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April Vacation Week, Celebration of Children’s Literacy

Things for families to do in Massachusetts

April Vacation Week, Celebration of Children’s Literacy

Everyone tells stories. Stories express ideas and emotions. There are lots of ways to tell a story, books, oral storytelling, puppets, music, dance, pictures, and poetry. Everyday enjoy: Read alouds, Kamishibai Japanese picture stories, book nooks throughout the Museum, live plays, arts and science activities such as making flip books, bookmarks, and zoetropes, and literacy resources shared by community organizations including Boston Public Library, READ Boston and Raising a Reader.

When: 
Monday April 17 – Saturday April 22

Spend April Vacation with Blue Man Group

April Vacation in Boston for NorthShore Families and Kids

Spend April School Vacation with Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group knows that long school breaks can be a challenge to any parent’s sanity. Seemingly endless days to fill with fun outings and activities...what to do? ‭Don’t panic! Blue Man has a full schedule of FREE Face Painting and neighborhood restaurant deals that will make your ‭planning 100% easier, and make you look like the ROCK STAR parent you are. 

When: 
April 15 to 23, 2017

MOS: May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Boston Museum of Science

May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Join us for this ArtWeek screening of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on a very special date and be one of the first to experience our new nightlife series, Summer Thursdays. This screening is a preview of what's to come in the summer when the first Thursday of each month will feature one of your favorite science fiction films in the immersive setting of the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

When: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

MOS: Chocolate - The Exhibition

Boston Museum of Science Chocolate The Exhibition

The Museum of Science, Boston unveils its newest exhibition, Chocolate, exploring every aspect of “the world’s perfect food," so described by nutrition researcher Michael Levin. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit examines chocolate’s unique place in history, ecology and popular culture. It reveals where chocolate is grown and how it’s made, from the most luxurious confections to the mass-produced treats doled out on Halloween.

When: 
Exhibiting now through May 7, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New England Boat Show

The New England Boat Show in Boston Massachusetts

The 2017 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise, February 11-19, 2017. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine-days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and on-the-water accessories.

Museum of Science Presents Da Vinci —The Genius

Museum of Science brings to Boston Da Vinci –The Genius—a vibrant, interactive exhibition that explores every aspect of Leonard da Vinci’s world-changing innovations in the arts, science, medicine, engineering and design.
 
Through life-size interpretations of the great thinker’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art, the exhibit, will immerse visitors in the richness of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable work as a maker, painter, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The exhibit features more than 200 exhibit pieces including full-scale recreations of inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous painting, “Mona Lisa.” Museum-goers will be able to interact with many of these displays to gain an up-close, hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.

When: 
On Exhibit Through February 26, 2017

Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

Meet the Authors of Minimalist Parenting Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest!

Minimalist Parenting, written by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest is an invaluable guide to making family life simple and fun. The new book offers a fresh approach to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. Isis Maternity & Parenting invites you to celebrate the Minimalist Parenting Book Launch at their Boston location inside the Prudential Center, Boston. All proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes.

When: 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in 20th-century picture book art, and “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey” provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to enter the author’s delightful world.

When: 
November 25, 2016 – June 18, 2017

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Larcom Theater, Larcom Theatre - Beverly MA

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

Monday, July 20

PJ Library Mommy and Me - online

Chabad of Peabody and Lappin Foundation
Chabad of Peabody and Lappin Foundation invite parents/caregivers and children ages 3 and younger to enjoy a morning of socializing and meeting new friends, creative music and movement and Jewish themes, free play and a snack.
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 21

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,...

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

AJH: Persist - A Support Group for Recovering Moms - Haverhill

Support group for moms at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families
Anna Jaques Hospital offers a fantastic support group for new moms. Persist - A Recovery Support Group for Moms. You are the most important person when it comes to the care of your baby, which means taking care of yourself is a vital step in your motherhood journey. Join us – with your baby! – for...
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Color Me Tuesdays at Growing Smile Pediatric Dentristry - Peabody

Growing Smile Pediatric Dentistry and Braces in Peabody MA
Need something fun to do this summer? We've got you covered! Stop by Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Braces every Tuesday for a different coloring activity. Every Tuesday at 3pm.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, July 22

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,...

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

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-6 Weeks

Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques Hospital is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. This new group (for moms, grandmothers, and female caregivers only) is focused...
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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