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

NPL celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a screening of "Miss Navaho"

NPL celebrates Native American Heritage Month! Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary "Miss Navajo." The role of women and tradition in Dine (Navajo) culture is explored through a young girl's quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown. All are welcome to this free event!


NMYO is performing a benefit concert to help the ipswich Food Pantry!

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will perform a Thanksgiving concert to benefit the Ipswich Community Food Pantry. Come enjoy great music presented by some of the most talented youngsters on the North Shore and help the food pantry when it is needed the most - the week of Thanksgiving!


Ipswich Museum by Candlelight

Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for Museum by Candlelight! The Museum's 1677 John Whipple House and 1657 replica Alexander Knight House will be open after dark and lit with candles as part of the town's two-week celebration of "Ipswich is First . . . Period."  Free (donations always welcome).

Location: Ipswich Museum


MIT's chain reaction competition is the Friday following Thanksgiving!

Whether it's the reaction induced between one creative contraption and another equally crafty contrivance, or the joyful reactions sparked on the faces of the spectators, the MIT Museum Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind, must-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat. 


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!


come celebrate Native American History Month at Sawyer Free Library in Glouceste

Sawyer Free Library celebrates native American History Month with 'Fast Hawk', a member of the Micmac Northeast American Tribe! He will be bringing feathers, claws, animal skulls, a talking stick, pipes, stories, dances and more to this informative celebration!  All ages welcome. No sign-ups required. Part of the Middle Street Harvest Festival.


Aristides Rivas and Eglė Jarkova will perform at the Danvers Public Library

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers present an afternoon of classical music featuring violinist Eglė Jarkova and cellist Aristides Rivas as they perform the works of G.P. Telemann, Reinhold Gliere, M. Ravel, and G.F. Handel.  There will be light refreshments after the concert.


The Boston Ballet will host a Free Story Hour at the Danvers Public Library

Come join The Boston Ballet for a reading of The Nutcracker , a story about a young girl named Clara who is given a special gift and goes on a magical adventure.


Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

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 socilaizing and engaging in cooperative play.


Middle Street Gloucester comes alive with music and fun for the Harvest Festival

There's a lot going during the Harvest Festival on Middle Street in Gloucester!  Come to the Middle Street Harvest Festival for live music, museum tours, the Thanksgiving Cape Ann Farmers Market, a craft fair and chowder luncheon, story time and crafts for the kids, tours of the Gloucester Fire Station and more! A benefit concert will take place to raise funds for the Grace Center at Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester.  The Middle Street Harvest Festival is sponsored by Bank Gloucester and other local businesses.


Find books for children north of Boston. Fundraisers, parties and storytime with

Jana Harris is currently scheduling Barefoot Book Parties, Storytime and Fundraisering events for Fall and Winter 2014/2015. Share stories, connect families, inspire children and earn amazing host rewards. Free books! 

Find and enjoy books, games, puppets and puzzles that will stay with your family for years to come. Jana Harris - 978-304-9028.


Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2014 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.


Register to have Tea with Santa at the Crane Estate in Ipswich!

Welcome the start of the holiday season at Castle Hill! You'll be amazed by the Great House's lavish floral displays, 10' tall glittering trees, and other amazing holiday displays designed by the North Shore's finest florists and designers. For the little ones, make a reservation for Tea with Santa, in the Great House ballroom. Seatings available at 12Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM.


Discount tickets to Boston family events. Holiday event tickets at 50% off

Announcing the Eleventh Annual MAYOR’S HOLIDAY!
Thousands of half-priced tickets to over 130 beloved holiday performances throughout Greater Boston including:


Take a cruise with Santa aboard the Beauport Princess out of Gloucester!

Beauport Princess Cruiseline is creating a new Holiday Tradition, and you're invited! Take a cruise aboard the Beauport Princess around Gloucester Harbor, sing holiday carols with elves, listen to a reading of 'The Night Before Christmas', and enjoy a visit from Santa himself!


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