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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical in Boston

Boston theatergoers will know that sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty when Matilda The Musical opens on June 14 at the Boston Opera House. The Tony-nominated smash hit Broadway show will play through June 26.

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda Wormwood dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

When: 
June, 14 - 26, 2016 - Check the schedule for availability and times

Boston Book Festival Presents Hubbub

Boston Book Festival Hubbub for Kids

Join us in Copley Square for the second annual Hubbub: Creative Commotion, brought to you by the Boston Book Festival! Featuring literary headliner Rosemary Wells, theater company The Story Pirates, plus dozens of other free programs for kids and families, including music, dance, visual arts, science & technology, and much more!

Hubbub is a new festival celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families. Hubbub is presented by the Boston Book Festival, but books are just the beginning of what kids and families will discover.

When: 
Saturday, June 4 at 9 AM - 4 PM
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Celebrate World Oceans Day with the Aquarium!

New England Aquarium Events for NorthShore Kids and Families

Join the New England Aquarium to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 5 with a fun, family-friendly festival right here on Central Wharf! World Oceans Day is a time to celebrate the efforts of our entire community in protecting the blue planet. The New England Aquarium is inviting the public to a family-friendly festival that showcases the conservation efforts of community groups and organizations.

When: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day on the Field at Gillette Stadium

Celebrate Father’s Day on the Field at Gillette Stadium

Celebrate Father’s Day this year by treating dad to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon’s fourth annual Field Day with Dad event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Gillette Stadium field. Tickets are on sale now at www.thehallatpatriotplace.com.

The June 19th event will feature access to the Gillette Stadium field where you will be able to toss a football inside the home of the four-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots (please note that natural grass will be covering the field for the Copa America Centenario international soccer tournament), take photos with Patriots Cheerleaders, tour the Patriots’ locker room and enjoy Patriots–themed inflatables. Event tickets also include admission to The Hall, which features two floors of interactive football entertainment and history.

When: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 10AM to 1PM
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Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour.

Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song.

Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre, and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

When: 
May 10 - 15, 2016.

Boston Pops: Puppets Take The Pops

Boston Pops Puppets Take the Pops

The Boston Pops collaborates with University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program in a stunning evening of grand symphonic music illustrated by imaginative puppet creations of all kinds and sizes. These aren't your kids handpuppets: alumni puppeteers have performed in The Lion King, Sesame Street, Avenue Q, and others. Performances will include Peter and the Wolf, and newly-commissioned performances to the classics of Pops' favorite Leroy Anderson.

Join us for an imaginative evening spectacular for the senses, for all ages!

When: 
May 21, 2016 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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Final Week! Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour

Big Apple Circus in Boston 2016

Big Apple Circus' new production "The Grand Tour," according to press notes, "transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel ear, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains and automobiles. The troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band."

When: 
March 24 - May 8, 2016
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What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other.

Boston Children's Museum Lunch and Learn Series

Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series will be held Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 am-1:15 pm. Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot will speak on the importance of the parent-teacher relationship and its impact on the lives of children.

Please invite your friends and colleagues to this wonderful event. Below you will find a flyer with more information. If you cannot attend yourself, but would like to support our efforts, consider purchasing a ticket(s) to sponsor a teacher/child care provider’s attendance. Simply register for yourself and then send an email to Debbie Amato at Amato@BostonChildrensMuseum.org letting her know that this is your intent.

 

To register, please visit our website: http://community.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/lunchandlearnmay2016

When: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Animals: Machines in Motion

Museum of Science, Boston

Discover the marvels of natural engineering in Animals: Machines in Motion! Explore how a variety of living and extinct species — from microbes and trees to fish and mammals — have evolved to live on Earth. See how humans draw upon the adaptations of living and extinct species for modern innovations such as prosthetic limbs.

When: 
On Exhibit, Sunday, February 14 through Sunday, May 8, 2016.

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Reid's Ride

Reid's Ride is a true North Shore event where participants travel at their own pace along the town and country roads of Essex County
Reid's Ride, now in its 15th year, is a true North Shore event where participants travel at their own pace along the town and country roads of Essex County to travel from Lynnfield to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  This nationally recognized annual fundraiser 28 mile ride is perfect for all ages and...

Spirit of Place Outdoor Exhibit

Red Owl sculpture by Andreas von Huene part of the Spirit in Place Exhibit at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. The “Spirit of Place" exhibition includes 32 pieces created by New England's finest sculptors and placed in...

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works!
U. S. National Park Rangers host free tours at the Saugus Iron Works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon...

Todd Farm Market

Come to Todd Farm on Sunday - A classic New England Fleas Market in Rowley Massachusetts!
From early Spring to late Fall, Todd Farm is a great Sunday destination for families!  Head to the farm and explore the outdoor award-winning Market featuring up to 240 vendors from all over New England and New York!
5:00 am to 3:00 pm

Magnolia Farmers Market

Come enjoy the Magnolia Farmers Market on Lexington Ave every Sunday!
The Magnolia Community Farmer’s Market will reopen in June of 2019 with a new line up of vendors, followers, entertainment and community purpose.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, meat, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:30am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Swampscott Farmer's Market

The Swampscott Farmers Market happens every Sunday through October.
Rain or shine, the Swampscott Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of produce, meats, fish, breads, flowers and crafts from farmers, food producers, and artisans from around Massachusetts and nearby New England states. Anchoring the market, Swampscott will have Clark Farm providing a large...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 7, 2018.
The North Andover Farmers' Market brings local produce and foods to the heart of North Andover every Sunday!  The market will take place in the center of town at the intersection of First Street and Main Street.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Stevens-Coolidge Place Cutting Garden

Pick Your Own Bouquet at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place
In addition to pick-your-own favorites like zinnias, cosmos and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. The garden is fun for all ages and there is always something new to learn! Please note there is a fee to cut flowers and picking is only available at...
10:00 am to 4:00 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

Family Open House: Butterflies & Bugs

Joppa Flats will have Free indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families!
Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor nature activities, art projects, and live insects! July is the time to see such winged wonders as American ladies, swallowtails, monarchs, skippers, and more. At Joppa Flats, you'll see wild...
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cat's Meow Sundays

Kids will have a blast exploring the Trustees of Reservations Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Mrs. Crane’s cat has gone missing and there’s a party tonight! Only you can help the household staff find the cat AND get ready for the party at the same time!
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Wagon Rides at Appleton Farms

Wagon rides at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts. Photo: ©2011 Bill O'Connor
Wagon Rides are new to Appleton Farms this summer! What better way than to spend a summer day on the farm. Hop aboard our hay wagon and go for a ride past our vegetable fields and out to the great pasture. Enjoy our rolling landscape, maybe spot some cows grazing and enjoy being outside! The ride...
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Soapstone Quarry Hike

Hike to the soap stone quarry at Harold Parker State Forest
Meet at Campground Nature Center- For ages 6 and up. This is a moderate guided hike to the remnants of the Jenkins family blue soapstone quarry.  A great way to learn about the park’s history and resources while getting some exercise. 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

TitO presents The Tempest

Theater in the Open presents a Shakespeare's The Tempest at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport Massachusetts
Theater in the Open continues its 40th Anniversary Season with William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" directed by Stephen Haley. Join us for a play about love, loss, and magic as we celebrate 40 years as a company! Free and open to the public. There is a small parking fee at the State Park.
4:00 pm

Milking Time at Appleton Farms

Come see the Appleton Farms milking cow herd in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Join us Every Sunday at 4PM to see our Jersey heard being milked. See the cows bring brought in from pasture, get a look at the milking up close and ask our dairy farmer a few questions! Perfect for kids and adults alike. While you are here take a peek in the cheese kitchen viewing room, visit with...
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sundays in Patton Park 2019

North Shore Free Concerts for North Shore Families at Patton Park in Hamilton Massachusetts
Come enjoy community and music each Sunday in Patton Park! Dust off your lawn chairs and bring your picnic down to the park on Sunday evenings. We have a fantastic line up of bands this summer ---presented by Institution for Savings Bank and sponsored by The Community House, Town of Hamilton, HW...
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free Movies at Lynch Park: Jumanji

Kids and families are invited to Lynch Park for a free showing of Jumanji!
Enjoy a free showing of popular family oriented films at Lynch Park in Beverly! Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must...
Where: Lynch Park
8:00 pm

Thursday, July 25

Crane Estate Picnic Concert - Disco Dream

Shake your booty on the Grande Allée at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts with Disco Dream!
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...
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday, July 26

Annual National Sand Sculpting Festival

The Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is a fun family event that inspires the inner artist in all of us! Massachusetts
The Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is a fun family event that inspires the inner artist in all of us! The festival is a greatly anticipated annual summer event in the Greater Boston area with approximately 900,000 attendees. Master sand sculptors from around the world compete...

Greek Food Festival

Newburyport Greek Food Festival - a Yankee Homecoming tradition at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Annual Greek Food Festival. Featuring assorted Greek Foods and Pastries such as Gyro, Lamb Shanks, Lamb and Chicken Souvlaki (Kabobs), Spinach Pie, Pastichio, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiethes and Much, Much More! Live Greek Music Friday and Saturday night 5-9pm!

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works!
U. S. National Park Rangers host free tours at the Saugus Iron Works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon...

Spirit of Place Outdoor Exhibit

Red Owl sculpture by Andreas von Huene part of the Spirit in Place Exhibit at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. The “Spirit of Place" exhibition includes 32 pieces created by New England's finest sculptors and placed in...

Olde Ipswich Days

Olde Ipswich Days brings art, crafts, food and music to the S. Village Green in Ipswich Massachusetts!
On the last weekend of July, artisans and fine craftsfolk from all over New England will show and sell their work on the South Village Green in Ipswich, MA. Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, browse the booths and do some early holiday shopping, or make...
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wee Farmers at Appleton Farms

Wee Farmers at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts. Photo: ©2011 Bill O'Connor
Wee Farmers is designed for our 3-5 year old friends who want to explore the farm, meet our animals, and get a taste of what Farm Camp is like at Appleton!
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Art and Creative Classes at Artcie Studio

Art and Creative Classes at Artcie Studio in Hamilton MA
Artcie Studio summer classes are all about being creative, getting inspired and becoming educated in art!  Our instructors are trained artists and teachers who have been teaching fine art to children and adults for 15 plus years, and our newest instructor has been with us for 2 years.  Our goal at...
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 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
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