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Tot ShabbatNewton, Free
Sat, November 13, 2021  -  Sat, November 5, 2022   
Join our very own teen Tot Shabbat leaders, Maya Robinson and Sydney Raby, for an in-person, Tot Shabbat experience. Can't wait to see you there!
USS Constitution: Colors and CannonsCharlestown, Free
Fri, April 1, 2022  -  Mon, October 31, 2022   
The colors ceremony, a very old and revered military tradition, is the practice of raising the national flag every morning and retiring it every evening.
The Boston Common CarouselBoston, $
Fri, April 15, 2022  -  Sat, October 15, 2022   
The Boston Common Frog Pond carousel is now open! Welcome fall 2020 with a ride. Masks are required for ages 2+ and the carousel will run at 50% capacity.
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Open Lawn Days at Lawn on DBoston, Free
Thu, May 5, 2022  -  Mon, September 26, 2022   
Come play in our yard! Hang out with us during Open Lawn hours for food, drink, games, and Swing Time! Yes, the signature swings are returning for the season for more outdoor photo ops and fun.
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Ferry Service to Boston Harbor IslandsBoston, $
Fri, May 20, 2022  -  Mon, September 5, 2022   
Cool down at the Boston Harbor Islands! Enjoy the exhilarating ferry ride and then swim, kayak, hike and picnic on the islands. Spectacle Island is an easy ferry ride from Long Wharf in downtown Boston.
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Waterfire Providence 2022Rhode Island, Free
Sat, June 4, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Portal to Adventure: Summer D&D QuestsNeedham, $$
Mon, June 13, 2022  -  Fri, September 2, 2022   
Our Quests are three-day D&D 5e adventures that take a player from character creation to the story's climax, with a different adventure offered each week - perfect for both new and experienced players!
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Open Streets Boston3 Locations, Free
Sun, July 10, 2022  -  Sat, September 24, 2022   
Experience Boston in a whole new way through Open Streets! Join us for a fun-filled day of walking, biking, skating, rolling, and family-friendly activities on car-free streets.
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Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $$
Fri, July 22, 2022  -  Sun, September 25, 2022   
Boston Lights will illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with sparkling new lantern additions, plus a few returning favorites! Experience the wonder of 55+ magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted...
Bubbles & Books Storytime at Hammond Castle MuseumGloucester, $
Wed, July 27, 2022  -  Wed, August 31, 2022   
Feel free to bring a blanket for your little one to cuddle with while we enjoy some classic stories and explore lesser known favorites too with bubble machines blowing bubbles, coloring, snacks and music.
Kids Run the Bases Days at Fenway 2022 (Red Sox)Boston, $$$
Sun, July 31, 2022  -  Sun, September 18, 2022   
Come cheer on the Red Sox with the kids at Fenway. Choose from 2 different Sunday games where kids get to run the bases after the game.
Boston Together Again FestivalBoston, Free
Tue, August 2, 2022  -  Thu, October 13, 2022   
Boston Together Again is a series of weekday cultural, food, and wellness events in Downtown running from mid-July to mid-October. All events are free and open to the public.
Fan Expo BostonBoston, $$
Fri, August 12, 2022  -  Sun, August 14, 2022   
FAN EXPO Boston is a large playground for all fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming that attracts hundreds of thousands of people in Boston.
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Tax-Free Days In MassachusettsBoston
Sat, August 13, 2022  -  Sun, August 14, 2022   
Massachusetts will again suspend the sales tax on non-business purchases under $2,500 on August 14-15, 2021 - just in time for back-to-school shopping.
Mom on SkypeBrookline, $
Wed, August 17, 2022  -  Thu, August 18, 2022   
A play created by a group of actors - teenagers from Lviv, Ukraine; directed by Oleg Oneshchak based on the book of the same name 'Mom via Skype'.
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Fisherman's Feast 2022Boston, Free
Thu, August 18, 2022  -  Sun, August 21, 2022   
The oldest continuous Italian festival in the North End. This year the Feast takes place on North, Lewis, and Fleet Streets with its usual enticing selection of entertainment, food and traditional processions.
Sunset Lobster Clam Bakes on Spectacle IslandBoston, $$
Thu, August 18, 2022  -  Thu, September 1, 2022   
Grab your friends and family and cruise to Spectacle Island for a classic New England lobster clambake with Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen! You will have a front-row seat for one of Bostonís best sunset views.
Princess Expo Magical Sister's ShowNorwood, $$
Sat, August 20, 2022  -  Sun, August 21, 2022   
Be a princess for the day! Come dressed in your favorite princess attire and enjoy a magical day of Princess Pampering, Plus a Princess Show!
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Fairies Aglow at New England Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Fri, September 30, 2022  -  Fri, October 28, 2022   
On select Friday evenings this fall, transport yourselves into a magical world filled with fairies and folklore. The childrenís garden and the Ramble, become even more whimsical with dazzling light displays and lighted...
Play Like Itís 1982! at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Sat, October 1, 2022  -  Mon, October 31, 2022   
Join us any day in October, the month of our founding, and pay just $2.50 admission. Registration required to visit.
Halloween Glow n the Dark & Sand ArtFitchburg, $
Fri, October 7, 2022  -  Fri, October 7, 2022   
Jumpers will be able to create their own colorful sand art bottle as they explore pattern making and layering techniques that result in colorful sand designs.
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Fairy Fest at New England Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Sat, October 8, 2022  -  Mon, October 10, 2022   
Join us for a weekend full of magic this autumn as our fairy friends transform the Garden into a realm filled with imagination, wonder, and enchantment.
2022 Harvest GalaRhode Island, $$$
Fri, November 18, 2022  -  Fri, November 18, 2022   
Hello, please join us Friday, November 18, 2022, for Coggeshall Farm Museumís first annual Harvest Gala. Enjoy an elegant evening in the Ballroom at Linden Place,
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Downtown Crossing Holiday Market 2022Boston
Sat, November 26, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Downtown Crossing Holiday Market: Shop at this outdoor holiday village! There will be artisan foods, original jewelry, and works in metal, clay, wood and fiber handmade by local artisans in Downtown. Santa will be at...
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