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Sledding Spots: Trustees of ReservationsMassachusetts, $
Mon, January 15, 2024  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to visit a Trustees reservation where sliding is a downhill delight. So bundle up, head out, and let the snow – and gravity – guarantee a good time.
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Winterfest on the PlazaCambridge, Free
Thu, January 25, 2024  -  Thu, March 7, 2024   
Hop over to the Science Center Plaza in Cambridge for seasonal games including curling, ice bowling, and ice shuffleboard. Food trucks will be on the Plaza daily for lunch and dinner for purchase.
Mr. Popper's PenguinsBoston, $$$
Thu, February 1, 2024  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
It is hard enough for Mr. Popper, a simple painter, to support himself and his family. The addition of twelve penguins makes it impossible to make both ends meet.
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Oscar Nominated Short Films in Animation, Live Action & DocumentaryBoston
Thu, February 29, 2024  -  Sat, March 9, 2024   
Watch the Oscar-nominated shorts in animation, live action & documentary with the ICA. Audiences get the chance to experience some of today’s most exciting independent film work.
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Boston Duck Boat Tours3 Locations, $$$
Fri, March 29, 2024  -  Wed, November 13, 2024   
Tour Boston in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The DUCK tours the city by both land and water. Great for kids and visitors of all ages.
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Opening Day for Swan Boats 2024Back Bay, $
Sat, April 13, 2024  -  Sat, April 13, 2024   
The first Swan Boat ride of the season will be on April 13, as the popular attraction reopens at the Public Garden lagoon this spring.
Patriot's Day in LexingtonLexington, Free
Sat, April 13, 2024  -  Mon, April 15, 2024   
Celebrate the birth of American independence where it all began. This family-free weekend is free. There are re-enactments, concerts, activities, ceremonies, and a great parade.
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April School Vacation Program at JCC in NewtonNewton, $$
Mon, April 15, 2024  -  Fri, April 19, 2024   
Children in grades K-6 can enjoy arts, sports or both activities at the JCC Kid’s Choice April school vacation program. Early drop-off and extended day options available. Highlights of the week-long program include...
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Field of Daffodils at New England Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Mon, April 15, 2024  -  Wed, May 15, 2024   
One of the most popular attractions at New England Botanic Garden (Tower Hill), the Field of Daffodils, is in full bloom. Book your admission ticket to visit this one-of-a-kind experience with 25,000+ daffodils swaying...
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Carousel Rides on the Boston CommonBoston, $
Sun, April 21, 2024  -  Wed, October 30, 2024   
Enjoy an old-fashioned carousel ride on the Boston Common from mid-April to the end of October. The iconic carousel features lots of new wonderful characters!
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Fairy Gnome Discovery WalkSalisbury, $
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sun, April 28, 2024   
A whimsical afternoon at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm, PETTENGILL FARM. Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and the serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.
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Gore Place Sheepshearing FestivalWaltham, $$
Sat, April 27, 2024  -  Sat, April 27, 2024   
SSince 1987, this annual event has entertained guests with music, 100+ craft and fiber artists, demonstrations of traditional shearing and herding dogs, and historic re-enactors on the beautiful grounds of this...
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Independent Film Festival of BostonBoston, $
Wed, May 1, 2024  -  Wed, May 8, 2024   
The Independent Film Festival of Boston has brought trend-setting, eye-opening, cutting-edge indie films to ever-growing audiences.
Child Therapy Boston- Summer 2024 Weeklong Workshops & Weekly GroupsNeedham
Mon, June 24, 2024  -  Fri, August 23, 2024   
Child Therapy Boston offers counseling, social emotional and creative therapy groups for kids and teens. This summer we will be offering weeklong workshops & weekly groups!
Summer Performing Arts Camps for KidsBrewster
Tue, July 9, 2024  -  Wed, August 14, 2024   
Arts Empowering Life offers summer performing arts camps for K-12 at the new Performing Arts Center in Brewster. Days include options of Theater, Percussion, Strings, and Winds.
Len Cabral, Storyteller: JFK Library Celebrate SeriesBoston, Free
Sun, December 22, 2024   
Take a journey with internationally-known storyteller Len Cabral from wherever you might be watching. Learn about different winter traditions in this engaging video program.
CT Science Center: Open for February VacationMassachusetts, $$
Mon, February 17, 2025  -  Tue, February 25, 2025   
We will be open daily February 17-25 from 10AM-4PM! Embark on a thrilling expedition to the Connecticut Science Center with your family during February Vacation days when the young ones are off school.
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Lego Maritime FestivalCharlestown, Free
Mon, February 17, 2025  -  Tue, February 25, 2025   
Calling LEGO® fans of all ages– it’s time for the USS Constitution Museum’s annual LEGO® Maritime Festival! Get ready to build your best ship throughout February School Vacation Week
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