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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Whew! Hot time, summer in the city... Looks like the heat wave is finally breaking a bit. The good news is, that most DCR Spray parks are now open from 8am - 8pm, as well as a number of free fountains and spray parks around town. *Frog Pond is expected to open at the end of June. Here's what's on tap for this week!
Boston Metro
Annual Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration - Quincy
The annual Flag Day parade in Quincy. Marching bands, drum and bugle corps, military bands, color guards, fancy cars and antique vehicles - and yes, Fireworks!...
Saturday, Jun 12
RSM Summer Math Programs
The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning, afterschool math enrichment program. Students can choose from a variety of K-12 courses that will be taught in a live classroom setting during a 6 week summer session. Hybrid and in-person courses available; please inquire with our office for more info.
Community Boating Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals - Boston
Community Boating also offers a variety watercraft rentals from kayaks to paddleboards to enjoy a view the great city of Boston from an angle...
Monday, May 24 - Friday, Sep 24
Charlestown Car Parade 2021 - Charlestown
The Bunker Hill Day Parade may be cancelled this year, but the celebration continues with the 2nd annual car parade! Join us in your best red white & blue garb and decorate your car to celebrate the Battle of Bunker Hill...Spectators welcome.
Sunday, Jun 13
Strawberry Picking Near Boston
Strawberry picking is a fun summer activity that lots of people really look forward to. The pick your own experience is a great opportunity for kids to learn where various foods come from, and mid-June is the perfect season for picking fresh and juicy strawberries.
Summer @ Inventor STEM School in Bedford
Hands-on STEM learning with LEGO and Minecraft for every age (3-12+)! Small-group programs led by supportive, experienced instructors (1:6 ratio). Learn robotics, programming, engineering, coding, and natural science. Strengthen creativity, critical thinking, & teamwork. Online registration; extra 5% automatic discount on sibling + multi-sessions. Save 15% with code BOSTONCENTRAL
Free Kite Fridays at Spectacle Island - Boston
Visit Spectacle Island on a Friday to get a free kite to use during your trip and take home with you. Head to the North Drumlin for the best winds and let your kits soar...
Every Friday, Jun 4 - Jun 25
Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative Carnival - Chelsea
Carnival coming to Chelsea Rides, games, food and fun for the whole family Come on down with your family Hope to see you and your family there...
Wed - Sun, Jun 10 - Jun 20
Boston Spray Parks & Fountains
Boston spray parks & splash pads are opening up and there is plenty of cooling water fun to be had in neighborhoods all around Boston. We've rounded up some of our favorite spots for you to explore.
Coding Butterfly, In-Person Coding Camp with a Twist
Visual novels are interactive fiction video games - much like Choose Your Own Adventure books you definitely remember from your childhood! In order to create one, you need to write a story with multiple branches & endings, and also provide illustrations for the plot & write enough code to support it. It's a fun & easy way to help your kids explore their passion for art, storytelling and coding.
Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Brookline
The Lawn Event season has begun at the Anderson Auto Museum - weekly lawn events feature specific car days, (German, British, Motorcycle, Extinct, etc..) so find your favorite and mark your calendar...
Sunday, Jun 6 - Sunday, Oct 24
1/2 Price Friday Ferry Trips to Spectacle Island - Boston
As if getting a fr-ee kite wasn't exciting enough, Boston Harbor Now is thrilled to offer half-price fares to Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park each Friday in June.
Every Friday, Jun 4 - Jun 25
Historic Walking Tours of Jamaica Plain - Jamaica Plain
For 26 years, the JPHS has offered a free walking tour most Saturdays through the summer. All JPHS tours are free to the public. Tours start...
Every Saturday, Jun 5 - Aug 28
Sign Up for Summer at Brookline Music School (BMS)
Make music at BMS with private lessons, group classes, workshops, ensembles & events for children, teens & adults. Young children gain strong musical foundations with Early Childhood Specialists; older students receive individualized attention from exceptional BMS faculty. Join us on June 13th for a free LIVE concert featuring Rakish!
Free Shakespeare on the Common 2021: The Tempest - Boston
One of Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On The Common continues it's seasonal tradition with William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'...Registration for free seating opens 6/21.
Tue-Sun, Jul 22 - Aug 9
SoWa Second Sunday - South End
Welcome back to SoWa. Artists will open for First Fridays and Second Sundays all year long. The next Second Sunday is June 13th, 11am-4pm.
Sunday, Jun 13
ParkARTS Summer Watercolor Painting Workshops 2021 - Boston
Practice your landscape painting skills at this free and fun watercolor painting workshop series, hosted by a local artist every weekend in June...
Saturday, Jun 5 - Sunday, Jun 27
North Suburbs
M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum - Wenham
Join in this months M is for Museum and Poppets Playdates programs OUTSIDE at the Wenham Museum Junes programs are part of the Wenham Museums...
Friday, Jun 11
Lawrence Carnival - Lawrence
The carnival is coming to Lawrence!!! Rides, games, food and fun for the whole family! Come down to Lawrence and have some fun together with your family!
Thurs, Jun 10 - Sun, Jun 20
Drop-in Art Making at PEM - Salem
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired...
Sat, Sun, Apr 5 - Sep 5
Golf Tournament for Independence - Methuen
The Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP), a disability services and advocacy nonprofit, is hosting a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June...
Monday, Jun 14
Fresh Beets Kerouac Park Concert Series - Lowell
Fresh Beets and the city will be bringing live outdoor entertainment to downtown Lowell this spring and summer. THIS WEEK: Jasper Crystal Wizard - Storytelling with RnB vocals.
Saturday June 12
Outdoor Dance Classes - Lynn
Outdoor Dance Classes this Summer at Red Rock Park in Lynn for ages 3.5-8 Ballet for ages 3.5-5 and Jazz Hop for ages 6-8. Get your mini dancing...
Every Monday, Jun 14 - Aug 23
Virtual/Online Events
EurekaFest 2021
Join us for this year's virtual EurekaFest celebration to honor young inventors This year's event will be held online over a three-day period...
Tuesday, Jun 15 - Thursday, Jun 17
Du Bois Orchestra Livestream
Join the Du Bois Orchestra as we present the inaugural performance with our new artistic director and conductor, Dominique Hoskin, on Friday,...
Friday, Jun 11
Story Explorers Pride Pop-Up
Join us for a special Pride month themed pop-up Story Explorers online program Act, move, and create a visual art project based on the childrens...
Saturday, Jun 12
Watertown Children's Theatre Spring Voice Concert
Join us for a springtime celebration of song WCT private voice students will perform solo works from musical theatre, as well as some pop favorites....
Saturday, Jun 12
Celebrate Pride 2021 with the Boston Gay Men’s Choruse
This virtual concert's music will stir, inspire and bring joy as we celebrate LGBTQ+ dignity and diversity.
Sat & Sun, June 12 & 13
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
This hilarious play based on Louis Sachars beloved book series explores the mysterious happenings at Wayside School, where nothing is what it...
Fri, Sat, Jun 11 - Jun 12
AstroNights LIVE: A Star's Life
Join us for a FREE presentation on Zoom or YouTube, and learn how stars are born, live, and die on timescales far vaster than we can experience...
Wednesday, Jun 16
Pride Virtual Family Movie Night: Onward
Join us for our Virtual Family Movie Night showing Pixar’s “Onward.” Two teenage elf brothers living in a post-magical world embark on an epic, heartwarming adventure......
Wednesday, Jun 9
Miraculous Mammals
Join Mass Audubon Teacher Naturalist Paul Kelley on Facebook LIVE as he explores the trails at Habitat in search of our fellow furry friends,...
Thursday, Jun 10
South Suburbs
Spring Carnival at Emerald Square Mall - Attleboro
Emerald Square Mall & Simon Kidgits Club Present Kid's Carnival, a day full of entertainment, products and services just for kid's and their...
Friday, Jun 4 - Sunday, Jun 13
Dads Admitted free with Kids on Father's Day at Battleship Cove - Fall River
Let Dad be a kid again Dads visiting Battleship Cove with their children on Father's Day will receive Free admission. Save 15% off merchandise...
Sunday, Jun 20
PJ Library Bubble Magic - Sharon
Burst out of your COVID ''bubble'' and enjoy our bubble show. Using wands and nets of all shapes and sizes, Bubbles McGee will captivate you...
Sunday, Jun 13
2021 Provincetown Film Festival - Provincetown
This 10-day festival showcases over 80 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features, short films, and...
Wednesday, Jun 16 - Friday, Jun 25
Gone Fishing with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's - Foxboro
Kids can experience the excitement of fishing at in-store catch-and-release ponds and earn an FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) First Fish Certificate...
Saturday, Jun 12 - Sunday, Jun 13
Rhode Island
Dads Receive Free Admission at Newport Car Museum - Rhode Island
The Newport Car Museum is welcoming back families and friends by extending its traditional Dads FREE Fathers Day special to a full week to...
Wednesday, Jun 16 - Wednesday, Jun 23
Newport Cup - Newport International Polo Series - Rhode Island
Witness the action field-side as the home-team, USA/Newport, takes on weekly challengers from home and abroad in this 30th Anniversary season...
Saturday, Jun 12
West Suburbs
Arlington Greek Festival - Arlington
The Saint Athanasius Festival is one of Arlingtons largest cultural events which draws thousands of people from all over the country. Enjoy...
Sat, Sun, Jun 11 - Jun 13
Outdoor Movie Screening of Little Women at Concord Museum
The Concord Museum and the Orchard House celebrate Louisa May Alcott and the film adaptation of her famous novel Little Women! Bring the whole family for an outdoor movie under the stars on the Museum lawn.
Thur, Jun 10
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Strawberry Shortcake - Dover
In this hands-on cooking class Chef Thi will work with you to create both a perfect classic Strawberry Shortcake as well as an amazing variety...
Saturday, Jun 12
Fathers Day BBQ & Blues - Dover
Your ticket price includes barbecue, sides and non-alcoholic beverages. We are not able to accommodate any specific food requests. Outside alcohol...
Sunday, Jun 20
Hike with Goats at Chestnut Hill Farm - Southborough
You will be accompanied by a farm staff member as you and your new goat friend make your way around the farm and its trails.
Sunday, Jun 13
Drop Into Art at Danforth Art Museum - Framingham
Drop Into Art offers a day of learning and discovery at the Danforth Art Museum every second Sunday of the month. Explore the galleries, be inspired...
Sunday, Jun 13
PJ Library Summer Kickoff - Newton
Kick off summer with a live, outdoor performance by Drumatix at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC on Sunday, June 13 from 1:30-2:30pm Drumatix combines...
Sunday, Jun 13
Unity Farm Sanctuary 2021 Dudley Festival - Fostering a Culture of Kindness - Sherborn
Join Dudley the Scottish Highland Bull and all his farm animal friends for his 6th Birthday Party Celebration. There will be Art, Live Music,...
Saturday, Jun 12
Spring into Art - Sudbury
More than 40 artists will be showing and selling their work in a beautiful outdoor setting. Covid safety protocols will be taken into account...
Saturday, Jun 12
The Caterpillar Lab at Discovery Museum - Acton
Discovery Museum hosts The Caterpillar Lab. Get up close to a huge variety of New England caterpillar species showcased on open-air displays....
Tuesday, Jun 8 - Sunday, Jun 20
Henna Workshop - Weston
Join us on the Weston Art & Innovation Center Patio for a lesson on the history and timeless art of body painting with henna. Discover the wondrous...
Saturday, Jun 12
Sunset Family Walk (Ages 3-10)- Boylston
Explore our mile-long loop trail and enjoy the summer sunset on this guided nature walk. Practice observational skills, study local plants and animals, and enjoy the sights and sounds as we stroll along trails.
Thursday, Jun 10
Central Mass
Wild Hideaways: Designed for Adventure - Boylston
Visitors will be invited to explore a fantastical collection of interactive, outdoor hideaways inspired by art and nature, and custom designed...
Tuesday, Jun 1 - Thursday, Sep 30
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