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Monday, June 19, 2017
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.   Be sure to take a peek at what's coming up on our handy Events Calendar. Just choose a day, and you'll off and running with something fun to do.   And don't forget that our Activities Directory is overflowing with local destinations to discover & explore all summer. Also - remember that Tall Ships are in town thru Thursday - so there is still time to see & visit these spectacular vessels.

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Family Fun for the Week of 6/19 - 6/25

Wellesley Pre-College Residential Workshop - Display Image


Wellesley Pre-College Residential Workshop - Wellesley
Designed for high school girls these one-week workshops offer a taste of college life providing a balance of academic and social experiences. Choose from 3 workshops: Writing Flash Fiction; Writing Poetry; Mathematics of Health (calculus based).
Runs July 24 - July 28. Application deadline July 1, 2017

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Fr-ee Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2017 - 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: Secret Life of Pets
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Juneteenth at the MFA - Boston
Come together to celebrate creativity, community, and fr-eedom at the MFA´s fifth annual Juneteenth event. The MFA´s celebration of Juneteenth is presented in partnership with Epicenter Community.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

ICA Playdates: Summer 2017 - Boston
Step on stage with actors from ImprovBoston—the whole family can join in Create your own Comics in the Bank of America Art Lab, design 3D works inspired by artist Geoffrey Farmer´s works currently on view in our galleries, or sketch the view of Boston Harbor.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Summer Solstice Celebration: Night at the Harvard Museum - Cambridge
Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening of telescope viewings, music, dance, food, and hands-on activities for all ages.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

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 25, 2017

Make Music Boston - Boston
Make Music Boston is a live musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year Enjoy and participate in concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Fr-ee FUN FRIDAYS 2017: Highland Street Foundation - Massachusetts
The Highland Street invites you to visit attractions 'on-the-house' over ten Fridays this summer. This week: Lyric Stage Company of Boston | Mary Baker Eddy Library | The Sports Museum | Clark Art Institute | The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home | Worcester Art Museum | Peabody Essex Museum | The Discovery Museums.
Friday from Jun 23, 2017

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party at City Hall Plaza - Boston
Hey Bad Girls, lookin´ for some Hot Stuff? City Hall Plaza´s got it all on Friday night. Strap on those roller skates (or rent them there), and boogie down to the tunes of Dorchester´s own Donna Summer.
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Celebrate World Giraffe Day - Boston
Visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, June 24 to celebrate the fourth annual World Giraffe Day Over the past 15 years, giraffe numbers have steadily declined in the wild from 140,000 to an estimated 90,000 today
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Family Dinner Night: Seasonal Cooking Class - Boston
Kick-start your family's weekend all together with an unforgettable night out at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market with this food-fun hands-on cooking class
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Farm Day | Summer Festival - Boston
The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market is bringing the farm to the city Join us for a fun day of hands-on activities with our local farmers.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Center for Families Family Fun Day - Cambridge
Join the Center for Families for a fun filled morning of games, water play, arts and crafts, entertainment and much more for your little ones.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Villains Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston - Somerville
The Joker. Darth Vader. Lord Voldemort. We´re celebrating villains at our next Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston on Wednesday, June 21 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Boston Fireworks 2017 - Massachusetts
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2017 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 - Monday, Jul 10, 2017

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.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017


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 21, 2017 - Sunday, Jun 25, 2017

Spot Pond Family Fishing Festival - Stoneham
On the shores of Spot Pond, cast a line, learn about fish, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Strawberry Festival: Russell Orchards - Ipswich
Celebrate the season with the strawberry picking, hayrides, music and more at Russell Orchards in Ipswich.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Amesbury Strawberry Festival: Main Street Cong. Church - Amesbury
This annual favorite features food and entertainment. Lobster rolls, sandwiches, corn chowder, strawberry shortcake, raffle items and more. Open to the community.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Blackwatch Adventure: Light the Way - Burlington
Join us for monthly Nerf Wars, Nerf Games and Nerf events at Guard Up in Burlington MA. Bring your blasters or use ours Hope to see you and your friend this Friday night
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Summer Fair/ benefit Children's Center Communication/Beverly - Beverly
Shop from over 30 crafters and vendors,with 100 % of raffle table proceeds to benefit the charity. Fr-ee Just for Fun Carnival games for the kids. Face painter $
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Boston Cannons Futures Training Camp - Beverly
Cannons Futures Training Camp is a single day camp that is open to boys 8-15 years old that provides each player with new skills that will lead to success at all levels.
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

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 22, 2017 - Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017


South Suburbs

World's End Summer Solstice Concert - Hingham
Bring your family and a picnic for our annual celebration of summer. Enjoy live music and the chance to catch the mnost beautiful sunset over the Boston skyline
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

41st Annual T.O.P.I.C. Pow Wow - Raynham
Native American Pow Wow celebrating Native American culture, music, and traditions. Open to the public. Fun, education, family event. See description below for more details
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 - Sunday, Jun 25, 2017

Dance Party at Children's Museum in Easton - Easton
While you´re at The Museum, come boogie down and learn a variety of fun party dances during our weekly Dance Party from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Every Friday from Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017

Open Days Program Garden Tour - Nantucket - Nantucket
Explore three private gardens in Nantucket, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; and the event is rain or shine.
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

22nd Annual Newport Flower Show Celebrates a Fête Des Fleurs - Newport
The Newport Flower Show, 'Fête Des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres,' will once again take place at Rosecliff, one of Newport's most historic mansions.
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 - Sunday, Jun 25, 2017


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 24, 2017

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 23, 2017 - Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Wellesley Pre-College Residential Workshop - Display Image


Wellesley Pre-College Residential Workshop - Wellesley
Designed for high school girls these one-week workshops offer a taste of college life providing a balance of academic and social experiences. Choose from 3 workshops: Writing Flash Fiction; Writing Poetry; Mathematics of Health (calculus based).
Runs July 24 - July 28. Application deadline July 1, 2017

Wilson Farm's Annual Strawberry Festival - Lexington
The Wilson Farm Annual Strawberry Festival is great fun for the whole family. Held at the height of strawberry season, you´ll find kids activities, a chocolate covered strawberry dipping station, a strawberry shortcake eating contest, and a great selection of strawberry treats to sample and take home.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Wayland's Wailin' Wednesdays Summer Concerts - Wayland
Enjoy live music, great food & giveaways on Wednesday evenings at Wayland Town Center, east green this summer.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 - Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Beach Party Blast - Acton
Come out to Nara Park to enjoy a day of family fun to kick off the summer season. Music by the Scooby Snax band, swim & sun at the beach, onsite food vendors, fr-ee admission and parking.
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

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 24, 2017

Discovery Woods Campout - Acton
Today is National Wildlife Federation´s Great American Campout Day and we will be celebrating with a campout day in our own Discovery Woods here at the museum
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Arlington Alive Summer Arts Block Party - Arlington
Come Kick off the summer with the Fifth Annual Arlington Alive Summer Arts Block Party Artisan booths, family arts area, award-winning storytelling, local food, live music. All-day fr-ee
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
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