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

Manchester Festival by the Sea celebrates art on Cape Ann and the local bounty o

"Celebrating locally grown art, music, and food" in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous. Featuring local talent including musical and artistic performers alike, visitors will enjoy music, art, food, and good times while taking in the sights of Masconomo Park. This family-friendly festival will feature free fun and excitement for all ages all day long! Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods! For more information, please contact Ken Riehl.

 

 

Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V

Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2, 2014, hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and FREE 90 harbor tours aboard local schooners including Schooner Fame , Schooner Ardelle and Sea Shuttle's Endeavour! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!

 

Teens are invited to Ipswich River Walk for a concert featuring The Cranks!

Teens are invited to a free Gnarly Charlie concert on the Ipswich River Walk! The Ipswich Recreation and Culture Department continues the IT’S (Ipswich Teen Saturdays) concert series featuring the Cranks! Come join the fun at the Riverwalk Patio on Saturday night at 8! The series will end with an outdoor movie at the Town Hall Athletic Fields on August 16. All ages invited, but parents should know this is an unsupervised event!

 

Entrain brings rock funk jam music to the Newburyport Waterfront Park

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to enjoy Funk Jam music by the sea with Entrain! Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece band Entrain has been thrilling audiences since its inception.

Entrain - "C Drum Blues" & "All That Good"

 

World Series Champions. Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp in Beverly MA for Kids ages

Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp offer children ages 5 – 13 of all abilities the ultimate Major League Camp Experience. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current Red Sox player and a tour of the field at Fenway Park in a full Red Sox uniform.

 

Shore Country Day School Summer Programs. Beverly MA

Summer Shore Camps run June 16 through August 22.

Summer Shore Camps including Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp and Boston Children’s Theatre.

Shore Country Day School offers a variety of Summer Shore Camps focusing on both sports and enrichment. Full- and half-day camps are available and welcome students in grades 1-10.

  • Summer Shore Sports Camps are designed to give young athletes an opportunity to develop skills and enhance game play.
  • Summer Shore Enrichment Camps, serving kids in grades 1-9, allows children to hone their talents and explore new passions through various avenues.

NEW! Shore Country Day School has formed a creative and collaborative partnership with Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) to bring BCT’s Summer Studio program to the North Shore for students ages 9 – 19 between June and August.

BCT will bring its respected pre-professional summer studios program to Shore’s campus where students will perform in the school’s new state of the art 375-seat theater. Summer Studio attendees will also have access to the school’s dynamic Center for Creativity, which includes classrooms for all arts disciplines and studios, and eventually the hallmark Innovation Lab. For more information, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

 

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann

The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!

 

Grupo Fantasia brings Spicy Latino flavored music to Castle Hill on the Crane Es

Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy." Gates for these events open at 5:00 pm.

 

Beatlejuice is the leading Beatles cover band in New England

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to enjoy Beatles music by the sea with Beatlejuice! Beatlejuice doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship, and true respect for their heroes.

 

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!

 

The Newbuyrport Yankee Homecoming Bed Race is an annual event in Newburyport hosted by the Lions Club of Newburyport.  The race is a ¼ mile team sprint down Federal Street to the finish line. Each team consists of 3 pushers, 2 pullers and a 'sleeper', and the goal is to get to the finish line with the bed and sleeper in the fastest time!   This is a fun event for the communityr and always draws a big crowd.  Come cheer on your favorite team, or just watch the fun!

 

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

 

Explore the Coolidge Point Reservation with the Trustees of Reservations!

Curiosity companions explore Bungalow Hill, Clarke's Pond, and Ocean Lawn discovering the wonders of nature-with all senses. This program is for young children accompanied by their favorite adult, who are guided around the Coolidge Estate by a trained 'Curiosity Companion'.

 

Tour the Newburyport Coast Guard station as part of Yankee Homecoming

The Coast Guard Station in Newburyport stands as a testament to over 100 years of service to the opening of the Merrimack River and the coastal regions from the North Shore to Portsmouth, NH. All are invited for a special tour of the facility and get a close-up look at the inner workings of this very busy station.

 

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

 

Volunteers are needed at Long Hill and Sedgewick Gardens in Beverly!

The Trustees of Reservations need your help to prepare and plant Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. Help us “Push the Petals” from our plants! We need your help to prepare the growing rows, plant and maintain Long Hill's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. We have a range of projects available for all abilities, from seeding, planting and weeding, to deadheading. Choose to come on Mondays in the summer to help cut many blooming stems to go to the Beverly Farmer’s Market or help cover shifts for the public picking of the flowers in the summer or just show up on any Thursday. There are many opportunities for many volunteers. Dig in and have fun with a great group of fellow volunteers!

 

YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.

 

Come watch a FREE showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the waterf

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

The sweet sounds of country music is what Massachussetts native, country music singer/songwriter Jillian Cardarelli grew up on, and she bring that music to the Newburyport Waterfront for Yankee Homecoming!

 

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kids' Day in the Park

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades. The Parade will be from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Children’s activities include children’s games, music, face painting and much more. Food will be available.

Location: Atkinson Common

 

Lowell Summer Music Series: Kids Performances. Visit Lowell Massachusetts.

As part of the Lowell Summer Music Series, a special series of kids performances takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Activities include make-and-take art at 10 a.m., a performance at 11 a.m., and National Trolley Park rides at noon.

 

Vist Wenham Museum

See what happens when artists of today are inspired by the toys, textiles, and trends of yesteryear.Come and find out at the Wenham Museum! Nine New England artists have taken a close look at the huge collection of vintage and antique toys and other artifacts at the museum and have been inspired to create bright, brilliant, and sometimes very funny new art! Kids and adults will be inspired to make their own art right in the gallery and climb into a life–size version of a toy that inspired the art.

Location: Wenham Museum

 

Trident Art Gallery, Gloucester MA Artists, Cape Ann Artists

Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai. The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 5–7pm.  The artist will be at Trident Gallery for conversation Saturday, August 2, 5–7pm, and will lead a discussion of her work on Sunday, August 17, 5–6pm.

Location: Trident Gallery

 

Lynnfield MA, Market Street family entertainment, Things to do, events for famil

Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield's Music in the Square. Enjoy a new style of music each week until August 21st. The outdoor musical concert series is great time for families, friends and neighbors to meet up and enjoy the summer season together and the kids always enjoy meeting new friends.

July 31 – Horizon and the Horns (Boston Cover Band)
August 7 – Ryan Brooks Kelly Band (Country) - Opening act for Keith Urban
August 14 – Studio Two (Beatles Tribute Band)
August 21 – The Shana Stack Band (Country) - New England Music Award Winner - Country Act of the Year

Weather permitting. Rain date on Friday.

 

The 24th Annual High street Mile includes categories for kids races!

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 24th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will start at Atkinson Common. This is a fast, flat USATF certified straight line course (USATF certification MA07009JK). Separate start times based on age division and sex. Proceeds benefit the River Rivals (Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket, Triton) XC and T&F programs.