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Daily Hands-on Programs at USS Constitution MuseumCharlestown, Free
Mon, August 7, 2017  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
There’s always something exciting happening at the USS Constitution Museum! Daily programs led by talented Educators and Constitution crew members feature hands-on learning, crafting, and fun. Daily programs are designed for all ages.
Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program for Kids Ages 4-6Worcester, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 10, 2019   
On the first Thursday of every month, young children have their very own space -- and educational programming -- at the EcoTarium! Join us every week for story time, and every month for hands-on science.
Nautical Overnights at Battleship CoveFall River, $$
Thu, April 18, 2019  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Spending an overnight on board one of the mightiest defenders of freedom truly is an unforgettable experience.
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Hatch Shell Events 2019Boston, Free
Sat, April 27, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The Department of Conservation & Recreation, presents this year's concert & event lineup. Come enjoy some free family entertainment at the Hatch Shell this summer!
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Waterfire Providence 2019Rhode Island, Free
Thu, May 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
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.
Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto MuseumBrookline
Sun, May 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family. They would open their doors to the carriage house on Sunday afternoons so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.
Rare Mariano Fortuny Gowns On Display at Hammond Castle MuseumGloucester, $
Fri, September 6, 2019  -  Fri, September 27, 2019   
Rare Mariano Fortuny Gowns To Go On Display at Hammond Castle Museum From September 6 - 27th and an Opening Reception Will Be On September 6th.
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Wings of Freedom Tour: The Collings FoundationWorcester, $$
Today  -  Sun, September 22, 2019   
Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of...
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Fairy House Tour in PortsmouthNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sun, September 22, 2019   
Discover the joys and magic of fairy houses inspired by children's literature and other fairy fantasies. Enjoy the tour and then build them yourselves in the Enchanted Forest!
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
Enjoy free admission to the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds today through Museum Day, a special one-day program for free entry to museums around the country sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine.
The Shops at Chestnut Hill to Host Beauty Week Event!Chestnut Hill, Free
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
The Shops at Chestnut Hill are excited to host Beauty Week, which is a unique way for the people in the Chestnut Hill and Newton area to experience all the beauty that the mall offers.
Lowell Kinetic Sculpture RaceLowell, Free
Sat, September 21, 2019   
From the crossroads of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics comes a spectacular racing spectacle! Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain, human-powered vehicles with an art twist.
Dover Kids Fall Consignment SaleDover
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sun, September 22, 2019   
The Semi-Annual Consignment Sale will be held September 21-22 at the Hellenic Center in Dover. Come shop for gently used, great quality children’s clothes, baby gear, footwear, toys, nursery furniture, books and more!
Torah Tot Open HouseChelmsford, Free
Sun, September 22, 2019   
Learn about what Congregation Shalom has to offer families with young children while the kids enjoy a Torah Tot activity with the Rabbi and other fun activities.
Open Charles StreetBoston, Free
Sun, September 22, 2019   
From 11am to 5pm on Sunday, September 22nd, the five blocks of Charles Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy food, live music, a beer garden, architectural tours of Beacon Hill, a dog show, and more!
ASL Night at the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonBoston, Free
Wed, September 25, 2019   
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts the third-annual ASL Night, a community celebration of Deaf culture presented in partnership with DEAF, Inc. and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall FestivalCentral Mass, Free
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival is a townwide celebration featuring unique handmade items at the craft fair, a scarecrow contest & display on the Town Common, the Oak Street Expo featuring non-profit organizations and businesses, a 5-K race/funwalk, Family FunFest,...
Huge Kids' Consignment SaleMilford, $$
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The September Event will feature All-Season clothing for boys and girls from infant to teens, shoes, baby equipment, strollers, children's furniture, maternity items, and more!
HUBweek Boston Fall Festival 2019Boston, Free
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 3, 2019   
Curious about the future? Join us at HUBweek to explore the future being built in Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Filled with 80 shipping containers and 6 geodesic domes, The HUB will feature a multi-day ideas festival, live arts...
Men of Boston Cook for Women's HealthDorchester, $$
Thu, October 3, 2019  -  Thu, October 3, 2019   
Since 1995, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health has raised over $3 million to combat women’s health disparities such as breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS for over 10,000 women in Dorchester.
Greenway Week Celebration: 10 Year AnniversaryBoston, Free
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Thu, October 10, 2019   
Join us this October 4-10 for a week of celebration and reflection! Enjoy three free dance performances at the Rings Fountain; the lighting of neighboring buildings green, the Conservancy’s largest hosted food truck festival on Saturday, October 5, and a day of free rides...
Slime Bash 5: The World's Largest Slime Convention!Connecticut, $$
Sat, October 12, 2019  -  Sun, October 13, 2019   
Slime Bash 5, held on Oct 12-13, 2019, is the original and world’s largest slime event, bringing thousands of Slimers from around the world to one place!
Monsterbash!Acton, $
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Fri, October 18, 2019   
Monsterbash is an annual event geared for elementary school-aged children. Admission is $5 – cash only - at the door, all ages. Costumes recommended but optional. Outdoor event – rain cancels.
Create the Change Day 2019Boston, $
Mon, November 4, 2019  -  Mon, November 4, 2019   
Join Project Giving Kids to #CreateTheChangeBoston! A first-of-its kind event bringing together kids and families from around Greater Boston for an afternoon of service, fun and the chance to make a difference.
Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company's Toys for Tots DriveBoston, Free
Mon, December 2, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Public invited to drop off toys for kids and clothes for homless Veterans outside the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company's headquarters at Faneuil Hall, Boston.
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Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment 2019Boston, $$
Mon, December 16, 2019  -  Mon, December 16, 2019   
The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Boston’s most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and...
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Boston Massacre Commemoration 2020Boston, $
Sat, March 7, 2020   
On the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, there will be a full day of events for adults and children alike - activities for kids start at 11 am and the reenactment will be held at 7 pm!
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Discover Summer! Camps & Activities Fair 2020Dedham, Free
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Join us for our 6th Annual camps and activities fair. Talk with representatives, check out our give-a-ways, exclusive discounts, & chances to win free or reduced weeks of tuition.
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Battle of Lexington: Boston Patriots Day Reenactment 2019 (with Video)Lexington, Free
Wed, April 15, 2020   
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
Mayflower II Homecoming: A Return to Plymouth HarborPlymouth, $$
Thu, May 21, 2020   
After a 3-year restoration, Mayflower returns to her berth at State Pier in May 2020 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth.
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2020 (by date)Massachusetts
Wed, July 1, 2020  -  Tue, July 7, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2019 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
Creepy Critters at Providence Children's MuseumRhode Island
Sun, October 25, 2105  -  Sun, October 25, 2015   
Dress up, create spooky creatures and have other frightful fun in Discovery Studio, the Museum's hands-on art and science exploration space. Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.

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