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Monday, May 30, 2016
Seems like summer might finally be on its way!   I've got the sunscreen bottles within reach and area pools are starting to open.   We've been wearing sandels, and shorts, and freeze pops are in demand again. And with summer in the air, you'll see more and more outdoor events and activities to enjoy.  Everything from concerts and festivals, to nature trails and parks.   Explore it all.

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Family Fun for the Week of 6/1 - 6/7

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Touch Tomorrow - Worcester
Join us at TouchTomorrow, a family-friendly festival, featuring interactive science and engineering exhibits for all ages. June 11 in Worcester. Rain or shine. Admission is fr-ee.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 11, 2016

Boston Metro

Hubbub Fest - Boston
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.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

36th Cambridge Arts River Festival 2016 - Cambridge
Cambridge Arts River Festival is a fr-ee arts festival that is 35 years old. We host 5 stages, 150 arts vendors, 50+ local food purveyors, interactive art displays and community tables.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

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JCC Outdoor Pool - Newton
Relax with family and friends all summer long. FREE fitness center membership all summer. Rain guarantee: use the JCC indoor pool, too.
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Boston Public Schools Citywide Arts Festival - Boston
Performers from Boston Public Schools converge on Boston Common to celebrate the creative vision and talent of BPS students. Music, dance and theatre ensembles perform for fellow BPS students, parents, and community members.
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 - Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Boston Summer Fitness Series Kickoff - Boston
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will launch the 2016 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Copley Square.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Common Boston Festival 2016 - Boston
This new open-house festival will offer unique access to dozens of architecturally and culturally significant spaces and places - many not open to the public, and all for free! Discover and explore sacred historic sites, sky-high offices, underground entertainment venues, re-purposed mansions, unique learning spaces, private parks, and more.
Saturday June 4 - Sunday June 5, 2016

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl - Boston
Join the fun at the Scooper Bowl, the nation's largest all-you-can-eat weekday ice cream festival and the unofficial kick-off of summer in Boston at City Hall Plaza.
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 - Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

World Oceans Day - Boston
Join the New England Aquarium as we celebrate World Oceans Day on June 5 with a fun, family-friendly festival right here on Central Wharf Event is totally fr-ee and open to the public.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Community Shabbat Picnic and Family Drum Fun - Arlington
Tap into the heartbeat of Shabbat as you weave through a garden of colorful drums and bells under the open sky. Then come together to celebrate the end of the week with a community candle lighting and relaxing picnic with friends and neighbors. Bring your own picnic and blanket. Challah, grape juice and cookies provided. Register online by Thursday, June 9.
Friday, June 10 from 5:30-7pm

Kickball for All 2016 - Boston
Kickball for All will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Boston Common Baseball Field. Our event promises to be a great day of fun and fundraising
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Fr-ee Family Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo - Boston
Join the Chameleon Arts Ensemble for a fr-ee family concert with chamber music by Beethoven, Kodaly, Milhaud, Roberto Sierra, and more. Afterward, kids can drum with the Chameleons and try out their instruments.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Summer Fun at the New School of Music - Cambridge
The New School of Music kicks off the summer with our 10th Annual Family Music Festival on Sunday, June 12th. Join us for a summer full of musical fun including our World Music Explorers vacation program for ages 5-10 and group piano and ukulele classes for ages 4-6!
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Job Fair at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Boston
Spring Job Fair at Faneuil Hall Marketplace will take place in the the Upper Rotunda of Quincy Market. Part-time, full-time & seasonal positions are available.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Fort Point Festival - Boston
We are celebrating everything Fort Point, featuring food tasting from local restaurants, an outdoor Trillium Brewing beer garden, arts & crafts, live music by LoVeSeXy, plus a cornhole competition by Boston Cornhole.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

CNS Spring Family Concert with Jeff Jam - Cambridge
Cambridge Nursery School (CNS) will be hosting its annual Spring Family Concert at CNS. Live music by Jeff Jam + children's activities, a raffle, and a lunch/bake sale. Please join us! All proceeds benefit CNS, one of the oldest parent cooperative preschool programs in the country. Children: $5. Adults: $10 each; under 3: Free; Families: $20
Sunday June 5, 2016 from 11:30-2pm

Lollipops for Breakfast by Bonnie Duncan of the Gottabees - Somerville
Puppet Palooza brings the art of puppetry to east Somerville in unexpected places. Join us in East Somerville for a five-part puppetry extravaganza. Great for kids and adults and 100% fr-ee.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Massachusetts Fr-ee Fishing Weekend - Other Boston Area
Take a friend or family member fishing -- you won't need a fishing license in freshwater for these two days All other fishing regulations apply.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 - Saturday, Jun 6, 2015

North Suburbs

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Sports International Football Camp: NE Patriots Academy - Lowell
Join our New England Patriots Football Academy featuring members of the Patriots and our highly skilled coaching staff! Your player will receive an excellent football training experience at our academy this summer in Lowell. Sign up today to reserve your spot!
July 11 - 14th, 2016

Salem Arts Festival - Salem
For three days each June, this fr-ee, fun family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents.
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Winchester Block Party & Town Day - Winchester
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and watching the grand finale, fireworks.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Horn Pond Family Fishing Festival - Woburn
On the shores of the Horn Pond, cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment.. MassWildlife Angler Education Instructors will be on hand to assist angler
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Kids ArtsFEST - Haverhill
Kids ArtsFEST - A creative afternoon of great food and activities for all ages Enjoy live music and performances at this family-friendly, fr-ee community event.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Billerica Family Fishing Day - Billerica
This event is in cooperation with the Billerica Recreation Department at Nuttings Lake in Billerica, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This is a fr-ee, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Day of Kindness: North Shore Families giving back - Salem
Join InterfaithFamily/Boston and Jewish Family & Children´s Service at The House of the Seven Gables for a variety of special activities to make a difference in the lives of others in the community.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

SHREK the Musical at Danvers High School - Danvers
DHS ACTS, Danvers High School's award winning theater group, presents the fun and family-pleasing SHREK the Musical June 3-5 at Danvers High School's Armento Theatre.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 5, 2013

South Suburbs

Paragon Carousel - Hull
One of fewer than 100 'Grand' carousels remaining in the U.S. today, the Paragon Carousel touches the hearts, sparks the imaginations and ignites the creative spirits of all who visit it.
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 - Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Native Plant Sale and Open House - Marshfield
Enjoy a fr-ee day of fun for all ages. Shop for native plants and other items with guidance from onsite experts. There will be snacks, activities, and more
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Family Picnic with the Berenstain Bears at Edaville USA - Carver
Come to Edaville and meet the internationally loved original Treehouse Family. The Berenstain Bear Family will be out on our Event Field for some great photo opportunities.
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Touch-A-Truck at the JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham - Hingham
Get behind the wheel of a fire truck, explore the inside of a mobile command truck, sit in a police cruiser, have your face painted, enjoy snacks and more on Sunday, June 5 from 3-5pm.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Shavuot Garden Party - Canton
Join other families for outdoor fun as we celebrate Shavuot at Temple Beth David located at 1060 Randolph Street in Canton on Sunday, June 5 from 10am-12pm.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Pro Wrestling Supershow ft. WWE Legends - Bridgewater
Pro Wrestling Supershow featuring WWE Hall of Fame Legend Tito Santana, X-Pac and two steel cage matches. Seven All Star Matches. Meet and Greet available.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Fairy Houses at Providence Children's Museum - Providence
Children use a variety of natural and found materials to create imaginative dwellings for fairy friends. Fr-ee with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always fr-ee for Museum members.
Sat, Sun from Jun 4, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016

West Suburbs

48th Annual Cabot Fair - Newtonville
The annual Cabot Fair is a community-wide favorite event, offering rides, games, activities, food, a dj, and a huge yard sale. It is truly fun for the whole family. Please join us
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Arlington Greek Festival - Arlington
The Saint Athanasius Festival is one of Arlington´s largest cultural events which draws thousands of people from all over the country. Enjoy games, rides, and fun activities for the kids and great food and drink for all.
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Wings and Wheels at Minuteman Airfield, Stow - Stow
Cruise-in or fly-in for collector cars and planes at Minuteman Airfield, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow. Food, music, collector cars (antiques, exotics sports cars etc) and planes to enjoy Summer nights on Thursdays.
Every Thursday from Jun 2, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016

Birds of Prey Show @ Gore Place - Waltham
Get up close to hawks, owls and other raptors during this fun and informative events. You'll come away with a greater appreciation for these fascinating birds.
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

The International Brotherhood of Magicians and 100-YEARS of - Arlington
Bob the Magic Guy and an entourage of fellow magicians will amaze you with sleight of hand, illusions, and comedy magic . . .You will experience an evening of fascination and mystery as magicians display what the art has brought to the stage for 100-Years.
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

Parents Night Out with a Movie at Jam Time in Natick - 6-9pm - Natick
Have a fun summer night out while your kids play at Jam Time in Natick and enjoy the movie 'The Good Dinosaur”. It will be lots of fun
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

The Fun-Filled Harrington Spring Fair - Lexington
Fr-ee Magic Show at 12:30 with Scott Jameson Games and Prizes Bounce House Speed Pitch Giant Slide Cupcake Walk Dunk Tank Great Food and Awesome Raffles Plus a 3-D Printer and Minecraft Fun For All
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

Arlington Porchfest - Lexington
Over 100 local musicians will play on front porches throughout East Arlington, while attendees enjoy lots of free music and local color as they walk and bike around the neighborhoods.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm

LINX Children´s Theater Spring Show Tickets - Natick
Order tickets now for LINX Theater´s comedic adventure, The Locksmith´s Apprentice, and scrumptious musical, Willy Wonka Jr., to be performed June 7th – 18th at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA.
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016

Preschool Story Time about Seeds & Planting - Waltham
During this Story Time at Gore Place, we will investigate the shapes and sizes of a variety of seeds. Through stories, songs, and role-playing, we will explore what a plant needs to grow.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Central Mass

Great Falls Family Fishing Day, Turners Falls - Central Mass
On the bank of the Connecticut River, at Turners Falls (Montague) from 10 AM - 2 PM, cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

National Trails Day: Find a Local Hike - New England
Look for nearby hikes as part of American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program.
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016
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