North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

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. The parade will also include the Essex County Sheriffs Honor Guard, Beverly High School Band, Classic Cars, Junior ROTC group and many other local groups and bands. All military vehicles will be on display at the American Legion Spear Post after the parade.


Butterfly Walk at Ward Reservation

Spring Has Sprung! Enjoy the Best of the Season at the Ward Reservation! The volunteer Ward Reservation Property Committee will offer free Thursday morning experiences sharing the story of the best of property from multiple perspectives. An experienced expert who is on the Property Committee will lead each session. In this session Howard Hoople will share his knowledge of the butterflies that migrate through the Ward Reservation habitat! 


Glen Urquhart for Preschoolers

Glen Urquhart School welcomes Preschoolers this season. Children will enjoy the free Story Hour with Sharon Carter Grimes on Tuesdays for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years in the Glen Urquhart School Lower School Library. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.


Shore Country Day School Summer Programs. Beverly MA Boston Children’s Theatre (

Summer Shore camps are all about enjoying sun and fun through a vivid learning experience. Enroll your child today in enrichment, S.T.E.A.M., sports or theater camp and get ready to hear about how this is the best summer ever!
Check out for dates and details on the camps listed below. E-mail Alyssa Freda, Director of Summer Programs, at with any questions.


Hamilton Wenham Knitting Group for All ages

The knitting group at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library welcomes experienced & beginning knitters and crochet folk.

Bring your UFOs (Un-Finished Objects), get help on a problem you've encountered and learn some new techniques. The group is informal and drop-ins are welcome. A group for all ages.


Minecraft Club at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library

The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. Registration will take place on club days. The club will meet every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together.


Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-8pm.


Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M

Community Giving Tree is proud to announce the Twice Loved Toy Sale Topsfield Fairgrounds: The Trade Center, on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon. This massive toy sale is a good time to pick up top quality toys at bargain prices as contributions will go to benefit Essex County children and families in need.


Sky Zone Danvers MA for Toddlers

Sky Zone Danvers invites children age 4 and under to Toddler Time. Toddler Time at Sky Zone is a special time just for the little ones, where they can explore exciting new ways to be active, all while staying safe. All Toddler Time activities are specifically designed for young children.


At Baby Boot Camp, moms get exercise while kids have fun!

Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness classes are designed specifically to help moms get fit. It takes the place of a personal trainer at a time in your life when you need one more than ever. Classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. The stroller, resistance tubes (and even your child!) are used as an integral part of the workout. Come try it - the first class is always FREE! 


Museum of Fine Arts Boston  -  Boston International Children’s Film Festival

Intelligent and creative cinematic works for kids, and kids at heart. The festival includes two short film programs and three feature-length animated films.
“This festival is about redefining what kids’ entertainment can be,” Time Out New York.
Co-presented by New York International Children’s Film Festival.


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.


Come enjoy a Saturday morning together with your child at Manchester Public Libr

Manchester Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to a Saturday morning session Books, Msuic, Crafts and intentional time together.  For kids ages 0-8.


Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.


Boston Ballet School Northshore Summer Programs. Register online today for summe

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS Summer Program where children ages 3 and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.

We had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Kreyer, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.


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