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Boston Harborfest 2018

Boston Harborfest

Boston Harborfest is a 37-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and history.

With  more than 100 activities and attractions over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, fireworks over Boston Harbor, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, an oyster festival, boat tours, live entertainment and an art show.

When: 
Thursday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MFA: Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century

Museum exhibits at Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

In the dynamic world of 18th-century Europe, people, ideas, and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Salons rich with opulent paintings and furnishings hummed with intellectual exchange, gossip, and flirtation. To a person like Giacomo Casanova—smart and confident, boastful and scheming—the possibilities must have seemed limitless.

When: 
July 8–October 8, 2018

Bunker Hill Day Parade 2018

Bunker Hill Day Parade 2018

The 2018 Bunker Hill Day Parade is Sunday, June 10, beginning at 12:30 PM in Charlestown.

The parade commemorates the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolution, fought on Breed's Hill in Charlestown on June 17, 1775.

Mayor Marty Walsh will participate, along with local marching bands and musicians, fire trucks, police motorcycles, military personnel and floats sponsored by local buisnesses.

When: 
Sunday, June 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Open House free admission event for north shore families

The Museum of Fine Arts will honor Memorial Day with an Open House and will waive all admission fees. Visitors can enjoy complimentary admission to the MFA's galleries, family activities and performances.

Spend your Memorial Day at the Museum and enjoy engaging performances and activities for visitors of all ages. Taking place on Monday, May 28, 2018 the free event will feature special programs and activities.

When: 
Monday, May 28, 2018 from 10am-5pm

"Lilac Day" at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Educational Program for Families North of Boston Arnold Arboretum Harvard

Take part in a beloved Boston tradition! Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a day long celebration. Tours of the lilacs, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities make for a memorable, family day.

When: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MFA Boston: Vacation Week Adventures

Museum of Fine Arts Children's Vacation Activities

From dragons and unicorns to ancient Egyptian objects, the Museum of Fine Arts is filled with artworks both magical and mythical. Make art, enjoy performances, go on a family art walk, and listen to spellbinding children’s stories. Enjoy free drop-in activities all week. All ages and abilities welcome; kids are free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Enjoy free drop-in activities all week, supported by the Cogan Family Foundation.

When: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Friday, April 20, 2018
Special hours: Wed, April 18, 10 am–8 pm

Get Outside This April Vacation Cruises with Charles Riverboat Company

Vacation fun for families and children

Bring the kids and spend April School Vacation week with us! Enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers!

When: 
Daily Cruises Available April 17th – April 21st

The Magic Beans Drool Baby Expo

Boston's Premier Baby Expo! Thank You Eli and Sheri Gurock of Magic Beans!

The Drool Baby Expo is an exciting event created by Magic Beans, Boston’s premier source for baby gear and toys.  It’s an exclusive expo that lets you connect with all the best brands in the baby industry for a one-night crash course on all things baby-related. I'm delighted to have an event like the Drool Baby Expo in Boston to explore what's available for baby gear, in a very short amount of time. Reserve your tickets today. Space is limited. VIP Tickets are available but sell out FAST.

When: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 3-9 p.m.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Faneuil Hall - Boston

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Events Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Join us on Saturday, March 24th for our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! The clue sheets and baskets will begin right at 11:30 am and the event lasts until all eggs are found. Pick up your Easter basket and clue sheet then solve the clues to figure out which businesses around Faneuil Hall are hiding all the candy filled eggs! This event is free and meant for children ages 1-13 years old accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited, please show up right at the start time.

This event registraion fills quickly. Call ahead to confirm registration. 617) 523-1300

When: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:30 to 1:30
Call ahead to confirm registration

WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival - WGBH at Symphony Hall Boston

WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival - WGBH Boston Events for Kids

99.5 WCRB presents the 19th annual Classical Cartoon Festival. Kids of all ages will enjoy their favorite Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen, along with live performances, visits from beloved PBS children's characters, and more.

Experience vintage animations as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen!

Celebrate the classic characters you love at our annual Cartoon Fest. This year features the work of the beloved American animator Chuck Jones, who is best known for his work with Warner Bros. on classic Looney Tunes shorts. Between 1933 and 1996, Jones created memorable characters like Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and many more. Don’t miss this fantastic annual festival that’s fun for the whole family!

Roving Costume characters include Curious George, Peep, Clifford, Super Why, Princess Presto, Arthur, and Digit!

When: 
March 24, 2018, 10am-4pm
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Adirondack Leadership Program at Gordon College’s La Vida Center

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event
Don't miss the Children's Drop and Shop Spring and Summer consignment sales event at Pingree School, Hamilton MA, for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture. Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used Spring and Summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear,...

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 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

Andover Farmers' Market

Find Fresh Local Produce at the Andover Massachusetts Farmers Market North of Boston
The Andover Farmers' Market offers educational programming and promotes healthy eating, local economies, sustainability, and community spirit by providing fresh, local produce, baked and prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted goods. At the Andover Farmers’ Market pick up fresh, local, and healthy...
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Second Saturday - Faces of the Community

Cape Ann residents of all ages are invited to join Museum Educator Kendall Reynolds for a collograph printmaking workshop!
The Museum is free all day for Cape Ann residents on the second Saturday of every month in 2020! The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. From 10am to 12pm, families are invited to tour the galleries or take a free workshop in the Activity Center. Each...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Support Zoo New England's Bottle Drive

Camp Ann Family Chariy Events and Fundraisers for North Shore Families. Children
Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo to support their annual fundraiser to benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England - the non-profit organization that pr
Where: Stone Zoo
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Public Skate & Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Friday, July 17

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

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

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
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 socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Saturday, July 18

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event
Don't miss the Children's Drop and Shop Spring and Summer consignment sales event at Pingree School, Hamilton MA, for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture. Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used Spring and Summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear,...

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Andover Farmers' Market

Find Fresh Local Produce at the Andover Massachusetts Farmers Market North of Boston
The Andover Farmers' Market offers educational programming and promotes healthy eating, local economies, sustainability, and community spirit by providing fresh, local produce, baked and prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted goods. At the Andover Farmers’ Market pick up fresh, local, and healthy...
10:00 am to 2:00 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

Public Skate & Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Sunday, July 19

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event

Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event
Don't miss the Children's Drop and Shop Spring and Summer consignment sales event at Pingree School, Hamilton MA, for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture. Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used Spring and Summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear,...
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