24th for our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! The clue sheets and baskets will begin right at 11:30 am and the event lasts until all eggs are found. Pick up your Easter basket and clue sheet then solve the clues to figure out which businesses around Faneuil Hall are hiding all the candy filled eggs! This event is free and meant for children ages 1-13 years old accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited, please show up right at the start time.

This event registraion fills quickly. Call ahead to confirm registration. 617) 523-1300

When: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:30 to 1:30
Call ahead to confirm registration

WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival - WGBH at Symphony Hall Boston

WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival - WGBH Boston Events for Kids

99.5 WCRB presents the 19th annual Classical Cartoon Festival. Kids of all ages will enjoy their favorite Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen, along with live performances, visits from beloved PBS children's characters, and more.

Experience vintage animations as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen!

Celebrate the classic characters you love at our annual Cartoon Fest. This year features the work of the beloved American animator Chuck Jones, who is best known for his work with Warner Bros. on classic Looney Tunes shorts. Between 1933 and 1996, Jones created memorable characters like Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and many more. Don’t miss this fantastic annual festival that’s fun for the whole family!

Roving Costume characters include Curious George, Peep, Clifford, Super Why, Princess Presto, Arthur, and Digit!

When: 
March 24, 2018, 10am-4pm
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Larcom Theater, Larcom Theatre - Beverly MA

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'Passage' - an apprpropriate theme for our 21st. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, "The Music Maze"! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Hike and Seek at Stevens Coolidge Estate

Come enjoy enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.
Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self...
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2020 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...
10:00 am to 6:00 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

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

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

Friday, October 2

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'Passage' - an apprpropriate theme for our 21st. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Pizza Picnics at Appleton Farms

Appleton Farm's Pizza Picnics are a great way to get outside with the family while socially distancing in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Pizza Picnics at Appleton Farms features pizza baked in our wood fire oven, made fresh by hand when you order! Non-alcoholic beverages and assorted sweet treats will also be available to purchase on site, as well as beer or wine from one of our local featured vendors (be sure to bring your wallet...

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, "The Music Maze"! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Hike and Seek at Stevens Coolidge Estate

Come enjoy enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.
Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self...
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2020 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Farm Friends

Farm Friends a program for preschoolers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm Newbury Massachusetts!
Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.
10:00 am to 11:00 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

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

Saturday, October 3

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'Passage' - an apprpropriate theme for our 21st. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...
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