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Boston Arts & Cultural Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve cultural arts activities, happening near Boston.

SoWa First FridaysBoston, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops & restaurants of the SoWa Art & Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration.
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ICA Watershed - PENDINGBoston, Free
Mon, May 25, 2020  -  Mon, August 31, 2020   
Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset. This exciting new cross-harbor...
DATMA’s LIGHT 2020 presents Photo-kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny ParkNew Bedford, Free
Sat, June 20, 2020  -  Mon, September 14, 2020   
DATMA’s free public art projects will examine New Bedford’s legacy as the “city that lit the world” with a lens through renewable energy.
DATMA’s LIGHT 2020 presents Vessels by MASARY StudiosNew Bedford, Free
Sun, June 21, 2020  -  Sun, July 19, 2020   
DATMA’s free public art projects will examine New Bedford’s legacy as the “city that lit the world” with a lens through renewable energy.
One World Virtual Program for Kids with Mary Baker Eddy Library 2020Boston, Free
Today  -  Tue, August 11, 2020   
It’s time for the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 15th annual One World program—a series of free art and cultural events targeted for children ages 4–12. This is a free and online program which will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform.
Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Practical Magic—Powerful Objects from Ancient Cambridge, Free
Fri, July 10, 2020  -  Fri, July 10, 2020   
Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts and collections to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.
The Long Way Home: A photographic journey with Gordon LanktonClinton, $
Sat, August 15, 2020  -  Sat, August 15, 2020   
Museum of Russian Icons Executive Director Kent Russell, consultant Karen Lankton, and exhibition curator Chris Stratford discuss the process of translating The Long Way Home from book to exhibition.
Zoom Meeting: Coffee & CollectionsClinton, Free
Wed, September 16, 2020  -  Wed, September 16, 2020   
Grab a cup of coffee and join Museum of Russian Icons registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for a Q+A about our collection of Orthodox icons and artifacts.
52nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Powwow (NEW DATE)Central Mass, $
Sat, September 26, 2020  -  Sat, September 26, 2020   
The 52nd Annual AIS Memorial Day Weekend Powwow features dancing, drumming, kids' events, vendors, crafts, and educational sessions. Overnight camping is available to powwow participants.
Audrain Concours & Motor WeekRhode Island
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Audrain Concours & Motor Week is a world class event that brings the best of the motoring world to the renowned City by the Sea.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the MFA (Fall Open House)Boston, Free
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy free admission and special events at the Museum of Fine Arts for Indigenous Peoples’ Day—and the Fenway Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day.
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!

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