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Monday, June 20, 2016
Happy Summer! It's the long-awaited last week of school for many area families which is always a time of great excitement, and transition. Goodbyes and new beginnings, amidst a slew of summer plans.   You can always find fun things to do on our handy Events Calendar. Just choose a day, and you'll off and running.   And don't forget that our Activities Directory is overflowing with local destinations to discover & explore all summer.

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Family Fun for the Week of 6/22 - 6/28

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Festival at the Farm 2016 - Prowse Farm, Canton
Festival at the Farm is pleased to announce a terrific inaugeral lineup of musical entertainment for this year's event. Be there with b.good to celebrate real food, great music and fun. All proceeds go to the b.good Family Foundation. Tickets available now.
SAVE THE DATE! July 30, 2016

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Frog Pond Spray Fountain 2016 Opening Day Celebration - Boston
Frog Pond opens for the summer season on the Boston Common. Enjoy a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, and various other family friendly activities.
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Fr-ee Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2016 - Boston
Fr-ee Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night in Boston throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. This Week: Minions
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

2016 Celtics Summer Basketball Camps - Waltham, Stoneham, Milton
Join the Boston Celtics this summer and have your child learn from some of the best camp instructors in the country to improve their skills both on and off the basketball court. Celtics Camps are available for boys and girls ages 9-17 years old and will provide a structured learning experience focused on basketball fundamentals like offense, defense, and shooting. BostonCentral readers can save $50 off registration for any of the available camp sessions by using the discount code PARENT50. Register Here.

Blue Man Group - Sensory-Friendly Performance - Boston
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'. This special performance will include modifications to make the show an autism-friendly experience.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Boston Pan-Mass Challenge - Dorchester
The Boston PMC Kids Ride offers kids an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer through a cycling event Please join us June 25th at the Pope John Paul II Park from 9am-1pm
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Ellis Paul: 'The Hero in You' Family Concert at Club Passim - Cambridge
Ellis will present The Hero In You that includes well-known personages like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Jackie Robinson, Woody Guthrie (whose centenary year was 2012) and Rosa Parks, as well as some that are not as familiar but just as noteworthy for their accomplishments.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2016: Highland Street Foundation - Massachusetts
The Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction for fr-ee over nine Fridays this summer. Please note that you do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy
Every Friday from Jun 24, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

MA Fireworks 2016: 4th of July Fireworks Displays - Massachusetts
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2016. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 - Monday, Jul 4, 2016

Summer 'Kids Bowl Fr-ee' Program - New England
Kids can bowl two fr-ee games every day this summer with the 'Kids Bowl Fr-ee' Pass. For ages 15 and under. You can also purchase a family pass.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Brighton Sounds: Concerts in the Park - Brighton
Join us for music in the park kicking off the Brighton Sounds fr-ee summer concert series. Boston band B3 Kings with guitarist Johnny Trama, will bring modern soul, jazz, and funk to the stage.
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Matilda the Musical - Boston
Winner of 50 international awards, including four TonyŽ Awards, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

4th Annual Boston Jerkfest - South End
The 4th Annual Boston JerkFest is Boston's hottest summer festival. This out-door/in-door family-friendly Caribbean style foodie festival features Jamaican jerk hot spiced food and spicy foods
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 - Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Roxbury Highlands Tour - Roxbury
Explore a remarkable neighborhood and a trip through time in Boston By Foot's Roxbury Highlands. See Greek Rivival and Victorian houses and discuss some of the amazing individuals who called this area home.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

The Doubleclicks at Comicazi - Somerville
Kid-friendly girl geek band the Doubleclicks place Comicazi This all-ages show is from 2:00-3:00 pm. Pairing a ukulele with a cello and a cat keyboard, this show can't be missed
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

215th Army Band Perfromance on George Island - Boston
Catch a brass quintet, fife and drummers a popular music from the 215th Army Band, the acclaimed traveling military music group. The group will perform on Georges Island.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Teens Takeover the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston
On Thursday, June 23, for one night only nine teens representing five Boston public high schools are taking over the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of the Museum´s Teens Behind The Scenes program.
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Franklin Park Zoo - Dorchester
Visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, June 25 to celebrate the third annual World Giraffe Day This worldwide event is meant to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges that these animals face in the wild.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

North Suburbs

St. Peter's Fiesta - Gloucester
A festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. See concerts, parades, amusement rides, and the famous 'Greasy Pole Contest'.
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Amesbury Days - Amesbury
A week of fun in Amesbury leading up to fireworks at Woodsom Farm. Some of this year's events include the Annual Brew Fest, Sadie Hawkins Road Race, Farmer´s Market and the Old Fashioned Car Show just to name a few.
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 3, 2016

Keep the Beat Walk 2016 - Danvers
Join It's My Heart New England for our 6th Annual Keep the Beat Congenital Heart Defects Awareness 1 or 2 mile or 5K Non-Competitive walk and picnic held on June 26th at Endicott Park, Danvers, MA.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

2016 Summer Bash at at New England Movement Arts - Burlington
Set your summer in motion, and try something new and exciting Enjoy snacks, interactive demos, bounce house, and more, as we introduce you and your family to our programs in ballet, karate, fencing, and gymnastics.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Melrose Urban Farmer Tour - Melrose
Melrose farmers, beekeepers and gardeners are opening up their farms to the public for the first ever come check out all the local home farmers. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. rain or shine.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Carnevale at Castle Hill - Ipswich
The Trustees celebrate the opening of the newly restored Italian Garden with a old world family Carnevale Experience an Italian festival in your own back yard.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

New Hampshire

Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Country Fest - New Hampshire
The best barbecue teams in the world from Australia to Texas to Virginia are coming back to Rochester, N.H. this summer. BBQ, music and fun for the weekend
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016


Circus Smirkus 2016 Big Top Tour Dates: Up Hup and Away - Vermont
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus In the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

South Suburbs

Braintree - Braintree
This year´s event at Braintree High School will feature an all-day flea market, all-day amusement rides, stars and stripes parade, musical entertainment, food booths, game booths, and fireworks set to music at 10:30pm.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry - Plymouth
P-Town Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry runs daily. Schedule: Seating is limited so call for information, rates and reservations early 1-800-225-4000. Or buy tickets online
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

Hello Kitty Weekend at Edaville USA - Carver
Hello Kitty and her Hello Kitty girls are visiting Edaville USA Meet and greets throughout the park will be available, as well as a VIP meet and greet
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

40th Annual TOPIC POW WOW - Raynham
Native American POW WOW hosted by TOPIC (The Order for the Preservation of Indian Culture) Drums, Dancing, Crafts, Food, Storytelling, cultural education and more Public Welcome
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Friday, Jun 26, 2026

Spirit Winter Percussion Open Practice – Come Drum with Us - Hyannis
Spirit Winter Percussion, 2016 WGI Open Class Silver medalists, invites young people ages 10-22 to Drum with Us June 25, 9am-4pm at the Barnstable Intermediate School.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Island Yoga - Hingham
Enjoy a fr-ee, all-levels afternoon yoga class with Open Doors Yoga Studios. The yoga class will be held on the beautiful and irresistible Grape Island, accessible from Hingham, MA only.
Every Sunday from Jun 19, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

Rhode Island

Stomp Rockets at Providence Children's Museum - Rhode Island
Kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky in the Museum´s Children's Garden. Fr-ee with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always fr-ee for Museum members.
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

21st Annual Newport Flower Show - Rhode Island
Kick off the summer with the 21st Annual Newport Flower Show, Gilded- Artful Living. Enjoy beautiful floral design and horticulture. This wonderful event is not to be missed
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

West Suburbs

Strawberry Festival & Dessert Fest at Verrill Farm - Concord
Celebrate the local strawberry crop at peak season with pick your own in fields at Verrill Farm, also strawberry shortcake, entertainment and activities. Strawberry Dessert contest for adults and kids.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Framingham Summer Concerts on the Village Green - Framingham
Enjoy an evening of great music with family and neighbors, features a dance floor for the kids, food vendors, raffles and more
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 - Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Metrofest: Arts, Music & Food Truck Festival - Framingham
Metrofest: Arts, Music & Food Truck Festival This independent non profit organization the regions cultural and recreational venues, realtors, restaurants, accommodations and educational and other services to residents and visitors alike.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake: From the Fields to the Kitchen - Dover
Join us in the kitchen for this hands-on cooking class. We'll take a walk into the fields to pick strawberries, bake the shortcake and whip cream to make this favorite summertime dessert.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Duck Soup Cooking Camp for Kids - Sudbury
Summer Cooking Camp for Kids Grades 4-6 at Duck Soup in Mill Village, Sudbury, MA 01776. This is a hands on class in which students will learn to cook dishes from a variety of countries.
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 - Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

Backyard and Beyond: Nature Playgroup - Acton
A great way to enjoy time outdoors with your little one, our nature-themed playgroup will be held outside, no matter the weather Our outing may include games, songs, and special art projects.
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Bessie's Birthday Bash - Acton
Help us celebrate our big, green dinosaur´s birthday with a weekend full of fun activities including a bubbly birthday bath, cardboard cake decorating, dinosaur egg hunt, and more.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Monster Fun Day with the Red Sox Radio Network - Wellesley
Autographs from Red Sox legends, pictures with the trophies, Yawkey Way entertainers, ballpark food, live music, skills challenges, and Wally the Green Monster and his family
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Summer Sand Painting - Arlington
Start the summer off right, with sand you can paint with. Create a beautiful 5x7 sand art painting. We have the sun, moon, stars and creatures of the sea, take your pick.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Newton Walks: A Children's Tour of Historic Newtonville - Newtonville
This special edition walking tour for kids and their families invites you to explore some of Newtonville´s key historic sites using photos, historic objects, games and crafts.
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Everything Trains - North Adams
Everything Trains: Peppersass Comes to North Adams is a weekend event for railroad enthusiasts of all ages featuring videos and speakers, model railroads and exhibits, and train rides.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2016
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